Saturday, 23rd September 2023

John Kayode Fayemi

25 Jan
In the last installment, I completed the painting in bold relief, the canvas of the Lugardian architecture. In this installment, I address the question: are the ’inheritance elite’, in other words...
29 May 2022
Big money is betrothed to big power. With plenteous cash in the war-chest, the ambitious politician can hardly ever resist the drive to grab presidential power.
12 May 2022
Whoever becomes Nigeria’s president in 2023 will curse his luck severely. First, he or she will inherit a near-empty treasury, debt hangover and more creditors seeking repayment of matured loans.
8 May 2022
This is a very serious issue. There are a number of dimensions to the impunity that is in our country. I always say something that as a leader, it is not enough to be competent particularly in Nigeria; it is also not enough to be committed and compassionate.
24 Dec 2021
This Christmas is the last that Governor Kayode Fayemi will spend as the helmsman of Ekiti State. He happens to be term-limited and cannot seek further re-election as governor.
27 Oct 2021
Former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Sanusi Lamido Sanusi and Ekiti State Governor, John Kayode Fayemi have said it will be difficult for Nigeria to attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) if the government continues wasting funds...
11 Aug 2021
The Ekiti State governor, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi, has expressed his excitement that Ekiti State will be hosting this year’s National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST). He stated this at the three-day National Technical Stakeholders’ meeting in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State last week. The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi,…
23 Jul 2019
Our attention has been drawn to an article titled, “From Falae to Funke– all rhetoric, no action,” written by Mr. Martin Oloja as part of the articles...
12 Feb 2019
Five days to Nigeria’s sixth general election in its Fourth Republic, the recent ruling by Ekiti State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal holds some rich lessons for the nation’s electoral system.
14 May 2018
The Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the outcome of the primary elections that produced Dr. John Kayode Fayemi as its governorship candidate for the forthcoming July 14, 2018, governorship election in the state as democracy in action. 
16 May 2016
Recent push by state governors for a new revenue allocation formula through a national fiscal restructuring Plan is nothing but a match of dwarfs against a behemoth.


6 hours ago
Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, on Saturday, revealed  that he has no political ambition for now but to help President Bola Tinubu to succeed. Responding to a question about his next move after governorship, being one of the major presidential aspirants during the presidential primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the governor pointed…
6 hours ago
Zamfara State governor, Dauda Lawal, on Saturday, ordered a ban on illegal mining activities and directed law enforcement officials to take stringent action against violators. Over the years, illegal mining in the state has tended to fuel banditry and other criminal activities, according to reports. The Governor justified the ban in a statement by his…
7 hours ago
Federal Capital Territory, (FCT), Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested two suspected oil thieves and armored cable thieves at separate locations in the FCT. FCT Commandant of the NSCDC Olusola Odumosu paraded the suspects who are between ages 25-30, in Abuja. He said the command, through credible intelligence reports…
7 hours ago
The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), has called for urgent reforms in Nigeria's electoral and judicial systems in the wake of the recent ruling by the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Enugu State, which has left the nation in disbelief. HURIWA, a leading civil rights advocacy group dedicated to upholding human rights and…
7 hours ago
Marine team of the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), Dr. Ahmed Audi, has intercepted two hundred and ninety two bags of smuggled foreign rice at Eleko Beach, Lagos. Acting on intelligence report from it's monitoring team, three suspects were arrested conveying the smuggled goods from Cotonou, Benin Republic aboard…