Gov. Fayose addresses the people of Ekiti for the New Year

NEW YEAR BROADCAST BY HIS EXCELLENCY, DR. PETER AYODELE FAYOSE, GOVERNOR TO THE PEOPLE OF EKITI STATE ON JANUARY 1, 2018.

Good people of Ekiti State,

I give thanks to the Almighty God for conducing this opportunity for me to address you on this significant milestone of a New Year 2018.
This milestone is significant to me, as you are aware, that this will be my last New Year address to you as Governor of Ekiti State. To God be the glory now and forever more.

I am grateful to you my good people of Ekiti State for giving me the rare opportunity to govern this State for a second term. It has afforded me the opportunity to consolidate on the achievements of the past and correct some erroneous impressions and deliberate mischiefs peddled against me towards the twilight of my first coming.

I thank our Royal Highnesses, Elder Statesmen, Community and Religious Leaders, Market Women, Artisans, Okada Riders, Members of the Transport Union who turned out enmasse to vote for me in the election that produced me as Governor, a second time, after eight years of forced exit.

I thank the Public Service, members of the Organized Private Sector, the Legislative arm of government, members of the State Executive Council and indeed the Judiciary.

I thank the Youth, Students and of course children for their demonstration of love and support for me as was witnessed during the last few weeks when I went round the State to give out Christmas and New Year gifts to our people.

In not too distant future, I hope to embark on a farewell tour of our State, to thank you all for the priviledge given to me to lead you.

My dear people, I have a sense of fulfillment as I proceed to complete the two tenures of my mandate. God has helped me to justify the huge confidence reposed in me.

I have opened up the horizon of Ekiti State from a rustic countryside to an emerging urban centre in the provisions of infrastructure notably in road construction, public buildings and socio economic transformation generally.

During my first tenure in office, I started the dualization of the Ado-Ekiti major motor ways. My government, during this second term, has been able to extend the dualization of roads to most of our Local Government headquarters.

The icing on the cake is the construction of the multibillion Naira 1.3km Ado-Ekiti overhead carriage which now links Fajuyi park, flying over the Okesa market to the Ojumose road axial.

I am also happy to remark that the public building projects which we started during my first tenure in places like the Government House, the State Secretariat and the Trade Fair Arena, to mention but a few, have continued with a new Governor’s office, a befitting complex for the Judiciary and a new residential apartment for the Speaker of the House of Assembly. My Government will complete these projects including the ultra-modern market in Ado-Ekiti.

The Adunni Olayinka Multipurpose Women Development Centre was built during this second tenure by my government to provide guidance and counseling and other support services for women and children.

We decided to name the edifice after a Former Deputy Governor produced by an opposition party to underscore our commitment to politics without bitterness.

Aside these monumental infrastructural projects, my government has also undertaken far-reaching human and human capital development programmes which has impacted positively as could be seen in recent rankings of Ekiti State performances in competitive national Examinations and other human development indexes. For instance, our State recorded the first position consecutively in 2016 and 2017 in the National Examination Council (NECO) assessments for Secondary Schools in Nigeria.

I have asked that these landmark achievements be put together in a compendium which shall be presented to the people of our State at the point of my exit.

On the other hand, my government has had a fair share of moments of challenges and travails. I should also thank my adversaries, including my virulent critics for expressing their views and perspectives on my person, my style and on my government.

I consider this as part of nation building as we cannot have same views and attitudes on issues of development and progress.

I have seen all attacks, jibes and vituperations as rights of individuals and groups to express themselves as guaranteed by the Nigeria Constitution.

Consequently, I owe neither grudge nor malice against anyone. My government had not for once intimidated, harassed or used the instrument of State against any real or perceived opponents. Instead, I have always believed in dialogue and the inclusion of all in governance.

Fellow citizens, the last few years of this government had not been very smooth. Ekiti State was not immuned from the consequences of the national economic recession besetting our country.

This together with the huge debt burden which we inherited from the administration of Governor Former Kayode Fayemi actually made it very difficult for us to meet up with certain basic obligations particularly in the payment of workers remunerations. We have however tried our best within the limits of available resources.

