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Serubawon in Ado-Ekiti

The Nation (Tuesday, September 30, 2014):  Posted by: Olatunji Dare in Olatunji Dare

One of the more colourful politicians thrown up by military president Ibrahim Babangida’s duplicitous transition programme was a tall, solidly built young man who had about him an air of refinement that was accentuated by his exquisite tailoring. His trademark dog-eared cap,a sentimental archaism then but now a la mode, bespoke a cultured sensibility.

But what he inspired most was fear – primal fear.

I cannot vouch that he ever knocked one of his commissioners into unconscious during a cabinet meeting to consider the state’s appropriations,or that he ever lifted any of his permanent secretaries by the ears and slammed him onto the wall some 30 feet away.   More....

Intimidating the judiciary in Ekiti

Daily Independent (Tuesday, September 30, 2014):  By Eze Onyekpere

The race and competition for the descent to the bottom is in vogue in Nigeria. In the last couple of weeks, we have accelerated that descent and we may soon hit that rock which we have been avoiding over the years. We have lost the capacity to be shocked, outraged or even to complain and weep at incredible violations and attacks on the morals, laws and values that make us human and a civilsed society. Where do we begin from? The violations are legion and the authorities do not seem to understand the need for an appropriate response to these matters.   More....

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NJC should probe Ekiti judiciary crisis —Fayose •Police arrest 19 over Adeoye’s murder

Nigerian Tribune (Tuesday, September 30, 2014):  Jacob Segun Olatunji and Sam Nwaoko

EKITI State governor-elect, Mr Ayodele Fayose, on Monday, pleaded with the National Judicial Council (NJC) to conduct a thorough investigation into the allegation of assault on a judge and other incidents in the state recently.
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Speaking with journalists in Abuja through Mr Owoseni Ajayi, a former Commissioner for Justice in the state and former chairman, Ekiti State Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), said the investigation, if carried out by the NJC, would expose cans of worms in the state judiciary.   More....

Fayemi, Adeyeye mourn Thisday reporter

Vanguard (Tuesday, September 30, 2014):  By Gbenga Ariyibi

Ado-Ekiti—Both Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, and the Minister of State for Works, Prince Dayo Adeyeye have expressed sadness over the death of Thisday newspapers correspondent in the state, Alhaji Toba Suleiman.

Fayemi in a statement in Ado Ekiti yesterday, described the death of Suleiman as “Very shocking, unbelievable and demoralising.”
The governor described Suleiman as a courageous, resourceful, objective and hard working journalist who contributed immensely to the media profession.   More....

Aderiye’s Murder: Ekiti Police arrest woman, 18 others

Vanguard (Tuesday, September 30, 2014):  As calm returns to Ado-Ekiti

By Gbenga Ariyibi

ADO EKITI—Ekiti State Police Command yesterday said it has arrested 19 suspects including a woman over the gruesome murder of the former chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, Chief Omolafe Aderiye last Thursday.

This is coming just as the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 8, Mr. Christopher Dega and the Commissioner of Police in Ekiti State, Mr. Taiwo Lakanu, have met with traditional rulers in the state as well as other stakeholders in their bid to fully restore peace in the state, following days of violence.   More....
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