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2017-08-20
Rousing reception for Ali Ahmad as he visits his ward
It was a rousing welcome for the Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Dr. Ali Ahmad as he paid unscheduled visit to his Ward, Balogun-Fulani III in Ilorin South Local Government Area at the weekend. The resident...
Agitation for restructuring borne out of political motive - Baraje
A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje, spoke to Journalists on Saturday at an interactive session during a graduation ceremony of students of Baraje Centre for Arabic and Islamic ...
Excessive weight can cause heart attack - Expert
An Associate Professor of Medicine and Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Dr. Philip Kolo, tells ARUKAINO UMUKORO about heart attack and how to prevent it How would you define he...
Buhari's Return: Gov Ahmed Rejoices With Nigerians
Kwara State Governor, Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmed has rejoiced with all Nigerians over the return of President Muhammadu Buhari from his medical vacation in London, United Kingdom. Gov. Ahmed in a statement by his Chief P...
Disease: Community faults Kwara govt's claim
The Oro-Ago community in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State has faulted the claim by the Kwara State Government that there is no evidence of a strange disease in the 15 Fulani settlements in the area. Th...
Ilorin welcomes Gbenga Adeyinka's Laffmatazz
It is the turn of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital for the next edition of Laffmatazz, a comedy, music and family show that has continued to tour the South-West for more than seven years with rib-cracking moments and unriv...
NCDC urges calm over 'strange' disease in Kogi, Kwara
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has enjoined Nigerians not to panic saying it has commenced investigations into the recent outbreak of a “strange illness" in Kogi and Kwara states. The yet-to-be-ascer...
Saraki Welcomes Buhari, Says: "President'll Resume With Greater Vigour"
President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari back to Nigeria. In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki thanked Go...

2017-08-19
Proactive, Responsive Governance Key To Senate's Performance, Says Saraki
President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has stated that proactive and responsive governance are key to the performance of the 8th Senate. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity,...
Parties differ over card reader in Kwara LG poll. By AHMED 'LATEEF
A week ago, the Kwara State Independent Electoral Commission (KWASIEC) announced that it would not make use of card reader for the conduct of the Local Election slated for November 4, 2017. But the announcement had since ...
Youths threaten protest over dissolution of Kwara PDP exco...accuse Makarfi of conspiracy
Scores of youths under the aegis of Concerned Kwara Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Youths in Ilorin at the weekend demanded the restoration of the Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo led executive of the state chapter of the party, whi...
Med-View: Redefining Hajj airlift in Kwara. By AHMED 'LATEEF
History was re-enacted a fortnight ago with the commencement of airlift of muslim pilgrims from the Ilorin International Airport to the Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for this year's hajj exercise aboard Med-View Airline B...
Kwara confirms case of Lassa Fever
The Kwara Government has confirmed a case of Lassa Fever in the state. The State Commissioner for Health, Mr Atolagbe Alege, made the confirmation at a news briefing in Ilorin on Friday. Lassa Fever Alege said tha...

2017-08-18
Saraki's Money in Saraki's House. By Josef Omorotionmwan
The labour of our heroes past shall never be in vain. This is one way of appreciating our Federal and State Governments for carefully designing pension schemes for former Presidents and Vice Presidents; and former Governo...
Ambali stresses importance of distance learning centres
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali (OON), has stressed the importance of open and distance learning centres in widening access to university education and satisfying social responsib...
A four-storey building collapsed in Ilorin
A four-storey building under construction this morning carved in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital. The partial collapsed building located at Sulu-Gambari road is allegedly owned by a former member of House of Repre...
Kwara restates support for media
The Kwara State government says it will continue to support all media establishments in the State. The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Communications, Dr Muideen Akorede as this as he received...
Court remands cleric over alleged possession of human parts
An Ilorin Magistrates' Court on Thursday ordered the remand of an Islamic cleric, Babatunde Suleiman of Oloje area, Ilorin for allegedly being in possession of human parts. Magistrate Bio Saliu ordered that the def...
Lawyer decries teenagers' involvement in pool betting
An Ilorin based legal practitioner, Mr Segun Ekundayo, has expressed concern on the increasing number of underage persons participating in pool and games betting in Nigeria. Ekundayo expressed this concern in Ilori...
Kwara PDP goes to court over dissolution of Exco
Kwara State chapter of the Peoples Demo­cratic Party (PDP), has instituted a legal action against the Sen Ahmed Makarfi led National Care­taker Committee challeng­ing the dissolution of the State Executive Committee of th...
Kwara Assembly constitutes 7-man Committee to investigate misappropriation of govt assets
Kwara House of Assembly has inaugurated a seven-member Ad hoc Committee to investigate allegations of misappropriation of the state government's assets, funds and all the property in care of Harmony Holdings. This ...
Kwara reschedules local govt elections
The Kwara independent Electoral Commission on Thursday announced the rescheduling of the forthcoming local government election from November 4 to 18. The chairman of the commission, AbdulRahman Ajidagba, announced th...
IBEDC rehabilitates Sawmill, Agba Dam injection substations in Kwara
In a bid to meet customers’ demand, the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company has completed the renovation of Sawmill 3x15MVA, 33/11KV and Agba Dam 2x15MVA,33/11KV Injection Substations in Kwara State. The upgra...
KWHA Investigates alleged Mismanagement of Government's Assets by Harmony Holdings
The Kwara State House of Assembly has Constituted a 7 man Ad - hoc committee to investigate alleged mismanagement of the state government's Assets by the Harmony Holdings Limited. The setting up of the Ad - hoc com...

2017-08-17
KWHA strongly directs hoteliers in Kwara to desist from organising nude parties
The Kwara state House of Assembly has directed all hoteliers in the state to desist from organising nude parties in the state. This followed a Motion on Notice raised by the House Leader, Hon Hassan Oyeleke titled...
Company acquires 1900 hectares of land, to create 700 jobs
At least 700 jobs would be created for Kwara State youths following the acquisition of 1900 hectares of land for farming by QuinnMcGrath Limited, a company owned by Mr. Didi Ndiomu. A statement made available to Puls...

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