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2017-01-24
Ahmed Seeks Cooperation With Saudi Govt
The Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, has requested for partnership and cooperation from the Saudi Arabian government in the areas of agriculture, education and manufacturing sectors. The Governor also ...
OPINION: Break up: Can we now get serious? By Abdulrazaq Magaji
As you read this, supporters of Nnamdi Kanu of IPOB and Ralph Uwazuruike of MASSOB remain in the trenches with live hand grenades at the steady. Their target, and this is strange, is not compatriots they regularly label a...

2017-01-23
Late Minister, a bridge builder and lover of Ilorin community - Kawu Baraje
The Late former Minister of State for Education, Alhaji SAKA Saadu has been described as a bridge builder whose death would leave an irreparable vacuum. A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Aljaji Kawu ...
Backlogs: Ahmed may release additional funds for ex-political office holders
Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed may release additional funds for the payment of backlogs of severance package and allowances of former political officer holders in the state, National Pilot learnt last night According to m...
We'll only engage in what law permits - Gov's aide
The Kwara State chapter of the Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC), has raised the alarm over the purported plans by the state government to extend the tenure of the Transition Implementation Committees (TIC) appointed to...
Data on hospital attendance will improve health in rural areas - Kwara commissioner
Commissioner for Health in Kwara state, Alhaji Atolagbe Alege, has said that regular attendance at both public and private health facilities by residents of the state will ensure accurate data collection for planning in a...
ASUU axes members, mgt in University of Ilorin
FOLLOWING what it described as persistent violation of human and trade union rights, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has instructed its members nationwide to boycott all academic and allied activities at t...
Concerned citizen calls for exclusion of elders from payment of taxes
A concerned citizen and retired civil servant, Mukadam AbdulGaniy Akorede Zakariyyah has called on the Federal, States and local Governments to exclude elderly citizens in the country from payment of taxes in recognition ...
Alh Saka Saadu is Dead
Alhaji Saka Saadu is dead. He was 83 years old. He was a former Minister of Education and also served as the Chairman of the Governing Council of University of Ilorin. His janazah (funeral prayers) will be held at...

2017-01-22
Football ; Referees lecture ABSFC on new amendments in rules
Players and officials of Ilorin-based Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS) FC were on Saturday lectured by the Kwara Council of Nigeria Referee Association (NRA) on new amendments in football laws. The News Agency of Nigeria...
Fear of Boko Haram grips Kwara
The fear of Boko Haram members fleeing the North East has gripped Kwara State as investigation revealed that some items belonging to the terror group's members have allegedly been deposited in the state. Findi...
Kwara pupils to benefit from FG Home Grown Feeding Programme this year
Pupils in Kwara State are to start benefiting from the National Home-Grown School Feeding programme of the Federal Government this year. Beneficiaries of the one - meal per day programme are pupils in primary one to four...
Customs deploys armed personnel to tackle smuggling in Kwara
The Nigeria Custom Service has drafted armed personnel to prevent the smuggling of imported vehicles through land borders in Kwara, the Area Comptroller, Alhaji Garba Kabiru, has said. Kabiru, who is in charge of Niger...
President Buhari is alive, not dead - Presidency
The presidency has maintained that President Muhammadu Buhari is alive and not dead. Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to President Buhari, disclosed this via his verified Twitter hand...
Students decries hike in price of garri in Ilorin
Some students in Ilorin have decried the sudden increase in price of garri, commonly referred to as "studentsí food". Some of the students expressed their concerns in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nig...
Saraki off to CCT
President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, must have had a busy week last week, though not at the Senate but at the Code of Conduct Tribunal where he is standing trial for alleged false and anticipatory declaration of assets...

2017-01-21
Buhari sending wrong signal by not sacking SGF - Yusuf Ali
Mr. Yusuf Ali, SAN is a former Chairman, Nigerian Bar Association Anti-Corruption Commission. In this interview with Success Nwogu, he talks about corruption and how the Buhari government could win the war against graft...
iSON BPO Launches Ilorin Call Centre as Kwara Governor praises outsourcing centre
iSON, Africa's leading IT and ITeS company, has further expanded its footprints in Nigeria with the commissioning of another state-of-art call centre in Ilorin, Kwara State as part of its efforts to develop the Nigerian o...
Fake police officer, dupes 17 victims over SARS jobs *Student snatches jeep to pay school fees
A baker, Kabiru Oladipupo, an Osun State indigene, who claimed to hail from Osun State has revealed how he and an accomplice, Hassan Olayiwola, invited 17 job seekers in a job recruitment scam for the Federal Special Anti...
Despite Recession, 14 States Earned Higher IGR in 2016
No fewer than 14 states earned higher Internally Generated Revenue (IGRs) in 2016,when dis-aggregated by states, despite economic recession, a report released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has shown. T...
OPS Urges KWSG To Prioritise Infrastructure
Members of the Organized Private Sector (OPS) in Kwara State on Thursday told the State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed that revenues generated should not only be used to pay salaries to the detriment of other sectors o...
Kwara Govt Releases January Allocation Figures
The Kwara State Government has released federal allocation figures for the month of January, 2017. According to figures released on Friday by the Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Demola Banu, the State government got...

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