Shettima To Represent Tinubu At AFCON Final Tomorrow

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, has asked Vice President Kashim Shettima to lead a presidential team to the finals of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Côte d’Ivoire. The Vice President had also represented the President at the semi-finals when the Super Eagles defeated South Africa in a pulsating encounter. The Nigerian national team…

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Taraba: Kidnapper Nabbed While Picking Ransom

The Nigerian Army has arrested a suspected female kidnapper while attempting to pick ransom for an abducted victim in Taraba state. The army also apprehended a notorious gunrunner dealing in arms and ammunition and supplying them to criminals within Taraba State and other parts of the country. The female suspect, it was learnt, was married…

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ÈMI LO KÀN TO PUNISH NIGERIANS

No one should take the Èmi Lo Kàn in the title of this article to mean I am referring to myself. I am not referring to myself but I don’t know of a better way to say it. It literally means it is my turn to punish Nigerians. I am referring to the propounder of…

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Kano Varsity Suspends Lecturer For Subjecting Students To Corporal Punishment

The management of Aliko Dangote University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Kano State, has suspended a staff member who allegedly subjected students to corporal punishment for minor infractions during their ‘Nigerian People and Culture’ lesson. The incident gained widespread attention through a viral video on social media, prompting a Kano-based lawyer, Barr. Abba Hikima, to…

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Gbenga Power Salutes Abdulrazaq At 64

A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC from Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State and Chairman of the Gbenga Power Foundation, Honourable Gbenga Power-Oyekunle has felicitate with the Executive Governor of Kwara State, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq CON on his 64th birthday. In a congratulatory message he personally signed and made available to newsmen…

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Abdulrazaq Offsets Salary, Pension Arrears

Kwara State Government has committed another N1,031,149,451.36 (one billion, thirty one million, one hundred and forty nine thousand, four hundred and fifty one naira, thirty six kobo) to again offset the salary arrears the last administration owed to local government workers, basic school teachers and pensioners. The government has repeatedly said it is committed to…

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Kwara Speaker Decries Killing Of Ekiti Monarch, Charges Security Agencies To Fish Out Perpetrators

The Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Engr. Yakubu Danladi-Salihu has decried the killing of His Royal Highness Segun Aremu; the Olukoro of Koro in the Ekiti local government area of the state. Rt. Hon. Engr. Danladi-Salihu who described the killing as nefarious commiserates with the monarch’s family and charged the security agencies…

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WHY ARE OUR MARKETS SCARING LIKE GRAVEYARDS?

It is obvious that things are getting out of hand. The country is sick. Even the government has stopped feigning ignorance of the country’s sickness. It is just too obvious. There may be disagreements and different explanations about what ails the country and how to go about its cure. What is not in dispute is…

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SPECIAL REPORT: How Successive Kwara Governments Played Politics With Egbejia Road Construction–Community

Egbejila Road Construction: Successive Kwara Governments have used the road for political gains–Community  …Allegedly Awarded Contract to Unregistered Company …Causing a Lot of Havoc. Our People Cannot Use the Road – Community Leader …Permanent Secretary Attributes Delay to Lack of Funds Egbejila is a peaceful community that provides home for thousands of people in Ilorin…

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A journey to making history – Ubandawaki

When the new National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON helmsman, Malam Jalal Ahmad Arabi assumed office on the 18″ of October, 2023, he made a solemn pledge to pursue the acronym mantra of T.S.A (Trust, Sacrifice and Allah sees everything) in the administration of Hajj. According to him, he has not come to overturn everything…

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WHO MADE ABUJA UNSAFE?

