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Tutor General Felicitates With Ekiti Teachers, Students

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The Tutor General For Ekiti Central Education District, Mrs Oluwatoyin Arogundade has congratulated the Students and teachers in the Zone for witnessing another peaceful and of the session.
As the schools are rounding off for the end of the of 2018/2019 academic session, The Tutor General commended the workforce for their dedication and selfless service in the course of imparting knowledge into the students during the period. 
She charged the students not to allow the holiday euphoria rob them of the good behavior they had learnt in school. Mrs Arogundade urged Parents to be vigilant and monitor their children activities during the vacation. 
She also commended Governor Kayode Fayemi for creating an enabling environment for them to work and providing necessary support as at when due.
She expressed her gratitude to the commissioner for Education, Mr Foluso Daramola, Permanent secretaries in the Ministry of Education and Teaching Service Commission (Tescom), Mr Alfred Ologuntoye and Mr…

Olomilua, Borisade Bag IIJ Awards ... As Ekiti Speaker Delivers Lecture

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By Abasi Femi Oguntayo
The duo of Ekiti State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Value Orientation, Are Muyiwa Olomilua and the Special Assistant to Governor Kayode Fayemi on New Media, Abiodun Borisade have been presented  awards of excellence by the Student Body of the International Institute of Journalism (IIJ), Ado-Ekiti campus.

The Speaker of Ekiti State, Rt Hon Funmilayo Afuye also gave a key note address at the event which took place at the Erelu Bisi Fayemi Hall of Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ), along NTA Road, Ado-Ekiti, yesterday July 25, 2019. It was organized by the Students' Representative Council (SRC) to appreciate the duo for their outstanding contributions to the development and promotion of the fourth estate of the realm.

The Speaker was represented by his Special Adviser on Media, Akogun Tai Oguntayo who doubles as the Chairman of the Academic Board of the Ado Ekiti campus of the Institute. He charged journalists to always performance their tradition…

Of Ekiti And Its Legislators With Human Face

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By Akogun Tai Oguntayo

Ekiti is now becoming great with intelligent and compassionate lawmakers both at the State and National Assemblies. Gone are the days when the State Assembly was occupied by the babalawos, agberos, scavengers and orchestras.

Just last week, Hon Ademola Ojo, representing Ijero Constituency, in an emotion laden voice moved a motion that philanthropists across Ekitiland should rise to save a former national female football star, Abidemi Aluko of cancer having commended how the First Lady, Erelu Bisi Fayemi for giving her ''a large sum of money''. 

The Deputy Speaker, Rt Hakeem Jamiu, then rose, not only to second Hon Ojo's motion but also to disclose that the Governor, Dr Kayode Fsyemi had already instructed the Ministry of Health to take over Aluko's matter. He went further to confirm that the ministry was already on top of it as they spoke in the hallowed Chamber. The Speaker, Rt Hon Funminiyi Afuye in his magnanimity gave more than enoug…

Behold, The Ministerial Nominees From Each State of the Federation

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Below us the names of speculated Ministerial Nominees for the second Term of Buhari/Osibajo Administration.

What do you think about the list?
Let's know in the comment session below.


1. Abia - Uchechukwu Samson Ogah
2. Adamawa - Mohammed musa Bello
3. Akwa Ibom - God'swill Akpabio
4. Anambra - Dr Chris Ngige
5. Anambra - sharon Ikeazu
6. Bauchi - Adamu Adamu
7. Bauchi - Ambassador Mariam Kategu
8. Bayelsa - Timipre Sylvia
9. Benue - George Akume
10. Borno - Mustapha Baba Shehuri
11. Cross River - Goddi Jeddi Agba
12. Delta - Festus Keyamo
13. Ebonyi - Ogbonnaya Onu
14. Edo - Osagie Ehanire
15. Edo - Clement Agba
16. Ekiti - Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo
17. Enugu -  Geoffrey Onyema
18. Gombe - Isa Ibrahim Patami
19. Imo - Emeka Nwajiuba
20. Jigawa - Sulieman Adamu
21. Kaduna - Zainab Ahmed
22. Kaduna - Mohammed Mahmud
23. Kano - Sabo Nanono
24. Kano - Major Bashir Sani
25. Katsina - Hadi Serika
26. Kebbi - Abubakar Malami
27. Kogi - Ramatu Tijani
28. Kwara - Lai Mohammed
29. Kwara -…

NBA Needs Leadership Shift -Fapohunda.

