Thursday, April 22, 2021


Ekiti State

Ekiti govt uncovers 362 ghost workers

The Ekiti State Government has uncovered the payment of N20 million monthly salary for 362 ghost workers in Local Governments, NAN reports.

#EndSARS: Ekiti police confirm burning of 3 trucks, raping of 3 girls by protesters

The Police Command in Ekiti on Tuesday confirmed that some hoodlums allegedly gang raped three girls during the ongoing EndSARS protest in the state.

Court dissolves 32-year-old marriage over husband’s failure to pay dowry

A Customary Court in Ekiti State on Wednesday ‎dissolved a 32-year-old marriage between Oladipo Ogunleye and Adeola Falade over failure to pay dowry.

NAICOM urges state govts to adopt compulsory life insurance for residents

The National Insurance Commission, NAICOM, has appealed to state governments to domesticate compulsory group life insurance and other insurances in their states.

JUST IN: Gunmen abduct ex-U.S soldier, kill 1 in Ekiti

The Police in Ekiti on Tuesday confirmed the killing of person and abduction of a retired U.S army officer, Maj. Jide Ijadare, and one other by unknown gunmen.

BREAKING: Fayemi tests positive for COVID-19

The governor of Ekiti State and Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Ondo Guber: APC accuses Fayemi, El’Rufai, Amaechi of causing crisis

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo State has accused Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State and his counterpart in Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufa’I, of causing intra-party crisis in the state.

Dangote, Stallion, others boost Ekiti Agric sector with $50m investments

Ekiti State Government, said it had issued a Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) to Stallion Group for a 10 million dollars rice mill in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.

COVID-19: Fayemi vows to continue with Ekiti airport project

The Cargo Airport, currently being built by the Ekiti State government in Ado Ekiti, will continue, notwithstanding the present unfriendly economy, Governor Kayode Fayemi has said.

COVID-19: Ekiti govt reduces 2020 budget from N124.5bn to N91.128bn

The State Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation, Mr Muyiwa Olumilua, made this known in a statement obtained by News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ado Ekiti.

COVID-19: Ekiti expands isolation centre, discharges 5 patients

Ekiti State Government says it has expanded its Coronavirus, COVID-19, Isolation Centre from about 50 to 100 beds capacity

Ekiti to establish own Coronavirus laboratory

The Ekiti state Government said on Friday that it has concluded arrangements to open its own COVID-19 testing laboratories in the next one week.

COVID-19: Fayemi frees 30 prisoners, declares them vulnerable

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, on Wednesday, ordered the release of 30 prisoners from the Ado-Ekiti Correctional Centre as part of efforts to curtail the spread of the coronavirus.

Lockdown: Hunger can kill faster than Coronavirus – Fayose

The immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, on Monday, called on governments at all levels, religious bodies, corporate organisations and well-meaning individuals to focus on strategic implementation of “stomach infrastructure.”

COVID-19: Ekiti’s index case recovers, discharged

Ekiti State government, on Tuesday, announced that the only Coronavirus index case recorded in the state had recovered.

Dasuki, Sowore’s release: Buhari, apostle of Rule of Law – Fayemi

The governor of Ekiti State and Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, has said that the recent release of former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki and Convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore has shown President Muhammadu Buhari as the true apostle of the Rule of Law in the country.

Only few states have capacity to implement 30,00 minimum wage – Nigerian governors

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, on Monday said that the consequential increments in the implementation of the N30,000 Minimum Wage Law would depend on the capacity of each state government.

4 repentant Niger Delta militants bag First Class degrees

Four beneficiaries of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, on scholarship at the Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, have graduated with First Class Honours degrees.

NEMA warns Ondo varsity over looming flood, says ‘relocate your students now’

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has advised that students of the Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba-Akoko, AAUA, who live in flood-prone areas to immediately move to a safer place till the rains, subside.

Nigerian governors partner TCN to improve power supply

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, has pledged to partner with the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, to improve power supply across the country.

Make democracy your everyday culture, Fayemi tell politicians

The Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum and Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has called on the political elite to cultivate a habit of imbibing and internalizing democracy as a culture.

Fayose left N57bn debt of unpaid workers’ salaries, pension, Fayemi cries out

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti on Tuesday raised the alarm that the workers in the state civil service were currently being owed N57billion  as  arrears of unpaid salaries and emoluments.

Ekiti to hold LG poll December 7 – Official

Local Government elections in the 16 Council Areas of Ekiti state are now to hold on December 7, as against December 14 earlier announced.

Give Muslims alternative place of worship in Rivers, Nigerian governors tell Wike

Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, Kayode Fayemi, has appealed to the Rivers State government to avail the Registered Trustees of Trans-Amadi Mosque an alternative place of worship.

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