Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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    Kwara gov’s wife offers to help abandoned blue-eyed woman, daughters

Kwara gov’s wife offers to help abandoned blue-eyed woman, daughters

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    NMA: 35 doctors have contracted COVID-19 in Kwara

NMA: 35 doctors have contracted COVID-19 in Kwara

The Kwara branch of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) says 35 doctors have so far tested positive for COVID-19 in the state. Kolade Solagberu, the state NMA chairman, who spoke to journalists on Monday, however, noted that the association has not recorded any casualty among its members. He cautioned residents to disregard the belief that COVID-19 is not real and that it [...]

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    EXTRA: It’s taboo to sell pounded yam in Omupo community, says monarch

EXTRA: It’s taboo to sell pounded yam in Omupo community, says monarch

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    Abdulrahman Abdulrazak: A celebration of non-performance

Abdulrahman Abdulrazak: A celebration of non-performance

BY RAZAK ATUNWA It has been one year since the present government in Kwara State was ushered in through a sea breeze of change. It was seemingly a reflection of a general feeling of peoples malcontent with the system as it then was. The whys and wherefores of that event will be left for discussion on another day. As they say, we [...]

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    ‘A befitting development’ — Kwara gov hails Gambari on appointment as CoS

‘A befitting development’ — Kwara gov hails Gambari on appointment as CoS

AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, governor of Kwara, has congratulated Ibrahim Gambari on his appointment as the chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari. Gambari, a former UN under secretary-general, was officially announced as Buhari's chief of staff on Wednesday. In a statement by Rafiu Ajakaye, chief press secretary to the governor, AbdulRazaq described the appointment as "a befitting development that is rooted in dedication, [...]

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    Coronavirus: Kwara shuts borders, makes plan for fumigation of markets

Coronavirus: Kwara shuts borders, makes plan for fumigation of markets

The Kwara state government has ordered the closure of its borders as a measure against the spread of coronavirus. During a press conference on Tuesday, Kayode Alabi, deputy governor of the state, said the border closure would not affect those carrying out essential duties. “The government hereby announces the shutting down of all our land borders to ban movement to the state [...]

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    EFCC hands over N263m ‘looted under Ahmed’ to Kwara govt

EFCC hands over N263m ‘looted under Ahmed’ to Kwara govt

The Kwara state government says it has received N263 million recovered by the Economics and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from some officials of the previous administration. In October, the EFCC presented about N111 million, said to to be looted fund belonging to the state, to the governor. In a statement on Tuesday, Rafiu Ajakaye, chief press secretary to the governor, said Isyaku [...]

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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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