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Fayose, Fayemi disagree over Ekiti’s debt profile

Vanguard (Thursday, August 21, 2014):  By Gbenga Ariyibi

Ado Ekiti— INCOMING Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose and Governor Kayode Fayemi, yesterday disagreed over the debt profile of the state.

While the governor-elect claimed Fayemi’s administration had thrown the state into a huge debt of over N17 billion, the incumbent government dismissed Fayose claims, warning the governor-elect against unsubstantiated comments against the government.
Speaking while inaugurating a nine-member transition committee towards a smooth take-off of his government on October 16, Fayose said “the current government of Governor Fayemi has plunged Ekiti into huge debt and our money is being deducted from source.   More....

Ekiti debt profile worrisome —Fayose

Nigerian Tribune (Thursday, August 21, 2014):  Sam Nwaoko - Ado-Ekiti

EKITI State governor-elect, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has set up a nine-man transition committee to do underground work for his smooth take off on October 16.

Fayose had also lamented the debt profile of the state under Governor Kayode Fayemi, saying it was “worrisome and disturbing.”

He also warned those with political ambition in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2015 against name-dropping, saying “nobody in the party has been slated for any appointment, except two people he promised to be given on concessional grounds.   More....

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Activist praises Fashola on LASU fees’ slash

The Nation (Thursday, August 21, 2014):  Posted by: Adeyinka Aderibigbe

AN Ekiti State activist, Morakinyo Ogele, has praised the recent slash in university tuition fees by the Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola.

He described it as the best legacy the governor could bequeath to the people.

The activist said Fashola has shown through the reduction that if Nigeria

must attain its pride of place in the comity of nations, qualitative

education must be made accessible to the people.   More....

Fayose raises nine-man transition committee

The Nation (Thursday, August 21, 2014):  Posted by: Sulaiman Salawudeen, Ado-Ekiti

Ekiti State governor-elect Mr. Ayodele Fayose inaugurated yesterday a nine-man committee to join the out-going Dr. Kayode Fayemi’s administration for a smooth handover.

But Fayose and the government differed on the state’s debt profile.

The committee members are Chief Dipo Anisulowo as Chairman, Mrs. Modupe Alade (Secretary), Pastor Kola Oluwawole, Owoseeni Ajayi and Rev. Wale Komolafe.

Others are Mr. Biodun Alasoluyi, Mr.   More....

IRE-EKITI: Town where Ogun, Yoruba god of iron, ‘disappeared’

Daily Sun (Thursday, August 21, 2014):  By WOLE BALOGUN, ADO EKITI

• Excited youths caning one another in festive mood.

Ogun, the fiery Yo­ruba god of iron is an ancestral deity respected all over Yorubaland. Myth in Yoruba cosmology has it that Ogun was the god that created the pathway that linked the luminous world of the gods to the physical plane of humans.

In Wole Soyinka’s Fourth Stage, a theoretical postula­tion of Ogun’s myth, which served as African’s testament for the origin of the human race or existence, the Nobel Laureate says in that essay that Ogun encapsulates the features of the three Greek gods- Apollo, Prometheus and Dionysia: “For Ogun, he is best understood in Hellenic values as a totality of the Dionysian, Apollonian and Promethean values; ….   More....
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