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Akeredolu, Fayemi visit Tinubu in London
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Akeredolu, Fayemi visit Tinubu in London

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State and his Ekiti State counterpart, Kayode Fayemi have visited former Lagos State Governor and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in London, United Kingdom. Tinubu has, for a while, been in London for reported medical reasons. The APC leader, who had been reported to be eyeing the APC presidential ticket ahead of the 2023 general election, has in recent times been frequently traveling abroad. On his recent visit to London, President Muhammdu Buhari had paid a visit to Tinubu. Also, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, as well as some APC leaders, had also traveled to London to visit him.
End SARS: Fayemi receives panel’s report, sets up Citizens Complaints Centre
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End SARS: Fayemi receives panel’s report, sets up Citizens Complaints Centre

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi on Friday, received the final report from the State Judicial Panel of Inquiry into allegation of Human Rights Violation Against Police Officers including Officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other Persons with an assurance that his government would implement the decisions of the panel to the letter. This came barely two months after the government paid compensation to the first batch of 24 victims as recommended by the panel. The governor, while receiving the report from the Chairman of the Panel, Justice C.I. Akintayo at the conference hall of the Governor’s office, Ado – Ekiti, noted that the outcome of the report was an opportunity for the government to further strengthen its intervention in the promotion and protection of human...
Let us Work Together to Make Nigeria a Better Place – Gov Fayemi tells Nigerian youths planning to relocate to Canada
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Let us Work Together to Make Nigeria a Better Place – Gov Fayemi tells Nigerian youths planning to relocate to Canada

Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi, has asked Nigerian youths longing to relocate to Canada to reconsider their plans and stay back to help make Nigeria a better place. According to him, youths should organize themselves on how to “kick out” the All Progressives Congress (APC) from office in 2023 if they are not satisfied with its governance style. Governor Fayemi said this while speaking at ‘The Platform’, an annual programme organised by Covenant Christian Centre today May 1. Speaking to Nigerians seeking to relocate, Fayemi sai “Don’t succumb to despondency, there is a lot to hail in this country. There is a lot to frustrate you, a lot to want to make you give up and pick that visa and go to Canada. I know it (Canada) is a popular destination but you know what? There i...
May Day: Workers’ conditions have worsened under Buhari, say ASUU, Atiku
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May Day: Workers’ conditions have worsened under Buhari, say ASUU, Atiku

The University of Ibadan chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, and a former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, on Friday, lamented the plight of Nigerian workers, saying their conditions had worsened under the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd). ASUU said corruption and insecurity were the trademarks of the Buhari. The ASUU Chairman, UI, Prof Ayoola Akinwole, in a statement to mark the International Workers’ Day on Saturday (today), said the workers’ conditions had worsened under Buhari. The statement titled ‘Buhari-led administration: The real enemy of Nigerian workers’ urged all workers to rise in defence of the dignity of labour and “resist the flagrant disregard for human rights and the rule of law in the country.” “We must resist the...
Paris Loan funds Bribery Accusation: Fayemi, Name The Bribers
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Paris Loan funds Bribery Accusation: Fayemi, Name The Bribers

The public saga around the return of the Paris Club loan funds has taken a strange twist. It seems a coterie of individuals and companies are trying hard to pinch much of the $419 million from the government’s coffers. This is the tale within the tale. These businesses claim they are due handsome commissions for helping to procure the Paris club paybacks. These claims are dubious and backed by contracts in need of the most ardent scrutiny. The EFCC and the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) scorn most of these claims and cast significant doubt on others. However, the powerful claimants who have swiftly obtained judgments based on these claims are not without their allies. Amassed on their side purportedly stand several ministers and senior members of the president’s...
Nigeria Lacks Proper Parties – Kayode Fayemi
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Nigeria Lacks Proper Parties – Kayode Fayemi

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has said Nigeria has yet to have proper political parties, saying what the country has now are mere platforms. Fayemi also urged Nigerians to continue to strengthen the ties that bind Nigeria to ensure a better future for the country. He said such ties predated colonialism, stressing that the country can only triumph when everyone puts their hands together and ensure they do whatever they can in their various spheres to strengthen the bridge of togetherness. Fayemi, who is Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, made the call at a get-together organised by the members of the National Assembly to mark his birthday in Abuja. The governor stated that politics should not be just about party but ideas and ideals. He said, “It...
I Was Offered 80M Dollar Bribe Over Suspicious N159B Judgment Debts – Fayemi
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I Was Offered 80M Dollar Bribe Over Suspicious N159B Judgment Debts – Fayemi

