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Two septuagenarians die in Ekiti after ‘reporting late for treatment’

Two septuagenarians die in Ekiti after ‘reporting late for treatment’   The Ekiti State Commissioner for Health, Oyebanji Filani, has explained how two septuagenarians and a 45-year-old woman died of COVID-19 infection in the state. The commissioner said the victims reported for treatment when it was already too late to treat them. He said the three persons died in the last one week, as the infection figures have soared significantly in the same period. The state recorded over 300 confirmed cases of the virus last week, forcing it to toughen its measures for the prevention of the disease across the state. Ekiti State has 1,280 confirmed cases of the disease so far, with 15 deaths. It also has 263 persons on admission while 1002 persons have been discharged. “Three persons have died of COVID-19 within the last two weeks. Two were old men above 75 years and the third one was a relatively young lady of 45. And these were people who presented themselves late for treatments” Mr

Police rescue kidnap victim, nab suspected drug baron in Ekiti

  The police in Ekiti State have rescued a man who was abducted from his house at Iye Ekiti in the Ilejemeje Council Area of the state by gunmen numbering about eight, who drove to the residence in two cars. The police have also arrested a man suspected to be a drug baron in a hideout in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, where items suspected to be illegal drugs were recovered. The Commissioner of Police, Ekiti State Command, Tunde Mobayo, made the disclosure in separate statements by the command’s Police Public Relations Officer, Sunday Abutu, titled, “Ekiti Command RRS rescues kidnapping victim, recovers cars,’ and ‘RRS arrests drugs baron, recovers narcotics, others.’ Mobayo, who said police received a distressed call at about 6.30pm when the victim, Segun Alabi, was abducted at Iye Ekiti, stated, “The the suspected kidnappers, after a while, started calling through a particular GSM number, demanding for ransom from the victim’s family. “Upon receipt of the information, the R

Fayemi mourns former Ekiti administrator, Olurin

  The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has expressed his condolences on the death of a former Administrator of the state, Brig.-Gen. Adetunji Idowu Olurin (rtd.), who passed away on Saturday morning, aged 76 years. Gen. Olurin, a former military Governor of the old Oyo State, served as Sole Administrator of Ekiti State for six months between October 19, 2006 and April 27, 2007, during the state of emergency imposed by the Olusegun Obasanjo Administration in the wake of political crisis that engulfed the state at the time. Governor Fayemi, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, described Gen. Olurin’s death as a great loss to Nigeria, Ogun State, his home state and Ekiti, which he helped stabilise during the six-month emergency rule. He described the late General as a selfless statesman, courageous soldier and an altruistic patriot who served his country diligently while in active service and during his retirement. The Governor pointed

Three killed in Ekiti accident

  Three persons were killed in an accident involving two cars along Ayegbaju-Ifaki Ekiti Road on Saturday. Sources, who said the accident involved some wedding guests, blamed the mishap on speeding. The sources, who gave conflicting reports on the fatality figure, said the dead had been taken to morgues while the injured were rushed to hospital for medical attention.   The Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti State Command, Sunday Abutu, who confirmed the accident, said, “It was a fatal accident that claimed three lives.” Abutu said, “One Mazda car and a Toyota Sienna car had head-on-collision along Ifaki-Ayegbaju Road. In the process, two persons died from the Sienna and one from the other car.”  

Stranded Ekiti students evacuated from Plateau

  Ekiti State Commissioner for Information, Akin Omole, has said that the state government had evacuated 28 students of Ekiti origin from crisis spots in Jos, the Plateau State capital, following the security challenges in the North Central state in the past weeks. Omole said, “The operation was carried out with the support of security agencies who provided adequate cover for the journey from Jos to Ado-Ekiti. All the young Ekiti sons and daughters are in good health and delighted to be reunited with family members alive and well.” The commissioner, in a statement on Monday, titled, ‘EKSG evacuates stranded Ekiti students from crisis spots in Plateau State’, said that the governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, ordered the operation which ensured the safe return of the young indigenes on Sunday night.   He stated, “On learning about the plight of the stranded young Ekiti indigenes, Governor Fayemi spared no cost in facilitating the logistics and security required for their safe evacua

