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Controversy trails bail-out funds disbursement in S-West

Vanguard (Friday, October 09, 2015):  By Dapo Akinrefon

PRIOR to the 2015 general elections, the level of bankruptcy in many states of the federation reached a disturbing level where civil servants and pensioners resorted to begging to feed their families.

Activities in many states were virtually grounded. In fact, the issue of unpaid salaries became endemic in many states. Perhaps, this could be attributed to some of the state governments, who embarked on white elephant projects, procurement of private aircraft, construction of airports and taking loans and bonds to finance various projects, which have no direct impact in the lives of the people.   More....

FG’s bailout, a poisoned chalice in Ekiti?

Vanguard (Friday, October 09, 2015):  By Rotimi Olaleye

From all indications, the bailout package received from the Federal Government to pay arrears of salaries and other benefits owed workers by various state government across the country is beginning to look more like a poisoned chalice. This is as state governors and their workers are at daggers drawn over what categories of workers’ entitlement should be paid and whether the pensioners should get a bite of the apple.

Ayodele-FayoseEkiti State is no exception to the crisis of mutual mistrust, since Governor Ayo Fayose, announced reception of the bailout package, tension has gripped the entire workforce as to the disbursement of the fund.   More....

Screening: Fayose rallies NASS support for Fayemi

Vanguard (Friday, October 09, 2015):  By Rotimi Olaleye

Ado-Ekiti—Ekiti state Governor, Mr Ayo Fayose, has directed lawmakers representing the state at the National Assembly to support the nomination of former Governor Kayode Fayemi during his screening by the Senate next Tuesday.
Fayemi and Fayose

Fayemi and Fayose

Fayose urged them to ensure the former governor gets a hitch-free screening exercise on the floor of the Senate when the screening of the ministerial nominees would come up.

In a statement in Ado-Ekiti yesterday by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, the governor gave the advice while meeting with student leaders from the state under the aegis of Federation of Ekiti Student Union, FEESU, in his office.   More....

Minister: Bishop, Monarchs, Others Hail Fayemi’s Nomination

Daily Independent (Thursday, October 08, 2015):  Yaqoub Popoola, Correspondent, Ado-Ekiti

Prominent leaders in Ekiti State have applauded the nomination of former Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, as a minister by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State, religious and community leaders and eminent personalities described the ministerial nomination as a reward for hard work and vision he exuded while working as governor of the state. They urged Fayemi to continue to pursue his vision of human development as he takes appointment as a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.   More....

We Have Installed Nine Monarchs In One Year – Fayose

Daily Independent (Thursday, October 08, 2015):  Yaqoub Popoola Correspondent,Ado-Ekiti

Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State has hinted that no fewer that nine monarchs have emerged under his administration since his assumption of office .
The governor said the feat was attained due to peaceful resolution of ascendancy tussles in the affected communities, promising to ensure no community exits without a monarch before the end of his tenure.
Speaking through the Commissioner for Local Government, Community Development and Chieftaincy Affairs Mr Kolade Kolapo, the governor also denied appointing Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members into the state Independent Electoral Commission (EKSIEC).   More....
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