Ekiti

Police warn against illegal assembly as NANS ‘relocates’ to Ekiti

EKITI – The administrative machinery of the National Association of Nigerians Students (NANS) will relocate to Ado-Ekiti in response to the killing of two students of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti ((FUOYE), its National Secretary, Comrade Yusuf Farouk, has said. The students last Tuesday protested in Oye-Ekiti over incessant power outage in the community, leading to an attack on the convoy of the governor’s wife, Erelu Fayemi, while on an empowerment and advocacy tour to engage with women in the local government. They were said to have engaged the security operatives detailed with the governor’s wife in a clash. Two persons were killed and several others injured. Over a dozen of [Read]

Ekiti Tribunal Sacks Senate Spokesperson Dayo Adeyeye, Declares PDP’s Olujimi Winner

The All Progressive Congress in Ekiti State suffered a setback on Tuesday as the Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Ado Ekiti nullified the election of Senator Dayo Adeyeye. Adeyeye, who is currently serving as Chairman, Senate Committee on Media, was declared winner of the National Assembly election in Ekiti South Senatorial District by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the February 23 poll. The tribunal in a unanimous judgment declared former Minority leader and the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Senator Biodun Olujimi winner of the Senatorial poll. Following the declaration of Adeyeye, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress ( APC) winner by INEC, the candidate of [Read]

JUST IN: How I escaped attacks in Ekiti — Fayose

EKITI – A former Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayo Fayose, on Friday said he escaped attack by a whisker while leaving the House of Assembly in Ado Ekiti, the state capital. Fayose, who appeared at the Assembly on Friday on the invitation of the legislative body, said, “It was on our way from the Assembly that some people trailed us in a Pick-up purposely to attack us. We managed to escape. In short, one of them nearly broke my head.” The former governor, who said he came to honour the Assembly’s invitation because “a clear conscience fears no accusation”, said, “When I got to the Assembly, they said they were [Read]

Supreme Court Upholds Fayemi’s Election, Dismisses Eleka’s Appeal

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Supreme Court has upheld the election of Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State. In a unanimous judgment on Friday, a five-man panel of the court dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the last governorship election in Ekiti, Kolapo Olusola Eleka. In the lead judgment by Justice John Okoro, the court held that the appeal was unmeritorious and proceeded to uphold an earlier judgment by the Court of Appeal, Abuja, which affirmed the decision of the election tribunal, to the effect that Fayemi was validly elected. Details later. [Read]

BREAKING: Ekiti Gov, Fayemi Emerges As New NGF Chairman

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the governor of Ekiti State Dr. Kayode Fayemi will today be announced as the newly elected chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum. For the first time in its history , a governor from the south west will today emerge as the chairman of the Nigerian Governors forum( NGF). Odds favour Ekiti State governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi to emerge as the chairman of the elite club. It is instructive to note that since the creation of the NGF 20 years ago, the Southwest, the Northeast and the Southeast have not chaired the forum. The former chairmen of the forum [Read]

Trailer Carrying APC candidate-branded rice Kills 15 in Ekiti, Angry Youths Vandalise Vehicle [READ MORE & SEE PHOTOS]

  NEWS FLAKES NG authoritatively gathers that angry youths in Iworoko-Ekiti, Ekiti State, have vandalised a vehicle that reportedly killed at least 15 people, pouring away the rice it was conveying to Ondo State. At least 15 persons were confirmed dead in the auto accident that occurred on Saturday night at Iworoko Ekiti, near Ado Ekiti. The News Agency of Nigeria learnt that the crash occurred around 9:00 p.m. on Saturday when a truck loaded with rice lost control and rammed into a popular market in the town. NEWS FLAKES NG exclusively gathers that some online media with images report that the bags of rice were branded with the campaign [Read]

Fayose rejects Fayemi’s invitation to attend his inauguration – SEE REASONS HERE

  Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has reacted to his invitation to the swearing-in of his successor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, next Tuesday and said he would not honour it because “people might misconstrue it and misbehave at the venue.” NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the outgoing Governor Fayose, who addressed a valedictory press conference he tagged “State of the State Address”, on Thursday, as part of his end of tenure activities, noted that “the leaders might mean well but some people might misconstrue my presence and misbehave at the venue.” At a press conference to herald Fayemi’s inauguration ceremonies, addressed by the chairman of the media and publicity sub-committee [Read]

BREAKING: Ekiti Speaker impeached

EKITI – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG from Ado Ekiti as at PRESS TIME indicates that the Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Kola Oluwawole, has just been impeached. He was impeached this morning in a move spearheaded by the three All Progressives Congress’ lawmakers in connivance with some aggrieved Peoples Democratic Party members of the House. More Details Shortly on www.newsflakes.com.ng [Read]

Ekiti Governor-elect appoints wife, Bisi, as chairperson of inauguration committee

  Ekiti State governor-elect, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has appointed his wife, Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi, to chair a 37-member committee to usher in his administration with his inauguration ceremony on October 16, 2018. In a statement signed by Fayemi’s Special Adviser on Media, Yinka Oyebode, on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, he said the committee will ensure proper coordination and execution of the inauguration. The members of the committee, according to Oyebode, were drawn from the public and private sectors and possess a wealth of experience. Members of the committee include Biodun Oyebamji, Chief (Mrs) Kemi Olaleye, Akin Osho, Yinka Oyebode, Funke Falodun, Ayodeji Ajayi, Tade Aluko, Akin Rotimi, Ayo Adegbite, Seun Odewale, [Read]

SHOCKING: “if Defecting To APC Will Solve Ekiti Problems, I Will Join APC”, says Fayose

Outgoing Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose is quoted to have hinted on his latest resolve to dump the ruling People’s Democratic Party in the state for the All Progressives Congress, APC, if need be. According to our source, the embattled governor who’s a well known critic of the present Buhari – led APC government was quoted as follows: “If Defecting To APC Will Solve Ekiti Problems. I will Join APC And Nobody Can Stop Me” – Ayo Fayose “I am the only PDP Chieftain that has good and close relationship with APC leaders, Politics apart, I never insulted President Buhari. And I will never. You journalists are always misquoting [Read]

Anti-Open Grazing Law: Fayose Personally Arrests Cow At Ikole Ekiti (Photos)

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that as Governor Fayose was going to Ikole Ekiti earlier today, he came across herdsmen along Afao Ekiti road, Ado Ekiti. The governor however  demonstrated the seriousness of the State Anti Grazing Law by personally seeing to it that one of the COWS was “arrested” by youths who chased the cows after the herdsmen ran into the bush upon seeing the governor’s security men. The remaining cows ran into the bush too. Meanwhile, Ekiti Grazing Enforcement Marshall (EGEM) will start work in few days time. More Updates on this developing story and many more shortly. Stay tuned to this space!! [Read]