COVID-19: Ekiti shuts down eateries, bank over protocol breach

  For violating the COVID-19 protocols, Ekiti State COVID-19 Task Force monitoring and enforcement team has sealed off two popular eateries and a bank in Ado-Ekiti. The eateries and the bank, located at Ajilosun and Irona roads respectively, were on Friday found not observing the protocols for COVID-19 prevention. These include not wearing face masks and the failure to observe the adequate social distance. The task force, headed by Jlmlas Ogunsakin had been on a routine check on churches, mosques, markets, and other public places in the capital. They were also out to sensitise the people on the need to adhere to the prevention guidelines as well and enforce the directives on curbing the disease. Mr Ogunsakin told journalists in Ado Ekiti that there was a need to engage the communities on the imperative of protecting the residents of the state against the third wave of the pandemic. He said the state had recorded 300 cases of the virus in the last week, raising fresh co

Ekiti community gifts FUOYE land for sandwich programme

  Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti, Prof. Abayomi Fasina The Itaji-Ekiti community in Oye Council area of Ekiti State has donated five hectares of land to the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, for the take-off of the sandwich programmes and agriculture factory being proposed by the institution’s Faculty of Education. This was as the university emerged overall best in the recently concluded Committee of Deans of Engineering and Technology academic contest held in Abuja for engineering departments across Nigerian universities. The university said this in a Press release titled, ‘FUOYE shines again, tops CODET competition in Abuja,’ made available in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday by the Vice Chancellor’s Chief Information Officer, Foluso Ogunmodede; and special Adviser of Media matters, Wole Balogun. They stated that apart from donating the land to the university, the Itaji Ekiti community, under the aegis of Itaji Progressives Union led by Dr Adebayo Olajide, had promised to par

Babamboni: First ‘Bishop’ who introduced Christianity, cocoa to Ekiti in 1894

  Isaac Babamboni, right, and Emmanuel Church Anglican cathedral, Ado Ekiti Behind every successful society, there are human pillars specifically created to make things happen.Ado-Ekiti’s path to the present status is littered with such personalities. In the ancient days, the most famous were Ogbigbonihanran of Idolofin quarters, Ogunmonakan of Okelaja, Fasawo, a.k.a. Aduloju of Udemo quarters, Eleyinmi Orogirigbona of Okeyinmi quarters and Ogunbulu, a.k.a. Ala l’oju Osoru of Aisegba. ‎ From the loins of these ancient men came similar men of sterling quality . One of these modern patriots was Isaac Babamuboni . Babamuboni is regarded today as the most outstanding lay figure to have introduced Christianity, education, and modernized agriculture in Ekiti land. Isaac Babamboni Born of heathen parents at Uyin Ekiti and named Ifamuboni (the oracle, Ifa, holds or takes care of), he was captured in 1874 during the inter-tribal war and taken to Ibadan, where he was sold into slavery. He was bo

Protesters in Ekiti community barricades Lagos-Abuja highway over relocation of LCDA headquarters

  One of the major highways linking the Southwestern part of the country to Abuja, the nation’s capital was in total lockdown on Sunday, as some angry residents of Ilasa Ekiti, blocked the road, over relocation of Ekiti South East Local Council Development Authority (LCDA), headquarters from the community. As early as 8am on Sunday the people of the community who are protesting the relocation of the Ekiti South East Local Council Development Authority (LCDA), to the nearby Isaya Ekiti, had occupied barricaded the major road with burn fire and other articles, Lagos, Abuja and Kwara bound vehicles and travelers were stranded for several hours. Efforts by a detachment of police led by the Divisional Police Officer of the area to restore normalcy were rebuffed by angry protesters who insisted on showing their displeasure at the relocation of the LCDA headquarters. Some of the protesters carried placards with inscriptions such as : “We say no to day light robbery, Ilasa Ekiti must be headqu


