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Governors Push For New Revenue Sharing Formula

From left: Zamfara State Governor, Abdul’aziz Abubakar Yari; Kastina State Governor, Aminu Masari; Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha; Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed; and Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima; during the President’s meeting with Nigerian Governors Forum, at the Presidential Villa Abuja, yesterday
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GOVERNORS of the 36 states of the federation, yesterday, pushed for a new fiscal restructuring plan due to the present economic realities in  their states, which had made it impossible for them to pay workers’ salaries. This is despite bailout funds advanced by the federal government to the states a few...

Politics

Kwara APC Berates Oyegun For Anti-Saraki Comments

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THE Kwara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) wednesday replied the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie Oyegun, over his comments on the ongoing trial of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). In a statement issued by the APC in the state, signed by its Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Sulyman Buhari, the party condemned Oyegun’s...

Government

Kwara LGs Excluded from FG Loan Repayment Relief- KWSG

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THE Kwara State Government says that the suspension of monthly deduction at source  for states who got bailout funds from the Federal Government does not apply to local governments in the State. According to a statement by the State Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Demola Banu, the 16 local governments in the State were yet to access any bailout funds from the Central Bank of Nigeria and are therefore...

Law/Crime News

DPR Impounds NNPC truck Diverting Fuel Products in Ilorin

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THE Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, Tuesday, arrested two trucks, including an NNPC truck for alleged diversion of over 56, 800 litres of petrol in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital. Mr. Phillip Salvation the state controller of DPR, made this disclosure in Ilorin while dispensing the diverted fuel at official price of N86.50 per liter to the residents of the state. The NNPC truck with registration...

Education

ASUP Warns of Impending Crisis in Polys Over FG’s Breach of Agreement

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THE Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has warned of impending crisis in Nigerian polytechnics over failure by the Federal Government to abide by the agreement reached with the union. ASUP’s President, Mr Usman Dutse, who briefed newsmen on Thursday in Abuja, said several attempts to discuss the issues with the present government failed. According to him, issues between Federal Government...

North Central

Plateau Govt. Seeks Army, Police Support in Resolving Land Disputes

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THE Plateau Government says it will partner with the Special Task Force (STF) and Nigeria Police Force to resolve land disputes in the state. The Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Town Planning, Mr Festus Fuanter, gave this hint in Jos on Wednesday, when he visited the headquarters of the two security outfits. According to Fuanter, the partnership is to ensure enforcement of marked boundaries and...

Photonews

Photo News: The Day Helicopter Training Began in Aviation College, Ilorin

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Helicopters for training at the International Aviation College, Ilorin. Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed delivering his speech at the flag off ceremony The Governor, flanked by the Deputy Governor and Deputy Speaker, unveiling the Helicopters for training.     The representative of the Chief of Naval Staff handing over the fleet of helicopters to the Kwara State Governor. The helicopter training...

Agriculture

Farmers Advise Unemployed Youths to Embrace Farming

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SOME farmers in Nasarawa state have appealed to unemployed youths to embrace farming to improve their standard of living and boost food security. They made the appeal on Thursday in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Agwada, Kokona Local Government Area of the state. They said that their appeal was necessitated following the nation’s dwindling economy and increase in unemployment. A...

Health

Safety: Red Cross Urges Employees to Acquire First Aid Training

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THE Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS), has advised employees to acquire first aid training in order to manage emergencies in work places. The National First Aid Trainer of NRCS, Mr Bashir Dan-Illela, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday. “Many workers today are facing greater pressure to meet demands of modern working life such as high expectation...

Religion

Ahmed Charges Religious Bodies on Moving Nigeria Forward

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THE Kwara Governor, Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmed has urged religious bodies and organisations to join hands with the government to move the nation forward. Ahmed made the call at the 2016 Nigerian Baptist Convention in Ilorin on Thursday. Gov. Ahmed, who was represented by his Deputy, Elder Peter Kisira, charged religious organisations to entrench good governance and play complementary roles to the government. The...

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Ahmed – Recalling Achievements Within a Year of Reelection

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By Segun Bambo Ojomo COME May 29 this year, it would be 365 days since the good people of Kwara State reelected Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmed as Governor, for a second office term. And as usual, this is a period that a public officer’s constituents embark on evaluation of the servant’s performance, especially in a bid to retain an insight into expectations for the rest of his term or assume campaign...