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I don’t want to be Ekiti governor, says Falana

sunnewsonline.com (Monday, April 24, 2017):  From: WOLE BALOGUN, Ado-Ekiti

Legal icon and rights activist, Femi Falana, on Monday, dismissed insinuations that he wanted to contest the 2018 Ekiti gubernatorial election next year, saying that it was ridiculous and demeaning for anyone to be linking him with people eyeing the Ekiti State Government House, saying such position was too provincial for his caliber of person, when put into consideration, his array of accomplishments across the length and breadth of the globe.

the Lagos-based lawyer, also advised the Federal Government to urgently adopt new strategies in fighting corruption, says stolen monies stashed in banks bigger than those in private houses, noting that there is a need to spread the anti-graft tentacles to the activities of certain agencies of government, usually regarded as ” money spinning.   More....

Buhari Is A Ceremonial, Part-Time President – Fayose

www.theparadigmng.com (Monday, April 24, 2017):  Buhari Is A Ceremonial, Part-Time President – Fayose

The Governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose, says President Muhammadu Buhari has now become a part-time and ceremonial President who is only seen during the Friday Jumat service at the Presidential Villa.

Speaking on Sunday, through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the governor said it was necessary for Nigerians to be properly informed about the well-being of their President.

Fayose, who said Buhari, like any old man, was susceptible to illness, said the President would do well to go and take proper care of his health and allow the Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, to constitutionally act as the President.   More....

Muslim group: Fayose wants Nigeria to burn… we are ready

www.thecable.ng (Monday, April 24, 2017):  The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has accused Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, of plotting to set the country ablaze.

In a statement by Ishaq Akintola, director of the group, MURIC said its members had sighted “the governor’s bulldozers” around some mosques in the state.

The group had earlier raised the alarm that Fayose was plotting to demolish some mosque. Back then, it threatened to make the state ungovernable if such happened.

The governor later met with the group and the public believed that the matter had been resolved.   More....

I don’t want to be Ekiti governor – Falana

www.today.ng (Monday, April 24, 2017):  Legal icon and rights activist, Femi Falana, on Monday, dismissed insinuations that he wanted to contest the 2018 Ekiti gubernatorial election next year, saying that it was ridiculous and demeaning for anyone to be linking him with people eyeing the Ekiti State Government House, saying such position was too provincial for his caliber of person, when put into consideration, his array of accomplishments across the length and breadth of the globe.

The Lagos-based lawyer, also advised the Federal Government to urgently adopt new strategies in fighting corruption, says stolen monies stashed in banks bigger than those in private houses, noting that there is a need to spread the anti-graft tentacles to the activities of certain agencies of government, usually regarded as ” money spinning.   More....

No billionaire, politician will get honorary degree from FUOYE – VC

Daily Trust (Monday, April 24, 2017):  By Wale Odunsi

The Vice-Chancellor of Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) Prof. Kayode Soremekun, on Monday ​vowed that​ the award of honorary degrees of the institution would not go to politicians and moneybags.

Soremekun spoke at a news conference in Oye-Ekiti ​ahead of activities ​lined up to ​mark​ ​the maiden convocation ceremony of the institution.

According to him, the university does not subscribe to “cash-and-carry honorary degrees” ​of​ten given to politicians and moneybags across the country.   More....
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