I like to put it on record that my administration did not commit this State to any indebtedness despite the financial challenges that confronted us. Let me also state that the Federal Government made available, a facility of N10 billion to each State of the Federation, for capital development.

This had been netted against our equitable shares from the Excess Crude Account (ECA). I am happy to state that the portion for Ekiti State had been judiciously deployed for monumental capital development projects including the Ado-Ekiti overhead road, the new Ado market among others.

We ran an open government by which the cross section of the populace is involved in the mobilisation and expenditure of public funds.

In the New Year, we shall continue in that same style and redouble our efforts as I do not want to leave Ekiti Government House as debtor of salaries.

I am not also unmindful of the yearnings and aspirations of our people in other arrears of government responsibilities but we can only do one thing at a time. The insufficiency of today will turn out to be abundance of tomorrow if we can improve on our efforts and dedication. Let us keep hope alive and continue to support government in all its endeavours.

During the out-going year, we took the bull by the horn by confronting headlong, security issues that confronted our State especially the menaces of abductors, kidnappers and cultists. Also we tackled the nefarious activities of cattle rearers. We have put in place appropriate legal and structural frameworks to silence those anti-social behaviours permanently. We have made significant progress along these lines.

I am sure that history and posterity will remember us for good in all these strides.

Good people of Ekiti State, let us enter the New Year with joy and gratitude to God. Let us renew our faith and hope in a better tomorrow. The greatest thing that has happened to us is the identity that we have in a State of our own.

Ekiti has been led by different leaders and Political Parties but the people remain the common denominator and will be able to discern their friends from pretenders. Now I belief you know the true patriots and lovers of this State.

It is time for us to have continuity and stability at the political front. We have lots of lessons to learn from Lagos State which has put its economic endowment in the hands of competent and stable managers over time, using the same political platform.

It is certain that continuity has the capacity to secure for us landmark and sustainable development.

I urge you all to support me and my party – the Peoples Democratic Party – to transit and produce the next leadership for this State. Economic and Social Development are veritable outcomes of very sound, consistent and stable political superstructure.

Once again, I thank you all for the journey so far while I look forward for more cooperation from you in the New Year.

Thank you, happy New Year and May God bless us all.

Breaking: Whatsapp down as we enter 2018

Whatsapp down

Is Whatsapp down? So many people are reporting that WhatsApp is Down even as we approach 2018. Why is whatsapp down? No one knows for now.

Probably, whatsapp is down because of too many statuses and messages across the app.

Anyways, this is not the first time and we hope something is done about it quickly.

Happy New Year in advance.

Boobs are not that sexual – Mojisola Omoyemisi


Take your eyes off the boobs for a minute and read.

The society we live in doesn’t frown against public breastfeeding. But a woman whose boobs stay out even half of what you see up here… is seen as a slut.

I bet i would be harassed if I wore a dress that showed this much boobs on a normal day. But two days ago… when I was out, watermelon started to cry and refused his bottle outrightly. One woman came up to me and asked me where the mother was.

I told her am the mother. She gave me the deepest frown of disapproval I have ever seen in my life and asked me what the hell I was putting on a tight fitting cloth for.

“Come here” she said. She pulled me and turned me around forcefully. With one sweep, she pulled down my zipper and asked me to breastfeed him right away if I didn’t want her to pounce on me. I turned around to face the wall… But I brought out my boob totally. As I breastfed a now happy melon, I wondered whether she would be nice to me if I had my boobs out without a baby.

I’m not sure what stand to take. Pro public breastfeeding or against. But I do know that this society is fucked up. Come to think of it… boobs are not that sexual. The primary purpose of boobs is breastfeeding. So why do we make them into such sexual items?

Just why?

Music: No Other Name – Jobs [FREE DOWNLOAD]

No other name by jobs

Bayowa Joseph aka Jobs is a gospel singer, with a dynamic sound and spirit that ushers people into God’s very presence. His unique sound has earned him many platforms.

He is from Ekiti state, and was born and bred in Port Harcourt, into a family of five.

He began singing at the very tender age of ten. And honed his musical skills through joining of the children choir and other musical groups. He is a member of the redeemed Christian church of God. He is also a student of Ekiti state university, where he is pursuing a degree in SLT biochemistry.

