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Worshippers Killed As Gunmen Attack Mosque In Niger

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Some worshippers were killed on Monday when gunmen invaded a mosque at Mazukaka village in Mashegu LGA of Niger state.

Monday Kuryas, Niger commissioner of police, who confirmed the development, said the worshippers were observing early morning prayers at the mosque when the gunmen stormed the area.

According to NAN, he said seven other worshippers were also abducted from the mosque.

The police commissioner said the incident occurred around 5:30am, and attributed the attack to communal conflict.

The gunmen were also said to have destroyed a property belonging to one Abubakar Maigandus in the village.

Kuryas said one of the attackers was shot dead by security agencies, adding that the incident was described as a reprisal attack following a long-term feud involving the community.

The police commissioner also said security operatives have been deployed to the area to ensure the arrest of the gunmen and other persons disturbing the peace of the community.

He urged residents of the community to assist the security agencies with useful information that could lead to the arrest of the perpetrators.

“We are battle-ready to confront any form of criminal elements as long as good residents will volunteer credible information on movement of dubious characters in their midst,” he added.

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Breaking: Saraki’s Cousin, Ex-Kwara Commissioner, Moronfoye Re-arraigned for Money Laundering, Contract Scam

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The aides to Governor Abubakar Bukola Saraki were today re-arraigned at the Ilorin Zonal Command of the EFCC on charges bordering on abuse of office, diversion of public funds and money laundering..

Ope Saraki, a cousin to former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, and a former Commissioner for Information in Kwara State, Olatunji Oyeyemi Moronfoye, were re-arraigned on separate charges before Justice Muhammed Sani of the Federal High Court, Ilorin.

The case, which first geared on May 13, 2015 before Justice A. O. Faji of the Federal High Court, Ilorin has suffered series of setbacks occasioned by transfer of trial judges.

Ope Saraki, as the Senior Special Assistant on Millennium Development Goals, MDGs, allegedly received a cash payment of N11,180,000.00 (Eleven Million, One Hundred and Eighty Thousand Naira) from one Kunle Adimula, a sum which exceeded the cash amount payable to an individual.

Similarly, Moronfoye while being the Special Adviser on Millennium Development Goals, MDGs, allegedly committed procurement fraud by means of unlawful influence in the award of two contracts involving renovation of Ijagbo Primary Health Centre and supply of medical equipment to two hospitals in Kwara State.

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Residents commend Gov Abdulrazaq for construction of road leading to Akogun Oyedepo’s house

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The residents around Overcomers Junction at Government Day Secondary School area, along University road have showered encomiums on Kwara state Governor, Adbdulrahman Abdulrazaq for the construction of the road leading to Chief Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo’s house.

The road which has been in a terrible state of disrepair over the years, has received the attention of Governor Abdulrazaq.

The residents of the area in a statement signed by the Secretary, Prince Oyebanji Yusuf said they were surprised that such a road despite its importance would receive such targeted attention, given the stance of a prominent critic of the government, who is a well known resident of the area.

The community association stated that the road would reduce traffic and enhance the economic development of the area, commending the Kwara State Government for spread of economic development across the state.

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Governor Abdulrazaq sponsors Nigeria’s youngest Commissioner for post graduate studies abroad

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The Kwara state Governor, Adbdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has sponsored the youngest Commissioner in Nigeria’s history on post graduate studies at the University of York, United Kingdom.

Abdulrazaq at his recent interview recalled the emphasis on the importance of succession of women and youths in every sphere of leadership, harping on the need to mentor the younger generation of politicians in order to achieve inclusive governance in the country.

Joana Nnazua Kolo, who was the former Commissioner for Youth and Sports was dropped during the last cabinet reshuffling, but has since been sponsored for a Masters programme at University of York, by the state government.

“When we chose the youth corps member who was our youngest commissioner then — she’s from Edu local government and a Christian. They brought several names to me, but I said I want a woman. Then they came up and said the only woman we have will finish her youth service next month. I said bring her, we will wait till next month to swear her in. The community brought her. Maybe it was deliberate to show that she’s in youth service, but we embraced her. And she’s done well. She’s not in the cabinet any more. We’re sponsoring her for a master’s programme in the UK. She’s had the experience but we have to also prepare her for the future. She’s had this experience. What next? We will mentor her” Governor Abdulrazaq stated in his recent interview with This Day.

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