Saturday, June 22, 2019
Advertisement

Kwara

    Protesters throw missiles at Saraki, other dignitaries at Ilorin eid ground

Protesters throw missiles at Saraki, other dignitaries at Ilorin eid ground

Some worshippers threw missiles in the direction of dignitaries, including Senate President Bukola Saraki, on Thursday at the eid praying ground in Ilorin, Kwara state.While some of them complained about the non-payment of outstanding salaries, some alleged that the bailout funds were being used for "Abuja politics" — an insinuation thought to be in reference to Saraki, who is a former governor of [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Ahmed directs payment of workers before Sallah

Ahmed directs payment of workers before Sallah

Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of Kwara state, has directed the state ministry of finance to to pay the September salary of the state civil servants latest by Wednesday.He also asked the ministry to source loans from commercial banks to pay salaries and pension arrears in the 16 local government councils of the state.Speaking through Muyideen Akorede, his senior special assistant on [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Saraki ‘being persecuted by political opponents’

Saraki ‘being persecuted by political opponents’

The Ilorin Emirate Descendant Progressive Union (IEDPU) has accused the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) of persecuting Bukola Saraki, the senate president.The Ilorin-based group described the ongoing travails of the senate president as purely politically motivated.Speaking in an interview with journalists in Ilorin on the recent visit of the body to Saraki in Abuja, Abdulhamid Adi, president of the union, [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    UITH discharges first open heart surgery patients

UITH discharges first open heart surgery patients

The University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) has discharged the patients involved in the first open heart surgery performed by the hospital.Aishat Jubril, 15 and Kamalat Balogun, 7, were discharged from UITH's amenity ward around 2:45pm on August 13, after spending two weeks recuperating.In a statement released by UITH, the hospital appreciated Nigerians for their support, saying it is proud "that the [...]

3 comments Read Full Article
    Kwara schools to operate single account

Kwara schools to operate single account

The Kwara state government has directed all state-owned tertiary institutions to open single treasury account for fees and other payments.The institutions have also been mandated to close all revenue accounts maintained in commercial banks across the state and barred from receiving fees and other revenues in cash.According to Muideen Akorede, senior special assistant to the governor on media and communication, [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Saraki not delaying my cabinet, says Gov. Ahmed

Saraki not delaying my cabinet, says Gov. Ahmed

Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of Kwara state, says Bukola Saraki, president of the Nigerian senate, has nothing to do with the delay in constituting the state executive council.Abdulfatah blamed the development on the financial challenge that the state is experiencing, refuting reports in some quarters that the crisis in the national assembly is affecting governance in Kwara.The governor said there was [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Kwara gov, Ahmed, to build 100 megawatts power plant

Kwara gov, Ahmed, to build 100 megawatts power plant

Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of Kwara state, has promised the people of Kwara that his administration would build an independent power plant (IPP) capable of generating 100 megawatts of electricity.Ahmed said this on Tuesday during an interactive session with former political office holders in the state.The governor said the power plant, which would be situated in the north senatorial district of [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Kwara governor, Abdulfatah, sacks cabinet

Kwara governor, Abdulfatah, sacks cabinet

Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of Kwara state, has dissolved the state executive council less than three weeks to the commencement of his second term in office.Ahmed also dissolved all boards of government-owned companies, parastatals, and organisations, other than those of statutory status.“Commissioners are advised to handover government properties in their custody to their permanent secretaries, while heads of other MDAs must [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    ‘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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Exchange Rates

June 19, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement