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Cultural Erosion Responsible For Bad Leadership - Omoleye

The erosion of cultural and social heritage has been described as reason for the poor leadership being  experienced in several aspects of the Nigerian socienty.

This was the submission of the Chief of Staff to the Governor of Ekiti State, Hon Biodun Omoleye while delivering a paper titled "Enculturation of the Yoruba culture among out youth: implications on social re-engineering and good governance" at a programme organised by Yoruba Youth Council in Ile Ife, Osun State at the weekend.

Omoleye who stated that moral and societal values which are major components of the Yoruba culture have become extinct in the public life, called for a reinvigoration of the cultural tenets among youths.

"The social orientation of the youth today has totally jettisoned the social values of the Yoruba cultural heritage. What we are witnessing now is a complete departure from what our cultural social values truly are", he said.

While he identified globalization as a major factor milit…

Memoir; The Gain Can Never Eradicate The Pain By Zouerat Adedoyin Odekunle

In between the suffering and hardship I was going through, my boss would still rape me all night. He would come home and made me pound it round clock like I was a sex machine. During the day, I would work so hard like a slave, hoping to rest at night, but no, my boss must surely find his way, thrust into me unwillingly. He would chain me to his bed and set the video tape to record every single thing he did with me. I don't know what he was doing with them. I still cry my eyes out whenever I remembered how it all started.

"You are my sweet sweet dog!" He would scream loud on me, crazily.

"Can't you run away? It seems you liked it too." Is that not what you're thinking at the moment?
Hmmm... What can a house girl like me do in a country which is not my fatherland. A place I never got to know the in and out. I had no access to any mobile phone and the last time I tried to steal one to sneak a call, I was beaten the way a drummer beats his drum when he is …

Oluomo's Death A Rude Shock - Fayemi... Commiserates With Deceased's Family

Abasi Femi Oguntayo Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has commiserated with the family of  Dr Oluwole Oluleye, a former governorship aspirant in the state, who passed on Friday after a brief illness and has described his death as a rude shock.
The late Dr Oluleye, a former Executive Secretary of Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) and Oluomo of Efon Alaaye, was a governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2018 election.
Governor Fayemi in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, said the news of Dr Oluleye's death came to him as a rude shock because he did not exhibit any sign of ill health during their last meeting.
The Governor described the late Oluleye as an amiable, energetic, enterprising and highly resourceful politician who demonstrated great love and passion for the development of his people.
“Dr Oluleye was an embodiment of intellect, courage and hard work. He would be greatly missed” the Go…

Land Grabbing Turning Investors Away says Fapohunda...Seeks Support of Traditional Rulers to curb Menace

Abasi Femi Oguntayo

Ekiti State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Olawale Fapohunda has explained to traditional rulers in the State that land grabbing was sufficient to turn investors away from the State and asked for their support in curbing the menace.
Fapohunda who made this plea on Tuesday, 26th March 2019, during an interactive session with the traditional rulers at the Governor’s Office Conference hall, Ado-Ekiti explained further that the menace of land grabbing among others was the centre of many violent cases in the state.

The commissioner also stated that the state was experiencing a high incidence of child rape, a development he said had become a challenge to core values of Ekiti people.

According to Fapohunda, Kayode Fayemi administration's has zero tolerance for sex offences and all forms of violence against women and children and other measures have been put in place to curb the unholy act in addition to prosecution.

“Violence against women and chi…

Appeal: APC Chieftain Hails Fayemi's Victory

Abasi Femi Oguntayo

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State Kayode Babade has hailed the court of Appeal for upholding the Election that produced John Kayode Fayemi as governor of Ekiti State.

in a statement signed by Kayode Babatuyi in Ikere Ekiti, Babade said the judgement showed that the opposition party were just being mischievous and desperate to get to power at all cost knowning fully well that they were rejected by Ekiti people.

According to him, the Election was free and fair adding that Ekiti People deliberately voted overwhelmingly for Kayode Fayemi owing to the hardship they were facing at the time in view of the  poor welfare, non payment of salaries and bad governance perpetrated  by the then Government.

Kayode Babade who had served in different capacities both as commissioner and lawmaker however congratulated Governor Kayode Fayemi, his wife Bisi Fayemi, the Deputy Governor, chief Egbeyemi and the entire APC family for the deserving Victory…

Tourism: First Ekiti Hiking Event to Hold in April

Hike Ekiti Mountain Safari, an innovative idea of a young Ekiti man and some other young Ekiti men like himself is set to hold in April, 2019 in Ekiti State.

Ekiti State derives its name from the moulds and mountains which characterised its topography on which the people planted themselves.
At the creation of states and nations which make up Nigeria, the people who are found in pockets of settlements on the hills, mountain and moulds in the north- western part of the Yoruba land were referred to as the Okiti people. They are the people who planted their settlements on moulds, hills and mountains.
But for effective pronunciation and language enhancement, ‘Okiti’ ‘Ekiti’ as we now have the it.
Characteristics of this geographical location include climatic effects and the vagaries of the element like rainfall, light sun, cloud, and cool bearing wind with harmattan which bites harder in Ekiti particularly in Oye – Ekiti.
Since the creation of Ekiti State, even in the annals of…

Ekiti Justice Ministry on Facility Tour (PHOTOS)

By  Abasi-Femi Oguntayo

The Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General, Mr Olawale Fapohunda, is currently leading a Delegation of Directors and Legal Officers in Ekiti State Ministry of Justice on a facility tour to Lagos Mirabel, DNA and Forensics Centre in Lagos.

The first point of call was the Mirabel Centre, managed by Partnership for Justice, a Non Governmental Organization in partnership with Lagos State Government.

Mirabel Centre was founded by Itoro Ezenaba and is located in the premises of the Lagos State Teaching Hospital (LASUTH). It's a centre that fights for Survivals of Sexual Abuses. It renders services like, consultation, counselling, Medical Care, treatments, laboratory investigation (on STDs/STIs) etc.

According to the centre Manager, Juliet Olumuyiwa Rufai, all these aforementioned services  and results would be documented and forwarded to appropriate quarters, like the security agencies, the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) in the Ministry of Justi…

EKSG To Shame Sexual Offenders, Publish Names, Pix on Govt Website.

 Abasi Femi Oguntayo

Ekiti State Government has announced through the State's Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Olawale Fapohunda, that it will shame sexual offenders and publish their names on the government's website.

Fapohunda made this announcement today, Monday, March 18, 2019, during a press conference at the Ministry of Justice Academy, where he read out additional measures to be taken by the State government to curb sexual violence in the State.

According to the release made available to pressmen at the conference, in furtherance to the inclusion of offenders names on the Sex Offenders' Register, additional measures to be taken  are:

1) Pasting the  photographs of convicted sex offenders in prominent public spaces  in their communities and their Local Government Headquarters;

2) Issuing an advisory to the traditional ruler of the  sex offender's community on the status of the offender;

3) Uploading the Sex Offenders photograph on the website of…

Fayemi Lauds PMB/PYO Campaign Council, talks on 2022

….urges APC to repeat electoral feat in 2022 Governorship poll

Abasi Femi Oguntayo

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi on Friday called on members of the Presidential Campaign Organisation, Ekiti State Chapter and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to ensure that the hard work and unity of purpose that earned the party victory during the just concluded general elections are sustained ahead of the 2022 governorship election in the state.

A successful outfing for the APC in the 2022 governorship election in the state, according to Governor Fayemi would confirm the party’s dominance in Ekiti politics as well as continuation of good governance and irreversible development.

Dr Fayemi stated this in Ado-Ekiti on Friday, during a meeting to appreciate members of the Ekiti State Council of the PMB/PYO Presidential Campaign Organisation and leaders of the party, for the success of the Presidental, National and State Assemblies elections in the state.
Fayemi who lauded the members of th…

EKSG Moves To Decongest Prison... As Fapohunda Meets With Officers

Abasi Femi Oguntayo

Ekiti State Government has said it would exploit the options of Plea Bargain and Prerogative of Mercy as part of the efforts to decongest the Ado Ekiti prisons.

The State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Olawale Fapohunda Esq. who made this known at a meeting with the officials of the Ado Ekiti Prisons led by the Deputy Comptroller of Prisons, Ekiti State Command, Olusola Olatunde, stressed the need to reduce the number of inmates in the 600 capacity Prison that already had almost 500 inmates.

