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    Coronavirus: Kwara shuts down schools on Monday

Coronavirus: Kwara shuts down schools on Monday

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    ‘Ile Arugbo’: Saraki returns to court as dialogue with Kwara govt collapses

‘Ile Arugbo’: Saraki returns to court as dialogue with Kwara govt collapses

The family of Olusola Saraki has returned to the court after collapse of the talks with the state government over the demolition of "Ile Arugbo". "Ile Arugbo", known to be the political home of Olusola Saraki, father of the ex-Senate president, was demolished by the state government following the revocation of the land. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, Kwara governor, had said the land originally [...]

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    Kwara, Saraki to settle dispute over ‘Ile-Arugbo’ out of court

Kwara, Saraki to settle dispute over ‘Ile-Arugbo’ out of court

The Kwara state government and the Saraki family have considered settling the dispute over the demolition of 'Ile-Arugbo' out of court. 'Ile Arugbo', known to be the political home of Olusola Saraki, father of Bukola Saraki, former senate president, was demolished by the state government after the land was revoked. AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq, Kwara governor, had said the land, originally designated for the construction [...]

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    Kwara to sanction 165 schools blacklisted by WAEC over exam malpractice

Kwara to sanction 165 schools blacklisted by WAEC over exam malpractice

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    Abdulfatah Ahmed: Kwara civil servants were fully paid before I left office

Abdulfatah Ahmed: Kwara civil servants were fully paid before I left office

Abdulfatah Ahmed, former governor of Kwara, says civil servants in the state were fully paid before he left office.  Ahmed said this in reaction to the allegation that his administration owed lecturers of colleges of education seven-month salary arrears. The governor refuted the claim in a statement issued by Wahab Oba, his press secretary. According to him, the institutions’ management was responsible for [...]

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    Kwara bans preaching in public schools

Kwara bans preaching in public schools

The Kwara state government says no religious organisation is permitted to preach or conduct other spiritual activities in public schools across the state. Bisola Ahmed, the state commissioner for education and human capital development, made this known in a statement on Tuesday. “It has come to the notice of the Kwara State Government that some religious organisations have been going to public [...]

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    ‘It followed due process’ — ex-gov denies selling Kwara properties to friends

‘It followed due process’ — ex-gov denies selling Kwara properties to friends

Abdulfatah Ahmed, former governor of Kwara, says the sale of government properties followed due. Ahmed was responding to the allegation by Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq, governor of Kwara, that he sold government properties to friends and cronies. Abdulrasaq had alleged that the government of Ahmed, his predecessor, sold 110 government properties, including the house meant for the deputy governor. The governor said this on Monday [...]

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    Kwara govt pulled down ‘Ile Arugbo’ to ‘frustrate court process’

Kwara govt pulled down ‘Ile Arugbo’ to ‘frustrate court process’

A group known as Saraki Legacy Forum has berated  the Kwara state government for demolishing the Saraki’s political home better known as "Ile Arúgbó" in Ilorin, the state capital. In a statement on Thursday, Bibire Ajape, chairman of the forum, said the Sarakis had sued the government over the land where the home is situated, but the state carried out the [...]

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    Kwara govt: Why Saraki’s ‘political home’ was pulled down before dawn

Kwara govt: Why Saraki’s ‘political home’ was pulled down before dawn

The Kwara state government says it demolished the home of Olusola Saraki, father of Bukola Saraki, former senate president, at dawn to avoid needless confrontation from community members. The state government had demolished Sarakis’ political home better known as "Ile Arúgbó" in Ilorin, the state capital, on Thursday morning. Some community members had earlier planned to stage a protest against the demolition. In [...]

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    Kwara govt demolishes Saraki’s ‘political home’ 

Kwara govt demolishes Saraki’s ‘political home’ 

The Kwara state government has demolished the Sarakis' political home better known as ‘Ile Arúgbó’ in Ilorin. TheCable learnt the building was demolished early Thursday after security operatives dispersed protesters, including aged women within the complex. The state government had fixed midnight for the demolition exercise to avoid a clash with Saraki’s loyalists who had been keeping a vigil in the area. AbdulRahman [...]

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    Kwara gov can’t destroy my father’s legacies, says Saraki on revocation of land

Kwara gov can’t destroy my father’s legacies, says Saraki on revocation of land

Bukola Saraki, former senate president, says the main objective of Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, governor of Kwara state, is to wage war against his family. Saraki said this on Saturday while reacting to the governor's decision to revoke a land occupied by his family in Ilorin, the state capital. In a statement on Friday, Rafiu Ajakaiye, chief press secretary to the governor, had said the [...]

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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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