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2017-01-18
GTB Manager Denies Knowledge of EFFC Document
?Nwachukwu Amazu, head of the fund transfer unit of the Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB), on Wednesday denied knowledge of the documents his bank sent to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Senate President Bu...
Saraki Condoles with Victims of IDP Camp Accident
The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has conveyed his deep regret over the accidental bombing of the Rann Community in Borno State. Saraki, in a statement on his social media handles said: ...
No religion allows killing of innocent people - Sultan
Sultan of Sokoto and President of Jama’at Nasril Islam(JNI), Muhammadu Sa'ad Abubakar III, has said no religion condones killing of innocent people. He declared that, among the "two main religions, there is no whe...
Insurgents Killed More Muslims Than Non-Muslims - Sultan
Sultan of Sokoto and President, Jama'at Nasril Islam (JNI), Alhaji Muhammadu Sa'ad Abubakar 111, yesterday declared that there was a growing animosity between Muslims and non-Muslims in the country. He also disclos...
Soldier collapses as Ahmed, others pay tributes to fallen troops
In keeping alive the memory of fallen men of the Nigerian Armed Forces, yesterday was not different in the book of history. AHMED 'LATEEF filed this report on the remembrance of the departed soldiers held Amusement Park, ...
How Saraki transferred millions of dollars to own foreign accounts while serving as Kwara Governor - GTBank Official
A witness in the ongoing trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki has told the Code of Conduct Tribunal that Mr. Saraki made foreign funds transfer of over $3 million while he was governor of Kwara State. The Nigerian...
Kwara State opposition parties in limbo as factionalisation cripples PDP
Kwara is perhaps one of the few states in the country where the ruling party All Progressives Congress (APC) is enjoying 100 percent control of the elective posts. These include: three Senatorial districts, six Federal Co...
University don wins N5m research grant on heart burn
An Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Dr Abdullahi Olokoba, has been awarded the Astra Zeneca Research Grant, worth about N5million. Olokoba told newsmen on Tuesda...
Maiduguri blast : Kwara State University to intensify security measures
The Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete said that it would intensify security measures in the school to ensure the safety of lives and property of members of staff and students. The institution's Director of Un...
Kwara's Governor Ahmed Bemoans State Of Nigeria's Prisons
The Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has decried the conditions of prisons in Nigeria where hundreds of inmates are crammed into a prison meant for a quarter of that number. He also expressed concerns t...

2017-01-17
Gov Ahmed Charges Judicial Officers on Integrity
Kwara State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed has charged judicial officers in the state to maintain discipline and uphold high level of integrity in the discharge of their duties. The Governor who gave this charge in ...
Kwara LG Poll: Govt should clear backlogs before elections – LP
Fagbemi-led PDP faction sets up 9-man panel The Kwara state chapter of Labour Party (LP) on Sunday urged the ruling government to clear backlogs of workers salaries before the forthcoming local government election....
2017: KWSG to embark on massive facilities rehabilitation
Towards qualitative public health service delivery, the Kwara State government will embark on massive renovation and equipping of general and cottage hospitals in state. This was disclosed by the state Commissioner...
Backlogs: Will LG proposed autonomy rescue situation for Kwara, other states?By Mumini AbdulKareem
Last year, the debate about Local Government Autonomy which has caused serious disquiet in states across the federation was accentuated by two high profile institutions (or personalities) seen as hope rising for many espe...
Kwara APC keeps mum on Lai Moh'd's presence in S'West caucus meeting
The leadership of the Kwara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday refused to comment on whether punitive action would be taken against the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed ...
Kwara Speaker, Bolaji Abdullahi, Sha'aba Lafiagi, Olofa, others mourn
Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Hon Ali Ahmad among other top dignitaries in the state yesterday mourned the death of the mother of the Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of National Pilot Newspapers, Alhaji Billia...
IEDPU Tussle: Counsel's absence stalls hearing
The suit challenging the legitimacy of the leadership of Ilorin Emirate Descendants Union (IEDPU) by it members could not go on at the Federal High Court, Ilorin as the absence of the principal counsel for the first and ...
Brutalised Ilorin NAMA staff gives 21 days ultimatum to IG, Kwara CP
An Aeronautical Information Service Officer with the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, Ilorin International Airport, Mr. Ishola Oluwafemi, who was brutalised by some riot police officers last week had threaten to insti...
University steps up 24-hour security on campus
The University of Ilorin said that adequate security has been put in place, in and around its campus to prevent any incident that might affect peace and tranquillity in the university. Mr Kunle Akogun, Deputy Directo...
Legal practitioner urges govt to improve teachers' welfare
A legal practitioner, Mr Tade Abiodun, on Monday, urged all tiers of government to improve the welfare of teachers in the country. Abiodun told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin that teachers deserved an imp...
Kwara Govt. Seeks FG's Support In Tourism, Solid Mineral For State Development
The Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has solicited support of the Federal Government in areas of solid minerals development and tourism to increase the state's revenue base. Governor Ahmed made this req...
Be tolerant, Kwara deputy governor urges Nigerians
The Kwara State Deputy Governor, Peter Kisira, has implored Nigerians to be tolerant, spiritually matured and morally upright in order to build an egalitarian society. Kisira made the call at the thanksgiving service...
Commissioner allays fears of bird flu in Kwara
The Kwara State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr Bamidele Adekoge, has allayed fears arising from a recent news of a new strain of avian influenza virus, also known as bird flu. Adekoge told newsmen on Monday in Il...
Kwara, Bayelsa, Kebbi pay highest price for petrol in December
The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, said that three states, Kwara, Bayelsa and Kebbi, recorded the highest average price of N152 per litre of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) known as petrol in December. The PMS Pric...
50 arrested for 'drug peddling' in Kwara
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Kwara State yesterday said it arrested 50 persons for suspected drug peddling. Among them was a 65-year-old woman arrested in Kulende, Ilorin, at the weekend. ...
Kwara LGs Get N100m For Former Political Office Holders
Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has approved the release of N100milion to local governments in the State for the payment of arrears of former political office holders. The State Commissioner for Finan...

