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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

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

Former Information Minister, Tony Momoh is dead

  Former Minister of Information and Culture, Tony Momoh is dead at the age of 81.    Momoh who was appointed as Minister of Information and Culture by General Ibrahim Babangida, a position he held from September 1986 until 1990 died at his Abuja residence on Monday February 1.    Before his death, the lawyer and veteran journalist was the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council of the University of Jos

Gunmen attack Abuja community and abduct 5 persons

  Unidentified gunmen attacked Tungar Maje village of Gwagwalada Local Government Area in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, and kidnapped scores of persons on Thursday, September 10.   According to residents, the gunmen stormed their community in the early hours of today and after shooting sporadically, abducted about 12 persons. The gunmen reportedly dropped 7 out of the 12 initially kidnapped persons after they were engaged in a gun battle by police officers and members of the community's vigilante group.   Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the FCT command, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, said efforts are being made to rescue the remaining five kidnap victims.   “The command wishes to inform the public that when it received a distress call on the kidnap of some persons on September 10, 2020, at about 0130hrs in Tungan Maje, a village bordering FCT and Niger state, a joint team of police operatives from the command Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Rapid Response Squad and Zuba Poli

Governor Bello lifts lockdown in Kabba Bunu, insists Kogi is COVID-19 free

The lockdown imposed on Kabba-Bunu Local Government Area of the state over suspected cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), has been lifted by the Kogi state government.    Governor Yahaya Bello who made the announcement at the Government House in Lokoja on Friday June 5, said the decision of lifting the lockdown in the local government area was reached after samples which were tested came back negative.    The Governor who insisted that Kogi state still  remains a COVID-19-free state, urged residents of the state to observe protocols of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to curb the spread of the disease.   This is coming days after the NCDC announced that two Coronavirus cases were confirmed in the state. Dino Melaye also confirmed this by revealing that he knows one of the patients. 

Covid-19: JABU donates 1000 Facemasks and hand sanitizers to Osun Govt.

The government of the State of Osun has on Thursday received 1000 pieces of hand Sanitizers and 1000 facemasks donated by the Management of Joseph Ayo Babalola University, ikeji Arakeji in Osun State as their widow's mite to curb the spread of Covid 19 Pandemic. The Deputy Governor and Chairman Osun Covid-19 task force Mr Benedict Alabi took the delivery of the material in Osogbo on behalf of the Governor. He thanked the institution for its support and for identifying with the government during this challenging period.

Four to die by hanging for killing Ekiti pensioner

An Ekiti State High Court in Ado Ekiti on Monday sentenced four persons to death by hanging for the murder of a 70-year-old pensionner, Samuel Oloyede.

Gov Fayemi replies open letter by a pharmacist who accused the management of of the Ekiti State University Teaching hospital of causing his mum's death

Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi, has responded to an open letter addressed to him by the son of a resident of the state, Mrs Oluwadero Deborah Bolanle, who died at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital in Ado-Ekiti the state capital on April 21.

Ekiti State Government To Set Up Coronavirus Testing Lab

Ekiti state government said it has concluded arrangements to open its own COVID-19 testing lab next week. When in place, the lab would serve as a place where suspected Coronavirus patients could be tested without having to wait for the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.