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Kwara state

#EndSARS: Police deny disrupting protest in Ilorin

The Police Command in Kwara State has debunked the alleged involvement of its personnel in the disruption of the #EndSARS protest, held in Ilorin on Sunday.

2nd Niger Bridge 46% completed, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the Second Niger Bridge has attained 46 per cent completion status.

Nigerian govt to begin head-count of nomadic school teachers – Official

The National Commission for Nomadic Education, NCNE, on Monday said it will conduct a census of nomadic school teachers across the country to provide reliable data for planning and implementation of nomadic education programmes.

3,442 Nigerian COVID-19 patients recover in one day

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has said that 3,442 patients have been successfully treated and recovered from Coronavirus, COVID-19, within the last 24 hours, as it recorded 126 new infections in the country.

Ex-commissioner commiserates with flood victims in Kwara

The immediate past Commissioner for Special Duties in Kwara State, Aisha Pategi, has commiserated with the people of Gbaradogi town in Patigi Local Government Area over the recent flood disaster recorded in the community.

Kwara govt expends N1.6bn on lecturers’ salary backlogs – Commissioner

The Kwara State Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, Sa’adatu Modibbo-Kawu, on Wednesday, said that the state government had spent about N1.592 billion to clear the arrears of salaries and subventions of tertiary institutions in the state.

35 frontline doctors tested positive for COVID-19 in Kwara, says NMA

The Kwara State branch of the Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, has said that 35 doctors had so far tested positive for COVID-19 since the virus manifested in the state.

Lai Mohammed mourns Kwara Chief-of-Staff

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has condoled with Governor Abdurrahman Abdurrazaq of Kwara State over the death of his Chief-of-Staff, Adisa Logun.

EFCC uncovers 1,000 ghost workers in Kwara

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kwara Zonal Office, has uncovered 1000 ghost workers, allegedly smuggled into the payroll of Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board, KWSUBEB.

COVID-19: Football viewing centres set to enforce NCDC protocols as league resumes 

Operators of viewing centres in Kwara State have expressed readiness to obey government order by providing hand sanitisers as well observe physical distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the state. 

COVID-19: Students beg Nigerian govt to reopen schools

A cross-section of students in Kwara have appealed to the Federal Government to reopen schools despite the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

Ramadan: Muslims should invest their Umrah money in helping the needy – Cleric

The Chief Imam of Markaz Al-Adaby Mosque in Olunlade, Kwara, Mallam Abdulrauf Bello, has admonished Muslims to use money already earmarked for 2020 Umrah (lesser Hajj) to feed vulnerable persons in the society.

COVID-19 Lockdown: Kwara govt uncovers plot to cause civil unrest

The Kwara State Government says it has uncovered plots by some prominent opposition figures in the state to incite the public to protest against the lockdown order in the state.

COVlD-19: Prices of sanitisers skyrocket in Nigerian markets

Following the outbreak and spread of Coronavirus, COVID-19, the prices of hand sanitisers has increased by over 100 per cent.

AbdulRazaq suspends Perm Sec, 2 others over alleged extortion in Kwara

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State has ordered the suspension of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and two others for allegedly extorting farmers through sale of unauthorised registration forms.

Kwara govt receives another N263m looted by officials of last administration

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Tuesday received another sum of N263,327,800 funds recovered from some officials of the previous administration, saying the money would go into funding social investment programme.

Kwara commissioner condemns vandalization of Osi waterworks

The Kwara State Commissioner for Water Resources, Arinola Lawal has described as worrisome the vandalization of Osi Waterworks in Ekiti local government area of the state.

Court grants N200m bail to ex-Kwara finance commissioner   

A Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin on Monday granted N200 million bail to former Kwara State Commissioner for Finance, Ademola Banu.

EFCC arraigns ex-Kwara finance commissioner over alleged N411m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday arraigned the immediate past Commissioner for Finance in Kwara State, Ademola Banu of a Federal High Court, Ilorin on charges bordering on money laundering.

Commissioner assures Kwara people of regular portable water supply

The Commissioner of Water Resources in Kwara State, Arinola Lawal, has assured that the administration of Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq is doing everything possible to address the problem of water supply in the state.

Group urges Kwara govt to probe 2011 stampede at Saraki’s Ile Arugbo

The Kwara Progressives Group, KPG, an association in the vanguard of an egalitarian Kwara, has called on the Kwara State Government to investigate the numerous death of Kwara indegenes at Ile-Arugbo during the past administration.

Buhari’s minister, Gbemisola Saraki protests Kwara govt’s demolition of Father’s property

The Minister of State for Transport, Gbemisola Saraki, has frowned at the demolition of her father’s property, ‘Ile Arugbo’, by the Kwara State Government in the early hours of Thursday.

Police arraign NewsDigest editor Gidado Yushau over report on Serah Alade’s factory

The Kwara State Police Command has arraigned Gidado Yushau, the editor of the NewsDigest, an Abuja-based online newspaper, and award-winning Campus Journalist, Alfred Olufemi before a magistrate court in Ilorin over an investigative report on hemp smoking published on 19 May 2018.

NewsDigest’s publisher Gidado Yushau released as CISLAC condemns arrest

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC, has condemned the recent arrest of the NewsDigest publisher, Gidado Yushau, by the police over an investigative report on an Ilorin-based factory belonging to a former acting Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Sera Alade.

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