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    Gbemisola Saraki, Osunbor defect from PDP to APC

Gbemisola Saraki, Osunbor defect from PDP to APC

Top members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have been leaving the party after its loss at the parliamentary and presidential election of March 28; and on Tuesday, it was the turn of Osarhiemen Osunbor, who was the governor of Edo state between May 2007 and November 2008, and Gbemisola Saraki (pictured left), a gubernatorial aspirant in Kwara and one-time senator to [...]

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    Esso unveils maternity centre, medical programme in Kwara

Esso unveils maternity centre, medical programme in Kwara

Mohammed Aliyu, the group medical director (GMD) of Esso Eexploration and production Nigeria limited (EEPNL), has unveiled the company’s investments in human capital in Nigerian communities.Aliyu, who inaugurated and handed over the maternity referral centre (MRC) and launched a week-long free medical treatment programme at Eruku, Kwara state, on Tuesday made this revelation.“This centre built and equipped by Esso exploration [...]

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    ‘One million to benefit from Kwara health insurance scheme’

‘One million to benefit from Kwara health insurance scheme’

Muyideen Akorede, senior special assistant to Kwara state governor on media and publicity, has said that about one million people in the state would benefit from the community health insurance scheme of the government.He made this known during an interview with journalists in Ilorin, the state capital, on Friday.Akorede said the development was in line with the commitment of Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor [...]

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    Father, son-in-law battle for same seat in Kwara assembly

Father, son-in-law battle for same seat in Kwara assembly

Musa Nuha-Seriki and Ahmed Muhammed, his son-in-law, are currently battling to win the Kaima/Kemanji/Wajibe seat in the Kwara state house of assembly.While Nuha-Seriki is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Muhammed the biological father of Nuha-Seriki’s wife is of the All Progressives Congress (APC).The PDP candidate told NAN that his relationship with the APC candidate was personal and [...]

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    Kwara security council meets to prevent electoral violence

Kwara security council meets to prevent electoral violence

The Kwara state security council has called on the police to prosecute all pending cases of thuggery in order to halt political violence in the state.At a meeting presided over by Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of the state, the council expressed worries over increasing security challenges ahead of  the general election.Addressing journalists after the meeting, Isiaka Gold, secretary to the state [...]

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    16 governorship candidates in Kwara sign peace accord

16 governorship candidates in Kwara sign peace accord

Sixteen governorship candidates and their party chairmen have signed a pact to maintain peace in Kwara state before, during and after February general election.Emmanuel Onucheyo, the resident electoral commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state, presided over the accordm tagged ‘Anti-violence Pact’.Onucheyo said Kwara was the first state in the country to take a cue from [...]

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    Ajibola: Only PDP can transform Kwara

Ajibola: Only PDP can transform Kwara

Simeon Ajibola, a senator and the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara state, has promised to transform the state if elected.In a New Year message to the people of Kwara, Ajibola appealed for support, promising to run “an all inclusive and truly transparent government”.“My good people of Kwara state, I Senator Simeon Sule AJIBOLA, the flagbearer [...]

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    Ahmed proposes N119bn budget for 2015

Ahmed proposes N119bn budget for 2015

Abdulfatah Ahmed, the governor of Kwara state has presented a budget proposal of N119.85 billion to the state house assembly for consideration for the coming year.He said over N11billion would be used for public debt servicing and N62.1billion for capital expenditure.Ahmed added that the state would source for N23billion bond from the capital market which will be repaid in 2020.He [...]

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    Kwara assembly confirms new chief judge

Kwara assembly confirms new chief judge

 The Kwara house of assembly has confirmed the appointment of Sulaiman Kawu as the new chief judge of the state.Kawu, who was nominated for screening by Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of the state, was confirmed at Tuesday’s plenary.The appointment of Kawu followed Friday’s retirement of Ayinla Bamigbola as the chief judge of the state.In a letter addressed to the assembly, Ahmed [...]

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    Angry citizens attacked Kwara governor, says PDP

Angry citizens attacked Kwara governor, says PDP

Kwara state chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has refuted allegations that it masterminded an attack on Abudulfatah Ahmed, the state governor.Abdulfatah’s convoy was attacked on Tuesday while he was returning from the palace of the Emir of Kaiama, where he received the traditional title of ‘Jarman of Kaiama’, after flagging off the construction of Kishi-Kaiama road.Describing the attack [...]

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    Kwara demands probe of attack on governor’s convoy

Kwara demands probe of attack on governor’s convoy

The Kwara state government has called on the police to investigate the attack on the convoy of Abdulfatah Ahmed, the governor of the state, in Kaiama local government area, on Tuesday.Alleging that suspected thugs of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), masterminded the attack, B.S Abdulsam, the senior special assistant security intelligence to Abdulfatah, condemned the incident.Muideen Akorede, the senior special [...]

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    Unilorin students win CIPM essay contest again

Unilorin students win CIPM essay contest again

Students of the University of Ilorin (Unilorin) have won the 2014 edition of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) essay competition for the third consecutive time.Abdulazeez Muh’d Bashir, a 200 level student of combined law (pictured), and Abdulkareem Abdulhakeem Ibraheem, a 400 level student of history and international relations, won the first and second prizes respectively.The last two editions of [...]

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    Kwara gov aspirant raises the alarm over ‘fake delegates’

Kwara gov aspirant raises the alarm over ‘fake delegates’

Makanjuola Ajadi, a senator and governorship aspirant on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) platform, has expressed concern over alleged circulation of fake delegates lists among the party members.Ajadi, who recently resigned his appointment as special adviser to the president on national assembly matters, said this on Wednesday in a statement signed by Abdulmajeed Olokooba, his media assistant.The senator said some [...]

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    Bio: Kwara a toddler at 47, but I can end that era

Bio: Kwara a toddler at 47, but I can end that era

Ibrahim Bio, former minister of transport and Sports, has declared his intention to contest the governorship election of Kwara state next year in order to save the state from remaining "a toddler at 47".While speaking at a declaration ceremony at the state secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday, Bio said he would cater to all the sectors of the economy, [...]

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    Ahmed promises ‘major transformation’ of Kwara education

Ahmed promises ‘major transformation’ of Kwara education

Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of Kwara state, has said that his government will be embarking on major transformation in the education sector.Ahmed said this during an interactive session with stakeholders in Ilorin, the state capital, adding that he is ready to handover schools to proprietors who express the desire to wholly run them and also willing to take over schools from [...]

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    Kwara community health insurance gets OECD award

Kwara community health insurance gets OECD award

Kwara state's community health insurance scheme has won a finalist prize at the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) development assistance committee awards for taking development initiative to scale.The scheme entitles beneficiaries to subsidised all-year basic healthcare for a N500 premium.Receiving the prize on Tuesday, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed said the state government upscaled the scheme to promote human capital [...]

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