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Adebayo's Appointment, Round Peg in Round Hole - Ekiti Speaker

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The Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Funminiyi Afuye has described the appointment of the former Governor of Ekiti State, Otunba Niyi Adebayo as a round peg in a round hole.

The Speaker made this known in a press release signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Akogun Tai Oguntayo in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday.

Afuye who said that ''Otunba Niyi Adebayo is tested and trusted'', assured Nigerians that ''the former Governor will not let down the nation having served Ekiti State meritoriously without any blemish''

Otunba Adebayo who, until his appointment as a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, was the National Deputy Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (South), is among the recently inaugurated ministers by President Muhamadu Buhari.

Rt Hon Afuye noted that the former Governor has a pedigree of courage and integrity in service. He therefore thanked the President and the national assembly for the appointment and ratification of Otun…

SWANA Holds Conference ... As Ekiti ANA Honours Speaker, COS, Maiwada, Others

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South West Association of Nigerian Authors (SWANA) holds its third conference today in Ado just as the Ekiti Chapter honours the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Funminiyi Afuye, Chief of State to the Governor, Hon Biodun Omoleye and former Legal Adviser of the association, Barr Ahmed Maiwada.

This event is coming up a day after the investiture of the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, as the Grand Patron of the association in Ekiti State yesterday.

Just like the investiture of the Governor, the dinner will be attended by the National President, Mallam Denja Abdullahi and two former Presidents of the association, Odia Ofeimun and Dr Okediran respectively.

The business meeting of SWANA will hold at AB Hotels at 10:00am where issues affecting the interest of ANA in the South West will be discussed. After the meeting, there will be reading of literary works where two Presidential aspirants of the association, Ahmed Maiwada and Chike Ofili are expected to address me…

Erelu To Host Ekiti Youth In SDGs Advocates

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Her Excellency, The First Lady of Ekiti State, Erelu Bisi Fayemi will be hosting a Recognition Cocktail Party For Some Selected Youths who are already making impact with SDGs in Ekiti Communities.

After careful review and screening of thier SDGs related impact driven activities across communities in Ekiti State, they have been selected and nominated as one of the Ekiti SDGs Impact Advocate.

Consequently upon this unique achievement, The SSA to Ekiti State Governor on SDGs have invited them  to a Cocktail Party with her Excellency the wife of the Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi and Chief of Staff to Ekiti State Governor, Hon. Biodun Omoleye for official recognition of their exemplary contribution to the success of SDGs Goals in Ekiti State.

The Event has been scheduled to hold on Wednesday August 14, 2019 at the Banquet Hall, Adunni Olayinka Women Development Center, Office of The First Lady by 3:30pm.

Invitation for the Youths in SDGs Advocate Recognition Cocktail Party is Strictly by in…

Okediran Chairs Fayemi's Investiture As Ekiti ANA Patron ... As Odia, Maiwada, Bisi Fayemi Deliver Talks

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Former National President of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Dr Wale Okediran will, on Wednesday chair the investiture of Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi as the Grand Patron of the Association in the State.

 The event which take place in the ancient city of Ado Ekiti will make leaders of the Association to converge for Ekiti State convention which will be flagged off by the National President, Mallam Denja Adullahi.

A release signed by the State Chairman, Akogun Tai Oguntayo and Assistant Secretary, Miss Toyin Bade Afuye indicated that on the first day, Ofeimun who was the former national president of the association will talk on a topic: *"ANA YESTERDAY, TODSY & TOMORROW"*.

On the second day, the wife of the Governor who is also an author, Erelu Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi will be the Guest Speaker to talk on: *"THE ROLE OF AUTHORS AS NATION BUILDERS "* A leader of the union, Barr Ahmed Maiwada will be the Guest of Honour as well as the Anniversary …

EKSG Celebrates Youths In SDGs, Charges Them On Impact Making

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Abasi Femi Oguntayo

Ekiti State State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, Ably represented by his Chief of Staff and chairman Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the State, Biodun Omoleye, has celebrated Ekiti Youths on International Youths Day 2019 and charged them to make positive use of the social media and the technological advancement in the society.

Omoleye who made the charge yesterday, Thursday, 8th August, 2019 at the  2019 SDGs International Youth Day held at the Lady Jibowu Hall of the Government house grounds in Ado-Ekiti, said the world is now a global village, hence they should make good use of this to compete with their contemporaries globally.

He also educated the youths on the essence of the SDGs which according to him is to eradicate poverty globally and make the world a better place to live for everyone by  2030. He however urged the youths to make their impact felt in their respective communities.

