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‘Teachers speak embarrassing English nowadays’

‘Teachers speak embarrassing English nowadays’

Chief Jacob Folorunsho Adedokun is a renowned educationist, who retired as Permanent Secretary Establishment and Training, Governor’s Office, Kwara State in 2003 and now the National President of Erin-Ile Progressive Union. He marked 70 years birthday on Saturday. He shares his views with PILOT EDUCATION, on education sector and his life at 70. Excerpts: How […]

N90bn FG Bailout: We’ll meet ‘stringent’ conditions to access loan – Gov Ahmed

N90bn FG Bailout: We’ll meet ‘stringent’ conditions to access loan – Gov Ahmed

By Mumini AbdulKareem Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed on Sunday expressed confidence that the state will meet the Federal Government criteria for the assessment of the new ‘bailout’ for states across the country. The loan which would attract 9% interest rate also has 22 fiscal conditions which must be met by individual states before […]

BVN: Ahmed, Commissioners, SAs for screening this week

BVN: Ahmed, Commissioners, SAs for screening this week

By Peter Moses It is now Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed’s turn in the ongoing physical verification exercise of workers’ Bank Verification Number (BVN), National Pilot reliably gathered on Sunday. Ahmed’s screening was scheduled for today (Monday), a reliable source told our reporter yesterday. Commissioners, Special Advisers, Senior Special Assistants and other political appointees […]

My hands are clean – Ekweremadu

My hands are clean – Ekweremadu

Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu yesterday exonerated himself from the alleged forgery of the senate standing order 2011, saying he has no business with the production of the document. There have been media reports that Ekweremadu and Senate President Bukola Saraki would be arraigned before a federal high court in Abuja, over criminal conspiracy […]

Senate: Buhari’s govt wants to silence us, throws Saraki, Ekweremadu into Kuje Prison

Senate: Buhari’s govt wants to silence us, throws Saraki, Ekweremadu into Kuje Prison

The statement reads: “After reading in the national newspapers and online platforms of the planned charges of forgery and conspiracy preferred  against the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, immediate past clerk of the national assembly, Alhaji Salisu Maikasuwa and the clerk of the senate, Mr. Ben Efeturi and reviewing […]

We are working to reposition Kwara PDP – Ajibola

We are working to reposition Kwara PDP – Ajibola

By Kayode Adeoti A former gubernatorial candidate of the Kwara State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2015 general elections, Senator Simeon Ajibola has said that he is working to ensure the party is well repositioned in the state for subsequent elections. The state chapter of the PDP has been engrossed in […]

LG Poll: Ex-Party chair calls for dissolution of KWASIEC

LG Poll: Ex-Party chair calls for dissolution of KWASIEC

By Kayode Adeoti A former party chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Irepodun, Prince Shuaib Olanrewaju has called for the dissolution of the Kwara State Independent Electoral Commission (KWASIEC). According to him, unless a change is effected in the state local chapters of the Independent Electoral Commissions (INEC), the country will find it […]

APGA frowns at registration of more parties

APGA frowns at registration of more parties

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Kwara State chapter, yesterday (Sunday) frowned at the purported registration of more political parties by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The North-Central National Vice chairman of APGA, Engr Sule Ajayi while speaking with National Pilot on Sunday questioned the rationale behind registration of additional parties few months after […]

APC chieftain okays Kwara ambassadorial nominees

APC chieftain okays Kwara ambassadorial nominees

A chieftain of the APC in the state and former Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed, Chief Christopher Ayeni has described as okay the list of ambassadorial nominees recently released by the federal government. Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki announced last week during the sitting of the upper legislative chamber that President Muhammadu […]

Why we relaxed MTN fine, by Minister

Why we relaxed MTN fine, by Minister

Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu has said that the $5.2billion fine slammed on telecommunication giant, MTN, was reduced to encourage foreign investments into the country. Shittu said this on Sunday in Ibadan at an award ceremony in honour of Chief Lekan Balogun, the Otun Olubadan of Ibadan land. He said that the Federal Executive […]