JUST IN: Buhari Finally Retires Buratai, Others Service Chiefs

President Muhammad Buhari has approved the resignation of service chiefs and appointed new ones In his personal micro blog, President Buhari said, he accepted their immediate resignation and retirement from service. He said “I have also appointed new Service Chiefs, to replace the retired officers: Major-General Leo Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff Major-General I. Attahiru,…

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35 Billion Naira Bond: Kwara Assembly Approves Governor’s Request

Kwara State House of Assembly has approved the State Government request to source for Thirty Five Billion Naira bond in the capital market. The approval followed a message from Governor Abdulraman Abdulrazaq, addressed to the Speaker, Engineer Yakubu Danladi-Salihu which was read during plenary. Engineer Danladi-Salihu explained that the loan would be of private placement…

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Sunday Igboho’s House Set Ablaze

The Ibadan residence of popular Yoruba Activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho has been reportedly set on fire by some yet to be identified hoodlums. According to a report by positive fm, the hoodlums arrived at the house around Soka area, Ibadan around 3am Tuesday and started shooting sporadically before setting the…

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Ganduje Asks School Principals To Relocate To School Premises Or Face Sack

The Kano State Government has directed all Principals of boarding schools in the state to relocate to their school premises or face being sacked. At a presentation of Common Entrance Examination forms to zonal educational inspectors, the state Commissioner of Education, Mr Muhammad Sanusi-Kiru, gave the directive. He said that all Principals henceforth, expected to…

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Chelsea FC: Abramovich Sacks Lampard

Chelsea FC has announced the sack of manager Frank Lampard after a poor outing in the Premier League. “This was a very difficult decision for the club, not least because I have an excellent personal relationship with Frank and I have the utmost respect for him,” said Roman Abramovich, Chelsea owner . Chelsea are struggling…

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Kwara Agric Transformation Plan Reassuring: France To collaborate With State Govt.

French representative in West Africa Dr. Sonia Darracq has described the recently launched Kwara State Agricultural Transformation Plan (2020-2030) as “the best possible strategic plan in terms of agribusiness development”.  “It goes deeply through all sectors and value chains, including the education and training aspects. From it, any potential investor certainly feels reassured and comforted…

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Donald Trump Arrives Home

President Donald Trump on Wednesday arrived at his resort home in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, after leaving the White House for the last time, AFP reports. As Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony was underway in Washington, an event Trump snubbed, he flew to Palm Beach aboard Air Force One and then traveled in a motorcade to his home….

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Kwara Gov. Visits Tertiary Institutions To Ensure Compliance With COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

By Abdullah Ahmed As schools reopened in Kwara State amidst second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, Hajiya Hafsat AbdulRahman, has paid an unscheduled visit to some tertiary institutions within Ilorin Metropolis to assess level of compliance to COVID-19 protocols as dictated by Nigeria Centre for Diseases…

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Foreign Diplomats To Enroll For NIN

The Federal Government has said it is mandatory for foreign diplomats to obtain the National Identity Numbers (NIN). The government on Sunday said an enrolment centre has been established for them at the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Communications and Digital Economy Minister , Dr Isa Pantami, said the Special Centre will be managed…

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Kwara Gov. Charges Religious Groups on COVID-19 Protocols, As GM Harmony FM Bags Award

By Abdullah Ahmed Kwara State Governor, Mallam Abdulraman Abdulrazaq has enjoined religious organisations to ensure strict adherence to COVID-19 preventive measures to curb spread of the virus. The Governor made the call today at the investiture award organized by National Council of Muslim Youth Organisations, NACOMYO and Excerpts of her Re-union Activities held at the…

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KWARA: Idofian Residents Block Highway, Protest Abandonment Of Road

By Abdullah Ahmed Free flow of traffic was earlier, Saturday, disrupted at Idofian axis along Ilorin-Ajase-Ipo road, Kwara State, causing heavy vehicular traffic. This followed a protest by Idofian community against abandoned one kilometre excavated portion at community that made heavy dust leading to health implications and obstruction of business activities. The protesters barricaded the ever…

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COVID-19: NCDC Records 1867 New Cases

By Abdullah Ahmed The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Friday 15th of January 2021 confirmed additional 1,867 new cases of coronavirus infection across 23 states and the FCT. According to the NCDC breakdown, Lagos recorded the highest cases of 713 followed by Plateau with 273, FCT-199, Kaduna-117, Oyo-79, Enugu-58, Ondo-53, Kano-49, Sokoto-43, Ogun-37…

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Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Kwara Gov. Seeks Support For Families Of Fallen Heroes

