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5,440 People Died in Road Traffic in 2015- FRSC Boss

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by Independent Kwaran - 1 December 2016

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Wednesday said 5,440 people died in 9,734 Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs) across the country in 2015. The Jigawa FRSC Sector Commander of the corps, Mr Angus Ibezim, disclosed this in Dutse at the launching of the 2016 Ember Months campaign. The News Agency of Nigeria...

Politics

Bolaji Abdullahi Becomes New APC Spokesman

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THE former Minister of Sports and Youth Development Bolaji Abdullahi has been named as the new spokesman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Abdullahi was nominated at a meeting of the North Central zone of the APC, which held at Chelsea Hotel, Abuja, on Thursday. He hails from Kwara state, North Central Nigeria as his predecessor, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. It would be recalled that rumours...

Government

KWSG Embarks on Light Up Kwara Project (LUK)

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AS part of efforts to improve security in the State and boost commerce, the Kwara State Government is embarking on a N6b project, Light Up Kwara. This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Energy, Alhaji Idris Abubakar during a press briefing in Ilorin as part of the resolution of the State Executive Council meeting. The project would ensure that all the streets in the state are lit during the night...

Law/Crime News

Kwara Police Parade Suspected Killers of Rice Merchant

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THE Kwara state police command has paraded six suspected persons involved in killing of a local rice merchant and mother of four in Yashikira in Baruten local government area of Kwara state. Speaking with journalists during the parade in Ilorin on Thursday, the state commissioner of police, Olusola Amore, said the suspected people would be prosecuted on offense of culpable homicide. The police boss,...

Education

KWSG to Commence Construction of KWASU Campuses in Osi, Ilesha-Baruba

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THE Kwara State government has approved the construction of two campuses for the Kwara State University in Osi and Ilesha-Baruba at a contract sum of N2.8billion. The Commissioner for Information and Communication, Alhaji Mahmud Ajeigbe, who announced this during a media briefing on Friday, said that the projects will be implemented through through a PPP model under the Kwara Infrastructure Development...

North Central

Plateau United Unveil New Technical Director

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NPFL side Plateau United have unveiled Ahmed Ibrahim as their Technical Director ahead of the 2016/2017 season. The General Manager of the club, Pius Henwan said some of the terms of reference given to Ibrahim is to scout and recommend talents to be recruited by the club with the support of club head coach, Kennedy Boboye. “We have decided to fill the void in the team with the appointment of a...

Agriculture

Governor Ahmed Seeks KWHA Approval to Access N1bn Agric Loan

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THE Kwara State Governor Alhaji Abdul Fatah Ahmed has sought the approval of the State House of Assembly to access N1b CBN Commercial Agriculture Credit Scheme facility from the Union Bank PLC. In his message to the Speaker, Dr. Ali Ahmad, read at the floor of the House, the Governor said the sharp drop in the Federal allocation receipt occasioned by continuous fall in the global oil prices, which...

Health

Vesicovaginal Fistula Repair Surgeon Warns Women Against Needless Pregnancies

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A vesicovaginal fistula repair surgeon, Dr Stephen Arigidi, on Friday in Ilorin advised women to avoid needless pregnancies to reduce the likelihood of developing fistula. Arigidi, a Deputy Director, with the Kwara State Ministry of Health, gave the advice while speaking with journalists. According to him, many unwanted and frequent pregnancies usually make women prone to fistula cases. He linked...

Religion

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...

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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...