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    EFCC: How we stopped former Kwara officials from withdrawing N10bn beforehand over

EFCC: How we stopped former Kwara officials from withdrawing N10bn beforehand over

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it prevented former officials of Kwara state government from misappropriating N10 billion from the treasury between May 24 and May 29.Isyaku Sharu, EFCC's zonal head, told journalists on Tuesday that the commission mounted surveillance on the state accounts to prevent last-minute looting by the outgoing administration."It has always been a tradition in [...]

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    Radio Kwara staff shut down station

Radio Kwara staff shut down station

Workers of the Kwara State Broadcasting Corporation (Radio Kwara), Ilorin, shut down the station on Wednesday, in protest of "lack of operational equipment and welfare package for staff".The state government’s move to cancel the AM Station was part of what triggered the protest, according to NAN.A staff, who pleaded anonymity, said the government was planning to evacuate the staff from [...]

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    I’m glad that the candles weren’t burnt in vain, says first class graduate

I’m glad that the candles weren’t burnt in vain, says first class graduate

Halima Anate, a microbiology graduate of Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Kwara state, has expressed delight over making distinction.Speaking with TheCable on her convocation day, Anate said she worked very hard to achieve the feat."I wish I could find a word that best describes how happy I to have made first class," she said."I am delighted that all the night reading, the [...]

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    Baraje warns APC leaders, threatens to quit

Baraje warns APC leaders, threatens to quit

Kawu Baraje, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has issued a note of warning to leaders of the ruling party, saying the issues that made him leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have started arising in APC.Baraje, a former acting chairman of PDP, said the ruling party has lived below expectation since it took over the reins of government nearly [...]

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    Four killed as ‘cultists’ break loose in Ilorin

Four killed as ‘cultists’ break loose in Ilorin

Four persons were killed in Ilorin during a fight that broke out between members of two rival cult groups in Ilorin, Kwara state capital.The clash occurred at Babako, Ita-Amodu and Agbo-Oba areas of Ilorin metropolis between Saturday night and 4 am on Sunday.The clash heightened tension in the affected areas while residents scampered for safety.A witness account told NAN that [...]

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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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    Don’t incite students, Buhari warns lecturers

Don’t incite students, Buhari warns lecturers

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday warned university lecturers against academic corruption and inciting students.Speaking at the 31st convocation ceremony and 40th anniversary of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), the president said his administration will not accept the exploitation or incitement of students to distabilise the system.Represented by David Babachir, secretary to the government of federation, the president expressed the readiness [...]

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    Tribunal upholds Saraki’s election

Tribunal upholds Saraki’s election

The election petition tribunal sitting in Ilorin, Kwara state, has upheld the election of Senate President Bukola Saraki.The tribunal gave its ruling while the screening of the ministerial nominees was taking place at the senate.Josiah Majebi, chairman of the three-man panel, struck out he petition of ‎Abdulrahman Abdulrasak, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the March 28 election.Abdulrasak had [...]

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    Nothing will distract me, says Saraki

Nothing will distract me, says Saraki

Bukola Saraki, president of the senate, on Thursday said the upper legislative chamber would ensure that nothing distracts it in the discharge of its duties.Addressing members of Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union in Abuja, Saraki said the red chamber would do its best to meet the yearnings of Nigerians."I solicit your prayers for peace and unity in Nigeria. Those who [...]

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