No more free trips to Mecca, Jerusalem: Ekiti cancels sponsorship of pilgrims with state money

  Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi: tells Pilgrims board no more free ride to Hajj Funmilayo Okunade/Ado Ekiti The Ekiti State Government has advocated more private sponsorship of pilgrims to Mecca and Jerusalem, following government’s withdrawal from bankrolling the activity. Deputy Governor, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi told at a meeting with members of the […]

Woman petitions Fayemi over alleged harassment by security aide

From Priscilla Ediare, Ado-Ekiti Mrs Soares Febisola, a resident of Ekiti State, has petitioned Governor Kayode Fayemi over alleged maltreatment and threat to her life by the Governor’s Special Assistant on Security Matters, Mr. Sola Durodola. A petition dated January 12, 2021 from the Law Chambers of A.O. Okeya and Associates, alleged that the said […]

Ekiti: Woman arraigned for receiving stolen police property during #EndSARS protest

From Priscilla Ediare, Ado-Ekiti A 23-year-old woman, Afuye Christianah, was on Monday arraigned before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrate’s Court for allegedly receiving stolen property. Christianah, whose address was not given, is facing a charge of receiving stolen property. The prosecutor, Insp Oriyomi Akinwale, told the court that the defendant committed the offence sometimes in November 2020 […]

My next ambition is to be Pastor or Nigeria’s president – Fayose

By Rotimi Ojomoyela, Ado Ekiti Former Governor of Ekiti state, Ayo Fayose has said he has never at any time nursed the ambition of being a senator, saying his next ambition in life is to become Nigeria’s president or a cleric. He said he hates being a senator who would be making laws that the […]

Ekiti Amotekun Nabs Suspected Kidnapper in Military Uniform

By Victor Ogunje The operatives of the Ekiti State Security Network Agency, Amotekun Corps, have apprehended a suspected kidnapper in Ifaki-Ekiti, Ido/ Osi local government area of the state. The Amotekun corps commander, Brig. Gen Joe Komolafe (rtd) told newsmen in Ado-Ekiti on Monday that the suspect who dressed in a military uniform was arrested […]

Gunmen kill ‘Pastor Kayode Ogunleye’, dump body in forest

Gunmen have killed a cleric, Mr. Kayode Ogunleye, dumping his body in a forest on the Aramoko-Ijero-Ekiti highway in Ekiti. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the lifeless body of the pastor, who was also a staff of the Ekiti West Local Government Area in Ekiti, was found on his farm near the […]

Amotekun will use supernatural powers – Ekiti commandant says

Ekiti State Corps Commandant of Amotekun, Brigadier-General Joe Komolafe (Rtd.) said that the agency will deploy ancient, local and modern security techniques to ward off kidnapping, robbery and other heinous crimes from the state. Speaking at Efon Alaaye during a sensitisation tour to Ekiti West, Komolafe averred that the neglect of traditional culture and patterns […]

Magu sold seized assets to associates – Fayose

Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has alleged that the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, sold recovered assets under his watch to his associates. Fayose demanded that the sales of properties confiscated by the anti-graft agency under Magu be investigated. In a statement on Friday released via his […]

Don’t wake a sleeping lion – Ex Gov. Fayose warns the presidency

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, on Sunday, described President Muhammadu Buhari as an accidental president who is unconscious of happenings around him. Fayose made the comments in reaction to recent comments by the President’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina. Adesina had said the president would have dealt with Fayose and River State Governor, Nyesom Wike, […]

DETAILS: Explosion rocks Ekiti Govt House

By Rotimi Ojomoyela There was palpable fear in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday, as a loud bang suspected to be bomb explosion rocked Ekiti state old government Secretariat. It was gathered that the explosion, which occurred around 7.05 am, ripped some of the buildings at the old government secretariat located at the Oke-Oriomi area of Ado-Ekiti, where […]

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