• Police in Ekiti rescue three kidnap victims without paying any ransom

    Police in Ekiti rescue three kidnap victims without paying any ransom

    Policemen from the Ekiti State Police Command have rescued three persons abducted at different locations of the state.

    The identities of the kidnap victims are Lola Akintunwa (F), Soji Jegede (M) and Adeyomoye (F).

    This was contained in a statement signed by the command’s Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Alberto Adeyemi made available to newsmen in Ado Ekiti, the state capital yesterday.

    Adeyemi said Akintunwa and Jegede, a driver were kidnapped along Igbara Odo-Ogotun Ekiti road on November 30 around 7.15 pm were […]

  • Akeredolu gives reason for not mentioning Tinubu in speech, says APC ready to take over Ekiti

    Akeredolu gives reason for not mentioning Tinubu in speech, says APC ready to take over Ekiti

    Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, Ondo state governor-elect, yesterday explained why he did not mention Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in his victory speech, adding that the All Progressives Congress, APC has now set its sight on taking over the governorship of Ekiti State next year.

    Mr. Akeredolu’s assertion was quickly rebuffed by the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose who affirmed that back-to-back victories of the APC in Edo and Ondo had made him wiser on his succession plan. Rotimi Akeredolu Mr. Akeredolu […]

  • Task force storm Ekiti markets, force traders to reduce food prices

    Task force storm Ekiti markets, force traders to reduce food prices

    Drama ensued yesterday, in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, when a team of stern-looking task force led by the Iyaloja, Mrs. Omowaye Oso,  raided some markets to force down ‘high’ prices of foodstuffs.

    Oso said she decided to deal with some sellers she described as ‘shylocks,’ for imposing exorbitant prices on buyers on the flimsy excuse of fluctuation in the dollar exchange rate.

    The task force stormed Bisi Egbeyemi Market, at Okeyinmi and ordered a sharp reduction of prices of goods, […]

  • Witness reveals details of Fayose’s accounts

    Witness reveals details of Fayose’s accounts

    A prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of Abiodun Agbele, an ally of Gov. Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti, has confirmed that cash deposits were made into the governor’s account before his election.

    Alade-Oluseye Sunday, the witness, made the confirmation while being cross-examined by Defence Counsel, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of Federal High Court, Abuja.

    The witness told the court that he did not know that Fayose had an account with Zenith Bank until June 23, 2014 when N1.37 million […]

  • Bank manager, three others killed in Ekiti robbery incident

    Bank manager, three others killed in Ekiti robbery incident

    A manager with Heritage Bank, a cashier, and two other persons were killed on Friday in a robbery incident in Otun Ekiti, headquarters of Moba Local Government Area of Ekiti.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the other persons killed by the robbers included a security guard attached to the palace of the paramount ruler of the town, Adedapo Popoola, and another security guard attached to Unity Bank.

    An undisclosed sum of money was carted away from the Heritage Bank branch […]

  • Police detain suspected cattle rustlers in Ekiti

    Police detain suspected cattle rustlers in Ekiti

    Two persons are now in the police detention, for allegedly stealing five cows in Ifaki Ekiti, Ido/Osi Local Government Area of Ekiti State.

    The suspects, according to the Commander of Vigilante Group of Nigeria, (VON), Mr Akin Olorunloni, were apprehended along Ifaki-Iworoko road around 3.30 am on Tuesday.

    Olorunloni explained that the cattle rustlers, numbering seven came in a white Hummer bus and were heading towards Iworoko Ekiti were given a hot chase by his after noticing their suspicious moves.

    He said that […]

  • Suspected kidnappers abduct pastor, 4 others in Ekiti

    Suspected kidnappers abduct pastor, 4 others in Ekiti

    Five people, including a pastor, have been abducted by gunmen on Saturday morning in Ekiti State.

    Local sources told a correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ado-Ekiti that the victims included one Pastor Ojo, his driver, Jimoh and three others.

    They were said to be travelling in two vehicles on Ise Ekiti road in Ise/Orun Local Government Area of the state when they were abducted.

    Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Alberto Adeyemi, confirmed the incident.

    He said that two […]

  • Kidnapped Ekiti INEC secretary regains freedom

    Kidnapped Ekiti INEC secretary regains freedom

    It was gathered that the Administrative Secretary of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Ekiti State, Mr. Muslim Omoleke, who was kidnapped the some gunmen at around Iwaraja, Osun State on Thursday, has been released.

    The Commissioner of Police in Osun State, Mr. Fimihan Adeoye, said this in Osogbo on Friday evening.

    His release came barely 24 hours after he was abducted and whisked away to an unknown destination,

    The CP said, “I am happy to let you know that the gentleman has […]

  • At least three wounded as Ekiti NUT election turns bloody

    At least three wounded as Ekiti NUT election turns bloody

    No fewer than three persons were reportedly wounded during the election into Ekiti State Executive Council of the Nigeria Union of Teachers in Ado Ekiti on Thursday.

    Two other persons were said to have been arrested by men of the Department of State Service during the violence which broke out when a group of teachers protested against alleged manipulation of delegates list.

    The victims, who were loyalists of a chairmanship candidate, Mr. Taiwo Adu, were reportedly beaten by men of the Nigerian […]

  • Ekiti herdsmen to obtain permit from government, says Fayose

    Ekiti herdsmen to obtain permit from government, says Fayose

    Anyone interested in cattle rearing in Ekiti must register with ‎State Government through traditional rulers, Governor Ayodele Fayose declared on Thursday.

    The governor spoke this during the signing of an agreement between the state government and Miyyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria in Ado Ekiti.

    At the peace parley meeting held in the presence of traditional rulers and leaders of Fulani communities, Fayose ordered the release of nine cows earlier seized by his government for illegal grazing.

    Fayose had on August 29 […]

  • Ekiti Governor Fayose begins distribution of learning materials in schools

    Ekiti Governor Fayose begins distribution of learning materials in schools

    Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has again reiterated his administration’s resolve to ensure that the state continues to excel and maintain first position in external examinations.

    The Governor stated this at the SUBEB playing ground, in Ado Ekiti the state capital during the official flag off ceremony for the distribution of 2015 School Based Management Committee (SBMC) learning materials to public and primary schools in the state under the State Education Programme Investment Project (SEPIP).

    The State Education Programme Investement Project (SEPIP) […]