News - Ekiti State

Ekiti State Government To Sue EFCC

1 week ago /
Nation 

Ekiti state government says it will sue the economic and financial crimes commission (EFCC) for alleged human rights violation. This was made known by the state Governor Ayodele Fayose while speaking to newsmen in Ado Ekiti, the state capital during the presentation of brand new cars to the commissioner for finance...

Jubilation In Ekiti, As EFCC Releases Finance Commissioner And Accountant General After 14 Days Of Detention

1 week ago /
Politics  Security 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released Toyin Ojo, Ekiti State Finance Commissioner and the Accountant-General, Mrs Yemisi Owolabi. This was confirmed in a statement by Lere Olayinka, the media aide to Governor Ayodele Fayose. “Today, God gave Ekiti State and its people another victory over the EFCC and its...

Fayose Commissions Projects, Assures Citizens Of More Dividends Of Democracy

1 week ago /
Nation 

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has commissioned a number of projects spread across various communities in the state, as part of activities marking his 3rd year anniversary in office. Among projects commissioned by the governor are the newly completed two and half kilometer Ori-Apata-Nata Nova Road Ado Ekiti, rural electrification of Irasa...

Ekiti Govt Calls For Calm As Monkeypox Hits State

1 week ago /
Nation 

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has asked residents of the state not to panic over the outbreak of monkeypox, saying efforts are on to prevent the disease from further spread. The governor said this in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday while reacting to the two suspected cases of monkeypox in Okemesi Ekiti...

Ekiti Exco Demands Immediate Release Of Finance Commissioner And Accountant General

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Ekiti State executive council has condemned the continued arrest and detention of the state commissioner for Finance Toyin Ojo and the Accountant General Yemisi Owolabi by the economic and financial crimes commission (EFCC), describing the arrest as a political ‘witch hunt’ to incapacitate the state government. Addressing newsmen in Ado...

Fayose Seeks Fair Conduct Of Ekiti Election

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Following the July 14, 2018 date announced for the conduct of the Ekiti state governorship election by the independent national electoral commission (INEC), governor Ayodele Fayose wants the commission to conduct a free, fair and acceptable poll devoid of manipulations.  The governor told newsmen in Ado Ekiti, on Friday that...

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

2 weeks 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...

INEC Releases Dates For Ekiti, Osun Governorship Election

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The independent national electoral commission INEC, has fixed 14 July 20-18 for the conduct of Ekiti state governorship election. Addressing newsmen at the headquarters of INEC in Abuja, the national commissioner in charge of voter education and election monitoring, Solomon Soyebi said campaigns by political parties and candidates will begin on...

Ekiti: Elections will be free, fair and transparent – Ayodele Fayose

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Ekiti state Governor Ayodele Fayose has assured the people of the state that his administration will do everything within its powers to ensure that the December 23rd local government election in the state is free, fair and transparent. The governor gave the assurance in Ado Ekiti, the state capital on Tuesday...

INEC Holds Consultative Meeting With Media

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The independent national electoral commission, INEC has been examining new ways to improve elections in Nigeria as it begins preparations for the governorship elections in Anambra, Osun and Ekiti states as well as the 2019 general elections. INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, told newsmen during a quarterly consultative meeting between the...

Ekiti : Organized Labour Demands Immediate Release Of Finance Commissioner And Accountant General

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Following the continuous detention of the Ekiti state commissioner for finance Toyin Ojo and the accountant general Mrs Yemisi Owolabi by the economic and financial crimes commission (EFCC) on how the federal government bailout funds to the state was utilized, members of the organized labour in the state have renewed...

EFCC Arrests Ekiti Finance Commissioner, Accountant General

3 weeks ago /
Niger Delta 

Ekiti State Commissioner for Finance, Toyin Ojo, and the Accountant General, Yemisi Owolabi, have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC). According to EFCC, Governor Ayodele Fayose’s aides were arrested over allegations of mismanagement of bailout funds by the state government. The Head of Media and Publicity for the...

Alleged Arrest‬: EFCC Arrest In Ekiti A Hoax

3 weeks ago /
Nation  Security 

Following an alarm raised by the personal assistant to the Ekiti state governor on public communications and new media Lere Olayinka that the state commissioner for finance, Toyin Ojo and the accountant general, Ojoowolabi have been arrested by the economic and financial crime commission, a source close to the accountant...

Fayose’s Presidential Declaration: An Exercise In Futility-PDP

3 weeks ago /
Politics 

The spokesperson of the national caretaker committee of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Dayo Adeyeye has described the presidential declaration of Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose as a clear violation of the rules and regulation’s of the party. Adeyeye stated this in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital on Thursday while...

I Will Defeat President Buhari In Fair Election – Fayose

3 weeks ago /
Politics 

It is still a full year and five months to the 2019 elections, but some politicians eyeing the highest office in the land are already positioning themselves to run. One of such is the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose who has not hidden his desire to contest the presidency, on the...

Fayose Open's Up On His Presidential Ambition

3 weeks ago /
Nation  Politics 

Ekiti Sate Governor and Chairman PDP governors’ forum, Ayodele Fayose, has opened up on his intention to contest the 2019 presidential election. Governor Fayose in an interview with AIT said though the PDP zoned the presidential ticket to the north, the constitution of the party did not bar any aspirant from contesting...

Teachers Adopt Fayose’s Deputy As Sole Governorship Aspirant

3 weeks ago /
Nation  Politics 

Teachers in Ekiti state have thrown their weight behind the adoption of governor Ayodele Fayose’s deputy Kolapo Olusola as the sole governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the 2018 governorship election in the state.  They declared their support on Tuesday at an event in Ado Ekiti,...

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

1 month 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...

More Troubles For PDP As Adeyeye Meets Supporters, Describes Gov. Fayose As A ‘Betrayer’

1 month ago /
Politics 

Reactions are still trailing last week’s endorsement of Governor Ayodele Fayose’s Deputy Kolapo Olusola as the sole governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by some PDP stakeholders in the state ahead of the 2018 governorship election in the state. The latest is coming from the national publicity secretary of...

Fayose Condemns Alleged Attack On Nnamdi Kanu’s Residence

1 month ago /
Nation 

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has condemned the alleged military attack on the residence of the leader of indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, saying dialogue remains the only solution to attaining peace. The governor while speaking to newsmen at the government house  in Ado Ekiti, the state capital on...


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