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  The Rotary Club of Gowon Estate, District 9110 Lagos Nigeria is set to Install Rotarian Innocent Abu as its 26Th President, come Saturday 2nd October 2021. The grand event will hold at 12.00 noon Nigerian time at Havana Suites & Conference Centre, 3rd Avenue, F Close, Gowon Estate Lagos. The Rotary club of Gowon Estate District 9110 lagos is a member of ROTARY INTERNATIONAL a global organization for professional, business men and women who are committed to practical application of ideal of service both individually and collectively in communities and the promotion of World Peace and Understanding through fellowship and friendship. The Gowon Estate Chapter of the club District 9110 will induct Rotarian Innocent Abu as its 26th President, alongside other executives and activities. Innocent Abu, popularly called Famous Fada is an Entrepreneur and Managing Director of INNOSTAR VENTURES, a logistics services company in Lagos affiliated with some international logistics organizations s

No issues with COVID-19 vaccines storage in Ekiti – Commissioner

  The Ekiti State Government has debunked the rumour that some COVID-19 vaccines are spoilt due to the lack of electricity supply in the state. Dr Oyebanji Filani, the State Commissioner for Health and Human Services, made the denial in a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday in Ado-Ekiti. Filani noted that the rumour making the rounds in some quarters on the vaccines being spoilt is not only false and unfounded, but also meant to misinform the general public. According to him, the available COVID-19 vaccines were delivered to the State in good condition. “The vaccines are being stored in the State Cold Store in line with the appropriate guidance and requirements on vaccine handling and storage. The Moderna vaccine is currently stored at a temperature of -43.2-degree Celsius,” he said. Filani disclosed that the state had trained, motivated and deployed 92 vaccination teams, comprising 582 persons, to ensure accurate movement and administration of vaccines. “The State Cold Sto

10 Months After Regaining Freedom, Ekiti Governor, State Attorney-General Move To Jail #EndSARS Protester Again

  EndSARS protest was championed by Nigerians youths last year to call for the disbandment of a brutal police unit, Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). According to a court document obtained by SaharaReporters on Thursday, the Ekiti State government as the complainant, alleged that Olowoyo conspired to commit an offence of malicious damage on October 18, 2020. SaharaReporters had reported last year that Olowoyo was arrested by the police and secretly moved to the police headquarters, Abuja, where he was detained without trial. However, after pressure from Nigerians, the police moved him back to Ekiti, where he was detained before his arraignment in November 2020. He was arraigned at a magistrate court and charged with arson. At his arraignment, the magistrate, Abdul Lawal, granted Moyinoluwa bail in liberal terms. He was able to perfect his bail condition on Monday and was set free by the police. Condemning the arrest and unlawful detention of Moyinoluwa last year, human rights activist

Ekiti loses prominent traditional ruler

A prominent traditional ruler, the Onijan of Ijan Ekiti, in Gbonyin Local Government Area of Ekiti State, Oba Samuel Oyewole Fadahunsi, is dead. The report of his death filtered into town on Thursday that the revered monarch, had passed on, after reigning for 19 years. Oba Fadahunsi, from Otutubiosun ruling house, was enthroned on September 22, 2002, during the administration of Otunba Niyi Adebayo. He received his staff of office in April 2003 from the then Alliance for Democracy government, led by Otunba Adebayo. Oba Fadahunsi succeeded the late Oba Adeyemo Obarinde from Afayagbekun dynasty, who died on February 14, 2000, after reigning for 48 years. The news of his death, according to sources, had been broken by kingmakers and the traditional rites have started immediately. The town has begun the cutting of trees across the quarters, indicating the passing away of the monarch.

Lawan arrives Ekiti for conferment as Aare Akorewolu of Iyin

Search the site Search for: © 1971-2020 The Punch newspaper PunchNG Menu: Video Spice Special Features Education Sex & Relationship Interview Columns Opinion Privacy  President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has arrived as Ekiti for his conferment of a new Chieftaincy title of Aare Akorewolu of Iyin Kingdom. This was announced in a statement via the official Facebook page of the Senate president, where pictures of his arrivals were shared. The statement read, “President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan arrived at Akure Airport, Ondo State on his way to Iyin-Ekiti in Ekiti State for the first coronation anniversary of Oluyin of Iyin, Oba Adeola Adeniyi Ajakaiye. “Lawan, who arrived Akure in the company of some Distinguished Senators was received at the airport by some other Distinguished Senators who are also in his company to the event. During the anniversary celebration, Lawan himself will be conferred with a Chieftaincy title of Aare Akorewolu of Iyin Kingdom.” See photos belo