  Text of the Statement by* *His Excellency Dr. Kayode Fayemi, CON*  Governor, Ekiti State, Nigeria On the State of Affairs in Respect of UPDATE ON COVID-19 RESPONSE IN EKITI STATE Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria | Tuesday, August 10, 2021 Ekiti Kete, I salute your courage and resilience in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic for the past eighteen months and thank you for your cooperation with government in our efforts to contain the spread of the pandemic in our state, and to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on our lives and economy. You may recall that our state recorded our index case of COVID 19 on March 18, 2020, and the patient was treated and discharged on 31st March 2020. Since then, we have deployed our containment strategy, ensured that those infected received the best of care, and carried out extensive enlightenment campaigns. Our efforts in these regards have resulted in relatively low infection and mortality rates, as well as very high rates of total recovery.  Today howe

JSS1 Student Files Law Suit Against Ekiti State Government

  JSS1 Student Files Law Suit Against Ekiti State Governmen t A JSS 1 student has filed a law suit against the Ekiti State Government, after she was flogged and suspended over an indecent hairstyle. The student identified as Gift Agenoisa, a student of Immaculate Secondary School, Ado-Ekiti, said her rights were violated by the torture and suspension. She was said to have been brought out on the assembly ground on May 22, 2021 on the order of the principal, who also suspended her afterwards. Gift Agenoisa claimed her suspension infringed on her rights. She also said she sustained bruises, and also fainted due to the torture. The school’s principal, Oluwasanmi F.M, the Education Commissioner, Olabimpe Aderiye, Ekiti State Teaching Service Commission and Ekiti State Government are joined as defendants in the case.

[Video] Patofrosh Sisi Eko

  After Patofrosh dropping the single which has gone viral and amazing air plays,  Patofrosh    Decided to follow  up with a music video that skillfully captures the creative storyline of the song.   Click here to Download Audio 👉 Here Download & Watch Sisi Eko By Patofrosh Below   Download Mp4 What Do You Think About This video

Governor fayemi appoints isan-ekiti monarch as chairman of ekiti council of obas

  The Onisan of Isan-Ekiti, Oba Gabriel Ayodele Adejuwon had been appointed by governor Kayode Fayemi as the new Chairman of the Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers. Oba Adejuwon replaced the former occupant and Alawe of Ilawe-Ekiti, Oba Ajibade Alabi who tenure expires on July 31, 2021. Commending Governor Fayemi, the outgoing chairman, Oba Alabi congratulated his successor Oba Adejuwon describing him as equally capable of leading the council for another two years. Oba Alabi, in a statement made available to journalists by his media Adviser Chief Ajibade Olubunmi described the appointment of Oba Adejuwon as his successor as appropriate and well- deserved stating that the monarch has the wherewithal to lead the council. The monarch expressed gratitude to the Governor of Ekiti State, His Excellency, Dr Kayode Fayemi for appointing the Onisan who he noted would continue with the good work going on in the Council having served meritoriously as the chairman of the Counc

Governor fayemi advocates synergy among states on civil service matters

  The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has made a case for synergy among Southwest states on public service matters, especially in the areas of capacity building, information sharing, training, discipline, promotion, recruitment for effective service delivery. The Governor made the call on Thursday when he received in audience, the Head of Service, Ondo State, Pastor John Adeniran Adeyemo, and some retired and serving permanent secretaries from the Ondo State Civil Service Commission in his office in Ado-Ekiti. Dr Fayemi at the brief meeting, stressed the need for the sister states in the geo-political zone to develop joint initiatives and synergize in areas pertaining to information technology and its impact on the public service. He called on the civil service leaders to build on the vision behind the establishment of the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) in 2013, with a view to promoting regional integration that would facilitate sharing of knowl

Ekiti to have operational fire stations in six federal constituencies governor fayemi