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State said Monday that he was offered $80million bribe to drop his objection to the settlement of the $418million judgment debts purportedly owed by states and their local governments in securing the Paris Club refunds. He told PREMIUM TIMES in an exclusive interview that he was offered the money after he rejected an initial $40 million offer. Mr Fayemi, who is the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), said the fixers who approached him over the matter, also raised the offer to $80 million when they could not break his resistance with the initial $40million offer. He said he similarly rejected the $80million offer in the interest of justice. PREMIUM TIMES, in extensive reports on the matter, revealed how Mr Fayemi since taking over ...
Kayode Fayemi Visits The Homes Of Two Farmers Killed On Their Farms
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Kayode Fayemi Visits The Homes Of Two Farmers Killed On Their Farms

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi has visited the homes of two farmers, Mr Toyin Akeju and Mr. Yusuf Onuche who were found dead on their farms with gunshot wounds suspected to have been fired by suspected Fulani herdsmen. Angry residents, comprising youths, women and the aged, chanted war songs, made bonfires and rained curses on the killers of the two farmers just as vehicular and commercial activities were affected for a greater part of Saturday while the protesters blocked major roads in the community. Yesterday, two of our farmers from Isaba Ekiti, Mr Toyin Akeju known locally as Jisoro and Mr Yusuf Onuche were found dead on the farms with wounds from gun shots suspected to have been fired by Bororo herdsmen. This, understandably, generated a lot of anger in the community. T...
Tinubu, Five Governors At Akeredolu’s Second Term Inauguration
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Tinubu, Five Governors At Akeredolu’s Second Term Inauguration

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu led other progressive politicians on Wednesday to the second term inauguration of Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu. Five Governors also attended the inauguration. They include: Godwin Obaseki (Edo); Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti); Gboyega Oyetola (Osun); Dapo Abiodun(Ogun) and Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos). Also at the inauguration were former Interim National Chairman Chief Bisi Akande; former Ogun Governor Sen. Ibikunle Amosun; former Senate President Ken Nnamani; new APC chieftain in Osun Sen. Iyiola Omisore and former National Vice Chairman (Southwest), APC Chief Pius Akinyelure. Guests applauded the presence of Obaseki at the International Culture and Event Centre, Akure, venue of the inauguration. ...
Fayemi Meets Widow Of Olasunkanmi Olawunmi Killed In Abuja Crash
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Fayemi Meets Widow Of Olasunkanmi Olawunmi Killed In Abuja Crash

Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi on Tuesday met Omolola Olawunmi widow of the Ogotun Ekiti native Flight Sergeant Olasunkanmi Olawunmi who died in the military plane crash on Sunday. Olawunmi was among seven persons onboard the aircraft. There was no survivor in the crash. Mr Fayemi shared photos on Twitter from his visit to the bereaved family. He said: “Spent this morning with Mrs Omolola Olawunmi, wife of our son from Ogotun Ekiti, Flight Sergeant Olasunkanmi Olawunmi who died in the Air Force plane crash on Sunday. May the soul of the dear departed rest in peace.” https://twitter.com/kfayemi/status/1364147755136999428?s=20 The Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft en route Minna in Niger State crashed close to the runway of the Abuja airport after reporting engine failure...
Insecurity: What South-West Governors Meet With Traditional Rulers
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Insecurity: What South-West Governors Meet With Traditional Rulers

In a bid to address the security challenges rocking the South-west of Nigeria, the governors in the geopolitical zone on Saturday met with traditional rulers at the Oyo State Government House in Agodi, Ibadan. The major highlight of the meeting was to find lasting solutions to the killings and kidnapping for ransom that have become the order of the day and the seeming helplessness of security operatives to tackle rising crimes. The meeting also addressed the cases of farmers-herders clashes, leading to deaths, destruction of farms and other valuable properties. The political and traditional leaders also unanimously agreed that open grazing had become unsustainable and must be stopped. The meeting was attended by governors Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, Gboyega Oyetola of Osun, Dap...
2023: Don’t Let Northerners Divide You, Adebanjo Tells Jonathan, Tinubu, Fayemi
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2023: Don’t Let Northerners Divide You, Adebanjo Tells Jonathan, Tinubu, Fayemi

