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    Four family members die after eating ‘amala’ in Ilorin

Four family members die after eating ‘amala’ in Ilorin

Four members of a family lost their lives in Ilorin, Kwara state capital, after consuming yam flour better known as "amala" in the south-western part of the country.Four others who took from the meal suspected to be poisonous had also been hospitalised at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH).The incident happened at Magaji-Ogo community behind Kwara State College of [...]

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    UNILORIN shifts ground, reviews fee hike to 35 percent

UNILORIN shifts ground, reviews fee hike to 35 percent

The management of the University of Ilorin on Tuesday announced the review of its school fees' hike to 35 percent. [...]

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    Saraki: How thugs broke into venue of Kwara PDP primary

Saraki: How thugs broke into venue of Kwara PDP primary

Senate President Bukola Saraki has narrated how the governorship primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was disrupted on Sunday.TheCable had reported that the PDP cancelled its guber primary following a confrontation between supporters of two leading aspirants.The exercise had been going on smoothly at Banquet Hall, opposite government house, Ilorin, until some loyalists of Bolaji Abdullahi and Razak [...]

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    Kwara APC: Why governorship primary was put on hold

Kwara APC: Why governorship primary was put on hold

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state says it did not conduct its governorship primary election because there was no communication from the party’s national secretariat.The APC had announced the time table for the primaries across the states, but Kayode Zubair, APC’s spokesman in the state, said they are yet to get a directive from the national working committee.“The [...]

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    Offa Polytechnic to commence degree programmes

Offa Polytechnic to commence degree programmes

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    Is it payback time for Bolaji Abdullahi?

Is it payback time for Bolaji Abdullahi?

Very few, if at all, would remember that the boat of Dr. Bukola Saraki took a shaky turn almost immediately after he assumed office as governor of Kwara State in May 2003. Saraki had engaged then managing director of the state-owned Trade Bank, Mr. Are Kolawole, in what some observers believed had to do with financial matters but which a [...]

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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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