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Saturday’s poll: Police pull out copter, deploy military jet to Kwara

March 8, 2019 Admin III 0

Ahead of Saturday’s governorship and state house of assembly elections, Kwara state police command said that it would deploy military jet to ensure effective surveillance of the state. The command had deployed a Nigerian Air force helicopter during last presidential and national assembly elections under an operation code name “safe conduct”. The state commissioner of Police, Mr Kayode Egbetokun disclosed  Read More

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#2019 Presidential election result: Buhari extends lead,wins in Kwara

February 25, 2019 Admin III 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has stretched his lead in the last Saturday’s presidential election after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) confimred his victory in Kwara state. See the result as declared by the state collation officer. Kwara presidential election result APC: 308, 984 PDP: 138, 184 Total registered voters: 1,401,895 Accredited voters: 489, 482 Total valid votes: 459, 676 Rejected Read More

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#Nigeria Decides: New political era opens in Kwara as Oloriegbe floors Saraki; Akpabio, Shehu Sani, Olujinmi also lose

February 25, 2019 Admin III 0

Shout of O to gee (Enough is Enough), the electioneering slogan of  All Progressives Congress(APC) Sunday filled the air in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital as the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC) declared the All Progressives Congress candidate, Dr Ibrahim Oloriegbe winner of the Kwara central senatorial district elections. It was wild jubilation as supporters of APC took to the streets of Ilorin Read More

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Pre-election violence: 7-month-old baby, 17 others killed in Kwara, Imo, Oyo, Delta

February 12, 2019 Admin III 0

With just five days to the Presidential and National Assembly Elections, 23 people believed to be supporters of various political parties were killed in political-related violence in Kwara, Imo, Oyo, Delta and Sokoto states, Blueprint’s findings have revealed. Peace accord As a measure towards stemming the tide of  political violence, the Abdulsalami Abubakar-led National Peace Committee caused presidential candidates of All Progressives Read More

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Kwara bye-elections: Is Saraki losing it?

December 3, 2018 Admin III 0

Although the November 17, 2018, Ekiti/Irepodun/Isin/Oke-Ero Constituency bye-elections held across the four councils in Kwara state have been won and lost, it appears that it is not yet uhuru as gladiators are shining their armours ahead of a bigger political battle. In this piece, KEHINDE OSASONA revisits what transpired and the renewal of hostilities and asks whether or not President Read More

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Yaman accepts Abdulrasaq’s guber candidacy

November 2, 2018 Admin III 0

One of the aggrieved governorship aspirants on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), in Kwara State, Alhaji Shuaibu Yaman, has accepted the outcome of the party’s primaries that produced Alhaji AbdulRahaman Abdulrasaq as its flag bearer for 2019 election.   He also appealed to his supporters to accept the outcome as the will of God even as he Read More

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Critical lessons on EO6

October 24, 2018 Admin III 0

It has been over two months since Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari issued Executive Order 6 of 2018. The stated purpose of the Executive Order was the “preservation of suspicious assets connected with corruption and other relevant offences.” In furtherance of this, the Order empowers the Attorney-General to apply all available lawful and statutory means to preserve assets connected with corruption Read More

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2019: Federal might not an issue in Kwara – Mohammed

September 12, 2018 Admin III 0

Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education, and Kwara state gubernatorial aspirant on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party , Hon. Zakari Mohammed has said members of the party in the state will not deterred by federal might in the next governorship election. Zakariyau, who stated this in Abuja yesterday after submitting his governorship nomination form, added that “it Read More

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Saraki succeeds father as Waziri of Ilorin

July 24, 2018 Admin III 0

The Emir of Ilorin and Chairman, Kwara state Council of Traditional Rulers, Alh Ibrahim Sulu – Gambari yesterday elevated the President of the Senate,  Abubakar Bukola Saraki as the Waziri (Prime Minister) of Ilorin emirate. The elevation which came as a surprise package to Saraki was announced at the end of a special prayer organised by the Emir on Bukola’s Read More

How Salimon Oluwatosin built Cassie Hair brand into a powerhouse

June 11, 2018 Bode Olagoke 0

Fashion entrepreneur and serial businesswoman, Salimon Oluwatosin Sandra always knew she was never cut out for any 9-5 job. Immediately she graduated from University of Ilorin, Kwara State with a degree in History and International Relations she began the quest to find her station in life “Right from my days in the university, I have always known I wasn’t caught Read More

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Saraki, Ahmed to grace book launch on Kwara at 50

April 20, 2018 Admin III 0

Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, and Kwara state Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, are among eminent Nigerians billed to grace the presentation and launch of a book in commemoration of Kwara’s 50th anniversary next week. According to a statement by the Editor, Dr Abdulwaheed Musa, the book launch will hold on Tuesday, 24 April 24, 2018, in Ilorin. Vice-chancellor of Kwara Read More

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Offa Robbery: Gov Ahmed promises to pay medical bills

April 7, 2018 Admin III 0

Kwara state Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed has promised to pay the medical bills of victims of Thursday’s armed robbery attack in Offa, headquarters of Offa local government area. Ahmed made the promise when he visited the victims at the General Hospital in Ilorin on Friday. Ahmed’s promised came on the heels of President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, call for Read More

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Ex-govs, deputies’ pension: Will other states emulate Kwara?

March 17, 2018 Admin III 0

Kwara state House of Assembly recently passed an amendment bill halting payment of pensions to former governors, deputy governors, and other political office holders after their tenures. SAMSON BENJAMIN examines the circumstances that led to the bill as well as the chances of other states to follow suit. The passage of the amendment bill suspending the payment of pensions to Read More

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Kwara police arrest man for illegal voter registration

March 17, 2018 Admin III 0

  Kwara state police command has arrested one person for allegedly conducting illegal registration of voters in Offa local government area of the state. A statement by the administrative secretary of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state, Mr. Paul Atser, said that the suspect carried out the criminal act using scanned INEC Permanent Voters Card, through computer Read More

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Kwara ready for Digital Switch Over – Minister

December 2, 2017 Admin III 0

  The stage is set for the roll-out of the Digitial Switch Over (DSO) in Kwara state, following the inspection visit to the facilities of the Integrated Television Services (ITS), a Signal Distributor, in Ilorin yesterday by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. The minister led a team that included the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission Read More

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Paris Club refund and Kwara govt

July 27, 2017 Admin III 0

By Haliru Dantsoho Mahmud I have read lots of displeasing reports in respect of the Paris Club refund released to states to enable them settle the outstanding salary arrears of civil servants with particular reference to Kwara state. You will recall how Kwara state governor, Dr AbdulFatah Ahmed, squandered the earlier Paris Club and the bailout funds released by President Read More