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Ex-military governor’s 50th memorial kicks off in Ekiti

The Nation (Wednesday, July 27, 2016):  THE late former Military Governor of the old Western Region, Lt. Col. Francis Adekunle Fajuyi, was yesterday honoured in his hometown, Ado Ekiti, with the laying of wreaths at his tomb.

The event marked the beginning of the Golden Jubilee anniversary of his assassination while serving as the No. 1 citizen in the Western Region under the Federal Military Government led by the late Maj.-Gen. Johnson Thomas Ummunakwe Aguiyi-Ironsi.

Fajuyi was killed in the Government House, Ibadan, the capital of the region, with Gen.   More....

Fajuyi trekked for six hours to join Army, says friend

The Nation (Wednesday, July 27, 2016):  •‘We stayed inside ambulance with dead body to make recruitment’

THE first Military Governor of the old Western Region, the late Lt.-Col. Francis Adekunle Fajuyi and others trekked from his hometown, Ado-Ekiti, to the present-day Kwara State in fulfillment of their determination to join the army.

Fajuyi, who started life as a teacher, joined four other able-bodied youths to embark on a six-hour trek from their hometown (Ado) to Ajase Ipo, about 20 kilometres from Ilorin, their destination.   More....

Fajuyi trekked for six hours to join Army, says friend

The Nation (Wednesday, July 27, 2016):  •‘We stayed inside ambulance with dead body to make recruitment’

THE first Military Governor of the old Western Region, the late Lt.-Col. Francis Adekunle Fajuyi and others trekked from his hometown, Ado-Ekiti, to the present-day Kwara State in fulfillment of their determination to join the army.

Fajuyi, who started life as a teacher, joined four other able-bodied youths to embark on a six-hour trek from their hometown (Ado) to Ajase Ipo, about 20 kilometres from Ilorin, their destination.   More....

INEC messing up democracy in Nigeria –Fayose

Daily Sun (Wednesday, July 27, 2016):  From Wole Balogun, Ado Ekiti

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was messing up democracy in Nigeria with its handling of elections under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) administration.
The governor, who described the postponement of the Rivers State rerun elections and the alleged manipulation of the Imo North Senatorial election as another dangerous signal of what to come in 2019, asked how an INEC that could not conduct elections conclusively in one state would be able to conduct elections in the entire country in 2019.   More....

Agric ’ll revive Nigeria’s economy, says Afe Babalola

The Nation (Tuesday, July 26, 2016)
Babalola

•Warns on imminent food crisis

Founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD) Aare Afe Babalola has identified agriculture as the catalyst for the revival of the nation’s ailing economy.

Babalola said the stark reality in face of the economic downturn occasioned by shortfall in oil revenue was that the citizenry must resuscitate the old glory of agriculture, which provided food, jobs and foreign exchange for the country.   More....
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