Friday, June 14, 2019

Tag "Kwara State"

    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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    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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