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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

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

Ekiti Govt orders immediate reconstruction of collapsed bridge

  Ekiti Government has ordered the immediate reconstruction of the link bridge in Olorunda community of Ado-Ekiti, the state capital. The Deputy Governor, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, who gave this indication during an assessment visit to the collapsed bridge on Monday, sympathised with residents and assured them that work would begin on the site on Tuesday, Sept. 14. The bridge which linked Olorunda with Olorunsogo and Adewumi neighborhoods of Ado-Ekiti collapsed as a result of heavy rains and massive flood in the early hours of Monday.   he statement said the situation left thousands of residents stranded with pupils unable to go to their schools, while civil servants, artisans and traders could not reach their destinations. It added that residents revealed that they had been managing the bridge for about four years with self-help efforts but welcomed the permanent reconstruction by Gov. Kayode Fayemi’s administration.   That is why Gov. Kayode Fayemi asked me to come and see th

Crisis in Ekiti community as Princes disown new ruling house, Says it is illegal

  Ado-Ekiti—Crisis is now brewing  at Ilogbo Ekiti, in Ido/ Osi Local Government area of Ekiti State,  as a ruling  house raised eyebrow over desperate attempt being made by some people to establish a new royal family that was allegedly alien to history and tradition of the town. The royal dynasty of ‘Ebi – Oke Owa’ of Ilogbo-Ekiti, accused another family called Isape of allegedly  constituting themselves into an illegal royal dysnasty under the acronym ‘Ile Aafin’ to get recognition from the state government.    The Ebi Oke Owa, comprising Eyigbo, Onigbogbonisan, Okegbala/Akodi, Ule Abaluroye , Ule Abaluare and Ule Aginringan, completely denounced  what they described as false claim by the Isape people, who they said had “untruthfully and fraudulently constituted themselves as Ile Aafin, which was  unknown to Ilogbo-Ekiti History.   The aggrieved royal family,  led by Prince David Agbetuyi ,in a press statement co- signed by other Princes on Monday, said they reserved exc

Senate passes bills to establish federal varsities in Ekiti, Nasarawa

    The Senate on Tuesday passed two bills seeking to establish two federal universities in Ekiti and Nasarawa states. The proposed legislation are Federal University of Health and Medical Sciences Iyin, Ekiti State (Establishment) Bill, 2021; and the Federal University Lafia Teaching Hospital (Establishment) Bill, 2021. The bills were sponsored by Senators Opeyemi Bamidele (APC, Ekiti Central); and Tanko Al-Makura (APC, Nasarawa South). The approval of both bills followed the presentation and consideration of two separate reports by the Committee on Health (Secondary and Tertiary). Chairman of the Committee, Senator Yahaya Oloriegbe (APC, Kwara Central), in his presentation, said the bill to establish the Federal University of Lafia Teaching Hospital was “necessitated as a result of the precarious health conditions faced by resident.” According to him, the bill to establish the Federal University of Health and Medical Sciences Iyin, Ekiti State, seeks to promote and emphasize