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Ex-govs Adebayo, Oni, Fayemi express concern over Ekiti

Vanguard (Friday, March 27, 2015):  Gbenga Ariyo

Ado Ekiti—Three former governors of Ekiti State have expressed concern over the spate of security challenges in the state. The former governors who are incidentally members of the opposition APC are; Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo,Asiwaju Segun Oni and the immediate past governor in the state, Dr Kayode Fayemi.

They expressed fears that members of their party are being harassed and intimidated by the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state.

The former governors were at the state’s police command where they met the state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr Taiwo Lakanu and the Director of the Department of State Services, DSS, where they lodged a formal complaint.   More....

APC asks NHRC to report Fayose to ICC

Punch (Friday, March 27, 2015):  Kamarudeen Ogundele

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose

The All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State has asked the National Human Rights Commission to present its complaints against Governor Ayodele Fayose before the International Criminal Court in The Hague, for prosecution.

The APC had, about five weeks ago, petitioned the NHRC, listing various physical attacks launched against its members and leaders, including the media blockade of the opposition activities and destruction of their billboards and posters.   More....

APC drags Jonathan, Obanikoro, Fayose others to ICC

Punch (Friday, March 27, 2015):  Ade Adesomoju

The All Progressives Congress has asked the International Criminal Court in The Hague, to investigate President Goodluck Jonathan and eight others as regards an audio file which allegedly captured some Peoples Democratic Party’s leaders giving orders to a military officer on how to rig the June 21, 2014 governorship election in Ekiti State in their favour.

Apart from Jonathan, others named as accused persons in the petition are Minister of State for Foreign Affairs II, Musiliu Obanikoro; Ekiti State governor, Mr.   More....

16 opposition parties back Buhari in Ekiti

National Mirror (Friday, March 27, 2015):  by ABIODUN NEJO

A group of 16 opposition parties in Ekiti State yesterday adopted the All Progressives Congress, APC’s candidate in tomorrow’s presidential election, Muhammadu Buhari.

The parties, which said they were looking forward to the resounding victory of Buhari in the election, hinged their support for him on his ability “to break the yoke of insecurity and corruption in the country.”

At a press conference in Ado Ekiti yesterday, the African Democratic Congress, ADC Chairman, Prince Tunji Ogunlola, said the parties “have thrown their weight behind General Buhari in the interest of all Nigerians to salvage, liberate and rebuild the country.   More....

Fayose suspends two over deductions from teachers’ salaries

Punch (Thursday, March 26, 2015):  Kamarudeen Ogundele

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, has suspended the former Education Secretary in the Ido/Osi Local Government Area, Mrs. Owoseni, R.K., and an accountant, Mrs. Kayode, F.F., over illegal deductions from the salary of teachers.

The two state officials allegedly deducted the money from the salaries of teachers in the LG under the guise of repayment for laptop computers given to public teachers by the former administration of Dr. Kayode Fayemi.

The governor said the two state officials had four weeks to prove their innocence before a committee set up to investigate the matter.   More....
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