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Five docked for robbery, unlawful possession of arms in Ekiti

Five men on Thursday appeared before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrate Court over alleged armed robbery and possession of illegal arms.

Ekiti revitalises school enterprise programme

Ekiti State government on Monday said it had revitalised the School Enterprise Programme in 36 public secondary schools in the state.

Ekiti REC warns politicians campaigning risk jail

The new Resident Electoral Commissioner in Ekiti State, Prof. Abdul-Ganiy Raji, has warned politicians to stop subtle or overt campaigns ahead of the 2018 governorship poll in the state or risk jail term.

Man allegedly rapes 7-year-old daughter 9 times for ritual purposes

An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrate Court on Tuesday ordered the remand of a 55-year-old man, Adeyanju Basiri, in prison custody for allegedly raping his daughter.

Ekiti students clash with drivers over rape of female colleague

Ikere Ekiti almost became a theatre of war yesterday, as students and commercial drivers engaged each other in a violent clash over alleged rape of a female student (names withheld).

Ekiti community laments one year without electricity

The people of Omuo-Ekiti, headquarters of Ekiti East Local Government Area of Ekiti State are lamenting the hardship imposed on them by lack of electricity for over one year.

IPOB: I can’t be blackmailed – Fayose

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, has said nobody could blackmail him over his criticism of Federal Government’s handling of the agitation by Nnamdi Kanu and his followers in the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

ASUU postpones branch congress as strike continues

The fate of university students now hang in the balance as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has directed its various branches to put on-hold the proposed emergency congress today meant to take final position on the strike.

Oni decries rising cases of social vices in Nigeria

Chief Segun Oni, the Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Ekiti State Governorship Aspirant, has condemned the rising cases of human trafficking, ritual killing and rape in Nigeria.

Ekiti guber: Fayose’s anointed candidate, a mere charade – Adeyeye

The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), caretaker committee, Dayo Adeyeye, has described Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose’s endorsement of his Deputy Kolapo Olusola, a mere charade which would not stand the test of time.

Ekiti probe panel in contempt of court – Fayemi

A former governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has again insisted that he will not appear before the Ekiti State Judicial Commission of Inquiry which was set up to investigate his administration between 2010 and 2014.

Biafra: Army occupation of Southeast ethnic cleansing – Fayose

Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has described the alleged mal-treatment and killing of people of the Southeast Nigerian who are agitating for the state of Biafra as ethnic cleansing.

Ekiti guber: Fayose plotting to sell PDP – Adeyeye

Prince Dayo Adeyeye, National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has accused Ayo Fayose, Ekiti State governor, of plotting to sell the party to opposition.

Ekiti tops NECO results, retains first position

Efforts by the Ayodele Fayose-led administration in Ekiti State to reposition the education sector have again yielded positive results as the state retained her first position in the National Examinations Council secondary leaving examinations conducted by the body for 2017.

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