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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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    34-year-old elected speaker of Kwara assembly

34-year-old elected speaker of Kwara assembly

Yakubu Danladi, a 34-year-old graduate of Kaduna Polytechnic, has been elected speaker of the Kwara state house of assembly.Danladi, who represents Ilesha-Gwanara constituency, was elected unopposed on Tuesday.He was nominated by Saheed Popoola of Balogun-Ojomu constituency, Offa local government area of the state.The development comes one day after Abok Ayuba, a 33-year-old final year student of the University of Jos, [...]

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    EFCC probes Kwara officials over ‘illegal’ N400m severance package

EFCC probes Kwara officials over ‘illegal’ N400m severance package

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has launched a probe into the "illegal payment" of N400 million to some members of the Kwara state house of assembly and the state executive council members before the expiration of their tenures.In a statement, the anti-graft agency said Isiaka Gold, secretary to the state government, and Kperogi Jummai, the state house of [...]

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    EFCC arrests lawmaker, 6 ‘internet fraudsters’ in Kwara

EFCC arrests lawmaker, 6 ‘internet fraudsters’ in Kwara

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ilorin zonal office, says it has arrested a member of the Kwara house of assembly (name withheld), for alleged N4 million fraud.Isyaku Sharu, the commission’s zonal head, disclosed this in an interview with NAN in Ilorin on Thursday.According to him, the legislator was arrested over alleged cheating, obtaining by false pretence and money [...]

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    Belgore: I gave a former Kwara CP N10m during 2015 elections

Belgore: I gave a former Kwara CP N10m during 2015 elections

Dele Belgore, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says he gave a former commissioner of police in Kwara state N10 million in cash during the 2015 general election.Testifying before the federal high court in Lagos on Monday, Belgore gave the name of the former commissioner as Salihu Garba.Belgore, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the 2015 election, [...]

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    Kwara REC: Politicians offered me money to compromise 2019 polls

Kwara REC: Politicians offered me money to compromise 2019 polls

Garba Madami, resident electoral commissioner (REC) of Kwara state, says some politicians approached him to compromise the 2019 elections in the state.Madami said he was offered money but he refused the offer and stood his ground, even though it was "tempting".Madami, however, did not state which party or persons offered him bribe.The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lost the presidential, national [...]

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    Ihedioha leading with over 100,000 votes in Imo

Ihedioha leading with over 100,000 votes in Imo

Emeka Ihedioha, former deputy speaker of the house of representatives, is leading in results of the 11 local government declared so far.Ihedioha, who is contesting the Imo state governorship election under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is ahead of Uche Nwosu of Action Alliance and Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC), with over 100,000 votes.In [...]

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    ‘This is not Kwara’ – Tinubu rejects ‘O to ge’ in Lagos

‘This is not Kwara’ – Tinubu rejects ‘O to ge’ in Lagos

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says "O to ge", the slogan used to dislodge Senate President Bukola Saraki is not applicable in Lagos.Loosely translated as "enough is enough", the slogan yielded massive rewards for Kwara APC as the party displaced all the three sitting senators in the state, won all house of reps seats and President [...]

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    Lai says Buhari’s win is victory for ordinary Nigerians

Lai says Buhari’s win is victory for ordinary Nigerians

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the polls is for "ordinary" Nigerians.Mohammed said this on Thursday in Abuja when the ministry held an event in his honour.The ministry congratulated Mohammed on the victory he and the All Progressives Congress (APC) recorded during Saturday's polls in Kwara state.Senate President Bukola Saraki whose family has [...]

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    ‘I wish my people the best’ — Saraki breaks silence on ‘shocking’ defeat

‘I wish my people the best’ — Saraki breaks silence on ‘shocking’ defeat

Senate President Bukola Saraki has reacted to his loss in Saturday's election, wishing the people of the state the best.Ibrahim Oloriegbe, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had defeated Saraki who ran on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The APC also cleared seats in the house of reps and senate.In a statement on Tuesday, Saraki said those who [...]

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    Arrest of Kwara senator is provocative, says PDP

Arrest of Kwara senator is provocative, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has kicked against the arrest of one of its senators in Kwara state, describing it as a script being played by the "losing" All Progressives Congress (APC).Rafiu Ibrahim, who represents Kwara south senatorial district, was arrested on the eve of the presidential and national assembly elections scheduled for Saturday.It is not yet clear why the [...]

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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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