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BY LARA ALI. Mallam Saliu Mustapha is the Turaki of Ilorin. He is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Kwara central senatorial district election in 2023. He has money. He spends it. This is all we know about this man. But is this all enough? Is this all that we need to know about the man who wants to represent the state capital at the highest legislative institution in the country? So, we ask: Who is this Saliu Mustapha, and what else do we know about him? The truth is that only a few people can…

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Kwara APC Senatorial Candidate, Saliu Mustapha is set to attend the debate organized by the Kwara State NUJ Correspondent chapel. The debate which is the first in its series, is expected to hold on Monday, October 3 at the Mustapha Akanbi Hall, GRA Ilorin. It will be recalled that the debate, which was earlier scheduled for Wednesday, August 28, postponed to allow more time for planning and confirm the availability of the candidates. Mustapha, in a letter to the NUJ Correspondent Chapel, acknowledged receipt of the invitation letter and confirmed his readiness and attendance for the Debate. According to Mustapha…

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He first appeared in the Kwara political scene in 2018. Before this time, not so much was known about him. For the most part during the period, he was infact confused for Lukman Mustapha, the successful Banker and Media Executive. The All Progressives Congress (APC) under Adams Oshiomole even refused to clear him – Mr Saliu Mustapha, for the Governorship primary in 2018. Since he was not a major contender for the governorship run at the time, the popular opinion in the grapevine was that the party must have intercepted damning intelligence about the unknown Mustapha at the time. After…

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…Says Kwara Central will be least represented if APC wins in Kwara The senator representing Kwara Central senatorial district in the National Assembly, Sen. (Dr) Ibrahim Yahya Oloriegbe has called on his constituents to consider that opportunities that would accrue to the district would be limited if they vote someone with low educational qualification as a first timer. Speaking to a large crowd of supporters who thronged out to welcome him during his homecoming on Saturday, Senator Oloriegbe said it was important to continue to seek the best for Ilorin and Kwara Central, disclosing that he would remain in the…

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Saliu Mustapha, by looks, appears quiet and decent. But behind that gentle face is a man given to too much lies, deceit and hypocrisy. He is someone who says A and does B. And while many do not know this hitherto hidden character trait of Mustapha, his desperation to win the 2023 elections as the Senator representing Kwara Central is now beginning to unravel him and show his true colours. Bolstered by his Turaki title, Saliu Mustapha had, even before emerging the senatorial candidate of his party, APC, boasted severally that the moment he secures the ticket, only the…

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At formation in 2014 when the party nominated a presidential candidate, the APC chose a Muhammadu Buhari who claimed to have left his certificates with the military. But in the run up to the elections in 2015, the military denied being in possession of the President’s credentials, adding that there was no record of any verifications done on the original copies of Buhari’s credentials when he joined the army in the early 1960s. However, despite the military coming out openly to deny being in possession of his original certificates in 2015, President Buhari, while seeking a second term in 2019,…

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Omolúàbi and the Big Ideas By Abdulsalam Oniyere When I read through a book titled “Rewire Your Brain,” written by John B. Arden, Ph.D., talking about a revolution occurring in brain science, I disagreed with the thought that the brain you were born with was the brain you would die with and that the brain cells you had at birth were the maximum number you would ever possess. Which I disagreed with until a veteran journalist shed more light on it. Omolúàbi in a media parley organized by Bolaji Abdullahi gave a glimpse of what BIG IDEAS are all about…

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By Lara Ali. Election time represents a season for all characters to offload their opinion on the populace, because then everyone has suddenly acquired the right to volunteer perspective on issues and persons they scarcely know. Therefore, I am not surprised when a friend drew my attention to a disjointed piece written by one Joseph Johnson seeking to question the integrity of Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi. Although I know the so-called ‘JJ’ is a pseudonym for one backend guy working for a candidate who is still struggling to explain the source of his wealth to his constituents, I will nonetheless oblige…

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A tricycle rider, Abdulrasheed Tanimola has recounted his ordeals in the hands of the APC Kwara Central senatorial candidate and Turaki of Ilorin, Mallam Saliu Mustapha who rained blows on him. Tanimola, in a video obtained by Kwara Daily narrated how he joined others to welcome Mallam Mustapha to the palace of Balogun Gambari during his visit last Saturday. In his words, “What happened on that Saturday was that Mallam Saliu Mustapha came to Gambari to greet our father, the Balogun. And I was around that day, so while he was coming out everybody hailed him and I also…

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What is at stake in Kwara State in 2023 election goes beyond liking or hating the incumbent governor. The election presents a unique opportunity to rescue a State that is presently being led by someone who clearly does not even respect the boundary of anything, either relationship or finances of the state or even the specific amount allocated to the few misdirected projects he has initiated since coming into office. It is on record that the governor inflated almost all the cost of contracts awarded so far under his administration, thus misappropriating state resources in the process. But that is…

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