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The Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum and the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has admonished the President, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Comrade Sunday Asefon not to betray the confidence reposed in him by the entire students’ body.

Ekiti governor: Ethnic bigotry fueling insecurity, secessionist agitation

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has blamed security challenges nationwide on the growing embers of ethnic and religious bigotry that has become prevalent in the country.

JAMB candidates lament changes in syllabus as UTME commences nationwide

Some candidates who sat for Literature-in-English in the ongoing 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) have lamented the change of syllabus of work by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

Benue 2023: Senator Gemade declares intention to contest for governor

Senator Barnabas Gemade has formally informed the people of Jechira about his intention to contest the Benue gubernatorial election come 2023 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has pledged to abide by the peace pact he made with political opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Gunmen attacks: Ebonyi governor threatens to deploy Ebubeagu to Benue

Gov. David Umahi has urged the Benue government to form a replica of the Ebubeagu security outfit to protect a village inhabited mainly by Izzi natives from Ebonyi in the state.
L-R: Chairman, Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers/ Alawe of Ilawe-Ekiti, Oba Adebanji Alabi; Jigawa State Governor, Mohammed Badaru Abubakar; Kebbi State Governor, Sen. Abubakar Atiku Bagudu; Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi; Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele; Osun State Governor, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola and Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN); at the launch of Ekiti Rice Pyramid Project and flag off of the 2021 Wet Season Rice Cultivation in Ado-Ekiti…on Tuesday

Governor Fayemi: Ekiti to create 12,000 to 50,000 jobs through CBN-ABP rice farming

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has said the State government would utilize the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)’s Rice Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP) to increase its annual rice production from 34,700 to 1.5 million metric tonnes.
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Ekiti labour rejects withdrawal of new minimum wage, others

The Organized Labour in Ekiti State, on Monday rejected the withdrawal of minimum wage and consequential adjustment on the salaries of workers by the state government.
The Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum and the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has admonished the President, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Comrade Sunday Asefon not to betray the confidence reposed in him by the entire students’ body.

Ekiti governor inaugurates state CARES steering committee

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has inaugurated a nine-man committee to give policy direction to the implementation of the State COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (CARES) programme

Group: Over 200 people killed in Benue this year

A group, MINDA Strategic Contact Group (MSCG) has disclosed that over 200 people have been killed by suspected herdsmen between January and April of this year in Benue State.

Ekiti council seals BEDC office over ‘debt’

The Ado Ekiti Local Government Area of Ekiti State has sealed off the headquarters of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) over alleged N15 million debt.

9mobile offers cloud-based solutions for lecturers, students

The partnership with MyClassConnect, a cloud-based single educational technology platform that facilitates both virtual and physical learning efficiency in higher institutions in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa, is another avenue 9mobile is exploring to continue to provide innovative options for the academic community to continue teaching and learning while keeping safe during and after the pandemic.

Court remands man for ‘beating up’ pregnant neighbour

A Zuba Upper Area Court, Abuja, on Friday ordered that a 40-year-old man, Danjuma Ado, who allegedly beat up a pregnant woman, be remanded in a correctional centre.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has insisted that there is no plan to divest the Federal Government’s stakes in joint venture oil assets.

Minister: Nigerian government will make gas alternative energy for industries, transportation

The federal government yesterday inaugurated the National Gas Expansion Programme (NGEP) in the Southwest Nigeria as part of its efforts to make gas an alternative energy for industrial, transportation and domestic uses.

Housewife in court for causing ‘injury’ to husband’s groin area

A housewife, Sumayya Shu’aibu, on Monday appeared in a Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Kano, for allegedly pouring hot water in a kettle and allowing her husband to use.
House of Representatives has elected to set a limit and timeframe for any person appointed as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on acting capacity.

House of Reps consider bill to ban journalists without media degree

The house of representatives is seeking to raise the minimum qualification for journalists in the country to bachelor’s degree or higher national diploma (HND) in journalism or other related courses.
MTV Base has postponed the 2021 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) Kampala 2021 Music Awards.

MAMA Kampala 2021 postponed over coronavirus

This, according to the organizers, is due to the concerns they have about the current health and safety challenges both on the continent and globally that significantly jeopardizes the ability of the campaign to continue to achieve its objectives.

Farmers lament as ‘herders’ destroy maize farm in Ekiti

Some suspected Fulani herdsmen have destroyed a multi-million naira maize farm belonging to members of the Maize Growers Processing Marketer Association of Nigeria (MAGPAMAN) in Ekiti state.

Court sentences seven brothers to death by hanging

As though in fulfilment of the saying that sinners shall not go unpunished, even if they go hand in hand, a Benue State High Court has pronounced the death sentence on seven cousins for killing one Vince Ebere on 25th December 2012. They are to die by hanging.
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, briefed Mr Buhari on the limitations of the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable persons to curb the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Ekiti government implores transporters to reduce fares

Ekiti State government is poised to reverse astronomical increases in transportation fares, Akin Oyebode, Spokesman for Gov. Kayode Fayemi, said in a statement issued in Ado-Ekiti on Monday.

#EndSARS: Ekiti judicial panel approves compensation of N150,000 for victim

The Ekiti State Judicial Panel of Inquiry looking into allegations of Human Rights violations by Police Officers, including officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other persons, has approved 150,000 Naira compensation to a complainant, Mr Adaramola Abiodun Olusola.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

Yellow Fever spreads to two more localities in Benue

The Benue State Government has disclosed that the Yellow Fever which had so far killed over 20 persons in Epeilo-Otukpa, Ado Local Government Area, has spread to two more localities – Okpowku and Ogbadibo.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest 19 over attack on Bauchi security committee members

The Bauchi State Police Command on Saturday disclosed that 19 thugs, popularly called Sara suka, were arrested by its operatives in connection with last Saturday’s attack on members of the State peace and security committee, known as Yan Committee, at Kofar Dumi.

PCN seals off 266 pharmacies, patent stores in Ekiti

Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has sealed off no fewer than 266 pharmaceutical shops and patent stores in Ekiti State for allegedly contravening the regulation guiding the sale of drugs.

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The Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria is largely fuelled by youth unemployment and poverty, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has said.

President Buhari: All my appointments, projects guided by equity, inclusiveness

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The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Imo ex-commissioner, lawmaker’s houses burnt down, gateman killed

The arsonists also allegedly torched the ancestral home of the immediate past Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Cyprian Charles Akaolisa, in the same area.
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has announced the deployment of 200 officers of the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun to Ibarapa and Oke Ogun zones.

Oyo: We are committed to reducing maternal mortality – official

The Oyo State Government has restated its commitment towards the reduction of matenal morality rate in the state.
Former Big Brother Naija housemate and actress, Antoinette Lecky, better known as Anto Lecky, says that even if some days could be difficult, she had no regrets relocating to Nigeria from her base in the United States of America.

BBNaija’s Anto Lecky: No regrets relocating to Nigeria

Former Big Brother Naija housemate and actress, Antoinette Lecky, better known as Anto Lecky, says that even if some days could be difficult, she had no regrets relocating to Nigeria from her base in the United States of America.

EKEDC blames broken poles for power outage in Badagry

The Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has attributed the outage in some communities in Badagry to broken poles along the Badagry Expressway in Oko-Afo.
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