According to the release made available to pressmen in Ado-Ekiti by the ministry's press officer   Seun Ibidunmoye, Fapohunda explained that while neither of the options is automatic, the State could agree to guilty pleas to lesser offenses for awaiting trial inmates that have abundant evidence against them for serious offenses but have severe health issues such as tuberculosis, anal bleeding and heart related diseases.

Reiterating the commitment of the …

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Fayemi Appointes Advisers, Board Chairmen, others.

Abasi Femi Oguntayo

Having concluded elections in the State, Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi has approved the appointment of six advisers, Chairman board of internal revenue, SUBEB and other boards in the State.

He made this announcement today, Monday Match 11, 2019 in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, who said, "In a bid to further position the administration for effective service delivery, the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi has approved the following appointments:

"1) Alhaji Afolabi Ogunlayi – Senior Adviser, Economic Matters and Chair, Economic Development Council.
2) Barrister Paul Omotoso – Senior Adviser, Political Matters.
3) Hon Makinde Araoye – Special Adviser, Federal Matters.
4) Mrs Sola Salako-Ajulo – Special Adviser, Communications and Strategy.
5) Mr Akintunde Oyebode – Special Adviser, Investment, Trade and Innovations.
6) Hon Sunday Adunmo- Special Adviser, Road/Transport and Infrastructure.
7) Prof Fransisca Aladejan…

Election Victory: AAEUN Felicitates With Buhari, Fayemi

Members of the Agriculture and Allied Employees Union of Nigeria, Ekiti state council has felicitated with presidential Muhammad Buhari over his re-election into office.             

In a statement by the Southwest zonal coordinator of the union Mr Deji oladele, the union also commended president Buhari and Governor kayode Fayemi for their efforts at eradicating poverty through agricultural development.     

According to the statement the victory of President Buhari has affirmed the confidence of Nigerians in his leadership style.

 Mr oladele however urged all members of Agriculture and Allied union to support the present administration both at federal and state levels, especially Governor Fayemi.

He equally commended Governor Fayemi for promot payment of salaries and better welfare for workers.

Fapohunda Synergizes With Security Chiefs, Moves to Decongest Prisons (PHOTOS)

Abasi Femi Oguntayo

Ekiti State Attorney-General and  Commissioner for Justice, Olawale Fapohunda, Esq. has called for synergy between his office, the Prisons, the Police and other Security Agencies as part of efforts to decongest the prisons and ensure prompt dispensation of justice.

He made this call on Thursday 28 February, 2019 during a meeting with Security Chiefs at the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) Complex in Ado Ekiti. Fapohunda explained that the meeting was convened primarily to discuss and proffer solutions to prosecutorial challenges and prison congestion. He noted that out of the 488 inmates currently in Ado Ekiti prisons, only 121 are convicts while the other 367 are awaiting trial persons.

Fapohunda stressed the importance of prompt remittance of case files to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for proper legal advice.

He informed the Security Chiefs of the MOJ zero tolerance against arbitrary letters of discontinuance specifically as it relates to…

Groups Laud Fayemi Over Peaceful Poll…Drum Support for APC Assembly candidates

By Abasi Femi Oguntayo
The Private Sector Unions and non-indigenous ethnic groups in Ekiti State have hailed Governor Kayode Fayemi for the peaceful conduct of the presidential and National Assembly elections in the State.
The unions at a rally in Ado- Ekiti, the state capital, on Monday said the peaceful atmosphere during the election was not unconnected to the all-inclusive government of Governor Kayode Fayemi which has enabled all stakeholders to take ownership of the electioneering process.
In a statement signed by the Secretary to the Private Sector Union, Prince Aladeloye Oroya, the Union commended Fayemi for his “selfless and detribalized politics” which, according to the union, has endeared the governor to Ekiti people.
Oroya said the victory of the APC in Ekiti State was a product of Fayemi’s “unparalleled generosity and sportsmanship as well as President Muhammadu Buhari’s “personal integrity and public office records”.
The State President of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Chief Nathaniel Uzom…

Election Victory: APC Chieftain Congratulates Buhari, Osinbajo