Saturday, November 17, 2018

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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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    Illegal recruitment ‘costs’ Kwara over N400m

Illegal recruitment ‘costs’ Kwara over N400m

The Kwara state government has lost over N400 million within two years as a result of the illegal recruitment of 516 employees by the State Teaching Service Commission.This was revealed by the administrative panel of inquiry instituted by Abdulfatah Ahmed, the governor.While presenting the report to the governor, Yusuf Daibu, chairman of the panel, said the commission illegally employed 965 [...]

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    Saraki, Ahmed absent at Ilorin eid praying ground

Saraki, Ahmed absent at Ilorin eid praying ground

Senate Presiden Bukola Saraki was conspicuously absent at the Ilorin eid-el-Fitr praying ground where he was attacked in September.Saraki later said he was in Saudi Arabia for lesser hajj."A quick search would show I usually spend last 10 days in lesser hajj," he wrote on Twitter in response to this story.Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of Kwara, was also not there. Both [...]

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    NNPC to establish 800 retail outlets

NNPC to establish 800 retail outlets

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is set to establish 800 additional retail outlets across the country, Babatunde Adeniran, the corporation’s group executive director, has said.He spoke on Friday in Ilorin, Kwara state capital, when he led the NNPC team on a courtesy visit to Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of Kwara.He said out of the 800 stations, three retail outlets would [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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, [...]

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    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 [...]

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