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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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    EXTRA: Kwara governor appoints special assistant on Fulani affairs

EXTRA: Kwara governor appoints special assistant on Fulani affairs

Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of Kwara state, has appointed Abdul-Azeez Muhammad as his special assistant on Fulani affairs.Isiaka Gold, secretary to the state government (SSG), made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Ilorin, the state capital.Muhammad is to represent Miyetti-Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), the umbrella body of herdsmen, in the governor’s administration.Gold explained that the appointment was [...]

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    Police arrest 12 ‘Offa robbers’, recover phones, iPads

Police arrest 12 ‘Offa robbers’, recover phones, iPads

The police say they have arrested 12 of the suspects involved in the robbery in some banks at Offa, Kwara state, last week.Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, said phones, SIM cards and Ipads of robbery victims were among the items recovered from the suspects.Moshood also revealed the identities of those behind the operation which led to the deaths of at least [...]

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    Offa robbery: Bank in neigbouring community remains shut

Offa robbery: Bank in neigbouring community remains shut

An atmosphere of fear and anxiety has continued to envelop the Omu-Aran community, as the only commercial bank in the town, has yet to re-open for customers following the recent robbery attack on some banks in Offa.The bank, which began skeletal services in January 2017, three years after a similar attack on banks in the community, had since the last [...]

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    Offa robbery: IGP deploys three mobile police units to Kwara

Offa robbery: IGP deploys three mobile police units to Kwara

Ibrahim Idris, the inspector-general of police, has ordered the deployment of three units of police mobile force, high powered police investigation team and armoured personnel carriers to Kwara.Armed robbers attacked five commercial banks in Offa, Kwara on Thursday, killing 30 persons.Jimoh Moshood, force spokesman, in a statement in Abuja on Sunday said anti-robbery equipment and 10 crew members were also [...]

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    Offa robbery: Police confirm arrest of seven suspects

Offa robbery: Police confirm arrest of seven suspects

Lawan Ado, Kwara commissioner of police, says seven suspects have been arrested in connection with Thursday’s robbery attacks in Offa.The robbery attacks on Union Bank, Eco bank, Guarantee Trust Bank, First Bank, Zenith Bank and Ibolo Micro Finance Bank had resulted in the death of 17 people including seven police officers.A number of injured victims are receiving treatment in different [...]

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    Police: 17 persons — including eight officers — were killed in Offa robbery

Police: 17 persons — including eight officers — were killed in Offa robbery

Seventeen persons were killed in a robbery attack in Offa, Kwara state, the police have said.Armed robbers on Thursday raided some commercial banks in the town, carting away an undisclosed amount.They were said to have also attacked a police station in the area.Jeffrey Ajayi, spokesman of the state police command, on Saturday said apart from those who lost their lives, [...]

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    Kwara governor offers N5m for information on Offa robbery suspects

Kwara governor offers N5m for information on Offa robbery suspects

Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of Kwara state, has offered N5 million for information that will lead to the arrest of the perpetrators of the robbery attack in Offa town.On Thursday, police officers and residents were killed when armed robbers attacked five banks and a police station.The robbers reportedly struck for about one hour after blocking the Ilorin and Osogbo access points [...]

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    ‘The robbers and killers must be arrested’ — Saraki reacts to Offa carnage

‘The robbers and killers must be arrested’ — Saraki reacts to Offa carnage

Senate President Bukola Saraki says those behind the robbery and killings in the Offa, Kwara state, must be arrested.Armed robbers raided some commercial banks in the town on Thursday, killing some police officers and residents.The robbers carted away an undisclosed amount of cash.They were said to have operated for about an hour after blocking the Ilorin and Osogbo entrances into [...]

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    Kwara pledges support for IPI 2018 congress

Kwara pledges support for IPI 2018 congress

The Kwara state government has assured the International Press Institute (IPI) of its support in ensuring that Nigeria successfully hosts the IPI world congress in June.Abdulfattah Ahmed,  the state governor, gave the assurance on Sunday while receiving a delegation of the IPI congress media and publicity committee, in Ilorin, the state capital.Ahmed said he would sponsor journalists from the state to [...]

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    Landmark University removes tuition on all agriculture courses

Landmark University removes tuition on all agriculture courses

The management of Landmark University says it has removed tuition on the nine agriculture courses available for undergraduate students. [...]

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