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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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    Salary crises will end in two months, says Gov. Ahmed

Salary crises will end in two months, says Gov. Ahmed

Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of Kwara state, has given an assurance that the issue of salary arrears of workers in certain tertiary institutions and government agencies in the state will be resolved within the next two months. Speaking during a meeting with heads of tertiary institutions in the state at the government house Ilorin on Tuesday, the governor expressed optimism that the [...]

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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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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    Time to make more sacrifices for Nigeria, says Buhari

Time to make more sacrifices for Nigeria, says Buhari

The time has come for politicians to make more sacrifices and deliver on their promises to the electorate, President-elect Muhammadu Buhari said on Tuesday. Receiving  a delegation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) politicians from Kogi and Kwara states at the party’s presidential campaign headquarters in Abuja, Buhari appealed to his party faithful to restore security and confidence in the people [...]

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    THE FILE: Okorocha, Yero, Al-Makura… chances of incumbent governors seeking re-election

THE FILE: Okorocha, Yero, Al-Makura… chances of incumbent governors seeking re-election

If you called the 2015 general election 'an election of surprises', no one would fault you. In the country's history, it is the first election where an opposition candidate would unseat an incumbent president. Apart from the loss of the president, five governors nursing senatorial ambitions also failed, while many other incumbent senators lost their seats. Prior to 2015, such was almost [...]

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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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    Kwara governor, Ahmed to create 5,000 jobs in 2015

Kwara governor, Ahmed to create 5,000 jobs in 2015

Abdulfatah Ahmed, the Kwara State Governor, has promised to create 5,000 new youth jobs in 2015. Ahmed, who made the commitment while signing the 2015 appropriation bill into law in his office, said this was in line with his administration’s commitment to youth development under the Shared Prosperity Programme (SPP). He promised to continue to accord priority to youth empowerment and entrepreneurship [...]

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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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    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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