It was the former First Lady Aisha Buhari who first raised the alarm some years ago, as an insider, that Aso Villa is not safe. But because she had the means, she packed her packable things and japa(ed) to Dubai for safety. I will run for my life too if I had the means. Thereafter,…

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Kwara Assembly Cuts 2024 Budget By 3.7bn

Kwara Assembly passes 2024 budget, reduces it by 3.7bn Kwara State House of Assembly has passed the 2024 appropriation bill of #292,741,292,132.30 presented to the House of Assembly by Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq into law. Governor AbdulRazaq had on the 14th day of December last year, presented a budget of #296,457,875,578.00 to the legislative arm of…

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Ganduje Arrives Kano Six Months After Exit

Former Governor of Kano State, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has arrived at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, Wednesday evening. The APC national chairman was accompanied by senior party members including the state chairman of the party, Abdullahi Abbas and Murtala Sule Garo, the deputy governorship candidate of the party in the 2023 elections. Based on…

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Medicinal Properties of Agbalumo

Agbalumo as fondly called by the Yoruba people is also called African Star Apple or African Cherry in English Language. Its botanical name is Chrysophyllum Albidum. The IGBO people called it Udara. It is the season of Agbalumo and it is now in local market accross the country, It is a power-packed favourite. Below are…

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Sex For Admission: Unilorin Expels PG Student

The authority of University of Ilorin has expelled a postgraduate student, Mr. Mathew Adeboye Balogun, also known as Plato, over sexual harassment against vulnerable students and admission seekers. Mr. Balogun is a PG student in the  Department of Councillor Education, Faculty of Education. In a letter released by the University’s Student Affairs Unit, dated January…

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Kwara Speaker Salutes Hon. Wahab Isa On Birthday

The Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Engr. Yakubu Danladi-Salihu has congratulated an All Progressives Congress APC Chieftain and a former federal lawmaker, Hon. Wahab Isa on his birthday anniversary. Rt. Hon. Engr. Danladi-Salihu in a birthday greeting to the former Ilorin East and Ilorin South Council Chairman described Hon. Isa as a…

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Kwara Govt Resolves Communal Dispute In Baruten

Sues for peaceful coexistence… The Kwara State Government has resolved the lingering communal dispute between indigenes and non-indigenes in the Chikanda community, Baruten Local Government area of the state. The State Government’s delegation, led by the Speaker, of Kwara State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Engr. Yakubu Danladi-Salihu sued for peace among the warring parties…

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Why I Refused To Sack Emefiele–Buhari

Former President, Muhammadu Buhari has said that despite linking the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele to the race for the All Progressives Congress (APC) 2023 presidential ticket, he refused to sack him. He said that he could not have removed the apex bank’s chief from office because Emefiele did…

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EFCC Re-opens Case Against Kwankwaso, Fayose, Orji, Others

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reopened its investigation into money laundering cases against 13 former governors and several former ministers, with the total amount involved surpassing N853.8 billion. The development signifies a major step in Nigeria’s fight against financial crimes. According to Punch, the sum implicated in cases involving the former state…

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Zulum Loses Spokesperson

Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has expressed deep sorrow  over the passing of his spokesperson, Malam Isa Gusau, who passed away after a protracted illness on Thursday 11th, January 2024 at an Indian hospital. Governor Zulum, expressed that the entire Borno State government mourns the loss of a dedicated public servant and a…

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KLEPTOMANIAC APPOINTEES: BETWEEN TINUBU AND BUHARI

“A mental illness in which somebody has a strong desire, which they cannot control, to steal things.” This is how Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary defines Kleptomania. But is stealing a mental illness? Could it also be spiritual? I should have read enough and life experience should have taught me to answer in the affirmative. Yes,…

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Tinubu Asks Betta Edu To Go Home

President Bola Ahmad Tinubu has ordered the  suspension of the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Betta Edu from office following the scandal that rocked her office caused by the minister’s directive to the office of the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF) to make a payment of N585 million to a personal account…

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Dogara Charges Tinubu To Be A Commander-in- Chief, Not A Mourner-in-Chief

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has charged President Bola Tinubu to take productive action against the escalating violence across Nigeria, particularly following the recent massacres in Bokkos, Mangu, and Barkin Ladi local government areas of Plateau State. Dogara, speaking in Jos, Plateau State, during a condolence visit with former and current…

