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Heavy Down Pour Storm Ilorin, Destroyed several Houses

Heavy Down Pour Storm Ilorin, Destroyed several Houses - community cries out, call for government assistance. Yesterday, it was a rainy experience for people within Ilorin metropolis as rain stormed the city and selectively destroyed several properties. The rainy experience was not favorable. The SATCOMMEDIA learnt that the rainstorm that occurred on Saturday night also displaced many people at Oke Ogun community, in Edun, Idiagbon community, in Emirs road, Isale-Gambari among other affected areas. Though no lives were lost in the incident. An eyewitness from the community affirmed the incident and call on government for assistance, as many people left were devastated with little or without hope of assistance from any quarters. He however, further stressed that, any assistance for non-governmental organizations would go along way in restoring the lost hope and further placed them back to normal life.

Heavy Down Pour Storm Ilorin, Destroyed several Houses

Heavy Down Pour Storm Ilorin, Destroyed several Houses - community cries out, call for government assistance. Yesterday, it was a rainy experience for people within Ilorin metropolis as rain stormed the city and selectively destroyed several properties. The rainy experience was not favorable. The SATCOMMEDIA learnt that the rainstorm that occurred on Saturday night also displaced many people at Oke Ogun community, in Edun, Idiagbon community, in Emirs road, Isale-Gambari among other affected areas. Though no lives were lost in the incident. An eyewitness from the community affirmed the incident and call on government for assistance, as many people left were devastated with little or without hope of assistance from any quarters. He however, further stressed that, any assistance for non-governmental organizations would go along way in restoring the lost hope and further placed them back to normal life.

One Year after FOI Passage: ENetSuD Appreciates 8TH Assembly and Collaborators.

The Freedom of Information (FOI) bill, proposed by ENetSuD, was submitted to the 8th Kwara State House of Assembly (Kwha Nigeria) on 6th May, 2019. After receiving the bill, it was sponsored by Hon. Abdulrafiu Abdulrahman, who was the Chairman of the House Committee on Information, Youth, Sports and Culture. The bill passed first and second readings on 21st and 22nd May 2019. It was then debated in a well-attended and transparent public hearing on 27th May 2019 where all stakeholders supported it unanimously. On 30th May, 2019, the bill was finally passed by the 8th Assembly, and the then Speaker, Rt. Hon. Dr. Ali Babatunde Ahmad, directed the Clerk of the House to prepare a clean copy and transmit it to the Governor for Assent. On 20th June, 2019, the Clerk of the House transmitted the clean copy of the bill to the new Governor (Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq) for Assent. On 23rd July, 2019, the 9th Assembly Office of the Speaker, Kwara State (Rt. Hon. Engr. Salihu Yakubu Danladi) read the le

Ilorin born Abdulkadir, Appointed SA (Media/Publicity) To Defence Minister

The Former Assistant Director News and Current Affairs ,Nigerian Television Authority, Zonal Headquarters Channel 2 Victoria Island, Lagos, Prince Mohammad Abdulkadir has been appointed Special Assistant (Media/Publicity) to the Minister of  Defence, Major General Bashir  Salihi Magashi (rtd). His appointment letter, which was personally signed by the Minister was dated seventeenth ,March 2020. The new appointee, Pronce Mohammad Abdulkadir who had since assumed duties hails from Ilorin in Magaji Are  ward  one in  Ilorin East Local Government Area of Kwara State. Prince Abdulkadir is a foremost trained journalist at home and in Diaspora having trained in all the Military Institutions in the country including the National Security Training at Defence Intelligence School anchored Management Institute Israel. Nominee of the Nigerian US Embassy to Garmish, Germany for the United States Africa Command Public Affairs and Media Symposiums, where he emerged as the first elected Leader, African

