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Why I Dumped PDP For APC – Gbemi Saraki

Gbemisola Saraki

The eldest daughter of the late strongman of Kwara politics, Dr. Olusola Saraki, Senator Gbemisola, has announced her defection to the All Progressives Congress, APC. Gbemisola Saraki, who vied for governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state but lost, announced her decision in a statement she personally ... Read More »

Suspected Cultists Kill 2 In Ilorin


Five members of a suspected cult group in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital has killed two people, reports have said. According to the Nigerian Tribune, one of the victims, Mallam Abu, was killed around Tupex Mini Mart area of Ibrahim Taiwo Road, Ilorin, while the other victim was killed by ... Read More »

Police Impound Arms-Laden Truck At Border Community In Kwara


The Police Command in Kwara on Friday night arrested a truck conveying ammunition at Kosubosu, a border town in Baruten Local Government Area of the state. The vehicle, marked Lagos XU 110 BDG, was believed to have been coming from Burkina Faso and going to Ibadan. Police personnel of the ... Read More »

More PDP Govs. Will Defect To APC Before Polls – Baraje


Former Acting Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and now an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Abubakar Baraje, says more PDP governors will defect to the APC before the presidential polls. Baraje said this in Ilorin, during his 64th birthday anniversary. He stressed that the outcome of the presidential ... Read More »

2015: PDP Set To Take Over Kwara – Chairman


The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is ready to take over governance of Kwara this year, its Chairman, Iyiola Oyedepo, has said. Mr. Oyedepo made the declaration at Isanlu-Isin, Isin Local Government Area of Kwara, on Sunday at the end of the year luncheon organised for PDP faithful. The chairman explained ... Read More »

Gbemisola Saraki Donates N1m To Victims Of Kwara Inferno


A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State, Sen. Gbemisola Saraki has donated N1 million to the victims of Nov. 3 fire disaster in Bode Saadu in Moro Local Government area of the state, where 14 people died and several houses and properties worth millions were destroyed. ... Read More »

Serving Senator Wins Kwara PDP Guber Ticket Ahead Of Belgore, Saraki

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A serving Senator, Simeon Sule Ajibola, has emerged as governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Kwara State. The senator, who represents Kwara South in the National Assembly, was in the wee hours of Friday announced winner of the keenly contested primary election where he polled 144 votes ... Read More »

Tambuwal Urges Jonathan To Resign For Bringing Hardship Upon Nigerians

Speaker House of Rep. Aminu Tambuwal.

Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon Aminu Tambuwal has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to do the honourable thing and resign from office due to his poor leadership, or wait to be disgraced by the electorates that will vote him out in 2015, so that Nigeria can enjoy peace once again. ... Read More »

Eid-el-Kabir: Police To Deploy 7,000 Officers In Kwara


About 7,000 policemen will be on ground in Kwara State to ensure the people of the state enjoy a peaceful Eid-el-Kabir celebration. The state Police command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Ajayi Okasanmi said this on Thursday in an interview. According to him, all operational sections, including Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD), ... Read More »

Distribution Of PVCs, A Continuous Exercise, Says Kwara INEC


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kwara has said that distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) is a continuous exercise. Jacob Ayanda, INEC spokesman told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin on Wednesday that there was no need to extend the date for the distribution. Ayanda, who is ... Read More »

2015: Kwara PDP Accuses APC Of Purchasing Voter Cards


The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Kwara on Monday accused officials of the All progressives Congress, APC, of buying Temporary Voter Cards, TVC, from the electorate ahead of the 2015 general elections in the state. Rex Olawoye, the state PDP Publicity Secretary, made the accusation in Ilorin in an interview with ... Read More »

Saraki Commends ASUP For Calling Off Strike


Saraki lauds ASUP for courage to return to work Senator Bukola Saraki has commended members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) for calling off its 10 months old strike. He described the development a great news to the academic community. “I specially congratulate all students in various institutions ... Read More »

3 Killed In Ilorin As Political Opponents Clash


The police in Kwara said three persons died on Monday in a clash among suspected political party rivals in Ilorin. Mr Okasanmi Ajayi, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, said 12 suspects had also been arrested in connection with the clash. An eyewitness said some people sustained injuries during ... Read More »

Kwara APC Loses 1, 000 Members To PDP


No fewer than 1,000 members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara, on Sunday in Ilorin defected to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The defectors who were from the seven wards in Ilorin West Local Government Area, were received by Mustapha Isowo, State Vice chairman (Central) of ... Read More »

Babangida Aliyu Reveals How He Prevented Boko Haram Sect Formation In Niger


Niger State governor Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu has revealed his experience in preventing Boko Haram base formation in the state in 2010. Speaking at the Adesoye College Offa, Aliyu stated he had been proactive in sacking Darul Salam sect where some Boko Haram leaders were once encamped, Niger Times reports. He ... Read More »

LG Council Worker Shot Dead In Kwara


Gunmen on Saturday shot dead a staff of the Kaiama Local Government Area of Kwara State, Mr Baba Seriki-Sanu, who was on his way to Ilorin for a screening exercise. Seriki-Sanu, the Treasurer of the Kaiama Emirate Council was in a bus with other colleagues when they were attacked between ... Read More »

Kwara Women In Inter-faith Prayer Over Abduction Of Schoolgirls

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Kwara state First Lady, Mrs. Omolewa Ahmed, has organised a special prayer tagged, “Kwara mothers pray” for the release of the abducted Chibok school girls. The prayer, which held at the Government House, Ilorin, on Saturday, was a gathering of both women Islamic organisations and Christian faithful. Mrs Ahmed, who ... Read More »

Police Parade 14 Hoodlums In Kwara


Kwara state Commissioner of Police, Ambrose Aisabor yesterday paraded fourteen persons including the gang leader suspected to have attacked the house of a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje. The police commissioner also paraded thirteen hoodlums who allegedly set a mad man ... Read More »

Crisis Looms In Five States Over Patience Jonathan’s Candidates For Governorship


No fewer than five governors are in a “cold war” with First Lady Patience Jonathan over her alleged moves to impose their successors. In the crises are Bayelsa, Delta, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Abia, Bauchi, and Kwara states, where the First Lady is believed to have anointed some aspirants for the ... Read More »

Movie Shooting Goes Bloody In Kwara


One person was on Monday evening reported dead at Tanke Area of Ilorin, Kwara State in a brawl that broke out during a movie shooting. The State Commissioner of Police, Ambrose Aisabo, who confirmed this on Tuesday, said several others sustained injuries during the pandemonium. According to him, some suspected ... Read More »