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Tourism: Ekiti State Parliamentary Delegation Visit South Africa

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A delegation of members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly  will from 27  April – 3 May  2019 visit South Africa as part of their capacity development programme.

According to the leader of delegation, the Speaker of the House, Right Honorable Adeniran  Alagbada, “We are pleased to have the opportunity to visit South Africa,  a country where Nigeria has a strong bilateral relationship. Nigeria has a  deep-rooted and broad-ranging partnership with South Africa  particularly in the areas of growing people-to-people ties, trade and investment, development and security cooperation.”

He said that it was in furtherance of this relationship that the Ekiti State House of Assembly signed a Memorandum of Understanding  with the Guateng Legislature during the first tenure of the Fayemi Administration in 2013.

Through this visit, the Ekiti State parliamentary delegation will gain a greater appreciation of the current political and economic issues facing  South Africans, and a better understandi…

Erelu, Oyegun, Udom, Former Ghanaian President Win Zik Leadership Prize

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Wife of Ekiti State Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, has won the 2018 Zik Leadership Prize for humanitarian Leadership. This was disclosed by the organisers of the annual Prize in Lagos during the week.

Other winners of the 2018 Zik prize in leadership as announced by the organisers, include former Ghanaian President, John Mahama, immediate past national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie- Oyegun, who won in the political leadership category.

Also the Governors of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel and his Niger State counterpart, Abubakar Sanni- Bello, emerged winners in the good governance award category.

The Zik Prize in Leadership Awards was instituted 25 years ago in honour of the late Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, the first President of Nigeria.  It was set up, among other things, to encourage and nurture leadership on the African Continent and in the Diaspora.

Announcing the winners at a news conference in Lagos, executive Secretary of the Public Policy Research a…

Fayemi vs Oni: APC Felicitates With Fayemi Over Victory.

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By
Abasi Femi Oguntayo

The All Progressives Congress In the south west zone has felicitated with the governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, on his victory at the Supreme Court of Nigeria over the eligibility suit filed against him by Segun Oni.

This was contained in a release by the Zonal Publicity Secretary of the APC in the South West, Oladapo Karounwi on Wednesday. According to the release, it happened during the visit of the leadership of the APC in the South West to the governor's office, led by the Zonal Chairman, Bankole Oluwajana.

The leadership however celebrated the governor over his sterling performance since he assumed office about six months ago. The Zonal leaders commended the Governor for the unprecedented electoral feat achieved during the last elections as Ekiti state came first in the south west in all the elections.

The Zonal executive members were impressed with the strength and stability of All Progressives' Congress (APC) in the state.

Fayemi in his rea…

Karounwi Becomes Zonal APC Publicity Secretary

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Abasi Femi Oguntayo

A Chieftain of the All Progressives' Congress (APC) and Special envoy to the governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi on Regional Matters, Oladapo Karonwi has been made the Zonal Publicity Secretary of the APC in South West.

The announcement was contained in a release after a  ratification was made in the South West APC Zonal Executive Committee meeting held under the leadership of the National Vice Chairman/Zone, Bankole Oluwajana in Ado-Ekiti on 17th April, 2019.

In his reaction to his appointment, Karounwi said, "I wish to appreciate the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, and the National leader of APC in Ekiti state, Otunba Niyi Adebayo for the trust and confidence they repose in me.

The Efon Alaaye born politician started his political career at the grassroot when he was elected as a Councillor in the old Ekiti West Local Government and later pioneer Vice Chairman of Efon Alaaye Local Government in 1996 when it was created. He was later elec…

Community Policing: A Panacea To Sustaining Internal Security - By Michael Ogungbemi

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Community policing, a panacea to sustaining internal security in the rural communities.

By Michael Ogungbemi 

We Advocate that the State Government adopts and strengthens Community Policing as a panacea for sustainable solution to internal security of our people especially living in the rural community in the country.

Community policing or community-oriented  policing, is strategy of policing that focused on building ties and working closely with members of the community.

Community policing is defined as involving three key components

a. Developing community partnership
b. Engaging in problem solving
c. Implementing community policing organisational features.

Community-oriented policing involves officers and men of the Nigerian police partnering with  their communities security system (village hunters, night watchmen and vigilantee's in a strategic policing tactics and best method on

1. Information gathering (volunteer information on  suspicious characters /activities)

2.  Surveill…

Meet The Brain Behind 'Like Stars On Earth' Featuring Tope Alabi

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Abasi Femi Oguntayo

In an interview with Abasi Femi Oguntayo, Ifedolapo Afolabi gave more insight about her upcoming musical concert, tagged 'Like Stars on Earth' featuring Tope Alabi and also explained more on the activities of the Ministry, Family of Sophisticated Virtues (FSV), which she founded and what the Ministry entails.

