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Don’t play politics with monarchs’ selection, Fayose urges kingmakers

The Nation (Sunday, October 04, 2015):  Posted By: Odunayo Ogunmolon

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose, has warned kingmakers in the state against playing politics with the selection of traditional rulers in their communities.

According to the governor, the traditional institution is too sacred to toy with as the consequences of doing such could be unpleasant.

Speaking in Ikere Ekiti on Saturday during the coronation of the Ogoga of Ikere, Oba Adejimi Adu Alagbado, the governor condemned attempts by regents to manipulate the selection of an Oba to favour some unnamed individuals.   More....

Fayose begins construction of Ekiti Airport, meets teachers

Vanguard (Saturday, October 03, 2015):  …Govt recruits 100 health workers

By Rotimi Olaleye

Ekiti State Government yesterday began the construction of the multi-billion naira Airport, as it commenced the clearing of 4000 hectares of land for its effective take off.
Site for proposed Ekiti Airport being cleared

Site for proposed Ekiti Airport being cleared on Friday, 2/10/2015

The Airport project which was approved by the late Umaru Musa Yar’Adua administration in 2009, had suffered set back due to lack of political will for its implementation by previous administrations in the state.   More....

Ekiti begins airport’s site-clearing, meet with school heads

Punch (Saturday, October 03, 2015):  Kamarudeen Ogundele

The Ekiti State Government has begun the clearing of 4,000 hectares of land for the effective take-off of the airport project, which was approved by the late Umaru Musa Yar ’Adua’s administration in 2009.

Also on Friday, the government began the screening of over 2,000 applicants for various health positions with the Health Management Board for the recruitment of 100 health personnel into the state Ministry of Health.

Governor Ayodele Fayose also met with heads of public schools in the state in preparation for the World Teachers’ Day coming up on Monday.   More....

Tragedy as Ekiti tipper driver allegedly kills wife

The Nation (Saturday, October 03, 2015):  Posted By: Our Reporter

Tragedy struck penultimate Friday in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital after a tipper driver, Azeez Ismaila, beat his wife, Odunayo, to death.

The incident occurred at the residence of the couple at Oke Ureje area along Polytechnic Road, Ado Ekiti.

The couple hails from Ado Ekiti.

It was learnt that Ismaila attempted to secretly bury the body of his 27-year-old wife in the night in an attempt to cover up his track.

The Nation gathered that the suspect who was said to be in his 30s was arrested by men of the Odo -Ado Police Division.   More....

2,000 jostle for 100 medical jobs in Ekiti

National Mirror (Saturday, October 03, 2015):  Posted By: Abiodun Nejo

About 2000 job seekers yesterday besieged the Ekiti State Hospitals Management Board for screening and job interview for 100 vacant positions.

The Permanent Secretary of the Board, Dr Kolawole Aina, said the applicants were jostling for 70 vacancies for medical doctors and the remaining 30 for nurses and other health sector workers.

Aina, who said job placement was an ongoing activity in the state to fill positions in consequential vacancies in the government health facilities, assured that merit and competence would be the determinant factors in the recruitment.   More....
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