NPDC’s Ido-Ekiti Injection Substation to Add 15MW to Ekiti Power Supply

  When completed, the 1×7.5MVA, 33/11KV injection substation being built by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC), will add 15MW to the electricity supply in Ekiti state, Executive Director, Networks, Mr. IfeOluwa Oyedele, has disclosed. The facility with associated 33KV/11KV and installed four 500KVA distribution substation transformers located in Ido-Ekiti, Ekiti, Oyedele said, would improve the socio economic wellbeing of the people of the benefiting communities. Speaking in the town during the ground-breaking ceremony of the construction of the substation, Oyedele revealed that NDPHC had completed five injection substations in Ekiti state since its inception. In addition, he stated that the company since it began operations in 2004 has constructed a total of 18 substations, which are now operational throughout the country. He said: “ The facility is for the entire local government because the power requirement of Ekiti state is in the region of

Fayemi decries poor electricity in Ekiti

    NDPHC Begins Infrastructure Upgrade Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has decried worsening electricity supply in the state, calling for urgent action. Speaking during a groundbreaking programme of transmission infrastructure by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC), Fayemi said power supply to the state was grossly inadequate, stating that the infrastructure upgrade would bridge the supply gap in the state.   Expected to add about 15MW to the state electricity needs, Executive Director, Networks, NDPHC, IfeOluwa Oyedele said the company had completed five injection substations in Ekiti State since its inception. “It is for the entire local council, because the state’s power requirement is in the region of about 250MW. When you add 10 to 15MW to that kind of load, it is substantial. And when you reinforce this, it will relieve other substations of the load that they are presently carrying. It is something that the entire community and its environs will be

Seven-year palace boycott ends as Ekiti govt reconciles monarch with aggrieved chiefs

  The Ekiti State Government has successfully brokered peace in Odo Owa Ekiti in Irede Local Council Development Area(LCDA) ending a seven-year palace boycott by eleven chiefs in the town. The hitherto aggrieved chiefs led by the Obadogun of Idogun Quarters, Chief Ayo Ajayi, have returned to the palace of the Olowa of Odo Owa Ekiti, Oba Ayorinde Oyedeji, to resume their traditional duties they have abandoned since 2014. The Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, who spoke at a meeting with stakeholders where he was briefed on the implementation of the peace terms commended them for giving peace a chance. According to a statement by the Special Assistant (Media) to the Deputy Governor, Odunayo Ogunmola, the crisis was resolved after three rounds of meeting with parties reporting that they have resolved their differences and would work together for the development of the town. Both sides briefed the Deputy Governor that they had complied with the state government

Ekiti is Shortchanged in FRSC Recruitment, Fayemi Alleges

      The Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has made a case for the employment of more of Ekiti indigenes into the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), saying the state was being shortchanged in recruitment exercises into the federal government’s agency. Fayemi averred that available evidence substantiated the fact that Ekiti has a low number of its indigenes working in the agency, urging the concerned authorities to rectify the situation.   The governor, who was represented by the Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Bisi Egbeyemi, made the remarks while receiving in audience the Ekiti Sector Commander of FRSC, Mrs. Elizabeth Akinlade, who was accompanied by other senior officers of the command. Fayemi said there are many qualified Ekiti indigenes who applied for jobs in FRSC but were not employed urging the concerned authorities to address the imbalance and give Ekiit its due in the agency. He advised the FRSC’s high command to always adhere to the Federal C

South-West set to produce PDP chairman in bid to take over Osun, Ekiti in 2022

FOR the first time since 1998, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), South-West chapter, is set to produce the national chairman of party as part of its overall strategies to regain power from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2023. Major stakeholders of the party in the zone, according to multiple sources, have made a strong bid for the position in order to boost the chances of PDP in the governorship elections coming up in Ekiti and Osun states on June 18 and July 16 respectively in 2022. The bid, the Nigerian Tribune learnt, is said to enjoy the support of a preponderance of party buffs from other zones, as members of the zoning committee set up last week by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of PDP might meet in the federal capital any moment from now. The chairman of the 44-member committee is Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, while the secretary is Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State. Apart from having a governor elected on its ticket, the PDP in the South-W