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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Rural Roads To Enjoy Lifeline Soon–KWHA

Kwara State Rural Access Road Agency Bill Twenty Twenty-Three has scaled through second reading on the floor of State House of Assembly The bill passed through second reading, following debate on the General Principles of the Bill led by House Leader, Barrister Magaji Oba-Abdulkadir Barrister Oba-Abdulkadir said the bill if passed would be a life…

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Popular Yoruba Poet, Larewaju Adepoju Is Dead

Popular Yoruba poet, writer, artiste and religious leader, Alhaji Olanrewaju Adepoju, is dead. Adepoju died on Sunday at his residence, Idi Orogbo off Ring Ring Road, Ibadan, Oyo State. He was aged 83. His son, Adejare Adepoju, disclosed this in a brief announcement on Sunday, saying “Baba has gone to rest. Inna lilahi Wa innaa…

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Nigeria To Start Producing Drones, AK-47–DSS

The Department of State Services (DSS) has disclosed plan to begin the production of drones, AK-47 and other weapons locally. DSS director-general, Yusuf Bichi, disclosed this while speaking at the graduation of the Executive Intelligence Management Course 16 participants in Abuja on Saturday. Bichi said the move would help reduce the heavy reliance on foreign…

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“MISTAKENLY” KILLED OR KILLED FOR AMUSEMENT?

In a country where everything goes, citizens, in their hundreds, can be mistakenly killed and heads will not roll. If “mistake” could react, like a living creature, to the recent mass killing of Muslim celebrants in Kaduna State, the killers in uniform should be saying their last prayers by now. But in Nigeria, “investigation” is…

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Why I Resigned As CPS To Obaseki–Okungbowa

The Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to Godwin Obaseki, the Governor of Edo State, Andrew Okungbowa has resigned. Okungbowa cited his dissatisfaction with how he was treated as the reason for his resignation. Recall that Okungbowa was appointed Chief Press Secretary just five months ago, on July 25, 2023. In a short three-paragraph letter, dated December…

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Fountain University Gets NUC Approval To Commence Post Graduate Programme In Political Science

Unveils Ph.D. MPhil/Ph.D.  M.Sc. The National Universities Commission (NUC) has formally granted approval for the splitting of Political Science and Public Administration into separate programmes in Fountain University Osogbo, Osun State. The splitting also avails Political Science Department to start running B.Sc. as a separate program at undergraduate level in addition to the approval for…

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E-parliament: Conference of Speakers Seeks Collaboration with Federal Government

The Chairman, Conference of Speakers of State legislatures who is also the Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin has sought a working and effective collaboration with the Ministry of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy towards the embracing and the adoption of E-parliament by all State Assemblies in Nigeria. The Conference Chairman stated…

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UNILORIN gets 48 new professors

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Wahab Egbewole, SAN, has congratulated the newly promoted professors in the university. Speaking on the tradition of meeting and congratulating newly promoted professors in the university, the Vice Chancellor charged the accomplished academics to deliver their inaugural lectures within the next twelve months. Prof. Egbewole made…

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Senate Charges Executive To Stop Release Of LG Funds To States That Fail To Conduct Council Election

The Senate on Friday has charged President Tinubu not to release funds to the Local Government Areas being run by unelected appointees. The resolution followed the adoption of a motion sponsored by the Senate minority leader, Senator Abba Moro, who lamented the deliberate acts of some state governments not to conduct local government elections. The…

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What Should Be Tinubu’s Greatest Achievement As President?

Tinubu’s critics would have soft-pedalled their criticism of him if they had paid attention to some of his subtle achievements. I agree achievement is relative. What constitutes achievement to some isn’t worth its name to others. Notwithstanding, achievement is achievement. Also, what critics would itemize as Tinubu’s achievements would definitely be different from what praise…

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Tackle Thuggery, IEDPU Charges Kwara NSCDC

The National President of Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union, IEDPU, Alhaji Aliyu Otta Uthman, fsi, has appealed to the Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps,(NSCDC) Kwara State Command, Mr Umar Muhammed, to intensify efforts at tackling security challenges in the State. Alhaji Uthman made this appeal on Tuesday, 29 November 2023, when…

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Kwara Gov Mourns Ex-House of Reps Member Hon. Alajagusi

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has expressed sadness over the death of the former House of Representatives member Hon. AbdulYekeen Sidiq Alajagusi, praying Allah to forgive and grant him rest. Alajagusi represented Asa/Ilorin West Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives between 2019 and 2023 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The…

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2024 Budget: Tinubu Approves N27 Trillion

