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2017-02-18
Kwara YSFON blames absence on lack of funds, late invitation
Kwara State chapter of Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria, YSFON, has attributed the state's inability to feature in the ongoing Ramat Cup in Kano to late invitation and inadequate funding. Chairman of the chapter, M...
University community eulogises Otokiti
The management of Kwara State University (KWASU) in Malete has extolled the virtues of Prof. Sunday Otokiti, its former Head of Department of Business and Entrepreneurship. Some officials of the university described ...
Recession: Kwara Speaker Tasks FG, NACCIMA on 'Battered' Economy
Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Dr. Ali Ahmad has challenged the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) to collaborate with the Federal, State and Local Gov...
Police shut down Peace Corps camp in Kwara, say it's illegal
The Commissioner of Police in Kwara state, Olushola Amore, has shut down a training camp of Peace Corps of Nigeria in Offa local government area of the state, describing it as illegal. The Command's Public Relations O...
#MadeInNigeria: More Cooperatives and Associations Embrace Idea of Promoting Made in Nigeria Goods
The #MadeInNigeria Initiative of Nigeria's Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki is being warmly received nationally, as various women's cooperatives and associations embrace the home-grown #madeinnigeria campaign; ...

2017-02-17
Belgore: A Judicial Icon Who Aspired to be a Medical Doctor
Justice Saliu Modibo Alfa Belgore, attained the peak of the legal profession by becoming the 11th Chief Justice of the Nigeria but that trajectory would have probably been truncated if the eminent jurist had followed his ...
SON Promises Total Compliance to Quality, Standard Products
The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has vowed to ensure total compliance with quality of goods and services being imported into the country and those being produced locally in order to improve the economic develop...
School proprietor calls on Kwara Govt. to improve quality of education
A school proprietor, Dr. Issa AbdulRaheem, on Thursday called on Kwara Government to intensify efforts in improving quality of education in the state. AbdulRaheem, the proprietor of Nana Aishat Memorial College, I...
2017 Hajj Online Application Is Closed - KWIRS
This is to bring to the notice of the public that the 2017 Hajj Online Application which commenced a couple of months ago is now closed. We wish all successful applicants a great screening exercise. God bless ...
Furore in Kwara community as Chief Imam is removed, 2 killed
Two people have been reportedly killed as pandemonium engulfed the acient town of Omupo in the Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State, over the purported removal of the Chief Imam of the town by the traditional ru...
Kwara govt trains 600 youths
Kwara state government has hosted over 600 youth in the state to a one-day business ideation and planning workshop to help the youth access over 80 per cent of business funding windows available across the globe. ...
FUT Minna students go berserk as 200 level colleague dies playing football
A 300 level student of Federal University of Technology,Minna, Niger state, Yeye Emmanuel Olalekan, reportedly died while playing football at the Bosso Campus of the University. The deceased, who was said to b...
Blindness: UITH examines 2500 children in kwara
Dupe Ademola Popoola, an Ophthalmologist with the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) said as parts of efforts to prevent and curtail blindness among children in Kwara State, 2500 children have been examined....
Kwara pensioners declare a fast over unpaid arrears
The Secretary, Local Government/Local Government Education Authority Pensioners in Kwara State, Mr. Saidu Oladimeji, on Thursday, said members of the association have embarked on a fast over unpaid N50bn pension arrears....
Suspected ritualists behead two children in Omupo, Kwara
TWO people have been reportedly killed, while pandemonium has also engulfed the rural town of Omupo in the Ifelodun local government area of Kwara state over purported removal of the chief imam of the town by the traditio...

