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Fayemi wants women to vie for presidency

Guardian (Thursday, November 27, 2014):  FORMER Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has challenged Nigerian women to take advantage of their numerical strength and contest the presidency election.

Speaking at the launch of the book, A New Kind of Dance written by Amina Salihu yesterday in Abuja, Fayemi noted that women constitute the highest number of the voting population in the country

He added that it was unfortunate that three months to the 2015 presidential election, there is no woman in the race.   More....

Ekiti Health Tech students protest tuition fees

Nigerian Tribune (Thursday, November 27, 2014):  The College of Health Technology, Ijero-Ekiti, came to a standstill on November 17, as students embarked on a peaceful protest to demand the reduction of their school fees and air their displeasure over poor learning environment from the school authorities.

The students had so many times engaged the school management in negotiations, but their demands were not met. However, the students decided to show their grievance by protesting the exorbitant fees they pay.

The students said they were made to pay huge amounts ranging from N90, 000 to N100, 000, yet they take lectures under a mango tree, while also adding that they have no adequate hostels, libraries, lecture rooms, social amenities for students such as electricity and water, and so on.   More....

We never planned to impeach Fayose —Omirin

Nigerian Tribune (Thursday, November 27, 2014):  SPEAKER of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Dr Adewale Omirin, on Wednesday, in Osogbo, capital city of Osun State, said contrary to speculations, the Legislature, under his authority never planned to impeach Governor Ayo Fayose.

He described his purported removal by seven Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers as a breach of the nation’s constitution, contending that he remained the authentic speaker of the assembly.

Speaking when he led members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on a visit to Osun State House of Assembly, on Wednesday, Omirin urged Nigerians to speak against what he termed illegality playing out in Ekiti State, expressing fear that such development was antithetical to the nation’s democracy.   More....

Fayose seeking to wield absolute power, Ominrin warns

National Mirror (Thursday, November 27, 2014):  …denies demanding N135m to screen commissioner-nominees

Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Dr Adewale Ominrin, yesterday in Osogbo accused Governor Ayo Fayose of wanting to “rule the state without recourse to the state Assembly,” just as he denied demanding N135 million from the governor before the commissioner- nominees would be screened.

Ominrin, who led 17 members of the Assembly to Osogbo where they held joint session with their counterparts in Osun State, said regardless of the claims by the seven PDP lawmakers loyal to the governor that he (Ominrin) goverhad been impeached, he remained Speaker of the Assembly.   More....

Ekiti Monarchs Read Riot Act to Fayose, Omirin

This Day (Wednesday, November 26, 2014):  Governor appeals to speaker to return for unity, peace; restores Oni’s privileges
Olakiitan Victor in Ado Ekiti

As the crisis rocking the Ekiti State House of Assembly continues unabated, the state Council of Traditional Rulers has warned the State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, and the embattled Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Hon. Adewale Omirin, to stop heating up the polity over the leadership crisis rocking the assembly.

The monarch said it was quite regrettable for the feuding parties to be externalising the crisis that ought to have been a local affair of the state, saying the council would soon summon the feuding parties to a roundtable discussion for an expeditious resolution of the crisis.   More....
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