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No Eviction Order To Herdsmen In South-West – Nigeria Governors Forum
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No Eviction Order To Herdsmen In South-West – Nigeria Governors Forum

The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has said that there was no eviction order to herdsmen in Ondo State or any part of the South West region. It said the speech of Ondo Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, was misconstrued in the media and was only directed at government reserve including registration. Chairman of NGF and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, spoke in Akure at a meeting with the national leadership of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN). Dr. Fayemi noted that the statement generated a lot of hoopla which led to what he described as unfortunate development in Oyo State. He said Akeredolu didn't talk about herdsmen vacating the state but about registration of herdsmen who want to operate within the reserves. The Ekiti Governor...
EndSARS: Governors Worried About Discontent, Anger In Nigeria – Fayemi
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EndSARS: Governors Worried About Discontent, Anger In Nigeria – Fayemi

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has said he and his colleagues in the Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF) were concerned about discontent, hunger and anger in the country and would be ready to work with other stakeholders to find a lasting solution. Dr. Fayemi, who is the NGF Chairman, said the raging nationwide ENDSARS protests resulted from years of pent-up emotion, anger and hunger in the land, adding that the governors are committed to larger reform of the polity not only much taunted Police reform. The Governor spoke on Sunday at the Special thanksgiving mass held at St. Patrick's Catholic Cathedral, Old Garage, Ado Ekiti as part of activities to mark the second anniversary of his administration in office. Dr. Fayemi said he understood the frustration of the yo...
Teachers’ Day: Fayemi Commends Teachers For Contributions To Nation Building
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Teachers’ Day: Fayemi Commends Teachers For Contributions To Nation Building

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has described teachers as major stakeholders in the drive towards nation building, adding that government policies in education sector cannot succeed without the unflinching support and cooperation of teachers. Dr Fayemi stated this at the 2020 World Teacher’s Day celebration, in Ado-Ekiti on Monday. He urged the teachers to brace up for the tasks of rebuilding the school system which had been under lockdown in the last six months. The Governor spoke just as the Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Mr Samuel Olugbesan and Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools (ASUSS) Mr Sola Adigun, in separate presentations, commended the Governor for his giant strides in the education sector. They cited introduction of free and...
Why I Didn’t Campaign For APC During Edo Governorship  – Fayemi
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Why I Didn’t Campaign For APC During Edo Governorship – Fayemi

Ekiti state governor and chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), Dr. Kayode Fayemi has spoken on why he did not campaign for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the just concluded governorship election in Edo state. He said campaigning for APC during the election would have amounted to campaigning against his colleague, Governor Godwin Obaseki who ran on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Obaseki polled a total of 307, 955 votes to defeat All Progressives Congress (APC)’s Osagie Ize-Iyamu who got 223, 619 votes, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). However, speaking with journalists in Lagos, Fayemi said he could not campaign for the APC in the election because his role as chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum does n...
Governors Declare State Of Emergency On Rape In Nigeria
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Governors Declare State Of Emergency On Rape In Nigeria

The Nigeria Governors Forum has agreed to declare a state of emergency on sexual and gender-based violence against women and children. They also renewed commitment to ensuring that offenders face the full weight of the law . This was contained in a communique signed by the Chairman of the NGF , Dr. Kayode Fayemi, after the forum’ s 10th COVID -19 teleconference meeting held on Wednesday. The communique was issued in Abuja, on Thursday. Governors agreed to , “ Declare a State of Emergency on Sexual and Gender- based Violence . Governors strongly condemned all forms of violence against women and children and committed to ensuring that offenders face the maximum weight of the law ; “Call on State Governors that have not already domesticated relevant gender- based protection...
Executive Order 10: Buhari Bows To Governors’ Pressure
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Executive Order 10: Buhari Bows To Governors’ Pressure

President Muhammadu Buhari has agreed to the delay of the process of gazetting of the Executive Order 10 for some concerns of the state governors to be sorted out. Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) and Ekiti State governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, disclosed this to state house correspondents on Monday, after a meeting with representatives of the President. It would be recalled that President Buhari had recently signed the Executive Order 10, which sought to give autonomy to state Legislature and Judiciary. However, state governors, under the NGF platform, had kicked at provisions of the Order, citing constitutional concerns. However, on Monday, at a meeting organized by the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, between representatives of the NG...
Buhari, Governors Meet In Aso Rock Over Autonomy For State Legislatures, Judiciary
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Buhari, Governors Meet In Aso Rock Over Autonomy For State Legislatures, Judiciary