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Ekiti State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Olawale Fapounda has made case for ideological rebirth within  the Nigeria Bar Association's (NBA)   to give room for a transformation that will ensure the upcoming generation of lawyers take over the mantle of leadership.

Fapounda who was speaking on a topic: "The Nigerian Bar Association in the 21st century: The lnterest of the Legal Practitioner and the Competing to Act in the Public lnterest", as guest speaker at  Chief   Wole Olanipekun 1st annual lecture during the NBA, Ikere Chapter Law Week celebration in lkere Ekiti explained that the infusion of young  blood with the mindsets of the 21st century societal demands would make the practice of law to be more impactful.

The commissioner who thanked the past and current leadership of the  association for their indisputable contributions to the Nigeria legal profession however recommended a fusion that would enable the younger generations bring the imports of …

Ministerial Nomination: S/W APC Congratulates Adebayo, Aregbesola, Fashola, others

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The All Progressive Congress from the South West zone has felicitated with the seven ministerial nominees from the south western states who made the list of the ministers newly appointed by President Muhamadu Buhari.

In a press statement made available by its Publicity Secretary,Rt. Hon. Karounwi Oladapo, the south west zone of the ruling party described all the seven nominees as round pegs in round holes, and that the entire country will greatly benefit from their wealth of experiences.

The nominees are Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo from Ekiti state, Senator Tayo Alasoadura from Ondo state, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola from Osun state, Mr. Sunday Dare from Oyo state, Mr. Olamide Adegbite from Ogun state, Senator Nimbe Mamora and Mr. Raji Fasola, SAN, from Lagos State.

Karounwi said that the appointees have the backing and support of members of the party and the entire people of the south west in their new assignments

"We attest to the fact that all of them have been rendering invaluable ser…

[Must Read]: The Unilag Crisis - Unilag Authorities Should Address The Issues Raised In Our Advertorial

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We, the Concerned Stakeholders of the University of Lagos, comprising of Concerned Old students, Staff members, Parents, et cetera, having made our findings  and concerns known in Advertorials duly signed with autentic and verifiable names, phone numbers and e-mail address of our spokespersons, in two notable media outlets recently, wish to clarify certain non-issues raised in the various evasive, dodgy and disconcerting responses of both the official responses of the University Management as put out by the Communication Unit and the unofficially sponsored write ups by a certain Mr Rasheed Ojikutu in the Guardian Newspapers and the one by Parrot Nigeria.

In the official response of the University distributed by NANS and published by many dailies, the University Management had merely urged the public to dismiss our advertorials as they do not recognize any organization, officially or unofficially known as 'Concerned Stakeholders'

To this we offer that the 'Concerned Stakeh…

Sexual Violence: MOJ, Bob Arnot, Visit EKSUTH, Propose Referral Centre for Victims

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By

Abasi Femi Oguntayo


A Delegation of Ekiti State Ministry of Justice and the Portfolio Lead for Justice Security and Conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa, British Council, Bob Arnot visited the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, (EKSUTH), Ado-Ekiti in a move to propose a Referral Centre for Victims of Sexual Violence in the State.


The Meeting which took place today, Monday July 15, 2019 at the premises of the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital had the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Olawale Fapohunda proposing a  location for the Centre within the premises of EKSUTH.


According to Fapohunda, the Center would be a one-stop facility to provide adequate and speedy attention which will include medicals and counselling to Victims of sexual and domestic assault. He also emphasized that the Project has the support of the Office of the First Lady of the State.


Bob Arnot who described his involvement in setting up Referral Centers in Lagos and other States, assured the …

SOS: Ekiti Born, Ex-Falcon Goalkeeper Down With Cancer...Needs Help

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This beautiful NIGERIAN, An Ekiti State born Footballer, From Ijero local govt precisely.

