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2017-06-26
CLERICS STRESS THE IMPORTANCE OF QURANIC RECITATION FOR SUSTAINABLE PEACE IN NIGERIA
The 4th Ramadan Qur'an Recitation Competition and lecture in honour of the late parents of Alhaji Dr. Ayinla Saadu Koroagba A...
Drug abuse: Boy slit throats of father, mother and 3 sisters in Maiduguri
A teenage boy under the influence of hard drugs was reported to have slit with knife the throats of his father, mother and three sisters, in Maiduguri, Borno State capital. Kwara state National Drug Law Enforcement...
ABS coach Henry Makinwa declares war against former NPFL champions Kano Pillars
Head coach of Abubakar Bukola Saraki Football Club (ABS FC) Henry Makinwa has confirmed his wards' readiness for their next anticipated clash against former NPFL champions Kano Pillars. The Saraki Boys will face t...
Amid Tight Security, Muslims Mark Eid-el-Fitr Prayers in Ilorin
The two rakat prayers observed by Muslims at Ilorin Eid praying ground, Ilorin, Kwara State capital to commemorate the end of Ramadan fast was held amidst deployment of security personnel to the venue of the praying groun...
Saraki, Ahmed, others absent at Sallah prayers in Ilorin
The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki; the Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed; the Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Ali Ahmad, and many other political leaders loyal to Saraki were absent on Sunday duri...
Emir urges on harmonious coexistence
THE Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, has enjoined Muslims to sustain their religious obligations after the holy month of Ramadan by living in peace and harmony with their fellow beings. Delivering ...
Kwara bans pilgrims from carrying kolanuts
The Kwara Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board on Saturday banned intending Pilgrims from the state from carrying Kolanuts and other prohibited drugs to Saudi Arabia during the 2017 Hajj exercise. The Executive Secretary ...
Continued trial of Saraki'll dim APC's chances in 2019 - Kwara APC
The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kwara State has warned that the appeal filed by the Federal Government against the judgment of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, that discharged and acquitted President of the Senat...

2017-06-25
Baraje calls for prayer for a united Nigeria as Muslims celebrate Eid-Fitri
A National Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress,( APC )Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje (CON) has called on Muslim faithful to let the lessons of Ramadan continue to reflect in their deeds towards building a united nati...
Eid-el-fitir: Kwara Speaker challenges Nigerians on making the country work
...congratulates Muslim Ummah Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Dr. Ali Ahmad has admonished Nigerians to put aside their differences and think of how to make the country work, Ahmad said that the ch...
Abdulfatah Ahmed: Kwara Gov advises Muslims to uphold the lessons of Ramadan
Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State has congratulated Muslim faithful for the successful completion of the Ramadan fast. He urged them not to jettison the lessons of the season, such as "endurance, tolerance, ...
Kwara state receives N2.48 billion Federal allocation for June
The Kwara State Government has received a total of N2.48 billion as federal allocation for June The State Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Demola Banu made this known in a statement made available to VON in Ilorin...
Medview Airlines to commence flight operations in Ilorin
One of Nigeria's top airlines, Medview, has reportedly concluded plans to begin flight operations in Ilorin, Kwara State capital as part of its domestic route expansion. The development came to light at a meeting be...