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday met with the Nigerian Governors Forum over the recent Executive Order 10 that gives autonomy to State legislatures and Judiciary. President Buhari at the meeting agreed to delay gazetting of the Executive Order 10 after listening to the concerns raised by Governors on the Executive Order 10. Briefing State House correspondents after the meeting, Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum and Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi said after listening to their concerns, about the constitutionality of the Executive Order, President Buhari agreed that the gazetting order would be delayed. He said that the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, and the Attorney General of the Federation, General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami were at the meetin...
Fayemi Relaxes Lockdown, Subjects Reopening Of Worship Centres To Consultation
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Fayemi Relaxes Lockdown, Subjects Reopening Of Worship Centres To Consultation

The Governor of Ekiti State Dr Kayode Fayemi has announced the relaxation of the lockdown imposed on the state. With the relaxation, Ekiti people will now enjoy free movement for their daily activities from Monday to Friday between six in the morning and eight in the evening. Similarly from Monday, public officers on Grade Level 8 and above are to resume for duty while those on Grade Level 7 and below will still remain at home till further notice. The Governor says the dusk-to-dawn curfew will resume from 8pm to 6am daily while lockdown of the state borders remains enforced. Reopening of schools, worship centres and major markets will however be subject to on-going consultations with stakeholders. Governor Fayemi however advised residents of the state to keep to all prescrib...
COVID-19 Not A Joke – President Buhari Tells Governors
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COVID-19 Not A Joke – President Buhari Tells Governors

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Monday, told state governors not to take the raging COVID-19 pandemic as a joke. He asked them to step up enlightenment of their people on the seriousness of the infection by ensuring they stayed safe. Buhari also called on the governors to work closely with the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 to streamline the measures targeted at containing the spread. The President made the call during a virtual meeting he held with the governors. While he participated in the meeting via a video conference from the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, led his colleagues to join from other locations. The President stated that having received a ...
Fayemi Orders Release Of 30 Inmates In Ekiti
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Fayemi Orders Release Of 30 Inmates In Ekiti

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has ordered the release of 30 prisoners in the Ado Ekiti Correctional Centre as efforts to curb the spread of Coronavirus in Nigeria intensifies. This was done in accordance as part of the Federal Government’s process to protect inmates from contracting COVID-19 across the country. The state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Olawale Fapohunda, made this disclosure in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday. Fapohunda revealed that applications for clemency on 45 inmates were received by the council. He however, noted that the 30 inmates considered fell within the category of inmates stated in the public notice earlier published by the Ministry of Justice. Fapohunda said that Governor Fayemi has also directed that the released i...
COVID-19: Fayemi Extends Ekiti Lockdown By Two Weeks
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COVID-19: Fayemi Extends Ekiti Lockdown By Two Weeks

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has extended the movement restriction and curfew imposed in the state by two weeks, following the expiration of the initial order on Monday night. The restriction will now end on April 27th. The new directive which was contained in a release signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Biodun Oyebanj, also made wearing of face mask compulsory in public places. The Governor also directed that the restriction of movement would be suspended for eight hours, (between 6am-2pm) on Thursday, April 16 and Thursday, April 23rd, to allow the people re-stock essential goods. Like the previous order, those on essential services and vendors of food stuff, water and medicines and other essential goods are allowed to move with valid means of ide...
Ekiti Adjusts Lockdown Timing As Gov. Fayemi Approves Palliatives For The Poor
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Ekiti Adjusts Lockdown Timing As Gov. Fayemi Approves Palliatives For The Poor

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Monday, relaxed the total lockdown imposed on the state since March 29 to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Fayemi made this known in Ado Ekiti, while flagging off Covid-19 Response/Food bank and distribution of palliatives to 20, 000 indigent citizens in the state. “I just got out of self isolation this morning and this is the first state function I will perform. ” Residents are now allowed to move and trade between 6 a.m to 2 p.m on Tuesday and Thursday this week, to restock and undertake economic pursuits that will keep their households till the curfew is finally lifted. ” I decided to keep away from you in order not to return to self isolation that I had observed, as part of the ways to checkmate the spread of this virus”, he sai...
Fayemi Announces 14-Day “Total Shutdown” Of Ekiti State
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Fayemi Announces 14-Day “Total Shutdown” Of Ekiti State