2017-02-16
2018 Census: NPC recruits 50 officials for Kwara LGs' demarcation
KWARA STATE Commissioner, National Population Commission, NPC, Abubakar Ndakene has disclosed that the commission had recruited 50 officials for the third phase of the Enumeration Area Demarcation, EAD, for the 2018 popul...
After extension, fresh appointees may replace TIC chairmen
Following the extension of tenure of the Transition Implementation Committee (TIC) chairmen for three months by Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed, fresh appointees may be nominated by the executive to replace them upon expiration...
Plight of Ibrahim, Kwara schoolboy
Like every ambitious teenager, Ibrahim Garuba has tall dreams, achievable through education. The Junior Secondary School 2 student of Cherubim and Seraphim College, Ilorin, Kwara State had all going well for him in line ...
Alleged N125m Rented Residence: It's a lie, I didn't request, never collected official accommodation
Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has washed his hands off the N125m rented residence allegedly secured for him by the Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC). According to Saraki, who spoke through his Spec...
NAPS praises Kwara's vocational centre
The National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS) has called on state governments to replicate the International Vocational Centre established by the Kwara State government in Ajase-Ipo as means of diversifying the ...
ESSPIN: Kwara Model for Education in Nigeria
Kwara State has been described as a gateway to education development in Nigeria on account its implementation of education reforms. The team leader of Education Sector Support Programme in Nigeria (ESSPIN) in Kwara S...
Kwara government, hotel owners partner to boost IGR
The Kwara Government says it is working with proprietors of hotels and allied enterprises in the state toward using the sector to boost the state's Internally Generated Revenue (IGR). The Commissioner for C...
Nollywood Actor Lauds Kwara Government For Promotion of Arts And Culture
Nollywood actor and film producer, Lasun Ray Eyiwumi has lauded the Kwara State government for its efforts at promoting art and culture in the State./P> He also commended the government for its support towards ensuring ...
FG bans open registration of SIM cards; defaulter to pay N5m fine
It is now illegal for telecom operators or their representatives to do registration of SIM cards in an open or ''uncontrolled environment'', an official has said. The Head of Enforcement Unit at the Nigerian Commun...
UNILORIN Vice Chancellor visits NAN
The Vice-Chancellor, University of Ilorin, Prof. Abdulgniyu Ambali, visited the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on a familiarisation and to strike a cooperation. Ambali, who seized the advantage of his visit to spea...
FEC approves N126bn road projects
The Federal Executive Council yesterday approved the award of 12 road projects at a cost of N126 billion. The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, while briefing State House correspondents after...
Court dissolves 10-year-old marriage over wife battering, lack of care
An Ilorin Area Court on Wednesday dissolved a 10-year-old marriage between Medina Wahab and Alabi Wahab over assault and battering. Medina Wahab, a resident of Shao area of ilorin, had prayed the court to dissolve he...
Buhari is healthy, no cause for alarm , says Saraki
Senate President, Dr Olusola Saraki has assured that President Muhammadu Buhari who is on extended vacation in London on medical grounds is "healthy, witty and himself." In a statement issued after he visited Buhar...
Kwara invests N2.5b in scheme
Kwara State government has invested N2.5billion in small and medium scale enterprises (SME) micro-credit intervention scheme since it began in 2012, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed has said. He spoke when he received exe...
Total deregulation will end fuel crisis- DPR
By Ahmed 'Lateef To put an end to perennial fuel crisis, the Federal Government must muster the courage to completely deregulate the downstream sub-sector of oil, the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sai...
Omolewa Ahmed cautions mothers against child-hood blindness
The Wife of the Kwara State Governor, Mrs Omolewa Ahmed has tasked mothers to always take precautionary measures against child-hood blindness. Mrs Ahmed made the call on Wednesday at the Kwara State Vision...

2017-02-15
Kwara Assembly Leader Hon. Oyeleke bags Icon of Hope Award
The Kwara State House of Assembly has restated its commitment towards enacting laws and policies that would make Youth realise their potentials in the State. The Speaker, Dr Ali Ahmad gave the assurance in Ilorin, sh...
Kwara Govt Extends Tenure of LG Caretaker Committees
The Kwara State Government has extended the tenure of caretaker committees of the sixteen local government councils in the State by three months. The extension was conveyed by the State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ah...
Senate leadership: Saraki, Ekweremadu, APC senators opt to settle out of court
A major truce has been brokered in the suit challenging the election of Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki as the Senate President and Chief Ike Ekwremadu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as Deputy Senate President. ...
Unemployment: Kwara governor holds youth workshop
Kwara state government has hosted over 600 youth in the state to a one-day business ideation and planning workshop to help the youth access over 80 per cent of business funding windows available across the globe. ...

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