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AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara

Kwara government sets up white paper committees on state university, environment

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has set up White Paper Committees on the reports of the Visitation Panel to the Kwara State University (KWASU) and the Kwara State Social Assessment Vulnerability Indicator Committee (KW-SAVI).

SERAP asks court to order 36 governors to publish pension payment details

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court, Abuja to order the 36 state governors in Nigeria to “publish details and breakdown of payment of pensions to each of the former governors and other ex-officials, and the names and number of ex-governors and other officials receiving pensions under their respective State pension laws between 1999 and 2019.”

PDP urges NHRC to probe use of live ammunition in Ile Arugbo

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara state has called on the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in Abuja to probe alleged use of live ammunition and tear gas to dispersed aged women during the January 2nd, 2020 dawn demolition of Ile Arugbo in Ilorin.
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Traffickers of Kwara resident arrested – governor

Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State on Friday said the state government and security agencies have arrested the alleged masterminds involved in the trafficking of a resident of the state.

Ile Arugbo demolition: It’s disrespectful to me as APC member since 2015 – Senator...

The Minister of State for Transportation, Gbemisola Saraki, has broken silence on the demolition of ‘Ile Arugbo, in Ilorin, saying “It is especially disrespectful to her personally as she has been a member of the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC), since 2015.
Kwara State governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq in December 2019 announced the revocation of the property owned by former governor of the state, Olusola Saraki because it was illegally acquired.

Kwara government demolishes Saraki’s ‘family property’

The Kwara State government has demolished a property which former governor and Senate President Bukola Saraki said belongs to his family.
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Union hails Kwara governor ahead police college take off

The Ilorin Emirate Descendants Union (IEDPU) at the weekend hailed Kwara State governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, for taking concrete steps to facilitate the preliminary works ahead January 2020 take off of the Police College in Ballah village.
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Senator Saraki reacts to revocation of father’s land

Former Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has crossed the line of decency with his recent efforts to erase the legacies of his late father, Dr. Abubakar Olusola Saraki.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says no amount of media campaign against its Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu will stop the prosecution of the former President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki.

Senator Saraki fights governor Abdulrazaq over seized land

Former Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has aimed flak at Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq over his government’s decision to convert a piece of land owned by Saraki’s dad into a new secretariat.
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Governor AbdulRazaq: Kwara government not behind Wizkid concert

The Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, on Thursday denied that the government was behind the popular musical concert that featured pop star, Wizkid, in Ilorin, adding however that the event was a welcome development and could be a springboard to promote entertainment and get local talents hooked to other talents from outside the state.
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Kwara governor presents N162 billion budget of ‘reconstruction’

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Wednesday presented the 2020 budget estimates to the State House of Assembly, with provisions for critical infrastructure and human capital development taking the larger chunk of the budget.
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Kwara to step up security amid fresh investment drive

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Wednesday said the administration is paying closer attention to security of lives and security as part of its strategic plan to reassure investors and the citizens.
Governor-elect of Kwara, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has pledged that his administration will be accountable to the people and will not steal or loot the state’s treasury.

EFCC saved us from inheriting empty treasury – Kwara governor

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Monday said he would have inherited an empty treasury if the account of the state government had not been frozen on the eve of his inauguration.
Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari, on his victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

Governor AbdulRazaq: We inherited N100 billion debts not N30 billion

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Monday said that his administration inherited a sum of N100 billion debts from the former government of AbdulFatah Ahmed.
Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari, on his victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

Governor AbdulRazaq: We’ll jumpstart Kwara economy with infrastructure

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has said he would jumpstart the state economy and tourism sector with solid infrastructure, especially roads and other basic amenities.
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Kwara governor visits road crash victims in hospital

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has visited the victims of the Minna-Lambatta road crash in which a teacher and a student of Kwara State University (KWASU) died.
Governor-elect of Kwara, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has pledged that his administration will be accountable to the people and will not steal or loot the state’s treasury.

Kwara governor praises community development initiatives

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq at the weekend commended various community efforts to develop the state, with a message that such initiatives complement his administration’s efforts to build a viable state.

Lecturer, student die in road accident

The Kwara State Government in a statement on Tuesday said the victims were of the Kwara State University (KWASU). The government did not name the victims.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

Kwara’s NYSC hostels fixed five months after governor’s visit

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has renovated the decrepit hostels of the state’s National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) camp, barely five months after he described the facilities as penitentiaries not fit for human living.
Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari, on his victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

Community efforts key to bridging Kwara infrastructural deficit – governor

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Saturday hailed various community efforts to develop the state and bridge huge infrastructural deficits, saying his administration welcomes such gesture in its drive to develop the state.
Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari, on his victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

Nigeria must prepare for post-oil years now – Kwara governor

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Thursday called for adequate preparation for Nigeria to survive in the post-oil years, which he said could be nearer than expected, calling for better attention to technical education, agriculture and enterprise.
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Kwara governor visits, directs immediate fix of Olunlade flooding crisis

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has visited Olunlade/Idiogede communities, where he assured residents that his administration would immediately fix the flooding problem in the area.

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