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    Kolawole asks journalism students to brace up ‘or play second fiddle to quacks’

Kolawole asks journalism students to brace up ‘or play second fiddle to quacks’

Simon Kolawole, founder and CEO of Cable Newspaper Ltd, publishers of TheCable, says journalism graduates could soon start playing second fiddle to quacks who have invaded the news media as a result of the digital revolution.Delivering the 10th Doyin Mahmoud Annual Lecture at the department of mass communication, University of Ilorin, on Thursday, Kolawole said end users of news are increasingly [...]

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    EFCC: How we stopped former Kwara officials from withdrawing N10bn beforehand over

EFCC: How we stopped former Kwara officials from withdrawing N10bn beforehand over

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it prevented former officials of Kwara state government from misappropriating N10 billion from the treasury between May 24 and May 29.Isyaku Sharu, EFCC's zonal head, told journalists on Tuesday that the commission mounted surveillance on the state accounts to prevent last-minute looting by the outgoing administration."It has always been a tradition in [...]

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    Kwara NYSC camp not fit for human living, says gov

Kwara NYSC camp not fit for human living, says gov

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    I’ll carry you along, gov tells Kwara residents

I’ll carry you along, gov tells Kwara residents

Abdul-Rahman Abdul-Razaq, governor of Kwara state, says his administration will carry people of the state along and deliver on its campaign promises.He said this at an event commemorating Democracy Day celebration in Ilorin, the state capital, on Friday.The governor said his administration will enhance economic growth by creating conducive working environment for the people."Let me reiterate that my Government will [...]

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    Kwara gov: We don’t want to be stoned like our predecessor

Kwara gov: We don’t want to be stoned like our predecessor

Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, governor of Kwara state, says his administration is committed to fulfilling its campaign promises so as not to be stoned "like my predecessor".He said this during a meeting with top officials of the Kwara State Road Maintenance Agency (KWARTMA), in Ilorin, the state capital, on Sunday.The governor listed road construction and social infrastructure among his targets.Abdulrazaq expressed concern over [...]

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    Kwara gov dissolves cabinet

Kwara gov dissolves cabinet

Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of Kwara state, has dissolved the state executive council with effect from Wednesday.A statement issued in Ilorin by Demola Olanrewaju, the deputy chief press secretary to the governor, said the special advisers, senior special assistants, special assistants, and members of boards of parastatals are also affected by the dissolution.The statement quoted Ahmed as thanking members of the [...]

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    EFCC probes Kwara officials over ‘illegal’ N400m severance package

EFCC probes Kwara officials over ‘illegal’ N400m severance package

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has launched a probe into the "illegal payment" of N400 million to some members of the Kwara state house of assembly and the state executive council members before the expiration of their tenures.In a statement, the anti-graft agency said Isiaka Gold, secretary to the state government, and Kperogi Jummai, the state house of [...]

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    EFCC arrests lawmaker, 6 ‘internet fraudsters’ in Kwara

EFCC arrests lawmaker, 6 ‘internet fraudsters’ in Kwara

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ilorin zonal office, says it has arrested a member of the Kwara house of assembly (name withheld), for alleged N4 million fraud.Isyaku Sharu, the commission’s zonal head, disclosed this in an interview with NAN in Ilorin on Thursday.According to him, the legislator was arrested over alleged cheating, obtaining by false pretence and money [...]

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    APC leader: How I coined the ‘O To Ge’ slogan that consumed Saraki

APC leader: How I coined the ‘O To Ge’ slogan that consumed Saraki

"Every revolution starts like a seed, it grows to become an oak tree,’’ these were the words of Lazeez Ayinla Kolawole (LAK), the originator of the campaign slogan, “O To Ge”, which was used in uprooting the political structure of Senate President Bukola Saraki in Kwara.The All Progressives Congress (APC) ran its campaign under this slogan, dislodging three sitting senators, [...]

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    Police arrest PDP senator on election eve

Police arrest PDP senator on election eve

The police have arrested Rafiu Ibrahim, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator representing Kwara south.Ibrahim, who is seeking reelection, was arrested on the eve of the presidential and national assembly elections.The arrest comes two days after the All Progressives Congress (APC) asked the police to pick him up over the violence broke out in Ojuku community under Kwara south senatorial [...]

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    ‘N2.5b fraud’: Kwara PDP demands immediate suspension of NBC DG

‘N2.5b fraud’: Kwara PDP demands immediate suspension of NBC DG

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara state has demanded the immediate suspension of the Ishaq Kawu, director-general of the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC), over an alleged N2.5billion corruption charge preferred against him by the federal government.In a statement on Thursday, Tunde Ashaolu, state publicity secretary of the PDP, commended the Buhari administration for filing a case against Kawu before [...]

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    Political violence forces Kwara to ban street rallies

Political violence forces Kwara to ban street rallies

Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of Kwara state, has banned campaign rallies on streets across the state.Ahmed, who announced this in a state broadcast on Tuesday, said the measure was necessitated by the recent clashes between political parties and groups in the state.He said the campaigns would only hold at designated areas.The governor said the political campaigns were expected to be robust [...]

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    Kwara women protest against violence in Ilorin

Kwara women protest against violence in Ilorin

Hundreds of Kwara women hit the streets of Ilorin on Monday to protest against the recent violent clashes between members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The latest of the attacks happened within different parts of Ilorin, including Agbaji - the family compound of Senate President Bukola Saraki.Clad in black attires, the women led by [...]

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    Suspected thugs attack Kwara community

Suspected thugs attack Kwara community

Thugs alleged to be working for the All Progressives Congress (APC) have attacked the residence of Senate President Bukola Saraki family in Ilorin, Kwara state.Two people were reportedly shot and more than 20 cars destroyed in Agbaji, one of the affected compounds.Île Ottan, Sholagberu, Wopa, Olayeri, and Onilemarun families were affected in the attack which is the second in four days.On [...]

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    Lai: Commonwealth of Kwara has been cornered by Saraki family for 40 years

Lai: Commonwealth of Kwara has been cornered by Saraki family for 40 years

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, has alleged that the Saraki family has cornered Kwara state’s commonwealth in the past 40 years.He said the Saraki dynasty in Kwara had rendered the quality of life of the people to the lowest point.The minister made the allegation on Thursday in Ilorin at a ceremony organised by the Kwara All Progressives Congress [...]

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    PDP plotting to disrupt my campaign, says APC guber candidate in Kwara

PDP plotting to disrupt my campaign, says APC guber candidate in Kwara

Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state, has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of plotting to disrupt his campaign.In a statement issued on his behalf by his campaign organisation, the governorship candidate alleged that the plan was in connivance with the state government.He said the plot involves thugs posing as APC supporters “unleashing [...]

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