  The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi has disclosed plans by his administration to ensure the state has a befitting and operational fire station in each of the six federal constituencies within the shortest possible time. Dr Fayemi stated this on Thursday while taking delivery of a state-of-the-art fire-fighting truck and gears donated to the state by the Federal Government as part of the drive to improve fire fighters’ capacity to curtail disasters. At the event, which was attended by the Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, representative of the Minister of Interior, Mr Bola Ilori, members of Ekiti State Executive Council and the management team of the Federal Fire Service, Dr Fayemi said his administration had taken steps to improve the operational processes of the Fire Service in the State and tasked the Office of Transformation, Strategy and Delivery (OTSD) to work closely with the State Fire Service to understand its challenges and recommend preliminary

Put our feet on fire governor fayemi tells journalists

  The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi on Thursday said the excesses of media practitioners cannot be curtailed by gagging the press but can be checked according to relevant laws of the land. Dr Fayemi who stated this at a dinner organized by the Catholic Bishop of Ekiti Diocese, Rev Felix Ajakaye at Pope John Paul II Pastoral Care Center, Ado- Ekiti, also stressed the need for media professionals to regularly hold government functionaries accountable for their deeds. He maintained that those in leadership positions owe the people responsibility to provide explanations for their actions. The Governor at the gathering commended the giant strides of media practitioners in serving as the voice of the voiceless and defender of the defenceless, stressing that journalism has been at the forefront of nationalist struggle for independence, fight against military dictatorship, emancipation and deepening of the country’s democracy. Speaking further on Press freedom, he said

Ekiti community protests location of LCDA headquarters

  The people of Ipoti-Ekiti in Ijero Council Area of Ekiti State yesterday staged a protest to express dissatisfaction about  attempt by some powerful forces to relocate the newly-created Irede LCDA headquarters to Ikoro-Ekiti. The protesters, carrying placards, chanted solidarity songs and mounted roadblock along major roads in the town for hours, thus preventing free flow of traffic. The Owa Ajero, Oba Adebayo Adewole and his entourage, who was at a social function in Usi-Ekiti, was prevented by the protesters from passing through the barricade. Speaking with reporters, the leader of the protesters, Prince Folorunso Adetoso, said it smacked of injustice and arrogance of power for some highly placed people to deny Ipoti people the r

Stop politicising security matters, Ekiti govt warns PDP

Ekiti State government has warned Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against undue politicisation of matters bordering on security of lives and property in the state, saying that this will do no one any good. Senior Special Assistant to Gov. Kayode Fayemi on Inter-party Relations, Sam Oluwalana, gave the warning while speaking with journalists on the telephone in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday.   Oluwalana appealed to the party to refrain from comments that could portray it as mocking the dead, saying that lives should be considered sacred.   The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports Oluwalana’s was reacting to a statement earlier issued by the PDP, criticising the APC-led government over the recent spate of insecurity in the state. The party, in the statement, said that the state government might have entered into an accord with the bandits who were killing and kidnapping people on daily basis. The PDP Publicity Secretary in the state, Mr Raphael Adeyanju, lamented that Ekiti, hithert

Makinde commiserates Ayefele, Fresh FM over GM’s death

  Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has expressed shock over the death of the General Manager, Fresh FM, Ado-Ekiti, Mr. David Ajiboye. He described the sudden demise of Ajiboye as a painful loss, praying to God to grant the Chairman of the Fresh FM Stations, Dr. Yinka Ayefele, the Ajiboye family, and the management of the FM stations the fortitude to bear the loss. The governor, who equally prayed for the repose of the soul of the renowned media and entertainment chief, also expressed his condolences to the family he left behind.   A statement by the Special Assistant (Print Media) to Governor Makinde, Moses Alao, quoted him as saying that the late Ajiboye was a vivacious and easy-going man, always full of life and ever so ready to advance the cause of the Fresh FM Stations.   I am shocked by the news of the death of Mr. David Ajiboye, the General Manager, Fresh FM, Ado-Ekiti, after a brief illness. “I commiserate with my friend and Chairman of Fresh FM, Evang. Dr. Yinka A

