Ayo Fayose: A Populist Setting Pace for the Philosopher Kings

Governor Peter Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State is undoubtedly an unusual character whose next political move cannot be predicted. He sleeps and wakes up formulating, and implementing fresh ideas which his critics go back to study and implement without acknowledging him.   As a public servant, his modicums of operations are tailored toward ameliorating the suffering of the downtrodden. Fayose is a performer and a man of uncommon ideas. Ironically, he is hated by the elites who could not stop implementing his ideas.   Osokomole, as Fayose is fondly called…

Read More

Drama In Ado Ekiti Markets As Iyaloja Forcefully Reduces Foodstuff Prices

Displeased by the skyrocketing prices of food items in Ekiti markets, the monarchs under the Council of Traditional Rulers, in conjunction with Market Women Association of Nigeria, have commenced forceful reduction in prices of some commodities in all the towns in the state. This led to a drama in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital on Tuesday, when the Iyaloja, Mrs Omowaye Oso, led a task force that went round some markets to force down ‘high’ prices of foodstuff on sale. Similar exercises were carried out in major towns in…

Read More

LASG to clampdown on hotels without sign-posts

The Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, has said that it would clampdown on hotels without sign post across the state.   Mrs Adebimpe Akinsola, the Permanent Secretary and also the Acting Commissioner for the Ministry, disclosed this to news men in Lagos on Sunday.   She said that any hotel operating without displaying a sign-post was operating illegally.   “It is an offence for a hotel to be operating without signage. The state government is committed to monitor and hunt any hotel operating without a sign-post.  …

Read More

Ondo Guber: Ondo Election: You will soon know my position – Eyitayo Jegede

Following his defeat, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate in the Saturday’ governorship election, Eyitayo Jegede has said his next step will soon be made public.   Jedege who lost the election to Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, made this known while addressing reporters in Akure, the state capital, on Sunday.   He said, “I should thank our people for their steadfastness. We are studying the situation and very soon, you will know my position and my party’s position.   “You all know the event that led…

Read More

Former Minister, Deputy governor defect to APC in Gombe

Former Minister of Transport, Sen. Abdullahi Idris and other Chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Gombe State have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).   Among the defectors were a former Deputy Governor of the state, Mr Lazerus Yoriyo, ex-House of Representative member, Alhaji Saidu Alkali and a former PDP Youth Leader, Alhaji Habu Mu’azu.   Idris said on Sunday in Dadin Kowa, during a rally to receive them into the APC, that their decision was to bring about positive development to the state.   He assured…

Read More

Hunger, Poverty now history in our Land ~Akeredolu assures Ondo people in his acceptance speech

Mr Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), the Governor-elect in the just concluded governorship election in Ondo State has promised not to fail the people of the state.   The governor-elect said this while delivering his acceptance speech in his hometown, Owo on Sunday.   Akeredolu, the candidate of All Progressives Congress ( APC), was declared the winner of the election with 244, 842 votes.   The Returning Officer, Prof. Abdulganiyu Ambali, said his closest rivals: Mr Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled 150, 380, while Chief Olusola Oke of…

Read More

Ondo Guber: Olabimtan denies arrest for election malpractices

The Director General of Akeredolu Campaign Platform, Rt. Hon. Victor Olabimtan has denied being arrested this morning by the Nigeria Police for election malpractices.   In a statement posted on his verified facebook page, Olabimtan said those who wanted him dead orchestrated the news of his fallacious arrest.   The five paragraphs Statement reads;   “Contrary to the meddlesome mendacity of some paid propagandists that i have been arrested for election malpractices and taken to Akure, I Victor Adekanye Olabimtan just finished eating pounded yam in my house at Supare-Akoko.…

Read More

Councillor Denies Attacking Ekiti Monarch on Facebook

The Councillor representing Ayetoro-Ekiti ward 11 in Ido/Osi Local Government Area of Ekiti State Legislative Council, Mr Oluwaseun Owoola has denied attacking the traditional ruler of Ayetoro-Ekiti community, His Royal Highness, Oba Olufisan Ajayi on facebook as currently being speculated by his political traducers.   Owoola, who is the Chairman of the House Committee on Health of Ido/Osi Local Government Legislative Council, hails from Ayetoro-Ekiti.   In a statement on Thursday in Ado-Ekiti, Owoola said there was no truth in the rumour being spread around that he accused Oba Ajayi…

Read More

Shun Violence; Play Politics of Development, Adeyeye Foundation urges Ondo Electorate

A non-profit organization, the Olaoluwa Adeyeye Foundation (OAF) has called on the people of Ondo State to embrace peace and tranquility before, during and after the November 26 governorship election in the state.   In a statement made available to news men on Thursday in Akure by OAF’s Founder and Executive Director, Barrister Olaoluwa Adeyeye, the foundation reminded the people of the state to be mindful of the fact that it is only in an atmosphere of peace and serenity that meaningful and visible development can gain a firm footing…

Read More

Fayose: Justice Abang is a disgrace to Judiciary, call for his sack

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described the controversial Federal High Court, Abuja judge, Okon Abang as a disgrace to the judiciary, calling on the National Judicial Council (NJC) to “save the judiciary from this disgrace called Okon Abang by showing him the way out of the bench.”   Governor Fayose, in his reaction to the Appeal Court judgment, which nullified Abang’s ruling of the October 14, 2016 and declared it as a fraud, said; “it is obvious that Justice Abang is representing the dirty interests of some cabals,…

Read More