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Why I canít join APC ó Fayose

Punch (Thursday, March 23, 2017):  Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti

The Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has said he cannot join the All Progressives Congress even if he had to dump the Peoples Democratic Party.

Fayose, who spoke at a gathering in Ado-Ekiti, said the practice of use and dump adopted by the leadership of the APC would not allow him to contemplate moving into the party.


The governor in a press statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday, cited the case of the National Leader of the APC, Senator Bola Tinubu, who he said, worked hard for the victory of the APC in the 2015 general elections but was allegedly abandoned by those he helped to put in power.   More....

Ekiti farmers protest loss of crops

The Nation (Wednesday, March 22, 2017):  Farmers in Ipao and Oke Ako communities in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State yesterday protested the alleged destruction of their crops worth N35 million by suspected herdsmen.
The placard-carrying protesters marched on the Governorís Office, Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the House of Assembly .
They said their maize plantation on 30 hectares and cassava on 20 hectares of land had been destroyed.
Led by Rotimi Fapohunda, the youth, under the aegis of Ipao Youth in Commercial Agriculture Commercial Cooperative, said the project was started with N3 million provided by a private company.   More....

Fayose demolishes three filling stations

The Nation (Wednesday, March 22, 2017):  There was tension in parts of Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, yesterday as three filling stations under construction were demolished allegedly on the orders of Governor Ayo Fayose.
The incident happened few hours after members of the state chapter of Petrol Dealers Association of Nigeria (PEDAN) suspended their two-day strike, following the intervention of traditional rulers.
The uncompleted filling stations were demolished for allegedly being located in residential areas.
Our reporter, who moved round at 6.   More....

Fayose demolishes three filling stations

The Nation (Wednesday, March 22, 2017):  There was tension in parts of Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, yesterday as three filling stations under construction were demolished allegedly on the orders of Governor Ayo Fayose.
The incident happened few hours after members of the state chapter of Petrol Dealers Association of Nigeria (PEDAN) suspended their two-day strike, following the intervention of traditional rulers.
The uncompleted filling stations were demolished for allegedly being located in residential areas.
Our reporter, who moved round at 6.   More....

Ekiti earmarks N4b for pension

The Nation (Wednesday, March 22, 2017):  The Ekiti State government has earmarked N4 billion in the 2017 budget for pensions and gratuities.
Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning Gbenga Olajide said this yesterday in Ado-Ekiti while presenting the budget analysis.
The government owes retirees six months arrears of pensions; gratuities were last paid in 2012.
Olajide said N17 billion has been earmarked for infrastructure of which N3.8 billion will be used to complete the Ado-Ekiti flyover.
The commissioner said N28 million will be spent for the renovation of 18 secondary facilities and completion and equipping of Oba Adejugbe Hospital, Ado-Ekiti.   More....
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