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Breaking News: Tribunal Affirms Fayose’s Victory

The PM News (Friday, December 19, 2014):  Nnammdi Felix/Abuja

The Ekiti state governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja, on Friday affirmed the return of Governor Ayodele Fayose as the winner of the governorship election conducted by the Independent National Election Commission, INEC, last June.

The panel held that the witnesses paraded by the petitioner were unable to adduce concrete evidence to support the claims of corrupt practices at the polling units and that their testimonies did not support such claims that the election did not comply substantially with the provisions of the Electoral Act.   More....

APC appoints Amaechi DG, Campaign Organisation

Daily Independent (Friday, December 19, 2014):  •Nigerians hail choice of Osinbajo

By Ekene Okoro (Lagos) and Yaqoub Popoola (Ado-Ekiti)

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has named Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State as the Director-General of its Presidential Campaign Organisation, which would drive the party’s efforts to win the 2015 presidential election.

In a statement issued in Lagos on Thursday by the National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, the party said the announcement followed the successful convention at which its presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, was democratically elected, and the follow-up successful choice of his running mate, Yemi Osinbajo.   More....

Fayemi, pastors laud Osinbajo’s choice as Buhari’s running mate

Nigerian Tribune (Friday, December 19, 2014):  Hassan Ibrahim -Kaduna

Former governor of Ekiti State and chairman of the national convention committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Kayode Fayemi, has hailed the choice of legal luminary, Professor Yemi Osinbajo as the running mate to General Muhammadu Buhari, the party’s presidential candidate for the February 14, 2015 election.

Fayemi, whose committee conducted the APC convention and presidential primaries that produced General Buhari as the party’s presidential standard- bearer, said in a statement in Lagos, on Thursday, that Professor Osinbajo’s choice had further reinforced the party’s determination to effect the change which Nigerians had, for long, clamoured for.   More....

Oye varsity workers protest, block federal highway

Nigerian Tribune (Friday, December 19, 2014):  Sam Nwaoko-Ado Ekiti

Workers of Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) have staged a protest over alleged non-remmitance of allowances and tax deducted from salaries to statutory quarters.

The workers said their protest was targeted at the varsity’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Isaac Asuzu, who they said, had “ensured poor condition of service in FUOYE.”

The workers had massed in Oye at about 7.00a.m and had blocked the Ado-Lokoja-Abuja Federal highway and made bonfire on the road to vent their anger over alleged disparity in salaries payable in the university compared to other federal institutions.   More....

Protests greet barrack’s relocation

Punch (Friday, December 19, 2014):  by Kamarudeen Ogundele

Traditional rulers in the Ido/Osi Local Government Area of Ekiti State on Thursday protested against the relocation of Nigerian Army Brigade Headquarters from Aaye-Ekiti to Ipoti-Ekiti.

The traditional rulers, led by their chairman and the Olojudo of Ido, Oba Ayorinde Faboro, accused the former Minister of Police Affairs, Navy Captain Caleb Olubolade (retd.), of masterminding the relocation of the brigade headquarters to his home town in Ipoti-Ekiti.   More....
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