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HAJJ 2017: Kwara, Other States Suffer Loss of Pilgrims

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by Independent Kwaran - 2 September 2017

THE number of casualties of Nigerian pilgrims recorded so far during this year’s pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia has risen to seven. The casualties are from Kwara, Kogi, Kaduna and Kastina States. The Chairman National Hajj Commission (NAHCON), Alhaji Abdullahi Muktai Mohammed who disclosed that at Arafat...

Politics

Kwara LG Elections: 14 APC Chairmanship Candidates Emerge Through Consensus

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FOURTEEN of the 16 APC candidates for the Nov. 18 council polls in Kwara emerged through consensus, an official said on Sunday in Ilorin. The APC Publicity Secretary in Kwara, Alhaji Sulyman Buhari, made this known at a news conference. Buhari said that the 14 candidates emerged during the party’s primary election held in the 16 local government areas of the state on Saturday. He said that APC...

Government

Kwara Has Spent N7bn on Road Projects—Gov Ahmed

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KWARA State government has spent over N7 billion on road projects across the state under the State Infrastructure Develop-ment Fund, IF-K. This was disclosed, yesterday, by Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed at the official commissioning of Federal Road Safety Corps, RS8.1, Kwara State office complex in Ilorin. Ahmed said IF-K’s success has demonstra-ted the benefits of partnering with private sector. “Among...

Law/Crime News

LG Poll: Court Dismisses PDP Suit Against KWASIEC

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AN Ilorin High Court on Tuesday dismissed the suit filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) praying the court to restrain the Kwara Independent Electoral commission (KWASIEC) from conducting the Nov. 18 Local Government elections in the state. Justice Suleiman Akanbi, in his judgment dismissed all the claims of the party without cost. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that PDP had through...

Education

Kwara Lawmaker Spends N3m on School Fees, Uniforms of 150 Indigent Students

THE House Leader, Kwara House of Assembly, Alhaji Hassan Oyeleke, on Monday paid the school fees and donated uniforms worth N3 million to 150 Secondary School Students in Offa Local government area of the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the donation of the items, which took place at the Offa Grammar School was witnessed by the parents of the beneficiaries and eminent sons and...

North Central

WHO targets 874,000 with yellow fever immunisation in Kwara, Kogi

THE World Health Organisation, WHO, yesterday stated its commitment to support Nigeria to immunise 873,837 people against yellow fever in Kwara and Kogi states. According to the WHO Nigeria Representative, Dr. Wondimagegnehu Alemu, the 10-day campaign, which began on October 13, targets residents, aged nine months to 45 years old. Dr. Alemu said: “This campaign aims to ensure that people living...

Agriculture

2, 000 Hectares of Farmland Destroyed by Flood in Kwara

ABOUT 2, 000 hectares of farmland have been destroyed by water across the three districts of Patigi Local government area of Kwara. Special Adviser to Governor AbdulFatah Ahmed on Emergency and Relief Services, Alhaji Duro Mohammed, disclosed this while inspecting the havoc caused by flood in Patigi on Saturday. He said rice farms in Lade, Patigi and Sepondi districts cultivated near the River Niger...

Health

WHO targets 874,000 with yellow fever immunisation in Kwara, Kogi

THE World Health Organisation, WHO, yesterday stated its commitment to support Nigeria to immunise 873,837 people against yellow fever in Kwara and Kogi states. According to the WHO Nigeria Representative, Dr. Wondimagegnehu Alemu, the 10-day campaign, which began on October 13, targets residents, aged nine months to 45 years old. Dr. Alemu said: “This campaign aims to ensure that people living...

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...