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Missing 12-year-old girl found dead in latrine in Ekiti

Guardian (Friday, September 23, 2016):  By Editor | 23 September 2016 | 3:32 am

A twelve-year-old girl, simply known as Blessing, reportedly died when she fell into a pit latrine at Asin-Ekiti, in Ikole Local Council of Ekiti State.

A witness, Ruth Bamidele, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday that the deceased was running an errand for her parents on Monday evening when the incident occurred.

Bamidele said the girl mistakenly stepped on the rusty and weak concrete that covered the pit latrine and fell into it with nobody around to rescue her.   More....

Cue from Fayose on education in Ekiti

Daily Sun (Friday, September 23, 2016):  — 23rd September 2016

Last week, the National Examination Council (NECO) released its ranking of states in terms of performance in its June/July 2016 Senior School Certificate Examination. Ekiti was ranked number one in all the 36 states of the federation, including Abuja. This piece is not to shower accolade on Gov Ayodele Fayose, though deserved, but a call to other state government and governors on the need to pay attention to education in their respective states.   More....

-Abia, Ekiti governors disagree on peace move

Vanguard (Thursday, September 22, 2016):  ON SEPTEMBER 22, 20167:49
By Levinus Nwabughiogu ABUJA

– Abia State governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu and his Ekiti State counterpart, Mr. Ayo Fayose have openly differed on the peace move initiated by the two feuding factions of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP led by Senator Ahmed Makarfi and Senator Ali Sheriff respectively. It will be recalled that both factions had for months been locked up in a legal tussle on who was rightly placed to lead the opposition party. But last week Tuesday saw the two warring sides announce a truce, saying they would work together to move the party forward.   More....

NITDA Unveils Virtual e-Library Infrastructure for Ekiti State Varsity

This Day (Thursday, September 22, 2016):  September 22, 2016
Dele Ogbodo in Abuja

The acting Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Vincent Olatunji has unveiled a virtual e-library infrastructure for Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, designed to boost teaching and research in the school.

According to Olatunji, the Ekiti State Varsity virtual e-library facility, which is the largest of all the e-libraries donated by NITDA to universities and schools in the past, contains over 80 million online materials to facilitate research, training and learning by teachers and the students.   More....

Ekiti House Passes N7.5b Supplementary Budget 2016 into Law

This Day (Thursday, September 22, 2016):  September 23, 201611366

*Grills BEDC team over epileptic power supply

By Olakiitan Victor in Ado Ekiti

The Ekiti State House of Assembly passed the revised 2016 Appropriation Bill into law on Thursday, just as its members listened to submissions of the management team of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) which was invited to plenary to explain the current epileptic supply of electricity to the state.

According to a statement by the Special Assistant (Media) to the Speaker of the House, Stephen Gbadamosi, in Ado-Ekiti, the revised Appropriation Bill was passed after the chairman of the House Committee on Finance and Appropriation, Honourable Samuel Abiola Jeje, submitted its report to the whole House.   More....
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