Joana Kolo Inaugurates AA Women Forum

The Honourable Commissioner for Sports and Youth Development, Kwara State, Mrs Joana Nnazua Kolo has inaugurated a women based forum that intends to give solidarity to the Government of Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq and a medium for women to achieve the dividend of democracy. AA Women Forum Edu Local Government Branch was birthed with giving strength to the women in Kwara State towards participation in governance and benefiting from the Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq led Administration. In his remarks, the Executive Governor of Kwara State, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq emphasised on the Importance of women in the society most especially, in politics. The Governor ably represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Alh Mamman Saba Jubril described women as special humans who have empathy and compassion for the humanity and they have taken the lead with perseverance during and after the electioneering. Meanwhile, The Deputy Governor of Kwara State, Mr Kayode Alabi ably represented

Oloriegbe Congratulates Abdulrahman For Remarkable Performances in His First Year As Governor

The Senator representing Kwara Central at the National Assembly, Dr Ibrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe has congratulated the executive governor of Kwara State, Mallam AbdulRahaman Abdulrazak on his remarkable performances which cut across all sectors in his first year in office as the 7th elected governor of the State.  Oloriegbe in his congratulatory message made available to the newsmen lauded the governor for walking the talks with the resuscitation of many moribund infrastructures across the nooks and crannies of the State, putting in place new templates as well as restoring the hope of common man by bringing government closer to them with humility. The lawmaker who is also the Chairman Senate Committee on Health also commends the governor for his rapid response to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the State by putting in place both satisfactory human and material resources to curtail the scourge. Oloriegbe further expressed optimism that the present administration will always grow from good to be

Hon. Ahmed Rufai Congratulates Gov AbdulRazaq on 1st Year Anniversary

- Kwara State on the Path to Greatness Kwara State House of Assembly Member elect representing Patigi Constituency, Hon. Adam Ahmed Rufai has congratulated the executive Governor of Kwara State, Abdulrahman  Abdulrahman on his one Year of assumption in office.   Rufai commended the exemplary leadership, patriotism, selflessness , dedication which His Excellency Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has continue to demonstrate throughout his First year in office towards ensuring the development of the state and well-being of Kwarans. He further salute the Governor's courage, hard work,  and visionary leadership which has contributed meaningfully to the  development of the State. Rufai further noted that Patigi has never witnessed the kind of development the Local Government has witnessed under the leadership of Governor Abdulrahman. "We've never had it good like we have it now in patigi, in past one year, Patigi has witnessed unprecedented developments ranging from road rehabilitation, he

365 days after Ótógè, Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq working beyond the promised- Kwara APC ward Chairmen's forum.

Kwara State All Progressive Congress under the aegis of Ward Chairmen's forum has joined well-meaning Kwarans in home and diaspora in congratulating His Excellence, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on his one year anniversary celebration in office in press statement sent to Satcommedia by Engr. Habeeb Lawal Chairman, Kwara APC Ward Chairmen's Forum The release read in part "The achievements recorded  in all facets of Governance so far indicated that you have successfully changed the narrative of leadership in the state. Visibly, the giant strides in  education sector, infrastructural face-lift, branding of judicial system, revamping moribund state health system and rehabilitation of roads under Urban-Rural initiatives and many more have all pointed to New dawn in Kwara State. This translated to a total inclusiveness that makes Kwarans agreed that this is truly Masse's Government (Íjọ́bà mẹ́kúnù). We wish to appreciate you again for the inclusion of youths, most especial

Abdulrazaq's performance in one year, utterly disappointing, uninspiring' - Kwara PDP

The Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, in Kwara State, has described Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq’s one year in office as utterly disappointing, uninspiring and a colossal waste, saying that “the euphoria that greeted the coming of the present administration has waned significantly.”  The party in a statement issued on Thursday 28th May 2020 by its State Chairman, Hon. Kola Shittu, said Abdulrazaq’s administration has been characterized by misrule, incompetence, crass irresponsibility, divisiveness, insincerity and lack of transparency and accountability. Shittu noted that no tangible achievement or accomplishment in any sector could be attributed to the governor since he assumed office on May 29, 2019, stressing that the governor and his spin doctors have always churned out lies and false performance indicators to deceive Kwarans. “The Governor's performance has been utterly disappointing, uninspiring and a colossal waste. This explains Kwarans' growing disillusionment with th

Like Gaius Augustus of Roman Empire, Like AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq one year in office; A Sociological Evaluation By Abdulrauf Taofeeq Alada