Bayowa Joseph is an ardent lover of gospel rock, and is inspired by the likes of tye tribett, Travis Greene, Ibk_theoffspring etc.
Beyond his passion for music is his deep love for God, who is the object of his music. Bayowa Joseph is also the convener of THE PSALMIST CONCERT, a musical concert aimed at evangelising Christ through music.

The Innoson/GTB Saga: Why Nigerians Are The Easiest People To Rule by Bayo Adeyinka


I used to think Nigeria was a very difficult country to govern. Now, I think I know better. This country is one of the easiest to rule over. Once you understand the psychology of the average Nigerian, it’s easy to have a field day. This current Innoson versus GTB saga exposes the mind of the average Nigerian.

The average Nigerian has the concepts of right and wrong blurred. Right is only right when their personal rights are breached. At other times, it doesn’t matter. The average Nigerian loves to get involved in fights that don’t concern them. Especially when big men are involved. In Nigeria, we have little men fighting in different corners for big men. In saner climes, big men fight for their little men. We either fight for Atiku or we are throwing punches on behalf of Buhari. We shout in support of Wike or demonstrate in support of Amaechi. Meanwhile, big men never fight big men- they employ smaller men. Our leaders understand our make up perfectly. The average Nigerian loves drama. So they make sure, it is one week, one drama. Just last week, it was the hijab episode. Give a Nigerian good soap opera and he forgets his misery.

An average Nigerian doesn’t really care about corruption. What he is worried about is that the crumbs are not coming his way fast enough. The Nigerian politician understands that perfectly. So they throw packs of Lipton tea and Gala at us. Some are magnanimous and they increase the crumbs to packs of Indomie ‘Hungry Man’ size. Others will allow the citizens enjoy free train rides. The average Nigerian loves freebies. They really don’t care that there is really no freebie anywhere. It is Abu’s money that is being used to give Abu a treat but Abu doesn’t even care to understand. The average Nigerian doesn’t have any ideology. That’s why he finds it easy to explain away anything- including how politicians jump ship.

And here’s the big two- tribal affiliations and religion. Our leaders understand that if you want to muddle up a case, introduce the twin evils of tribal affiliations and religion. Our colonial masters understood this strategy and used it to their advantage. Have we really considered critically what they termed ‘indirect rule’? The strategy of ‘indirect rule’ continues till this day. While the characters have changed, the modus operandi remain the same. Even the most upright are caught in those traps at times. Here, some make very sweeping hasty generalizations- Yorubas are betrayers. Yorubas hate Igbos. Igbos are fraudsters. Hausas are the problems of Nigeria. We forget that we are all victims held together unwittingly and unwillingly in this contraption called Nigeria.

And here’s where I’m going: the Innoson versus GTB case has now become a tribal issue. What was a mere business matter between two business partners has become a national trouble. Our leaders understand that we joke too much and we are never a serious minded people. Maybe that’s why the comedy industry is booming even in recession. We make jokes about everything. Is it not a joke when some are encouraging others to close their GTB accounts even when they barely understand the issues on ground? Nigerians lack capacity for deep introspection, truly. So if there’s a run on GTB because it is a Yoruba bank that wants to kill an Igbo business, what will happen to branches of GTB all over the South East? What will happen to the branch managers (who are most likely Igbos), the Relationship Officers, the tellers, the security men and several hundreds employed by the Bank? If you really don’t care, what about those who supply products and services to GTB branches in the South East such as diesel, their kitchens and restaurants, stationeries, local artisans like electricians, carpenters and painters who are called to attend to one issue or the other? Is it not an irony of sorts that it is this same set of people who are rushing to close their accounts? A case of the real victim not knowing he’s the victim- a flea attacking a dog in order to kill it but not knowing it will die before the dog! I saw a poster where an individual said he asked his two billionaire brothers to move their funds. Well, one thing he forgot is that most likely these billionaire friends of his might also be indebted to the bank. All big men use debt to expand their businesses- it’s not a crime. The bigger you are, the bigger your debt usually- especially once you have demonstrated capacity. But if they want to move, they need to pay down first. It’s not quite easy, you know.

