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PDP will replicate Ekiti victory in Kwara – Woman leader

Daily Independent (Friday, September 19, 2014):  Hajia Monsurat Folorunsho, a PDP woman leader in Ilorin East Local Government Area of Kwara, said the party would replicate Ekiti electoral fortune in Kwara come 2015.

Folorunsho said this at the inauguration of the party’s secretariat in Akerebiata on Thursday.

She said that the women in the council had begun a “house-to-house public enlightenment’’ on the party’s welfare packages.

The women leader also said that the large number of people that turned out for the event showed that PDP was widely accepted in the area.   More....

Joint Transition Committee begins work in Ekiti

Daily Independent (Friday, September 19, 2014):  By Yaqoub Popoola / Correspondent,Ado- Ekiti

The Transition Committee put in place by the Ekiti State government to organise the October 16 inauguration of the new administration in the state commenced work on Monday with its inaugural meeting.

The transition committee which is made up of some top functionaries of the incumbent administration and nominees of the governor-elect, at the meeting, promised to work together harmoniously in the overall interest of Ekiti people.   More....

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Ekiti music legend, Elemure dies; Fayemi mourns

Vanguard (Friday, September 19, 2014):  By Gbenga Ariyibi

Ado Ekiti — A leading Ekiti traditional musician, Chief Peter Ogunyemi, popularly known as Elemure, is dead, aged 70.
Ogunyemi died in the early hours of yesterday, though details of cause of his death was sketchy at time of this reports.

A family source told Vanguard that the ace musician died of undisclosed ailment and had been on and off from the hospital for sometimes.

While alive, Elemure Ogunyemi traversed the length and breadth of the country, entertaining his fans with his music, usually laced with Ekiti dialect.   More....

Elemure Ogunyemi dies at 70 •Fayemi, Adeyeye mourn

Nigerian Tribune (Friday, September 19, 2014):  Sam Nwaoko - Ado-Ekiti

A popular traditional musician in Ekiti State, Chief Peter Ogunyemi, more commonly known as Elemure Ogunyemi is dead.

Ogunyemi died in the early hours of Thursday at the age of 70.

While the cause of his death could not be ascertained as of press time, sources at his home in Ekute area of Ado Ekiti said he had taken ill a couple of weeks ago.

His sudden demise on Thursday shocked residents of Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, where his musical group was domiciled till death.   More....

Ade Ajayi’s letter to Jonathan stopped renaming of Unilag, says Fayemi

The Nation (Friday, September 19, 2014):  Posted by: Sulaiman Slawudeen, Ado-Ekiti

Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has said an appeal letter by the late Prof. Jacob Ade Ajayi to President Goodluck Jonathan stopped the latter from renaming the University of Lagos (UNILAG).

Fayemi spoke at the special commendation service in honour of the late professor at Adetiloye Hall, Ado-Ekiti, saying Prof. Ade-Ajayi used his influence to stop President Goodluck Jonathan from changing the name of the university.

The governor said the deceased’s love and mastery of history and preservation of monuments compelled him to write a letter to the President being a former vice-chancellor of the Institution.   More....
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