The programme according to the Senior Special Assistant to the Gover…

Ekiti Assembly Commends Fayemi Over Projects

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Ekiti State House of Assembly has commended the State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi on his administration's efforts at implementing the various on going projects in the State Capital, Ado Ekiti and other parts of the state.
Chairman of the House Committee on Works and Transportation, Hon Gboyega Aribisogan gave the commendation at a working visit to the office of the State Commissioner for Works in Ado-Ekiti.
Hon Aribisogan specifically mentioned the Ado-Iyin new dualization road, the Civic Center, the Pavilion and Oja Oba market as legacy projects aimed at transforming the landscape of Ekiti State.
He particularly praised the Governor for his administration attention on the completion of the Oja Oba market in Ado Ekiti and some other ongoing projects despite the paucity of funds, stressing that the completion of the market will bring succour to market women as well as improve economic activities in the State capital.
The House Committee Chairman on Works also described the prom…

Employment: Ekiti SUBEB Suspends Recruitment Process, Opts For Electronic Application

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The Ekiti State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has announced a temporary suspension of the ongoing recruitment of teachers into public primary schools in the state.

This followed the huge crowd of job seekers that thronged the headquarters of the board in Ado-Ekiti on Monday. A good percentage of the applicants do not fall into the category of personnel advertised by the board.

The Chairman of the Board, Prof. Francisca Aladejana disclosed the postponement in an interview with journalists in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday,, hours after the commencement of the exercise. She said the recruitment process was put on hold in order to prevent stampede among the thousands of applicants that  thronged the SUBEB office to collect the application forms.

Aladejana who said that the Board is re-strategizing to make the employment forms easily accessible to applicants, stated that SUBEB may opt for the use of electronic application process so that applicants can download their forms without necess…

I want constructive criticism, says Fadoju, UI Dean

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Femi Akinsola

People in the position of Authority have been enjoined to channel their course towards the will of God and make use of their position on earth to make God happy.

This appeal was made by Rev.Father Patrick Olu Odediran,at the prayer session which was held on 1st August, 2019 at Faculty Large Lecture Theatre ,Faculty of Education, University of Ibadan to usher in  the 28th dean of the faculty of education  Professor Andy Fadoju and his team Dr A K Taiwo ( sub dean, post graduate)  and Dr Famuyiwa ( sub dean,. under graduate) 

This event was graced by eminent  personalities in the academia including the past deans of the faculty ; Professors Olusegun Kolawole, Olawale Moronkola,  Moshood Akinsola . Prayers were offered by both staff and students of the faculty to usher in the new dean into the faculty, both in Christian and Islamic ways. Reverend Father Patrick Olu  Odediran from the Catholic mission delivered a thought provoking sermon that centered on stewardship and Tha…

Ofeimun, Denja, Maiwada, Others Storm Ekiti ANA For Fayemi's Investiture

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... As Association Holds Convention, Hosts SWANA

The ancient city of Ado Ekiti will go agog between Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 August as leaders of the Association of Nigerian Authors will converge to perform the investiture of Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi as the Grand Patron of the chapter during the State convention.
The National President, Mallam Denja Abdullahi is expected to flag off the convention while the famous poet, Mr Odia Ofeimun will give a Key note address on the first day during which Dr Fayemi will be made the association's Grand Patron in Ekiti.
A release signed by the State Chairman, Akogun Tai Oguntayo and Assistant Secretary, Miss Toyin Bade Afuye indicated that on the first day, Ofeimun who was the former national president of the association will talk on a topic: "ANA YESTERDAY, TODSY & TOMORROW".
On the second day, the wife of the Governor who is also an author, Erelu Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi will be the Guest Speaker to talk on: &quo…

Ekiti Speaker Averts Face-Off Among Okada Riders... As Motorcyclists Call for Proscription of Okada Riders' Union

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It took the timely intervention of the House of Assembly leadership under the Rt Hon Funminiyi Afuye yesterday to save Ekiti State from the face off among motorcyclists which could have led to wanton destruction of lives and property.

Crisis broke out when motorcyclists known as Okada Riders' Association stormed the House of Assembly to protest against the exploitation and harassment by their colleagues who were obstructing their daily business on the road. The protest was led by Mr Ogundele Filani who was apparently fuming while explaining their grievances to the Speaker.

Rt Hon Afuye, sensing the tensed up anger in the Okada riders who were numbering over 500 at the Assembly complex, appealed to them to maintain peace and resolve issues through dialogue rather than violence.

The Speaker who was surrounded by the Deputy Speaker, Rt Hon Hakeem Jamiu, Hon Ademola Ojo and his Special Adviser on Media, Akogun Tai Oguntayo, urged them to lodge their complaint to his office officially…