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Fayemi Greets Muslims At Sallah

Posted: July 27, 2014 at 12:48 am

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has felicitated with Muslim faithful in the country and all over the world on the occasion of the Eid-el-Fitri. The Governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Olayinka Oyebode, expressed joy on the successful completion of the Ramadan fast by Muslims. He explained that witnessing another Eid-el-Fitri is a …

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Militarisation Of Elections Is Unconstitutional

Posted: July 21, 2014 at 4:53 pm

  Bashorun Akin Osuntokun’s article on “Militarisation and other fallacies” published in his weekly column in Thisday newspaper of Friday, July 11, 2014 was a misleading apologia for the militarisation of the recent governorship election in Ekiti State. In commending the soldiers for displaying professionalism the Bashorun was curiously silent on the infringement of the …

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FEATURES: Kayode Fayemi: My Ekiti Election Story

Posted: July 20, 2014 at 2:32 pm

His defeat at the June 21, 2014 Ekiti governorship election has sent shockwaves through Nigeria’s political firmament. Many have tried to explain the outcome but opinions may remain undivided as to why a governor widely acknowledged to have performed well went down with such a heavy defeat. Now for the first time since the polls, …

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Fayemi Yells, “You’ve Not Heard The Last About Ekiti Election”

Posted: July 20, 2014 at 2:17 pm

…’Read my speech again. I did not accept defeat.’ Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has countered the widespread belief that he conceded defeat to his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) challenger, Mr. Ayodele Fayose who was declared winner of the June 21 governorship poll in the state. In his first interview after the election granted …

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Ekiti Holds Referendum On New LCDAs

Posted: July 20, 2014 at 1:02 pm

The Ekiti State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC)  yesterday held a referendum on the creation of new 18 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs). Controversy had trailed the creation of the new LCDAs and the referendum, with the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) kicking against the creation, while also calling on the people to …

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EKSIEC Holds Referendum For New LCDA

Posted: July 19, 2014 at 12:56 am

The Ekiti State Independent Electoral Commission (EKSIEC) is set to conduct referendum in 12 out of the 16 Local Government Areas, covering 137 wards across the State on Saturday. The referendum which was directed by the state House of Assembly is to allow citizens of the state  to approve or disapprove (through a referendum) the newly …

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Nigerians Take Their Country For Granted, Says Danjuma

Posted: July 18, 2014 at 12:25 pm

It could well have been a gathering of the academia – many professors were there – or newspapermen – they came in their numbers. The colourful ceremony at the prestigious MUSON Centre on Lagos Island was predictable. Prof. Olatunji Dare, eminent teacher, distinguished newspaperman, pro-democracy activist and respected columnist, was 70 yesterday. The downpour failed …

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FEATURES: With Friends Like This, No One Needs An Enemy

Posted: July 14, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Since the dawn of Sunday June 22, when the astonishing result of the June 21 gubernatorial election was announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), the media has been saturated with diverse opinions from various arm-chair analysts. Mr Akin Osuntokun’s piece, which appeared on the back-page of Thisday of July 4, 2014 falls into …

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Ekiti Poll: Segun Ayobolu’s salad of lies and bitterness

Posted: July 11, 2014 at 1:21 pm

Reading Segun Ayobolu’s “researched piece” on Ekiti June 21 election,  which is essentially a diatribe against Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi titled : “Further Thoughts on Ekiti Polls” in his back page column in The Nation Newspapers last Saturday, one must extend deep sympathies to Ayobolu as he toiled laboriously, employing all the lies …

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Ekiti Governorship Election Was Manipulated – Fayemi’s Wife

Posted: July 10, 2014 at 8:42 pm

Wife of Ekiti State Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, has said that events unfolding after the June 21 governorship election in the state suggest that the election was manipulated from ‘source.’ In due course, she said that the full story of how the elections were allegedly manipulated against the Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, would be revealed. …

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