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Police Shuts Down Peace Corps Camp In Kwara

The Commissioner of Police in Kwara state, Olushola Amore, has shut down  a  training camp of Peace Corps of Nigeria in Offa local government area of the state, describing it as illegal. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria on …

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Fulani Herdsmen Are Destroying Our Farms, Kwara Farmers Cry Out

Some farmers in Kwara state have decried the activities of herdsmen on their farms stressing that they are destroying farm produces and causing economic losses. The farmers who spoke to our correspondent said that there was an urgent need for the state government to intervene and control the herdsmen. They said …

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No Terrorist Hideout In Our Area – Community Leader

The Alagua of Agbeyangi Community in Ilorin East Local Government Area of Kwara State, Alhaji Aliyu Baba, has refuted the reports of influx of Boko Haram into the area. The community leader stated this on Sunday in Ilorin, the state capital saying the reports in the media were mere rumour and …

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Police Arrest Man For Duping 17 Victims Over Fake SARS Job In Kwara

The Kwara State Police Command have apprehended a man, identified as Kabiru Oladipupo, for his involvement in the scamming of seventeen job seekers. The 26-year-old Osun State indigene confessed to promising to get the victims a job at the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, thereby duping them to the tune of N391, 550 in …

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Kwara Teachers Embark On Fasting And Prayers Over Unpaid Salary Arrears

Thousands of teachers in public primary and Junior Secondary Schools in Kwara say they have embarked on fasting and prayer to ensure payment of their six months’ salary arrears by state government. The Deputy Chairman of the state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, Toyin Salihu, disclosed this …

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UNILORIN Promotes 583 Staff

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, has approved the promotion of 583 staff, cutting across all cadres of the institution. This is contained in a memo from the Office of the Registrar, titled: “List of newly promoted staff with effect from Oct.1, 2016’’ and made available …

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Kwara State Flags Off N850m Community Development Programmes

The Kwara State Government on Sunday presented sums totaling N165million to 41 communities to flag off an N850 million Community Development Programme. Speaking at the project launch and cheque presentation at the Banquet Hall, Ilorin, the state governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, said the counterpart-funded scheme was adopted to promote development at …

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ASUU Uncovers N2bn Fraud At UNILORIN

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), alleging more than N2 billion fraud against the management of the University of Ilorin(UNILORIN). The petition was jointly signed by the Ibadan Zone Chairmen of ASUU, Dr Ade Adejumo, and the University of Ibadan …

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Kwara Gov Empowers Women With N41m

Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed has disbursed a N41million empowerment for women in the state. In a symbolic presentation of N20million cheques to beneficiaries in Ilorin, the state capital on Tuesday, Gov Ahmed reiterated that his administration has prioritized the informal sector as a major driver and a source of living …

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Kwara Approves Promotion Of Over 1,000 Workers

The Governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has approved the immediate promotion of 1,323 civil servants due for upgrade in 2016. Disclosing this in Ilorin, the state capital, the Chairman, Civil Service Commission, Alhaji Salman Adelodun, told reporters that the governor also ordered immediate distribution of their promotion letters. According to him, over …

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Saraki Offers Employment To 1st Class Kwara Graduates To Mark 54th Birthday

Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has offered automatic employment to Kwara State indigenes who graduated with first class honors from different universities to celebrate his 54th birthday. Saraki who hosted 72 first class graduates as part of the celebrations, said it’s part of the measures to encourage young entrepreneurs to focus on …

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Kwara PDP Suspends 6 Party Chieftains

The Kwara State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday announced the suspension of six of its prominent members in the State. The suspension order is contained in a statement jointly signed by the state Chairman of the party, Akogun Iyiola-Oyedepo and Secretary, Barrister Yusuf. It gave the names …

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Kwara Set To Build Own Computer Village

The Kwara State governor Abdulfatah Ahmed has performed the groundbreaking of Harmony Hub (Computer Village) in Ilorin, the state capital. At the event, Governor Ahmed said the Computer Village when fully operational would directly employ about six hundred youths in addition with the hundreds of indirect jobs that would be created during …

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PDP Faction Takes Over Party Secretariat In Kwara

A factional Chairman of the PDP in Kwara State, Sunday Fagbemi, on Monday led some of his sympathizers to take over the party’s secretariat on Asa Dam Road in Ilorin. Members of the party, who are loyal to the Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee of PDP, had stormed the secretariat early …

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NULGE Demands Refund Of N33.6bn Illegally Deducted By Kwara State Govt

The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), in Kwara State, has demanded the refund of N33.6 billion the state Government deducted from the 16 Local Governments’ statutory allocations for 84 months. The NULGE State Secretary, Mr Afolabi Abayomi made the demand while speaking to reporters in Ilorin on Sunday. …

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Kwara Govt Seals 88 Illegal Schools

Kwara Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Alhaji Musa Yeketi, on Thursday said the government has shut eighty-eight illegal schools in two months. Delivering his address at the 2016 Day of the National Association of Proprietors of Private School, (NAPPS), Alh. Yeketi threatened to shut more such schools in …

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Fire Destroys Saraki Market In Ilorin

The popular Saraki Market, in Ita-Ama, Ilorin the Kwara State capital was on Wednesday gutted by fire destroying goods worth several millions of naira. The Kwara State Fire Service Public Relations Officer, Malam Mohammed Kazeem, who confirmed the incident said the fire could have been caused by an electrical spark. He added …

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Gov. Ahmed Flags Off Construction Of N3.7bn Underpass In Ilorin

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State yesterday flagged off the construction of the N3.7billion Garin-Alimi Split Diamond Underpass in Ilorin as part of efforts to decongest traffic in the state capital. Speaking at the flag off, Ahmed said the project, to be funded through the newly launched Kwara State Infrastructure …

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Gov Ahmed To Launch Kwara State Infrastructure Development Fund Today

The Governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed will  officially launch the state Infrastructure Development Fund (IFK) today. Alhaji Abdulwahab Yusuf, the alternate Chairman of the IFK Implementation Committee, revealed this in a statement while speaking with reporters on Sunday. He added that the governor will also sign an agreement with the …

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Kwara Shut 10 Sub-Standard Private Schools

The Kwara State Government on Friday said it had closed down 10 private schools built with wooden slabs and operating without due authorization from the state government. Hajia Zainab Bello, the Director, Quality Assurance Bureau of the Kwara Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, told the News Agency of …

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