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Fayose hails judgement releasing Shi’ite leader, El-Zakzaky

Nigerian Tribune (Saturday, December 03, 2016):  Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has hailed the Federal High Court, Abuja judgement, ordering the release of the leader of the Shi’ite Muslim sect, Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife, as well as payment of payment of N50 million damages awarded against the Department of State Service (DSS).

The governor, who had called for the release of El-Zakzaky two weeks ago, however said he would not be surprised if the Federal Government does not obey the judgment, adding that, “The judgement will be for posterity, even if in their usual style of impunity, those holding power in Abuja ignore the judgment.   More....

Lalong to Fayose: don’t leave PDP now

The Nation (Friday, December 02, 2016):  Solomon Lalong

Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong yesterday advised his Ekiti State counterpart, Ayodele Fayose, not to leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Even though he did not say his destination, Fayose said he was considering leaving the PDP and seeking another party to contest the election in 2018.

But Lalong said Fayose will not be welcome in the All Progressives Congress (APC) , until after the party has taken over his state in 2018.

The Plateau governor spoke at the APC’s mini convention in Abuja to elect a National Publicity Secretary.   More....

Schools battle for debate trophy in Ayede-Ekiti

The Nation (Thursday, December 01, 2016):  Posted By: Odunayo Ogunmola

IT was a fierce battle – of wits and oratory – by pupils. In the struggle for supremacy were Ayede Grammar – School and Government Science College, both in Ayede Ekiti in Oye Local Government Area of Ekiti State.

It was all at the maiden inter-school debate organised by Micbeth Empowerment Foundation (MEF), a non-governmental organisation.

The event attracted hundreds of pupils and teachers of both schools as well as dignitaries, such as the Chairman of MicCom Group, Prince Tunde Ponnle and Chairman of International Breweries Plc Otunba Dipo Daramola, who is also the president of the foundation.   More....

I may dump PDP in 2018 – Fayose

Punch (Thursday, December 01, 2016):  Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said that he may seek another political platform to prosecute his succession battle in the 2018 governorship poll.

The governor said this on Wednesday during a meeting with the members of the Suppliers’ Association of Nigeria, Ikere Ekiti chapter.

He also argued that the victory of Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the Saturday’s governorship election in Ondo State did not in any way threaten the supremacy of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti.   More....

Disgrace convicted looters in public – Ekiti APGA boss

Daily Sun (Thursday, December 01, 2016):  From WOLE BALOGUN, Ibadan

Ekiti State Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Mr. Rufus Alabi, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to not only arrest, detain and collect stolen funds from corrupt people, but ensure they are jailed and punished openly. He said this would serve as a deterrent to others.

Alabi, who also said the leadership crisis in the party had been resolved, noted that the warring members had sheathe their swords at a meeting with the National Chairman, Dr.   More....
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