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    EFCC arrests 16 Kwara LG chairmen for ‘converting N4bn loan to personal use’

EFCC arrests 16 Kwara LG chairmen for ‘converting N4bn loan to personal use’

The Kwara zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 16 local government chairmen for allegedly misappropriating a N4 billion loan.The LG chairmen are also being accused of diverting 10% of the monthly internally generated revenue for their personal use.A statement by Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC's spokesperson, said the commission found out that the council chiefs held a [...]

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    26-year-old Joana Nnazua Kolo appointed as commissioner in Kwara

26-year-old Joana Nnazua Kolo appointed as commissioner in Kwara

AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, governor of Kwara state, has nominated Joana Nnazua Kolo, a 26-year-old, as a commissioner, in his first cabinet list.In a statement on Tuesday, Rafiu Ajakaye, chief press secretary to the governor, said Kolo is a 2018 graduate of Library Science of Kwara State University (KWASU).Ajakaye said if confirmed, Kolo will be Nigeria’s youngest commissioner."A grassroots mobiliser, Miss Kolo [...]

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    Kwara gov: It’s a shame we recorded 50% of polio outbreak

Kwara gov: It’s a shame we recorded 50% of polio outbreak

AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, governor of Kwara, says it is a shame that the state recorded 50 percent of polio outbreak in the country.Polio is an infectious disease among children that can cause temporary or permanent paralysis.In a statement on Tuesday, Rafiu Ajakaye, the governor's chief press secretary, quoted AbdulRasaq as saying that his administration will give needed support to end the [...]

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    Abducted Turkish nationals regain freedom — after six days

Abducted Turkish nationals regain freedom — after six days

Four Turkish nationals who were kidnapped in Kwara state last weekend have regained freedom.Some gunmen had reportedly abducted them at a bar along Gbugbu-Lafiagi road in Edu local government area of the state on July 20.The suspected kidnappers had initially demanded a ransom of N400 million but it was later reduced to N100 million.However, Kayode Egbetokun, commissioner of police, said [...]

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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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No election without card reader, collation officers yet to get materials… How prepared is INEC for the governorship election?

The governorship and house of assembly elections will be holding on Saturday across the country.In checking the preparedness of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), TheCable visited a few states and we bring you updates.KADUNAIn Kaduna, Abdullahi Kaugama, the residential electoral commissioner (REC) warned that election would not hold without the card reader.Addressing a joined press conference with Ahmad Abdulrahman,  [...]

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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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