President Bola Tinubu has approved N27trillion as the 2024 appropriation for the country. The Federal Executive Council (FEC) gave the approval on Monday at the weekly executive meeting presided over by the president. The 2024 appropriation would be the first yearly budget to be presented by President Bola Tinubu a few weeks after he presented…

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BREAKING: Aisha Bura Elected NAWOJ President

  Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ, has elected Aisha Ibrahim Bura as the new president of the association. Mrs Bura was elected during the association’s eleventh triennial delegate conference, where she defeated the incumbent Nawoj’s president, Mrs Ladi Bala, in Abuja. Other newly elected officials include Wasila Ladan, as the National Secretary, Lillian Okonkwo…

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Who Is Late Sheikh Imam Jibril Sahban?

Late Shaykh Abdullahi Jibril Imam Sahban was born in February, 1940 at Yaru in the present-day Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State, to a father who hailed from Sahbani Compound, Idi-Orombo, Popo Giwa Quarters, Ilorin. Shaykh Abdullahi Jubril Imam Sahban was a well known Islamic Scholar within and outside Nigeria. A proprietor of many Islamic…

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KWASU elevates 3 to professorial cadre

Kwara State University, KWASU Malete has approved promotion of three of her academic staff to the professional cadre. This is contained in a statement issued and made available to maxilens by the institution’s acting Director of University Relations. See the statement below: KWASU PROMOTES 3 TO PROFESSORIAL STATUS Three staff of Kwara State University, Malete,…

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IEDPU urges Kwara CP to beef up security

The National President of Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union, (IEDPU), Alhaji Aliyu Otta Uthman, fsi, has urged the Commissioner of Police, Kwara State Command, Mr Victor Olaiya, to work with other security agencies towards beefing up the security of life and property across the State.   Alhaji Uthman made this appeal today during a courtesy…

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Troops Rescue 30 Kidnapped Victims In Sokoto

Troops of the Joint Task Force North West Operation HADARIN DAJI (OPHD) under the command of the General Officer Commanding 8 Division Nigerian Army, Sokoto, Major General Godwin Mutkut have continued to intensify onslaught and conducts series of clearance operation to terrorists/bandits enclaves in its Areas of Operations in the North West. In a recent…

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Kwara Assembly Calls For Establishment Of Fire Service Stations In Jebba And Other Rural Settings

Kwara State House of Assembly has advocated establishment of a Fire Service Station at Jebba, Moro Local Government Area and  other rural settings to respond to unforeseen fire outbreak. This was considered by the House, following a Matter of General Public Importance, raised by lawmaker representing Lanwa-Ejidongari Constituency, Mrs Madinah Abdulrahman during today’s sitting. Mrs…

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Kwara Assembly Receives Name Of Commissioner Nominee, Appointee

Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has forwarded the name of Musa Nafeesah Buge from Baruten Local Government as a Commissioner Nominee to the State House of Assembly for screening and confirmation. According to a message from the Governor, addressed to Speaker Engineer Yakubu Danlad-Salihu and read before other members of the assembly, Governor Abdulrazaq pointed…

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APC, NNPP Debunk Rumour Of Protest In Kano

The Deputy Chairman of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) and the Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State, Wada Ibrahim Dohu and Ibrahim Zakari Sarina have debunked plans by their separate parties to commence violent protest in the wake of Court of Appeal judgment that sacked Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf. The…

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Tinubu Mourns Former Chief Of Army Staff

President Bola Tinubu has expressed condolences to the family of Major-General Chris Alli (rtd), the former Chief of Army Staff, who passed away on Sunday. This is contained in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, President Tinubu describing the demise of Major-General Alli as a “painful loss” to…

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Appeal Court Sacks Kano Gov.

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has sacked Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State. Recalled a three-man panel of judges led by Justice Oluyemi Akintan Osadebay had sacked Yusuf on September 20, 2023, declaring 165,663 of his votes invalid as they were not signed or stamped by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)….

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Fuji Maestro, Saidi Osupa Graduates With Second Class Upper

Fuji Maestro, King Saheed Osupa, has graduated with a second-class upper degree from the Political Science department at the University of Ibadan, Oyo State. The legendary singer took to his official Instagram page to celebrate his latest achievement on Wednesday. Posting pictures from his convocation ceremony, he captioned, “Today, I attended the Convocation Ceremony of…

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Ganduje Congratulates Uzodinma, Ododo Over Guber Victory

The National chairmen of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has  extended congratulatory message to Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state over his re-election in the Saturday’s governorship poll in the state. Ganduje also expressed happiness with the overwhelming support exhibited by the electorates in Kogi state in electing Alhaji Ahmed…

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