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Fapohunda Assures Ekiti Children Of MOJ's Commitment To Child Defilement Free Society

Abasi Femi Oguntayo
In commemoration of the 2019 Children's Day Celebration, the Attorney General and Commissioner For Justice in Ekiti State, Olawale Fapohunda has assured Ekiti Children of his ministry's commitment to ensure Ekiti is a child defilement free society as he said that the celebration of children should be more than taking pictures and making speeches.
In his several tweets on his twitter handle (@AGWalefapohunda)  today, Monday 27th, 2019, Fapohunda explained how he led the prosecution of a man accused of child defilement last week. He said the man sexually assaulted a 12-year old girl.
According to him, "how do you examine a 13-year old rape victim ( she was 12 when she was raped) in a manner that complies with applicable Law and Practice? How do I ask a 13-year old if there was penetration?
"As if reading my mind, she described in a very matter-of-factly and with the innocence of a child, how the defendant who she frequently referred to as "…

Fayose's Aide, Olujimi Disagree Over Mockery of Supreme Court Verdict

By Abasi Femi Oguntayo
Just as the news is making the round about the Senate minority leader, Senetor Olujimi mocking former governor and People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader Ayo Fayose over the Supreme court judgement that upheld the 2018 Governorship election in Ekiti in favor of Governor Fayemi, a media aide to Fayose, Lere Olayinka and Senator Olujimi have disagreed on this issue.
In a reaction to the news about the mockery, the senate majority was said to have denied the statement from emanating from her as she never did. However, Lere Olayinka in a comment responding to Olujimi's disclaimer said, "the fact remains that, her supporters rejoiced over the Supreme court judgement'.
He went further to tell her to check the Facebook page of one her aides who mocked the former governor over the recent judgment made by the Apex court in favour of the current governor Kayode Fayemi and his party,  All Progressives Congress (APC)
It will be recalled that former governo…

NGF Victory: S/W APC Congratulates Fayemi

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South West has congratulated the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, for his victory in the Wednesday contest for the chairmanship of the Nigeria's Governors Forum held in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
Fayemi emerged winner in a contest to lead the forum of the nation's 36 governors for the next four years.
A statement in Ado-Ekiti by the spokesman of APC in the South West,Karounwi Oladapo, said Fayemi's victory demonstrated the nationwide acceptance of the Ekiti State governor as a bridge builder among his colleagues and a general acknowledgement that he presented a hope as a unifying factor in a bitterly divisive polity and who has capacity to shape the nation's destiny for good among the new breed of emerging leaders in Nigeria.
The statement noted: "Governor Kayode Fayemi's victory in the contest for this sensitive position is an acknowledgement of his brilliance, respect for his leadership qualiti…

Fapohunda Briefs Lawmakers on Importance of Executive Bills

By  Abasi Femi Oguntayo
The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Olawale Fapohunda  led a team of directors from the Ministry of Justice and cabinet members of the State government to brief members of the State House of Assembly on four executive bills currently being considered by House.
The Bills are: The Administration of Civil Justice Bill 2019, The Ekiti State Development and Investment Agency Bill 2019, The College of Agriculture and Technology Ishan Ekiti Bill 2019 and the Ekiti State Property Protection ( Anti Land Grabbing ) Bill 2019.
The House had  invited the Attorney-General  to provide additional information on the four executive bills specifically on their relevance to the socio-economic development of Ekiti State.
Fapohunda in his presentation said that these Bills were proposed in furtherance of the economic development agenda of the  Fayemi administration. He said collectively the implementation of these bills will lead to job creation and ease of doing bu…

Brief Writing: Nweze Charges Lawyers To Gain Mastery of Art

A Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Honourable Justice Centus Nweze, has charged lawyers who are not skilled in brief writing to strive to gain mastery of the art.
He made this charge on Thursday, May 16, 2019 while speaking at the State Counsel Forum of the Ekiti State Ministry of Justice Academy, held in Ado-Ekiti.
Nweze,  whose presentation was titled "Random thoughts on Effective Brief Writing"  said that "a good brief inevitably attracts, holds and captures the attention and interest of the Judge".
According to the learned justice of the Supreme Court, although oratorial prowess was previously a great assest  in advocacy, but due to the great changes which have been wrought in court rules, proficiency in the presentation of briefs had taken the place of brilliancy in oral advocacy. 
Nweze, quoting copiously from the case of Dibiamaka and Ors V Osakwe and ors (1989) 3 NWLR ( pt 107) stressed that unlike in oral advocacy where counsel may be tempted to b…

Foundation Donates Multimillion Naira Worth Materials To Govt Hospital

By Abasi Femi Oguntayo 
Mact Foundation, a non governmental organization coordinated by an Indigene of Okemesi Ekiti, Mrs O A Obaro and her husband Prof. Obaro, has through the project 'Bridge The Gap' donated Hospital Equipments worth several millions of Naira to the Okemesi Ekiti General Hospital. 
The event which took place yesterday, Thursday, May 17, 2019 at the premises of the General Hospital Okemesi had in attendance notable men and women from Okemesi Ekiti as it was a moment of jubilation for the people of the town.
The Mact Foundation's overriding objective is to seek and work with individuals, governmental and non governmental bodies and institutions to bridge the gap between the western African sub region and the West in the fields of Medicine, Agriculture, Culture and Technology. 
One of the coordinators of the foundation, Mrs A. O. Obaro said the donation was just in fulfilment of the objectives of the foundation which she and her husband coordinte. Accordin…

Fayemi Disburses N131M Vehicle Loan to Workers

The Ekiti State Government under the administration of Dr John Kayode Fayemi has again demonstrated its commitment to making life more comfortable for the workforce as it approved the disbursement of one hundred and thirty one million (N131, 000, 000.00) naira as vehicle loan to civil servants in the State.
The Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development, Mr. Dapo Kolawole made this known at a press briefing in his office in Ado-Ekiti.
Mr. Kolawole, who said the Kayode Fayemi-led administration has prioritized the welfare of workers in the employ of the State Government, added that the loan would be distributed to 422 civil servants in the state. He said another disbursement will still be made before the end of the year.
While reminding that the vehicle loan is a revolving grant, the Commissioner stressed the need for the beneficiaries to pay back in good time for others to benefit.
Mr. Kolawole, who noted that the state government recently paid gratuity worth #200million to 88…

EKSG To Fill Vacancies In Civil Service

Abasi Femi Oguntayo

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi has directed the State Head Of Service, Deji Ajayi to collate all available vacancies in the Civil Service to give room for qualified Ekiti Citizens into the Public Service.

