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NMA Declares Member Missing In Kwara

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The Kwara State chapter of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), has raised an alarm over the missing of one of its members, Dr Abdulraheem Abdulrahman who has been missing since Sunday July 24, 2016. The State Secretary of the association, Dr Victor Iroha, announced this in a statement mad available …

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Kwara Disburses N1.2bn For Teachers’ Salaries

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Kwara State Government said it has released N1.2 billion for the payment of teachers’ salaries for the month of July. Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed announced this during an interaction with local government chairmen, their treasurers, labour leaders and top government officials. The governor added that the amount released was N160 million …

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Siblings Murder Two People To Implicate Elder Brother

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The Kwara State Police Command have paraded two brothers Saidi Amadu, Idris Amadu alongside three others for gruesomely murdering two persons for ritual purposes. The suspects were arrested in connection with the killings of Fasilat Azeez and Rohimat Kehinde last week Tuesday and dumping the bodies of the victims at …

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Kwara Civil Service To Recruit More Workers

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The Chairman of the Kwara State Civil Service Commission, Mr Salman Ibrahim, has said that more workers will be recruited into the commission as soon as there is an upgrade in the state finance. Revealing this information on Sunday, Mr Ibrahim said that the commission had already identified vacancies in …

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Kwara Governor Elevates 8 Traditional Rulers To First Class Status

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Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara has approved the elevation of eight traditional rulers in the state, to First Class status. This is contained in a statement issued in Ilorin Saturday, signed by Alhaji Haruna Mohammed, the Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Community Development. The statement indicated that the …

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Thieves Stole My N12m Cash, Not N300m – Saraki

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The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has denied reports that N300 million cash was stolen from his country home in Ilorin, Kwara State. In a statement issued by his media aide, Yusuph Olaniyonu on Sunday, Mr. Saraki said burglars broke into an administrative quarters in his home two weeks ago …

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Saraki Demystified By APC, Desperate To Return To PDP – Party Chairman

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The Kwara State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has alleged that embattled Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, is desperately seeking avenues to return to his former party under whose platform he was elected governor for eight years and first four years of his term in the Senate. Mr. Saraki …

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Kwara APC Chair Clears Saraki Of Wrongdoing Over Alleged Salaries Payment

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The All Progressives Congress chairman in Kwara State, Alhaji Ishola Balogun-Fulani, has faulted the allegation that the Senate president, Dr. Bukola Saraki, was drawing salaries from the state government after the expiration of his tenure as governor of the state in 2011. A detective with the Economic and Financial Crimes …

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Politicians Have Hijacked Code Of Conduct Tribunal – Kwara APC

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The Kwara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused some unnamed politicians of hijacking the Code of Conduct Tribunal and warned that the judiciary may throw the country into needless chaos. In a statement issued by its publicity secretary, Alhaji Sulyman Buhari, the party said President Muhammadu …

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CCT Trial: Kwara Not Funding Saraki’s Legal Defense – Gov Ahmed

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Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State has described as false and mischievous, the claim by an online news medium that the state government’s financial contribution to the legal defense team of the Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, was responsible for the delay in payment of workers’ salaries in the state. …

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EFCC Re-arraigns Saraki’s Cousin, Ex-Kwara Commissioner, Moronfoye, Over N371m Contract Scam

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday re-arraigned the duo of immediate past Kwara State Commissioner for Information, Olatunji Moronfoye, and Ope Saraki, cousin to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki before Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo of the Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin. The duo were charged for offences bordering …

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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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