Ajulo condemns Ekiti Assembly leadership crisis, hails Babalola, other SANs

November 28, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A renowned constitutional and human rights lawyer, Dr Kayode Ajulo, has joined the league of leading legal luminaries in Nigeria to condemn the recent controversies over the leadership of the Ekiti State House of Assembly.  Ajulo, in a statement released to Blueprint, Sunday in Abuja, said political players in Ekiti should not allow selfish personal interests that brewed the sad Read More

JTF nabs suspected kidnappers in Ekiti, recovers ransom

November 25, 2022 Ojo Oladele Ado-Ekiti 0

The Joint Task Force raised to protect the Kogi/Ekiti border area has arrested two suspected kidnappers that reportedly held four victims hostage in the last few days. The JTF, comprising combined forces of the military, police, Amotekun corps, local hunters and Operation Eradicate Bandit at the Borders of Rural Ajoni Communities (EBBORAC), also recovered part of the N3 million collected Read More

Breaking: Ekiti Assembly elects new speaker

November 15, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The representative of Ikole Constituency, Ekiti state House of Assembly, Gboyega Aribisogan, has been elected as the new speaker of the assembly, at plenary on Tuesday Aribisogan replaced the former Ekiti State Assembly speaker, Funminiyi Afuye, who died on October 19, 2022, after a brief illness. Details shortly..

Southern senators condole with Oyebanji, pay tribute to Afuye

October 21, 2022 Taiye Odewale Abuja 0

The Southern Senators Forum has condoled with the governor of Ekiti state, Mr. Biodun Oyebanji, over the death of the speaker of the Ekiti state House of Assembly, Funminiyi Afuye. In a statement signed on behalf of the 51 Southern senators in Abuja Friday, the Forum’s chair, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele (APC, Ekiti Central), described Afuye as “one leader that contributed Read More

Ekiti: Exits Fayemi, enters Oyebanji

October 20, 2022 Segun Dipe 0

For everything there is a season, A time for every activity under heaven. -Ecc 3:1 History was made on October 16, 2022, as Hon. Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji, BAO officially takes over the mantle of leadership dropped for him by Dr. John Kayode Fayemi, JKF. Four years ago, same day, the situation was not as cosy as it is now. Fayemi Read More

Ekiti assembly speaker is dead

October 20, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The speaker of the Ekiti state House of Assembly, Funminiyi Afuye, is dead after suffering Cardiac arrest Wednesday. Confirming the report, the chief press secretary to the state governor, Yinka Oyebode, said in a statement, “Afuye died Wednesday evening at the Ekiti state teaching hospital, Ado Ekiti, where he was receiving treatment after suffering a cardiac arrest.” “The government of Read More

400 leaders in Oyo, Ekiti, Osun to fight female genital mutilation – Robinson

September 21, 2022 Bayo Agboola Ibadan 0

The Executive Director, Hacey Health Initiative, Ms Ronald Robinson, Tuesday, said 400 community leaders in Oyo, Ekiti and Osun states have agreed to support the war against female genital mutilation (FGM). Ms Robinson stated this while speaking through the Programme Officer, Mr Emmanuel Oni, at a sensitisation workshop themed ” Learning and Experience Sharing Workshop,” held at Koltoltel, Ikolaba area Read More

FG to add 204MW electricity in Ekiti

August 10, 2022 Tope Sunday 0

The federal government has commenced the construction of a 132 kilovolts transmission line and a 2 by 60MVA transmission substation and a switching station in Ekiti state to raise the state’s capacity by 204 megawatts (MW). A statement issued in Abuja by the General Manager, Public Affairs, Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Ndidi Mbah, quoted the Minister of Power, Engr. Read More

Success of Ekiti, Osun polls and role of technology

July 26, 2022 Abideen Olasupo 0

The just concluded Ekiti and Osun governorship elections conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in June and July has continued to enjoy rave reviews and described as marked improvement from preceding elections. This is largely in terms of timeliness in deployment of electoral materials and personnel, accountability in terms of the process and transparency in terms of result Read More

Gunmen attack Eika Police station in Kogi, kill duty officer

June 24, 2022 Oyibo Salihu 0

Gunmen early Friday attacked the Police Area Command’s office at Eika-Ohizenyi in Okehi local government area of Kogi state and killed a police officer on duty who was popularly known as Yellow. The state’s Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Egbuka, who visited the scene of the attack a few hours later for an on-the-spot assessment, ordered the deployment of additional Read More

