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20,065 Hectares SmartCity Project: Governor AbdulRazaq Walking The Talk

Olayinka Fafoluyi During the 2024 Budget presentation to the Kwara State House of Assembly, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq CON announced the SmartCity project, an offshoot of the Ilorin City Master Plan modelled after Sustainable Development Goal 11, which aims to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. Building such cities requires foresight and…

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Kwara Speaker Mourns Chief Imam Of Patigi

Kwara Speaker mourns Chief Imam of Patigi, Magajin Geri of Lafiagi, and Wambayi of Ilesha-Baruba The Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Engr. Yakubu Danladi-Salihu has described the deaths of the trio of the Chief Imam of Patigi; Alhaji Abdulmalik Ibn Mohammed, Magajin Geri of Lafiagi; Alhaji Ahmed Alhassan and the Wambayi of…

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EASTER: EMULATE THE VIRTUES OF SACRIFICE AND HUMILITY– HONOURABLE GBENGA POWER-OYEKUNLE

As Christians in Nigeria and other parts of the world celebrate another Easter, emulating the virtues of sacrifice and humility of Jesus Christ has been described as fulcrum for a peaceful and progressive society. A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC and Chairman, Gbenga Power Foundation, Honourable Gbenga Power-Oyekunle made this assertion in his…

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Kwara Gov. Mourns As Oloro Passes On

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq (CON) has joined the people of Oro Kingdom to mourn the sad passing of the Oloro of Oro Kingdom HRM Oba AbdulRafiu Olaniyi Ajiboye Oyelaran 1. The monarch joined his ancestors in the early hours of Saturday. The Governor said the late monarch was a peacemaker, a father figure to…

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Kwara: FG, World Bank Hail Gov. AbdulRazaq On New Agric Project

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has flagged off the Livestock Productivity and Resilience Support Project (L-PRES), a six-year $500m food security programme supported by the World Bank and the Federal Government. Both the Federal Government and World Bank commended the Governor for providing quality leadership and platforms for livestock value chain production and commercialisation in…

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Ramadan: Dangote Feeds Ten Thousand People Daily

Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, through Aliko Dangote Foundation, has launched the distribution of free meals to no fewer than 10,000 fasting Muslims in Kano state, his state of origin. In a statement signed by Samira Sanusi, an official of the foundation in Kano, the gesture was also follwed with distributing one million bags…

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Cleric Canvasses For Care And Affection Towards Orphans

Caring for the orphans and vulnerable children in the society has been identified as one of the best way to secure Allah’s favors on earth and hereafter. An Islamic Scholar, Fadhilat Ahmad Labeeb Baba-Lagbaji made this assertion while delivering lecture at the annual Ramadan lecture of Waafah Islamic Orphanage Home, Ilorin, Kwara State. Fadhilat Baba-Lagbaji…

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President Tinubu Should Please Cry Out For Help

Dear President Tinubu, Please Cry Out! Yes! This government needs help. It is high time President Tinubu cried out for help; not for loan. Loan will not solve our problem. Already the country is overwhelmingly indebted. We should shed that toga of giantism and face the reality. The status “Giant of Africa” which Nigeria claimed…

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IEDPU Commends Prof. Na’Allah’s Visionary Leadership In UniAbuja

National President of Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union (IEDPU), Alhaji Abdulmumini Ayo Abdulmalik, has commended the Vice Chancellor of the University of Abuja, Prof. AbdulRasheed Na’Allah for his numerous contributions towards the progress and development of the people of Ilorin Emirate. Alhaji Abdulmalik stated this when he led a delegation of the Union’s National Executive…

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Kwara: Police Parade 28 Criminals For Heinous Offenses

Kwara State Police Command has paraded Twenty-Eight suspects for various offences, ranging from kidnapping, armed robbery and homicide. Addressing newsmen during the parade of the suspects at the Police Headquarters, Ilorin, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Victor Olaiya said the move underscores wavering commitment of the Police in combating crime in all its forms….

