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Gov Ahmed Condoles With Osun Gov Over Death of Mother

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by Independent Kwaran - 6 August 2017

THE Governor of Kwara State, AbdulFatai Ahmed, has thanked Allah for taking late Saratu Aregbesola, the late mother of Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State, at a time her demise is being celebrated globally. Governor Ahmed, who led members of the Kwara state Executive Council, politicians and top government...

Politics

LG Polls: Kwara PDP, AD Bicker Over Upcoming Elections

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Alliance for Democracy (AD) are divided over the forthcoming local government elections in Kwara State. The election are scheduled for November 4, 2017 by the state electoral body (KWASIEC) but while the PDP said it would participate fully in the poll, the AD said it has no confidence in the exercise and as such would not be fielding any candidates. State...

Government

Labour Commends Gov. Ahmed on Infrastructural Development

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WORKERS under the aegis of Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), Kwara State Council have commended the State governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed for his commitment towards ensuring modern infrastructural development in the State. The commendation was contained in a letter to the governor signed by the Union’s Chairman, Comrade Kolawole Olumoh and its Secretary, Comrade Joseph Tunde. The union...

Law/Crime News

ICPC Nomination: Sa’adu Alanamu Denies Corruption Allegation

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ONE of the two nominees dropped for appointment into the board of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other offences Commission, ICPC, Sa’adu Alanamu, has denied ever being indicted for corrupt practice in Kwara State. Mr. Alanamu was dropped alongside Maimuna Aliyu following revelation by the International Center for Investigative Reporting, ICIR, that they were being investigated over multi-million...

Education

Kwara NUT to Open Micro-Finance Bank to Help Members

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THE Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), Kwara Chapter said it had concluded plans to establish a micro-finance bank in the state to assist teachers in meeting their financial needs. The State chairman of the union, Alhaji Abubakar Musa made the disclosure in Ilorin at a news conference on Sunday. He said that many teachers in the state have already keyed into the scheme, which is a revolving programme...

North Central

Nigeria Custom Generate N308M in Kwara, Niger, Kogi in July

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THE Nigeria Customs Service of Niger, Kogi and Kwara Area Command generated about N308 million as Internally Generated Revenue in July 2017. Comptroller Benjamin Binga in charge of the three states disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna on Saturday. Binga said that this was against the N219 million generated in July 2016, recording an increase of N89 million in...

Agriculture

ODDA Scheme: Kwara Farmers Begin Seed Planting

FARMERS under the Kwara State Offtakers Demand Driven Agriculture (ODDA) scheme have commenced seed planting in Estate farms across the state. The State Commissioner of Agriculture, Mr Bamidele Adegoke revealed this on Monday while inspecting the 400 hectare Oke-oyi Estate Farm – one of several under the scheme. He noted that the State government is using the scheme as an empowerment programme...

Health

KWSG Advises Women on The Importance Breast-Feeding

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THE Kwara State Government has emphasised the importance of exclusive breast feeding for children as Well-being Foundation counseled 500 nursing mothers and pregnant women during 2017 World Health Organization International Breast Feeding Week celebration in Ilorin, the State capital. The Commissioner for Health, Sulaiman Atolagbe Alege, stressing the importance of breast feeding, said: “breast...

Religion

HAJJ 2017: 1,774 Pilgrims Airlifted From Ilorin

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THE manager of the Ilorin International Airport, Alhaji AbdulAzeez Ibrahim, said on Saturday that 1,774 intending pilgrims had so far been transported to Saudi Arabia from Kwara zone. Ibrahim made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin just before the departure of another batch of 560 intending pilgrims. According to him, the 560 pilgrims are the fourth batch to...

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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...