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    Kwara teachers: Ahmed lied… he owed 7 months salary arrears

Kwara teachers: Ahmed lied… he owed 7 months salary arrears

The Committee of Unions in Tertiary Institutions (CUTI), an association of teachers in Kwara, has accused Abdulfatah Ahmed, ex-governor of the state, of lying about owing no salary arrears.Ahmed had said civil servants in the state were fully paid before he left office.But in a statement, Imam Abdulkadir, chairman of CUTI, debunked the claim of the ex- governor.He said Ahmed [...]

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    AbdulRazaq: My deputy staying in a rented apartment because Abdulfatah Ahmed sold his house

AbdulRazaq: My deputy staying in a rented apartment because Abdulfatah Ahmed sold his house

Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq, governor of Kwara state, says the government of Abdufatah Ahmed, his predecessor, sold 110 government properties, including the house meant for the deputy governor. The governor said this on Monday after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at Aso Rock. Accusing his predecessor of mismanaging resources of the state, Abdulrasaq said his deputy now lives in a rented apartment. "What we met [...]

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    ‘We must reject vindictive politics’ — Gbemi Saraki tackles Kwara gov over demolition of ‘Ile Arugbo

‘We must reject vindictive politics’ — Gbemi Saraki tackles Kwara gov over demolition of ‘Ile Arugbo

Gbemisola Saraki, minister of state for transportation, has expressed her displeasure over the demolition of "Ile Arúgbó" in Ilorin, Kwara state capital. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, Kwara state governor had on Thursday ordered the demolition of the building regarded as the political home of Olusola Saraki, Gbemisola’s father.Reacting, Gbemisola, in a statement on Friday, said she feels disrespected that the governor wouldn’t consult with [...]

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    Kwara: No evidence Saraki family paid for land we revoked

Kwara: No evidence Saraki family paid for land we revoked

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    JCI Nigeria partners Kwara on leadership, youth empowerment

JCI Nigeria partners Kwara on leadership, youth empowerment

Adetola Juyitan, president of Junior Chamber International (JCI) Nigeria, says the organisation is ready to partner with the Kwara government in facilitating leadership training for members of the state executive council and its lawmakers.Juyitan spoke during a courtesy visit to Kayode Alabi, the state's deputy governor, in Ilorin at the weekend.According to her, the initiative would strengthen leadership capacity in [...]

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    ‘Their death could be prevented’ — Kwara gov mourns 17 admission seekers

‘Their death could be prevented’ — Kwara gov mourns 17 admission seekers

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    Kwara assembly probes ‘transfer of state property to Saraki’

Kwara assembly probes ‘transfer of state property to Saraki’

The Kwara state house of assembly has commenced investigation into the alleged transfer of the ownership of a four-bedroom chalet to Bukola Saraki, former senate president.The house, on Tuesday, directed its committee on land, housing and urban development to investigate the transfer and report back in two days.The building named Alimi lodge is located on Alimi road in GRA, llorin, [...]

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    I’ll carry you along, gov tells Kwara residents

I’ll carry you along, gov tells Kwara residents

Abdul-Rahman Abdul-Razaq, governor of Kwara state, says his administration will carry people of the state along and deliver on its campaign promises.He said this at an event commemorating Democracy Day celebration in Ilorin, the state capital, on Friday.The governor said his administration will enhance economic growth by creating conducive working environment for the people."Let me reiterate that my Government will [...]

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    Kwara gov: We don’t want to be stoned like our predecessor

Kwara gov: We don’t want to be stoned like our predecessor

Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, governor of Kwara state, says his administration is committed to fulfilling its campaign promises so as not to be stoned "like my predecessor".He said this during a meeting with top officials of the Kwara State Road Maintenance Agency (KWARTMA), in Ilorin, the state capital, on Sunday.The governor listed road construction and social infrastructure among his targets.Abdulrazaq expressed concern over [...]

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    Kwara gov dissolves cabinet

Kwara gov dissolves cabinet

Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of Kwara state, has dissolved the state executive council with effect from Wednesday.A statement issued in Ilorin by Demola Olanrewaju, the deputy chief press secretary to the governor, said the special advisers, senior special assistants, special assistants, and members of boards of parastatals are also affected by the dissolution.The statement quoted Ahmed as thanking members of the [...]

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    Lai to Kwara voters: You said ‘enough is enough’ and it came to pass

Lai to Kwara voters: You said ‘enough is enough’ and it came to pass

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the broom of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has swept Kwara state clean of “hegemony politics”.Mohammed spoke at a news briefing in Ilorin, the state capital, on Monday.The minister said the long battle for the emancipation of Kwara had been attained with the outcome of the polls.He said with the unprecedented victories, the people [...]

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    Katsina senator: Saraki should resign immediately

Katsina senator: Saraki should resign immediately

Abu Ibrahim, senator representing Katsina south, has asked Senate President Bukola Saraki to resign immediately.Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, Ibrahim said the defeat Saraki suffered is an indication that he should vacate his position because "there is nothing left for him to cling to". Saraki, who is representing Kwara central senatorial district under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), lost to [...]

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    Saraki: Hold IGP responsible if anything happens to me

Saraki: Hold IGP responsible if anything happens to me

Senate President Bukola Saraki says Nigerians should hold Ibrahim Idris, inspector general of police, responsible if anything happens to him.Saraki said this on Friday while speaking with journalists at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign headquarters in Abuja.He accused the IGP of trying to implicate him in criminal charges."The usual practice has been that the commissioner of police personally ensures [...]

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    Berlin Wall of Kwara broken, says Lai after APC bye-election victory

Berlin Wall of Kwara broken, says Lai after APC bye-election victory

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) has broken the "Berlin Wall" of Kwara politics following its victory in the state's bye-election.The political landscape of Kwara had been controlled by Senate President Bukola Saraki, and before him, Olusola Saraki, his late father.But on Saturday, the APC defeated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to win [...]

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    Kwara PDP primary: Saraki did not betray me, says Bolaji Abdullahi

Kwara PDP primary: Saraki did not betray me, says Bolaji Abdullahi

Bolaji Abdullahi, former spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Senate President Bukola Saraki did not betray him.Abdullahi said this in reaction to reports that the senate president worked against his governorship ambition.An aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara state, Abdullahi withdrew from the race on Monday.In a statement, Abdullahi said though the outcome of the primaries may have [...]

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    Kwara APC: Why governorship primary was put on hold

Kwara APC: Why governorship primary was put on hold

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state says it did not conduct its governorship primary election because there was no communication from the party’s national secretariat.The APC had announced the time table for the primaries across the states, but Kayode Zubair, APC’s spokesman in the state, said they are yet to get a directive from the national working committee.“The [...]

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