The Innoson versus GTB saga should never have been a social media war. E no concern us. It’s a purely business relationship gone sour between two business partners. People are too emotional rather than logical. Most of those rushing to close accounts can’t even apply for a loan of N1m not to talk of N1b or more like Inmoson was given. So why are they losing sleep over matter wey no concern them? How many of them can afford to buy the least of Innoson’s vehicle? Both of them will bury the hatchet and shake hands very soon. And you, O little men, will not be there. When big men shake hands, little men are never invited. Meanwhile, if Innoson has been accused of committing a financial crime, does helping the economy as a home-grown industrialist invalidate the act?

Anyway, our big men understand we don’t have staying power. In a week, the music would have changed as another movie debuts.

Please I’m looking for fuel. Who has 25 liters to borrow me?

Philip Asuquotes: YOU ARE NOT MY PRESIDENT


#ENOUGHSAID: YOU ARE NOT MY PRESIDENT

As the new election year (2019) draws close, as expected, we will see renewed efforts from the current government to respond rapidly to issues talked about by the masses and countless corn-eating, garri sipping, cute family portraits and other mass appealing activities by the Nigerian political class.

This is always expected. Just in case you aren’t aware, it is good for you to know so now before you start posting about how humble so and so is by eating regular food and taking family photos with high fives and whatnots.

You just might not have realized that these politicians use foreign consultants who study your behavior and come up with strategies that will make you go ‘awwwww’, becloud your reasoning and make you vote for their clients while they take fat cheques or heavy wire transfers and their clients sit on you and siphon money through fat budgets they hardly ever implement.

Once the local consultants study what works from the campaign of the other man, they tweak it a bit and play it on you and get the same result. They count on your stupidity and lack of sense of reasoning.

Yes. They do.
They are image experts and know just what to do to make their clients look good and wire him up as a choice into your head so that you throw in or sell out your support to them, idolizing them or better still, idolizing the smoke screen image they put up before you.

This has been the case in both the presidential and state government race.

What we don’t realize is that POWER truly belongs to the people and the more people they can fool, the more power they can have given up from the masses and over to them. They play you up and have you give away your power through your vote and blind loyalty and then they bring in their preferred candidates on different levels of governance and have them take your power too on those levels by brandishing party sentiments mixed with nonsensical emblems and money transfers where necessary.

It’s been a POWER PLAY all along. They play you up and take the power from you, get into office and underperform and when election year comes by, they whip up sentiments again and have you vote them in or those that they feel are loyal to them….sadly, many enjoy this abusive relationship or are too placid to notice.

Nigerians, when will we wake up?

Recently I have seen many people that supported politicians in the last election come out to say they wish they had never supported them. I remember using my social media walls to speak up in warning that Nigerians should not buy the ‘BS’ these politicians cook up but should rather evaluate their precedents and clearly stated intentions of the presidential and gubernatorial candidates. Many said to me ‘Philip, leave that thing…this particular candidate I support is a messiah’.

Today, most of them are condemning the same person they supported and raising their voices higher in condemnation while some are still too stunned or too proud to admit their wrong choice.

They totally forgot that power belongs to the people in their bid to give power to a superman they thought has all the power to ‘change’ Nigeria. Power belongs to the people, once the illusion they concoct is kept on the people, power is taken from the people.

As the next election year draws close, as usual, politicians have started politicking and throwing up sentiments in your faces. New emotional coats of paint will be painted white into your hearts and in no time, you are expected to forget the journey so far and get caught in the frenzy of campaigning for them and defending your preferred candidate while attacking those that support their opponent(s), forgetting that at the end of it all, these guys enjoy while you and your fellow masses you cuss out will be the ones with the repercussions.

Today, I make my stance clear. Any candidate that belongs to the past of Nigeria and that is not capable of moving Nigeria forward into a better reality is not my choice of candidate for the presidency. If a candidate can’t speak for himself or herself and put precedents before us of what he/she has achieved as well as give us a clear road map of what he/she will achieve for Nigeria as a president, he/she is not my president.

If any presidential hopeful thinks playing up on the sentiments of the people will work for him/her, then I must say, it depends on the number of people he/she can still fool this time around.