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Yuletide: Gbenga Power Gifts Food Item To Kwarans

Bags of rice worth millions of naira have been distributed to beneficiaries in Igbaja, Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State by a Philanthropist and All Progressives Congress APC Stalwart, Honourable Gbenga Power-Oyekunle under his pet Foundation tagged “Gbenga Power Foundation”. Unveiling the rice for distribution, Kwara State Chairman, All Progressives Congress, APC, Prince Sunday…

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We Are All Winners, IEDPU New President Tells Members

The new National President of the Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union (IEDPU), Alhaji Abdulmumini Ayo Abdulmalik, has expressed his gratitude to Allah (SWT), the entire members of the Union and the people of Ilorin Emirate over the successful conduct of the recently concluded 58th national conference of the Union. In a statement signed by the…

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Akeredolu Will Be Remembered For His Patriotism–Kwara Gov.

Kwara State Governor and chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has expressed sadness on the death of Ondo State Governor Olurotimi Akeredolu (SAN), describing him as an exceptional statesman who made indelible marks in public service. “My heartfelt condolences go to the Progressives Governors’ Forum, the government and people of Ondo State,…

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Former Speaker Na’aba Is Dead

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Umar Na’abba, has died at the age of 65. Na’aba served as the Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1999 to 2003 following the resignation of Salisu Buhari. Na’abba attended ABU Zaria, where he studied political science and graduated in 1979. He was born on September…

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Northern Senators Condemn Plateu Killings

Northern Senators under the auspice of Northern Senators Forum have condemned the recent killings in Plateau state, urging the authorities concerned to commence investigations. The forum Spokesperson, Senator Suleiman Abdulrahman Kawu Sumaila in a statement, said northern senators condemned the heinous act adding that the senator had expressed their deepest condolences to the affected families,…

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58th IEDPU Conference: Kwara Gov. Harps on Ilorin Smart City, Infrastructural Upgrade

• Emir, IEDPU laud Gov AbdulRazaq’s strides in good governance Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Monday said preliminary works will begin next year on the 18,000-hectare Ilorin Smart City Satellite Town that the administration has designed for the expansion of the capital city. Ilorin Smart City Satellite Town is an offshoot of the Ilorin…

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Emulate Virtues Of Jesus Christ, Gbenga Power Charges Faithful On Xmas

As Christians in Nigeria and Kwara State joined their counterparts across the globe for another Christmas celebration, faithful have been implored to emulate the virtue of Jesus Christ which include tolerance, selflessness and generosity. The Chairman of Gbenga Power Foundation and Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Honourable Gbenga Power-Oyekunle, made this call in…

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Kwara Gov Greets Christians at Christmas

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has congratulated Christians in the state on the occasion of Christmas, which he said represents the birth of Christ in world history. In a statement on Sunday, the Governor said the birth of Christ heralded hope and urged people of faith to act in accordance with the message of truth,…

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Fee Increment: JAMB Clears Air On 2024 UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has debunked rumours that it has increased the 2024 registration fee. The Board’s Public Communication Advisor (PCA), Dr. Fabian Benjamin, said this in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday. According to Benjamin, the information is not true, as the cost of obtaining the Board’s…

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2024 Budget Will Impact All Constituents–Kwara Speaker

Kwara State House of Assembly has given assurance that all constituencies in the state will be given fair treatment in the Twenty Twenty-Four Appropriation estimate. The Speaker, Engineer Yakubu Danladi-Salihu gave this assurance after the debate on its general principles for the second day. Engineer Danladi-Salihu said that the Twenty Twenty-Four budget is an indication…

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PRESIDENT TINUBU UNVEILS PLAN FOR MASSIVE INVESTMENTS IN HEALTH SECTOR

President Bola Tinubu says his administration is prioritizing and improving Nigeria’s health sector through massive investments and the allocation of increased funds to the sector in the proposed 2024 budget. The President made this declaration at the unveiling of Nigeria’s Health Sector Renewal Investment Initiative and the signing of the Health Renewal Compact by Federal,…

