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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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    Kwara APC gains ‘5,000’ new members — mainly from PDP

Kwara APC gains ‘5,000’ new members — mainly from PDP

The All Progressives Congress (APC) received a reported 5,000 new members at a rally held in the Kwara south senatorial district on Saturday.NAN reports that the decampees, majorly from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), presented with their membership cards at the APC campaign flag-off.Seyi Adigun, a PDP chieftain and decampee from Ajase Ward 2 in Irepodun local government area, said [...]

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    ‘Thugs’ disrupt TraderMoni scheme in Ilorin — ahead of Osinbajo’s visit

‘Thugs’ disrupt TraderMoni scheme in Ilorin — ahead of Osinbajo’s visit

Thugs suspected to be supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), invaded the mandate market and Ipata market in Ilorin, Kwara state, on Thursday morning, chasing away petty traders and TraderMoni agents.They prevented the agents from carrying on the business of disbursing money to beneficiaries of the TraderMoni scheme.Witnesses said as early as 9am, a small mob, some of them [...]

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    ’19’ drown in Kwara boat mishap

’19’ drown in Kwara boat mishap

At least 19 children drowned in a boat mishap in Lafiagi, Edu local government area of Kwara state,  on Saturday.The boat which was said to be conveying about 22 people, mostly children, capsized while crossing the river.A source said that while two of the passengers were rescued, 19 others drowned and died.According to him, all effort to rescue the victims [...]

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    Oby Ezekwesili picks ex-presidential candidate, party chairman as running mate

Oby Ezekwesili picks ex-presidential candidate, party chairman as running mate

Oby Ezekwesili, the presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), has named Ganiyu Galadima as her running mate for the 2019 elections.She revealed this while speaking at Kwara Hotel, Ilorin, Kwara state on Wednesday, stating that he was the kind of grassroot politician she needs to lift 80 million people out of poverty.Galadima, who is the national [...]

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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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