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Oyo 2015: ‘We’ll prevent repeat of Ekiti loss — APC

Vanguard (Wednesday, July 30, 2014):  By Ola Ajayi

IBADAN—THE All Progressives Congress, APC, in Oyo State, yesterday said it was doing everything possible to prevent a repeat of what happened in Ekiti State where the opposition Peoples Democratic Party won the governorship election against the incumbent governor, Dr. kayode Fayemi..

The party, speaking through one of its chieftains, Mr. Wasiu Olatunbosun, noted that apart from the fact that Governor Abiola Ajimobi could not be impeached, he would be the first governor to govern the state twice.   More....

Insurgency: Women lawyers demand more from FG, say women worst hit

Nigerian Tribune (Wednesday, July 30, 2014):  Sam Nwaoko-Ado-Ekiti

THE International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) has charged President Goodluck Jonathan to deploy all energies to halt the activities of insurgents in the country, saying women were the worst hit by the killings and kidnapping by the insurgents.

Chairperson of FIDA in Ekiti State, Mrs Rita Ilevbare, who gave the charge while addressing newsmen in Ado Ekiti, on Tuesday, said “the killing and maiming of innocent Nigerians through the activities of the militants have brought unprecedented sorrow to many women.   More....

Women, children worst victims of insurgency -FIDA

National Mirror (Wednesday, July 30, 2014):  by ABIODUN NEJO

Female lawyers in Ekiti State yesterday lamented that their gender was the worst hit by the insurgency in the Northern part of the country.

The legal practitioners, under the aegis of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), said the trend of the senseless killings, bombings and abduction in that part of the country showed that women and children were the real victims.

FIDA Chairperson in Ekiti State, Mrs Rita Ilevbare, charged President Goodluck Jonathan to deploy all energies to halt the activities of insurgents in the country.   More....

Three nabbed with cloned Ekiti govt letterhead, blank cheque

Daily Independent (Tuesday, July 29, 2014):  By Andrew Utulu / Correspondent, Lagos

The police in Lagos have smashed a syndicate allegedly specialised in swindling members of the public through false offers from state governments.

Suspected members of the syndicate arrested by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Lagos State Police Command are: Ademola Olaniyan, 57; Kola Osho, 33; and Sola Oyedepo, 26.

Large quantity of fake documents and letter head belonging to Ekiti State House of Assembly; office of the Speaker; Secretariat Complex, Ministry of Finance and Economic Development; and Office of the Special Adviser, Governor’s Office, Ekiti, were recovered from the suspects.   More....

Lessons for Gov. Aregbesola from Ekiti 2014

Daily Independent (Tuesday, July 29, 2014):  In the countdown to the August 9, 2014 gubernatorial election in Osun State, Ayodeji Ajayi, a public affairs analyst, volunteers some counsel for the incumbent governor, Rauf Aregbesola and other stakeholders…

It is now a month since the governorship election in Ekiti State was held. Now with less than three weeks to the governorship election in the State of Osun, Governor Rauf Aregbesola has a lot of lessons to learn from Ekiti 2014. There is no doubt that many issues will seriously be agitating the mind of Aregbesola at the moment.   More....
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