News - Kayode Fayemi

Court Orders Fayose To Pay N234m To Sacked Appointees

2 years ago /
Nation 

The National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) has ordered the Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, to pay over N234 million to chairmen and members of statutory commissions appointed and sworn into office by former Governor Kayode Fayemi. Fayose sacked members of the State Independent National Electoral Commission (SIEC), Civil Service Commission...

Nigeria Power Sector: Senate Wants A Separate Minister To Supervise Sector

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday asked the federal government to appoint a separate minister of power to effectively and efficiently oversee activities in the sector. The portfolio is currently merged with that of works and housing with the responsibility falling squarely on one Minister, Babatunde Raji Fashola. Senate believes separating the portfolio...

F.G distributes relief materials to disaster victims in Ekiti.

2 years ago /
Nation 

The federal government has commenced the distribution of relief materials to over one thousand victims of natural disasters in Ekiti state, southwest Nigeria. Distributing the materials to some of the victims in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, minster of mines and steel development kayode fayemi said President Muhammdu Buhari was concerned...

Governor Obiano Seeks Fair Polls In Anambra

2 years ago /
Nation 

Governor of Anambra state Willie Obiano wants the independent national electoral commission INEC to ensure impartial conduct of the forthcoming governorship election in the state Speaking to state house correspondents on Tuesday after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso rock villa in Abuja, the governor dismissed claims that his...

President Buhari Meets With Obiano, Others

2 years ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met with Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. Briefing reporters after the meeting, Governor Obiano said President Buhari assured him of a free and fair governorship election in Anambra State. Meanwhile, the President held two separate meetings with Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of...

Ekiti Judicial Commission Of Inquiry Tours 4 Project Sites, Express Dismay

2 years ago /
Nation 

The judicial commission of inquiry set-up by the Ekiti state government to investigate finances of the state in the four-year administration of former Governor Kayode Fayemi has expressed displeasure over the condition of the numerous uncompleted projects initiated during the period. The four projects toured by members of the judicial commission...

EFCC Denies Investigating CJN, Others

2 years ago /
Security 

The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission says it is investigating former finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, minister of solid minerals development, Kayode Fayemi and Justice Abdu Kafarati of the federal high court. In a statement issued by head, media and publicity of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, in reaction to a newspaper publication titled, CJN, Okonjo-Iweala, Fayemi, Fayose,...

Court Dismisses Fayemi’s Application Against Judicial Panel

2 years ago /
Nation 

An attempt by immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi to stop the judicial panel set up to probe his administration failed on Tuesday, as an Ado-Ekiti High Court has refused an application praying for an interim order to restrain the Judicial Panel of Inquiry pending the hearing...

Ekiti Probe: Ex-Governor Moves To Restrain Judicial Commission Of Enquiry

2 years ago /
Nation 

Immediate past governor of ekiti state and minister of mines and steel development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has challenged the competence of the judicial commission of enquiry set up by governor Ayodele Fayose to probe his administration, asking an Ado-ekiti high court for an injunction to restrain the state government and...

Ekiti Commission Of Inquiry: Fayose's Action An Exercise In Futility, Says Fayemi's Media Aide

2 years ago /
Nation 

Following the inauguration of a judicial commission set up by governor Ayodele Fayose to probe the immediate past administration led by Dr Kayode Fayemi. The special assistant on media to the former governor Fayemi who is currently the minister of mines and steel development, said governor Fayose's action is at variance...

Fayose Raises 8 Man Commission To Look Into State Finances

2 years ago /
Nation 

Ekiti state governor Ayodele Fayose on Monday inaugurated an eight-man commission of inquiry to look into the finances of the state government under the administration of former governor kayode fayemi between 2010 and 2014. This is in compliance with the resolution passed by the state house of assembly on may 10...

Fayose Sets Up Panel To Probe Fayemi

2 years ago /
Nation 

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has inaugurated an eight-man commission of inquiry to look into the finances of the state government under the administration of his predecessor, Mr Kayode Fayemi, between 2010 and 2014. Governor Fayose set up the panel in compliance with the resolution passed by the State House...

Ekiti Assembly Orders Probe of Fayemi

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Ekiti State House of Assembly has ordered Governor Ayodele Fayose to set up a judicial or administrative panel to probe his predecessor, Dr Kayode Fayemi. The Assembly said the step became necessary after Fayemi, who is the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, refused to appear before it to answer questions about...

Enugu Govt. Calls On FG To Revoke Mining Licenses Of Private Companies

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has called on the Federal Government to revoke mining licenses of private companies in the state and reward them to the State government. Governor Ugwuanyi Made this known in a meeting with the Minister of Mining and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, who is in...

President Buhari Presides Over First FEC Meeting Since Return

2 years ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over the Federal Executive Council, FEC meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja This was the first time Buhari is presiding over the meeting since he went on medical vacation on January 19. The President’s arrival at the Council Chamber by 10:00 a.m. was announced by one...

Rotimi Akeredolu Sworn In As Ondo State Governor

2 years ago /
Nation 

Ondo state is in a celebration mood today, February 24, 2017, following the swearing in of Mr Rotimi Akeredolu as the governor of the state. The event which took place earlier on Friday in Akure, was well attended by the All Progressives Congress (APC) party supporters, APC National Chairman, John Oyegun,...

Mineral revenue states to get derivation

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has given approval for the implementation of the constitutionally guaranteed 13 per cent derivation from mineral revenues to deserving states states The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, announced this on Tuesday at a 2-day workshop on Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) in the development of...

Ondo State Governor-Elect, Akeredolu, Meets With President Buhari

2 years ago /
Nation 

Chief Rotimi Akeredolu, has visited president Muhammadu Buhari. He was accompanied to see the president by the minister of solid minerals Kayode Fayemi and Plateau state Governor Solomon Dalung. Rotimi Akeredolu, who won the election on the platform of the APC said at the INEC office that the victory is not...

Diversion Of Explosives: Minister Recalls Federal Mines Officers

3 years ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has recalled all federal mines officers in the 36 states of the federation and the capital city, Abuja. Dr. Fayemi gave the directive on Friday in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr Olayinka Oyebode. He said that the recalling...

FG Begins Move To Resuscitate Ajaokuta Steel Company

3 years ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, says the inability of the Ajaokuta Steel Company to produce for a long period of time is a tragedy of immense proportion. Professor Osinbajo made the statement after the signing a ceremony of the re-negotiated Ajaokuta and the National Iron Ore Mining Company (NIOMCO) concession agreement. The...