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I’ll forever remain an issue in Ekiti politics — Fayose

www.nigeriatoday.ng (Wednesday, August 24, 2016):  By Rotimi Ojomoyela

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Ado-Ekiti—Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, yesterday, linked his rising political profile to his remarkable achievements and strong ties with the Ekiti people.

Fayose said this during the annual Udiroko festival celebrated at the new amphitheatre in the palace of Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Rufus Aladesanmi Adejugbe.

Fayose, who was flanked by Governor Ibrahim Dakwambo of Gombe State and Rivers State Governor, Nyesome Wike, represented by the Secretary to Rivers State Government, Mr.   More....

Court gives EFCC, ICPC seven days to reply Fayose’s suit

Punch (Wednesday, August 24, 2016):  Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti

An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission to respond to a motion seeking to stop the probe into the finances of Governor Ayodele Fayose’s administration.

Other defendants in the suit include the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Department of State Services and five banks doing business with state government and the managers of those banks.   More....

Ogoga solicits indigenes’ support for development at Ijesu Oba Festival

Nigerian Tribune (Wednesday, August 24, 2016):  Sam Nwaoko-Ado-Ekiti

The Ogoga of Ikere-Ekiti, Oba Samuel Adejimi Adu, has sought the support of indigenes of the community in the quest for its development.

Oba Adu made the call while addressing the people of the community, who trooped out in their numbers to join him as he marked the beginning of another year during ljesu Oba (Odun Ijesu) festival.

At the ceremony which took pace in his palace, Oba Adu prayed for peace, tranquility and overall development of the community and called for the people’s prayers as they support the town in its pursuit for development.   More....

Wike, Fayose ‘ll ruin PDP, says Bode George

The Nation (Wednesday, August 24, 2016):  Former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chief Olabode George yesterday said the party was in ruins and imminent danger.

Addressing a conference at the Lagos PDP secretariat, George’s Political Adviser, Mr. Uthman Shodipe-Dosunmu said Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike and Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose were bent in destroying the party.

He said the August 17 convention would have divided the party more, stressing that the convention was hijacked by the two governors to prosecute their 2019 ambitions.   More....

Udiroko festival: Fayose restates plan to build airport

The Nation (Wednesday, August 24, 2016):  Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose has restated the commitment of his administration to build an airport in Ado-Ekiti, as soon as all hindrances to the project are cleared.

The governor, who made the pledge yesterday at this year’s Udiroko Festival at the palace of the Ewi of Ado Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adeyemo Adejugbe, Aladesanmi III, promised the people more development.

The city was in festivity for many hours as indigenes, visitors, friends and associates thronged the palace amphitheatre, where a robust cultural display showcased the rich cultural heritage of Ekiti people.   More....
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