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We Sympathise With You, FG Tells Nigerians

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THE Federal Government has said that it sympathises with Nigerians over the current economic recession. Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun said this at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday at the ministerial retreat on the economy and the budget, with the theme “Building Inter-ministerial...


PDP Frowns as Kwara Extends Tenure of LG Chairman

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IYIOLA Oyedepo, the Peoples Democratic Party Chairman in Kwara State, has described as illegal, the extension of the tenure of a council chairman in the state, Waheed Olanipekun. Oyedepo told the News Agency of Nigeria on telephone on Thursday that the state government erred by seeking extension of Olanipekun’s tenure, which was granted by the state House of Assembly. Olanipekun is the Chairman...


Kwara Govt. Inaugurates N3.7bn Geri Alimi Roundabout to Decongest Traffic – Commissioner


THE Kwara Government is to inaugurate the construction of Geri-Alimi roundabout to decongest traffic in some parts of Ilorin Township. The Kwara Commissioner for Works and Transport, Alhaji Aro Yahaya, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Ilorin. He said the project was in line with the change mantra of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to deliver true...

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Divorce: Husband Wants me to Abort 6-month Pregnancy, Says 40-yr-old

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A 40-year-old housewife, Amudalat Afolabi, has told an Ilorin Area Court, Kwara State, that her husband, Tajudeen, sent her packing because she refused to terminate a six-month-old pregnancy. Amudalat made this known when she testified in a divorce petition filed against her husband in Ilorin, yesterday. “My husband sent me away from our matrimonial home because I refused to terminate the six months...


Kwara Polytechnic Expels Five Students

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THE authorities of Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, say they have expelled five students for committing various offences contrary to their matriculation oath. AbdulRahman Muhammad, the Assistant Registrar (Academic Affairs), made this known in a statement in Ilorin on Monday. Mr. Muhammad explained that their expulsion was sequel to the approval of the report of the Students’ Disciplinary...

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35 Died in One Week on Ilorin-Lokoja-Abuja Road- FRSC

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THE Zonal Commanding Officer, Zone 8 Headquarters of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr. John Meheux, said at least 35 people died at Kegu on the Lokoja-Abuja Road within one week. He said that the use of speed limiting devices would have prevented or reduced such fatalities. He spoke during FRSC’s sensitisation programme on the use of speed limiting devices in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital on...


Al-Hikmah University to Invest N80M in Crop Production

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AN Islamic faith- based university- Al-Hikmah University- in Ilorin, Kwara state has invested N80 million on crop production on 10 hectares of land as part of measures to support the task of ensuring sustainable food security in the state and the country at large. Recently, due to the dwindling fortunes from oil and the need to ensure food security so as to wad-off imminent threat of hunger, the...


UITH to Implement No Work, No Pay Against Workers

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THE management of University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), may commence the implementation of the “No Work, No Pay” directive of the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), against striking members of National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) UITH Branch. Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the hospital, Professor Abdulwaheed Olatinwo, yesterday in a...


Muslims Celebrate Sallah Amidst Tight Security in Kwara

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THERE was tight security at the various eid prayer grounds in the Federal Capital Territory and Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, on Monday as Muslim faithful marked the Eid-el-Kabir. Policemen from the Police Mobile Force, Counter-Terrorism Units and the Explosive Ordinance Department were deployed in the prayer grounds to foil any plot by nefarious elements. Armed policemen were also seen at...


Post S/Court Judgment: Olofa Preaches Unity, Tolerance, Peaceful Co-existence

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OBA Mufutau Gbadamosi of Ofa, Kwara, on Monday appealed to his people to be peaceful, tolerant and remain committed to the growth and development of the town. Gbadamosi made the appeal at his palace during a special prayer and thanksgiving following the affirmation of his appointment as the traditional ruler of Offa by the Supreme Court on Friday. Gbadamosi, who described the judgment as one of “no...