Elder statesman and Afenifere chieftain, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, on Saturday warned Southern politicians, especially those in the South-West not to allow Northerners cause division among them on the issue of who becomes President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor in 2023. Speaking with SATURDAY INDEPENDENT, Adebanjo who accused the Northerners of using ‘divide-and-rule tactics’, said while the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has been clamouring that the presidency should be zoned to the South in 2013, it has been dangling its presidential ticket among prominent politicians in the region so as to cause confusion among them. He mentioned former Lagos state governor Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, former president Goodluck Jonathan, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State and Rotimi Amaechi, the M...
Insecurity: Governors Meet In Aso Rock
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Insecurity: Governors Meet In Aso Rock

Governors of the 36 states of the federation on the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum have arrived at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, for a crucial meeting over the worsening security situation in the country. The meeting chaired by the NGF Chairman and Governor of Ekiti State , Kayode Fayemi, was scheduled for 8: 00 pm. A statement announcing the meeting was earlier issued by the Head, Media, and Public Affairs, Abdulrazaque Bello -Barkindo , said the meeting , which will be the first physical meeting since the coronavirus pandemic started in Nigeria in February 2020, has only one item on the agenda – security . Only last week , some members of the NGF, including Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu, his Kano State counterpart , Abdullahi Ganduje, Bello Matawalle of Zamfara a...
Market Fire: NGF Donates ₦50 Million To Sokoto
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Market Fire: NGF Donates ₦50 Million To Sokoto

FOLLOWING last week’s fire incident that razed Sokoto Central Market, the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has donated N50 million to the Sokoto State government and victims of the fire incident with a resolve to lobby the Federal Government to fulfil its pledge of assisting in the rebuilding of the market. Chairman of the Forum and Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi announced the donation on Tuesday in Sokoto when the forum visited the market. The governor was in company of the Chairman Northern States Governors’ Forum, Simon Bako Lalong and Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State. Fayemi said the NGF will pursue the pledge made by the Federal Government to the state government and victims of the blaze.
Ekiti Is Your Home – Governor Fayemi Assures Herdsmen
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Ekiti Is Your Home – Governor Fayemi Assures Herdsmen

The governors of Ondo, Ekiti, Osun, Oyo, Kebbi, and Jigawa states on Monday met with the national leadership of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association at the International Culture and Events Centre in Akure, Ondo State capital. The Nigerian Governors’ Forum Chairman and Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, in his remarks, assured the herdsmen that they were not asked to leave Ondo State but to only get proper registration. He added that the meeting was at the instance of the NGF and necessitated by the exigencies of the present challenges of insecurity in the country. He noted that there was no eviction order given to the Fulani herdsmen in Ondo or any other state in the South-West. “This is your home. You’ve lived here, married and done business with us. Nobody is going...
Governor Fayemi Says State Governors will take COVID19 Vaccine on Live Television
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Governor Fayemi Says State Governors will take COVID19 Vaccine on Live Television

Ekiti state governor and the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, Kayode Fayemi, has said that state governors will be taking the COVID19 vaccines on live television to demonstrate to their residents that the vaccine works. Governor Fayemi disclosed this to state house correspondents after a closed-door meeting with President Buhari where security, the economy, and vaccine management were discussed. When asked if governors will also take the vaccine on live television, Governor Fayemi said “Absolutely. We too will like to demonstrate to our citizens that we believe that vaccines would work. Don’t forget, we have a lot of experience on this. Governors Forum managed the polio vaccines administration in the country and we have garnered a lot of experience'' He also noted ...
Service Chiefs Want To Retire But Buhari Hasn’t Give Them Directives – Fayemi
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Service Chiefs Want To Retire But Buhari Hasn’t Give Them Directives – Fayemi

Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State on Sunday said some of the current Service Chiefs are desirous of retiring but have refused to do because President Muhammadu Buhari who appointed them have refused to give them directives. Speaking on Channels Television programme ‘Sunday Politics’, Fayemi, who advocated for the renewal of leadership in the top military echelon said that “the morale of those who should have been in the leadership positions in our security architecture is at the lowest ebb because our service chiefs are still holding sway.” Fayemi, who said the governors will inform the President about the feelings of Nigerians on the insecurity crisis in the country, said if he was the President, he would have asked the current Service C...
48-Year-Old Sunday Dare Asefon Emerges NANS President
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48-Year-Old Sunday Dare Asefon Emerges NANS President

Mr. Sunday Dare Asefon has emerged the new ‘global’ President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), amidst sporadic shootings that rocked the contest. We gathered that Afeson is a 48-year old postgraduate diploma (PGD) student of the Ekiti State University (EKSU), in Ado-Ekiti. The new NANS president, a married man, is a former coordinator of the Association in Zone 'D' comprising of schools in the Southwestern states. He is said to be the 'anointed' candidate of the Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, who reportedly dished out N40 million to sponsor his candidature. Asefon polled 155 votes to be declared winner of the contest ahead of Momodu, 11 votes; Champion, 2 votes; Alopay, 7 votes and Ladoja, 100 votes. 7 votes were declared invalid in the contest...
Zabarmari massacre: Governors question security architecture after 43 farmers were killed by Boko Haram insurgents
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Zabarmari massacre: Governors question security architecture after 43 farmers were killed by Boko Haram insurgents