Kwara State Governor  AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Friday saluted the sacrifices of men and officers of the Nigerian Armed Forces, urging citizens to rally behind them and embrace peace for sustainable development of the country. Speaking at the Armed Forces Remembrance Day, AbdulRazaq called on citizens to continue to offer support to families of and pray for…

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COVID-19: NCDC Confirms More Alarming Cases

By Abdullah Ahmed The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has confirmed additional 1,479 new cases of COVID-19 across the country. According to the NCDC update for yesterday, Lagos recorded the highest cases of 697 followed by FCT with 201, Nasarawa-80, Plateau-74 and Rivers-72. Edo-46, Adamawa-43, Osun-39, Akwa-Ibom-35, Delta-31, Anambra-27, Oyo-24, Kano-21, Abia and Enugu…

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ANCOPSS Advises Stakeholders To Abide By COVID-19 Protocols As Schools Set To Resume

As Kwara State Government scheduled January 18, 2021 as resumption date for schools, management and teachers of public and private schools in the state have been advised to strictly adhere to COVID-19 preventive measures. President, All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary School, ANCOPSS, Kwara State Chapter, Alhaji Toyin Abdullahi gave the advice in Ilorin…

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JUST IN: NECO releases SSCE results, Blacklists 12 Supervisors

The National Examinations Council (NECO), Wednesday, released the Senior Secondary School Examination (SSCE) results with a two per cent increase of candidates who made minimum of five credits in all subjects. NECO also delisted 12 schools for their involvement in examination fraud, mass cheating and whole school cases of malpractice. The Council Registrar, Professor Godswill…

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BUK: NASU, SSANU Embark On 3-day Protest

The Joint Action Committee of Non Academic Staff Union of Universities NASU and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities SSANU , Bayero University Kano has embarked on a 3 day protest to press home their demands. Addressing newsmen, the Chairman SSANU Bayero University Kano chapter Dr. Haruna Aliyu said the Federal Government refused to fulfill…

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NIGERIAN STUDENTS KICK AGAINST POSTPONEMENT OF SCHOOLS RESUMPTION

NANS KICK AGAINST POSTPONEMENT OF SCHOOLS RESUMPTION. National Association of Nigerian Students, NAN has commended the consistent efforts of the federal government in galvanizing the entire country to respond to the coronavirus pandemic and in doing everything to access vaccines for Nigerians. This is contained in a statement by NANS President, Sunday Asefon. The Association…

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Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has condoled with the Niger state government and the families of the former Military Administrator of Kano state, Retired Colonel Aminu Isah Kontagora, who passed away on Monday. The Former Kano Military Administrator died at 65. The former Kano MILAD ruled the state between 1998 and 1999. When…

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Baruten Clash: KWHA Speaker Calls For Calm

Speaker, Kwara state House of Assembly, Engineer. Yakubu Danladi-Salihu has expressed displeasure over the clash that ensued between men of the Nigerian Armed Forces deployed to Ilesha Baruba, Baruten local government on Joint Border Drill and residents of the town. In a statement issued by the Special Assistant on Media to the Speaker, Ibrahim Sheriff,…

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CP Bagega Warns Police Against Extortion

Kwara State, Commissioner of Police, Mr Mohammad Bagega wants officers and men of the command to partner relevant stakeholders in their areas and discharge their duties with mutual respect and confidence. Mr Bagega stated this during a meeting with top management officers, heads of Tactical Units and Divisional Police Officers in the command in Ilorin….

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Again: Boeing 737 with over 60 passengers crashes after take off from Indonesia

A Boeing 737 passenger plane with at least 60 people on board has crashed into the sea after vanishing shortly after take off from Indonesian capital Jakarta. The Sriwijaya Air passenger plane lost contact earlier today, Saturday, while traveling to Pontianak in West Kalimantan province, according to the nation’s transport ministry and multiple reports. Workers…

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Donald Trump Issued Warrant of Arrest

A Baghdadi court has issued an arrest warrant on the US President Donald Trump as part of its investigation into the killing of a top Iraqi paramilitary commander. Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy head of Iraq’s largely pro-Iran Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary network, died in the same US drone strike that killed storied Iranian general Qasem…

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Veteran Yoruba Actress Dies at 60

Veteran Yoruba actress, Folake Aremu, popularly known as Orisabunmi, is dead. The news of her demise came this morning through the President of the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), Bolaji Amusan, popularly called Baba Latin. According to Baba Latin, the late Orisabunmi died on late Tuesday, 5 January, 2021. She…

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Kwara Wins $16.9million From World Bank

