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2015 Elections: N285m campaign fund tears Kwara PDP apart

2015 Elections: N285m campaign fund tears Kwara PDP apart

By AbdulRasheed Akogun The crisis of paucity of fund rocking the Kwara State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) took a new dimension during the week as calls were rife for resignation of the present executive. According to a group, ‘Revival’, the state executives cannot account for the numerous resources made available for the […]

CCT: Saraki irremovable, indomitable, says Melaye

CCT: Saraki irremovable, indomitable, says Melaye

The Chairman of the Senate Committee, Dino Melaye has again lashed out at those calling for Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki’s resignation over his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), saying Saraki “is irremovable, indomitable and indefatigable.” Melaye (Kogi West) who is the leader of the Like-Minds Senators had equally described Senator Kabiru […]

IGP Arase visits Ilorin, today

IGP Arase visits Ilorin, today

By Peter Moses Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase is billed to visit Ilorin today (Thursday) on familiarization tour, National Pilot learnt last night. The number police officer, it was gathered had never visited some states including since his appointment last year by former President Goodluck Jonathan.   To this end, preparations are in top gear […]

58 killed, 78 injured in suicide bombings at Borno IDP camp

58 killed, 78 injured in suicide bombings at Borno IDP camp

The National Emergency Management Agency on Wednesday said 58 people were killed and 78 victims others injured after suicide bombers detonated explosives at the Internally Displaced Persons camp in Dikwa, Borno State. Emergency workers said the incidents occurred when the IDPs queued up to collect their morning food ration in a camp that currently accommodates […]

Salary Arrears: NULGE threatens to resume strike if …

Salary Arrears: NULGE threatens to resume strike if …

By Mumini AbdulKareem and Matthew Denies The Kwara State chapter of the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), last night threatened to resume strike if the government reneges on the accord it had with the union. According to the Secretary-General of the Union, Comrade Afolabi Muniru Abayomi while speaking with National Pilot on the […]

Nigeria Custom begins assets declaration in Kwara

Nigeria Custom begins assets declaration in Kwara

By Matthew Denis In line with the directive of the national leadership of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) for its officers across the country to declare their asset, the officers of the command outstations in Kwara state have began implementation of the directive, National Pilot can report. Kwara Outstation is under Minna Command and comprises […]

How massive fraud rocked Buhari’s 2016 budget

How massive fraud rocked Buhari’s 2016 budget

President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2016 budget ‘is a collection of fraudulent and frivolous allocations’, which are clearly meant to support the opulent lifestyle of public officials, PREMIUM TIMES has reported. Buhari had on December 22, 2015, presented N6.2trillion appropriation bill tagged “Budget of Change” to a joint session of the National Assembly. After highlighting the economic […]

INEC to spend N10bn on rerun elections

INEC to spend N10bn on rerun elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is expected to spend N10 billion on 80 rerun elections in the country, the commission’s chairman, Prof Mahmud Yakubu, said on Wednesday. Yakubu, who said INEC was constrained on when to conduct the polls by law and the courts that nullified the elections, argued that polls must be conducted […]

How lawyers are acting as technical advisers to criminals — EFCC’s Magu

How lawyers are acting as technical advisers to criminals — EFCC’s Magu

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, on Wednesday charged members of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, to join hands with the commission to stamp out corruption in the country. Speaking when members of the NBA paid him a courtesy call on Wednesday, Magu, in a remark titled “The […]

Health workers in Kwara LGs suspend strike

Health workers in Kwara LGs suspend strike

By Mosunmola Ayobami Health workers in all Local Government Areas of Kwara State under the aegis of Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) have suspended the strike embarked upon by the Union over salary arrears. The Union said it considered the declined in Federal Allocation to States in the country as well as […]