Text of the Address by His Excellency Dr. Kayode Fayemi, CON Governor, Ekiti State, Nigeria on the occasion of the address titled: *WE MUST DO MORE TO PREVENT AN OUTBREAK IN EKITI STATE* at Government House, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State on Sunday, March 29, 2020 Ekiti-kete, 1. On Friday, March 20th 2020, I addressed you on the global scourge of the novel coronavirus named COVID-19 and its presence in Ekiti State as well as on the immediate actions we were taking to prevent the virus and curtail its spread. 2. I am glad to report that as at this morning, Ekiti State has not recorded any additional case of confirmed coronavirus patient while our single patient is doing very well in our isolation center, still without showing any symptom. We are hopeful that his repeat test wi...
Fayemi Visits Alaafin Lamidi Adeyemi After ‘Warning’ Letter
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Fayemi Visits Alaafin Lamidi Adeyemi After ‘Warning’ Letter

Dr Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, on Sunday paid a visit to Lamidi Adeyemi, alaafin of Oyo. Furthermore, he visited the traditional ruler days after the letter Adeyemi wrote to him went viral. Also in the letter ,the monarch had asked Fayemi to be very careful in the manner he handles the leadership crisis rocking the state traditional council. Spent Sunday afternoon with Alaafin of Oyo, Iku Baba Yeye and had very fruitful discussions. JKF
Pundits Predict Fayemi, El-Rufai Joint 2023 Presidential Ticket
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Pundits Predict Fayemi, El-Rufai Joint 2023 Presidential Ticket

Political analysts yesterday forecast that the duo of Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and his Kaduna State counterpart, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, may pair for the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 election season. According to them, the duo looked good for the ticket because among those being rumoured to be nursing presidential ambition, they paraded the most outstanding credentials and currently enjoy support from President Muhammadu Buhari and members of his kitchen cabinet. Already, there are subterranean moves in the ruling party to see that the APC fields one of its governors to succeed Buhari whose tenure expires in 2023. The analysts, who spoke to THISDAY against the backdrop of the recent advocacy by el-Rufai for power to shift...
Governor Fayemi Approves Six Months Maternity Leave For Ekiti Workers
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Governor Fayemi Approves Six Months Maternity Leave For Ekiti Workers

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi has approved six months (180 days) maternity leave for female workers in the state public service. This is in line with the administration’s determination to key into global best practices that will improve the quality of lives of the citizens. The new policy, which takes effect from February 1, 2020, is aimed at improving maternal health and encourage nursing mothers to observe the six months exclusive breast feeding campaign of the United Nations Intervention Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). The six months exclusive breast feeding campaign is aimed at reducing to the barest minimum, infant and maternal mortality rate as well as facilitate work-life balance for female workers in the state. The Ekiti State Government continue...
Amotekun: South West Governors To Sign Bill For Legal Backing On February 14
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Amotekun: South West Governors To Sign Bill For Legal Backing On February 14

Ekiti Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi on Monday said the bill seeking legal backing for the Western Nigeria Security outfit code-named ‘Operation Amotekun’ initiated by the six Governors in the Southwest region would be simultaneously assented to on Friday, February 14. Fayemi, who disclosed this while receiving proposal bill on Amotekun from Ekiti Attorney-General, Olawale Fapohunda, said the bill when enacted will give the security outfits legal strengthen for sustainability. The governor said that the draft bill will be extensively discussed during the State’s Executive Council meeting on Wednesday for immediate transmission to the House of Assembly. He pointed out that Amotekun was conceived by the six governors as a regional response to curb the scourge of kidnapping, banditr...
National Security Agencies Backed Amotekun – Fayemi
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National Security Agencies Backed Amotekun – Fayemi

