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Kwara APC Warns PDP Against Overheating Polity


The Kwara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has cautioned the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from overheating the polity in the state with the way the result of its last governorship primary election was being handled. A statement by the state publicity secretary of the party, Sulyman ... Read More »

Gov. Ahmed Of Kwara Loses Mum

Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, Governor of Kwara State

Governor of Kwara State, Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmed, has lost his mother, Hajia Ramotalahi Ahmed. A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Alhaji Abdulwahab Oba, said the governor’s mother, who was 90, died yesterday after a brief illness. Hajia Ahmed is survived by Alhaji Ayo Ahmed, Alhaja Hajarat Ibraheem, Hajiya Sidikat ... Read More »

2015: Kwara PDP Shuns Zoning, Allays Fear Over Anointed Candidate


The Kwara State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has clarified that it has not zoned its governorship ticket to any of the three senatorial districts in the state. The governorship candidate of the party, according to the state PDP chairman, Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo, could emerge from any senatorial district. ... Read More »

‘Pure Water’ Producers Go On Strike


The Association of Table Water Producers of Nigeria, Kwara State chapter, has embarked on strike in protest against the planned increase in price of sachet water popularly known as ‘pure water’ in the state. The sachet water producers had earlier informed the public of the proposed hike, which would see ... Read More »

Ahmed Receives Guber Nomination Form From Kwara APC

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The leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kwara State, led by its Chairman, Alhaji Ishola Balogun-Fulani, on Monday, presented the governorship nomination form to the state Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, at the Government House, Ilorin, to enable him contest for a second term in office. Balogun-Fulani handed over the ... Read More »

2015: Why APC Will Win ‘Resoundingly’ – Saraki


A former Governor of Kwara State, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has called on the Presidency to stop attacking personalities because of their hardliner stance over the inability of the present Peoples Democratic Party-led administration to stop the challenges of insurgency, kidnapping and other vices, but rather confront the problems currently bedeviling ... Read More »

Gov. Ahmed To Formally Declare For Second Term Today


Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State is set to declare his intention for re-election under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) today. Ahmed, who was elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2011, defected to APC in October last year alongside his political benefactor ... Read More »

2015: We’re Committed To Peace And Tranquility, Says Kwara APC


The Kwara State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) said it welcomed the resolution of the state inter-agency consultative committee on election security to ensure peace and tranquillity in the state during and after the 2015 general elections. The ruling party in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Sulyman ... Read More »

Kwara To Hand Over Grant Aided Schools Back To Owners

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Kwara State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed, has restated the readiness of government to hand over grant aided schools to proprietors who expressed the desire to wholly run the schools. Ahmed made this known on Wednesday during an interaction with stakeholders in the education sector drawn from faith and community based ... Read More »

Gov. Ahmed Urges Military To Insulate Self From Politics


Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State on Tuesday urged the military to insulate itself from politics. He gave the advice when participants of Course 23 of the National Defence College, Abuja, on Geo-Strategic Study tour of Kwara State paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Ilorin. The governor ... Read More »

2015: Kwara PDP Blasts Saraki, Says Gov. Ahmed, A Walkover

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The Kwara State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed its pleasure over the alleged endorsement of the incumbent Governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed by a leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State, Senator Bukola Saraki, describing the governor as a walkover and the ... Read More »

2015: Rig Elections, Go To Jail – Minister Warns Politicians


The Minister of National Planning and Deputy Chairman, National Planning Commission, NPC, Dr. Abubakar Olanrewaju Sulaiman, yesterday, advised politicians in Kwara State against rigging in the 2015 general election, warning that anyone caught engaging in electoral fraud, no matter how highly placed, would be arrested and prosecuted. The minister made ... Read More »

2015: PDP Poised To Free Kwara From Captivity – Minister


Minister of National Planning, Dr Suleiman Olanrewaju Abubakar, has stressed the importance of unity among members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State ahead of the 2015 governorship election in the state, just as he expressed optimism that the ruling All Progressives Congress will be sent packing in ... Read More »

Saraki, APC Stakeholders Endorse Ahmed For Second Term


A former Governor of Kwara State now Senator representing Kwara Central Senatorial District, Dr. Bukola Saraki, and stakeholders in the state chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, have endorsed Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed for a second term in office. Saraki, in an interview with journalists in Ilorin, the state capital on ... Read More »

Ebola: Bush Meat Business Gradually Picks Up In Kwara


The bush meat sellers in Kosubosu Community, Kwara state, said on Tuesday that business was gradually picking up two months after the outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, EVD. Some of the meat sellers said they had started enjoying patronage again, after customers deserted them because of fears of ... Read More »

2015: No Automatic Ticket For Gov. Ahmed, Saraki, Others – Kwara APC

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State on Thursday declared that there would be no automatic ticket for any of its members aspiring for public offices in the 2015 general election. It urged aspirants seeking to contest elective positions to declare their ambitions at the right time. This declaration ... Read More »

Ilorin Magistrate’s Court Remands Man, 21, For Murder


An Ilorin Magistrate’s Court has remanded a 21-year-old cattle rearer, Mohammed Janyu, in prison for allegedly killing one Garba Salihu. According to the First Information Report, the case was transferred from the Divisional Police Headquarters, Okuta to the Department of Criminal Investigation, Ilorin, Kwara State. According to the FIR, on ... Read More »

Good Governance, Not Empty Promises, Guarantee Re-election – Ahmed

Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, Governor of Kwara State

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State has said good governance and delivery of dividends of democracy to the people by political leaders and not empty promises are what would guarantee re-election. Speaking at the Kwara State Signage and Advertisement Agency stakeholders’ forum in Ilorin, the state capital on Tuesday, Ahmed, who was ... Read More »

Kwara Gov Denies Lobbying Presidency For PDP Return

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Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State has denied allegations that he had been lobbying the presidency to return to the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) for the party’s gubernatorial ticket. The governor described the allegation as the mischievous machination of people “devoid of any modicum of dignity but only out to ... Read More »

PDP Will Reclaim Kwara In 2015 – Gbemisola Saraki


A former Senator, Gbemisola Rukayyat Saraki, has vowed that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would reclaim Kwara State come 2015. Kwara used to be a PDP-controlled state before the governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, defected to the All Progressives Congress. Gbemisola, who is a sibling of former Kwara Governor and leader of ... Read More »