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PDP convention: Fayose rallies Bode George, Ladoja, Daniel to a united homefront

Nigerian Tribune (Tuesday, October 17, 2017):  Bola Badmus - Lagos 

PDPEkiti State governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, on Monday in Lagos held a closed-door meeting with chairmanship aspirants on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), including former deputy national chairman of the party, Chief Olabode George; former Oyo State governor, Senator Rasidi Adewolu Ladoja as well as former PDP National Chairman (South-West), Alhaji Tajudeen Oladipo.

Former Ogun State governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, was unavoidably absent as he was said to have sent in apology.   More....

ABUAD to inaugurate world-class teaching hospital

The Nation (Tuesday, October 17, 2017):  Posted By: Odunayo Ogunmola

•Varsity produces 83 First-Class graduates at fifth convocation

The Afe Babalola University in Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), Ekiti State capital, will, on Friday, inaugurate a 400-bed teaching hospital as part of activities marking its fifth convocation.

Vice Chancellor Prof. Michael Ajisafe, who addressed reporters yesterday to herald the Convocation Week, said 869 students will graduate with Bachelor’s degree and 42 with postgraduate degrees.   More....

Workers arraigned for alleged N1m theft

The Nation (Tuesday, October 17, 2017):  Posted By: Odunayo Ogunmola

The police in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital, yesterday arraigned two suspects, John

Babatunde, 45 and Sunkanmi Alao, 34, at an Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court for alleged stealing of N1million from their employer.

Police prosecutor Caleb Leranmo told the court that the defendants committed the alleged offence on February 21 about 100hrs at Jobufet Filling Station, Ado-Ekiti.

He alleged that the defendants stole N1million, property of Akin Olasunkanmi, the director of Jobufet Oil and Gas Ltd.   More....

Fayose gives cars to aides over EFCC detention

The Nation (Monday, October 16, 2017):  Posted By: Odunayo Ogunmola

•Governor to sue anti-graft agency

Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose has fulfilled his promise to give new cars to the two officials of his administration who spent two weeks in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged diversion of over N680 million from the state’s share of bailout funds.

The governor yesterday presented the Commissioner for Finance, Chief Toyin Ojo, and the Accountant General, Mrs.   More....

Ekiti 2018: I’ll defeat PDP if I win APC ticket – Okeya

Daily Sun (Monday, October 16, 2017):  From Wole Balogun and Priscila Ediare

Chief Dele Okeya served as Commissioner for Works and Transport in Ekiti State and also served as Special Adviser to Governor Ayo Fayose on Environment. He was Chairman of the Governing Board of a Federal Board in Abuja, the Nigerian Building and Roads Research Institute (NBRRI).

He speaks about his plans to bring meaningful development to the state by applying Ekiti State resources properly.

What inspired you to want to become Ekiti State governor?

I was born into politics, I grew up in politics, Politics is in my blood and we are very compassionate people, He who wears the shoes knows where it pinches, I know where the political shoes pinch because I have been wearing the shoes of politics since I was growing up, I have been a major player in politics for the major part of my life.   More....
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