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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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    ‘We never criticised Ahmed’

‘We never criticised Ahmed’

Reports that the Olofa in Council accused Kwara Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed and previous governors of not fulfilling their promises to Offa are not true, the council has said.In a statement by Alhaji Tajudeen Oloyede, principal private secretary to Olofa in Council, the traditional institution said the clarification became necessary because of media reports.The statement read: "The Olofa in Council has [...]

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    Ahmed, Mo Ibrahim to discuss Africa at Paris summit

Ahmed, Mo Ibrahim to discuss Africa at Paris summit

Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, and renowned African entrepreneur, Mo Ibrahim (pictured), are among a high-powered panel scheduled to discuss new pathways to African growth and development at a summit in Paris, capital of France.The event, tagged 'Africa: The Future is Now', will be organised by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) between October 7 and October 8.The programme will [...]

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    Ilorin water project ‘to cost N7.2bn’

Ilorin water project ‘to cost N7.2bn’

The Ilorin metropolis water reticulation project will cost N7.2 billion, Mr Yomi Ogunsola, the senior special assistant to governor AbdulFatah Ahmed on investment, promotion and strategy, said on Monday.He said the state government had earlier spent more than N5.2billion.He also said that the project was at 98 per cent completion stage while the water pipes would be connected to the [...]

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    Kwara cancels payment of levies by students

Kwara cancels payment of levies by students

Governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, on Thursday directed the authorities of Kwara State University, Malete, to suspend the payment of departmental levies and refund those who had initially paid.The governor, who emulated his counterparts in Lagos and Ogun states, said the decision is targeted at reducing the economic hardship on parents.Last week, Lagos reverted the tuition fee of the [...]

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    Saraki disowns campaign posters

Saraki disowns campaign posters

Senator Bukola Saraki has disowned campaign posters dotting the streets of Abuja and indicating his interest to join the 2015 presidential race.According to his personal assistant, Mr Bankole Omisore, an online report linking him with the race is also untrue.Saraki, who described the story as '"totally false," described those behind the posters as "mischief makers" who are only out to tarnish his reputation.''We are all aware of [...]

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    Give us water, Kwara legislators beg Governor Abdulfatah

Give us water, Kwara legislators beg Governor Abdulfatah

Governor of Kwara State, AbdulFatah Ahmed has been urged to approve the rehabilitation of Okuta Water Works in Baruten local government area of the state.In a resolution made after adopting the report of its Committee on Agriculture and Water Resource, the house lamented acute water shortage at Okuta, but said the rehabilitation of the water works would solve the problem.Hon. [...]

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