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Ekiti First Lady charges mothers to monitor their children

Vanguard (Wednesday, November 25, 2015):  Worried by the increasing number of teenage pregnancies in Ekiti State, wife of the state governor,Mrs Feyisetan Fayose, has charged parents and guardians to monitor their wards.

She also charged pregnant women to always register in hospitals for their ante-natal care, saying that they should stop relying solely on the traditional birth attendants and mission homes

Mrs Fayose, who was speaking at Efon Alaaye yesterday, in continuation of her tour to the 16 local government areas of the state, said the trend must stop in the state

She said: “Parents and guardians must monitor their girl child over the rate young girls are becoming pregnant on a daily basis.   More....

Fayose allays workers’ fear over ‘bleak’ Xmas

The Nation (Wednesday, November 25, 2015):  Posted By: Odunayo Ogunmola


Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose has allayed fears of an imminent bleak Christmas, following difficulties by his administration in paying salaries.

Speaking yesterday during an interface with government workers in Efon Alaaye, the governor assured that the Yuletide would not be bleak for civil servants as “no effort would be spared to ensure that they get their salaries”.

Fayose said: “This year’s budget did not meet expectations, especially in the area of capital expenditure, because of the poor revenue coming in from oil sale in the international market.   More....

Lecturers more corrupt than politicians –Rector

National Mirror (Wednesday, November 25, 2015):  Posted By: ABIODUN NEJO

Rector of Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, Dr Theresa Akande, has said that searchlight should be beamed beyond public servants who steal the nation’s resources, to the tertiary institutions if corruption is to be truly eradicated.

Akande said: “Lecturers who inflate marks, mess with students, demand sex for marks or make demands for money are corrupt, in fact, more corrupt because they are destroying lives.”

The rector spoke in Ado-Ekiti yesterday while declaring open the 10th National Conference of School of Business Studies with the theme: “Anticipated Change(s) in Nigeria: the Roles of Tertiary Institutions,” urging Nigerians to be determined to pattern thoughts towards achievement of the desired changes.   More....

Party to meet after mourning, says Oni

The Nation (Tuesday, November 24, 2015):  Posted By: Emmanuel Oladesu

THE All Progressives Congress (APC) leadership will meet to review the political situation in Kogi State, particularly the governorship election, after the mourning period, it was learnt yesterday.

Its Deputy Chairman (South), Chief Segun Oni, who spoke with our correspondent, said the party leaders were, however, consulting with relevant agencies and stakeholders on the emergency.

The former Ekiti State governor described the death of Prince Abubakar Audu as a blow to the party, lamenting that he died after winning the electoral battle.   More....

Ex-PDP Senator in Ekiti Defects to APC, Cautions against Divisions

This Day (Monday, November 23, 2015):  By Olakiitan Victor in Ado Ekiti

A former senator who represented Ekiti South senatorial district on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Gbenga Aluko, at the weekend officially defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC), with a pledge to work assiduously for the defeat of his ex-party during the 2018 governorship poll.
To boost the popularity of the APC, Aluko also flagged off an agriculture empowerment scheme to help the poor farmers in the state in security micro-credit to enhance food production.   More....
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