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Supreme Court Verdict Against Saraki Shocking – Kwara APC

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State has described the Supreme Court judgment of Friday, which went against Senate President Bukola Saraki, as disappointing, surprising and shocking. Saraki had filed an appeal to stop his trial by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) over 13-count false asset declaration charge …

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Inter-Communal Clash: Kwara Governor Denies Taking Sides

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Against the backdrop of allegations by the warring people of Tsaragi in Kwara State that Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed has taken side with his town people of Share over the renewed communal clash that had claimed many lives and property, the governor has described the allegation as shocking, unfair and inappropriate …

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Don’t Embark On Strike Action, Kwara APC Begs Teachers

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The Kwara State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has pleaded with the leadership of Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, in the state to suspend its plan to embark on industrial strike action over non-payment of salaries. In a statement signed by the State Publicity Secretary, Sulyman Buhari, the party …

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APC Lifts Ex-Senator, 5 Others’ Suspension In Kwara

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The All Progressives Congress in Kwara State has lifted the one-year suspension it placed on a former lawmaker, Senator Mohammed Ahmed and five other members in Baruten Local Government Area (LGA) of the state. The Kwara APC in a statement issued by its Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Sulyman Buhari, said the …

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Kwara Assembly Urges FG To Relocate Ilorin Prison To Permanent Site

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Members of the Kwara House of Assembly on Tuesday called on the Federal Government to urgently relocate the llorin Prison to its permanent site. The lawmakers made the call in a resolution after adopting the report of its Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Judiciary. The committee had investigated the alleged …

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Fuel Scarcity: DPR Swoops In On Two Filling Stations In Kwara, Distributes Free Petrol

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The Department of Petroleum Resources in Kwara State yesterday enforced the directive by the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, by dispensing fuel to motorists and motorcyclists free of charge. The minister had last week in response to the worsening fuel scarcity across the country, said the …

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Soldiers Visit Kwara To Confirm Alleged Annexation Of Nigerian Villages By Benin Republic

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Fully armed soldiers, yesterday afternoon, visited Okuta in Baruten Local Council of Kwara State to confirm alleged annexation of 16 villages in the area by the neighbouring Benin Republic. The soldiers, who arrived Okuta at about 3pm had a brief meeting with the Emir of Okuta and his traditional chiefs …

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Benin Republic Allegedly Moves To Annex Nigerian Villages

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Although Beninoise President Boni Yayi had often called Benin Republic Nigeria’s 37th state, it has not stopped the country from encroaching into Nigeria’s territories. According to a report by Vanguard, Benin has invaded sixteen villages in Okuta, the border town in Baruten local government area of Kwara state. The newspaper …

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Tribunal Judgment, Affirmation Of Mandate Freely Entrusted In Saraki, Says Kwara APC

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The All Progressives Congress in Kwara State has hailed the judgment of the Election petition tribunal sitting in Ilorin, which upheld the election of the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, as the duly elected Senator representing Kwara Central senatorial district. In a statement issued on Tuesday by its Publicity …

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Tribunal To Deliver Judgment On Saraki, Others Election Today

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The National and State House of Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Ilorin, Kwara State, will today deliver judgment in a petition brought against Senate President Bukola Saraki. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq, challenged the declaration of Saraki (All Progressives Congress) as the winner of the …

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Eight Miscreants Arrested In Connection With Ilorin Prayer Ground Attack On Saraki – Police

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The Kwara state police command has arrested eight people in connection with the attack on the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, and other dignitaries at the Eid praying ground in Ilorin, the state capital on Thursday, the Nation newspaper is reporting. The Kwara police command’s spokesman Ajayi Okasanmi, disclosed …

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Eid Prayers: Protesters Pelt Saraki, Emir, Ex-Minister, Others With Stones In Ilorin

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Senate President Bukola Saraki’s travails at the Code of Conduct Tribunal paled to insignificance on Thursday as angry worshippers at the Eid praying ground in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, pelted him, the Emir of Ilorin, Alh. Ibrahim Sulu Gambari, and many political figures with sachets of pure water and …

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Kwara APC Alleges Threat To Saraki’s Life

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The Kwara State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has described calls by some people for the resignation of Senate President Bukola Saraki as unfair and unnecessary. It also alleged threat to his life. In a statement issued by its spokesman, Alhaji Sulyman Buhari, the Kwara APC said calls for …

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Kwara PDP To Saraki: Stop Exonerating Yourself On The Pages Of Newspaper

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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Kwara State has hailed the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal over alleged false claims in his asset declaration, urging Kwarans not to show solidarity with the former governor. The Kwara Chairman of PDP, Akogun Iyiola Oyedipo, told …

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Kwara Won’t Introduce New Taxes – Ahmed

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Kwara State Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed has said the newly established State Internal Revenue Service (KWIRS) will not impose new taxes. He said it would only boost the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) through the diversification of the state’s economy. The governor spoke at Ilesha Baruba, Baruten Local Government Area at the …

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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 …

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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 …

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

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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 …

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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. …

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Kwara Govt Planning To Divert N3bn FG Bailout Money – PDP

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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 …

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