ÀMỌ̀TẸ́KÙN is not a duplication or replacement for the Nigeria Police but was established to complement the existing security agencies. ÀMỌ̀TẸ́KÙN is a model open to public scrutiny in improving the quality of the protection of the people The Ekiti State Governor and Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi, yesterday disclosed that the national security agencies were properly informed before the establishment of the South-West security outfit. He said the conventional security agencies were carried along and had agreed to support the operation of the joint security organisation #Amotekun
Amotekun Not Regional Police – Fayemi
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Amotekun Not Regional Police – Fayemi

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has dispelled rumours making the rounds that the newly launched Western Nigeria Security Network code-named Operation Amotekun is a regional police. Fayemi who spoke in Ibadan at the launch of the security apparatus stated that the South west governors were not out to undermine the integrity and sovereignty of Nigeria but were providing the Yoruba people with a "confidence building strategy" to tackle crime and criminality in the region. The governor added that Amotekun was neither an alternative to any of the conventional security agencies in the country nor a state police. He said rather, Amotekun would complement and work in collaboration with existing security agencies to provide adequate security of lives and property in the region. ...
No Plan To Sack Workers In Civil Service – Fayemi
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No Plan To Sack Workers In Civil Service – Fayemi

The attention of the Government of Ekiti State has been drawn to some media reports insinuating that the administration had concluded plans to sack workers in the MDAs. The misleading news reports, which quoted an anonymous source in the office of the Head of Service, is nothing but a tissue of lies and a figment of the imagination of the writers. The office of the Head of Service has denied any plan to carry out any disengagement in the listed MDAs as claimed in the malicious reports. The Head of Service, Mr Ayodeji Ajayi, is the state official with authority to speak on issues relating to the service and not the rumour mill. Contrary to the concocted lies of the writers, the state government wishes to place it on record that it has no plan to sack anyone in the MDAs. Instead...
Photos From The Ikogosi 10km Marathon Race In Ekiti
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Photos From The Ikogosi 10km Marathon Race In Ekiti

The maiden edition of Ikogosi Marathon race will kick off this morning in Ekiti State. No fewer than 2000 athletes have registered for the 10km race which covers Aramoko to Ikogosi, home of world wonder Ikogosi warm spring. The State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi will flag off the race at the starting point at Aramoko Ekiti. There are indications that the governor may also participate in the race as he has been exercising for some days ahead of the event. The race is in three categories. Category one is for international athletes; category two is for local athletes while the third category is for women athletes.
Ekiti State Governemnt Announces Employment Into The State’s Civil Service
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Ekiti State Governemnt Announces Employment Into The State’s Civil Service

In furtherance of Dr Kayode Fayemi’s commitment to enhance the civil service, the Office of the Head of Service hereby announces the commencement of recruitment into the Public Service of Ekiti State. Application forms will be available online from Friday, 15th November, 2019. Interested applicants should note that they are required to pay an examination fee of N1,000.00 only to complete the process. Prospective applicants should got to http://ekitistate.gov.ng/jobs to access the forms and other relevant information about the recruitment exercise. Completed forms must be submitted online on or before the 25th November, 2019. Applicants must print the acknowledgement slip on the last page of their forms which will serve as their entry pass during the qualifying examination that w...
Minimum Wage Negotiations: FEC Can’t Decide For States – Governors
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Minimum Wage Negotiations: FEC Can’t Decide For States – Governors

Negotiations over consequential salary adjustments on the N 30,000 minimum wage may run into a storm in states as the Nigeria Governors’ Forum on Monday said states would not pay above their capacities . The Chairman of the NGF and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, who stated this after the forum’s meeting in Abuja said the Federal Executive Council could not decide for states . But organised labour lashed out at the NGF chairman and warned him against statements that could trigger industrial crises in states. Fayemi said the governors , at their meeting , reviewed progress in the implementation of the minimum wage law . Clarifying the forum’s position and FEC ’s decision, Fayemi said that while state governors agreed on the N 30, 000 minimum wage, FEC did not determine wh...
Ekiti Begins N20,000 Payment To The Elderly As Monthly Stipend
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Ekiti Begins N20,000 Payment To The Elderly As Monthly Stipend