Kwara State Government has won $16.9m worth of achievements in the 2019/2020 World Bank-supported State Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) programme for results —the highest ever achieved by the state since the initiative began in 2018. The awards came after the state satisfied the disbursements linked indicators (DLIs) as contained in the Annual Performance…

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FG Increases Electricity Tariff Again

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has approved over 50 per cent hike in electricity tariff payable by customers of the 11 Distribution Companies, DisCos. This is coming just two months after it finally implemented a much opposed hike in November 2020. According to a revised Multi Year Tariff Order (MYTO) signed by the new…

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Why I sold my shares at INTEL- Atiku

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has disclosed reasons for selling his shares at the Integrated Logistics Services Nigeria Limited, Intels. In a statement by his Media Adviser, Paul Ibe, the former vice-president who is a co-founder of Intels, said he started selling the shares in the last five years. According to him, he took the…

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Kwara Assembly Receives Reviewed 2021 Budget

Kwara State House of Assembly has received the reviewed twenty twenty-one Appropriation bill from by Governor Abdulraman Abdulrazaq The twenty twenty-one budget proposal is upwardly reviewed from one hundred and twenty-three billion naira to one hundred and thirty four point nine billion naira. This is contained in a message from the Governor titled “Addendum to…

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Kwara Gov Dissolves Cabinet

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has dissolved his cabinet with effect from December 31, 2020, a statement said late Sunday. “His Excellency especially commends the Honourable cabinet members for their contributions to the development of the state while also wishing them the best in their future endeavours,” Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Rafiu Ajakaye…

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Building a New Future for Kwara

Today, January 3, 2021, the portals for taking applications for a new crop of teachers have been programmed to go live. That begins a new process to fill our schools with qualified and competent tutors who will teach our children in basic classes and senior secondary schools across the length and breadth of Kwara State….

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Kidnapped Bishop Regains Freedom

Imo State Police Command has confirmed the release of the Auxiliary Bishop of Owerri Archdiocese, Moses Chikwe who was kidnapped on Sunday 27th December, 2020. The Imo Command’s Spokesman, Orlando Ikeokwu said in a statement that the Bishop was released unhurt, without payment of ransom. According to him his rescue followed a ceaseless efforts by…

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FG Roles Out New Policy on SIM Replacement

The Federal Government has announced a replacement policy for subscribers whose Subscribers Identification Module (SIM) may have been lost, stolen, misplaced or damaged. Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, Director, Public Affairs, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), and Mr Kayode Adegoke of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), made this known in a statement on Saturday in Abuja. Adinde…

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Kwara tertiary schools resume Jan. 11

Tertiary institutions in Kwara State are to resume on January 11, 2021 under adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols, according to a government statement on Friday. “Government has directed that the tertiary institutions should put in place appropriate safety protocols to prevent the spread of the virus on their campuses. The coordinating ministry is to work…

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JUST IN: Buhari Signs 2021 Budget

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday signed the 2021 Appropriation Bill of N13,588,027,886,175 into law. The signing was conducted this morning at the Council Chambers of the State House, Abuja. This was confirmed Personal Assitant on New Media to President, Bashir Ahmed on Thursday via his Twitter handle. It would be recalled that National Assembly, last…

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JAMB Debunks Sale of 2021 UTME Form

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB , has said that no date has been fixed for the commencement of sales of the application documents for its 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on…

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PROMINENT NIGERIANS URGE JAMB TO CONSIDER G.S.S AFON FOR ITS CBT ENTRANCE EXAMS

A Call has gone to Joint Admission Matriculation Board(JAMB) to consider Government Secondary Unity School Afon Kwara State, for its Computer Based Test(CBT) entrance into the nation’s tertiary Institutions, to ensure more accessibility for prospective Candidates in the area. A cross section of indigenes and old Students of the School, made the call,in an exclusive…

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Catholic Bishop Kidnapped in Owerri

Auxiliary Bishop of Owerri Catholic Ecclesiastical Province, the Most Reverend Moses Chikwe has been reportedly abducted by yet to be identified gunmen. A statement issued by the Archbishop of Owerri, the Most Reverend Anthony Obinna indicated that the sad incident took place on Sunday evening in Owerri, the state capital. The primate charged faithful to…

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Kwara Gov reiterates commitment to Agric and Rural Development

Kwara State Government has reiterated its commitment towards embarking on programmes and policies that will boost agriculture and rural development. Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq stated this at a community function at Okeya-ipo in Irepodun Local Government Area of the state. Governor AbdulRazaq said his administration would give top priority to agriculture to boost food production and…

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