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Ewi of Ado Ekiti confers chieftaincy titles on Fayose, Dankwambo, Adebutu

 Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose after his installation as the Apesin (Apagun P’ote) of Ado-Ekiti and his Gombe State counterpart, Dr. Ibrahim Dankwambo installed as the Akinmuagun of Ado-Ekiti by the Ewi of Ado Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adejugbe, on Friday, August 25, 2017. _ Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State has been honoured with the chieftaincy title of Apesin Apogun P’ote, by the Ewi of Ado Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adeyemo Adejugbe, on Friday. _ Oba Adejugbe also honoured Gombe State governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Dankwambo with a chieftaincy title of Akinmuagun, while his wife, Hajia Ummi Adama, was conferred with Yeye Akinmuagun of Ado Ekiti. _ Also, Hon Ladipo Adebutu representing Remo Constituency in the House of Representatives was honoured with the chieftaincy title of Ajirosola. _ Earlier before their installation as Ewi chiefs, both Fayose and Dankwambo, on Thursday, commissioned a new hall built by the Ekiti State government in honour Oba Adejugbe and Ado Ekiti people. _ A former Benue State Governor, Mr Gabriel Suswam, a chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Bode George, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), a former Minister of Health, Mr Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi, traditional rulers from both Ekiti and Gombe States and other important dignitaries attended the ceremony.


Fayose reveals why he was at the Kanu’s court trial


Ekiti State Governor,  Ayo Fayose has cleared the air on why he attended the trial of the leader IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu on Tuesday. He said his action is because of his belief in ensuring justice for all, irrespective of where one hails from or who is involved.

He stated this while featuring on an interview programme on African Independent Television (AIT)  ‎People, Politics and Power in Abuja on wednesday.

According to governor Fayose’s Chief ‎Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, the governor will never support a situation whereby court orders, rulings and judgments are disregarded by the government.

“The Federal Government are the ones making Kanu a hero. Anywhere in the world, agitation is normal. In the United Kingdom, there is agitation in Northern Ireland, even, United Kingdom itself is agitating in Europe. Let people agitate for whatever reason as long as it is constitutional. I am not in support of the break up of Nigeria. But ‎when court grants bail to people, release them and allow them to attend their trials from home.

“I have no personal relationship with Kanu but I have been consistent in drawing attention of Nigerians to the trend of not regarding court orders and rulings by the present Federal‎ Government. I am from the North, East, West and South of this country. I am a complete and detribalised Nigerian. I will attend the trial of Dasuki and El-Zakzaky too. Courts in the land and even ECOWAS Court directed that Dasuki be released but the government has refused to heed the call,”he said.

Asked whether he was not playing with danger by associating with ‎somebody charged with treason, Fayose said no court in the land had convicted Kanu or anybody of treason, adding that allegation would remain an allegation until a court establishes the fact.

Fayose accused the FG of intimidating th‎e judiciary by coercing them to do government’s bidding.

“A situation whereby security agents and interested politicians would go and show statements of account of judges to them to intimidate them and force them to give rulings, orders and judgments in a particular manner is condemnable,” he added.

Photos:Zenith Bank staff kneels before Gov. Ayo Fayose

This is a branch manager of one Zenith Bank’s  branches in Ekiti state. He knelt before the governor when a team from the bank went to pay a visit to Fayose following media reports the bank denied its involvement in the funding of his 2014 Gubernatorial election.

(Politics) Fayose with large heart, apologises to teachers for underpayment


Governor Ayodele Fayose yesterday apologised to primary school teachers in the state over the mix-up in the payment of their last month’s salary.

According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Idowu Adelusi, the governor said; “Even though the mix-up was from the State Accountant General’s office but as the state governor, he takes responsibility.

“I want to apologise for the inconsistency and problems encountered in crediting the accounts of some primary school teachers, it was after my broadcast few days back that I got a lot of text messages from some teachers that were affected.

“I sincerely want to apologise, I have gotten to the root of the matter, I have found out that there were mix-ups here and there, the accounts were credited and later withdrawn for carelessness in the accountant general’s office, for whatever it is I take responsibility, I apologise and want to assure you all the lapses will be corrected.

“My teachers at the primary school level, this money will be credited to your accounts between now and Wednesday unfailingly. My apologies.”

(Trending News) Fayose turns KAI officer at Ekiti, discipline staff for lateness


Kick against indiscipline has stated in Ekiti State with a very astonishing visit from the state governor, Ayodele Fayose.

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has asked the state Head of Service, Dr. Gbenga Faseluka, to take appropriate disciplinary action against 31 civil servants who resumed late to work on Monday.

