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Zoning debate resonates in Ekiti

thenationonlineng.net (Monday, June 26, 2017):  Posted By: ODUNAYO OGUNMOLA On: June 26, 2017 In: Politics

The political atmosphere in Ekiti State is getting charged by the day, as next year’s governorship election draws nearer. Given that only Ekiti South has not produced a governor since the return of civil rule in 1999, there is a debate on whether the number one office should be conceded to the zone or be thrown open to all aspirants. ODUNAYO OGUNMOLA reports.
THE 2018 governorship election in Ekiti State is one year away.   More....

When Afe Babalola brought Ooni, Alaafin and Ogunsua to dance of peace When Afe Babalola brought Oo

www.nigerianewspaper.com.ng (Monday, June 26, 2017):  By Nigeria Newspaper On June 25, 2017

The Aare Baamofin of Yoruba land, Afe Babalola (SAN) has made several historical moves to reconcile various warring communities and monarchs in Yoruba land, but many will not forget in a hurry his recent success to bring Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi to Ile Ife to exchange banters with the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi.
Afe Babalola had been invited to the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, to deliver the 2017 edition of the Annual Lecture of the Faculty of Education, and to receive award for what the organisers described as his “Exemplary contributions to Nigerian education.   More....

Thunderstorms loom as NiMet releases predictions for Saturday, Sunday

www.environewsnigeria.com (Monday, June 26, 2017):  The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy morning over the Central States on Saturday, June 24, 2017 with prospects of localised thunderstorms over Yola, Lafia, Abuja, Jos, Minna, Ilorin, Jalingo and Mambilla Plateau.

Heavy rainfall in Lagos
NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office on Friday, June 23 in Abuja also predicted prospects of localised thunderstorms over Abuja, Jos, Lafia and its environs during the afternoon and evening hours.

It also predicted cloudy morning over the region on Sunday, June 25 with prospects of localised thunderstorms over Minna and Ilorin and chances of localised thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening hours.   More....

Judicial commission probing Fayemi begins sitting

Punch (Friday, June 23, 2017):  Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti

The Judicial Commission of Enquiry set up by the Ekiti State Government to look into the finances of the state between 2010 and 2014 has commenced sitting in Ado Ekiti.

Speaking during its inaugural sitting on Thursday, the Chairman of the JCE, Justice Bamidele Oyewole (retd.) highlighted the terms of reference of the commission to include ascertaining the actual amount that accrued to the state as statutory allocations from the Federation Account.   More....

Ekiti pensioners urge Fayose to pay N20b benefits

The Nation (Friday, June 23, 2017):  Posted By: Rilwan

Ekiti State pensions have decried their neglect by the state government.

They said this had caused untold post-retirement hardship and led to untimely deaths among their members.

The retirees urged Governor Ayo Fayose to pay their salary arrears as well as gratuities and monthly pensions totalling about N20 billion.

They called for the review of their pensions in conformity with Section 210, sub-section 3 of the 1999 Constitution.   More....
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