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Court sentences man to 12 years in prison for kidnapping in Ekiti

An Ado-Ekiti High Court on Friday sentenced an unemployed man, Olumide Ogunrinde to 12 years in prison for kidnapping.

Four injured, motorcycles burnt in Ekiti tanker accident

No fewer than four persons sustained various degrees of injuries on Thursday when a petroleum tanker exploded at Ido Ekiti, in Ido/Osi Local government area of the state.

Former Ekiti commissioner escapes assassination

A former commissioner in the first term of Governor Kayode Fayemi in Ekiti State, Mrs Funke Owoseeni, on Thursday escaped death by a whisker as suspected assassins besieged her house located at Ijesa Isu in Ikole Local Government area of the state.
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Governor Fayemi flags off free cataract surgery for 405 Ekiti residents

Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Ekiti State governor, on Wednesday flagged off free cataract surgery for 405 residents and restated his commitment to quality healthcare delivery.
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Bisi Fayemi: No woman in Ekiti should give birth at home

The wife of Ekiti State governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, has urged women in the state to desist from giving birth at home declaring the practice as dangerous and life-threatening.

REC: INEC ready for by-election in Ekiti

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Ekiti State, Prof. Abduganiy Raji, on Thursday said the commission was now ready for the pending by-election to fill the vacant seat in the state House of Assembly.

Ayodele Fayose’s government abandoned us for four years – Ekiti communities

Some communities in Ekiti North Senatorial District of Ekiti State are sad and angry. They have accused the immediate past administration of former Governor Ayodele Fayose of neglecting them by not extending developmental and infrastructural projects to them during his tenure.
The Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, has appealed to the people of Isaba-Ekiti in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State to maintain peace over the vacant kingship stool.

Bisi Egbeyemi: Herdsmen carrying weapons will be arrested, prosecuted in Ekiti

The Ekiti State government has declared that the full weight of the law will be visited on any herdsman caught with dangerous weapons.
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Cleric: Look beyond 2019 for nation’s messiah

The founder of Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Adamimogo Outreach, Prophet Sam Olu Alo, has charged Nigerians to look beyond 2019 for the nation’s much desired messiah.
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Shot Ekiti assemblyman passes on in hospital

A member of the Ekiti state house of assembly, Micheal Adedeji, who was shot in the head by gunmen on Friday is dead.
Michael Adedeji

Police: Attacked Ekiti assemblyman Micheal Adedeji responding to treatment

The Ekiti State Police Command, on Saturday revealed that a member of the State House of Assembly, Hon. Michael Adedeji, who was attacked along Ado-Akure Highway on Friday, is now responding to treatment at the hospital.
Caleb Ikechukwu, police spokesman in Ekiti

Ekiti lawmaker shot by unidentified gunmen

Some unidentified gunmen on Friday shot a member of the Ekiti House of Assembly, Mr Michael Adedeji, at a close range at Ado Ekiti while driving to Akure, Ondo State.
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Kayode Fayemi scraps education levy in Ekiti

The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has announced the immediate scrapping of education development levy being paid by students of public and private schools in the state.
Caleb Ikechukwu, police spokesman in Ekiti

Police arrest 10 for murder, cultism in Ekiti

The Ekiti State Police Command on Monday said they have arrested the suspected killer of the mother of two, Ms Kehinde Olomola.

Mother of two hacked to death in Ekiti

A 25-year-old mother of two, Kehinde Olomola, has died from injuries she sustained when she was attacked in her home at Igede community in Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area of Ekiti State.

Murdered APC chieftain buried in Ido-Ekiti

The remains of Bunmi Ojo, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, were on Friday laid to rest in his hometown, Ido Ekiti, in Ido-Osi Local Government Area of Ekiti State.
There has been a large turnout of voters at Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital as they trooped out in great numbers to the polling units

Ekiti guber: Police hail electorate, INEC

The Commissioner of Police in charge of Ekiti North Senatorial District, Mr. Ali Janga, has praised the Independent National Electoral Commission and the electorate for the peaceful conduct of Saturday’s governorship election in the state.
Kayode Fayemi

Kayode Fayemi: I increased teachers’ pay when I was governor but Ayodele Fayose is...

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi, says he increased teachers’ salaries when he was in power but Ayodele Fayose, his successor, has not paid them in 10 months.

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Federal government to administer mass vaccination on children

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) says it will conduct a mass vaccination of children in all parts of the country, as part of celebrations to mark the 2019 African Vaccination week.

Minister: President Buhari may not dissolve cabinet on May 22

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has clarified that the valedictory session of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) to be held on May 22, does not mean that the cabinet will be dissolved on the same day.