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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

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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 »

Ahmed To Politicians: Empower Youths With Jobs, Not Guns

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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

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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 »

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