The winner of the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti state, Dr Kayode Fayemi and his running mate, Chief Adebisi Egbeyemi, have been sworn in by the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Ayodeji Daramola as governor and deputy governor respectively. The event took place at Ekiti Parapo Pavilion, Ado Ekiti at exactly 12. 17 pm and attended by governors on the platform of the APC, leaders of the party; including Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
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The former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose has on Tuesday fulfilled his promise of visiting the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abuja office. Recall that EFCC had invited him to have a chat with the commission over alleged fraud and abuse of office. Benue frozen bank accounts : Court summons EFCC, two banks Fayose entered into the EFCC office in the company of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike and the former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode. He was spotted wearing a black t-shirt with the inscription “EFCC, I’m here,I am here in line with my promise that I will be here on the 16th of October, and like I said to EFCC, they should await my arrival. “This morning, they have been to my house which I think it’s unnecessary.” Details later:
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Warns Presidency, APC against rigging Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and his party on the appointment of the Senate President Bukola Saraki as the Campaign Director General. Saraki, Atiku Frank, who warned the ruling party not to contemplate rigging in the 2019 general elections, said with the team put together by the PDP defeat is already imminent for President Buhari and his party. Reacting in a statement on Tuesday to the official statement announcing Dr. Bukola Saraki as Atiku
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NAN The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says the Consumer Price Index, (CPI) which measured inflation for September increased to 11.28 per cent (year-on-year) from 11.23 per cent recorded in August. The NBS disclosed this in its “CPI and Inflation Report” for September released in Abuja.
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The debt profile of Ekiti state which was N117 billion at the beginning of the year has risen to N120 billion. According to a document forwarded to the debt management office by the outgoing state government, the state incurred additional debt of N3 billion between March and June this year. In September, Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect of Ekiti state, had raised an alarm over N99 billion debt incurred by the administration of Ayodele Fayose. The DMO had said the debt profile of the state, going by available records then, had increased from N18 billion during Fayemi’s era to N117 billion, under Fayose’s watch.
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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Monday alleged that the “Presidency has directed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to incarcerate, indefinitely,” the outgoing governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose. In a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP claimed that the “information at the party’s disposal and all over the social media indicate that the Presidency has put the commission on alert to arrest the governor at midnight today and detain him indefinitely.” PDP alleged that the directive by the “Presidency is not unconnected with the plot to use the EFCC and other security agencies to incarcerate the governor owing to his persistent criticism of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC government.”
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Former President Goodluck Jonathan has appealed to the South-East to accept Peter Obi as PDP flag bearer, Atiku Abubakar's running mate. His appeals comes after the leadership of the party in the zone expressed that they were not aware neither were they consulted before making the ex-governor Atiku's running mate. The leadership of the party in the zone reacted on the selection of Peter Obi as Atiku's running mate after they had summoned an emergency meeting to discuss the matter.
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Thirteen former governors, seven ex-ministers, former National Security Adviser Sambo Dasuki, among others are on the list of persons barred from travelling out of the country, following the implementation of the Executive Order 6 by President Muhammadu Buhari.
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