The Nigerian Governors’ Forum has reacted to the killing of rice farmers in Borno State by Boko Haram insurgents.   NGF Chairman and Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi who described the killing as “obnoxious, wicked, unwarranted and morally reprehensible”, added that it raises serious questions on the general security situation in the country and around the capability of the nation’s security architecture.   Noting that the forum would “collectively review these issues” at its next meeting to forge the way forward, Fayemi further stated that Boko Haram has been carrying out attacks each time it seems the situation is getting under control.   He said;   “This sad narrative raises serious questions on the general security situation in the country a...
Lagos Pension Package: Fashola Turned It Down, Never Accepted It – Hakeem Bello
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Lagos Pension Package: Fashola Turned It Down, Never Accepted It – Hakeem Bello

Three former governors currently serving as ministers in the President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet have said that they are not receiving pensions from their state governments. The ministers are Babatunde Fashola (Power, Works and Housing); Chris Ngige (Labour and Employment) and Kayode Fayemi (Mines and Steel Development). Fashola, a former governor of Lagos State, said he did not receive any pension from Lagos State. According to his Special Adviser on Communications, Mr. Hakeem Bello, the minister recently made it clear that he (Fashola) had no reason to ask the Lagos State Government to stop paying him a pension when from the outset he never accepted it. Bello said, “The minister spoke on Hard Copy, a programme on Channels TV on Friday. In that programme, he said you don’...
Fayemi Upgrades College Of Education Ikere, Ekiti To University
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Fayemi Upgrades College Of Education Ikere, Ekiti To University

Ekiti Governor Kayode Fayemi has assented into law the bill seeking upgrading of the College of Education Ikere- Ekiti to the University of Education, Science and Technology, Ikere Ekiti. The Governor signed the bill into law at the exquisite Executive Council Chamber, Government House, Ado-Ekiti, as part of activities making the second anniversary of his administration. The College of Education Ikere- Ekiti (formerly Ondo State College of Education) was established by an Edict on December 5, 1977. Fayemi, who stated the development was in realisation of his administration resolve to promote knowledge economy in the state, assured his government would continue to give utmost priority to the promotion of knowledge in the State. Commending the Speaker and Assembly members for...
APC Has Not Abandoned Restructuring – Fayemi
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APC Has Not Abandoned Restructuring – Fayemi

Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) and Ekiti Governor Kayode Fayemi has said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has never abandoned the quest for restructuring. He recalled that the party had projected restructuring as a core manifesto and set up the El-Rufai Committee to make recommendations to its leadership. Fayemi said not only has the panel submitted its report, but concrete steps had also been made to make proposals to the National Assembly. He drew attention to the commencement of constitution review by the Omo-Agege Committee, saying that it has rekindled. The NGF chairman spoke with reporters in Lagos on preparations for the second year anniversary of his second term, gains and constraints of the administration, conflicts in Ekiti APC and agita...
COVID-19: Fayemi Asks FG To Help Out States Financially
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COVID-19: Fayemi Asks FG To Help Out States Financially

As the COVID-19 pandemic takes toll on the nation’s economy, the Nigerian Governors Forum has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari for interventions. The governors said their states were going through tough times, appealing to the president to take certain decisive decisions to ameliorate the sufferings of the citizenry. The chairman of the forum and governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, made the appeal on Tuesday during his first teleconference meeting with Buhari. Fayemi, according to a statement by the spokesman of the NGF, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, appealed to Buhari to grant the states debt relief in lieu of the drop in the federal allocation occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. “I know your penchant for caring for the poor and the downtrodden in the country, Mr President, a...
COVID-19: Osinbajo, Governors Meet To Consider More Palliatives
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COVID-19: Osinbajo, Governors Meet To Consider More Palliatives

VICE President Yemi Osinbajo and governors who are members of the National Economic Council, NEC, yesterday met to discuss on more palliatives to cushion the effect of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. The Special NEC committee, which was held via video conference anchored from the Presidential Villa, urged members to increase public enlightment because of the ravaging COVID-19. The Committee received the report of its Technical Working Group, which proposed an array of policy options and recommendations on how federal, state and local governments could bring relief to the people and take other adequate measures in containing and responding to the adverse economic effects of the pandemic. A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, offic...
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Ekiti State Governor Tests Negative for Coronavirus

Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi, has tested negative for Coronavirus. The governor took the test after Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state tested positive. counterparAnnouncing his result on Twitter this afternoon, Governor Fayemi wrote I just received my test result from NCDC and it is negative. Thanks to all for your concern. This, however, calls for continued vigilance on the part of everyone. Covid-19 is real and we cannot afford to be complacent. JKF
Amotekun: Ekiti To Translate Laws Into Yoruba Language
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Amotekun: Ekiti To Translate Laws Into Yoruba Language

The Ekiti State Ministry of Justice will commence the translation of the law empowering the setting up of the security apparatus, Amotekun, into the Yoruba language following a directive by the state governor, Kayode Fayemi. The ministry is also to translate other laws of the state into the local language. The document, known as the Ekiti State Security Network Agency law, was read the third time at the State House of Assembly on Friday and it is now awaiting the governor’s signature. The Commissioner for Justice, Olawale Fapohunda, on Wednesday in Ado Ekiti said the governor’s directive was to ensure that the populace could understand the law in their local language. He said the Amotekun law would be translated as soon as the governor signed it into law. “Ekiti State Se...
Amotekun: Fayemi Says South-West Has No Plans To Secede
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Amotekun: Fayemi Says South-West Has No Plans To Secede

The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has again given assurance that the South-west geopolitical zone had no plans to secede from Nigeria by the launch of the regional security outfit, named Amotekun. He said the region remains a part of Nigeria, and would continue to be a part of Nigeria. According to him, the region is committed to the nation’s indivisibility and unity. Mr Fayemi gave the assurance on Monday when he hosted a pan-Yoruba development interest group, the Oodua Progressive Union (OPU) Worldwide, who were led to his office by the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams. Represented by the Deputy Governor, Bisi Egbeyemi, Mr Fayemi said “nobody should entertain any fear of secession by the South-west over the launch of Amotekun” which he said was meant to p...
APC May Collapse When Buhari Leaves Office – Fayemi
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APC May Collapse When Buhari Leaves Office – Fayemi

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) may cease to exist at the end of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure. Fayemi said this in reaction to the reports on the move by some party members to remove Adams Oshiomhole as chairman of the APC. Speaking in an interview with Daily Trust, Fayemi likened rumours of a rift between some governors and Oshiomhole to making a mountain out of a molehill. In November, the APC faction loyal to Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, suspended Oshiomhole after a no-confidence vote was passed on him. But Fayemi said the governors were instrumental to the emergence of Oshiomhole, adding that they only want to be respected as party leaders and have their views taken into consideration. “The governors w...
Buhari Summons Makinde, Fayemi, Other South West Governors Over ‘Amotekun’
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Buhari Summons Makinde, Fayemi, Other South West Governors Over ‘Amotekun’

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has summoned the six governors from the South West region to a meeting at Aso Rock over Amotekun security created in the region. According to the Daily Post who gathered the report that the summon is connected with the launch of a new security outfit code-named Amotekun by the six governors. It was gathered that the six governors, Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State, Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State and Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State had last year agreed to establish a security outfit that will put a stop to the insecurity situation in the region. According to the Daily Post who gathered the report that Buhari has summoned the Governors to a meeting over the lau...
Prophet Wale Olagunju 2020 Prophecies: Speaks On APC, Tinubu, El-Rufai, Fayemi
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Prophet Wale Olagunju 2020 Prophecies: Speaks On APC, Tinubu, El-Rufai, Fayemi

Presiding Bishop of Divine Seed of God Chapel Ministry, Ojoo, Ibadan, Oyo State, Prophet Wale Olagunju, has released 48 prophecies for the year 2020. Olagunju prophesied that come 2023 election, the north would woo Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi to run as running mate to his Kaduna State counterpart, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai and that the ticket would be the one to beat. Prophet Olagunju who gave the prophesy in his 48-point prophecy for the New Year, also said former Lagos State governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu will not rule the country and that if the ruling party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) gives him the ticket, 70 percent of those in the party would move back to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the opposition party would win. Olagunju also restated that former v...
South West ‘Police’ Takes Off January 9 – Fayemi
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South West ‘Police’ Takes Off January 9 – Fayemi

Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State on Wednesday said the joint security outfit, “Amotekun,” initiated by the six governors in the zone would commence work on January 9. Mr Fayemi, who disclosed this in his New Year message to the people of the state, said the outfit would complement the efforts of the regular security agencies. ”On January 9, 2020, the Western Nigeria Security Network known as ‘Amotekun’ shall commence operations in all the six states in our zone ”Ekiti is very active in this initiative which will go a long way in securing the people and protecting the state ”The fact remains, however, that criminality cannot be totally eradicated even as we are working meticulously at reducing it to the barest minimum in Ekiti State, and the evidence is there for all to see and ackn...
Kayode Fayemi, Tunde Fowler, Ned Nwoko To Be Honoured At Democracy Heroes Awards
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Kayode Fayemi, Tunde Fowler, Ned Nwoko To Be Honoured At Democracy Heroes Awards

Gov. Kayode Fayemi, Gov. Ortom, Sen. Abba Moro, Sen. Sani Musa, Ned Nwoko, Tunde Fowler, Hon. Tunji Olawuyi, Others To Be Honoured At Democracy Heroes Award Today Even the clock now ticks in anticipation for the glamourous moments of the 7th Edition of Africa-Nigeria prestigious "Democracy Heroes Awards", holding 16th of October, at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja. The Award occasions will honour, recognise and decorate the distinguished contributions of Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State, Governor Kayode Fayemi, Governor Ortom, Hon. Ned Nwoko, Hon. Tunji Olawuyi, Kwara State first Lady, Mrs Olufolake Abdulrazaq, FCT Minister of State, Hajiya Ramatu Tijani, Chairman FIRS, Dr. Babatunde Fowler, President of Transcorp Hillton, Valentine Ozigbo, Senator ABBA Moro, Hon Olaide Akinre...
Kayode Fayemi Grants Clemency To 18 Prisoners
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Kayode Fayemi Grants Clemency To 18 Prisoners

Ekiti state Governor, John Kayode Fayemi, has granted clemency to 18 prisoners in the Nigerian Correctional Services facilities in Ado Ekiti and Kirikiri Maximum, Lagos State. This was made known in a statement by the Attorney-General & Commissioner for Justice, Olawale Fapohunda. The statement revealed that the 18 prisoners were granted clemency by the state governor after the Ekiti State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy considered 50 applications for clemency at its third sitting. The applications of these beneficiaries were said to have been granted because they individually demonstrated the potential to turn their lives around. See full statement below; I am.pleased to announce today that the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr John Kayode Fayemi, has accepted th...
NANS Releases Full Report On Fuoye Crisis, Bans Fayemi And Wife From Schools
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NANS Releases Full Report On Fuoye Crisis, Bans Fayemi And Wife From Schools

NANS REPORT ON THE GRIEVIOUS KILLING OF STUDENTS AT FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, OYE-EKITI. PREAMBLE: After three months of darkness, students of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti resolved to stage a protest against the Benin Electricity Distribution Company, the disco in charge of that area. The protest was called at the instance of the students who massively mobilized themselves to express their displeasure and was led by the Students Union Government. In the early hours of 9th September, 2019, the students had mobilized themselves and gathered at the Ifaki-Ikole-Omuo highway to draw attention to their plight with presence of police officers drawn from divisions under the Police Command, Ekiti State. The protest ended peacefully around noon and the students dispersed. Soon after, th...
Governor Fayemi Pays Bills Of Victims Of FUOYE Crisis
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Governor Fayemi Pays Bills Of Victims Of FUOYE Crisis

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has paid the medical and funeral expenses of victims of the violent protest held at the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE). The students had on September 10 taken over major streets in the town, protesting against the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) over blackout in the area. The protest which began peacefully was said to have been hijacked by hoodlums, leading to the death of two undergraduates while many, including two policemen, were injured. Chief Security Officer to the Governor, Ajayi Adeyanju, told journalists on Friday that other actions would be taken by Fayemi’s administration after receiving the outcome of the panels set up by the police and the university authorities to investigate the protest. “The multiple ...
FUOYE Crisis: Fayemi Meets School Management
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FUOYE Crisis: Fayemi Meets School Management

