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Buhari Appoints NIMASA, NPA Governing Boards

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by Independent Kwaran - 27 August 2016

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has approved the composition of the Governing Boards of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). The Director Press, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Bolaji Adebiyi, said yesterday...

Politics

Labour Party Wants Kwara Independent Electoral Commission to Speak up on Council Polls

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THE Kwara chapter of Labour Party (LP) has asked the Kwara Independent Electoral Commission (KWASIEC) to clear the controversy surrounding the forthcoming local government polls. The Secretary of the party, Mr AbdulKareem Onagun, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin on Monday. He said that Kwarans needed to know the position of the state electoral body on...

Government

KWSG’s Allocation From FG Drops by 29%

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THE Kwara State Government said its share from the Federation Accounts for August dropped by N702. 35 million, representing 29.1 per cent reduction from the amount it received in July. The Commissioner for Finance in the state, Alhaji Ademola Banu, made this known in a statement on Friday in Ilorin. According to him, the state government got a total of N2, 415, 287, 063.9 as allocation for August,...

Law/Crime News

Kwara Police Arrest Suspected Ring Leader of Killers

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THE Kwara State police command has arrested the ring leader of the gang responsible for the killing of five men in Tsaragi, Edu local government area of Kwara State. The victims were identified as Aliyu Issah, Muhmini, Alhaji Saba, Madu Issa and Kadiri. A dusk to dawn curfew was imposed on the community by the state government to avoid a breakdown of law and order. The state Commissioner of Police,...

Education

Company Seeks to Partner University of Ilorin to Tackle Unemployment, Food Insecurity

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MR Benson Ayetoro, Chief Executive, Abbacon Investments Limited, says the company is ready to collaborate with the University of Ilorin to tackle youth unemployment and food insecurity in the country. Ayetoro stated this on Monday in Ilorin when he led a delegation of Chinese investors on a visit to the University’s management to finalise agreement between the institution and his company. He...

North Central

I was Not Stoned at The Juma’at, Kogi Governor Denies

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THE Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has denied reports that he was stoned during a Jumaat prayer in Lokoja, the state capital on Friday. Reports earlier had it that Bello was stoned over non-payment of salaries during Jumaat prayers at the Lokoja central Mosque to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the creation of the state. But reacting to the report, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor, Mr....

Agriculture

Kwara Earmarks 12,000 Hectares of Land For Agric

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KWARA State Government has earmarked over 12,000 hectares ahead of next farming season as part of its efforts to drive large scale agriculture in the state. The state governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed gave this indication when the leadership of a private University in the State, Landmark University, Omu Aran visited him on how to initiate a public private partnership to develop agriculture sector in...

Health

Ignorance, Reason For Fistula in Women- Experts

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IGNORANCE is one of the reasons why many women living with obstetric fistula- a condition where a woman develops hole in her vagina, leaking faeces or urine- are not accessing treatment, experts have said. This is despite efforts by EngenderHealth- implementing partner of USAID funded Fistula Care Plus project and other international partners, to solve this plight. Explaining this during a tour of...

Religion

Two Nigerian Pilgrims Cleared of Drug Trafficking in Saudi Arabia

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TWO pilgrims from Kwara state that were recently arrested by the Saudi Arabian authorities for being in possession of substance suspected to be cocaine have been released. The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), confirmed their release in a recent statement in Abuja. The statement added that the arrested pilgrims from the State were released following investigation that they were not guilty...

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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...