This directive came out today, Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in Ado-Ekiti from the State Executive Council Meeting, following the submission of the reports of the committee constituted by the State Government to review the irregular appointments made into the Public Service between 2014 and 2018.

In a Statement signed by the Commissioner of information, Tourism and Values Orientation, Muyiwa Olomilua, the next recruitment exercise would be announced in due course and will be open to all qualified Ekiti Citizens, irrespective of party affiliation.

The Statement also stated that officers reinstated into the Local Government Service Commission between October 16th 2014, and October 15th 2018, were to be reabsorbed by the relevant Personnel Boards, and migrated to …

Ekiti Justice Ministry To Introduce Mock Promotional Exam for Lawyers

The Ekiti State Ministry of Justice will from next month commence mock promotional examinations for all  lawyers in the Ministry.
This development was disclosed by the State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Olawale Fapohunda yesterday Wednesday, May 15, 2019, during the official visit of the State's Head of Service, Mr. Deji Ajayi to the Ministry of Justice.
Fapohunda said that lawyers in the Ministry uniquely face two hurdles to career progression. That they had to be knowledgeable in law and practice as well as the understanding of civil service Regulations and conduct.
According to the Commissioner, it was therefore important that lawyers in rhe Ministry were well rounded on these fronts. 
He said that the mock exams would prepare lawyers in the Ministry to meet the National Judicial Council's guidelines on the appointment of Judges while also preparing them for promotional examinations in the Ekiti State Public Service.  
The Attorney-General however solicit…

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Investment: GOSSY Water Returns... As Fayemi Commissions Production Plant

….community praises Gov for promise fulfilled

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday commissioned Gossy Water Production plant, signalling the commencement of full scale production of the popular table water brand, a year after the parent company was liquidated.
The entire Ikogosi was tuned into a carnival as both the young and the old trooped to the major streets as early as 6.00am singing and dancing in celebration of the return of the company.
Governor Fayemi who led other dignitaries to commission the plant, said it was regrettable that the Gossy Water Company which could have been generating revenues for the State went moribund due to lack of conducive environment for ease of doing business in Ekiti State after he left office in 2014.
The Governor recalled that the bottling company was established as a joint business venture under Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, the first civilian Governor of the State and the investment “made waves in the market thereby boosting the IGR of …

Ekiti APC: Stakeholders and their concerns -another stakeholder's perspective - By Segun Dipe

When we talk about power politics, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former governor of Lagos State, now national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, is not a starter. He knows one or two things about it, having fought several battles for and against power. One of the refrains he often borrows is that Power is never served a la carte.
A letter is currently in circulation titled: *A Call to Save APC in Ekiti State*, purportedly written by those who described themselves as "Ekiti APC Stakeholders." The signatories to the letter are Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Senator Anthony Adeniyi, Hon. John Akinleye, Hon. Ife Arowosoge, Hon. Oyetunde Ojo and Otunba Ben Oguntuase. They all belong to two camps: the Ojudu camp and the Oni camp.
We need to react to the content of the letter, rant by rant.
First, the identity of those behind it is predictably rebellious and self-seeking. Apart from Ben Oguntuase who can claim to be a  genuine ally and beneficiary of Engr. Segun Oni, Ojudu, Adeni…

State Police Inevitable, Says Fayemi

Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi has stated that state police was inevitable if Nigeria was to tackle effectively, its growing security challenges. According to him, having one federal police is an abnormality. Fayemi who stated this while speaking on Channels TV morning programme, Sunrise Daily, noted that Nigeria is the only country in the world where there is one federal police force, which according to him, is not proper. “I have been an advocate for multiple level police force. There is no federation in the world: Brazil, Canada, US, etc that has one single federal police force,” he said. “Nigeria has to devolve its police force in order to fight crime effectively. In fact, in some countries, you have police at campus level. If you want to have an efficient police, the police has to be closer to the crime scene. The police has to be someone within the community.” He noted that to be able to police an environment, you have to have the consent of the people in the environment, …

The Bench Not A Resting Place - Justice Adejumo... Attends Ekiti Attorney General Colloquium


Abasi Femi Oguntayo

The President of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Honorable Justice B. A Adejumo has said that the bench is not a resting place as he maintained that hard work is key to becoming a Judge in Nigeria.

He made this charge yesterday May 9, 2019 while addressing participants at the May 2019 Attorney General's Colloquium, one of the events under the Ekiti State Ministry Of Justice Academy, which took place at the Conference Hall of Delight Hotel in Ado-Ekiti.

He was welcomed to the event by the Honorable Attorney General and Commissioner For Justice, Olawale Fapohunda, who expressed his pleasure having the National Industrial Court President in the Ekiti State Ministry of Justice and thanked him for gracing the event.

Justice Adejumo who spoke on the topic: 'How To Become a Judge of the National Industrial Court' stressed that hard work, vast knowledge and enough experience were keys to becoming a Judge of the National Industrial Court.

Also pres…