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Kwara TV Begins 24-Hour Transmission Of Local Content



25-year-old Kwara State Television (KWTV) will begin a 24-hour live broadcast from Ilorin, the state capital on Monday with local content.

Speaking with journalists in Ilorin at the weekend, the state commissioner for Communications, Mr Olabode Towoju, said that the local content would align with the core values and culture of the people of Kwara State.

“On February 1, 2022, we were all excited to witness the switch-on of the 24-hour live transmission of KWTV for the first time in 25 years and we were very impressed with the quality of the picture production and sound quality.

“The transformation of Kwara TV is an outcome of a critically thought-out process which started with the appointment of a thoroughbred professional as the General Manager.

Kwara Television station was established in 1997 by the state government to propagate the activities of the government and the people of the state.

“It is a pleasure to witness the commencement of the live transmission of programmes in our one and only television station in Kwara state, the Kwara State Television Authority, popularly known as KWTV.

“Likewise, Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has been giving support to the repositioning of Kwara TV and the other two state-owned media houses.

“Part of this is seen in the establishment of two new radio stations, Kakakin FM in Ilorin and Nootia FM in Okuta; the 24 hours live broadcast of Radio Kwara and the work done in the Kwara State Printing and Publishing Corporation, the publishers of The Herald Newspapers.

“The resolve of the administration of Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq is to ensure that the three media houses owned by Kwara state are steadily transformed to the best in the North- Central and ultimately in our dear country, Nigeria.

“Viewers of the Kwara State Television are going to enjoy a new and scintillating experience in television broadcasting as the station has lined up an array of locally produced programmes in line with the values of educating, entertaining and enlightening the public.

“Feedbacks at my disposal indicate that the Board of Directors of Kwara State Television Authority, chaired by seasoned broadcast journalist and sportsman, Alhaji Hameed Adio, has been rendering quality advice to the management of the station.

Also speaking at the occasion, ace broadcaster, Hameed Adio who is the Chairman of the Board of Kwara Television said that the station would have a breath of fresh air, adding “we are ready to showcase all the cultural attributes of Kwara State and ensure that this television station lives up to its core value of being set up to serve the government and good people of Kwara State”

Adio commended the state governor for the turnaround of the station describing him as a gamechanger in the state.

He also commended the Commissioner, management and staff of the station adding that the commissioner was proactive to the needs of the station.

The General Manager of Kwara TV, Mr Olatunde Michaels expressed the readiness to roll out programmes along with the value that the state represents and added that in view of that the station had engaged with the commission of programmes and invited producers who are working to turn around things.

He added that the management had created different shows and brought back news in different languages spoken by the people in the state.

“We are looking at expanding the scope beyond just content for us, we are looking at opening the window for people to see Kwara state from different perspectives wherever they are around the World,” Olatunde said.


BREAKING: Buhari Okays Reappointment Of Oniha As DG Boss



President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the renewal of the appointment of Patience Oniha as the Director-General of the Debt Management Office (DMO) for a second term of five years.

A statement issued in by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said the re-appointment was in accordance to Section IV (9-i) of the Debt Management Office (Establishment ETC) Act, 2003.

The statement further said that the renewal takes effect from July 1, 2022.

“Her appointment for a second term was based on the significant achievements recorded by the DMO in the last 5 years, under her leadership.

“Amongst the achievements are the introduction of Sukuk and Green Bonds to finance the development of infrastructure where there is a huge gap.

“Under her watch, as part of the initiatives to improve the sustainability of the public debt and opening up avenues for raising long term funds for corporates, the DMO introduced long term Bonds with tenors of 30 years in the domestic and international markets.

“This is aside from attracting diverse investors including retail investors to the FGN Bond Market, ” the statement said.

It further added, “Internally, Oniha introduced reforms to strengthen the DMO, as a critical agency in the public finance ecosystem of the country.”


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Senate To Continue Investigation Despite CJN’s Resignation



The Senate has resolved to continue with its investigation into the crisis in the Supreme Court despite the resignation of Justice Tanko Muhammad as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).

Lawmakers in the upper chamber of the National Assembly made the resolution during the plenary on Tuesday following a motion moved by the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele.

Addressing his colleagues during Tuesday’s plenary, Senator Bamidele who cited Orders 41 and 51 to move the motion drew the attention of the Senate to the assignment given to the committee at the last plenary, relating to the state of affairs of the Supreme Court.

The Senate, in its resolution, mandated the committee to go ahead with its assignment in the quest to find a long-lasting solution by interacting with relevant stakeholders to look into the complaints raised in the petition by the justices.

It also directed the committee to interface with relevant stakeholders in the three arms of government and other stakeholders and collate aggregate views and positions on the short-term, medium-term and long-term measures needed to decisively address the crisis facing the judiciary.

The lawmakers stated this to include the immediate fiscal interventions, as well as long-term and sustainable budgetary allocations required for the optimal performance of the judiciary in line with global best practices.

They also resolved to wish Justice Muhammad well after many years of meritorious service to the nation and to pray for his good health.

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, had last Tuesday directed the committee to get involved in the matter with a view to unravelling the root cause of the problem in the judiciary and how best the Senate could intervene to address the concerns raised by the justices.

Justices of the Supreme Court had in a petition addressed to the immediate past CJN raised concerns over the deplorable welfare conditions and difficult working environment in the apex court.


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We Will Vote AbdulRazaq 10 Times – Emir Of Ilesha Declares



  • AbdulRazaq’s done so much for us: Emir of Ilesha

  • We’ll continue to do more for our people: Gov

  • The administration will soon unveil the first radio station in the Kwara North senatorial district

Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has done so well for Ilesha Baruba community and its people, according to the Emir of the ancient town Prof. Halidu Abubakar.

In a statement on Sunday, the traditional ruler said this was why Ilesha Baruba community in Baruten local government area of Kwara State mulled the idea of naming the newly completed ringroad in the community after the Governor who constructed the first asphalted road in the axis.

Speaking with newsmen during the Governor’s inspection of the road, Prof Abubakar said the intervention of AbdulRazaq’s administration on the road has brought tremendous change to the community.

“We cannot thank His Excellency enough. We are extremely happy. Before now, you can’t pass the road like this and within three months this road was constructed. You can see the drainage all through. So, we are extremely grateful. Like everybody else, we would not mind if His Excellency will do more for us. He has done so much for us. May Allah continue bless him,” he said.

Prof Abubakar said the decision to name the road AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq Ring Road was in appreciation of the governor’s efforts to ease transportation challenges in the community.

“There is no doubt that if he is going to contest elections 10 times in Ilesha Baruba he is going to win 20 times,” the Emir declared.

AbdulRazaq, for his part, said the administration is determined to make significant impact in the lives of the people and their communities irrespective of their locations across Kwara State.

“This is a major town in Kwara State and the policy of our government is that every senatorial district and every local government must feel the impact of the government. Ilesha Baruba is hosting the campus of Kwara State University; so we are making sure that there is proper infrastructure to accommodate such investment which is still ongoing,” he said.

AbdulRazaq said the administration is embarking on several projects in Ilesha Baruba and across Baruten local government in the areas of road infrastructure, healthcare, education, communications, among others.

The administration will soon unveil the first radio station in the Kwara North senatorial district, thereby making information dissemination very easy.

“We are happy that we have done this ring road and I am impressed. This is my first time of visiting Ilesha Baruba since the completion of the road. We are replicating this kind of investments in many parts of the State,” he added.


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