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Community leaders hail Fayemi, promise him support

Daily Sun (Tuesday, April 15, 2014):  By Our Reporter

Members of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in Ekiti West Local Government Area, under the chairmanship of Mr. Fatai Oluyede, said teachers were solidly behind Fayemi because of the various incentives they have enjoyed under his administration.

Oluyede identified special allowances for teachers in the rural areas and those teaching core subjects, distribution of laptops to teachers and regular payment of leave bonuses and salaries to them, as those areas that their welfare has been taken care of.   More....

Britain urges Ekiti politicians to shun violence

Daily Sun (Tuesday, April 15, 2014):  By Charles Adegbite, Ado-Ekiti

The British High Commission in Nigeria has urged Ekiti politicians to refrain from being desperate and violent for successful conduct of the June 21 governorship poll in the State.

The Commission’s Head of Politics, Mr. Paul Edward, emphasised that only a government that is constituted by the collective desire at the poll can muster the legitimacy to deliver on its electioneering promises to the people.

The diplomat gave the advice on Sunday in Iyin Ekiti in Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government, during a visit to the Labour Party governorship candidate, Opeyemi Bamidele.   More....

Ekiti pavilion will be cheaper, better than Eagle Square – Fayemi’s aide

Nigerian Tribune (Tuesday, April 15, 2014):  The Special Adviser to the Ekiti State Governor on Special Projects, Mr Bayo Kelekun, has said that the state pavilion currently undergoing construction in Ado -Ekiti will be bigger and better than the famous Eagle Square, in Abuja, when caompleted.

Speaking in Ado-Ekiti during an inspection to the site, Mr Kelekun noted that the project, which had already reached 75 per cent completion, would also be better equipped and cheaper than the Eagle Square in Abuja, considering the facilities being put in place.   More....

Ajayi pledges to reduce education cost

The Nation (Tuesday, April 15, 2014):  Posted by: Sulaiman Salawudeen, Ado-Ekiti in News

The candidate of the Accord in the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti State, Mr. Kole Ajayi, has pledged to slash the cost of obtaining higher education, if elected.

He said Ekiti must pioneer “a genuine education-for-all policy”, if it must regain its status as the country’s knowledge zone.

Speaking yesterday at a meeting with Accord stakeholders in Ado-Ekiti, Ajayi said he would change the name of the Ekiti State University (EKSU) back to the University of Ado-Ekiti (UNAD).   More....

‘Police ready for Osun, Ekiti elections’

The Nation (Tuesday, April 15, 2014):  Posted by: Our Reporter in News

Minister of Police Affairs Jelili Adesiyan has said the police are ready for the governorship elections in Osun and Ekiti states.

Adesiyan gave the assurance during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.

He said the police were ready for all elections, including the 2015 polls.

Adesiyan said as long as all political parties and other stakeholders in the electoral process play the game according to the rules, there would be no need for interference in the polls.   More....
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