NCFront decries alleged vote buying in Ekiti poll

June 23, 2022 Donald Iorchir 0

The National Consultative Front (NCFront), promoters of the Third Force Movement, has condemned in strong terms the high level of vote buying and cash inducement which characterised the seemingly peaceful and fairly well coordinated Ekiti state elections. It demanded a proper investigation of reported cases of this malfeasance while calling for adequate sanctions to curb the ugly trend. The group Read More

Ekiti 2022: Oyebanji, dep gov-elect get return certificates

June 22, 2022 Ojo Oladele 0

The Ekiti state governor-elect and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the June 18 governorship poll, Mr. Biodun Oyebanji and his deputy, Mrs Monisade Afuye, Wednesday, got their return certificates as winners of the just concluded election. Oyebanji at the event said the introduction of the Bimodal Voter Authentication System (BVAS) was a game changer in the country’s Read More

NSCDC denies snatching party money meant for vote buying in Ekiti

June 19, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has distanced itself from a report alleging that the agency snatched party money meant for vote buying during the just concluded governorship election in the state. There are reports in a section of the media that NSCDC intercepted some politicians with money meant to buy vote and snatched it. But in a Read More

#Live #EkitiDecides2022: INEC announces results in Ekiti *See full declaration

June 19, 2022 Editor 0

So far, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the results from 10 out of 16 local government area after over 700, 000 voters trooped out and exercised their rights on Saturday June 18, 2022. Already, the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Biodun Oyebanji is comfortably leading and will mostly going to be declared winner Oyebanji is ahead in Read More

Presidency: I won’t pay Fayemi’s kindness with evil, Ganduje rallies Kano delegates

May 27, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Kano state governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has assured Ekiti state governor and leading presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Dr. Kayode Fayemi of the state’s support attributing this to Fayemi’s widely aknoledged consensus building capacity, education and leadership qualities. Ganduje who recalled how governor Fayemi stood by him in 2019 governorship election in Kano, Read More

APC: It’s a pay back time for Fayemi’s love, Oyetola rallies delegates in Osun, Oyo

May 26, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the presidential primary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) slated for Sunday, May 30th in Abuja, Governor of state of Osun Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, has declared support for the aspiration of his counterpart in Ekiti and a leading presidential aspirant, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, saying “it’s a pay back time.” Oyetola publicly declared that Fayemi’s capacity and competence Read More

Ekiti state: Examining insecurity challenges in recent times

May 24, 2022 Blueprint 0

Ekiti state has had its ugly experiences about insecurity challenges in the recent past. OJO OLADELE reports. Less than few weeks to the conduct of the much awaited gubernatorial poll in Ekiti state sheduled for June 18, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said there is need to ensure that the exercise is not affected by the prevailing insecurity situation Read More

Ex-PDP publicity secretary knocks governors for treating deputies as ‘house boys’

May 22, 2022 Blueprint 0

A former Publicity Secretary of the People Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State, Mr Jackson Adebayo, has castigated Nigerian governors for treating their deputies as ‘house boys’, citing the Nigerian constitution as harbinger of what the later were experiencing. Adebayo who is now a chieftain of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Ekiti, spoke with Blueprint in an exclusive chat Read More

Fayemi: I ‘ll end farmers/herdsmen clashes, restore North-central as top agriculture destinations

May 22, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Ekiti state governor and leading presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Kayode Fayemi, has promised to return the North-central geo-political zone to its enviable height as the food basket of the Nation and the leading tourism hub in the country. A statement released Sunday in Abuja by the spokesman of Dr. Kayode Fayemi Presidential Read More

Ekiti 2022: Scramble for Fayemi’s seat hots up

May 20, 2022 Blueprint 0

It’s a three horse race in Ekiti 2022 governorship election as familiar political foes in the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and the Social Democratic Party (SDP) deploy winning strategy to clinch the governorship position, KEHINDE OSASONA writes. As political actors in Ekiti state shine their armours in readiness for the great combat ahead, all eyes Read More

Presidency: ‘You’re the best,’ governor Yahaya backs Fayemi to fly APC ticket

May 12, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Gombe state Governor, Inuwa Yahaya, has pledged the support of the entire Gombe delegates and government for the presidential ambition of Ekiti state Governor and Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, Dr John Kayode Fayemi. In a statement released by the spokesman of Kayode Fayemi  Campaign Team, Femi Ige, Thursday in Abuja, said Governor Inuwa Yahaya who received the campaign Read More