News from States

  • Gov AbdulRazaq names Prof. Shaykh-Lukman as new KWASU VC

    …CoED Ilorin to host varsity of education, others to follow By Mosunmola Ayobami, Ilorin Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has named Prof. Shaykh-Lukman Alade Jimoh the substantive Vice Chancellor of the Kwara State University (KWASU).  The appointment follows the outcome of screening of the university’s governing council where Prof. Shaykh-Lukman emerged first among the candidates.  This was contained in a…

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  • Credible elections, potent path to immortalize MKO Abiola, other heroes of democracy, says Gov. Adeleke

    By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo Osun State Governor,  Ademola Adeleke has highlighted free and fair elections as the best way to honour the memory of the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 Presidential election, Bashorun MKO Abiola and other democratic heroes. Describing free and fair elections as the lifeline of any virile democracy, Adeleke, in a statement signed by his…

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  • Rivers Attorney-General denounces information on status of 27 embattled  lawmakers

    By Innocent Raphael Rivers State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Dagogo Iboroma, SAN, has addressed what he termed as recent misinformation surrounding the status of embattled  27 members of the Rivers State House of Assembly. Iboroma, who is also a defendant in the ongoing SUIT NO DHC/20/CS/2024, clarified that the suit did not aim to declare the seats of Martins…

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  • Rivers high court confirms PDP membership of Wike’s ally, 26 other lawmakers

    By Innocent Raphael The Rivers State High Court has confirmed that Martin Amaewhule, a key ally of Governor Nyesom Wike, along with 26 other members of the Rivers State Assembly, remain members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). This decision came as a result of a judgment delivered on Monday by Justice Okogbule Gbasam. In his ruling, Justice Gbasam stated…

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  • Hajj: Kwara pilgrim commits suicide in Saudi Arabia

    The Kwara State Muslim Pilgrims Board announced on Sunday that one of its pilgrims had committed suicide in Madina. According to a press release signed by Abdulsalam AbdulKabir, the board’s Executive Secretary., the revelation follows a Saudi Arabian investigation into the cause of the pilgrim’s death. The statement added that another pilgrim from the state also died in Madina. “Saliu…

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  • We’ll enthrone new Olubadan when he’s fit medically, says Gov. Makinde

    Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde has reaffirmed that he is prepared to crown Oba Owolabi Olakulehin, the recently confirmed Olubadan of Ibadan land. Makinde made this statement on Saturday at the Obafemi Awolowo Liberty Stadium, Oke Ado, Ibadan, at the state ceremony in honour of the late Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Mohood Olalekan Balogun, who passed away on March…

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  • Over 200 intending pilgrims protest in Ilorin

    By Mosunmola Ayobami, Ilorin  About 200 intending pilgrims protested in Ilorin on Friday. The intending pilgrims from Kwara protested at the llorin Airport over the inability of an aircraft to airlift them to Saudi Arabia. The pilgrims, officials of the State Pilgrims Welfare Board and the 2024 state Amirul Hajj boarded the aircraft Thursday but the aircraft reportedly developed a…

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  • How El-Rufia’s govt. siphoned N30bn, withdrew N721 million from IGR account, says Report

    Kunle Sanni Former governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State embezzled N30 billion from the state’s internally generated revenue account in collaboration with his commissioner of finance, according to a recent report from the investigative inquiry panel of the state House of Assembly. WesternPost Online had reported that the ad hoc committee of the Kaduna State House of Assembly delivered a…

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  • EFCC arrests 11 suspected illegal miners, impounds mineral truckloads in Ogbomoso-Ilorin axis

    By Mosunmola Ayobami, Ilorin Operatives of the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) have arrested eleven persons for suspected involvement in illegal mining activities in Ilorin, Kwara State. The anti-graft commission also impounded eight truckloads of assorted mineral resources. This was contained in a statement signed by EFCC’s Head of Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale…

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  • How El-Rufia govt. illegally transferred N4.8bn SUBEB funds to KADIPA, Ad-hoc committee reveals

    Kunle Sanni  An investigative panel report that examined the eight years administration of former Kaduna state governor Nasir Elrufia has revealed that a total sum of N4.8 billion was illegally transferred from State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) account to Kaduna State Investment Promotion Agency (KADIPA) Indo-Kaduna SPV account. The state assembly established an investigative report to look into contracts,…

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