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Kwara: Disengaged teachers protest new recruitment

“The government has decided to start the employment process all over again in January 2021. The government will open a new application portal for all the 2,414 and any other eligible persons to apply for SUBEB teaching jobs in relevant subjects to be advertised. This effectively nullifies the controversial employment process of 2018/2019,” the state government had declared.

Kwara records 107 new coronavirus cases – official

Mr Rafiu Ajakaye, the Chief Press Secretary to Kwara State Governor, on Thursday said that the state had recorded 107 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infected persons to 2,469.
Kwara State Governor Abdulraham Abdulrazaq

Kwara assemblyman: Only Governor AbdulRazaq can resolve APC crisis

A member of the Kwara House of Assembly, Saheed Popoola, says only Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq can resolve the crisis in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control recorded 1,617 new cases of the CoronaVirus Disease (COVID-19) in the country. Nigeria records 1,617 new COVID-19 infections, 14 more deaths.

Kwara records 115 new coronavirus cases, discharges 56 patients

The Kwara State Government says it has recorded 115 more COVID-19 cases, while 56 patients, who tested negative twice have been discharged.
The Kwara Government has disclosed that 56 patients who tested negative twice for COVID-19 have been discharged.

Kwara discharges 56 coronavirus patients

Mr Rafiu Ajakaye, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor and Spokesman of the Technical Committee on COVID-19, made this known in a statement on Wednesday in Ilorin.
Another new variant of the novel coronavirus seems to have emerged in Nigeria, the head of Africa's disease control body said on Thursday, cautioning more investigation was needed.

Kwara records 46 new cases of coronavirus

The spokesman of the Technical Committee on COVID-19, Mr Rafiu Ajakaye made this known in a statement issued on Tuesday in Ilorin.
Another new variant of the novel coronavirus seems to have emerged in Nigeria, the head of Africa's disease control body said on Thursday, cautioning more investigation was needed.

Kwara records 27 new coronavirus cases

Kwara Government says 27 more people have tested positive to COVID-19, bringing the total confirmed cases in the state to 1,677.
A new variant of the coronavirus, which appears to be more transmissible, has been discovered in South Africa and is being blamed for a new surge in Covid-19 cases in the UK.

Kwara records 38 coronavirus cases, discharges 101 patients

Mr Rafiu Ajakaye, Chief Press Secretary to the governor and Spokesman of the Technical Committee on COVID-19, made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Ilorin.
Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the State.

Five killed as soldiers, drivers clash in Kwara

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara has called for calm and restraint against activities that can trigger new tension in Ilesha-Baruba, Baruten Local Government Area of the state.
Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the State.

Kwara records 37 new cases of coronavirus

Kwara Government says 37 more people have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total of confirmed cases in the state to 1,496.
AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara

Kwara governor dissolves cabinet

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has dissolved his cabinet with effect from December 31, 2020, a statement said on Sunday night.
Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Kwara government announces January 11 for schools resumption

The Kwara State Government has announced that tertiary institutions will resume on Jan. 11, 2021, under strict adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols.
Kwara State Governor Abdulraham Abdulrazaq

2021: Kwara governor cautions against fake news

Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara, has cautioned residents of the state against spreading fake news in 2021 because of its negative effects on the society.

Fuel tanker loses control, kills 16, destroys 30 houses in Kwara

A fully loaded lorry tanker with fuel, lost control in Gaika area of Jebba in Moro local government area of Kwara state,on Wednesday, killing about sixteen persons while no fewer than thirty buildings and properties worth millions of naira gutted fire.
Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the State.

Kwara prioritises N30,000 minimum wage in 2021 budget

The tussle over the new minimum wage, which had on several occasions pitted the Kwara state government against the labour unions in the state, may finally be resolved if the proposed 2021 budget is approved.
Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the State.

Kwara records six new coronavirus cases

Mr Rafiu Ajakaye, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor and Spokesman of the Technical Committee on COVID-19, disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday.
Kwara State Governor Abdulraham Abdulrazaq

Kwara commences disbursement of ‘Owo Arugbo’ Monday

The Kwara State Government will on Monday begin the disbursement of funds to beneficiaries of ‘Owo Arugbo’, the conditional cash transfer (CCT) component of the state Social Investment Programme.
Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the State.

Kwara records three new coronavirus cases, discharges 11 survivors

The Kwara State Government has recorded three more COVID-19 cases, while 11 patients, who tested negative twice, have been discharged.
AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara

Kwara: Governors’ pension law not repealed in 2018

The Kwara State Government has said the State Governors’ Pension Law passed by the state House of Assembly in 2010 has not been repealed.
Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the State.

Kwara set to repeal ex-governors’ pension law

Alhaji Rafiu Ajakaye, the Chief Press Secretary to Gov. AbdulRaman AbdulRazaq, said in a statement on Friday in Ilorin that the governor was set to send an executive bill to the House of Assembly that would repeal the current pension law.
Kwara State Governor Abdulraham Abdulrazaq

#EndSARS: Kwara government lifts curfew in Ilorin

The governor, however said, residents may see increased joint patrols by security agencies within the metropolis and across the state.
The Bauchi State Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has warned residents of Bauchi state to adhere strictly to protocols of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for Coronavirus, saying that the pandemic is not yet over.

Kwara records two new virus cases

Kwara government says two more persons have tested positive to Coronavirus in the state, bringing its total confirmed cases to 1,079.

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Oyo governor to declare Hijrah holiday from next year

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Zimbabwean vice president accused of soliciting sex at his office

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Nigerian government announces additional economic zones for agric, textile

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WAEC registration: Kwara government warns principals against extortion

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Court affirms Ogun NUJ chairman

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Ex-Niger governor: Bad governance responsible for tension in Nigeria

A former Governor of Niger State, Dr Muazu Babangida Aliyu, has blamed the heightened tension across the country on bad governance just as he also said that the recent clashes in some states are not ethnic cleansing.
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UNICEF launches faith-based handbooks for child development

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General Abdulsalami: Nigeria may be heading for disintegration

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Court grants bail to 63 detained Oyigbo residents

A human rights and advocacy research group, the International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (Intersociety) said yesterday that 63 residents of Oyigbo in Rivers State detained in three facilities belonging to the Nigerian Army, Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigeria Police in Abuja, have regained their freedom.
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Germany: EU should prepare additional sanctions on Russia

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