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


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 ... Read More »

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


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 ... Read More »

Benin Republic Allegedly Moves To Annex Nigerian Villages


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 ... Read More »

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

Bukola Saraki

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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

Bukola Saraki-prays

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Kwara APC Alleges Threat To Saraki’s Life

Bukola Saraki

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 ... Read More »

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


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 ... Read More »

Kwara Won’t Introduce New Taxes – Ahmed


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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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


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 ... Read More »

Toyin Saraki’s Invitation By EFCC Politically Motivated – Kwara APC

Toyin Saraki

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. ... Read More »

Kwara Govt Planning To Divert N3bn FG Bailout Money – PDP


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 ... Read More »

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


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


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

Bukola Saraki

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


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 »