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Another Suspected Female Kidnapper Lynched In Kwara


For the third time in a week, a mob in Ilorin, Kwara State lynched a suspected female kidnapper on Wednesday night. While the first incident occurred last Friday near the Emir’s Palace Road in Ilorin, the second and the latest one occurred near Oyun Bridge along the University of Ilorin ... Read More »

Saraki: We’ll Deliver All Kwara Votes To APC In 2015


The godfather of Kwara politics, Dr. Bukola Saraki yesterday restated his commitment to totally deliver the state to All Progressives Congress (APC) during the 2015 general elections. The former governor made this known in Ilorin, Kwara State on Saturday shortly after the conduct of APC’s local government congresses. Saraki also ... Read More »

It’s Impossible For PDP To Reclaim Kwara In 2015 – Baraje


A former acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Kawu Baraje, on Saturday said it would be a herculean task for the party to reclaim Kwara State in the 2015 elections. Kawu, who is now a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, spoke on the backdrop of ... Read More »

Kwara APC Uncovers Plot By Presidency To Unseat Saraki From NASS


The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kwara State on Thursday accused President Goodluck Jonathan of plotting to remove the former governor now Chairman, Senate Committee on Ecology and Environment, Dr. Bukola Saraki as a member representing Kwara Central Senatorial District. The party’s allegation follows its previous warning to President Jonathan ... Read More »

2015: Forget Kwara And Face Issues Of Governance – APC Tells Jonathan


The Kwara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Wednesday said the perpetual claims on the political future of the state by President Goodluck Jonathan smears of ignoramus et ignorabimus, and such unwitting claims should be brushed-off by Nigerians. Jonathan had declared on Tuesday that the Peoples Democratic ... Read More »

Jonathan Dares Saraki, Says Come 2015, We’ll Know Who Owns Kwara

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday drew the line with former Governor Bukola Saraki and the incumbent governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed, as he insisted that the state belongs to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and will be reclaimed in the 2015 general elections. The president, who sounded determined to ... Read More »

Ministerial Slot Divides Kwara PDP


Major stakeholders in the Kwara State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are currently embroiled in an underground battle over, who among them, would pick the state ministerial slot. The state’s slot became vacant following the sacking of former minister of sports, Malam Bolaji Abdullahi by President Goodluck Jonathan. ... Read More »

Several Times I Wanted To Throw In The Towel – Sacked Minister Of Sports

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Erstwhile minister of sports, Malam Bolaji Abdullahi on Saturday recalled his tenure as a member of President Goodluck Jonathan’s cabinet before he was fired about a fortnight ago. Abdullahi said several times he came close to resigning but the Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed encouraged him to stay put. The former ... Read More »

Saraki To Jonathan: Don’t Punish States With Opposing Govs Over Differences


Former Kwara State Governor, Dr. Bukola Saraki has urged President Goodluck Jonathan not to stifle states controlled by the opposition. He was reacting to a remark by Jonathan last week, when prominent Anambra State indigenes led by the outgoing Governor, Mr. Peter Obi, paid him a thank you visit at ... Read More »

Jonathan’s Campaign Rally In Kwara Insensitive, Ill-Timed – APC


The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State has called on President Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to shelve the planned visit of the President to welcome defectors to PDP in the state on Monday, describing the move as ‘insensitive’ ‘ill-timed’ and ‘utterly inhumane’. In a statement ... Read More »

Kwara PDP Set To Receive Jonathan, Mu’azu… Warns Against Defacing Billboards


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State says all is set to welcome President Goodluck Jonathan and the National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu to the state on Monday. The Caretaker Committee Chairman of the PDP in the state, Solomon Edoga, made this known in a chat ... Read More »

Presidential Visit: Gov. Ahmed Warns Politicians, Residents Against Lawlessness

Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, Governor of Kwara State

Kwara State Governor, Mr. Abdulfatah Ahmed on Friday in Ilorin called on politicians and their supporters in the state to avoid acts capable of breaching the peace when President Goodluck Jonathan visits the state on Monday. The governor, who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC, from the Peoples ... Read More »

Kwara APC Kicks As Police Gives PDP Permit To Hold Rally


The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State has described the permit allegedly granted to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to hold a rally in Ilorin, the state capital today (Sunday) as unconstitutional. The ruling APC in a statement signed by its interim publicity secretary in the state, Alhaji Suleman ... Read More »

Gov. Ahmed To North: Return To Agriculture And Stop Depending On Oil Revenue To Survive


Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State on Tuesday said that the discovery of oil in the country has done more damage than good to the North, asking northerners to stop depending on oil revenues and instead turn to agriculture, which was the main stay of the region’s economy before the advent ... Read More »

PDP Drags Speaker, 20 Kwara Lawmakers To Court For Defecting To APC


The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has sued the Speaker, Razak Atunwa, and 20 other members of the Kwara State House of Assembly to court over their defection to the All Progressives Congress, APC. In the suit filed at the Federal High Court, Ilorin, on Friday, the state chapter of the ... Read More »

PDP Already Missing Defectors – Baraje

Alhaji Abubakar Baraje

National Chairman of the defunct new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP), Alhaji Kawu Baraje spoke to journalists after formally registering with the All Progressives Congress, APC, in his Baboko ward of Ilorin West Local Government Area of Kwara State. The former PDP acting national chairman bares his mind on sundry political issues ... Read More »

Gbemisola Saraki Mobilizes Support For PDP In Kwara

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One time gubernatorial candidate in Kwara State, Senator Gbemisola Saraki, has begun to mobilise support for the People’s Democratic Party in the state in order to strengthen the party after its ranks was depleted following the massive defection of a faction of the PDP, led by her brother, former Governor ... Read More »

Gov. Ahmed, Saraki Formally Declare For APC


Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State, and his predecessor, Senator Bukola Saraki on Monday publicly sealed their defection from Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress, APC. Speaking at the formal declaration of their allegiance to APC, Saraki urged other members of the party in the state to work for the interest of the masses. ... Read More »

All 16 Kwara Council Chairs, Deputies, 80 Councillors Defect To APC From PDP


The gale of defection that is currently sweeping across the land hit Kwara State again weekend, as all the 16 council chairmen in the state formally announced their defection from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress (APC). The vice chairmen of the councils, 80 supervisory councillors and other councillors ... Read More »

Attack On Saraki: Ilorin Elders Warn Clark Against Meddling In Affairs Of Kwara State


Community leaders in Ilorin Emirate, Kwara State, on Thursday stood up in strong defence of their son, Dr Bukola Saraki on allegations leveled against him by the Ijaw national leader, Chief Edwin Clark. The community leaders, who described the former Kwara governor as the anointed political leader of the state, ... Read More »

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