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Kwara APC and mismanagement of ‘platter of gold victory’

October 30, 2019 Editorial III 0

Not even the Chief Imam of Mecca or the Pope, in his seclusion, would have predicted that AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, the incumbent Governor of Kwara state, would emerge the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, during the shadow poll of the party held in Ilorin, the state capital, talk less of crowning it with victory in the last governorship election. Read More

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AbdulRazaq names new Rector for Kwara Poly

October 26, 2019 Editor 0

​Kwara state Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has approved the appointment of Dr Abdul Jimoh Mohammed as substantive Rector of the Kwara state polytechnic, Ilorin, a government’s statement said Friday. ​The statement was signed by the Secretary to the State Government Prof Mamman Saba Jibril. ​Mohammed was until his appointment the Deputy Rector (Academics) at the Federal Polytechnic Offa (FPO), Kwara State. Read More

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Women coalition laud Kwara gov, task others on inclusion

October 25, 2019 Editorial III 0

A coalition women groups has commended the Kwara state Governor Abdulrahman AbdulRasaq for appointing women into his cabinet. They also called on other governors to take a cue from him in order to fast track the development of their states. The National President, Women in Politics Forum (WIPF) Ebere Ifendu, made the call while delivering the statement by Nigerian Women Read More

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Kwara gets N3.5bn monthly allocation

October 18, 2019 Editorial III 0

Kwara state government has received a total of N3,516,975,521.40 (three billion, five hundred and sixteen million, nine hundred and seventy five thousand, five hundred and twenty one naira, forty kobo) as net monthly allocation for the month of October. The amount is minus N681,499,217:53 (six hundred and eighty one million, four hundred and ninety nine thousand, two hundred and seventeen Read More

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Saraki dynasty yet to realise why it failed

September 30, 2019 Editorial III 0

Harry Song, a music artist in Nigeria, once sing in a song, “after the raggea play the blues, the blues, the blues”. The musical analogy is signifying that, after a system had outlived its purpose, the wise thing to do is to change style. But it seems that the Kwara opposition has not learnt anything from this wise counsel. This Read More

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Ejidike pledges support for Peter Rufai’s Soccerthon project

September 20, 2019 Editor 0

It has been a week of top notch engagements for Nigeria’s Pillar Of Sports, High Chief Donatus Agu- Ejidike, as he continued his drives for a better society, using sports as a veritable tool. The latest engagement was the courtesy visit paid on him, by the former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Peter Rufai, Thursday, in his office in Ilorin, Kwara state Read More

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Fear of Abdulrahman is the beginning of wisdom

September 13, 2019 Editorial III 0

The administration of Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq reminds me of the regime of one time Governor of Kwara state, Chief Salaudeen Olatinwo, and even the administration of the then Buhari/Idiagbon at the federal level. Then that slogan of War Against Indiscipline (WAI) was the key thing. Most Nigerians, if not all, were on the lookout and were on their toes not to Read More

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Fear of Abdulrahman is the beginning of wisdom

September 6, 2019 Editorial III 0

The administration of Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq reminds me of the regime of one time Governor of Kwara state, Chief Salaudeen Olatinwo, and even the administration of the then Buhari/Idiagbon at the federal level. Then that slogan of War Against Indiscipline (WAI) was the key thing. Most Nigerians, if not all, were on the lookout and were on their toes not to Read More

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EFCC arrests Kwara TV GM, 3 others over land scam

August 24, 2019 Editor 0

The Ilorin zonal office of the  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)  has arrested the general manager of Kwara State Television Authority Abdulfatai Adebowale over allegations of land fraud. A press statement by EFCC spokesperson, Wilsin Uwujaren, Friday in Abuja, said Adebowale was arrested alongside two personnel of the state television authority, located on Apata Yakuba Area of Ilorin, and a senior official of the Kwara State Bureau Read More

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Kwara deputy gov wants Ejidike to help improve grassroots sports

August 23, 2019 Editor 0

In a courtesy visit Thursday to the Kwara state Deputy Governor, Kayode Alabi, the Nigeria Pillar of Sports, Chief Donatus Agu Ejidike, JP, was charged to help improve grassroots sports within the state. During the brief visit, Chief Donatus Agu Ejidike, congratulated him on his assumption to office, while he also promised to contribute to the development of sport in the Read More

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Gbemi Saraki: An object of unity rising from North-central

August 18, 2019 Editorial III 0

Miss Angie Mutuka Luafindi, a resident of a small enclave within Sun City in South Africa was seriously worried and a bit nervous when the news about Xenophobia in that country was making waves in 2018. Her being extra worried was not because she is a stranger or non-indigene in South Africa but then, was basically due to the way Read More

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Kwara: Tribunal to rule on Gov AbulRazak’s alleged certificate forgery Sept 20

