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Fatherhood calmed my impatience — Niyi Adebayo

Punch (Sunday, July 31, 2016):  A former governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Adeniyi Adebayo, shares his fatherhood experience with GBENGA ADENIJI

What is your concept of fatherhood?

It is when God places somebody, a father in this context, in a position to groom and mentor the next generation.

Can you recall your major experience as a father?

I got married at an early age; at age 25 and by 26, I had a daughter. Being a father has been a very interesting experience for me.   More....

I’ve forgiven Danjuma, others for killing my father — Fajuyi’s son

Punch (Sunday, July 31, 2016):  Olufemi Atoyebi

Eldest son of the first military governor of the former Western region, Lt. Col. Adekunle Fajuyi, Femi, said he had forgiven those who participated in the assassination of the father on July 29, 1966.

Fajuyi spoke at an event organised by the League of Veteran Journalists, Oyo State chapter, to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of his father in Ibadan, during a counter coup. He was killed alongside his visitor, General Agunyi Ironsi, who was the then military head of state.   More....

July 1966 counter-coup: Fajuyi’s aides knew about the coup but betrayed him –Sister

Punch (Saturday, July 30, 2016):  The counter-coup of 1966 led by Northern officers was a reaction to the January putsch which was staged by mostly Igbo officers. Northern soldiers were not happy with the murder of their revered leader and Northern Nigeria premier, Sir Ahmadu Bello, and the Prime Minister, Tafawa Balewa. They also did not like the killings of four most senior soldiers, Brigadier Zakariya Maimalari, Colonel Kur Mohammed, Lt-Col Abogo Largema and James Pam, which they saw as ethnic cleansing.
The coup which was led by the late Lt-Col.   More....

How I rejected ex-governor’s offer of N405m to launder money —Falana

The Nation (Saturday, July 30, 2016):  A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has revealed that he rejected a N405 million brief from a former governor in order to help the ex-state chief executive launder funds abroad.

He asked lawyers not to succumb to the lure of filthy lucre to assist politically exposed persons (PEPs) to commit financial crimes.

Falana’s testimony at an anti-corruption workshop in Abuja was released to the press yesterday by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in its monthly magazine called ALERT.   More....

EFCC on wild goose chase in Ekiti –Fayose

Daily Sun (Friday, July 29, 2016)

From Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose yesterday alleged that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is on wild goose chase and called on the anti-graft agency to beam its searchlight on other states in the country.
Featuring on a live radio programme in Akure, Ondo State, Fayose said: “The EFCC is now harassing banks in Ekiti State, seeking for records of government and chasing contractors, claiming that the contractors gave me kickback.   More....
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