News from States

Okpekpe Race: Edo Govt to roll out 3-yr programme, as organizers appreciate govt

Edo state government is to set up a technical committee to plan a three year development programme for the Okpekpe 10 kilometer road race ahead of the May 12 date already set aside for next year’s event.

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LASPOTECH students protest in Alausa

Scores of students of Lagos State Polytechnic, (LASPOTECH) Ikorodu, yesterday stormed the office of the state Governor, Mr Akinwumi Ambode, to protest the closure of the institution, due to the ongoing strike by the academic and non-academic staff of the institution.

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Tension as Appeal Court fixes date for hearing on Akungba-Akoko Kingship tussle

By Maxwell Adeleye The Agure-Mokun lineage of Ole ruling house in Akungba-Akoko,Ondo state has approached the Court of Appeal, Akure, challenging the appointment of Oba Sunday Ajimoh as the traditional ruler of the town.

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Oyo terminates contract with Private Waste Contractors

The Oyo State Government on Thursday disclosed that its contracts with all Private Waste Contractors have been terminated with effect from May 5, saying that the Oyo State Waste Management Authority (OYOWMA) now has the mandate with full responsibility for the collection of waste in line with its commitment to ensure a cleaner and healthier environment. 

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Ekiti Lawmakers To Fayose: Raise Panel Of Inquiry To Probe Fayemi

The Ekiti State House of Assembly has passed a resolution empowering Governor Ayo Fayose to set up an Administrative Panel of Inquiry or a Judicial Panel of Inquiry to probe his immediate predecessor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi for financial misdemeanour. 

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Akeredolu to reconstruct Igbara-Oke-Ekiti State Boundary road

By Maxwell Adeleye  Disturbed by the deplorable situation of Igbara-Oke-Ibuji-Ekiti state boundary road, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) on thursday expressed the determination of his administration to reconstruct the road which links Ondo State with the neighboring Ekiti state.  Speaking with reporters shortly after an inspection tour of the road, Akeredolu said in view of the fact that the road had ...

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Ekiti Hands Over Completed 2015 MDGs-CGS-LGA Projects To Beneficiaries.

The Ekiti State Government has completed and handed over the final phase of 2015 Millennium Development Goals, Conditional Grants Scheme, Local Government Area (MDGs-CDG-LGA) projects to the beneficiaries. 

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Ekiti Tasks Private Hospital Owners On data Collection

By Maxwell Adeleye Ekiti State Government has directed owners of private health institutions to ensure adequate data collection in order to enable proper planning and implementation of policies.  Speaking in Ado Ekiti during an interactive meeting with representatives of Private Health Practitioners in the state, the State Commissioner for Health, Dr Olurotimi Ojo described the prevailing situation where government depends exclusively ...

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Council Worker Bags Life Jail in Ekiti For Turning Teenager To Sex Slave

An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti has sentenced a local government official, Ojo Ayodele, to life imprisonment for turning a 15-year-old girl (name withheld) to sex slave.  Ayodele abducted the minor in Ijero-Ekiti and spirited her to a secret location in the town where he subjected her to continuous sexual assault for 21 days.

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We want a guaranteed future for Edo people – Deputy Governor

Edo State Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu, has restated the commitment of the present administration towards the provision of quality public school infrastructure even as priority will be accorded to skills acquisition by government in order for a guaranteed future for the citizenry.           The Deputy Governor made this assertion at the commissioning of a block of three ...

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