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Ekiti APC lawmakers chide Babatope over comment

Vanguard (Tuesday, April 28, 2015):  The 19 All Progressives Congress, APC, lawmakers in Ekiti State House of Assembly have advised a Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain, Ebenezer Babatope, to take a rest after the crushing defeat his party suffered from APC in both his state and the federal level, to enable him contribute positively to the growth of democracy in Nigeria.

They told him to take his heart away from the trauma of his new status to avoid a psychological torture inherent in his hate campaign against APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.   More....

Give Ekiti lawmakers same chance as Ondo, MURIC tells Jonathan

Nigerian Tribune (Tuesday, April 28, 2015):  Tunde Ogunesan

THE Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to provide an enabling environment for the 19 lawmakers in Ekiti State to sit in the hallowed chamber of the state House of Assembly, the way their colleagues sat in Ondo State to impeach the former deputy governor of the state.

MURIC, in statement signed by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, described the speed of the process with which Olanusi was impeached as one which “exposed the dramatis personae as impatient and intolerant politicians.   More....

The ABUAD culture

National Mirror (Tuesday, April 28, 2015):  by TUNDE OLOFINTILA

•Way of life for students on campus



Students are expected to wake up by 6:00am tidy and clean up, because lectures start 8:00 am. Here time is of necessity. What we normally do is that even if you don’t have lectures you must leave your hostel and study, as there is no room for indolence. The cafeteria opens by 7:30 am so that students can have their meals before going to class, later in the afternoon between 12 and 2:00 pm is lecture-free so that they will be able to relax.   More....

Ondo dep gov impeachment: Jonathan tasks on rule of law in Ekiti

Daily Trust (Monday, April 27, 2015):  Written by Abbas Jimoh

Following the impeachment of Ondo deputy governor Ali Olanusi, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has charged President Goodluck Jonathan to allow the rule of law hold firm in Ekiti State.

The former deputy governor had three days before the Presidential/National Assembly elections defected from the Labour Party (LP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), a move that was largely seen as the basis for his impeachment.

MURIC Director Ishaq Akintola said yesterday in a statement that though it was satisfied that due process was followed in Olanusi’s impeachment by e 20 of the 25 lawmakers in the state, the speed with which the impeachment was executed has exposed the personalities behind it as impatient and intolerant politicians as the whole process lasted four working days.   More....

Ekiti requests more transformers, prepaid meters

Nigerian Tribune (Monday, April 27, 2015):  Sam Nwaoko-Ado Ekiti

The Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kolapo Olusola, has led a delegation of Ekiti State government to the headquarters of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) in Benin City, the Edo State capital, over the need for the company to do more for the state.

A statement by the government said the high-powered delegation went to Benin City “to fashion out a modality that will ensure an improvement in electricity supply to the state so that the people would enjoy a worthwhile power supply for their hard-earned money.   More....
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