Dear Nigerians, it really is up to us. We are the ones that feel the repercussions of the bad choices of leadership. These guys are cushioned by the money they siphon while in government and hardly ever feel the result of their poor choices, lack of foresight and poor performance. We must wake up and guard the process of giving them power and also get to hold them accountable for their performance while in office by putting their campaign promises right before us and evaluating their performance in delivering those promises.

No, we must not make silly excuses for these ones. No one must allow anybody whip up sentiments from us, get into power and underperform and then come all humble again when it is election time to get our heads turned again. We must not also allow anyone ride on the winds of the poor performance of the government, get into power and do even worse.

We must guard the process. These people don’t even need our votes. Yes, until we find a credible way of conducting genuine elections, they won’t need our vote. All they need is to be popular amongst us and they will ride on that popularity to rig themselves into victory whether you vote or not.

So, we need to be careful who we make popular as a candidate via our social media handles and media appearances. We need to be careful who we allow the conversations tilt to in support as the election year draws close. All the powers that be need to see is who we talk fondly of most and that’d be all they need to rig them into power. They do so with the hope that there won’t be an outcry since the majority supports them.

Let’s be wiser this 2019.

If the current president wants to be re-elected, he must show us what he has done in his first tenure within and away from his campaign promises and also be able to show us what has been done with the budgets we hear so much about during senate hearings and seem to not see much in implementation.

If anybody that has previously been in government position wants to come back as our president, he/she must show us what he/she did previously in government and also face any allegation of fraud that may come up as well as show us a road map of what he or she would achieve in power and be ready to be held accountable within his/her first tenure of the promises made during campaign.

If any new candidate that has not been in power before wants to join the presidential race, he or she must show us antecedents/achievements from their place of business or service and a clear road map of what they want to achieve and be ready too to be held accountable if they underperform within a tenure.

That said, if you are a presidential hopeful and have no antecedents or true commitment to the betterment of the lives of Nigerians, YOU ARE NOT MY PRESIDENT.

If you think eating corn, sipping garri, taking family portraits and playing up antics that will make you look like an underdog while you grasp power and underperform, YOU ARE NOT MY PRESIDENT.

If you think congratulating music stars with huge fan base for awards they win or singles they release while we have a Nigerian whose robot is currently being sold by Apple that never got congratulated by you because he has no fan base you can look good to while you campaign, YOU ARE NOT MY PRESIDENT.

Whoever you are, if you have no clear intentions that will lead this country to a better place, reduce the cost of living and make citizens have a sense of belonging to a country they can fondly call home, YOU ARE NOT MY PRESIDENT.

Finally, if your vision can’t move this nation forward and to get on par with or even surpass developed nations in technology, education, governance, security, industries, etc, YOU ARE NOT MY PRESIDENT.

Nigerians, let’s open our eyes. Let’s understand that these guys need popularity even more than our votes. Let’s be careful who we make popular. They count on you to fill their stadiums. They count on you to use your social media walls to support their candidacy. They count on you to influence those who follow you to support them. It’s a power play. Be sure who you give that power to is the right candidate that should be your president.

ABOUT THE WRITER: Philip Asuquotes is a strategy consultant. He studied Mass Communication in the University of Nigeria Nsukka and has been active in the sphere of branding and brand communications. He is the convener of PAQ SESSION, a live innovation and thought leadership summit. He can be reached via philipasuquotes@gmail.com or @philasuquotes on Twitter and instagram.

#EndSARS: Atiku commended Nigeria youths


Atiku Abubakar has commended Nigerians for rising in unison to condemn alleged atrocities by the police Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

Mr. Abubakar, a former vice-president and 2019 presidential hopeful, said harassment of citizens by policemen has no place in a democratic society.

“The arbitrary harassment of young Nigerians by Police (who should be protecting them) has no place in a democratic society,” Mr. Abubakar said.

The politician said he understood the plights of citizens who have been victims of alleged SARS brutality, especially the youth who are more vulnerable to harassment because SARS personnel often see them as Internet fraudsters whenever they carry laptops in their bags on the road.

“The #EndSARS protest shows Nigerian youth are upset and the matter needs urgent attention,” he said. “Everyday, we encourage our young people to become entrepreneurs. Buying a laptop to earn a living shouldn’t attract harassment.”

