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Suspects behind Ekiti bye-election violence arrested, says Fayemi

The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has said the suspects behind the violence in Saturday’s bye-election in Ekiti East Constituency 1 of the State House Assembly have been arrested. Fayemi said this in a statement which he shared on his verified Twitter handle with pictures from his visit to the persons affected by the...

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Fayemi Condemns ‘Disturbing’ Election Violence In Ekiti

  Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has condemned the violence that marred Saturday’s bye-election in Ekiti East Constituency 1 of the State House Assembly. At least two persons were killed as a result of the electoral violence, the police confirmed. A statement signed by INEC National Commissioner, Festus Okoye, said the “voters, election officials … Continue reading Fayemi Condemns ‘Disturbing’ Election Violence In Ekiti Read Full Story

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Ekiti Election: Two Killed As INEC Suspends Voting Indefinitely

  At least two persons were killed on Saturday as violence disrupted a State Assembly bye-election in Ekiti State. A statement signed by INEC National Commissioner, Festus Okoye, said the “voters, election officials and security personnel” were attacked prompting the commission to suspend voting. The election was held to fill the vacancy for the Ekiti … Continue reading Ekiti Election: Two Killed As INEC Suspends Voting Indefinitely Read Full Story

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INEC suspends Ekiti bye-election as gunmen kill voters

Following the outbreak of violence in Ekiti State when gunmen killed at least three persons participating in the Ekiti State East 1 State Constituency Bye-Election on Saturday, the Independent National Electoral Commission has suspended the bye-election indefinitely. This was contained in a statement on Saturday by INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education...

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Ekiti State Gov’t Reverses The Appointment Of 100 Newly Recruited Teachers

The Ekiti State Government has reportedly reversed the appointment of 100 newly recruited teachers. The decision was made known by the Chairman of the Teaching Service Commission, Mr. Babatunde Abegunde in a recent statement. The reason for the decision was due to economic challenges faced by the state due to the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. It [...]

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Herders-farmers’ registration to ensure food security –Ekiti commissioner

The Ekiti State Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Olabode Adetoyi, on Thursday, hinged the diminishing food production in the state and indeed Nigeria on insecurity, which had kept many farmers away from the farms. Adetoyi said the registration of herders and farmers in the state, apart from being an opportunity to fish out criminal elements, would...

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Judge’s absence stalls Fayose’s fraud trial

THE scheduled N2.2bn fraud trial of a former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, and a firm, Spotless Investment Limited, was stalled on Thursday before the Federal High Court in Lagos as the trial judge, Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke, did not sit. Justice Aneke and other judges of the court were said to be away on...

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Pictorial: Fayemi compensates first batch of police brutality survivors

The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has on Monday presented monetary compensations to the first batch of #EndSARS panel beneficiaries at the Conference Hall, Governor’s Office, Ado Ekiti. This was done in accordance with the recommendations of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry into Allegations of Human Rights Violations Against the Defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad […] Read Full Story

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Ekiti receives COVID-19 vaccines

Segun Adewole Ekiti State government has announced that it has received does of COVID-19 vaccines. A statement issued on the official Twitter handle of the state government revealed that Governor Kayode Fayemi and his deputy, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, The statement said, “Ekiti State receives doses of #COVID19 vaccines. Governor Fayemi @kfayemi and his deputy would […] Read Full Story

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Two Farmers Killed During Clash With Herders In Ekiti

  Two farmers have been killed in Ekiti State after a clash involving some herders in Isaba, Ikole Local Government Area. The police spokesman in the State, Sunday Abutu, who confirmed the incident, said the clash was preceded by a disagreement between both parties. Mr. Abutu said police operatives have been deployed to the area … Continue reading Two Farmers Killed During Clash With Herders In Ekiti Read Full Story

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Police ban covered number plates, sirens in Ekiti

Abiodun Nejo, Ado Ekiti The Commissioner of Police, Ekiti State Command, Babatunde Mobayo, has banned unauthorised use of covered number plates. Mobayo also warned against the unauthorized/illegal use of siren, revolving light and use of unregistered spy plate numbers in the state. READ ALSO: COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Nigeria A statement on Monday, titled ‘Ekiti […] Read Full Story