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Sultan Urges Women To Discourage Their Husbands From Corruption


Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar Sa’ad has urged Nigerian Muslim women to support the current fight against corruption by discouraging their husbands from engaging in corruption. The Sultan said this on Friday while speaking at the 30th Anniversary of the Federation of Muslim Women Association in Nigeria (FOMWAN) in ... Read More »

Buhari’s Bailout Not For Payment Of Salaries Owed – Kwara Gov.

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Kwara State governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, yesterday explained that the bail out given to the 36 states of the federation by the federal government was not meant to pay outstanding salaries and allowances to workers and pensioners across the country as widely believed. But was meant to restructure the debts ... Read More »

Gov Ahmed Commends FG Over Bailout, Promises To Improve IGR

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Kwara State governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for bailing out States so as to enable them offset outstanding salaries of workers. Speaking on Sunday in Ilorin, through a statement signed by his chief Press Secretary (CPS), Abdulwahab Oba, Ahmed said that the bailout would give the states ... Read More »

NLC Cautions Kwara Govt. Against Diverting FG Bailout


Kwara state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has warned the state government against diverting the federal government’s bailout meant to offset all the outstanding salaries and allowances of workers and pensioners in the state. According to Thisday, the warning might not be unconnected with fears in certain quarters ... Read More »

Kwara APC Suspends Ex-SSG, 17 Others Over Alleged Anti-Party Activities


The Kwara State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday suspended a former Secretary to State Government, Alhaji AbdulGaniyu Saka Cook Olododo‎. Olododo was suspended for one year over alleged anti-party activities during the 2015 general elections. The party also suspended a former chairman of Ilorin East Local Government Area, ... Read More »

APC Behind Lai Mohammed Over Saraki Statement – Odigie-Oyegun


The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has assured that the party is working tirelessly to resolve the crisis that has plagued it following the National Assembly leadership elections. “The party has reached out to all interested parties, and when the National Assembly resumes next ... Read More »

NYSC Tasks Emir Of Ilorin On Unraveling Death Of Corps Member


The National Youth Service Corps has called on the security agencies and the Emir of Ilorin to unravel the cause of the death of one of its members in Ilorin, Kwara State capital, Miss Idowu Yetunde Shukurat, a 2014 Batch ‘B’ member from Ogun State. She was last seen on ... Read More »

Kwara LG Workers Owed 3 Months Salary Take To Menial Jobs To Survive

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Some workers in Baruten Local Government Council of Kwara now engage in casual labour to earn a living due to the non-payment of their three months salaries. A correspondent who visited the council secretariat on Wednesday, observed that only a few staff turned up for work as a result of ... Read More »

‘Saraki Most Qualified And Experienced Candidate To Occupy Senate President Seat’

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The Chairman of Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara, Alhaji Luqman Owolewa, has joined other Nigerians to give support to Sen. Bukola Saraki’s senate president bid. Owolewa, in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Omu-Aran on Sunday, said that Saraki’s aspiration deserves the full ... Read More »

Saraki Donates N3m To Victims Of Ilorin Violence, Says Perpetrators Won’t Go Unpunished


The Senator representing Kwara Central, Dr. Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday said the recent mayhem unleashed on Ilorin residents was caused by “acrimony and animosity” of some miscreants. It would be recalled that three people died while property worth millions of naira were razed, destroyed or damaged during the mayhem penultimate ... Read More »

States Left At A tight Corner By Dwindling Allocation From FG – Gov. Ahmed


Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed says the dwindling monthly allocations from the federation account has put states in a very tight corner financially. Speaking at this year’s Workers’ Day celebration in Ilorin on Friday, the governor, therefore, urged Nigerian workers to be ready to make sacrifices to move the state ... Read More »

PDP Constitutes Five Committees To Reposition Party In Kwara

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara has set up five committees to reposition the party after its defeat in the April 11 governorship election. Dr Rex Olawoye, Publicity Secretary of the party said in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Ilorin. He said that ... Read More »

Aftermath Of NDLEA, Drug Addicts Clash: Police Arrest 60 In Kwara


The Kwara Police Command on Sunday said it arrested 60 suspects connected with Saturday’s clash between officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, and drug addicts in Ilorin. The spokesperson of the command, Samuel Okasanmi, announced this while addressing newsmen in llorin on Sunday. He said police had ... Read More »

Why I Dumped PDP For APC – Gbemi Saraki

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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 »