Mr. Abubakar’s reaction came a day after Nigerians started trending the #EndSARS hashtag to draw attention to alleged criminalities of SARS officers.

“I commend our young people for protesting these injustices peacefully online, and encourage the IG of @PoliceNG to take these complaints seriously.

“I also urge the National Assembly to look into these complaints, and address the human rights issues. Reforms are urgently needed,” Mr. Abubakar said.

A petition was also opened online for Nigerians to sign to force the National Assembly and President Muhammadu Buhari to scrap SARS and amend the police.

PREMIUM TIMES reported the campaign and how a police watchdog group, NOPRIN, had asked for SARS to be scrapped since 2010 after chronicling several cases of abuses by the department.

Police spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, initially asked PREMIUM TIMES to ignore the campaigners, saying he would call back to give reactions to the allegations against SARS later on Saturday evening.

However, PREMIUM TIMES attempts to get his full reaction between Saturday night and Sunday morning didn’t work out as he didn’t pick phone calls.

Similarly, Hyacinth Dagala and Umar Shehu, the Deputy Inspector-General and Assistant Inspector-General in charge of Criminal Investigation Department, did not answer PREMIUM TIMES phone calls and text messages seeking their comments Sunday morning.

Man of the Month: Engr Joseph Ajilore at 60

Engr Joseph Ajilore is a man of honour worth celebrating over and over again. In this special edition of our Man of the Month, we are celebrating him. We consider his nomination by Ajilore Oluseyi as worthing it. He is celebrating 60th birthday (diamond) and he is retiring from Total Ng Ltd after 28 years in service.

Interestingly, he is an Arsenal fan and he plays table tennis till date.

Read what Oluseyi sent to us that made him won:

It is with great pleasure that I write this piece on this special day. I provides me anopportunity to celebrate an icon and trailblazer. To some birthday is merely count of numbers, but unto us it is celebration of the faithfulness of God in your life.

The scriptures admonished us to number our days – to deeply consider our own frailty, and the shortness and uncertainty of life. On this note I bless the Lord God for keeping you and causing His light to shine upon you.

I pray that He will bless you with long life and make you grow more intimately in theknowledge of His Son Jesus. 

You kind gestures throughout my first degree will never be taken lightly, and I promise to make most of it. Your words of advice are evidently actionable and rewarding. I pray that more wisdom will be bestowed you you as you grow stronger. Just like tree you grow stronger with year. 

On Your  Retirement

The evening of a well-spent life brings its lamps with it.

Congratulations. You have earned a much deserved break from your ever hectic schedule. You have worked so hard all these years. Now is the time you enjoy the results of that hard work. Have a wonderful post-retirement phase sir.

Retirement is an opportunity to enjoy life in a new way, the right to stop work and do the 1,001 things you’ve always wanted to do but never had time for, and a chance to give yourself over to new challenges and adventures.

1Kings 5:4 But now the LORD my God hath given you rest on every side, so that there is neither adversary nor evil occurrence. I pray that the you will ever enjoy this rest in Jesus’ name.

Much love sir

Ajilore Oluseyi

See more of his photos below:








Pictures: See What a Nigerian is doing with Home Design plus great offer

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Is it true? Female suicide bombers attack Adamawa in Nigeria


Two female suicide bombers suspected to be Boko Haram members blew themselves up in what appears to be a failed mission at Magar village in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa state.

According to reports from witnesses in the area indicated that the two bombers who strapped improvised explosive devices on their bodies sneaked into the village in the early hours of Saturday but the explosives detonated before they could reach their targets. A woman was however injured in the blast.

The chairman of Madagali Local Government Area, Muhammad Yusuf, also confirmed the incident to journalists in a telephone interview

He said there were two separate explosions while a woman was injured by shrapnel. He added that the injured woman was receiving medical attention.

The spokesperson of the 28 Task Force Battalion in Mubi, Badare Akintoye said he was attending a course in Lagos and could not comment on the incident.

The attack is coming barely a week after insurgents abducted three young women from their farms in the area.

Madagali is one of the seven local govenment areas in Adamawa State that were controlled by Boko Haram between 2014 and 2015 .

Like other areas in the Northeast, it still experiences attacks on soft targets by the degraded terrorist group.

Source: ( Punch Newspaper )