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Kwara Assembly Passes N156bn Revised 2018 Budget

The Kwara State House of Assembly on Wednesday passed N156bn as the revised 2018 budget for the state as against the N190 billion approved by the House in December 2017. The downward review of the budget was in response to Gov  Abdulfatah Ahmed’s request in his message to the House two weeks ago. The revised appropriation bill was passed after the house had approved all the clauses in the report of the House Committee on Finance and Appropriation. The total budget size after the review exercise is now N156, 043,…

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Bye Election Jubilation: APC Condoles With Families Of Deceased Members

The Kwara Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has commiserated with the families of  its members  who died in a ghastly auto crash on Sunday. Four members of the party who were said to be  traveling to Oro for a rally to jubilate over the APC victory in the House of Representatives Bye Election on Saturday. The accident was said to have happened close to Oke Onigbin along Omu Aran-Oro road all in Irepodun Local Government Area A statement signed and issued  on Monday on behalf of the APC Chairman,…

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APC’s Olawuyi Wins Kwara Bye-Election With 21,236 Votes

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Raheem Olawuyi, has been declared the winner of the Ekiti/Irepodun/Isin/Oke-Ero Federal Constituency bye-election held across the four councils in Kwara. The Returning Officer for the election,  Prof. Abimbola Adesoji, while declaring the result at the Irepodun Local Government Secretariat in Omu-Aran,  said Olawuyi polled 21, 236 to emerge winner. He defeated his closest rival, Saheed Damilare of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),  who polled 18, 095. Abimbola, who is of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, said Olawuyi having scored the highest number…

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Rotary Restates Commitment To Eradicate Polio

….Says Only Nigeria, Afghanistan,Pakistan Have Polio Cases In The World Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan are the only three nations of the world where polio is yet to be eradicated, Rotary Club International has said while restating its commitment to the fight against the scourge. Chairman of the Rotary Polio Eradication Committee in Kwara State Otunba Rick Oladele made the disclosure at the Palace of the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari. Oladele led his committee members to intimate the Emir of the Rotary Clubs in Kwara to immunise 5, 000…

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Ritual Killings: Kwara Assembly Wants Sponsors Identified, Exposed  

Worried by the incessant ritual killings and dealing in human parts in Kwara State and the arrest of eight suspects last week, the  State House of Assembly has asked the police to publish the names of their sponsors. News making rounds in Ilorin and police sources indicated at the weekend that the suspects who had been transferred to Force Headquarters Abuja had allegedly confessed that notable figures among politicians were their sponsors. The House of Assembly which commended the police for making a breaking in cracking high profile crimes said in…

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Kwara Assembly Passes Bill Asking That Cases Return To Ilorin

The Kwara State House of Assembly has passed into law,  a bill to provide administration of Criminal  Justice  in all Courts,in the State.  The bill, under the 490 clause law demands that there would be justice for both the victims and  culprits, quick dispensation of criminal cases and synergy among all the stakeholders as well as permanently address persistent problem of awaiting trials n the State. The law will also ensure that  the system of administration of criminal justice in Kwara state promotes efficient management of criminal justice institutions and speedy…

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Nation’s Economy ‘ll Grow Through Vocational, Technical  Acquisition-Rector 

Rector of the Kwara State Polytechnic, Alhaji Mashood Elelu has said there can be no strong economy in a country until skills acquisition among its citizens is giving good priority by the government. This, according to him, is best done through vocational and Technical Education even for the girl-child which would guide towards building a sustainable economy. Speaking at the opening of Women in Technical Education and Employment (WITED), National Coordinating Committee (NCC) meeting on the campus of the polytechnic Elelu said that the Federal Government has set up a…

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Osun Re-Run: Police Arrest PDP Members For Electoral Violation

Police team on stop and search duties at Orolu; intercepted vehicles with sixteen persons on board in possession of customized INEC tags, face cap and jackets with the inscription of “INEC Osun 2018 Election Observer” and PDP membership cards, The suspects are using the items to have easy access to restricted areas meant for personnel with due accreditation. The Nigeria Police Force in it continue efforts to discharging its responsibilities of ensuring the peaceful conclusion of Osun 2018 Gubernatorial Election, that was declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission…

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Gov Approves Recruitment Of 1850 Teachers Based On Requests

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State has directed that 1850 basic and senior secondary school teachers in the state be employed. The figure, according to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Media and Communication, Dr. Muyideen Akorede was to make for the shortages in science subjects in the state. He said the governor approved the employments following separate requests by the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and the Kwara State Teaching Service Commission (TSC).‎ Akorede said shortage of teachers exists in the state, especially…

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Offa Robbery: Gov Promises Improve Security Of Lives, Properties 

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State has reiterated his promise to leave no stone unturned to strengthen security of lives and property across the state aftermath of the Offa armed robbery attack. Speaking while receiving a delegation of  Omu-Aran in Irepodun Local Government Area of the State led by the National President of Omu-Aran Development Association, Chief Bisi Adeyemi Governor Ahmed said his government would put necessary logistics in place to beef up security in the state. He further stressed that Kwara State under his watch would be made conducive…

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