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Ahmed Orders Payment Of Two Months’ Salary Arrears To Kwara Workers

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Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State has directed the immediate payment of the outstanding two months’ salaries owed civil servants in the state. His directive followed the state government’s receipt of bailout funds from the federal government. Kwara is one of the two states said to‎ have met the requirements ... Read More »

Kwara PDP Faults Ahmed’s N5bn Loan For Salaries Payment

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People’s Democratic Party in Kwara State has faulted the rationale behind the state government’s decision to borrow five billion naira to pay the arrears of local governments’ staff salaries. The state Publicity Secretary of the Party, Chief Rex Olawoye, made the observation in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria ... Read More »

Kwara PDP Recants, Washes Hands Off Toyin Saraki’s Ordeal


The Peoples Democratic Party in Kwara State on Monday denied a statement credited to it that it was behind the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s invitation to Mrs. Toyin Saraki, wife of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki. Mrs. Saraki is scheduled to appear before the EFCC today to answer ... Read More »

Toyin Saraki’s Invitation By EFCC Politically Motivated – Kwara APC

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The All Progressives Congress, Kwara State chapter, has frowned at the invitation of the wife of Senate President, Mrs. Toyin Saraki by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), describing it as shocking. The party’s position was made known at the end of its state executive council meeting on Friday. ... Read More »

Kwara Govt Planning To Divert N3bn FG Bailout Money – PDP


The Peoples Democratic Party in Kwara State on Monday accused the Abdulfatah Ahmed-led State Government of diverting about N3bn that was the state’s share from the financial package released by the Federal Government to pay workers’ salaries and pensions in the state. The PDP spokesperson in the state, Chief Rex ... Read More »

Why Gov. Ahmed Streamlined, Rather Than Out Rightly Ban Okada Operation In Kwara – Former Aide


Former Special Adviser to Kwara State Governor on Labour Matters, Mr Bisi Fakayode, has given insight into the state government’s decision to restructure commercial motorcycle operations in the state, saying it was meant to curtail rising cases of theft and armed robbery. Speaking during the distribution of N2.5million empowerment items ... Read More »

Saraki, Dogara’s Emergence Pitch Kwara, Lagos APC Against Each Other


A war of words ensued on Wednesday between the Lagos and Kwara States chapters of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on the emergence of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara. While the Lagos APC called on its national leadership to mete ... Read More »

Kwara Monarchs Jubilant Over Saraki’s Emergence As Senate President

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Some traditional rulers in Kwara State have described the election of Bukola Saraki as president of the Senate as “unprecedented in the political history of Kwara”. The traditional rulers made the assertion in separate interviews at their palaces in Omu-Aran, Iloffa and Egosi in Kwara on Tuesday. The Olomu of ... Read More »

Senate Presidency Tussle: Saraki Denies Boycotting Meeting Called By VP Osinbajo


A former governor of Kwara State now Senator representing Kwara Central Senatorial District, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has reacted to some media reports that he shunned a truce meeting called by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Mr. Saraki is a leading contender for the position of Senate President but he is not ... Read More »

Gov. Ahmed Not Planning On Victimising Kwara Civil Servants – APC

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The Kwara State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday dismissed allegations that the state government was planning to victimise civil servants on account of political difference. Debunking the allegation, the Kwara APC said those who are perceived as loyalists of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would not be ... Read More »

Ahmed Dissolves Kwara Executive Council

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Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State has dissolved the State Executive Council. According to a statement on Monday by Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Sola Gold, the dissolution affected commissioners, special advisers, senior special assistants, special assistants, liaison officers and youth employment coordinators. The SSG added that similarly, all ... Read More »

Senate Presidency Must Remain In North Central – Kwara APC


The Kwara State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, on Tuesday pleaded with the national leadership of the party to keep faith with the zoning arrangement, which ceded the position of the Senate President to the North-Central geo-political zone. This formed part of the resolutions of the state working committee ... Read More »

Ahmed Pledges To Tackle Kwara Youths Restiveness

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Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State, has promised to initiate empowerment programmes to check youth restiveness. The governor made the pledge on Tuesday when he received community leaders from Ilorin Emirate in his office. The community leaders had visited the governor to commiserate with him over weekend’s violence orchestrated by ... Read More »

Minister Rejects Kwara Polls As Saraki Wins Senatorial Re-election


The Minister of National Planning, Dr. Abubakar Suleiman, on Sunday picked holes with the conduct of Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections in Kwara State. Suleiman, who spoke to reporters in Ilorin, the state capital, alleged electoral irregularities in the state, saying it was “an electoral tragedy”. According to the Peoples ... Read More »

Troop Out En Mass To Vote, APC Urges Kwarans


Th‎e Kwara State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has urged Kwarans to vote and wait at their polling units to ensure that their votes are counted. This was contained in a statement issued by its Publicity Secretary, Sulyman Buhari. The statement reads in part: “We urge the good people ... Read More »

I’ll Spring Surprise By Defeating Ahmed, Ajibola – Kwara LP Gov Candidate


The governorship candidate of Labour Party in Kwara State, Dr Mike Omotosho, has said that the outcome of the April governorship election in the state will shock many as he will emerge victorious. Omotosho, who described as insulting, speculations that he had pulled out from the race, said the incumbent ... Read More »

We’re Not Involved In Partisan Politics – Kwara CAN


The Kwara State chapter of Christain Association of Nigeria, CAN, has said it is not against any political party in the state. It also said it is not supporting any governorship candidate in the state. The governorship contest is a two way race between incumbent Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of the ... Read More »

Soldiers Deployment: Gov. Ahmed Appeals For Calm In Kwara


Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State on Sunday advised the people of the state to remain calm and go about their lawful businesses, following the massive deployment of soldiers in the state capital, Ilorin, and environs. The governor, in a special announcement, said troops had been deployed in all the ... Read More »

Saraki Receives 5000 LP Defectors To APC In Kwara State


No fewer than 5,000 members of the Labour Party in Kwara State have defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress as the party’s campaign train stopped at Offa in Kwara State on Tuesday. The visibly-excited defectors were received into the APC by a national leader and senator representing Kwara Central senatorial ... Read More »

Kwara APC Demands Probe Into Ilorin Shooting


The Kwara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has asked the state police command to immediately commence investigation into the weekend sporadic shootings in Ilorin, the capital. It said the incident, allegedly perpetrated by the political thugs in the entourage and convoy of the governorship candidate of the Peoples ... Read More »