Gaius Octavius Augustus was a Roman statesman and military leader who became the Emperor of an empire that reigned between 27BC and 14AD. Octavius Augustus successfully led Rome's transformation from Republic to Empire during the tumultuous years. The little Gaius became famous for his excellent eyes and approach for effective governance by successfully initiating and restoring the outward facade of the Roman Empire with enduring and long lasting legacy. In ancient times, Gaius was one of the rulers with with many praises and few blames. This day last year, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq after becoming victorious at the poll, took the oath of office, there by made him 7th democratic elected Governor of North Central State, Kwara. Before the time, every structuration either human or physical was seen in absolute deterioration, thus gave great indication about what new helmsman should see as herculean to make outstanding changes in a very short while. Even then, many people were being

[INFOGRAPHIC]: A blast into Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq’s 365days in office by APC LG Aspirant Owoyale Hassan

Ever since he assumed the leadership of the Kwara State Government, records have been made in every sector from May 29, 2019 - May 29, 2020 Congratulations to the people's governor on this landslide achievements. It's on this note I want to rejoice with all Kwarans and Kwara residents that indeed we've have blessed.  May God continue to guide and guard our amiable Governor.

Gov. Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq - A blessing to humanity by Kure Abdulganiyu Yusuf

Decades ago, it's hard for kwarans to smile because of the oppression from the disgruntled government, change was clamoured and indeed God bless us with AA. Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, A man with intellectual experience, a father figure, husband material, a man with  exponential exposure and technical know-how on how to tackle and solve various issues and matter arising. Only when Kwarans has lost hope, only when we're sober and sad, God gave Ramoni to us, the governor that empower every aspects of human resources, ranging from Infrastructure, youth (students inclusive), old ones, education and lots. Should we mention the countinuous and consecutive construction of roads, or the entitlement paid to students, the soft fund given to the old ones (owo arugbo), the empowerment rolled out for Kwarans, many jobs creation and most importantly working with the youth to achieve greatness. Celebrating a year in office with fleets achievements is an achievement on its own. May Allah SWT ease

A New Dawn in Kwara: Nakss Nhq send Congratulatory message to Gov AbdulRazaq

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF KWARA STATE STUDENTS (NAKSS), NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS 29-05-2020  📌OFFICIAL PRESS STATEMENT A NEW DAWN IN KWARA The National Association of Kwara State Students (NAKSS), National Headquarters rejoiced with Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq on his one year anniversary in office as the executive governor of the state.  In a congratulatory remark jointly signed by the Association's President, Comr. Adisa-Jaji Azeez and the Director of Public Relations, Abdulmumeen Abubakar, the association which is the apex student body saddled with the responsibility of promoting the interest of all Kwarans schooling across the federation and in diaspora commend the efforts of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq in giving life back to education in the state.  It will be on the record that Governor AbdulRahman in just a span of one year, paid 700 million seven months salary owed by the past administration to the Colleges of Education, disbursement of bursary to 8,304 final year studen

AbdulRazaq’s One Year in Office: A Moment above Post-election Dissonance – Yahaya Seriki, CEO, Kursi Investments Ltd.

On this exact day one year ago, the baton of leadership of Kwara state was passed to HE AbdulRahaman AbdulRazaq after a resounding victory at the poll. I am eternally glad to be part of that revolutionary and historical moment. When AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq took his vows and promised to set the state’s governance vessel on a reasonable course, the people of Kwara state and, indeed, the whole nation looked forward in eagerness to see whether the man will deliver on his promises. Today makes it a year since those holy vows were made, and I shall hereby attempt my own examination of his leadership within that period. Given that he took over on the promises of taking Kwara out of economic backwater; uprooting corruption; eliminating poverty; turning Kwara to a hotbed for entrepreneurship; making Kwara a tech oasis; reshaping the overall cognitive orientations of our people to commensurate and keep up with a fast pacing world; entrenching gender equality; making quality education available fo

