NIPC to implement Nigerian Investment Certification Programme in Ekiti, others

January 24, 2024 Adeola Akinbobola, Abuja 0

The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) in collaboration the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is set to execute the continuous implementation of the Nigerian Investment Certification Programme for States (NICPS) in Ekiti state and others. This was part of the reasons, the Executive Secretary/CEO Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), Ms. Aisha Rimi, paid a working visit to Governor Abiodun Oyebanji Read More

Don’t rig Ekiti poll, Coalition alerts governor

September 29, 2023 Admin III 0

Coalition of Civil Society groups in Ekiti State, under the aegis of Alliance for Equity and Justice Initiative, has accused the State governor, Abiodun Oyebanji of orchestrating plans to manipulate the outcome of the local government election scheduled to hold in December this year. The Civil Society groups further alleged that some preferred names have already been pencilled down as Read More

Governor suspends commissioner 7 days after inauguration

August 13, 2023 Admin III 0

The Ekiti State Governor, Biodun Oyebanji, has suspended the Commissioner 7 days after inauguration. The governor suspended the commissioner of Chieftaincy and Home Affairs, Olaiya Atibioke, for two weeks. Recall that the governor had inaugurated his Commissioners, less than a week ago. He was suspended for unauthorised departure from the venue of a three-day retreat organized for them. The governor’s Read More

Breaking: Gunmen kidnap APC chairman

July 8, 2023 Admin III 0

Gunmen have kidnapped the All Progressive Congress (APC) chairman Ekiti State, Paul Omotosho. He was reportedly kidnapped along the Agbado-Imesi-Ekiti road in Gbonyin Local Government Area of the state, Saturday evening. The party’s publicity Secretary, Segun Dipe, while confirming the incident said, ” Yes, our chairman has been kidnapped this evening, and we are already working with security agencies towards Read More

Ekiti bans planned kissing competition

July 6, 2023 Admin III 0

As many Nigerians continue to have interest in breaking Guinness world records, the Ekiti State government has placed a ban on the planned three-day kissing marathon to set the Guinness World Record in the state. In the state a group identified as Sugartee in an advert making around in social media had scheduled July 7 for the commencement of the Read More

Pictures: Another chef begins marathon cook, move to break Hilda Baci 100-hour record

June 9, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

A renowned chef Damilola Adeparusi is on another cooking marathon and is targeting 120 hours. The chef is carrying out the task at Oye Local Government Area of Ekiti state. This move follows chef Hilda Baci’s recent achievement, where she shattered the Guinness World Record for the longest individual cooking marathon, in an astounding 100 hours. A viral picture shared Read More

AGITAD condemns corruption allegation against Fayemi, defends ex-Ekiti governor

June 5, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of former students of the University of Lagos, under the platform of Akokites Graduates’ Initiative for Transparency and Development (AGITAD) has defended former governor of Ekiti state against corruption allegation by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), saying their colleague has “long standing profile of integrity.” The anti-graft agency had reportedly invited Fayemi to its zonal command Read More

Ekiti state, police and security challenge

May 11, 2023 Admin III 0

In Ekiti state, OJO OLADELE reports that there seems to be no zero tolerance for the existence of criminals any longer as the police have been curbing the menace Ekiti state is one of the relatively peaceful states in Nigeria, no doubt, but hardly a day passes without incidences of crimes.Rising against the likely prevalence of such trend, the police Read More

Senator Bamidele secures renewed mandate from Ekiti Central 

February 26, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

Senator Micheal Opeyemi Bamidele ( APC Ekiti Central), has been declared winner of the Senatorial election conducted in  the zone by the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC), on Saturday. Announcing the result in Ado Ekiti at the state collation centre  on Sunday, the returning officer for Ekiti Central Senatorial District, Professor Sola Omotola said the candidate of the All Read More

Ekiti power tussle and ‘the unseen hand’

December 9, 2022 Admin III 0

It back to the trenches in Ekiti state as things appear to be falling apart in the Fountain of Knowledge following the exit of Governor Kayode Fayemi, death of Speaker of the House of Assembly, Rt.Hon Funminiyi Afuye, and subsequent impeachment of his replacement, Gboyega Aribisogan, after just seven days in office, KEHINDE OSASONA writes. As tenure of the immediate Read More

