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Why Gov. Ahmed Streamlined, Rather Than Out Rightly Ban Okada Operation In Kwara – Former Aide

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Former Special Adviser to Kwara State Governor on Labour Matters, Mr Bisi Fakayode, has given insight into the state government’s decision to restructure commercial motorcycle operations in the state, saying it was meant to curtail rising cases of theft and armed robbery. Speaking during the distribution of N2.5million empowerment items ... Read More »

Saraki, Dogara’s Emergence Pitch Kwara, Lagos APC Against Each Other

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A war of words ensued on Wednesday between the Lagos and Kwara States chapters of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on the emergence of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara. While the Lagos APC called on its national leadership to mete ... Read More »

Kwara Monarchs Jubilant Over Saraki’s Emergence As Senate President

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Some traditional rulers in Kwara State have described the election of Bukola Saraki as president of the Senate as “unprecedented in the political history of Kwara”. The traditional rulers made the assertion in separate interviews at their palaces in Omu-Aran, Iloffa and Egosi in Kwara on Tuesday. The Olomu of ... Read More »

Senate Presidency Tussle: Saraki Denies Boycotting Meeting Called By VP Osinbajo

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A former governor of Kwara State now Senator representing Kwara Central Senatorial District, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has reacted to some media reports that he shunned a truce meeting called by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Mr. Saraki is a leading contender for the position of Senate President but he is not ... Read More »

Gov. Ahmed Not Planning On Victimising Kwara Civil Servants – APC

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The Kwara State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday dismissed allegations that the state government was planning to victimise civil servants on account of political difference. Debunking the allegation, the Kwara APC said those who are perceived as loyalists of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would not be ... Read More »

Ahmed Dissolves Kwara Executive Council

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Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State has dissolved the State Executive Council. According to a statement on Monday by Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Sola Gold, the dissolution affected commissioners, special advisers, senior special assistants, special assistants, liaison officers and youth employment coordinators. The SSG added that similarly, all ... Read More »

Senate Presidency Must Remain In North Central – Kwara APC

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The Kwara State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, on Tuesday pleaded with the national leadership of the party to keep faith with the zoning arrangement, which ceded the position of the Senate President to the North-Central geo-political zone. This formed part of the resolutions of the state working committee ... Read More »

Ahmed Pledges To Tackle Kwara Youths Restiveness

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Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State, has promised to initiate empowerment programmes to check youth restiveness. The governor made the pledge on Tuesday when he received community leaders from Ilorin Emirate in his office. The community leaders had visited the governor to commiserate with him over weekend’s violence orchestrated by ... Read More »

Minister Rejects Kwara Polls As Saraki Wins Senatorial Re-election

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The Minister of National Planning, Dr. Abubakar Suleiman, on Sunday picked holes with the conduct of Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections in Kwara State. Suleiman, who spoke to reporters in Ilorin, the state capital, alleged electoral irregularities in the state, saying it was “an electoral tragedy”. According to the Peoples ... Read More »

Troop Out En Mass To Vote, APC Urges Kwarans

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Th‎e Kwara State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has urged Kwarans to vote and wait at their polling units to ensure that their votes are counted. This was contained in a statement issued by its Publicity Secretary, Sulyman Buhari. The statement reads in part: “We urge the good people ... Read More »

I’ll Spring Surprise By Defeating Ahmed, Ajibola – Kwara LP Gov Candidate

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The governorship candidate of Labour Party in Kwara State, Dr Mike Omotosho, has said that the outcome of the April governorship election in the state will shock many as he will emerge victorious. Omotosho, who described as insulting, speculations that he had pulled out from the race, said the incumbent ... Read More »

We’re Not Involved In Partisan Politics – Kwara CAN

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The Kwara State chapter of Christain Association of Nigeria, CAN, has said it is not against any political party in the state. It also said it is not supporting any governorship candidate in the state. The governorship contest is a two way race between incumbent Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of the ... Read More »

Soldiers Deployment: Gov. Ahmed Appeals For Calm In Kwara

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Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State on Sunday advised the people of the state to remain calm and go about their lawful businesses, following the massive deployment of soldiers in the state capital, Ilorin, and environs. The governor, in a special announcement, said troops had been deployed in all the ... Read More »

Saraki Receives 5000 LP Defectors To APC In Kwara State

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No fewer than 5,000 members of the Labour Party in Kwara State have defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress as the party’s campaign train stopped at Offa in Kwara State on Tuesday. The visibly-excited defectors were received into the APC by a national leader and senator representing Kwara Central senatorial ... Read More »

Kwara APC Demands Probe Into Ilorin Shooting

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The Kwara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has asked the state police command to immediately commence investigation into the weekend sporadic shootings in Ilorin, the capital. It said the incident, allegedly perpetrated by the political thugs in the entourage and convoy of the governorship candidate of the Peoples ... Read More »

We’ll Gladly Receive Gbemi Saraki Into Our Fold, Says APC • Don’t Abandon Us Now, PDP Pleads

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The All Progressives Congress in Kwara State on Monday expressed its willingness to welcome into its fold, the sister of its leader and one of the governorship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, Senator Gbemi Saraki, if she finally decides to dump the PDP. The Kwara APC ... Read More »

PDP’s “War Council”, Institutionalization Of Violence In Kwara – APC

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The All Progressives Congress, APC, Kwara State chapter, has raised the alarm over the Peoples Democratic Party’s plan in the state to institutionalize bloodshed and violence in the state with the constitution of a “War Council” ahead of the forthcoming general elections. The APC, therefore, called on the Inspector-General of ... Read More »

No Plans To Retrench Kwara Workers – Gov. Ahmed

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Governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, yesterday assured civil servants in the state that on no account would his administration retrench them. He said he did not consider retrenchment an option despite the drastic drop in the allocation accruing to the state, stressing that downsizing was undemocratic and not ... Read More »

Buhari In Kwara, Says PDP’s Desperation Frightening

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The presidential campaign train of the All Progressives Congress was welcomed to Ilorin, the Kwara State capital on Saturday as an unusual large crowd came out to catch a glimpse of the party’s flag bearer, Gen Muhammadu Buhari (rtd). The train, which touched ground at the Ilorin International Airport at ... Read More »

Kwara Speaker Urges Nigerians To Defend Votes

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A call has been made to Nigerians to vote and defend their votes with determination and tenacity in the forthcoming general elections. The call was made by the Kwara State House of Assembly Speaker and flag bearer of Ilorin West/Asa Federal Constituency under the All Progressives Congress, Razak Atunwa, during ... Read More »