The governor gave the directive when he paid an unscheduled visit to the state secretariat on Monday.

Fayose, who arrived at the place around 7.45am caught many of the workers who arrived after the official resumption time of 8a.m unawares.

Many of the workers rushed to work on learning about the unscheduled visit of the governor to the place while the 31 were unlucky to beat the governor.

As soon as the governor arrived at the place, he ordered that the gate should be locked at 8am.

The governor, who expressed displeasure at the attitude of some workers in the state, said such an act of indiscipline must be stopped.

He ordered his aides and the Head of Service to take down the names of the affected workers and that stern disciplinary action must be taken against them.

Several of the female workers knelt down while the men prostrated for the governor begging him to save their job.

But Fayose said, “If a labourer is worth his wages, the employer also is worth his services. I have warned workers in the state repeatedly about coming late to work or taking their jobs with laxity. Despite the paucity of funds, we have been regularly paying workers’ salaries.

“If workers are paid regularly, the workers too must justify our efforts and work for the money they earn. There are many people out there searching for jobs. I want to take the workers by surprise and I will visit a lot of places. This will be a continuous exercise. Those that are not disciplined and not ready to key in to our policy of taking the state to a greater height will be shown the way out,” he said.

The governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, told press men that the governor had earlier appealed to the workers to show commitment to the service.

“For long he (the governor) has been warning them against idleness and lateness. He had sent the HOS to them to change their way. The governor was on a fact-finding mission to know if the workers had heeded his advice,” he said.

Adelusi added that the governor planned to pay unscheduled visits to the local governments any moment from now.

He said, “It would be a continuous exercise. The governor wants the Ekiti State Civil Service to be a model for others.”

(Politics) I’ve forgiven you, Fayose tells outgoing lawmakers semaotakeit

591a7-ayo-fayoseThe Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Thursday bade farewell to the outgoing members of the House of Assembly, insisting that he had forgiven them for attempting to remove him from office.

Fayose said this in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, even as the assembly’s tenure will expire on Friday (today).

Ekiti State had been under siege for the past three days, as thugs said to be loyal to Fayose blocked all roads leading to the Assembly complex to prevent the 19 All Progressives Congress lawmakers from sitting with the aim of impeaching him.

Fayose lamented how things ended between him and the lawmakers but promised that they would not be victimised after leaving office.

He said, “The last few months have been traumatic, especially this week. I was not given room for concentration, but I had left the battle for God to fight. I told those planning to impeach me that they will succeed if they can impeach God.

“I did not bring myself back to power; my coming back after eight years was divine. I defeated the APC totally in all the elections, still they did not want to concede victory easily until when the Ekiti people rose to defend that June 21 mandate.

“I will now squarely face the business of governance.”

He explained that he would not waste time on revenge, noting that he was not ready to muscle anyone since God had given him victory in all of the battles that confronted him.

The governor, who praised the people of the state for preventing the lawmakers from gaining access to the complex, urged them to meet him at Ijigbo junction on Friday for a ‘victory walk’ to the complex where he will inaugurate the next assembly which will comprise 26 members of the Peoples Democratic Party.

“The governor called on the people to gather at Ijigbo junction tomorrow (Friday), from where he would lead them on victory walk to the state House of Assembly for the inauguration of the new House of Assembly members,” the statement added.

(Polls) Heavens Will Not Fall If Jonathan Sacks Jega – Fayose @Richard

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose yesterday said that President Goodluck Jonathan has the prerogative power to ask the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof Attahiru Jega to proceed on terminal leave, saying members of All Progressive Congress, APC, who are opposed to this have their own agenda.


Fayose who described the rantings of APC and their sympathizers as mere comedy, advised them to stop acting as if Nigeria belongs to the party.

According to a statement issued in Ado Ekiti yesterday and signed by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the governor said that “removal of Jega and any other appointee of the Federal Government was a prerogative of the president, which no one can question, provided laid down rules are followed.”

“President Goodluck Jonathan can sack Jega if he wishes and if he does, heavens will not fall…It is on record that Prof Maurice Iwu was asked to proceed on terminal leave two months to the end of his tenure Is Jega not a beneficiary of Iwu’s removal? So if Iwu was asked to go on terminal

leave before the expiration of his tenure for Jega to assume office, what difference does it make if Jega too is asked to proceed on terminal leave before the expiration of his tenure?” he said.

Fayose who condemned members of APC for turning themselves into defender of the INEC boss, urged Nigerians to watch their antics.

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