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8,000 People Benefit From FG’s Social Investment Program in Kwara

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NO fewer than 8,000 beneficiaries of the Social Investment Programme (SIP) of the Federal Government in Kwara have received their outstanding stipends. Director of the scheme, Mrs. Aminat Bagudu, told newsmen on Thursday that participants in the 12 local governments of the state, whose data were captured...

Politics

Saraki Not Involved in Osun Local Politics- Kwara APC

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THE All Progressives Congress in Kwara State on Monday dissociated the President of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki from the local politics in Osun State. This is contained in a statement signed by the Party’s Publicity secretary in the state, Alhaji Sulyman Buhari. The party noted that irresponsible insinuations arising from the conduct of APC’s screening exercise for aspirants preparatory...

Government

FAAC: Kwara Govt Releases Details of June Allocation

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THE Kwara State Government has released its federal allocation figures for the month of June, 2017. In a statement issued on Friday, the State Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Demola Banu disclosed that the State government received a total of N2, 484, 424, 334.43 as allocation for June. Banu said that the sum was made up of statutory allocation of N1, 377, 946, 516.95, Value Added Tax (VAT) of N740,...

Law/Crime News

NDLEA Raises Alarm Over Female Suspects, Arrest 166 in Kwara

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THE National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a total number of 166 suspects who deal in drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking in Kwara State in the last 12 months. Speaking with journalists in Ilorin on Friday on 2017 United Nations International day against drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking, the state commander of the agency, Mr. Ona Ogilegwu, said that the command also...

Education

UNILORIN Opens Portal For JUPEB Program

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REGISTRATION has begun in earnest for the first UNILORIN Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB) programme. In a statement posted on the University portal and signed by Registrar, Mr Emmanuel Obafemi, Applicants are to pay N25, 000 to complete their registration. The Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB) is a national examination body approved by the Federal...

North Central

Nasarawa State Govt Begins Payment of N10,000 Bursary to Students

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NASARAWA State Government has started the disbursement of bursary of N10, 000 to indigent students in various higher institutions in the state. Alhaji Suleiman Abdulraham-Suleiman, the Executive Secretary of the state’s Scholarship Board made this known at the venue of the disbursement of the allowances to some students in Nasarawa State University, Keffi. He said that the exercise was being...

Agriculture

Agric Expert Wants High Import Tax on Agric Commodities to Boost Local Production

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AN Agriculture Extension Officer, Mr Lukman Ajiboye, on Thursday called for the imposition of high import tax on imported agricultural commodities so as to boost local production. Ajiboye told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Omu-Aran that unregulated importation of agricultural produce, especially raw materials that could be produced locally, was worrisome. According to him, the proposed high import...

Health

Govt Says State is Now Free From Cholera Infection

ALHAJI Atolagbe Alege, the Kwara Commissioner for Health on Monday confirmed that the state was now 100 per cent free from cholera infection and other communicable diseases. Alege made the confirmation in llorin while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the fate of six residents of llorin who were afflicted with cholera a week ago. He said that the state government had combed all parts...

Religion

CAN to Osinbajo: Omission of CRK From School Curriculum Can Set The Nation on Fire

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THE Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has urged Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to do something about the exclusion of Christian Religious Knowledge (CRK) from secondary schools curriculum. Samson Ayokunle, president of CAN, made the demand during in a meeting with Osinbajo on Wednesday. Ayokunle described the new curriculum as “divisive and ungodly”. He explained that although the Islamic...

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Kwara, Lagos Others to Benefit From US-based NGO Hearing Care Services

A United States based Non-Governmental Organization; The Starkey Hearing Foundation is to establish a Community-based Hearing Healthcare programme in Nigeria to increase access to Ear and Hearing care among the people of the country. The foundation will also provide, service and maintain hearing aids given to people living with hearing impairment at no cost. In a statement issued by the Director...