Tag "Abdulfatah Ahmed"

    Kwara teachers: Ahmed lied… he owed 7 months salary arrears

Kwara teachers: Ahmed lied… he owed 7 months salary arrears

The Committee of Unions in Tertiary Institutions (CUTI), an association of teachers in Kwara, has accused Abdulfatah Ahmed, ex-governor of the state, of lying about owing no salary arrears. Ahmed had said civil servants in the state were fully paid before he left office. But in a statement, Imam Abdulkadir, chairman of CUTI, debunked the claim of the ex- governor. He said Ahmed [...]

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    Abdulfatah Ahmed: Kwara civil servants were fully paid before I left office

Abdulfatah Ahmed: Kwara civil servants were fully paid before I left office

Abdulfatah Ahmed, former governor of Kwara, says civil servants in the state were fully paid before he left office.  Ahmed said this in reaction to the allegation that his administration owed lecturers of colleges of education seven-month salary arrears. The governor refuted the claim in a statement issued by Wahab Oba, his press secretary. According to him, the institutions’ management was responsible for [...]

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    AbdulRazaq: My deputy staying in a rented apartment because Abdulfatah Ahmed sold his house

AbdulRazaq: My deputy staying in a rented apartment because Abdulfatah Ahmed sold his house

Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq, governor of Kwara state, says the government of Abdufatah Ahmed, his predecessor, sold 110 government properties, including the house meant for the deputy governor.  The governor said this on Monday after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at Aso Rock.  Accusing his predecessor of mismanaging resources of the state, Abdulrasaq said his deputy now lives in a rented apartment.  "What we met [...]

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    Kwara gov dissolves cabinet

Kwara gov dissolves cabinet

Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of Kwara state, has dissolved the state executive council with effect from Wednesday. A statement issued in Ilorin by Demola Olanrewaju, the deputy chief press secretary to the governor, said the special advisers, senior special assistants, special assistants, and members of boards of parastatals are also affected by the dissolution. The statement quoted Ahmed as thanking members of the [...]

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    EFCC probes Kwara officials over ‘illegal’ N400m severance package

EFCC probes Kwara officials over ‘illegal’ N400m severance package

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has launched a probe into the "illegal payment" of N400 million to some members of the Kwara state house of assembly and the state executive council members before the expiration of their tenures. In a statement, the anti-graft agency said Isiaka Gold, secretary to the state government, and Kperogi Jummai, the state house of [...]

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    Political violence forces Kwara to ban street rallies

Political violence forces Kwara to ban street rallies

Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of Kwara state, has banned campaign rallies on streets across the state. Ahmed, who announced this in a state broadcast on Tuesday, said the measure was necessitated by the recent clashes between political parties and groups in the state. He said the campaigns would only hold at designated areas. The governor said the political campaigns were expected to be robust [...]

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    Kwara governor’s aide resigns, stays in APC

Kwara governor’s aide resigns, stays in APC

Abdullahi Danbaba, special assistant on non-governmental affairs to Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of Kwara state, has resigned his appointment to stay in All Progressives Congress (APC). Danbaba announced his resignation in a letter addressed to Ahmed through secretary to the state government (SSG). According to him, the decision to resign the appointment is due to extensive and heart-to-heart consultation with the people of [...]

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    Report: EFCC probing Saraki, Ahmed over N17bn Kwara bond

Report: EFCC probing Saraki, Ahmed over N17bn Kwara bond

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is reportedly probing Senate President Bukola Saraki over the use of N17 billion bond secured by the Kwara state government. Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of Kwara, is also being investigated. According to The Nation, the EFCC suspects that the bonds raised in 2009 when Saraki was governor of the state may have been misappropriated by both [...]

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    Kwara: Suspected cultists did not indict Saraki, Ahmed

Kwara: Suspected cultists did not indict Saraki, Ahmed

The prosecution department of Kwara ministry of justice says Senate President Bukola Saraki and Abdulfatah Ahmed, the state's governor, were not indicted in statements made by suspected cultists to the police. On Wednesday, Saraki had alleged that Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), ordered the transfer of suspected cultists to Abuja where their statements would be altered to implicate him and [...]

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    EXTRA: Kwara governor appoints special assistant on Fulani affairs

EXTRA: Kwara governor appoints special assistant on Fulani affairs

Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of Kwara state, has appointed Abdul-Azeez Muhammad as his special assistant on Fulani affairs. Isiaka Gold, secretary to the state government (SSG), made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Ilorin, the state capital. Muhammad is to represent Miyetti-Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), the umbrella body of herdsmen, in the governor’s administration. Gold explained that the appointment was [...]

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Ahmed lays foundation for new workers’ secretariat in Kwara

Ahmed lays foundation for new workers’ secretariat in Kwara

Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of Kwara state, on Monday laid a foundation for a new secretariat complex in the state. Speaking at the occasion, Ahmed said the construction of the secretariat was necessary as office spaces had become insufficient for the state's workforce. He said the project was being funded through the state's Infrastructural Development Fund (IFK) which pools funds for critical infrastructure projects. "The [...]

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    Kwara gov to Nigerians: Stop blaming Buhari and Jonathan… think out of the box

Kwara gov to Nigerians: Stop blaming Buhari and Jonathan… think out of the box

Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of Kwara state, has advised Nigerians to stop blaming President Muhammad Buhari or any of the nation’s past leaders for the economic recession in the country. Ahmed gave the advice on Wednesday in Ilorin while receiving members of the Kwara state Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (KWACCIMA). He said instead of blaming anybody for the country’s economic [...]

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