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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

Employment scam: EFCC to re-arraigns Offa polytechnic lecturer as accused begs for plea bargain

Fresh indications emerged on Thursday 7th of November 2019 that the Embattled Lecturer at the Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Mustapha Ilyas Abdulwasiu would be re-arraigned by the Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
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Court remands Offa polytechnic lecturer in prison over employment scam

Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin on Tuesday remanded a lecturer with the Federal Polytechnic Offa, Ilyas AbdulWasiu for alleged employment scam.

Kwara polytechnic gets new rector

Kwara state Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has approved the appointment of Dr Abdul Jimoh Mohammed as substantive Rector of the state owned Polytechnic, Secretary to the state government Prof Mamman Saba Jibril has said.
Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari, on his victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

Kwara begins distribution of 40 million anti malaria items

The Kwara government says it has started the training of healthcare workers on malaria treatment and the distribution of over 40 million malaria commodities across the 16 local government areas of the state.
Graceland Polytechnic in Offa, Offa local government area of Kwara state has warned students of the institution against cultism, anti-social behaviour and indecent dressing.

Polytechnic rector warns students against cultism, indecent dressing

Graceland Polytechnic in Offa, Offa local government area of Kwara state has warned students of the institution against cultism, anti-social behaviour and indecent dressing.

Six kidnapped on Kaduna-Abuja highway

Though, police were yet to confirm the incident as at the time of filing this report, the Development Associations of Offa people Offa Descendants’ Union (ODU), said it was already making efforts to secure the victims’ release.

Kwara steps up response to polio outbreak in seven local councils

The Kwara State Government says it has embarked on vaccination against polio in seven local governments areas of the state in response to an outbreak.
Rice and other contrabands seized by the Zone D Customs Zonal Command displayed at the Headquarters in Bauchi. PHOTOS BY- Balarabe Alkassim

Navy, Police, Custom nabs 24 person with 850 bags of smuggled rice in Kwara

Men of the Navy, Police, and Customs in Kwara state has arrested 24 people in connection with smuggling of bags of rice from Benin Republic to Nigeria.

Kwara assembly moves to curb cyber crime

The Kwara State House of Assembly has condemned in strong terms, the increasing wave of internet fraud and other nefarious activities of fraudsters known as “Yahoo Yahoo boys” in Offa, Ilorin, Oro and Malete areas of the state.

Nigerian Navy seizes 825 bags of rice

Parading the suspected smugglers and their commodity in Offa, Offa local government of Kwara State, Commandant Nigeria Navy School of Health Sciences, Capt Ayodele Olowolagba, said the arrest was made around 5am yesterday.

Gani Adams threatens to attack violent herdsmen, lists hideouts

The Aare Onakakanfo in Council chaired by Iba Gani Adams, on Sunday appealed to the federal government to increase security in the South West.

Suspected rice smugglers attack Customs men in Kwara

Two officers of the Nigeria Customs Service attached to Kwara/Niger/Kogi area Command were reportedly attacked during a clash with suspected rice smugglers on Tuesday in Ilorin, Kwara State.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Offa robbery: Witness absence stalls continued hearing of suspects trial

Hearing in the trial of April 5th, 2018 Offa, Kwara state robbery suspects could not continue yesterday due to the absence of a leading prosecution witness.
ABS Football Club of Ilorin on Thursday breezed into the final match of the 2019 Kwara FA Cup competition after a 3-0 win over Offa FC.

FA Cup: ABS FC to face Kwara United after beating Offa FC

ABS Football Club of Ilorin on Thursday breezed into the final match of the 2019 Kwara FA Cup competition after a 3-0 win over Offa FC.

Emir Sanusi: Manipulation of fault lines by elite responsible for violence

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has identified the manipulation of the country’s fault lines by the elite as the source of unending communal violence and insecurity in the land.
Lola Ashiru

Offa robbery: Senator-elect calls for unity, prayers year after

One year after the robbery attack on banks in Offa, Kwara, Kwara South Senator-elect, Mr Lola Ashiru, has called for prayers, unity and peaceful co-existence among the people of the community for progress.
Lola Ashiru

Senator-elect seeks more recognition for traditional rulers

Lola Ashiru, the Senator-elect for Kwara South Senatorial District, on Sunday promised to work hard to ensure more recognition was given to traditional rulers.
Lola Ashiru

Senate Presidency: Minority will not emerge leaders – Senator-elect

A senator-elect of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state, Architect Lola Ashiru, has assured that politicking that characterised the emergence of the minority as the head of the National Assembly during the outgoing eighth legislative assembly would not happen in the incoming legislative assembly.

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