When we decided to change our trajectory; One Year after by Aluko Ahmad

WHEN WE DECIDED TO CHANGE OUR TRAJECTORY; ONE YEAR AFTER! BY ALUKO AHMAD  When we all marched to the poll on the 4th of March, 2019; for the progressives and forward thinking Kwarans, we knew what we wanted, we knew the kind of leadership we needed, it was beyond a party affair, family pedigree or cheap publicity. We wanted a Kwara governed by a true Kwaran, with a successful individual track record, that would deliver the dividend of democracy, hitherto denied Kwarans.  When we all trouped out enmasse to vote for the candidate of our choice, we knew what had happened in the past, what is happening and what is expected to happen (to our dear state) in the future. We knew those we started with, those whom we were at par when we were created in May 1967. We knew those who meant well for the state, those who turned the trajectory and brought the progress recorded so far to a halt, we knew those who meant well for the development of the state and those who never had any good motive for our

KWASU VC Conveys Virtual Senate Meeting, Appoints New DVCs

The Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete on Thursday set the pace for other Nigerian Universities as the Institution, under the leadership of Professor Muhammed Mustapaha Akanbi SAN, conveyed a virtual Senate meeting. The meeting which is the Vice-Chancellor's maiden Senate meeting since his emergence as the second substantive Vice-Chancellor of the University, gave all Senate members the opportunity to participate via video conferencing. Presiding over this virtual meeting, the Vice-Chancellor said the rationale behind the video conferencing was to comply with the Federal Government's social distancing policy and at the same time keep the University administration running. He said the University keys into all measures to mitigate the spread the current Covid-19 pandemic and as such was poised to prioritise virtual learning in the business of dispensing quality education to her students. Topmost on the agenda of the meeting was the appointment of two new Deputy Vice Chancello

[ICYMI]: Telecommunication, a lucrative business in Kwara By Oluwatoyin Luqman Bolakale

Telecommunication, a lucrative business in Kwara by Oluwatoyin Luqman Bolakale December 19, 2019 Before the emergence of the Internet and other data networks, telecommunications had a clear meaning: the telephone (and earlier the telegraph) was an application of technology that allowed people to communicate at a distance by voice (and earlier by encoded electronic signals), and telephone service was provided by the public switched telephone network (PSTN). Much of the U.S. network was owned and operated by American Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T); the rest consisted of smaller independent companies, including some served by GTE. Then in the 1960s, facsimile and data services were overlaid on the PSTN, adding the ability to communicate documents and data at a distance—applications still considered telecommunications because they enabled new kinds of communication at a distance that were also carried over the PSTN. More recently, of course, communication at a distance has expanded t

Ubandawaki Ward Youths speaks on recent retrieval of Appointment by Kwara Gov't.

Ubandawaki ward youths speaks on the recent retrieval of appointment by Kwara state Government from the ward, in an opinion post made available to Satcommedia, by Saleeman Muslim and Sultan Alaya,  The post reads in part "Silence they say speaks a thousand words and a silent one is not a fool or a coward.  To speak a few of the darkness, I feel it is high time we called on the Governor and other concerned stakeholders to retrace a derailing step by bringing back to rail the great Ubandawaki Ward. As a matter of fact, UBANDAWAKI APC stood and still stands firmly for progress and leaving her to wander the corridors of power will be quite demeaning despite her roles in the liberation struggles.  Delving into the political history of the ward, the last political order compensated her with series of appointments ranging from Secretary to the State Government, ministerial appointments, Special Advisers, Commissioners, membership and chairmanship of agency boards, Governing council membe

Children's Day: Support Kwara's quest for SDGs implementation- Dr Jamila urges stakeholders

The Senior Special Assistant to Kwara State Governor on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Dr Jamila Bio Ibrahim on the occasion of International Children's Day has called on the society to rise up in defence of children's rights to access to quality education and ACHIEVING gender equality, which falls under goal 4 and 5 of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) currently being implemented in the state. Dr Jamila, who commemorated this year's Children's Day with a visit to Bwereguru and Tuka Primary Schools in Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara State, which was in advancement of efforts aimed at fulfilling this year's theme of “promoting Girl Child Education for Sustainable Development” notes that, World Children’s Day is to promote international togetherness and awareness among children and this year's focus is A CALL TO ACTION to promote education OF THE GIRL CHILD, which is already captured in Kwara's plan TOWARDS implementation of the Sustainable De

