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No Plans To Retrench Kwara Workers – Gov. Ahmed

Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, Governor of Kwara State

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


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

Rasak Atunwa

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 »

Saraki To Pay Sacked SURE-P Workers, Blasts Jonathan For Condoning Corruption


The Senator representing kwara Central in the National Assembly, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has announced that workers of the Subsidy Reinvestment Programme (SURE-P) that were “sacked” following their allegiance to the party, will be paid latest by today (Tuesday). nike free shipping Saraki, who is a former governor of the ... Read More »

I’m Not Sponsored By Saraki, Kwara PDP Senatorial Candidate Says

Yinka Aluko

A former Security Adviser to ex-Governor Bukola Saraki of Kwara State, Yinka Aluko, has dismissed the rumour in some quarters that he is a mole planted by Saraki in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Aluko, who is the Kwara Central PDP Senatorial candidate in the 2015 election, worked with Saraki ... Read More »

Kwara APC Warns PDP Against Overheating Polity


The Kwara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has cautioned the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from overheating the polity in the state with the way the result of its last governorship primary election was being handled. A statement by the state publicity secretary of the party, Sulyman ... Read More »

Gov. Ahmed Of Kwara Loses Mum

Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, Governor of Kwara State

Governor of Kwara State, Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmed, has lost his mother, Hajia Ramotalahi Ahmed. A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Alhaji Abdulwahab Oba, said the governor’s mother, who was 90, died yesterday after a brief illness. Hajia Ahmed is survived by Alhaji Ayo Ahmed, Alhaja Hajarat Ibraheem, Hajiya Sidikat ... Read More »

2015: Kwara PDP Shuns Zoning, Allays Fear Over Anointed Candidate


The Kwara State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has clarified that it has not zoned its governorship ticket to any of the three senatorial districts in the state. The governorship candidate of the party, according to the state PDP chairman, Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo, could emerge from any senatorial district. ... Read More »

‘Pure Water’ Producers Go On Strike


The Association of Table Water Producers of Nigeria, Kwara State chapter, has embarked on strike in protest against the planned increase in price of sachet water popularly known as ‘pure water’ in the state. The sachet water producers had earlier informed the public of the proposed hike, which would see ... Read More »

Ahmed Receives Guber Nomination Form From Kwara APC

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The leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kwara State, led by its Chairman, Alhaji Ishola Balogun-Fulani, on Monday, presented the governorship nomination form to the state Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, at the Government House, Ilorin, to enable him contest for a second term in office. Balogun-Fulani handed over the ... Read More »

2015: Why APC Will Win ‘Resoundingly’ – Saraki


A former Governor of Kwara State, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has called on the Presidency to stop attacking personalities because of their hardliner stance over the inability of the present Peoples Democratic Party-led administration to stop the challenges of insurgency, kidnapping and other vices, but rather confront the problems currently bedeviling ... Read More »

Gov. Ahmed To Formally Declare For Second Term Today


Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State is set to declare his intention for re-election under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) today. Ahmed, who was elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2011, defected to APC in October last year alongside his political benefactor ... Read More »

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 »