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi on Wednesday re-launched the social security Scheme for elderly citizens in the state with, a pledge to commit more resources to social investments and human capital development. The program is called ‘Owo Arugbo’ (stipends for the elderly). Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, his wife, Erelu Bisi Fayemi; with state officials pose with some beneficiaries of the State’s Social Security Scheme for elderly citizens (Owo Arugbo), during the relaunch of the scheme in Ado-Ekiti…on Wednesday It will be recalled that Fayemi during his first term as governor of the state between 2010 and 2014 introduced the monthly payment stipends to elders in the state from sixty-five years and above but abandoned by the immediate past administration. Fayemi ...
Fayemi Seeks FG Approval To Toll Ado-akure Road
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Fayemi Seeks FG Approval To Toll Ado-akure Road

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, said on Tuesday that he was seeking approval of the Federal Government, owners of the Ado – Akure Road, to fix and toll the road. Fayemi, who said the toll became necessary in view of the directive from the Federal Government not to refund states henceforth for repair of federal roads and the need for him to pay back the loan he sourced from African Development Bank to fix the road. The governor, who spoke during a colloquium themed, ‘Building a sustainable economy through values orientation and innovative thinking’, held to mark the first year of his second term in office, said that paucity of funds had forced the Federal Government to stop the states from rehabilitating federal roads. Fayemi said, “We got some money from the AfDB to fi...
Mininum Wage: Ekiti To Commence Payment Of N30,000 This Month
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Mininum Wage: Ekiti To Commence Payment Of N30,000 This Month

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has stated that his administration would commence payment of N30,000 minimum wage to Ekiti workers this month. Dr Fayemi said the payment of the minimum wage was to motivate workers, especially teachers, to deliver the best to the state and reclaim the lost glory and pride of being the education nerve centre of the country. The Governor, who spoke amidst cheers by highly elated teachers and public servants in attendance at the 2019 World Teachers’ Day celebration in Ado- Ekiti on Saturday, however, tasked teachers to strive for the realisation of the bid to return the state to a leading position in education. He said, “We will commence payment of N30,000 minimum wage to workers in Ekiti with effect from this month. We are determined to reward dili...
Fayemi, Wike’s Newfound Friendship Set Tongues Wagging
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Fayemi, Wike’s Newfound Friendship Set Tongues Wagging

There is no gainsaying the fact that recent weeks have been challenging for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The opposition party has been battling with cold since one of its pillar of strength , perceived financier and governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, sneezed. The party has suffered one sleepless night after the other since the Rivers State governor stormed out of the venue of the presidential primaries of the party from which Alhaji Atiku Abubakar emerged the presidential candidate of the PDP in the build-up to the 2019 general elections. Since then, he has taken various other actions that left the minders of the party worried. For instance, in the aftermath of the National Assembly elections where Hon. Kingsley Chinda, the candidate he and other party chieftains suppo...
Ekiti Govt Visits, Condoles With Families Of Slain Fuoye Students
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Ekiti Govt Visits, Condoles With Families Of Slain Fuoye Students

The Ekiti State government has commiserated with the families of Joseph Okunofua and Kehinde Dada, students of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE) who lost their lives during Tuesday’s protest in Oye-Ekiti. The government delegation comprising the Secretary to the State Government, Hon Biodun Oyebanji; Chief of Staff to the Governor, Hon Biodun Omoleye; Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social development, Chief (Mrs) Moji Fafure; Commissioner for Environment, Hon Gbenga Ageyo; lawmaker representing Ido/Osi 1 at the State Assembly, Hon. Abiodun Fawekun, and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Women Affairs, Dr (Mrs) Enuice Oladimeji, visited the two families in Ido-Ekiti and Usi –Ekiti on Friday afternoon. The delegation led by Hon. Oyebanji visited Mrs Esther Okunofua, mothe...
No Mosque Demolished In Rivers State – Fayemi
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No Mosque Demolished In Rivers State – Fayemi

The Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum and Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has said that there was no evidence that a building existed on a disputed land in Rainbow Town, Port Harcourt. Fayemi’s remark is coming on the heels of claims that a mosque built on the disputed land was demolished by the Rivers State Government. The Ekiti State governor during a joint assessment of the land with his counterpart from Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike, on Sunday, said, “With what I have seen, I cannot see any evidence of any building that has been demolished here. From what I have seen here, I think it is a storm in a tea cup,” the NGF chairman added.
SERAP Asks Governors To Emulate ‘Makinde’s Open Asset Declaration Example
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SERAP Asks Governors To Emulate ‘Makinde’s Open Asset Declaration Example