2017-06-24
Sultan announces sighting of moon, declares Ramadan over
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had earlier in the day announced the sighting of the moon, signaling the end of Ramadan The Sultan of Sokoto and President General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alha...
UNILORIN opens portal for JUPEB registration
Registration has begun for the first UNILORIN Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB) programme. The Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB) is a national examination body ap...
SIP: Kwara beneficiaries get 4 months' cash payment
No fewer than 8,000 beneficiaries of the Social Investment Programme (SIP) of the Federal Government in Kwara have received their outstanding stipends. Director of the scheme, Mrs. Aminat Bagudu, told newsmen on Th...
CCT acquittal: Desperate people in govt plotting to pull me down - Saraki
...says Nothing will come out of FG's appeal against CCT Judgment SENATE President Bukola Saraki said yesterday that he was unperturbed over the decision of the Federal Government to appeal against the judgment o...
Kwara Police Command gets new CP
A new commissioner of police for the Kwara State police command, Mr. Lawan Ado, has assumed office. Police The new police boss took over the leadership of the Police Command from the out-gone Commissioner of Police, M...
NDLEA arrests 317 suspects in Kwara, Kogi
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has announced the arrest of 166 and 151 suspects and the seizure of 4,771.65kg and 3,498.035kg of drugs by the Kwara and Kogi state commands respectively. Kwara State NDLEA ...
N-Power: Do Not Register By Proxy
The Acting Kwara State Director, National Orientation Agency, Mr. Segun Adeyemi, says most of the problems encountered in the first phase of N power programme started at the registration process. Mr. Adeyemi said t...
OPINION: For his acquittal at the CCB, I say congratulations. By Sheriff Olanrewaju.
Oftentimes, I feel I have no reason to celebrate or take side with Nigerian politicians, and I have always restricted myself from doing so except in situations where I could convince Bob Dylan who urged men not to critici...
65million displaced globally, says Adimula
By Ahmed 'Lateef Over 65million people are currently displaced across the world, a lecturer at the Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ilorin, Dr (Mrs) Biola Adimula, declared reently. The fi...
N-Power: 30K Youth Register in Kwara
Over thirty thousand unemployed youths in Kwara State have already registered for the N Power anchored programme of the Federal Government Social Intervention Programme. The Senior Special Assistant to the Kwara Sta...
Nightmare, agony linger on Kishi/Kaiama Road.
By AHMED 'LATEEF Anxiety is mounting among motorists and residents of communities along Kishi/Kaiama highway following the upsurge in the volume of traffic now plying the route. Back from a recent visit to the area, ...
OPINION: Basic Education: A Sine Qua Non For National Development by Seye Ken
Education is a fundamental empowerment which any nation can give to her citizen. Education improves the standard of living of any society. The sober truth is that a nation can't develop more than the quality of educatio...

2017-06-23
Press Release: Saraki Unperturbed By FG's Appeal Against CCT Ruling
Following the decision of the Federal Government to file an appeal against the ruling of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) which upheld the plea of no case submission he made on the 18-count charge of false asset declara...
Kwara receives N1bn agric loan, screens farmers
The Kwara State Government has confirmed the receipt of an agriculture loan of N1billion from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Mr Anu Ibiwoye, Special Adviser to the governor on Agriculture and Rural Water Suppor...
Three Escape Death In Ilorin Building Collapse
Three persons escaped death when a section of a storey building collapsed in Tanke area of Ilorin South Local Government, Kwara State. According to an eyewitness, Joy Williams, the building which was among fiv...
Hydro geologists to hold conference on water resources in Ilorin
The 29th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Association of Hydro-geologists (NAH), is to hold in Ilorin from November 5 to November 10 to discuss water resources development. The State Chairman of the association, M...
Kwara Govt Organizes Free N-Power Registration, Sensitization for Prospective Beneficiaries
Kwara State government today Thursday 22nd June, 2017 organized a sensitization programme for the prospective NPower beneficiaries in Kwara at the State Banquet Hall, opposite Government House, Ilorin. The programme, whic...
Eid El-Fitr: FG declares Monday, Tuesday public holidays
The Federal Government has declared Monday, June 26 and Tuesday, June 27 as Public Holiday to mark Eid-el-Fitr. Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau made the announcement on behalf of the Feder...
FG appeals, says Saraki's acquittal unreasonable
The Federal Government, on Tuesday, filed 11 grounds notice of appeal against the June 14, 2017 judgment of the Code of Conduct Tribunal which acquitted Senate President Bukola Saraki of 18 counts of false asset declarati...

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