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December, 2017

  • 18 December

    Gbajabiamila Backs Fayose Over $1bn Anti-Boko Haram Fund

    Fayose speaking

    Femi Gbajabiamila, Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, has backed Ekiti governor Ayodele Fayose on his opposition to the $1bn approved by state governors for the anti-Boko Haram war in the northeast. Fayose had countered he was not among the governors alleged to have approved the withdrawal. “On whether …

  • 17 December

    Buhari Is Old, Frail, Inexperienced, – Fayose  

      Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek re-election because he is ‘old and inexperienced. “I am not a fan of an old man and this is not personal and peculiar to President Buhari. We need an agile president come 2019. “We need somebody …

November, 2017

  • 28 November

    EFCC Tackles Fayose

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    Press Release The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, takes exception to the attempt by the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose to impugn the integrity of its Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, over the management of assets recovered from pension fraud suspects. The governor, who addressed the media today in Ado Ekiti, …

  • 28 November

    Gov. Fayose, Falana Exchange ‘Punches’

    Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti, seems to have seized the moment to attack his known opponent, Femi Falana, a senior lawyer and human rights crudader. Abubakara Malami, attorney-general of the federation, had insinuated during a senate probe that “a Lagos lawyer” bought one of the properties seized from pension thieves from …

  • 21 November

    Fayose Okays Death Sentence For Cultists

    Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, on Monday signed into law the bill prohibiting secret cults and terrorism in the state. Fayose, while signing the bill in Ado-Ekiti, warned that anyone caught sponsoring or practicing cultism would be sentenced to death. According to him, “from now, any person who is …

  • 13 November

    Fayose, Wike, Others Back Secondus For PDP Chair – Report

    A report has suggested that governors of the Peoples Democratic Party including Ayo Fayose (Ekiti) and Nyesom Wike (Rivers) are rooting for Uche Secondus to emerge the party’s national chairman. The governors’ plan reportedly unfolded at a meeting of the party. Secondus was once the party’s national deputy chairman for …

October, 2017

  • 22 October

    Maina: Fayose Slams Buhari

    Fayose speaking

    Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti, has taken an aim at President Muhammadu Buhari over the clandestine reinstatement of Abdulrasheed Maina, the ex-chairman of the defunct Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, who was declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for allegedly committing a N2bn fraud. In …

  • 14 October

    Money Laundering: Fayose’s Pal, Agbele To Appear In Court Nov. 27

    Abiodun Agbele, an ally of Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti, is expected to appear in court on November 27 for the continuation of his trial for laundering N1.2bn. Trial judge, Nnamdi Dimgba, could not attend the case, which came up for hearing on October 12, because he was away in …

  • 12 October

    Fayose, Ekiti Civil Servants Celebrate Release Of Detainees

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    Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti, Thursday, led civil servants in the state to welcome two of his commissioners hitherto detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The ex-detainees are Toyin Ojo, commissioner for finance, and Yemisi Owolabi, the accountant-general of the state. The duo was arrested after shunning …

  • 3 October

    Fayose’s Presidential Declaration Illegal – Yakubu, INEC Chairman

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    Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Corruption, INEC, has implied illegality in last week’s presidential declaration of Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti. Yakubu didn’t specifically name Fayose,  the governor evidently fits the bill as the first politician to publicly do so. Yakubu, a professor, suggested the governor’s action contravened …

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