About Ifedolapo

Afolabi Ifedolapo Omotola, is a young multi talented Nigerian, a certified medical doctor, the founder of Family Of Sophisticated Virtues Ministry, a motivational speaker and a writer. She is loves to motivate and help nurture people’s dreams.

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So Tell us about FSV Ministry.

Family Of Sophisticated Virtues Ministry started about 4 years ago. It is an NGO that denotes a family who appreciate love, service, enlightenment, being learned, cultivated, cultured, refined and revolutionary. We also provide platforms where all these virtues can be served back to the society at large.

Why the name FSV Ministry?

The name wasn’t just a random…

NUJ Hails Fayemi Over Oguntayo, Ojo-Lanre's Appointments

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Abasi Femi Oguntayo

 The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), zone B has hailed Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi over the appointments of the former chairmen of the union in Oyo and Ekiti States, Messrs Wale Ojo-Lanre and Tai Oguntayo respectively


The appointments were described as worthy development which would further brace journalism profession in the South West Geo Pilitical Zone.

The union noted that the two professionals who had served as Chairmen of their councils at different times have the potentials to develop the government of their state through the media.

In a congratulatory message issued by Comrade Cosmas Olalekan Oni, the vice president and Bamigbola Gbolagunte, the secretary of the union in the zone, which comprises the six states of the South West region, the union called on the two appointees to live up to expectations in their new offices.

The statement read: “the appointment of both Wale Ojo-Lanre and Akogun Tai Oguntayo could not have come at a better time …

Meet the Brain Behind 'Like Stars On Earth' Featuring Tope Alabi

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By
Abasi Femi Oguntayo

In an interview with Abasi Femi Oguntayo, Ifedolapo Afolabi gave more insight about her upcoming musical concert, tagged 'Like Stars on Earth' featuring Tope Alabi and also explained more on the activities of the Ministry, Family of Sophisticated Virtues (FSV), which she founded and what the Ministry entails.
About Ifedolapo

Afolabi Ifedolapo Omotola, is a young multi talented Nigerian, a certified medical doctor, the founder of Family Of Sophisticated Virtues Ministry, a motivational speaker and a writer. She is loves to motivate and help nurture people’s dreams.

Excerpts

So Tell us about FSV Ministry.

Family Of Sophisticated Virtues Ministry started about 4 years ago. It is an NGO that denotes a family who appreciate love, service, enlightenment, being learned, cultivated, cultured, refined and revolutionary. We also provide platforms where all these virtues can be served back to the society at large.
Why the name FSV Ministry?

The name wasn’t just a random…

Fayemi Lauds Fapohunda... Interacts with Legal Officers

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Abasi Femi Oguntayo

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has lauded the State Attorney General and commissioner for justice Olawale Fapohunda for the good works going on in the Ministry of Justice.

The governor made this commendation, today, Thursday April 11, 2019 at the new governor's office conference hall, during an interactive session with Legal officers, Executive members of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and the State chapter of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA).


 Fayemi who commended the Attorney general for the good works going on in the Ministry revealed that he had been getting commendations from friends and associates in and outside the country on some of the policies carried out by the Attorney General and was advised to work on them.

The session was aimed at keeping the government abreast of the activities of the Justice ministry, the Legal officers, as well as highlighting their challenges and how these issues could be tackled squarely for…

Fayemi Appoints Ekiti ANA Boss as SSA, Others Too

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Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has appointed the State Chairman of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Akogun Tai Oguntayo as his Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Media.

This appointment which was alongside 34 other positions was contained in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Yinka Oyebode.

It will be recalled that Akogun Tai Oguntayo who is the Publisher of Fountain Newsbreaker served as the Director of Media and Spokesperson of the Buhari/Osinbajo Campaign Organization in the just concluded general election. He was also Special Assistant on Media & Political matters during the first tenure of the Governor.

Citation of Akogun Tai Oguntayo

Tai Oguntayo is the CEO/Managing Director of Cotai Communications Network, (Publishers of Fountain Newsbreaker). This renowned journalist and prolific author is the former State Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Ekiti State and currently the State Chairman of the Association of …

Be Accessible To People ... Fayemi Tells Commissioners, announces Portfolios

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Abasi Femi Oguntayo

Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has today, Tuesday April 9, 2019 told the newly inaugurated Commissioners to be accessible to the people just as he announced their various portfolios.

