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Don Says “Brexit’’ Will Affect Diaspora Remittances to Nigeria

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by Eyitayo - 27 June 2016

BRITAIN’S exit from the European Union (EU) will cause a contraction of the Diaspora remittances from Britain, a don, Prof. Isaac Albert, said on Monday. Albert, the Director, Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ibadan, made the assertion while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria...


Kwara PDP Faction Endorses Makarfi

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A faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State yesterday pledged allegiance to the Senator Ahmed Makarfi- led national leadership of the party. A former minister of National Planning, Dr Abubakar Sulyman, who is one of the PDP leaders in the state, made this known at a press conference in Ilorin, the state capital, where he pleaded with Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and his group, to in...


KWSG Reacts to NULGE Protest in Ilorin Today

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TODAY, National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) members converged at Government House, Ilorin demanding audience with the Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed who was then preparing for his ongoing interaction with state workers which started last Monday. The workers were offered three options: Select ten officials to meet with the Governor, come into government house as a body...

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NSCDC Parades Two Men Who Duped Businesswoman of N700,000 in Kwara

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TWO suspects involved in money doubling and fraud were Thursday paraded at the Kwara State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, for attempting to defraud a woman to the tune of N700, 000. The suspects had promised the businesswoman they would double the money using chemicals. The state Commandant of the Corps, Pedro Awili who paraded the unnamed suspects said they collected...


KWSG Considers Taking Over Funding of Junior Secondary Education

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AS part of efforts to resolve salary crisis at the basic education level, the Kwara State Government is considering taking over the funding of Junior Secondary education from local government administration. The government’s proposal is to separate funding of primary schools from junior secondary schools to reduce the financial burden of local government councils in the state. This was one of...

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Kogi Commissioner Pledges to Fight Child, Women Abuse

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MRS Bolanle Amupitan, the new Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development in Kogi, says her major focus will be the fight against women and child abuse in the state. Amupitan, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lokoja on Friday, decried violence against women in the society and poor enrolment of students in schools in the state. According to her, children in Kogi have...


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...


Expert Identifies Cause of Nigeria’s Economic Woes’

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THE discovery of oil and subsequent multi-dollar income thereafter by past governments is responsible for the current economic woes of Nigeria, acting Executive Director, National Centre for Agricultural Mechanisation (NCAM), Dr. Yomi Kasali has said. Kasali, an engineer added that in the 70s, agriculture contributed over 70 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), maintaining that...


Free Medical Services For 500 in Kwara

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FIVE hundred persons in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, have benefited from the free medical services sponsored by two non-governmental organisations (NGOs) – The Muslim Congress (TMC) and Human Concern Foundation International. The NGOs will sensitise the people concerning some illnesses they are ignorant of. The programme was aimed at alleviating some of the problems and medical needs of the...


70% Intending Hajj Pilgrims From Kwara Have Paid Their Fares

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NO fewer than 70 per cent of intending pilgrims to this year’s Hajj from Kwara State have so far paid their hajj fare in full. The Executive Secretary of the state’s Pilgrims Welfare Board, Hajia Fatimoh Abolore- Jimoh disclosed this in llorin during an enlightenment programme for the intending pilgrims. She said the remaining 30 percent of intending pilgrims have paid more than 50 per cent...


5 Ways to Transfer Files Between Your PC And Smartphone

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IN time past, transferring files like videos, photos and music could take forever. However, with the advancement in technology, you can move large files within minutes without worrying about how long it with take. For the technology ‘novice’ as well as the tech geek,, Africa’s no 1 hotel booking portal roll out the fastest and quickest ways to exchanges files between...