Friday, June 25, 2021


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Food security: Nigerian govt distributes 50,000 yam seeds to farmers in Ekiti

The Federal Government on Friday in Ado Ekiti distributed 50,000 certified yam seeds to farmers to boost food security in the country.

Ekiti govt suspends minimum wage, slashes salaries of political appointees

The Ekiti State Government has suspended implementation of the minimum wage for its senior civil servants following dwindling revenues accruing to the state.

June 12: NANS declares national protest for Nigerian students

The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has declared June 12 as “a national day of protest” for all Nigerian students rather than the celebration of Democracy Day.

Secession: NASS member cautions agitators to apply wisdom

Ibrahim Olanrewaju, the member representing Moba/Ilejemeje/Ido-Osi federal constituency 2 at the House of Representatives, has cautioned agitators for secession to thread softly.

Buhari’s Executive Order 10 unnecessary, ill-advised – Tambuwal

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has said the issuance of Executive Order 10 by President Muhammadu Buhari is unnecessary and ill-advised considering the intractable impasse over the financial autonomy of the judicial arm of government in the country.

Why I want to be Ekiti governor again – Segun Oni

Former Governor of Ekiti, Segun Oni, has said his ambition to contest next year’s governorship election in the state is geared towards rescuing Ekiti from total collapse and expand its frontiers for the benefit of the poor masses.

Ekiti university proscribes unions, shuts down institution

The Ekiti State University, EKSU, Ado Ekiti, on Saturday proscribed all labour unions and shut down the institution indefinitely following a protest over poor...

Nigeria’s political system can’t allow female President now, says Ekiti Governor’s wife

The Wife of Ekiti State Governor, Bisi Fayemi, has said it might be difficult for a female president to emerge in Nigeria anytime soon owing to the country’s hostile political system.

Kidnappers demand N20m ransom for Ekiti monarch

Abductors of the Obadu of Ilemeso- Ekiti in Oye Local Government Area of Ekiti State, Oba David Oyewumi, have demanded N20 million as ransom to secure his release.

Kidnapping: Ekiti traditional council calls for troops’ deployment

The Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers on Friday called for the deployment of troops in the state following attacks and kidnap of royal fathers by gunmen.

Supreme Court justices’ retirement age should be 100 years – Afe Babalola

A legal luminary, Chief Afe Babalola, SAN, on Wednesday proposed 100 years as retirement age for Supreme Court Justices from 70.

Yoruba group dissociates self from secession clamour

The Agbajowo Advocacy for Yoruba People’s Rights, AAYPR, a Pan Yoruba socio/cultural organisation, has rejected current secession clamours by some sections of the country. The...

Gunmen abduct petrol dealer in Ekiti

A petrol dealer, Adebayo Itakorode, has been abducted by gunmen at Isan Ekiti in Oye Local Government in Ekiti State.

COVID-19: Nigeria to procure 80 million doses of vaccine in 2021, says Fayemi

Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, and Ekiti Governor Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, revealed that about 80 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines would soon be available in the country, to immunize 40 percent of the population this year.

The Sunday Igboho I knew, by Babafemi Ojudu

It was in 2009. The Appeal Court sitting in Ilorin ordered a rerun in a number of polling units in the election between Segun...

COVID-19: Ekiti govt imposes partial lockdown

Ekiti has re-imposed fresh restrictions to movement, banning large public gatherings amid fears of the escalating second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

Gunmen kidnap IPMAN official in Ekiti

Gunmen have kidnapped a prominent petroleum dealer and one of the leaders of Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, Suleiman Akinbami, in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

#EndSARS: Panel recommends N1.5m compensation to 6 victims in Ekiti

The Ekiti State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Human Rights Violations has recommended the payment of over N1.5 million as compensation to six complainants who brought their cases before it.

Jaiz Bank to open more branches in Southwest – MD

The Managing-Director, Jaiz Bank Plc., Hassan Usman, has said that all hands are on deck to open branches in Abeokuta and Ado Ekiti in order to bring on board thousands of prospects as well as expand operations of the bank.

How outgoing leaders should search for successors, by Kashim Shettima

Former Borno State Governor and Senator representing Borno Central, Kashim Shettima, has appealed to leaders in Nigeria to always place high premium on personal intellect, competence and capability in appointing leaders against other primordial considerations.

NUC accredits more programs for Ekiti varsity

Ekiti State University, EKSU, Ado Ekiti, says the National Universities Commission, NUC, has granted full accreditation to the institution to run more undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Nigerian Army begins recruitment of personnel for Special Forces

The Army Headquarters say it has embarked on mass recruitment of personnel into its Special Forces Concept Training nationwide.

Ekiti federal polytechnic shut down over students’ protest

The Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti, has been shut on the orders of the authorities of the institution.

Ekiti Varsity students protest alleged indiscriminate arrest of colleagues by EFCC

Students of the Ekiti State University, EKSU, Ado Ekiti, on Wednesday, trooped out to the streets to protest alleged harassment and indiscriminate arrests of students by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

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