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Ayodele Fayose’s former appointees dump PDP, join APC

No fewer than 500 political appointees and elected officials under the first and second term of the immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, on Tuesday defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ado Ekiti.

Afe Babalola backs agitations for restructuring

An eminent lawyer and founder of Afe Babalola University (ABUAD), Chief Afe Babalola, has restated that restructuring of the lopsidedness of Nigerian structures remain the panacea to solving the hydra-headed problems confronting the nation.
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Kayode Fayemi: Segun Oni’s suit part of beauty of democracy

Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has appealed to his supporters and entire members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State to see the eligibility suit instituted by ex-Governor Segun Oni and Monday’s court ruling as part of the beauty of democracy.
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Zenith Labour Party urges political parties to engage security agencies

The National Chairman of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Mr. Dan Nwanyanwu, has urged political parties to engage security agencies in order to achieve credible, free and fair elections in 2019.

Court dismisses Segun Oni’s suit challenging Kayode Fayemi’s eligibility to contest Ekiti election

A Federal High Court in Ado-Ekiti on Monday dismissed the suit filed by a former governor of Ekiti State, Chief Segun Oni, challenging the eligibility of Governor Kayode Fayemi to contest the July 14 governorship election in the state.

Kashim Shettima tells aggrieved APC aspirants in Ekiti, Ondo to embrace peace

The National Peace and Reconciliation Committee of the All Progressives Congress on Monday appealed to aggrieved aspirants and members of the party in Ekiti and Ondo states to embrace peace.
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Bisi Fayemi warns against silence on violence against women

Ekiti State Governor’s wife, Bisi Fayemi, warns against criminal silence by various institutions to attacks on women and girl-child

Group charges traditional rulers, clerics to stop celebrating fraudsters

Traditional rulers and religious leaders urged to stop celebrating people perceived to have amassed wealth through suspicious and questionable means
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Police: Ekiti judiciary will determine killer student’s fate

Police in Ekiti say the secondary school student, Kehinde Timilehin, who stabbed colleague, Favour Mathew, to death may be detained at juvenile correction centre

Kwara APC holds inter-religious prayers for deceased members

All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara on Saturday offered inter-religious prayers for the repose of the soul of five of its members who died recently in ghastly auto accident

Borno, Kaduna governors storm Ekiti to reconcile warring APC members

Borno Governor Kashim Shettima and Kaduna’s Nasir el-Rufai to visit Ekiti on Monday to mediate in crisis within the ruling APC in the state
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Muhammadu Buhari appoints nine new federal permanent secretaries

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of nine new permanent secretaries in the Federal Civil Service.

Beggars fight over space for begging in Ado Ekiti

There was a mild drama in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti capital, on Friday morning, as two destitute begging for alms at the popular Fajuyi round about, engaged in free-for-all apparently for space.
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Monday urged Nigerians not to fall into deceptions of President Muhammdu Buhari and his party (APC) in their to seek second term.-3

Atiku Abubakar: I headed best economic team in Nigeria

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 general election, in Ibadan on Thursday said that he headed the best economic team for Nigeria between 1999 and 2003, adding that such prosperity will return to the country next year, if he is elected the next president.

17-year-old pupil hacks colleague to death in Ekiti

A 17-year-old Senior Secondary School pupil of Ado Grammar School, Ado Ekiti, Kehinde Timilehin, reportedly hacked a fellow student, Favour Matthew, 16, to death on Thursday.

N-Power to sanction monitors who extort money from volunteers

The Presidency says it will neither tolerate truancy nor allow independent assessors to extort money from N-power volunteers across the country.
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Council pensioners in Ekiti protest exclusion from November payment

Local government retirees in Ekiti State have asked Governor Kayode Fayemi to investigate why they were left out in the November payment of salary and pensions while core civil servants and other pensioners in the state were paid.

Senate approves N338.925 billion refund to two states, contractors, others

The Senate, on Wednesday, approved the payment of N338.925 billion as refund to two states, six contractors and 269 companies for projects executed for federal government as well as claims from Export Expansion Grant (EEG) scheme.

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The National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria held a peaceful protest in Lagos on Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of the organisation.

NLC: N30,000 minimum wage must be paid before 2019 elections

Waheed Olojede, Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress, Oyo state chapter, has assured workers of the payment of N30,000 new minimum wage before the 2019 general election.
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Atiku Abubakar: Why I shunned the 2019 elections peace pact signing

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, said he did not attend the signing of a peace pact for 2019 presidential elections in Abuja because he “did not receive any formal invitation.”
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EFCC detains ex-Skye Bank chief Tunde Ayeni for alleged fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has detained a former Chairman of Skye Bank Plc (Now Polaris Bank), Mr. Tunde Ayeni, for fraud.

VON chief, others call on mainstream media to counter fake news

The Director-General, Voice of Nigeria, (VON), Mr Osita Okechukwu, has called on mainstream media organisations in the country to establish ‘Social Media Desks’ that would track and counter fake news disseminated on social fora.

Plateau PDP accuses APC of buying voters cards

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of buying voters cards especially in the PDP strongholds as part of its plan to win 2019 election at all levels even as the governor stated that PDP was merely playing to the gallery and engaging in diversionary tactics to misinform and mislead the public.