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Rural Roads To Enjoy Lifeline Soon–KWHA

Kwara State Rural Access Road Agency Bill Twenty Twenty-Three has scaled through second reading on the floor of State House of Assembly The bill passed through second reading, following debate on the General Principles of the Bill led by House Leader, Barrister Magaji Oba-Abdulkadir Barrister Oba-Abdulkadir said the bill if passed would be a life…

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Popular Yoruba Poet, Larewaju Adepoju Is Dead

Popular Yoruba poet, writer, artiste and religious leader, Alhaji Olanrewaju Adepoju, is dead. Adepoju died on Sunday at his residence, Idi Orogbo off Ring Ring Road, Ibadan, Oyo State. He was aged 83. His son, Adejare Adepoju, disclosed this in a brief announcement on Sunday, saying “Baba has gone to rest. Inna lilahi Wa innaa…

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Nigeria To Start Producing Drones, AK-47–DSS

The Department of State Services (DSS) has disclosed plan to begin the production of drones, AK-47 and other weapons locally. DSS director-general, Yusuf Bichi, disclosed this while speaking at the graduation of the Executive Intelligence Management Course 16 participants in Abuja on Saturday. Bichi said the move would help reduce the heavy reliance on foreign…

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“MISTAKENLY” KILLED OR KILLED FOR AMUSEMENT?

In a country where everything goes, citizens, in their hundreds, can be mistakenly killed and heads will not roll. If “mistake” could react, like a living creature, to the recent mass killing of Muslim celebrants in Kaduna State, the killers in uniform should be saying their last prayers by now. But in Nigeria, “investigation” is…

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Why I Resigned As CPS To Obaseki–Okungbowa

The Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to Godwin Obaseki, the Governor of Edo State, Andrew Okungbowa has resigned. Okungbowa cited his dissatisfaction with how he was treated as the reason for his resignation. Recall that Okungbowa was appointed Chief Press Secretary just five months ago, on July 25, 2023. In a short three-paragraph letter, dated December…

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Fountain University Gets NUC Approval To Commence Post Graduate Programme In Political Science

Unveils Ph.D. MPhil/Ph.D.  M.Sc. The National Universities Commission (NUC) has formally granted approval for the splitting of Political Science and Public Administration into separate programmes in Fountain University Osogbo, Osun State. The splitting also avails Political Science Department to start running B.Sc. as a separate program at undergraduate level in addition to the approval for…

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E-parliament: Conference of Speakers Seeks Collaboration with Federal Government

The Chairman, Conference of Speakers of State legislatures who is also the Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin has sought a working and effective collaboration with the Ministry of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy towards the embracing and the adoption of E-parliament by all State Assemblies in Nigeria. The Conference Chairman stated…

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UNILORIN gets 48 new professors

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Wahab Egbewole, SAN, has congratulated the newly promoted professors in the university. Speaking on the tradition of meeting and congratulating newly promoted professors in the university, the Vice Chancellor charged the accomplished academics to deliver their inaugural lectures within the next twelve months. Prof. Egbewole made…

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Senate Charges Executive To Stop Release Of LG Funds To States That Fail To Conduct Council Election

The Senate on Friday has charged President Tinubu not to release funds to the Local Government Areas being run by unelected appointees. The resolution followed the adoption of a motion sponsored by the Senate minority leader, Senator Abba Moro, who lamented the deliberate acts of some state governments not to conduct local government elections. The…

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What Should Be Tinubu’s Greatest Achievement As President?

Tinubu’s critics would have soft-pedalled their criticism of him if they had paid attention to some of his subtle achievements. I agree achievement is relative. What constitutes achievement to some isn’t worth its name to others. Notwithstanding, achievement is achievement. Also, what critics would itemize as Tinubu’s achievements would definitely be different from what praise…

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