He made the statement at the inauguration at the Osuntokun Pavilion, Government House grounds in Ado-Ekiti, where bigwigs in the State as well as well wishers gathered to celebrate with the newly inaugurated commissioners and Special Advisers.

The governor in his address thanked the people of Ekiti State for the support, understanding and encouragement given to his government so far.

"Today signifies the commencement and operation of a full-fledged State Executive Council of this administration.

 "I thank you all for your support, understanding and encouragement for this government. The moderate, but feasible and highly impactful successes so far recorded could not have been possible without the cooperation of Ekiti people.

"Commissioners and Advisers are the…

EKSG To Resuscitate Justice Ministry, China Partnership

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Abasi Femi Oguntayo

The Ekiti State Government is set to resuscitate the Partnership between the Ekiti State Ministry of Justice and  China Law Society (CLS)


The Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Olawale Fapohunda Esq. made this known during a meeting with the Ministry of Justice Academy Governing Board. He mentioned that a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed with the China Law Society during the first tenure of Dr. Kayode Fayemi but it was abandoned after he left office in 2014.

The Partnership with the CLS gave Lawyers in the Ministry of Justice the opportunity to participate in the annual China -Africa Legal Professionals Exchange programme in China. He said during the first tenure of the Fayemi Administration, three Lawyers from the Ministry participated in the programme.

Fapohunda also spoke on the  MOU  between the Ministry of Justice and Ekiti State University (EKSU) and Afe Babalola University (ABUAD) which was also signed during the first tenure of t…

We'll Make Ekiti No-Go-Area For Sexual Offenders - Fapohunda

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 Abasi Femi Oguntayo

Ekiti State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Olawale Fapohunda has reassured Ekiti people of his Ministry's commitment to ensure that the State is not conducive for sexual Offenders.

He made this assurance yesterday April 4th, 2019 while addressing participants at a roundtable discussion that was held at the Ekiti State Ministry of Justice Academy.

The roundtable discussion which was aimed at strengthening the legal and institutional framework for the elimination of Gender Based Violence in the State had in attendance, the wife of the State Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, the Lagos Mirabel Centre Team and various stakeholders in the State.

Fapohunda who said the government was ready to go against all odds to prevent the state from being tagged a thriving land for violence against women and girl-child, claimed the state has a zero-tolerance for all forms of Gender and Sexual violence.

“Reported cases of sexual rape, violence rape, and child defil…

Appointments: Fayemi Sends Names of Nominees to Assembly

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Abasi Femi Oguntayo

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi has sent names of prospective commissioners and board members to the State's House of Assembly for screening.

Ekiti State House of Assembly today, April 2, 2019, commenced legislative process for the approval and confirmation of fourteen commissioner designate in the state.

This was sequel to the announcement of a letter from the State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi to the Assembly, requesting for legislative approval to constitute the state executive.

The Speaker of the Assembly, Rt Hon Adeniran Alagbada, who read the Governors letter to his colleagues at plenary listed the commissioner nominees to include Dr Adio Afolayan, Dr (Mrs) Moji Yaya Kolade, Chief (Mrs) Moji Fafure, Mr Emmanuel Foluso Daramola, Mr Folorunso Olabode, Engr. Dele Faparusi and Mr Gbenga Agbeyo.

Others were Mr Olusoga Davies, Mr Sola Adebayo, Mr Michael Awopetu, Mr Muyiwa Olumilua, Mr Femi Ajayi, Alhaji Ayodele Jinadu and Mr Febisola Adewale.

The Speaker…

Remembering Lawrence Anini of Unblessed Memory

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Exactly 32 years ago today, the notorious bandit who terrorised Benin City and old Bendel State the 80s , Lawrence Nomanyagbon Anini  A.K.A. "Ovbigbo" or "the Law" and some members of his gang were  executed by firing squad after being convicted by the defunct Bendel Armed Robbery and Firearms Tribunal presided over by Justice James Omo-Agege   

Anini was born in a village about 20 miles from Benin City in present-day Edo State. He migrated to Benin at an early age, learned to drive and became a skilled taxi driver. Anini became known in Benin motor parks as a man who could control the varied competing interests among motor park touts and operators. He later dived into the criminal business in the city and soon became a driver and transporter for gangs, criminal godfathers and thieves. Later on, he decided to create his own gang which included, Monday Osunbor, Friday Ofege, Smallie ,Henry Ekponwan, Eweka and Alhaji Zed Zed or Zegezege who was never captured. The…