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged 35 state governors in Nigeria to “emulate the shining example of Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, who recently openly declared his assets, by publishing without further delay the full details of their asset declarations submitted to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB). SERAP said: “Nigerians ought to know the worth of their state governors. The publication of asset declarations by state governors will improve transparency, accountability and good governance and assure the public that neither fraud nor illicit enrichment is concealed. Knowing the worth of state governors before and after taking offices would also prevent rumours, half-truths or innuendo regarding asset declarations.” According to the assets declarati...
FG, Govs Seek Recruitment Of Corps Members For Community Policing
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FG, Govs Seek Recruitment Of Corps Members For Community Policing

The Federal Government and the Nigeria Governors ’ Forum have proposed to recruit National Youth Service Corps members and graduates of the N ’ Power Programme to beef up the manpower needs of the Nigeria Police Force . The corps members and N ’ Power cadets are to make up for the inadequacy of the ongoing recruitment of 10 , 000 additional hands by the police . They will help primarily in boosting community policing . The Chairman of the NGF and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi , disclosed this in Abuja on Friday after he held a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa . Fayemi stated that issue topped the agenda of the meeting of the Security Sub - Committee of the National Economic Council headed by him earlier in the week. He said the governor...
Fayemi, South West APC Congratulate Oyetola Over Supreme Court Victory
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Fayemi, South West APC Congratulate Oyetola Over Supreme Court Victory

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has congratulated his Osun State counterpart, Gboyega Oyetola, over Friday’s Supreme Court ruling that validated his election as governor. Fayemi described the apex court ruling as an affirmation of the people’s will as expressed through their votes in the 2018 governorship election in the state. The governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, said, “It is a great day for democracy. The highest court in the country has finally settled the controversies surrounding the Osun governorship election and affirmed Governor Oyetola as the true winner of the election. “Hearty congratulations to my brother Governor, Oyetola. A bigger congratulation to the people of Osun State, who are the real winners in the context,” the ...
No Land For Outsiders – Fayemi
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No Land For Outsiders – Fayemi

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi Monday paid sympathy visit to Orin-Ekiti, Ido/Osi Local Government Areas of the State where a local hunter was murdered by suspected gunmen. Fayemi said the killing of Emmanuel Ilori, whom he described as a one of the leaders of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the town saddened his heart. He said the people of the state will now witness deployment of more soldiers, armed policemen and other security agencies so that they can sleep with their two eyes closed. Fayemi, who faulted State Chapter of the Peoples’ Democratic Party for attaching political coloration to the incident by alleging that he was planning to give Ekiti land to “outsiders” in exchange for future political ambition. He said the allegations peddle by t...
Fayemi Reveals Why Governors Insist On Creation Of State Police In Nigeria
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Fayemi Reveals Why Governors Insist On Creation Of State Police In Nigeria

Chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday declared that the quest for the creation of state police by some governors, groups and individuals in the country was not intended to undermine the existing Federal Police, the Nigeria Police Force. Fayemi, who is also the Governor of Ekiti State made this declaration while speaking at a security summit, tagged, “Stakeholders’ security summit: Focus on Western Nigeria” held in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. The summit, which was organised by the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission, had all the six governors from the region, Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos), Gboyega Oyetola (Osun) Dapo Abiodun (Ogun) and Fayemi (Ekiti) in attendance. Others were ...
Akeredolu Emerges Chairman, South West Governors’ Forum
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Akeredolu Emerges Chairman, South West Governors’ Forum

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has emerged the chairman of the South West Governors’ Forum. Akeredolu’s emergence as the forum’s Chairman followed a unanimous decision by governors from the South West states during a “Special Security Meeting” held at the Ondo State Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro, Abuja. It was gathered that the meeting was held to address the growing spate of insecurity within the six South West states. The Governors announced their decision to hold a regional security summit that will bring all critical stakeholders together to brainstorm on how to stem the tide of insecurity in the region. Speaking after the Special Security meeting, Akeredolu announced the governors’ decision to hold a regional security...
PDP Governors Reject El-Rufai In 2-Man Race For NGF Chairman
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PDP Governors Reject El-Rufai In 2-Man Race For NGF Chairman