NAFEST to Boost Ekiti Rich Cultural Heritage

  August 08, (THEWILL) – The forthcoming Ekiti 2021 NAFEST with its theme “Celebrating Unity in Diversity” billed for November 13 through November 20, 2021 will definitely attract huge numbers of tourism and culture stakeholders to the state. So far, the National Council for Arts and Culture, NCAC, has concluded all arrangements to make the 52nd edition of the national festival a successful experience.   To extensively tap into Ekiti State economic potentials, NCAC, has assured to implore NAFEST platform in showcasing rich cultural heritage of Ekiti State across globe. Director General, NCAC, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, revealed this during the opening session of a three days National Technical Stakeholders’ meeting which held from August 3 to August 5, 2021 in Ekiti State. Runsewe, who is also President, World Crafts Council, African Region pointed out that culture has its unique way of uniting the people, and therefore brings about sustainable peace and national developmen

Ekiti community mourns traditional ruler

    The people of Osi-Ekiti in the Ido/Osi Local Government Area of Ekiti State have been thrown into a mourning mood following the death of their traditional ruler, Oba Oladiran Adewoye. Adewoye died on Wednesday, August 4, in Osi-Ekiti at 81. A statement by the President of Osi-Ekiti Progressive Union, Chief Oludare Fadogba, in Osi-Ekiti on Sunday, described the death of the traditional ruler as shocking and painful. Fadogba said Oba Adewoye was an advocate of peace, dialogue and reconciliation. “Here we talk of a king, who bestrode the firmament of Osi-Ekiti Kingdom and reigned for 30 years accompanied by the legion and diverse developments. “His Royal Majesty, Oba Oladiran Adewoye, Agunbiade III, the Olosi of Osi-Ekiti Kingdom, took over the seat of his forefathers at a time Osi Kingdom was in search of peace. “His ascension to the throne immediately set on us and brought every element together to foster a new beginning in the town.    Kabiyesi loved peace, lived peace, sh

Ekiti Abduction: Kidnappers demand N50 million ransom

  The victims were returning to their hotel room in Ayetoro-Ekiti, in Ido/Osi Local Government Area of the state, when the suspected kidnappers attacked them.   The suspected kidnappers that allegedly killed one person and abducted two others on Friday night in Ekiti , have demanded N50 million ransom to free the abductees. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that victims of the kidnapping had been in Ewu-Ekiti in Ilejemeje Local Government Area of Ekiti since Thursday for the burial of Florence Erinle, mother of Olusegun Erinle, their family friend. Briefing journalists about the incident in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday, Mr Erinle, member of the Ekiti House of Assembly from 2011 to 2015, confirmed the demand for ransom by the abductors. Mr Erinle said that the victims are his family friend. According to him, the victims were returning to their hotel room in Ayetoro-Ekiti, in Ido/Osi Local Government Area of the state, when the suspected kidnappers attacked them, killing on

Ekiti community celebrates monarch’s peaceful 20-year reign

  The Ise Ekiti community on Saturday rolled out the drums to celebrate the peace, stability and development which the people said had been the hallmark the reign of their traditional ruler, the Arinjale of Ise Ekiti, Oba Adetunji Ajayi, in the last 20 years. The Chairman, Coronation Anniversary Planning Committee, Chief Folu Oni, said, “The peace in the town since the ascension of Oba Ajayi, enabled the development strides in the community in the last 20 years”. Oni, who spoke at Ise Ekiti, Ise/Orun Council area of Ekiti State during the monarch’s 20th coronation anniversary, which also featured N500million Palace Project fundraising, sought “cooperation of everyone of us both indigenes, non-indigenes, friends and well wishers” for the realization of the project. A prince of the community and former minister, Prince Adedayo Adeyeye, who expressed the delight of the princes, princess and indeed the royal family, said, “Oba Ajayi’s reign has brought peace. Since he came