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Saudi Arabia Starts Export Of Fresh Tomatoes

Saudi Arabia has achieved a remarkable milestone by exporting tomatoes to Europe for the first time in February 2024. This historic event, broadcasted across television networks, signals a significant breakthrough in the nation’s agricultural sector. Traditionally challenged by its harsh climate and heavy dependence on imports to fulfill domestic demands, Saudi Arabia has triumphed over…

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Kwara Emerges Best In Immunisation Coverage In North Central, Wins UNICEF Award

Gov. AbdulRazaq’s Health Interventions Win UNICEF’s $500,000 for Kwara •State emerges Best Immunisation Coverage in North Central Kwara state government has emerged UNICEF winner on immunisation coverage in the North Central zone with a cash prize of $500,000. Speaking at the meeting of the taskforce on Immunisation and Primary Healthcare Agency in Ilorin at the…

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President Tinubu’s Kids And Their Endurance Sermon

Nigerians are experiencing the extremest hunger of their life. It is not poverty anymore; it is hunger. It is now I realize there is a difference—a gulf one—between poverty and hunger. Though I belong to the post civil war generation, those who experienced the Nigerian civil war—especially those from the eastern part of the country—will…

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Shettima To Represent Tinubu At AFCON Final Tomorrow

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, has asked Vice President Kashim Shettima to lead a presidential team to the finals of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Côte d’Ivoire. The Vice President had also represented the President at the semi-finals when the Super Eagles defeated South Africa in a pulsating encounter. The Nigerian national team…

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Taraba: Kidnapper Nabbed While Picking Ransom

The Nigerian Army has arrested a suspected female kidnapper while attempting to pick ransom for an abducted victim in Taraba state. The army also apprehended a notorious gunrunner dealing in arms and ammunition and supplying them to criminals within Taraba State and other parts of the country. The female suspect, it was learnt, was married…

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Kano Varsity Suspends Lecturer For Subjecting Students To Corporal Punishment

The management of Aliko Dangote University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Kano State, has suspended a staff member who allegedly subjected students to corporal punishment for minor infractions during their ‘Nigerian People and Culture’ lesson. The incident gained widespread attention through a viral video on social media, prompting a Kano-based lawyer, Barr. Abba Hikima, to…

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Gbenga Power Salutes Abdulrazaq At 64

A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC from Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State and Chairman of the Gbenga Power Foundation, Honourable Gbenga Power-Oyekunle has felicitate with the Executive Governor of Kwara State, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq CON on his 64th birthday. In a congratulatory message he personally signed and made available to newsmen…

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Abdulrazaq Offsets Salary, Pension Arrears

Kwara State Government has committed another N1,031,149,451.36 (one billion, thirty one million, one hundred and forty nine thousand, four hundred and fifty one naira, thirty six kobo) to again offset the salary arrears the last administration owed to local government workers, basic school teachers and pensioners. The government has repeatedly said it is committed to…

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Kwara Speaker Decries Killing Of Ekiti Monarch, Charges Security Agencies To Fish Out Perpetrators

The Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Engr. Yakubu Danladi-Salihu has decried the killing of His Royal Highness Segun Aremu; the Olukoro of Koro in the Ekiti local government area of the state. Rt. Hon. Engr. Danladi-Salihu who described the killing as nefarious commiserates with the monarch’s family and charged the security agencies…

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WHY ARE OUR MARKETS SCARING LIKE GRAVEYARDS?

It is obvious that things are getting out of hand. The country is sick. Even the government has stopped feigning ignorance of the country’s sickness. It is just too obvious. There may be disagreements and different explanations about what ails the country and how to go about its cure. What is not in dispute is…

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SPECIAL REPORT: How Successive Kwara Governments Played Politics With Egbejia Road Construction–Community

Egbejila Road Construction: Successive Kwara Governments have used the road for political gains–Community  …Allegedly Awarded Contract to Unregistered Company …Causing a Lot of Havoc. Our People Cannot Use the Road – Community Leader …Permanent Secretary Attributes Delay to Lack of Funds Egbejila is a peaceful community that provides home for thousands of people in Ilorin…

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WHO MADE ABUJA UNSAFE?