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has met with the management of the Federal University Oye- Ekiti (FUOYE), over the September 10 crisis which led to the death of two students of the institution. The Governor , at the meeting, vowed to get to the root of the incident, with a view to ensuring that such does not re- occur again. Addressing the management of the institution at the Governor's office Ado- Ekiti, on Friday, the Governor stated that the crisis might have resulted from communication gap between the students and the school management . Fayemi who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Hon.Biodun Omoleye, said the unfortunate incident was avoidable if the students had channeled their agitation to the school authority who could have taken up the matter and appropriate...
It’s Not True That Buhari Doesn’t Know How To Govern —Osinbajo
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It’s Not True That Buhari Doesn’t Know How To Govern —Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday disproved the insinuations that President Muhammadu Buhari doesn’t know how to govern. He also disagreed with inference that selfishness is the bane of those in government, saying that the Buhari administration is doing its best for Nigerians. Osinbajo said the efforts of the incumbent administration could have been felt more if not for the activities of those he described as “saboteurs” allegedly working against the government. The Vice President spoke at Saint Luke’s Anglican Church, Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti State, during the burial service for Mrs. Moroluke Fakoyede, mother of the Secretary to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ola Olukoyede. He said that Buhari inherited “a highly debased economy” from the immediate past admin...
I Have Nothing Against Islam – Governor Wike
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I Have Nothing Against Islam – Governor Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesome Wike, has said he has nothing against Islam or any faith amidst storm over the reported demolition of Trans-Amadi Central Mosque in Port Harcourt. Wike said this on Sunday while showing the chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Kayode Fayemi, the site of the mosque he was accused of demolishing. Fayemi, according to a statement by his spokesman, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, was in Port Harcourt to verify the true situation of the matter. Wike claimed that the site where the mosque was reportedly located was a sewage dump area. He said: “I have nothing against Islam or any faith for that matter. As you can see there was never a mosque on this ground instead it is a sewage site which has been in contention between the state government ...
Governor Fayemi Denies Attending World Economic Forum In South Africa
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Governor Fayemi Denies Attending World Economic Forum In South Africa

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has denied attending the World Economic Forum in South Africa in the face of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in the country. Nigerians had reacted with criticism towards photographs of Fayemi with Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State and the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, alleging that they were at the forum which is ongoing in Cape Town. The Federal Government had announced that it was boycotting the WEF in protest against the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa, Igbere TV reports. However, Fayemi, in a statement on Thursday by his Senior Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Kanmi Olatoye, said he was at another event in Stellenbosch, South Africa. He said: “Contrary to some misleading online reports, Ekiti State Gover...
Ekiti Will Return To Top Three In Ease Of Doing Business – Fayemi
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Ekiti Will Return To Top Three In Ease Of Doing Business – Fayemi

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has said that his administration has put in place policies and legislations that would ensure that the state becomes one of the top three states in ease of doing business in the country. Fayemi said the state was rated number four in ease of doing business in 2014 when he left office, but slid to the 32nd position thereafter. The governor said this while presenting “Investing in Ekiti: Facts Behind the State Economy” at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) in Lagos on Friday. He urged investors to invest in the state and take advantage of the business-friendly environment. Fayemi, who was received at the Stock Exchange by the Director-General of NSE, Oscar Onyema, and the President, Abimbola Ogunbanjo, also rang the bell signifying the clos...
7-Year-Old Daniel Olutope Is Ekiti Governor For One Day As Fayemi Steps Aside
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7-Year-Old Daniel Olutope Is Ekiti Governor For One Day As Fayemi Steps Aside

In a bid to encourage a 7-year-old pupil, Daniel Olutope, to work hard in a bid to actualize his dream of one day becoming the helmsman of Ekiti, the state governor, Kayode Fayemi, handed over power to the young lad to steer the affairs of the state for a day. It started when the Mr Fayemi visited the school of Olutope and the duo became friends after “an intelligent chat” between the two. “Government business was put on hold last week when Dr Kayode Fayemi welcomed 7-year-old school boy, Daniel Olutope, to his office in fulfilment of the governor’s invitation to visit when he was in Daniel’s school earlier in May this year,” the government of state said in a statement posted on its social media pages. “Fate brought the duo together on 7th May when the governor had lunch with ...
Governor Fayemi Reinstates Kolawole Olaiya, TUC Boss Removed By Fayose
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Governor Fayemi Reinstates Kolawole Olaiya, TUC Boss Removed By Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has reinstated the former chairman of Trade Union Congress (TUC), Kolawole Olaiya, into the civil service. This follows a report of the State Committee on the Review of Irregular Appointments chaired by Ekiti Deputy Governor, Bisi Egbeyemi. The report said that Olaiya’s disengagement from the civil service by the administration of former governor, Ayo Fayose, was unlawful. Olaiya was compulsorily retired from the civil service in February 2016 on allegation of involvement in partisan politics. He had publicly warned Fayose in September 2015 against diverting the bailout funds received from President Muhammadu Buhari to pay arrears of workers’ salaries and retirees’ benefits. In a letter signed on behalf of the Permanent Secretary of t...
Ekiti Set To Return Schools To Missions
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Ekiti Set To Return Schools To Missions

Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has said his administration will begin  the return of schools to missions in September as part of  the effort to  improve the quality of education in the state. Fayemi said this  in Ado Ekiti on Friday while hosting the Prelate of the Methodist Church, Nigeria, Dr Samuel  Uche. He  said, “The return of the schools will further stamp the administration’s respect for values.” He  promised that “the government will work out an efficient and workable model as practised in other states where schools had been transferred  to the missions.” Fayemi  said his  government would pay the teachers and give the schools  grants  while the missions would take care of administration. The governor promised to step up the measures put in place by his admi...
Bisi Fayemi Shares Rape Experience, Blasts Women Shaming Busola Dakolo
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Bisi Fayemi Shares Rape Experience, Blasts Women Shaming Busola Dakolo

Bisi Fayemi, feminist activist and the wife of Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi has called out people especially women who condemned Busola Dakolo, wife of singer, Timi Dakolo who recently accused the Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly COZA, Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, of raping her when she was 17. Bisi Fayemi, while narrating her own near-rape experience says she is appalled by the number of women who have come out to shame and condemn Busola for speaking up. In an article she shared with the press, Mrs. Fayemi says the culture of shaming rape victims and forcing them to silence their pain in Nigeria must stop. In her opinion, ”any adult who has a sexual relationship with a girl under the age of 18 is committing statutory rape, there is no such thing as conse...
Ekiti Governor sends undisclosed sum of money to ailing actor Fadeyi Oloro
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Ekiti Governor sends undisclosed sum of money to ailing actor Fadeyi Oloro

Ekiti state Governor, Kayode Fayemi has reached out to sick actor, Fadeyi Oloro with an undisclosed sum of money. Director General, Ekiti State Council for Arts and Culture, Ambassador Wale Ojo Lanre led a delegation to hand over the money to Fadeyi Oloro who is an Ekiti indigene. According to Lanre, on his Facebook page, when Governor Fayemi learnt about the health challenges battling a thespian of note, Fadeyi Oloro, who is an indigene of Ekiti State and a native of Igbara Odo, he detailed a delegation from the Ekiti State Council for Arts and Culture to visit him and ascertain the true position of his health status.  
We’re Still Investigating Emir Sanusi – Kano Anti-Graft Commission Declares
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We’re Still Investigating Emir Sanusi – Kano Anti-Graft Commission Declares

The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission says investigation into the alleged misappropriation of N3.4 billion by the Kano emirate council is ongoing, TheCable reports. At a news conference in Kano on Monday, Muhuyi Magaji, the commission’s chairman, said the activities of the agency are free from the control of any individual or authority. “By virtue of Section 8 of Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission Law 2008 (as amended), which provides that in’exercising its powers under this law, the commission shall not be subjected to the direction and control of any authority,” he said. “So the commission is not under the control or discretion of any authority or person. As far as the commission is concerned, this investigation is ongoing and t...
9th National Assembly Inauguration Kicks-Off
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9th National Assembly Inauguration Kicks-Off

The inauguration of the ninth National Assembly has just kicked-off at 10 am by the clerk of the assembly Mohammed Sani-Omolori. Prior to the commencement of the inauguration, some governors of the All Progressives Congress led by the chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, Kayode Fayemi, stormed the NASS complex to witness the ceremony and the election that will follow. Others who are in the National Assembly includes the governors of Kwara, Plateau, Kebbi Osun, Kano, Katsina and Nasarawa states.
Fayemi Discloses Details of Buhari’s Meeting with Governors
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Fayemi Discloses Details of Buhari’s Meeting with Governors

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday met with state governors and security chiefs in Aso Rock Buhari at the meeting received report recommending creation of State and Local Government Police. Speaking with State House correspondents after the meeting, Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) and Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi said issues surrounding insecurity and creation of State police were discussed in the meeting. Speaking on creation of state police, Fayemi said governors have not yet taken a position on the proposal for state and local government police. Fayemi noted that while some governors had disclosed their ability to support such state and local government police, others were still battling with the challenge of ...
Ekiti state gov, Kayode Fayemi, elected chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum NGF
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Ekiti state gov, Kayode Fayemi, elected chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum NGF

Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi, has been elected the new Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum NGF. Fayemi takes over from Zamfara state governor, Abdulaziz Yari. Sokoto state governor, Aminu Tambuwal will serve as the deputy chairman. The forum was established in 1999 to coordinate the activities of governors in matters of national interest.      

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