August 15, 2019 Editorial III 0

The kwara state Governorship Eletion petition Tribunal sitting in Ilorin has fixed September 20 to deliver judgement on the allegation of certificate forgery brought against Gov AbdulRahman AbdulRazak by the PDP candidate in the March 9 election, Alhaji Razaq Atunwa. The PDP and its governorship candidate are challenging the election of Gov AbdulRahman AbdulRazak of the APC on the allegation Read More

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Ejidike charges Igbo traders to promote sports

August 7, 2019 Editor 0

Nigeria pillar of sports, High Chief Donatus Agu Ejidike (JP), has called on well to do individuals and corporate firms to support Kwara State Igbo Traders Football Association (ITFA). He stated  this on Sunday in his office after accepting to sponsor the annual Igbo traders football tournament which will kick off in September. Ejidike who has supported the programmes of Read More

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Ministerial list: Kwara north decries marginalisation, seeks review of Mohammed, Saraki nominations

August 3, 2019 Editorial III 0

A Group under the auspices of Edu/ Patigi Progressive Association (EDUPAPA) has sought for review of the nominations of the Alhaji Lai Mohammed and Sen. Gbemisola Saraki as ministers in the President Muhammadu Buhari Cabinet. The group said, in a communique signed by its Chairman and Secretary, Ahmed Dakaya and Suleman Yahya, in Abuja weekend,  that the nomination of Mohammed Read More

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It was tough uprooting Saraki’s political structure in Kwara – Oshiomhole

July 30, 2019 Editor 0

Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Mr Adams Oshiomhole said Monday that the party faced tough hurdles before it dismantled the political structure of the former President of the Senate Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki.  Fielding questions from State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, Oshiomhole described Saraki as a “smartest political player, seasoned smart Read More

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4 Turkish nationals abducted in Kwara regain freedom

July 27, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Kwara state police commissioner, Kayode Egbetokun, on Friday announced the release of the abducted four Turkish nationals The abductees are Yasin Colak (33), Senerapal (40), Ergun Yurdakul (35) and Seyit Keklik (25). They were kidnapped week Saturday in Gbanle in Edu local government area of the state. Parading the released Turkish nationals in Ilorin, the state capital, the commissioner Read More

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Kwara gov sat 1976 WASSCE, classmate tells tribunal

July 24, 2019 Editorial III 0

A classmate of the Kwara state Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq at the Government College, Kaduna, Mohammed Kabiru Yaro, Tuesday told the Governorship Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Ilorin that the governor possesses genuine an authentic West African Examinations Council (WAEC) certificate. Yaro, an architect added that Governor AbdulRazaq is his bosom friend and that both of them and other members of Read More

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Budget review: Why I dragged civil servants to special needs school – Kwara gov

July 24, 2019 Editor 0

Kwara state governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq Tuesday directed top civil servants to meet him at the state’s school of special needs for their budget review meeting. AbdulRazaq said he purposely scheduled the meeting for the school to let the top bureaucrats and government functionaries appreciate the need to allocate resources in manners that directly benefit the downtrodden in the society. The Read More

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Breaking: Fear grips residents as Gunmen strike in Kwara, kidnap 4 foreign construction workers

July 21, 2019 Editor 0

Four Turkish nationals have been kidnapped by armed men in Edu Local Government Area of Kwara State, according to Channels television. Police authorities in the state confirmed this incident on Sunday. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Ajayi Okasanmi, said the foreigners were abducted at a drinking joint in Gbale village on Saturday night. Those abducted were identified Read More

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Kwara: Counsel acuses police of intimidation over aledged certificate scandal against gov

June 21, 2019 Editor 0

Counsel to a prospective co-claimant on suit challenging authenticity of Secondary School certificate of Kwara state governor, Olawale Babalola, has alleged that police in the state were intimidating him over the matter. Babaloba was, alongside his client, Olusola Olaseinde, in the court last Monday with the bid to move a motion on application for the client to be joined in Read More

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Kwara is poised for greatness under me, says Gov AbdulRazaq

June 15, 2019 Editorial III 0

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq Friday said the state is poised for greatness on all fronts, having turned the page on decades of socio-economic stagnation. “Let me reiterate that my Government will carry the good people of Kwara State along in this journey of renewed hope and prosperity and never are we going to disappoint you on our campaign promises,” Read More

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Kwara: AbdulRazaq gives agency 7 days to fix bad roads

June 14, 2019 Editor 0

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara state Thursday released the sum of N20m for immediate rehabilitation of roads that were in bad state and needed urgent fixing in the capital city. Following the release of the money, the Kwara State Road Maintenance Agency (KWARMA) has begun massive rehabilitation of 10 roads across Ilorin, the state capital.  General manager of KWARMA, Engineer Read More

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Appointments: We’ll be fair to all – Kwara gov

May 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

Governor AbdulRahman Abdulrasaq of Kwara state has declared that the new All Progressive Congress (APC) government in the state might not achieve equity in the sharing of positions and appointments in the state. Rather, he said, his administration “will strive to be fair to all” and compensate those who might be seen not to have got enough. The governor stated Read More