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Unions shut Ekiti varsity over unpaid salaries

National Mirror (Friday, May 29, 2015):  by ABIODUN NEJO

Labour unions in Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, yesterday paralysed academic and other activities in the institution.

The unions, under the aegis of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, Non-Academic Staff Union, NASU and National Association of Academic Technologists, NAAT, locked the two gates of the institution to prevent students and staff accessing it.

The workers, who said they were being owed three months’salaries, said they would not return to their desks until they were paid.   More....

Ekiti To Arrest Landlords, Demolish Houses Harbouring Criminals

Daily Independent (Thursday, May 28, 2015):  By Yaqoub Popoola - Ado-Ekiti

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has hinted that law aimed at empowering the security operatives to arrest, prosecute and demolish houses of landlords accommodating criminals in the state was under way.

He disclosed this after issuing a statement on Tuesday regarding the progress being made to arrest suspected kidnappers terrorising the state.

According to the Governor, he said his government was planning to enact a law
that would empower the police to arrest and prosecute landlords of criminals in the
state and also demolish houses where they were being accommodated.   More....

Submit to God, bishop advises

The Nation (Thursday, May 28, 2015):  Posted by: Our Reporter in News

The President of Synod and Bishop of Ekiti West Diocese (Anglican Communion), Bishop Samuel Oludare Oke, has advised Christians to submit themselves to the God.

He spoke at the diocese’s synod held at St. Michael’s Anglican Church, Okemesi, with the theme “Authority over Nations and Kingdoms”.

In a communiqué at the close of the session, the synod praised President Goodluck Jonathan for accepting the result of the presidential election.   More....

CNPP warns Fayose against ‘illegal’ inauguration

The Nation (Thursday, May 28, 2015):  Posted by: Odunayo Ogunmola, Ado Ekiti

The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) in Ekiti State has warned Governor Ayo Fayose against inaugurating lawmakers-elect before the expiration of the tenure of the members of the House of Assembly.

The Ekiti CNPP, in a statement yesterday by its Director of Publicity, Ayo Adelabu, described such action as unlawful, unconstitutional and undemocratic.

The warning followed a public service announcement on state media by the Clerk of the Assembly, Tola Esan, directing the lawmakers to remove their personal effects from the complex to pave way for “renovation”.   More....

Police arrest two suspected kidnappers in Ekiti

Vanguard (Wednesday, May 27, 2015):  s Fayose read riot act to criminals, accomplices

By Gbenga Ariyibi

Ekiti State Police Command, yesterday, arrested two people believed to be kidnappers, who have been terrorising the people of the state lately.

This disclosure was made in Ado Ekiti in a broadcast by the state governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose.

According to Fayose, one Olumide, 31 and one Folorunsho, both from Esure Ekiti, were arrested by the police between Ikere and Iju, while trying to escape.   More....
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