2017-01-16
Emir of Ilorin makes case for passage of Bill on VGN
The Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari, has urged the National Assembly to ensure quick passage of the bill for the statutory establishment of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN) Sulu Gambari made the ca...
JAMB 2017: Candidates warned against fake UTME forms
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has warned prospective candidates against purchasing fake Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME application forms or falling victim to fraudsters as the sales...
14-yr-old student commits suicide in Ilorin
Tragedy occurred at Asa Dam area of Ilorin, Kwara State on Friday when a 14- year-old student of Sheik Abdulkadir Secondary School, Abdulsamad Adebimpe allegedly committed suicide. The deceased teenager, it was lea...
Kwara NSCDC to parade 6 drug dealers, 44 others, today
The Kwara State command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) will today (Monday) parade 50 suspects in connection to various crimes committed in Ilorin, the state capital. Among those to be parad...
Unilorin VC explains delay in PC tablets distribution
The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Abdulganiyu Ambali has clarified issues surrounding the changes in the cost and delays in the delivery of PC tablets distribution to the new students of the instituti...
KWIRS' giant strides in revenue generation
It is no gainsaying that the existence of the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KWIRS) has changed fortunes of the state. The agency has within a year of its operation, transformed the hitherto economically fallow s...
Katsina Utd, ABS secure win on NPFL return
Katsina United and Abubakar Bukola Saraki FC both emerged winners in their NPFL 2016/17 Match Day One ties which marked their return to the elite division class after some seasons in the lower league. Katsina Unite...
Nigeria's image now better abroad under Buhari's govt - NOA
The Acting Director of the National Orientation Agency (NOA) in Kwara State, Mr Olusegun Gbenga Adeyemi says the image of Nigerians outside the shores of the land has changed positively since the emergence of the present...
Kwara to spend N26.2bn on health, Agric
The Kwara State Government is to spend the sum of N26.2billion on the health and agricultural sectors in the 2017 fiscal year. The proposed amount is contained in the 2017 budget proposal presented to the Kwara Sta...
Kwara inagurates joint youth security committee for Share/Tsaragi clash
The Kwara Government on Sunday inaugurated a joint Youth Security Committee for the communal crisis between Share and Tsaragi of Ifelodun and Edu local councils, respectively. Alhaji Haruna Muhammed, the state's C...

2017-01-15
Press Release: No alternative than to close down ABUJA Airport for runway repairs -Civil Engineer
A Consulting Civil Engineer, Bashiru ATUNDE Lawal of BAL Engineering Limited says the nation has no alternative rather than to close the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport , ABUJA for the period of six weeks when rehabi...
Relocate Residents In Flood Prone Areas, Committee Tells Kwara Govt
The Presidential Committee on Revenue Mobilisation for Natural Resources and Ecological Fund has asked the Kwara State Government to relocate residents of Kilanko area of Ilorin South Local Government Area of the state to...

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