[OPINION]: Kwara, AbdulRazaq and things less talked about By Rafiu Ajakaye

A few hours away from now, the media would be awash with appraisals of chief executives across Nigeria. This is particularly true of first term governors who were sworn in on May 29, 2019. Kwara will not be different. Friends and foes of the administration of AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, egged on by closet admirers on both sides, would struggle to shape the narrative in an endless battle for the mind of the people.    Kwara is a peculiar terrain. The past 12 months have been very eventful. Going by available resources, no fair-minded person will rate the AbdulRazaq administration below 70 percent in critical and impactful interventions across sectors: education, public health, youths and sports, agriculture, water, and road — all of which have got huge investments (as I attempted to chronicle in my *'AbdulRazaq and 365 days of impactful governance in Kwara'*). The icing on the cake is its light-speed response to public yearnings.    But equally significant as the giant, people-centr

Kwara subsidized Mechanised tools for Farmers

The Kwara State Government has concluded plans to make available Mechanised Tools (Tractors) for farmers at a subsidized fee. This was revealed by the Kwara State Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mrs Afolabi Adenike Afolabi-Oshatimehin at the Final Day of the unveiling of 2020 Cropping Season for farmers in Kwara. The event which was held in Oke Oyi, Ilorin East LGA brought farmers and experts together to the field in a bid to demonstrate the support of the AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq led administration for the Agricultural Sector.  "The aim of the flag off is to enable farmers shift from the subsistence farming to the modern farming techniques. Which will create room for industrialization around the Agric business." Mrs Afolabi-Oshatimehin remarked.   The event was also used to showcase some of the  tractors that are ready to be used by farmers at subsidize rate of #10,000 per operation on every hectare of land. This was designed to ease the stress of farmers i

Bays Planet Foundation solicits partnership with Stakeholders on 'DIALFORHELP' Campaign

BAYS PLANET FOUNDATION SOLICITS PARTNERSHIP WITH STAKEHOLDERS ON 'DIALFORHELP' CAMPAIGN • Celebrates Children's Day The management board of BAYS PLANET FOUNDATION requests for the unflinching support from parents and guardians as major stakeholders in the society towards influencing the young ones. In our bid to establish a safe space for children, we commemorate with children across the globe on the International Children's Day. BAYS PLANET FOUNDATION upholds a culture to celebrate and ensure the safety of children in the society, it is, therefore, worth noting that during this Global Lockdown, we have seen and read reports of how domestic violence is affecting children at home. We are calling on all stakeholders to join our #DialForHelp campaign to help ensure the safety of children during and after the lockdown in Nigeria. The #DialForHelp campaign is aimed at ensuring the safety of children in both urban and rural areas in Nigeria. Children or individuals around the

[OPINION]: And a Pitch To Grow An Inch: Hajia Raliat Amope Moyosore AbdulRasaq, A Nonagenarian We Celebrated in Ilorin and Kwara State of Harmony On The Occasion of Her D-Day by Arikewuyo Kawata

And a Pitch To Grow An Inch: Hajia Raliat Amope Moyosore AbdulRasaq, A Nonagenarian We Celebrated in Ilorin and Kwara State of Harmony On The Occasion of Her D-Day. Many years of Baptism Day had come and gone for the Mother of our State Governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq but in happiness, the one which makes her to clock 90 is a sacred fold in her life.  Hajia Raliat is a very good mother both at her paternal house in Oke-Apomu and maternal house in Lanwa District in Moro Local Government Area. Without doubt, Hajia is kind at her matrimony house and you can see glittering stars she produced as children enveloped by our current Governor of Kwara State, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq who is her third born. It is in this piece I will correct history which had Ransom Kuti to be the first female to drive a car in Nigeria. Hajia was the first woman to drive a car in Ilorin, Kwara State and  Nigeria but as God will have it, she was not popular to the measure of Ransom Kuti but all the sam