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Ekiti guber poll: Fayemi, APC assemble 35 lawyers, 1,009 witnesses

Ekiti guber poll: Fayemi, APC assemble 35 lawyers, 1,009 witnesses

The Governor-elect of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on Wednesday filed a 2,225-page to counter the petition of the defeated candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party and outgoing Deputy Governor of the state, Prof. Kolapo Olusola-Eleka. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that eight Senior Advocates of Nigeria were to lead the legal team of the […] …

Ekiti election: Stay away from polling units if you have no PVC –INEC

Ekiti election: Stay away from polling units if you have no PVC –INEC

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ado-Ekiti The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Ekiti State, Prof. Abdulganiy Raji, has warned those who have no Permanent Voter Cards to stay away from polling units during the conduct of the state governorship election on Saturday. According to him, Independent National Electoral Commission gave enough time for registered voters to collect their PVCs […] …

Order Police to apologise to Nigerians over Ekiti incident, Reps tell Buhari

Order Police to apologise to Nigerians over Ekiti incident, Reps tell Buhari

The House of Representatives has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to mandate the Police and other security agencies to apologise to Nigerians over alleged brutality on Ekiti Governor, Ayodele Fayose. This was sequel to a unanimous adoption of a motion under Matters of Urgent Public Importance by Yussuf Tajudeen (PDP-Kogi) at the plenary on Thursday. The […] …

Gov election: Police withdraw from Ekiti Govt House

Gov election: Police withdraw from Ekiti Govt House

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti Police have withdrawn from the entrances to Ekiti Government House and the Kolapo Olusola Campaign Office on Fajuyi Road, Ado Ekiti. Riot policemen had, on Tuesday, manned the entrances when President Muhammadu Buhari came for the All Progressives Congress mega rally on Wednesday. He left immediately after the rally. They dispersed […] …

Senate PDP caucus ‎to meet Fayose, demands assault probe

Senate PDP caucus ‎to meet Fayose, demands assault probe

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party caucus at the Senate has urged the Federal Government to investigate the alleged attack on Governor Ayodele Fayose by men of the Nigeria Police. The caucus, after an emergency meeting in Abuja on Thursday, also said some of its members had been delegated to embark on a fact-finding […] …

Police to withdraw Fayose, Fayemi’s security –DIG Joshak

Police to withdraw Fayose, Fayemi’s security –DIG Joshak

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Operations, Mr. Habilal Joshak, has said the security details of important personalities in Ekiti will be withdrawn on Saturday — the day of governorship election. The Police boss added that no party will be allowed to hold any political rally that is not approved by […] …

Police deploy 30,000 personnel, two choppers for Ekiti Gov election

Police deploy 30,000 personnel, two choppers for Ekiti Gov election

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Police have deployed 30,000 operatives, two helicopters and 250 patrol vehicles — including five Armoured Personnel Carriers — for the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State. The security operation for the poll would be supervised by the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Operations, Joshiak Habila, who would be assisted by an Assistant […] …

Navy intercepts three truckloads of night travellers claiming to be Ekiti voters

Navy intercepts three truckloads of night travellers claiming to be Ekiti voters

Gbenga Odogun, Lokoja Three trucks loaded with illegal migrants who claimed to be going to Ekiti State to vote in the forthcoming July 14 governorship election were, on Tuesday night, intercepted at Banda village, about four kilometers from Lokoja, along Abuja/Lokoja expressroad. Our correspondent gathered the trucks were stopped on Tuesday night when men of […] …

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