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Saraki Commends ASUP For Calling Off Strike

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

New Couple Arraigned For Adultery

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A farmer, Jafar Umar, and his new wife, Rukayat, were on Tuesday arraigned in a Kosubosu Area Court in Kwara for alleged adultery. The duo were arraigned for adultery contrary to sections 387 and 388 of the Penal Code Law following a complaint by one Bashiru Haruna. Bashiru said he ... Read More »

2015: Police Warns PDP, APC Against Violence In Kwara

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Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ambrose Aisabor Tuesday declared that the Police Command would not give permit to the two opposing political parties at the same day to carry out political rallies so as to avoid any violence in the state. Speaking during a stakeholders meeting held with the ... Read More »

PHOTO: This Female Cultist Arranged Her Friend’s Gang-defilement

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A girl identified as Mary Awolola has been arrested in Kwara state for her involvement in cultism and also luring her friend to be gang-defiled by five of her cult members. Confessing at the Police headquarters in Ilorin, Mary who is a student of the College of Technology, Offa said ... Read More »

A MUST READ: How Nigeria Can Survive Without Oil

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Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State has said Nigeria can survive without oil if most Nigerians could transform agricultural practices into agric-business. *Gov. Ahmed The governor disclosed this through his Chief Press Secretary, Abdulwahab Oba at a lecture organised by the Arewa Consultative Forum, titled, “Northern Nigeria economy free of ... Read More »

JUST IN! Famous Politician Shot Dead By Sleeping Policeman In Kwara

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Tragedy struck at a hotel in Oro, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State about 11.15pm on Friday when a policeman, Yunus Muideen, allegedly shot dead, a popular politician in the LGA, Femi Awoyale. Awoyale was said to be a former Irepodun LG chairmanship aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party. ... Read More »

Saraki, Kwara APC Chieftains Defect To PDP

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Sen. Gbemisola Saraki and some chieftains of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara and their supporters, on Saturday, moved en masse to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Mr Lola Ashiru, an APC chieftain in Offa, Kwara, Prince Sunday Fagbemi, also of APC and Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, the governorship candidate of ... Read More »

Community Accuses Police Of Burning Motorcycles, Invading Homes And Eating Their Soup After Violent Clash Ensued From Killing Of A Hunter’s Dog

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No one would think the killing of a dog could cause a violent clash between neighbouring communities, but that was the case in Ilorin, the Kwara Stae capital, yesterday, as a hunter’s dog was knocked down by a car. In the clash where over 50 motorcycles were destroyed, policemen who intervened ... Read More »

Police Bar PDP, APC Members In Kwara From Using Contentious Secretariat

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The Kwara Police Command on Tuesday barred members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) from entering the controversial secretariat of the PDP on Nupe Road in Ilorin. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the new PDP Caretaker Committee in Kwara had invited ... Read More »

“We Are Ready To Battle With PDP” – Amaechi Declares

The five Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members who defected to the opposition All Progressives Congress are ready to meet the ruling party in court, the Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has said. Amaechi made this known in Port Harcourt on Wednesday just as the PDP National Chairman, Bamanga Tukur, ... Read More »

Kwara Group Drums Up Support For Jonathan Administration

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A socio-cultural   group, the Igbomina Development Forum, on Saturday rallied support for President Goodluck Jonathan in his bid to tackle the nation’s challenges. The group, at a forum organised at Agbamu, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara, also called for participatory politics and internal democracy in parties to strengthen the ... Read More »

Gov. Ahmed To Religious Leaders: Steer Clear Of Politics

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Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara on Sunday urged religious leaders in the country to separate religion from politics, so as to promote peace and unity in the nation. The governor made the call in Ilorin when the executives of Nasrul-Lahil-L-Fatih Society of Nigeria (NASFAT) visited him. He also called on ... Read More »

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