Bursary: Students accuse Kwara Scholarship Board Chairman

Our Reporters Some students of the University of Ilorin have accused the Chairman of the Kwara state Scholarship Board, Hon Isiaka Magaji, of corruption and extortion, describing the deduction of N500 out of the N5000 bursary awards as ‘illegal and the height of insensitivity.” The students, who protested the alleged extortion when the Chairman visited […]

INTERVIEW: How I Became President Jonathan’s No 1 Enemy — Bukola Saraki

A former Governor of Kwara State and senator representing Kwara Central Senatorial District, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, fielded questions from PREMIUM TIMES Editors, Musikilu Mojeed, Festus Owete and Sani Tukur two weeks ago. In the interview, Mr. Saraki speaks on why he defected from the PDP to the APC, the politics of his defection in the […]

Jonathan is coming to cut Kwara Freedom Cake, says PDP

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara state has described the scheduled visit of President Goodluck Jonathan to the state on Monday, as a visit that will mark “political liberation” of the state. Chairman of the caretaker committee of the PDP, Solomon Edoga who spoke on behalf of the party while briefing newsmen on the programme of the […]

2015: How Jonathan, PDP Plot to ‘capture’ Kwara, other opposition states

Although, President Goodluck Jonathan even earlier in the week parried questions as to whether he would or would not contest the 2015 presidential polls, but his recent tour of opposition controlled states is perceived by many as tacit campaign strategy to provide a soft template for his 2015 outing. As expected the recent tour of […]

Sanctions against Judges Good — Ahmad, Akanbi

The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Justice, Dr. Ali Ahmad and  the founding Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, Justice Mustapha Akanbi on Saturday said the punitive measures of the National Judicial Commission against some judges were welcome developments. In separate telephone interviews with our correspondent in Ilorin, they […]

Jonathan’s visit: APC Planning to Foment Trouble in Kwara, Police Commissioner

The Kwara state Police Command has responded sharply to the allegations of the Kwara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that the police was intimidating its members, describing the APC as trouble makers who out to sabotage the visit of President Goodluck Jonathan. The Police Commissioner, Mr. Ambrose Aisabo, who personally addressed the […]

PDP alleges Plot to Assassinate Oba Abdulraheem, Gbemi Saraki, others

Our Reporters The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today raised a fresh alarm over an alleged plot to assassinate some of its popular and most visible chieftains by political opponents. A pressure group within the PDP, Arise Kwara, which raised the alarm after an emergency meeting of the group on Saturday, said that it has stumbled […]