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

Abdulfatah Ahmed-Bukola Saraki

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

Abdulfatah Ahmed

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 »

Ahmed To Politicians: Empower Youths With Jobs, Not Guns

Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, Governor of Kwara State

Ahead of the 2015 general elections, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State, has urged politicians not to use youths as instruments of violence in the pursuit of their political ambitions. The governor, who made the plea at the maiden security summit organised by Ilorin Emirate Descendants Union (IEDPU) at the ... Read More »

Ex-Sports Minister Was APC Mole In Jonathan’s Government – PDP

Sports Minister Presents the Fifa U-17 Trophy to the President.

The Peoples Democratic Party, Kwara State chapter, yesterday accused a former Sports Minister, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, who publicly declared his membership of the All Progressives Congress on Wednesday, as being an APC mole in President Goodluck Jonathan’s government. The State Publicity Secretary of PDP, Mr. Rex Olawoye, in a statement ... Read More »

2015: Kwara APC Stakeholders Urge Saraki To Join Presidential Race


All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders in Kwara State under the banner of Time for Change Leadership Initiative (TCLI) yesterday called on the immediate past governor of the state now Senator, Dr. Bukola Saraki, to accept various calls from well-meaning Nigerians across the nation and join the 2015 presidential race. The ... Read More »

2015: Group Prevails On Saraki To Join Presidential Race


Former governor of Kwara State now Sena­tor representing Kwara Central, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has been urged to join the 2015 presidential race to provide dynamic leadership for the youths and the nation as a whole. The call was made in Lagos Wednesday by leaders of a socio-political group known as ... Read More »

Ekiti Poll An Indication Nigeria Has Capacity To Conduct Free And Fair Elections – Gov. Ahmed


Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State has described the outcome of last Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti State won by Mr Peter Ayodele Fayose of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as a positive development and an indication that democracy is on course in the country. Ahmed, who made this known ... Read More »

Nigeria’s Challenges Giving Me Cause For Concern, Says Abdulsalami


A former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, has voiced concern about the various challenges confronting the nation. Abdusalami spoke on Tuesday in Kwara State at the commissioning of the renovated general hospital in Ilorin, the state capital. He said: “As someone who has watched our country triumph over a ... Read More »

There’s No Room For PDP In Kwara, Says Saraki


Former Governor of Kwara State now Senator representing Kwara Central in the National Assembly, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has said that the quest of President Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party to recapture political power in Kwara State is tantamount to a mirage. The president and PDP leaders have had cause in recent ... Read More »

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

Jonathan warns

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

bolaji abdullahi

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 »

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