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How a Man Allegedly Duped 17 Job Seekers Over FSARS Job

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by Independent Kwaran - 23 January 2017

A 26-year-old man, Kabiru Oladipupo, has confessed how he duped no fewer than 17 job seekers in a job recruitment scam for the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, FSARS. The Osun State indigene said he and his accomplice, Hassan Olayiwola, now at large, duped their unsuspecting candidates to the tune of N391,...


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...


Kwara Govt Releases N2.1b To Contractors Handling Projects

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THE Kwara State Government has released the sum of N2, 163, 367, 825.19 to contractors handling various infrastructure projects across the state under the Kwara state Infrastructure Development Fund (IF-K). The State Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Demola Banu made this disclosure on Tuesday. Alhaji Banu said the money was released to ensure that ongoing and new projects are completed on schedule,...

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Fake Lawyer Arraigned in Ilorin

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A man who never had legal training, Peter Adogun, has practiced law in Ilorin for 10 years and won cases in the Supreme Court of Nigeria. The police in Kwara State arraigned Mr. Adogun before an Ilorin magistrate’s court for certificate and identity theft in the state capital. According to the First Information Report, Mr. Adogun has been practising in Ilorin and its environs since 2007 with the...


Unilorin VC Seeks Global Partnership to Fight Cyber Insecurity

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PROF. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, has called for concerted global efforts to fight the menace of cyber insecurity. Ambali told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Ilorin that he was worried about the upsurge in web-hacking by unscrupulous elements in the global society. He said that the recent allegation by the United States Government that Russia...

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Niger Plans to Launch Website to Showcase State’s Tourism Potential

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THE Niger State Government says it will soon launch a Website to showcase the tourism potential of the state. Mr Mohammed Ahmed, the General Manger, Niger State Tourism Corporation (NSTC), disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna on Tuesday. Ahmed said that the initiative, which would attract local and foreign investors into the state tourism sector, would avail visitors of information...


Kwara Farmers Bemoan Menace of Herdsmen

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SOME farmers in  Kwara say the menace of herdsmen on their farms  are destroying  farm produces and causing economic loss. Some of  them who narrated their ordeals in an interviews with  the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Ilorin on Tuesday, said there was the need for the state government to intervene and control the invading herdsmen. They said the herdsmen had virtually forced them to run...


Mobile Clinic Commences 2017 Project in 6 Kwara Communities

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THE Igbomina Mobile Clinic Initiative on Tuesday said it had commenced its 2017 project in six communities in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara. Mr Oyin Zubair, the spokesperson of the initiative, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Omu-Aran, Irepodun Local Government Area. NAN reports that the Mobile Clinic Initiative was inaugurated in July 2016 to serve...


Ilorin CAN Applauds FRC’s Scribe Sack, Dissolution of Board

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THE Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria, Ilorin Chapter, Prof. Timothy Opoola, has applauded the sack of the Executive Secretary of the Financial Reporting Council, Jim Obazee, by the Federal Government. Popoola, in a statement on Thursday, said the dissolution of the board and the sack of its scribe was commendable as “the church is not a company where the leader could just be replaced”. Popoola...


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...