She has given her ALL to Ekiti, Ondo and the Country as a whole, She must NOT Die!

Aluko Bidemi grace Olaseni was diagnosed of breast cancer in 2017 stage 3 and  have undergone surgery (chemotherapy and radiation).

But recently she felt a severe pain in her body and the doctor told her to go for a test called immune chemistry history...the result came out 90% tumor cells, which means the type of breast cancer she has is an aggressive type and needed urgent attention.

The Doctor recommend that she takes 10 dose of HERCEPTIN treatment and each costing N470,000k.
Now she needs 5 million Naira for the whole drugs and she will be taking this drug every 2 weeks

Abidemi has represented Nigeria Under 17 & 20,Ekiti,Ondo,Rivers,FCT female teams in time past.

PLEASE COME TO HER AID!!!

Account number is:
Aluko Bidemi Grace 0107215173 GTB

Her phone number is: 08037525674.

Kindly Re-share to save a soul.

Fasoranti's Daughters Death: S/W APC Calls For Drastic Measures to Overcome Insecurity

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The All Progressives Congress, South West Zone has called for the immediate implementation of drastic measures to overcome the challenges of Insecurity in the Zone.
In a statement made available by the Zonal Publicity Secretary of APC in the South West, Karounwi Oladapo, "the recent breaches in security on the South West roads is very worrisome. While we are confident that the situation is being seriously addressed by the South West Governors and security agencies, we call for immediate implementation of drastic measures to overcome this challenge without further delay.”

The South West APC however sympathized with a foremost Yoruba elder and leader, Pa Fasoranti for the loss of his daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunrin who was killed along Benin-ore road on July 12,2019.

The National Vice Chairman of APC, Pastor Bankole Oluwajana, led a delegation of South West APC leaders on a condolence visit to the Fasorantis in Akure. Pastor Bankole Oluwajana specifically has a sense of personal los…

Ekiti Assembly Not Rubber Stamped -EKHA Leader

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By Gani Salau
The leader of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Chief Gboyega Aribisogan has made it clear that the speaker of the sixth Assembly, Rt Hon Funminiyi Afuye is an excomplary leader that must be celebrated and supported so as to have a successful achievements. 
The Ikole Ekiti constituency 1 representative and the Asiwaju of Ekiti North made this assertion at Ikere Ekiti on Thursday during the 63 birth day ceremony of the Afuye 
Earlier, the deputy speaker, Hon Akeem Mojeed led his colleagues on solidarity to congratulate and felicitate with the speaker with a birthday card dully signed by all the 25 members wishing him many happy returns. 
In a response to a question to the leader of the house on the assumption particularly from a section of the society that since the 26 house members are from the All Progressive Party that they will be rubber stamped. Aribisogan reacts "well, I have stopped talking about this but since it has become a lexicon in the parliamentary coinag…

Backward North, Northern Elites Impoverishment - By Michael Ogungbemi

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With the adoption and practises of ALMAJIRI SYSTEM in the northern Nigeria, The North may be retarded to spontaneous progressive development experienced and enjoyed in the southern Nigeria.
The Northern aristocrats and capitalist has impoverished and
enslaved the northerners.
They have so enriched themselves through the acquisition of more stupendous wealth at the  expense of social investment and industrialization that will cater for their people. You keep wondering. Why is the BUREAU DE CHANGE has been solely engaged by the Northern extractions.
Past and present northern leaders had engulfed  both the political space which derived to them the economic power and wealth.
They created the social decadence in the north through the encouragement of the Almajiri system of alms begging practises for the northerners to remain perpetually impoverished, so they may eat from their crumbs.
They intentionality keep the massive body of the people untrained, unskilled, uneducated to retain them a…

I'm Committed to Selfless Community Service - Owolabi, Ekiti APC New Rep

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The newly inaugurated member of the House of Representatives hallow chamber of the National Assembly, representing Ekiti North Constituency 1 in Ekiti State, Peter Owolabi has reassured his people of his selfless service to the community.
Owolabi gave this assurance while giving a message of appreciation on his inauguration as member, house of Representatives recently by the Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila.
The lawyer-turned lawmaker who in his speech said, " because my word is my bond, good representation and quality service and other indices of good governance, shall form the bulwark of my activities while also acting as your servant-legislator".
He However implored them to all come together in their strides to develop the their strand as there is strength in unity. He also solicited their support and cooperation in the task of building a new and virile socio-economic environment for the common good of the people.
Owlabi expressed his immense gratitude to his cons…

