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    Radio Kwara staff shut down station

Radio Kwara staff shut down station

Workers of the Kwara State Broadcasting Corporation (Radio Kwara), Ilorin, shut down the station on Wednesday, in protest of "lack of operational equipment and welfare package for staff".The state government’s move to cancel the AM Station was part of what triggered the protest, according to NAN.A staff, who pleaded anonymity, said the government was planning to evacuate the staff from [...]

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    I intend to run Kwara like a business, says PDP governorship aspirant

I intend to run Kwara like a business, says PDP governorship aspirant

Femi Sanni, a governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he intends to run Kwara state like a business if elected into office.Sanni said this at the weekend while speaking with journalists in Abuja.The aspirant said he intends to govern the state by strict example."I intend to run a business like government where efficiency, probity, [...]

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    All but one Kwara assembly members defect to PDP

All but one Kwara assembly members defect to PDP

Ali Ahmad, speaker of Kwara state house of assembly, has dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party, alongside 22 other members.Only one lawmaker in the assembly — Saheed Popoola, representing Ojomu/Balogun constituency — is left in the ruling party.The lawmakers announced their decision to leave the party at plenary on Wednesday.Reading the letter of the defection, [...]

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    Kwara APC faction rejects dissolution, to drag party leadership to court

Kwara APC faction rejects dissolution, to drag party leadership to court

A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state has rejected the dissolution of its executive committee by the party’s national working committee (NWC).The party’s NWC dissolved the committee on Monday, citing alleged anti-party activities as reasons for doing so.The faction is loyal to Senate President Bukola Saraki who is believed to be plotting to leave the party.In a [...]

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    Buhari will win Kwara in 2019, says Lai amid dissolution of pro-Saraki exco

Buhari will win Kwara in 2019, says Lai amid dissolution of pro-Saraki exco

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) and President Muhammadu Buhari will be victorious in Kwara during the 2019 elections.The minister, in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday, said with the recent gale of defections, the APC members and supporters in Kwara were determined to strengthen the party.He said the party will open its [...]

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    APC dissolves Kwara faction loyal to Saraki, appoints caretaker chairman

APC dissolves Kwara faction loyal to Saraki, appoints caretaker chairman

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has dissolved the executive committee of its faction loyal to Senate President Bukola Saraki.Ishola Fulani Balogun, chairman of the group, has been replaced with Bashir Bolarinwa.The dissolution of the state's executive committee was contained in a notice dated July 30 and signed by Adams Oshiomhole, APC national chairman; and Mai Mala Buni, national secretary of [...]

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    I may dump APC, says Kwara governor

I may dump APC, says Kwara governor

Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of Kwara state, says he might quit the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).He gave the hint when he played host to stakeholders in Kwara central senatorial district on Thursday.According to Wahab Oba, chief press secretary to the governor, the stakeholders prevailed on Ahmed and Senate President Bukola Saraki to immediately dump the APC.Ahmed, who agreed with them that [...]

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    FUTMinna expels three students for overstaying, one for plagiarism

FUTMinna expels three students for overstaying, one for plagiarism

The Federal University of Technology (FUT) Minna has expelled four students, one PhD student for plagiarism and three others for overstaying. [...]

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    Kwara colleges of education shut down as workers start indefinite strike

Kwara colleges of education shut down as workers start indefinite strike

In Kwara, staff of three colleges of education have embarked on an indefinite industrial action, accusing the state government of failing to meet their five-point demands. [...]

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    Kwara elders: Offa robbery must be thoroughly investigated — Saraki’s reaction not helpful

Kwara elders: Offa robbery must be thoroughly investigated — Saraki’s reaction not helpful

Kwara elders, under the auspices of Kwara Elders’ Unity Forum, have called on the inspector-general of police to carry out a thorough investigation into the Offa robbery.The Forum made the call on Friday in Ilorin, in a statement jointly signed by a trio of Saliu Ajia, Isiaka Jimoh and Adebayo Daramola representing Kwara central, north and south senatorial districts respectively.They [...]

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    Offa robbery: Ahmed denies funding thugs, says they may be beneficiaries of Kwara SME credit

Offa robbery: Ahmed denies funding thugs, says they may be beneficiaries of Kwara SME credit

Abdulfatai Ahmed, governor of Kwara state, says he has never sponsored thugs for political purposes.Muyideen Akorede, media aide to the governor, quoted the governor as saying this in a statement on Sunday while responding to allegations by the police.Jimoh Moshood, spokesman of the police, had said some suspects confessed to being sponsored by the governor and Senate President Bukola Saraki.But [...]

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    Report: Dismissed corporal organised Offa robbery, killed nine officers in revenge mission

Report: Dismissed corporal organised Offa robbery, killed nine officers in revenge mission

Michael Adiku, a dismissed police corporal, has reportedly confessed to killing over 20 people during the attack on banks and a police station in Offa, Kwara state.The police said Adiku led the gang in the robbery incident that left many dead in April.Adiku was quoted as telling the inspector-general of police (IG) intelligence response team (IRT) that he led the [...]

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    Kwara APC crisis: Faction files suit against Saraki’s group

Kwara APC crisis: Faction files suit against Saraki’s group

A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has filed a suit against the group of Senate President Bukola Saraki.Both groups held their congresses in Ilorin, the state capital, on Saturday.The faction is made of members from the legacy parties -- CPC, ANPP and a faction of ACN (including Lai Mohammed, minister of information), as well as GRS, a group [...]

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    Saraki accused of choosing recycled PDP members to lead APC in Kwara

Saraki accused of choosing recycled PDP members to lead APC in Kwara

Bunmi Olusona, factional chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state, has asked "loyal party members" to disregard the executives "handpicked" by Senate President Bukola Saraki at the congress in the state.Kwara is one of the seven states where parallel congresses took place during Saturday's exercise.A faction loyal to Saraki and another loyal to Lai Mohammed, minister of [...]

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    Kwara: Suspected cultists did not indict Saraki, Ahmed

Kwara: Suspected cultists did not indict Saraki, Ahmed

The prosecution department of Kwara ministry of justice says Senate President Bukola Saraki and Abdulfatah Ahmed, the state's governor, were not indicted in statements made by suspected cultists to the police.On Wednesday, Saraki had alleged that Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), ordered the transfer of suspected cultists to Abuja where their statements would be altered to implicate him and [...]

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    NDLEA arrests 17 for ‘smuggling codeine’ in Kwara

NDLEA arrests 17 for ‘smuggling codeine’ in Kwara

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Kwara has arrested 17 suspects while trying to smuggle codeine to some parts of the state.This comes about a week after the federal government banned the importation and production of the substance over its abuse.Addressing journalists on Thursday, Onah Ogilegwu, NDLEA commandant in Kwara, said 13 of the suspects were arrested with [...]

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