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Two killed as Fulani Herdsmen storm Ekiti state

Assailants suspected to be Fulani herdsmen on Friday evening invaded Oke Ako in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State killing two people and injuring three. The assailants, numbering about 20, stormed the sleeping town around 8 p.m and unleashed terror on the residents. After the onslaught, one person died instantly, while four others that sustained gunshots and machete wounds ...

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Teaching hospital: Workers lock Fayose out

The protest rocking the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti, heightened on Wednesday as protesting workers locked Governor Ayodele Fayose out. Some staff had staged violent protests following the death of two doctors from the hospital that were among the six doctors and a driver that died along Abuja-Kaduna road on April 24. The deceased and six others were on their way to ...

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No score to settle with Mimiko – Fayose

The Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has refuted the report that he and some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party in the South-West were having issues over the forthcoming election of the national chairman of the party. Specifically, he said he had no score to settle with the Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko; and a former Vice-Chairman of ...

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Buhari too old to develop new ideas for Nigeria – Fayose

The Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose on Tuesday said his criticisms of President Muhammadu Buhari was not borne out of his hatred for him but out of his conviction that at 73, Buhari was not strong enough to lead a complex country like Nigeria. The governor, who spoke at an event organised by the Oyo State chapter of the Nigeria ...

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Six Ekiti doctors: CMD of FETHI-Ekiti should be sacked – Staff tells Buhari

Angry staff and members of various unions of health workers in Ekiti yesterday called on President Mohammadu Buhari to effect the immediate sack of the Chief Medical Director of Federal Teaching Hospital, (FETHI),Ido-Ekiti Dr. Lawrence Majekodunmi Ayodele over comments he reportedly made on the departed doctors who lost their lives in a fatal auto crash along Kaduna Road on their ...

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If Fayose doesn’t support me, he’s an ingrate – Bode George

A former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Bode George, has described Governor Ayodele Fayose as an ingrate for saying that he would not support him (George) to become the national chairman of the party.     George also slammed Fayose for saying that PDP elders must take the backstage in the party’s affairs.       ...

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N20m raised for dead doctors’ families – NMA

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) said it had raised a N20 million Educational Endowment Fund for the immediate support for families of its six members from Ekiti state who died in an auto accident on Tuesday. This is contained in a communique issued by the association at the end of its 56th Annual General Conference and Delegates meeting in Sokoto ...

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Photos: Fayose meets family of Doctors involved in fatal accident

Governor Fayose of Ekiti state led family members of the 6 doctors and a driver from Ekiti state who died in a fatal accident along the Kaduna expressway on Sunday April 24th, to receive their corpses at Fajuyi roundabout, Ado Ekiti, this evening. Their remains have been deposited at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital Mortuary.   Share on Facebook

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Catholic Church against education tax, sue Gov. Fayose

The Catholic diocese of Ekiti has threatened to sue Governor Ayodele Fayose over the education development levy imposed on primary and secondary pupils in both state-owned and private schools in the state. Under the new tax regime, pupils in primary and secondary schools are to pay N500 and N1,000 education development levy, respectively. But the catholic church has said it ...

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Ekiti State: Doctors declare strike, demand four months salary

  Resident doctors in the employment of Ekiti State Government have embarked on strike to press for payment of their four-month salary arrears. The Chairman, Nigerian Medical Association, Ekiti chapter, Dr. John Akinbote, who justified the strike action, lamented that those sacrificing for robust health care delivery in the country were being abandoned. He said, “People should come out and ...

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