Thursday, September 20, 2018

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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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    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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    Saraki and I have no link with ‘cultists’, says Kwara gov

Saraki and I have no link with ‘cultists’, says Kwara gov

Abdulfatah Ahmed, Kwara governor, says neither him nor Senate President Bukola Saraki have any link with the suspected cultists arrested in Ilorin, Kwara.During plenary on Tuesday, Saraki had accused Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), of plotting to implicate him in the activities of the suspects.The senate president had said Ahmed called to inform him of the alleged plot of the IGP.Speaking via Muyideen [...]

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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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    THE LIST: Victims of Offa robbery attack 

THE LIST: Victims of Offa robbery attack 

Kwara Must Change, an advocacy group, has released a list of some victims of the robbery attack in Offa, Kwara state.On April 5, some armed robbers attacked five commercial banks in the community, killing at least 17 persons, including police officers.In a statement on Friday, the group identified 14 of the victims to include of 10 police officers and four [...]

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    Police: 17 persons — including eight officers — were killed in Offa robbery

Police: 17 persons — including eight officers — were killed in Offa robbery

Seventeen persons were killed in a robbery attack in Offa, Kwara state, the police have said.Armed robbers on Thursday raided some commercial banks in the town, carting away an undisclosed amount.They were said to have also attacked a police station in the area.Jeffrey Ajayi, spokesman of the state police command, on Saturday said apart from those who lost their lives, [...]

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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 pledges support for IPI 2018 congress

Kwara pledges support for IPI 2018 congress

The Kwara state government has assured the International Press Institute (IPI) of its support in ensuring that Nigeria successfully hosts the IPI world congress in June.Abdulfattah Ahmed,  the state governor, gave the assurance on Sunday while receiving a delegation of the IPI congress media and publicity committee, in Ilorin, the state capital.Ahmed said he would sponsor journalists from the state to [...]

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    Saraki asks state assemblies to block pension of ex-govs

Saraki asks state assemblies to block pension of ex-govs

Senate President Bukola Saraki has called on house of assemblies to take a cue from Kwara and pass their own versions of the bill suspending payment of pension to former governors and deputy governors.Kwara assembly passed the bill on Tuesday.In a statement on Wednesday, Saraki commended Ali Ahmad, speaker of the assembly, for working to pass the bill.The nation's number three citizen [...]

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