Ahead of the election of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) chairman, there are indications that Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors prefer their Ekiti State colleague, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, to Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai. The seventh NGF poll will hold on Wednesday in Abuja. El-Rufai may back out of the contest following talks among All Progressives Congress (APC) governors, The Nation learnt last night. NGF has produced six chairmen in the last 20 years of the nation’s democracy. They are: Alh. Abdullahi Adamu, (Nasarawa, 1999 – 2004), Arc. (Obong) Victor Attah (Akwa Ibom State, 2004 -2006), Chief Lucky Igbinedion (Edo, 2006 – 2007), Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki (Kwara, 2007- 2011), Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers, 2011 -2015) and Abdulaziz Yari (2015-2019). The Southwest...
Fayemi Mourns Death of Olowo of Owo :Olateru-Olagbegi
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Fayemi Mourns Death of Olowo of Owo :Olateru-Olagbegi

The Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has commiserated with the government and people of Ondo State and the Owo people on the passing of the Olowo of Owo, HRM Oba David Victor Folagbade Olateru-Olagbegi, describing it as a huge loss. Fayemi, in a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Yinka Oyebode, also condoled with family members of the late monarch, who he described as a royal father with class and distinction. The Governor, who described the late Olowo as a monarch who brought intellectual touch to the throne as well as everything he did, said the highly respected Oba would be missed for his amiable personality and sundry contributions to nation building. “Oba Olateru-Olagbegi stood for class, character and distinction. We would miss h...
What Gov. Fayemi told Christians About Easter
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What Gov. Fayemi told Christians About Easter

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has felicitated with people of the state and Nigerians in general for witnessing another Easter season, urging them to exhibit the spirit of love, tolerance, peaceful co-existence and sacrifice, which are the hallmarks of the Easter celebration, in their daily activities. Fayemi, in an Easter message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Yinka Oyebode, said Jesus exemplified the virtues of love, selflessness and tolerance during his earthly ministry, and urged Christians to use the season as a period to reflect on their individual and collective roles towards promoting love, peace and sacrifice which are necessary for development. While congratulating Christians for the successful completion of the Lenten season,...
Our Democracy Is Faulty- Gbenga Daniel.
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Our Democracy Is Faulty- Gbenga Daniel.

…Only Restructuring Can Make It Work Former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has faulted the kind of democracy practised in Nigeria as a system that cannot bring about the best in all spheres of our national interest. Speaking as the Special Guest of Honour at the 2nd Annual Lecture of a media outfit, Freedom Online, held at the Alvan Ikoku Hall, Radisson Blu, Ikeja on Thursday, Daniel lamented that Nigeria is still operating a system that has been in practice since 1960 without a change which, he opined, cannot bring about any meaningful development. According to him, no nation can thrive on a static ideology especially in this modern age with its attendant global evolution in all indices of development. That is why our democratic system has to be reviewed by way of ...
Governor Fayemi Assigns Portfolios To Commissioners, Talks Tough
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Governor Fayemi Assigns Portfolios To Commissioners, Talks Tough

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has threatened to sack any of the members of the state executive council found to be displaying ineptitude and engaging in corruption. Fayemi stated that what the state needed at this time when it is financially challenged, is committed and visionary people who are ready to sacrifice to make Ekiti great. He stated this while swearing in the new set of commissioners and Special Advisers in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday. The governor stated that the task of rebuilding Ekiti that would be of gains to all and sundry should be paramount to the appointees and not personal aggrandisement. Fayemi added that the inauguration marked the commencement of a full-fledged state executive council since he assumed office in 2018. He said his governme...
MURIC Expresses Disappointment Over Fayemi’s Commissioners List
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MURIC Expresses Disappointment Over Fayemi’s Commissioners List

The governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, sent his list of commissioners to the State assembly on Tuesday, 2nd April, 2019. The list contained fourteen (14) names. The governor also added another five (5) names for the nomination of the chairman and members of the Ekiti State Local Government Service Commission (EKSLGSC). Meanwhile the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has described the list as most disappointing. The Islamic human rights organization reacted in a press statement signed by its Founder and Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Thursday, 4th April, 2019. “This list is heavily lopsided. Fayemi is ill-advised. He has grossly shortchanged Muslims. How can he give us only one commissioner out of fourteen? What parameter did he use? This is most disappointing. Fayemi...
Fayemi Sacks Ekiti State University VC, Others
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Fayemi Sacks Ekiti State University VC, Others

