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Ekiti govt says dam tragedy victims not World Bank officials, releases names

www.premiumtimesng.com (Saturday, August 27, 2016)

The Ekiti State Government has said that the four persons who died during the week at Egbe Dam in Gbonyin Local Government Area of the state, were not World Bank officials.‎

Initial report by the News Agency of Nigeria had quoted the head of the local area council as saying the victims were World Bank officials.

But a statement on Friday by Idowu Adelusi, the chief press sec‎retary to
the Governor Ayo Fayose, said though the Third Urban Water Sector Reform Project was sponsored by the World Bank, the
contract for the bathymetry surveying of the dam was awarded to Enviplan Nigeria Limited, whose staff were involved in the unfortunate incident.   More....

Dam tragedy: Fayose speaks on status of victims who drowned

www.naij.com (Saturday, August 27, 2016):  Oladele Hakeem

Governor Fayose says victims of Ekiti dam tragedy were not staff of the World Bank – Earlier report stated that four World Bank officials died when the boat they were travelling in capsized

The News Agency of Nigeria had reported on Thursday, August 25 that four World Bank officials were reported to have drowned at Egbe Dam in Egbe Ekiti, Gbonyin local government area of Ekiti state. The government of Ekiti has stated that the four people who lost their lives on Wednesday, August 24 at Egbe Dam in Gbonyin local government area of the state, were not World Bank officials as reported on Thursday, August 25.   More....

Gombe Governor Commends Fayose’s Administration In Ekiti

www.channelstv.com (Saturday, August 27, 2016)

Gombe State Governor, Ibrahim Dakwambo, has commended his Ekiti State counterpart, Mr Ayodele Fayose for what he called tremendous achievements in the state for just two years in office.

Governor Dakwambo gave the commendation during the foundation laying ceremony of a town hall which was at no cost to the state government, at the Palace of Ewi of Ado Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adejugbe Aladesanmi, in the state’s capital in southwest Nigeria.   More....

Kashamu berates Fayose for linking Buhari with seige on Kwankwaso’s office

dailypost.ng (Saturday, August 27, 2016):  By Sylvester Ugwuanyi

The Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Prince Buruji Kashamu has condemned what he called the readiness of the Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose, to latch on to “any and every issue” to “run his mouth against” President Muhammadu Buhari, noting that the Governor’s action “has become predictable, monotonous and childish”.

He spoke in reaction to Fayose’s recent comment over the alleged sealing off of the office of the immediate past governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Kwakwanso, by the police, wondering why Fayose will drag the President’s name into the matter.   More....

Fayose’s attacks on Buhari childish – Kashamu

Nigerian Tribune (Saturday, August 27, 2016):  Kess Ewubare

Senator Kashamu says Governor Fayose lacks the temperament and credentials to counsel anyone on democracy and the rule of law – The senator blames Fayose for the leadership crisis rocking the PDP – Kashamu describes the governor’s constant bashing of the president on any and every issue or incident as predictable and monotonous The Senator representing Ogun east senatorial district in the National Assembly, Buruji Kashamu, has berated Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state for calling President Muhammadu Buhari a dictator.   More....
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