Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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    Kwara governor declares senatorial bid

Kwara governor declares senatorial bid

Ahmed Abdulfatah, governor of Kwara state, has declared his intention to run for Kwara south senatorial district.The governor disclosed this via his Twitter handle on Saturday.He said the decision to contest the senatorial seat is in response to calls by his people to ensure "effective, purposeful representation".The tweet read: "In response to calls by my people and in keeping with [...]

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    AUDIO: Saraki didn’t ask us to rob but we are his political thugs, says arrested gang leader

AUDIO: Saraki didn’t ask us to rob but we are his political thugs, says arrested gang leader

On Sunday, the police invited Senate President Bukola Saraki over the robbery attack which took place in Offa, Kwara state, on April 5.Armed robbers had attacked five commercial banks in the community, killing at least 33 persons, including nine police officers.The police later arrested some suspects. Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, paraded them in Abuja on Sunday.Moshood said the force would probe Saraki’s [...]

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    PHOTOS: Police release CCTV footage of Offa ‘robbers’

PHOTOS: Police release CCTV footage of Offa ‘robbers’

The police have have declared wanted four of the gangsters who participated in the bloody bank robbery incidents in Offa, Kwara state, on 4 April.The force released photographs of the gang members while in action. The images provided were the clearest since the incident took place exactly a month ago.The police said the Kwara state government has also promised a [...]

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    Offa robbery: Police confirm arrest of seven suspects

Offa robbery: Police confirm arrest of seven suspects

Lawan Ado, Kwara commissioner of police, says seven suspects have been arrested in connection with Thursday’s robbery attacks in Offa.The robbery attacks on Union Bank, Eco bank, Guarantee Trust Bank, First Bank, Zenith Bank and Ibolo Micro Finance Bank had resulted in the death of 17 people including seven police officers.A number of injured victims are receiving treatment in different [...]

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    ‘The robbers and killers must be arrested’ — Saraki reacts to Offa carnage

‘The robbers and killers must be arrested’ — Saraki reacts to Offa carnage

Senate President Bukola Saraki says those behind the robbery and killings in the Offa, Kwara state, must be arrested.Armed robbers raided some commercial banks in the town on Thursday, killing some police officers and residents.The robbers carted away an undisclosed amount of cash.They were said to have operated for about an hour after blocking the Ilorin and Osogbo entrances into [...]

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    ‘Rookie’ on politics: You are out of the race if you can’t pay delegates during primary election

‘Rookie’ on politics: You are out of the race if you can’t pay delegates during primary election

Bisi Ogunwale, the young banker who made attempt to represent his people at the Kwara state house of assembly, has highlighted the role of money in getting the votes of delegates.In his recently launched book, "Stepping Out", Ogunwale gave an account of his experience when he decided to walk the path of partisan politics.The banker who stepped out to occupy [...]

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    PHOTOS: Four-storey building collapses in Ilorin

PHOTOS: Four-storey building collapses in Ilorin

A four-storey building on Zulu Gambari road in Ilorin, capital of Kwara state, collapsed on Friday.At least three workers of the building said to be built as a hotel sustained injuries and have been taken to the hospital.Below are some pictures of the incident:    [...]

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    Falana asks Saraki to return pension, house given to him by Kwara

Falana asks Saraki to return pension, house given to him by Kwara

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has called on Senate President Bukola Saraki to return the entire pension he received since 2007 from Kwara state government to the state.He also asked him to relinquish the house the state government bought for him in Abuja.Last week, Saraki said he had written to the Kwara state government regarding stopping his pension. This followed [...]

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    Saraki: I have stopped receiving pension from Kwara

Saraki: I have stopped receiving pension from Kwara

Senate President Bukola Saraki says he has stopped receiving pension from Kwara as a former governor of the state.Speaking at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) forum in Abuja on Tuesday, the senate president said he wrote a letter to the state government to stop the payment of the pension.According to him, the decision was sequel to complaints from some [...]

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    Cholera in Kwara: An environmentalist’s perspective

Cholera in Kwara: An environmentalist’s perspective

BY AMUSA VICTORIt is a common scene in Kwara to see residents hurriedly dump refuse in drainages during heavy rainfall, sewage is also seen to flow out of broken chambers in densely populated areas across the state. Quite a number of houses are still without toilet facilities in the metropolis, as such open defecation remains the available option.An epidemic is [...]

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    Obasanjo first ordered investigation of Saraki, says FG witness

Obasanjo first ordered investigation of Saraki, says FG witness

Samuel Madojemu, head of investigation at the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), has said that a presidential inve‎stigative report of 2006 triggered off the investigation of Senate President Bukola Saraki by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Madojemu disclosed this to the agency's tribunal on Wednesday.Former president Olusegun Obasanjo was in power at the time Saraki was first investigated by the [...]

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    Angry citizens attacked Kwara governor, says PDP

Angry citizens attacked Kwara governor, says PDP

Kwara state chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has refuted allegations that it masterminded an attack on Abudulfatah Ahmed, the state governor.Abdulfatah’s convoy was attacked on Tuesday while he was returning from the palace of the Emir of Kaiama, where he received the traditional title of ‘Jarman of Kaiama’, after flagging off the construction of Kishi-Kaiama road.Describing the attack [...]

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    Kwara demands probe of attack on governor’s convoy

Kwara demands probe of attack on governor’s convoy

The Kwara state government has called on the police to investigate the attack on the convoy of Abdulfatah Ahmed, the governor of the state, in Kaiama local government area, on Tuesday.Alleging that suspected thugs of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), masterminded the attack, B.S Abdulsam, the senior special assistant security intelligence to Abdulfatah, condemned the incident.Muideen Akorede, the senior special [...]

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    Kwara gov aspirant raises the alarm over ‘fake delegates’

Kwara gov aspirant raises the alarm over ‘fake delegates’

Makanjuola Ajadi, a senator and governorship aspirant on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) platform, has expressed concern over alleged circulation of fake delegates lists among the party members.Ajadi, who recently resigned his appointment as special adviser to the president on national assembly matters, said this on Wednesday in a statement signed by Abdulmajeed Olokooba, his media assistant.The senator said some [...]

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    Ahmed promises ‘major transformation’ of Kwara education

Ahmed promises ‘major transformation’ of Kwara education

Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of Kwara state, has said that his government will be embarking on major transformation in the education sector.Ahmed said this during an interactive session with stakeholders in Ilorin, the state capital, adding that he is ready to handover schools to proprietors who express the desire to wholly run them and also willing to take over schools from [...]

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    Kwankwaso: 2 PDP govs joining APC soon

Kwankwaso: 2 PDP govs joining APC soon

Governor of Kano state, Rabiu Kwankwaso, says two governors in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would soon defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC).He said this when he paid a courtesy visit on Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of Kwara state.Kwankwaso was in Ilorin as part of his consultations for the presidential ticket of the APC for the 2015 election.He is expected to make [...]

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