Ajulo condemns Ekiti Assembly leadership crisis, hails Babalola, other SANs

November 28, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A renowned constitutional and human rights lawyer, Dr Kayode Ajulo, has joined the league of leading legal luminaries in Nigeria to condemn the recent controversies over the leadership of the Ekiti State House of Assembly.  Ajulo, in a statement released to Blueprint, Sunday in Abuja, said political players in Ekiti should not allow selfish personal interests that brewed the sad Read More

JTF nabs suspected kidnappers in Ekiti, recovers ransom

November 25, 2022 Ojo Oladele Ado-Ekiti 0

The Joint Task Force raised to protect the Kogi/Ekiti border area has arrested two suspected kidnappers that reportedly held four victims hostage in the last few days. The JTF, comprising combined forces of the military, police, Amotekun corps, local hunters and Operation Eradicate Bandit at the Borders of Rural Ajoni Communities (EBBORAC), also recovered part of the N3 million collected Read More

Ekiti Assembly impeaches Aribisogan within one week, elects first female Speaker

November 21, 2022 Admin III 0

Ekiti lawmakers have impeached Speaker Gboyega Aribisogan less than a week after he was elected. Seventeen out of the 25 lawmakers voted in favour of Aribisogan’s removal. He was also suspended indefinitely on Monday. The lawmakers elected Olubunmi Adelugba, a woman as the new Speaker. Adelugba was a Chief Whip of the Assembly who represents Emure constituency.

Breaking: Ekiti Assembly elects new speaker

November 15, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The representative of Ikole Constituency, Ekiti state House of Assembly, Gboyega Aribisogan, has been elected as the new speaker of the assembly, at plenary on Tuesday Aribisogan replaced the former Ekiti State Assembly speaker, Funminiyi Afuye, who died on October 19, 2022, after a brief illness. Details shortly..

Southern senators condole with Oyebanji, pay tribute to Afuye

October 21, 2022 Taiye Odewale Abuja 0

The Southern Senators Forum has condoled with the governor of Ekiti state, Mr. Biodun Oyebanji, over the death of the speaker of the Ekiti state House of Assembly, Funminiyi Afuye. In a statement signed on behalf of the 51 Southern senators in Abuja Friday, the Forum’s chair, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele (APC, Ekiti Central), described Afuye as “one leader that contributed Read More

Ekiti: Exits Fayemi, enters Oyebanji

October 20, 2022 Segun Dipe 0

For everything there is a season, A time for every activity under heaven. -Ecc 3:1 History was made on October 16, 2022, as Hon. Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji, BAO officially takes over the mantle of leadership dropped for him by Dr. John Kayode Fayemi, JKF. Four years ago, same day, the situation was not as cosy as it is now. Fayemi Read More

Ekiti assembly speaker is dead

October 20, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The speaker of the Ekiti state House of Assembly, Funminiyi Afuye, is dead after suffering Cardiac arrest Wednesday. Confirming the report, the chief press secretary to the state governor, Yinka Oyebode, said in a statement, “Afuye died Wednesday evening at the Ekiti state teaching hospital, Ado Ekiti, where he was receiving treatment after suffering a cardiac arrest.” “The government of Read More

400 leaders in Oyo, Ekiti, Osun to fight female genital mutilation – Robinson

September 21, 2022 Bayo Agboola Ibadan 0

The Executive Director, Hacey Health Initiative, Ms Ronald Robinson, Tuesday, said 400 community leaders in Oyo, Ekiti and Osun states have agreed to support the war against female genital mutilation (FGM). Ms Robinson stated this while speaking through the Programme Officer, Mr Emmanuel Oni, at a sensitisation workshop themed ” Learning and Experience Sharing Workshop,” held at Koltoltel, Ikolaba area Read More

FG to add 204MW electricity in Ekiti

August 10, 2022 Tope Sunday 0

The federal government has commenced the construction of a 132 kilovolts transmission line and a 2 by 60MVA transmission substation and a switching station in Ekiti state to raise the state’s capacity by 204 megawatts (MW). A statement issued in Abuja by the General Manager, Public Affairs, Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Ndidi Mbah, quoted the Minister of Power, Engr. Read More