It took 10 days to count Fayose’s N1.2bn –Witness

A former Executive staff of Zenith Bank Plc, Sunday Oluseye Alade, yesterday told Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of a Federal High Court in Lagos that the counting of N1.2 billion which was moved to the bank’s branch in Akure on behalf of a former Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Peter Ayodele Fayose, took 10 days. Alade made the disclosure while testifying as a prosecution witness in the on-going trial of Fayose and his company, Spotless Limited, over alleged N3.3billion fraud. In his evidence-in-chief, the witness, who was the Head of the Akure…

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Fayose’s trial over N3.3bn fraud begins afresh

The trial of a former Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Ayodele Fayose, over an alleged N3.3 billion yesterday started afresh before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of a Federal High Court in Lagos. Fayose was on 2nd July, 2019 re-arraigned alongside his company, Spotless Limited before the judge on an 11-count charge by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on the alleged offence. He, however, pleaded not guilty to the offence. The re-arraignment was coming on the heels of the case’s transfer from the former trial judge, Justice Mojisola Olatoregun by…

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Ekiti Assembly summons Fayose, ex-Speaker, others over LGs fund

Gov. Fayose

Ekiti State House of Assembly has summoned the immediate past governor of the State, Chief Ayodele Fayose to appear before its committee on Public Account over an alleged misappropriation of local government funds while in office. Also summoned alongside the former governor are a former chairman of the Association of Local Government Chairmen (ALGON), Mr. Dapo Olagunju, former Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Mr. Kola Kolade and all former 16 local government chairmen. The Assembly’s decision was as a result of an adoption of recommendations of the joint committee of…

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N3.3bn fraud: EFCC to re-arraign Fayose

Ayodele Fayose

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will on June 28, re-arraign a former Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Ayodele Fayose, before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of a Federal High Court in Lagos over alleged N3.3 billion fraud. The re-arraignment is coming on the heels of the case’s transfer from Justice Mojisola Olatoregun to Justice Aneke by the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Adamu Abdul-Kafarati. The CJ’s action was sequel to a petition by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against Justice Olatoregun. The petition was…

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How Fayose received N1.2bn from ONSA, by bank manager

Fayose

A former Manager of Akure Branch of Zenith Bank Plc., Mr. Sunday Alade, yesterday revealed how a former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, received N1.2 billion from the office of the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) few days to the 2014 gubernatorial election in the state. He made the revelation while testifying in the ongoing trial of Fayose and his company, Spotless Limited, over alleged N3.3 billion fraud before Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of a Federal High Court in Lagos. In his evidence, Alade, who is…

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Court to resume trial of Fayose on Feb. 7

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday fixed Feb. 7 for continuation of trial of the immediate past Governor of Ekiti, Mr Ayodele Fayose, over alleged N6.9 billion fraud. The case which was earlier fixed for today for continuation of cross examination of the fifth prosecution witness, has been shifted to Thursday. On the next adjourned date, both the prosecutor, Mr Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), and the defence counsel, Mr Olalekan Ojo (SAN), will address the court on the admissibility of an extra judicial statement made by a party who…

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How I delivered Dasuki’s $5m to Fayose, by Obanikoro

A former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, yesterday revealed how former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, received $5 million from the office of the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) about three days to the 2014 gubernatorial election in Ekiti State. He made the revelation while testifying in the ongoing trial of Fayose and his company, Spotless Limited, over alleged N3.3 billion fraud before Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of a Federal High Court in Lagos. In his evidence-in-chief, Obanikoro said the money was…

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Fayemi restores permanent secs demoted by Fayose

Ayodele Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has restored three permanent secretaries, whose appointments were reversed by the immediate past administration in 2014. According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the Governor, Mr. Yinka Oyebode, the affected officers are Mrs. Grace Iyabo Fadipe, Mr. Emmanuel Olajide Owolabi and Mr. James Babalola Folorunso. The governor also directed that their entitlements from the period their appointments were reversed be calculated and paid. Their reinstatement came barely two months after the governor reinstated six per-manent secretaries illegally sacked by former…

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TraderMoni is direct “relooting of Abacha loots” – Fayose

Immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has said the Federal Government TraderMoni Scheme was not only an avenue for advanced votes buying but direct “relooting of the Abacha loots” asking the economic sense in the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo leaving Abuja and spending about N25 million on maintenance of presidential jet as well as allowances for himself, aides, protocols, security and others just to share say N10 million. Fayose said if the Federal Government was sincere about the TraderMoni, the fund should have been paid into…

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Fayose seeks Buhari’s resignation for admitting economic failure

Ayodele Fayose

The immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign and save Nigerians the agony of continuous rule by a clueless president. Fayose urged the President to resign for admitting that the economy of the country was in bad shape and that Nigerians should tighten their belts. Fayose, who spoke at the weekend through his Media Aide, Lere Olayinka, said “in saner climes, a leader who admitted that he has failed and passed vote of no confidence on him won’t be seeking…

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