Thursday, February 21, 2019

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    Saraki to Tinubu: You’re angry because I opposed your Muslim-Muslim ticket ambition

Saraki to Tinubu: You’re angry because I opposed your Muslim-Muslim ticket ambition

Senate President Bukola Saraki says Bola Tinubu is angry with him because he opposed Tinubu's ambition for the All Progressives Congress  (APC) to field a Muslim-Muslim ticket in the 2015 presidential election.It was believed that Tinubu wanted to be running mate to President Muhammadu Buhari but that would have presented an all-Muslim ticket thought to be politically insensitive.Saraki said this in [...]

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    HLSI debunks allegation of jamming phones, funding campaigns

HLSI debunks allegation of jamming phones, funding campaigns

HLSI Security Firms and Technologies has debunked reports that it is sponsoring the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign and also planning to jam telephone networks during the elections.In a statement on Friday,  the Israeli company said its operations in Nigeria have been for more than 12 years and at no time has it been accused of any form of integrity [...]

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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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    Suspected thugs attack Kwara community

Suspected thugs attack Kwara community

Thugs alleged to be working for the All Progressives Congress (APC) have attacked the residence of Senate President Bukola Saraki family in Ilorin, Kwara state.Two people were reportedly shot and more than 20 cars destroyed in Agbaji, one of the affected compounds.Île Ottan, Sholagberu, Wopa, Olayeri, and Onilemarun families were affected in the attack which is the second in four days.On [...]

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    Lai: Commonwealth of Kwara has been cornered by Saraki family for 40 years

Lai: Commonwealth of Kwara has been cornered by Saraki family for 40 years

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, has alleged that the Saraki family has cornered Kwara state’s commonwealth in the past 40 years.He said the Saraki dynasty in Kwara had rendered the quality of life of the people to the lowest point.The minister made the allegation on Thursday in Ilorin at a ceremony organised by the Kwara All Progressives Congress [...]

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    Buhari’s integrity is legendary, says Lai

Buhari’s integrity is legendary, says Lai

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the integrity of President Muhammadu Buhari is legendary.Mohammed said this on Friday at the inauguration of those who will canvass votes for the re-election of Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.The event held at the Buhari/Osinbajo Project 2019 Office in Ilorin, Kwara state.The minister said Buhari leveraged on his "legendary integrity" to reinvent governance.“These canvassers [...]

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    Kwara PDP primary stalled as delegates exchange blows

Kwara PDP primary stalled as delegates exchange blows

The governorship primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been cancelled following a confrontation between supporters of two leading aspirants.The exercise had been going on smoothly at Banquet Hall, opposite government house, Ilorin, until some loyalists of Bolaji Abdullahi and Razak Atunwa, two top aspirants, clashed over alleged attempt to manipulate the primary.Some supporters of Abdulahi alleged that [...]

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    Issa-Onilu: We’re working to end the dynasty of Saraki in Kwara

Issa-Onilu: We’re working to end the dynasty of Saraki in Kwara

Lanre Issa-Onilu, former group political editor of  THISDAY, is a leading corporate and political communications expert in Nigeria. A member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Issa-Onilu contested the position of the national publicity secretary of the APC at the last convention of the party but lost to Bolaji Abdullahi, an ally of Senate President Bukola Saraki.He had said [...]

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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 intend to run Kwara like a business, says PDP governorship aspirant

I intend to run Kwara like a business, says PDP governorship aspirant

Femi Sanni, a governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he intends to run Kwara state like a business if elected into office.Sanni said this at the weekend while speaking with journalists in Abuja.The aspirant said he intends to govern the state by strict example."I intend to run a business like government where efficiency, probity, [...]

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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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    Bolaji Abdullahi discloses intention to govern Kwara

Bolaji Abdullahi discloses intention to govern Kwara

Bolaji Abdullahi, former spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has disclosed his interest in the governorship seat of Kwara state.Abdullahi made his intention known when family and friends visited him to celebrate Sallah at his residence in Illorin, on Thursday.The former minister said he is seeking to be governor to make a difference in Kwara.He said it is [...]

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    Kwara APC faction rejects dissolution, to drag party leadership to court

Kwara APC faction rejects dissolution, to drag party leadership to court

A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state has rejected the dissolution of its executive committee by the party’s national working committee (NWC).The party’s NWC dissolved the committee on Monday, citing alleged anti-party activities as reasons for doing so.The faction is loyal to Senate President Bukola Saraki who is believed to be plotting to leave the party.In a [...]

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    Offa robbery: Ahmed denies funding thugs, says they may be beneficiaries of Kwara SME credit

Offa robbery: Ahmed denies funding thugs, says they may be beneficiaries of Kwara SME credit

Abdulfatai Ahmed, governor of Kwara state, says he has never sponsored thugs for political purposes.Muyideen Akorede, media aide to the governor, quoted the governor as saying this in a statement on Sunday while responding to allegations by the police.Jimoh Moshood, spokesman of the police, had said some suspects confessed to being sponsored by the governor and Senate President Bukola Saraki.But [...]

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    Report: Dismissed corporal organised Offa robbery, killed nine officers in revenge mission

Report: Dismissed corporal organised Offa robbery, killed nine officers in revenge mission

Michael Adiku, a dismissed police corporal, has reportedly confessed to killing over 20 people during the attack on banks and a police station in Offa, Kwara state.The police said Adiku led the gang in the robbery incident that left many dead in April.Adiku was quoted as telling the inspector-general of police (IG) intelligence response team (IRT) that he led the [...]

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    Kwara APC crisis: Faction files suit against Saraki’s group

Kwara APC crisis: Faction files suit against Saraki’s group

A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has filed a suit against the group of Senate President Bukola Saraki.Both groups held their congresses in Ilorin, the state capital, on Saturday.The faction is made of members from the legacy parties -- CPC, ANPP and a faction of ACN (including Lai Mohammed, minister of information), as well as GRS, a group [...]

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