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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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    Kwara gov: Saraki and I not planing to return to PDP

Kwara gov: Saraki and I not planing to return to PDP

Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of Kwara state, says he has no plan to return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Ahmed was among the seven governors who left the then ruling party in 2013.In a statement by Muyideen Akorede, his spokesman, the governor said he, Senate President Bukola Saraki and other political leaders in Kwara have no reason to return to the [...]

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    No dreadlocks, heavy makeup… UNILORIN unveils new rules for students

No dreadlocks, heavy makeup… UNILORIN unveils new rules for students

The management of the University of Ilorin says female students will no longer be allowed to wear heavy makeup or hair extensions. [...]

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    Kwara asks residents to inform emir of Ilorin before inviting herdsmen

Kwara asks residents to inform emir of Ilorin before inviting herdsmen

The Kwara state government has directed residents to avoid inviting herdsmen or other individuals into their communities without the knowledge of Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, emir of Ilorin.According to Muyideen Akorede, senior special assistant on media and communications to Abdulfatah Ahmed, the state governor, the directive was given at the state security council meeting on Wednesday.He added that the state government also [...]

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    Those who attacked worshippers will be punished, says Kwara gov

Those who attacked worshippers will be punished, says Kwara gov

Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of Kwara state, has vowed to deploy the law and public fund to achieve peace, unity and progress in the state.The governor made this commitment in Ilorin during separate meetings with the leadership of the Christain Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the state and the Quareeb Association.He met them over attacks on some places of worship during the [...]

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    Kwara residents hit the streets for hijab-wearing law graduate

Kwara residents hit the streets for hijab-wearing law graduate

People in their hundreds trooped out to the streets of Ilorin, Kwara state capital, on Monday to demand justice for Amasa Firdaus, a female law graduate who was not called to for refusing to remove her hijab.The protesters began their procession from Challenge junction to Ahmadu Bello Way, Umaru Audi Road, Tanke and ended at Tanke Oke-Odo.Wielding various placards, they [...]

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    How Instagram user ‘drugged, blackmailed UNILORIN student with sex tape’

How Instagram user ‘drugged, blackmailed UNILORIN student with sex tape’

A University of Ilorin female student has narrated how a man she met on Instagram drugged, had sex and took her nude pictures in a Lagos hotel. [...]

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    Appeal court upholds election of Kwara governor

Appeal court upholds election of Kwara governor

The court of appeal sitting in Abuja has upheld the election of Abdulfatah Ahmed as governor of Kwara state.At its sitting on Wednesday, the court dismissed the suit filed by Simeon Ajibola, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2015 governorship election in the state.A three-man panel of judges at the sitting ruled that Ajibola's appeal against Ahmed's [...]

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