Ekiti In Rescue Mission For Local Govt Administration -By Wole Olujobi

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Poised to reclaim her place in the annals  of local government administration in Nigeria, Ekiti State Local Government Service Commission in the last few days has been criss-crossing the 16 local governments across the state in a two-phased shuttle that tasked  the grit and determination of members to save a state in the throe of maladministration and waste in the local government system.

In contention are human and material resources wasting away in the idle chairs across all the local governments in a conspiracy of waste and indolence  that is nevertheless heavily compensated. There is also the need to reposition the local governments in their mandate to stimulate grassroots development while also correcting the past anomalies in the service to promote efficiency and boost morale of workers.

Even though touted to be Fountain of Knowledge and Land of Honour, the local governments across the state have in recent times been turned into breeding grounds for mediocrity and cesspool of b…

Fayemi Pays Fayose’s Appointees’ Outstanding Salaries, Allowances

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Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has paid the outstanding salaries and allowances of members of the State Civil Service Commission and House of Assembly Service Commission who were appointed by the immediate past administration of Mr Ayodele Fayose.

Presenting the outgone appointees with cheques covering their outstanding remunerations, the governor thanked them for joining hands with his administration in serving the State; adding that their display of understanding and patriotism while serving with his government is commendable.

Dr Fayemi who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Hon. Biodun Omoleye wished the outgone appointees well in their future endeavours.

Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, the outgone chairman of the House of Assembly Service Commission, Hon. Tunji Odeyemi appreciated Governor Fayemi for being kindhearted; adding that Fayemi’s gesture is uncommon and devoid of personal vendetta.
Odeyemi said that the appointees had ealier thought that Fayemi wo…

Court Remands Dad For Allegedly Raping Daughter In Ekiti

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By
Gani Salau
Fountain Newsbreaker
Monday, July 8th, 2019


An Ado Ekiti High Court, under Justice M. O Abodunde has yesterday, Monday July 8, 2018 remanded one Basiru Adeyanju for alleged raping his seventeen year old daughter, name withheld.

Adeyanju of No 30, Irona Quarters, Ado Ekiti, the state capital on the 10th of September, 2017 raped his daughter, which is contrary to section 358 of the criminal code law, cap c16, Law of Ekiti state, 2012. In a two count charges suit, read to accused bordering on rape and attempted rape, he pleaded not guilty.

The Ekiti State Attorney General, Olawale Fapohunda who led two other colleagues from the ministry of Justice appeared for the state,  while Adeyinka Opaleke led other colleagues who appeared for the respondent.

Having called the PW123 at the initial charge, Fapohunda informed the court to call 4 and 5 PW to continue his case which was granted.

In his cross examination, the PW 4, the Olua of Ado Ekiti, Chief Kola Jegede of the Ewi in cou…

See Pictures of Bigwigs At Ijero For Ogunlola's Thanksgiving

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The Historical town of Ijero-Ekiti Stood Still today,  Sunday 7th July, 2019 as Wife Of Ekiti State Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, ably represented by his Special Adviser on Media and Publisher of Fountain Newsbreaker, Akogun Tai Oguntayo, Secretary to the State Government, Hon. Biodun Oyebanji, Attorney General and Commissioner For Justice, Olawale Fapohunda, Commissioner for finance, Dapo Kolawole, Commissioner for health, Mrs Yaya-Kolade, Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Yinka Oyebode, Special Adviser to the governor on Communication And Strategy, Mrs Sola Salako Ajulo, The Alara of Aramoko, Ajero of Ijero Kingdom and many other big wigs graced the occasion of Honorable Wunmi Ogunlola's Thanksgiving Ceremony as member, House of Representatives.

Below are some of the shots taken at the event :
Photos By: Abasi Femi Oguntayo