It was the former First Lady Aisha Buhari who first raised the alarm some years ago, as an insider, that Aso Villa is not safe. But because she had the means, she packed her packable things and japa(ed) to Dubai for safety. I will run for my life too if I had the means. Thereafter,…

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Kwara Assembly Cuts 2024 Budget By 3.7bn

Kwara Assembly passes 2024 budget, reduces it by 3.7bn Kwara State House of Assembly has passed the 2024 appropriation bill of #292,741,292,132.30 presented to the House of Assembly by Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq into law. Governor AbdulRazaq had on the 14th day of December last year, presented a budget of #296,457,875,578.00 to the legislative arm of…

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Ganduje Arrives Kano Six Months After Exit

Former Governor of Kano State, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has arrived at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, Wednesday evening. The APC national chairman was accompanied by senior party members including the state chairman of the party, Abdullahi Abbas and Murtala Sule Garo, the deputy governorship candidate of the party in the 2023 elections. Based on…

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Sex For Admission: Unilorin Expels PG Student

The authority of University of Ilorin has expelled a postgraduate student, Mr. Mathew Adeboye Balogun, also known as Plato, over sexual harassment against vulnerable students and admission seekers. Mr. Balogun is a PG student in the  Department of Councillor Education, Faculty of Education. In a letter released by the University’s Student Affairs Unit, dated January…

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Kwara Speaker Salutes Hon. Wahab Isa On Birthday

The Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Engr. Yakubu Danladi-Salihu has congratulated an All Progressives Congress APC Chieftain and a former federal lawmaker, Hon. Wahab Isa on his birthday anniversary. Rt. Hon. Engr. Danladi-Salihu in a birthday greeting to the former Ilorin East and Ilorin South Council Chairman described Hon. Isa as a…

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Kwara Govt Resolves Communal Dispute In Baruten

Sues for peaceful coexistence… The Kwara State Government has resolved the lingering communal dispute between indigenes and non-indigenes in the Chikanda community, Baruten Local Government area of the state. The State Government’s delegation, led by the Speaker, of Kwara State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Engr. Yakubu Danladi-Salihu sued for peace among the warring parties…

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EFCC Re-opens Case Against Kwankwaso, Fayose, Orji, Others

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reopened its investigation into money laundering cases against 13 former governors and several former ministers, with the total amount involved surpassing N853.8 billion. The development signifies a major step in Nigeria’s fight against financial crimes. According to Punch, the sum implicated in cases involving the former state…

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Zulum Loses Spokesperson

Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has expressed deep sorrow  over the passing of his spokesperson, Malam Isa Gusau, who passed away after a protracted illness on Thursday 11th, January 2024 at an Indian hospital. Governor Zulum, expressed that the entire Borno State government mourns the loss of a dedicated public servant and a…

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KLEPTOMANIAC APPOINTEES: BETWEEN TINUBU AND BUHARI

“A mental illness in which somebody has a strong desire, which they cannot control, to steal things.” This is how Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary defines Kleptomania. But is stealing a mental illness? Could it also be spiritual? I should have read enough and life experience should have taught me to answer in the affirmative. Yes,…

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Tinubu Asks Betta Edu To Go Home

President Bola Ahmad Tinubu has ordered the  suspension of the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Betta Edu from office following the scandal that rocked her office caused by the minister’s directive to the office of the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF) to make a payment of N585 million to a personal account…

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Dogara Charges Tinubu To Be A Commander-in- Chief, Not A Mourner-in-Chief

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has charged President Bola Tinubu to take productive action against the escalating violence across Nigeria, particularly following the recent massacres in Bokkos, Mangu, and Barkin Ladi local government areas of Plateau State. Dogara, speaking in Jos, Plateau State, during a condolence visit with former and current…

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Yuletide: Gbenga Power Gifts Food Item To Kwarans