Ekiti state government has announced the removal of the Vice Chancellor of Ekiti State University (EKSU), Prof. Sam Bandele, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), Dr. Kolawole Ogundipe and Provost of the College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti, Prof. Mojisola Oyarekwa. Their removal followed the consideration and adoption of the White Papers on the reports of the Visitation and Fact-finding Panels by the State Executive Council, on the institutions by the government. The governor of the state, Dr Kayode Fayemi, in his capacity as Visitor, said the most senior officials of the institutions should take over the running of the institutions pending the appointment of substantive heads. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the gover...
You Can’t Find Any Evidence Of Corruption Against Me, Fayose Tells Fayemi
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You Can’t Find Any Evidence Of Corruption Against Me, Fayose Tells Fayemi

The former governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has told his successor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, that he can’t find any incriminating evidence the government could use to nail him, even if he is probed by the present administration. A statement by Fayose’s Media Aide Lere Olayinka in Ado Ekiti, saidhe did not engage in corruption that could warrant any threat from Fayemi against him, adding that the records are there to vindicate him that he served Ekiti well. Fayose, who was reacting to Fayemi’s statement on Monday that he was not interested in probing the ex-governor and that he has left him in the hands God, said: “He (Fayemi) should rather be sincere enough to tell the public that he has checked all the books and found nothing incriminating against me.” In the statement ...
Buhari Rescued South-west From Political Oblivion — Fayemi
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Buhari Rescued South-west From Political Oblivion — Fayemi

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on Wednesday said the South-West was almost going into political oblivion if not for the coming of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015. Fayemi said the Buhari administration, through concentration of “juicy appointments” in the South-West, redressed the trend of neglect that the zone suffered under former President Goodluck Jonathan. The governor, who spoke in Ado Ekiti while playing host to the leadership of Artisans, Traders and Allied Technicians’ Association, Ekiti Chapter, said the February 2019 election would present an opportunity for the zone to reciprocate Buhari’s gesture by re-electing him. He said, “Under President Jonathan, we saw how the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, the minister of finance, Governor of the...
Fayemi Lacks Integrity To Say The Truth – Fayose
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Fayemi Lacks Integrity To Say The Truth – Fayose

Former Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose, has described the statement credited to Governor Kayode Fayemi that his administration was an error as a mere political statement that shouldn’t be taken serious. Fayose, who reacted through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, in a press statement issued in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday, said that the Ekiti people knew that his administrations both the first and second, were never an error, rather they brought unparalleled blessings and development to the state. Adelusi said, “We are not surprised by what Governor Fayemi said because in the first instance going by Nigeria and the kind of politics being played, he cannot praise the good works of Fayose and besides that, as a new governor he must say something to impress the peop...
EFCC Detains Fayose, As Fayemi Threatens Probe
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EFCC Detains Fayose, As Fayemi Threatens Probe

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has detained former Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose. “I can confirm to you that he has been detained. We entered the EFCC with him but we were asked to go later. But up till now, he is still with them and he has been rendered incommunicado,” his spokesman, Lere Olayinka told The Guardian around 6:30 p.m. yesterday. A source within the anti-graft agency also insisted detention was a most probable outcome. The action ends a long drama watched keenly by the public. While the EFCC made a poor show of concealing its desperation to arrest the former governor, Fayose told everyone who cared to listen that he had nothing to fear and would turn himself in yesterday. At 12:59 p.m., he arrived on the premises of the EFCC, accompanie...
Ekiti: New Governor, Fayemi Reveals What Will Happen In State Going Forward
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Ekiti: New Governor, Fayemi Reveals What Will Happen In State Going Forward

The newly inaugurated Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday declared that his administration was not interested in going after the administration of his predecessor, Ayodele Fayose. Speaking during his inaugural speech in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, the former Minister of Solid Minerals, however, said his administration would expose documents of what transpired during the immediate past government. Fayemi maintained that his administration would be thorough and ensure that the state is moved forward from where it is currently. According to Fayemi, “Today, we reclaim our land from those that have held us hostage. We will thoroughly reveal and distribute documents of what happened in our state during the past administration. “This state was during the past admi...

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