Tag: Ekiti state

JSS 1 Student flogged for ‘Indecent hairstyle’ sues school principal, Ekiti State Government; demands N15Million in damages

Gift Agenoisa, a JSS1 student flogged and suspended for coming to school with an “indecent hairstyle” has sued Ekiti state government and is seeking N15 million in damages for breach of her fundamental rights In a suit number HAD/01/CR/2021 and sworn to, at the Ado-Ekiti High Court, on her behalf[Read More…]

Panic as 100 students are hospitalised in Ekiti after inhaling “poisonous chemicals”

About 100 students of the College of Health Sciences and Technology in Ijero Ekiti, Ekiti state, were hospitalised on Wednesday, after reportedly inhaling chemicals used for a fumigation exercise in the school. The students, who were furious about the smell of the chemical and the instant effect on over 100[Read More…]

Gunmen storm palace in Ekiti, kidnap monarch

Unknown gunmen have kidnapped the Obadu of Ilemeso Ekiti, Oba David Oyewumi in his palace in Oye Local government Area of Ekiti State. NewsWireNGR gathered that the incident happened on Thursday evening when the gunmen stormed the monarch’s palace and kidnapped him. This is coming seven days after some suspected[Read More…]

Fayemi urge UBEC to improve the mechanism for school monitoring and evaluation of projects

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekit State has urged the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) and the Federal Ministry of Education (FME) to improve the mechanism for school monitoring and evaluation of projects. He said this would promote quality education in the country. The governor made the statement when the Chairperson[Read More…]

Governor Fayemi denies aide who declared age limits for persons interested in 2023 elections

The governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi, says he does not hold the view that presidential aspirants above 60 should be exempted from the 2023 elections. An aide of the Governor, Makinde Araoye, had made the comment while speaking at a recent event – But in a statement on Friday,[Read More…]

Herdsmen kill two farmers in Ekiti – Governor Fayemi says “This is one killing too many”

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi has disclosed that two farmers in the state were on Saturday killed by suspected herders. The farmers, Mr Toyin Akeju known locally as Jisoro and Mr Yusuf Onuche were found dead on the farms with wounds from gunshots at Isaba community. The killings have since[Read More…]

Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki express concern over the silence of “leaders” over tensions in Ondo and Oyo

Immediate Past President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Saraki, has expressed concern over the silence of some “key stakeholders and leaders” on the “ugly development” in Oyo and Ondo states over herdsmen’s activities. He said this in a statement shared on his social media handles on Sunday. The former Kwara[Read More…]

Ekiti State Assembly sacks 21 staff members

The Ekiti State House of Assembly Service Commission has sacked 21 members of its staff for sundry offences including irregular appointment, absenteeism, and other allegations that contravened the condition of service. The Chairman of the Commission, Hon Taiwo Olatunbosun who stated this in a statement in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday, said[Read More…]

Just In: Police officer attached to a VIP kill one and critically injure another in Ekiti

A police officer identified as Tishe Goji has shot two people in Ekiti State, killing one and critically injuring the other.  According to multiple sources, the incident happened at the Queen’s court area on Sunday morning and the VIP which the police officer is attached to is yet to be[Read More…]

Breaking: Armed robbers attack Ekiti Bank

Gunmen on Friday attacked a second generation bank in Iyin Ekiti, the Irepodun Ifelodun Council area of Ekiti State. The Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti State Command, Sunday Abutu, who confirmed the incident, said police are on the trail of the robbers. Abutu said, “Immediately we got a distressed call[Read More…]