Bags of rice worth millions of naira have been distributed to beneficiaries in Igbaja, Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State by a Philanthropist and All Progressives Congress APC Stalwart, Honourable Gbenga Power-Oyekunle under his pet Foundation tagged “Gbenga Power Foundation”. Unveiling the rice for distribution, Kwara State Chairman, All Progressives Congress, APC, Prince Sunday…

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We Are All Winners, IEDPU New President Tells Members

The new National President of the Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union (IEDPU), Alhaji Abdulmumini Ayo Abdulmalik, has expressed his gratitude to Allah (SWT), the entire members of the Union and the people of Ilorin Emirate over the successful conduct of the recently concluded 58th national conference of the Union. In a statement signed by the…

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Akeredolu Will Be Remembered For His Patriotism–Kwara Gov.

Kwara State Governor and chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has expressed sadness on the death of Ondo State Governor Olurotimi Akeredolu (SAN), describing him as an exceptional statesman who made indelible marks in public service. “My heartfelt condolences go to the Progressives Governors’ Forum, the government and people of Ondo State,…

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Former Speaker Na’aba Is Dead

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Umar Na’abba, has died at the age of 65. Na’aba served as the Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1999 to 2003 following the resignation of Salisu Buhari. Na’abba attended ABU Zaria, where he studied political science and graduated in 1979. He was born on September…

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Northern Senators Condemn Plateu Killings

Northern Senators under the auspice of Northern Senators Forum have condemned the recent killings in Plateau state, urging the authorities concerned to commence investigations. The forum Spokesperson, Senator Suleiman Abdulrahman Kawu Sumaila in a statement, said northern senators condemned the heinous act adding that the senator had expressed their deepest condolences to the affected families,…

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58th IEDPU Conference: Kwara Gov. Harps on Ilorin Smart City, Infrastructural Upgrade

• Emir, IEDPU laud Gov AbdulRazaq’s strides in good governance Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Monday said preliminary works will begin next year on the 18,000-hectare Ilorin Smart City Satellite Town that the administration has designed for the expansion of the capital city. Ilorin Smart City Satellite Town is an offshoot of the Ilorin…

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Emulate Virtues Of Jesus Christ, Gbenga Power Charges Faithful On Xmas

As Christians in Nigeria and Kwara State joined their counterparts across the globe for another Christmas celebration, faithful have been implored to emulate the virtue of Jesus Christ which include tolerance, selflessness and generosity. The Chairman of Gbenga Power Foundation and Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Honourable Gbenga Power-Oyekunle, made this call in…

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Kwara Gov Greets Christians at Christmas

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has congratulated Christians in the state on the occasion of Christmas, which he said represents the birth of Christ in world history. In a statement on Sunday, the Governor said the birth of Christ heralded hope and urged people of faith to act in accordance with the message of truth,…

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Fee Increment: JAMB Clears Air On 2024 UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has debunked rumours that it has increased the 2024 registration fee. The Board’s Public Communication Advisor (PCA), Dr. Fabian Benjamin, said this in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday. According to Benjamin, the information is not true, as the cost of obtaining the Board’s…

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2024 Budget Will Impact All Constituents–Kwara Speaker

Kwara State House of Assembly has given assurance that all constituencies in the state will be given fair treatment in the Twenty Twenty-Four Appropriation estimate. The Speaker, Engineer Yakubu Danladi-Salihu gave this assurance after the debate on its general principles for the second day. Engineer Danladi-Salihu said that the Twenty Twenty-Four budget is an indication…

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PRESIDENT TINUBU UNVEILS PLAN FOR MASSIVE INVESTMENTS IN HEALTH SECTOR

President Bola Tinubu says his administration is prioritizing and improving Nigeria’s health sector through massive investments and the allocation of increased funds to the sector in the proposed 2024 budget. The President made this declaration at the unveiling of Nigeria’s Health Sector Renewal Investment Initiative and the signing of the Health Renewal Compact by Federal,…

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