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Ogoga of Ikere is Oduduwa’s descendant, says Ooni

The Nation (Tuesday, February 21, 2017):  Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has said that the Ogoga of Ikere Ekiti, Oba Adejimi Adu-Alagbado, is a descendant of Oduduwa, adding that the forebears of Oba Adu-Alagbado migrated from Ile-Ife to establish Ikere Ekiti.

Oba Ogunwusi stated this during a courtesy call by Oba Adu-Alagbado to his palace at Ile-Ife, on Monday.

Oba Adu-Alagbado and the Olukere of Ikere, Oba Ganiyu Obasoyin, have been embroiled in a supremacy battle over who is the founding ruler of Ikere.   More....

45-yrs-old driver rapes 80-yrs-old woman, bags 7yrs

Nigerian Tribune (Tuesday, February 21, 2017):  • SHE WAS MY CONCUBINE, CONVICT CLAIMS
Sam Nwaoko - Ado Ekiti Latest News

A 45-year-old commercial driver, Lawrence Adedapo, has been sentenced to seven years in prison by an Ado Ekiti High Court for raping an 80-year-old woman, Madam Grace Asaolu.

Adedapo had sexually assaulted the octogenarian on November 7, 2013, at Oke Erimope Street, Ogbese, Ise-Ekiti in Ise/Orun Local Government Area of Ekiti State and was subsequently charged to court.

He had pleaded not guilty to the charge when he was brought to court and had given evidence in his own defence and did not call any witness.   More....

Man jailed for raping woman, 80

The Nation (Tuesday, February 21, 2017):  AN Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti has sentenced a 45-year-old commercial driver, Lawrence Adedapo, to seven years imprisonment for raping an 80-year-old woman, Mrs. Grace Asaolu.
Justice Bamidele Omotoso held that evidence showed that the driver forcefully had carnal knowledge of the old woman and was guilty as charged.
Besides the confessional statement of the convict and the victim, the prosecution also tendered Mrs. Asaolu’s blood-stained clothes in proving its case.
The convict, who plied his trade in Otun-Ekiti, sexually assaulted the octogenarian on November 7, 2013 at Oke Erimope Street, Ogbese via Ise-Ekiti and was charged to court.   More....

Factional PDP denies plan to attack Fayose’s faction office

The Nation (Tuesday, February 21, 2017):  The court-validated Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) executive in Ekiti State has denied harbouring plans to attack secretariat of the faction loyal to Governor Ayo Fayose.
The Williams Ajayi-led executive, which was validated by a judgment delivered by a Federal High Court in Ado Ekiti, condemned an announcement in the media accusing it of planning to burn thje secretariat of the Fayose’s faction at Ureje, on Ikere Road.
The broadcast alleged that the Ajayi-led executive visited Senator Buruji Kashamu, where a plot was hatched to invade the Ureje secretariat with thugs and burn the building.   More....

Stop Using Ekiti to Fight Political Battle, Osinkolu Advises Fayose

This Day (Monday, February 20, 2017):  Olusegun-Osinkolu

Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti

As the federal government on Saturday released the withheld N1.1 billion budget support fund to Ekiti State, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Olusegun Osinkolu, said on Monday that the release of the money has further confirmed that President
Muhammadu Buhari is not vindictive.

Osinkolu, a senatorial aspirant, added that it was a lie taken too far the widespread allegation by Governor Ayodele Fayose that President Buhari was out to vent his anger against Ekiti people over the governor’s consistent criticism of his policies.   More....
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