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2017-03-22
KWASU set to host NUGA Preliminaries
The Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, is set to host the Zone 'B' Preliminaries for the 2017 Nigerian University Games Association (NUGA). Twelve universities that make up the zone would participate in 13 sporting e...
Gov Ahmed flags off N450m post graduate school
Kwara State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed yesterday flagged off Kwara State University (KWASU) Postgraduate School, incorporating the School of Business and Governance in Ilorin with a commitment to developing education a...
Recession : NUC urged to review admission quotas in favour of Science courses
The National Universities Commission, (NUC) and other regulatory agencies in the education sectors have been urged to give more priority to Science oriented courses during admission process. The Chairman of the Man...
Toyin Saraki Joins Unilever, Federal Ministry Of Health, Nigerian Dental Association, To Launch Pepsodent Smile Pledge
On World Oral Health Day, Wellbeing Foundation Africa's Toyin Saraki joined leading toothpaste brand Pepsodent in partnership with the Nigerian Dental Association, to celebrate the unveiling of its Smile Pledge for school...
Kwara Govt Releases Details of March Federal Allocation
The Kwara State Government has released federal allocation figures for the month of March, 2017. According to figures released on Tuesday by the State Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Demola Banu, the State government...
General Hospital Ilorin Dialysis Centre to Commence Operation Soon
Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State has directed that the newly built Dialysis centre at the General hospital Ilorin commence operations once the necessary facilities are installed. The governor gave the directiv...
Offa Community decries 3-yr water scarcity
Residents of Offa in Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State have continued to lament the scarcity of water in the community for the past three years. According to our findings, people of the community have protested t...
Saraki visits IBB
...as Senate writes Buhari on Magu Senate President and Chairman of National Assembly, Dr Bukola Saraki yesterday met former head of state, General Ibrahim Babangida at his Hilltop residence in Minna, the Niger State...
Kwara State Challenge Cup Begins Next Month
Kwara state Challenge Cup competition will begin first week of next month as eight teams are expected to battle for the two slots for the state in the 2017 Federation Cup competition. Lubcon FC will take on Big Stars...
Benin Republic academics in Unilorin for English language training
The University of Ilorin on Tuesday, commenced two-week training programme on English language training for academics and non academics from the French-speaking Republic of Benin. Declaring the training open in Ilori...
Aspirants of VC position behind my ordeals - VC
The vice chancellor, University of Ilorin, Professor Abdulganiyu Ambali, has described recent allegations against authorities of the university as handiwork of those eyeing his position. Speaking with journali...
Senate probes Saraki, Dino
The Senate yesterday resolved to probe allegations that a N298 million armoured jeep seized by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) belongs to Senate President Bukola Saraki. The probe would be to ascertain if the sei...
FG, states, LGs share N429bn for February
The Federal, States and Local governments in the country yesterday shared N429.127 billion as revenue from February 2017. The amount distributed for March 2017, include deductions made from Value Added Tax (VAT)....
Miyetti Allah condemns killing of members in Kwara
The leadership of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has condemned what they described as horrendous acts of savagery perpetrated against its members at Yakira village of Gonara district in Baru...
FRSC, Okada riders differ on commercial motorcycle ban in Kwara
With rising cases of carnage on the roads, especially the ever-busy ones, usually involving commercial motorcycle operators, there has been growing concern in some quarters including the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) o...
KWACCIMA lauds KWSG initiative to provide 5,000 housing units for the less privileged
PRESS RELEASE The President of the Kwara Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, Doctor Ahmed Adeoye Raji, has lauded the initiative of the State Government in collaboration with the African Nations ...

2017-03-21
OPINION: Lola Ashiru: A life of service! By Abdulrazaq Magaji
For Architect Isa Oyelola Ashiru, President and Chief Executive Officer of Capital Projects Development Inc. and, the undisputed political juggernaut of Kwara south, it is truly time to walk the political talk. After more...
Saraki Has Nothing to Do With Importation of Vehicle, Says Aide
Special Adviser to Senate President on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu has stated that the allegation raised today by Senator Ali Ndume linking Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki to the importation of vehicle lacks basis as...
Education a collective responsibility - Gov Ahmed
Kwara State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed has called on critical stakeholders in the education sector to invest more on education infrastructure. Governor Ahmed who admitted that intervention in education sector is an ...

2017-03-20
No Plan to Relocate GTC Pategi Equipment to IVTEC Ajase
The Kwara State government has refuted claims that it is planning to relocate equipment at the Government Technical College (GTC), Patigi to the newly-established International Vocational, Training and Entrepreneurship ...
IVTEC: Gov. Ahmed Approves Release of N143m for Equipment
The Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has approved the release of N143million for the purchase of modern equipment for the International Vocational, Training and Technical College (IVTEC), Ajase-Ipo in Irepo...
Ali Ahmad rallies support for locally made products, manufacturers
As the nation continues to witness economic recession, the Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Dr. Ali Ahmad has stressed the need for Nigerians to support local manufacturers by patronising locally m...
Ahmed describes scheme as yardstick for good governance
Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State at the weekend described affordable housing for the low-income earners as a yardstick for good governance. Ahmed made the disclosure at a groundbreaking of a 250 two- bedroo...
'Labour is strategic to wealth creation'
The Governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Fatah Ahmed has said that meaningful development can only be achieved in a peaceful environment. He said this at the opening of the 4th state triennial delegates conference of ...
Kwara communities knock bureau of lands over tenement rates...OUR ACTION IS LEGAL - BUREAU
Residents of about 10 communities in Kwara State have accused the state Bureau of Lands of illegally imposing on them notice of payment of tenement rates on their private houses. The communities include Ararom...
5,000 poor people to benefit free houses in Kwara
A new settlement that include a free-of-charge 5,000 housing units planned to be constructed with N78billion in each of the 36 states of the federation by the Africa Nations Development Programme (ANDP) has commenced in K...
Enyimba End ABS 100% Home Record In Ilorin
Enyimba International FC of Aba on Sunday in Ilorin shared points with Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS) of Ilorin to end the homers 100 per cent record. The Match Day 14 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) fixt...
FG to disburse N500bn Paris Club refund this week
The disbursement of the N500bn London-Paris Club loan refund to states by the Federal Ministry of Finance is to commence next week, investigations have revealed. Top government officials confided in our correspond...
Kwara State Public Procurement Agency Bill scale through 2nd reading at KWHA
A Bill to ensure due process, transparency, competitiveness and check corrupt practices in the award of contracts in Kwara State passed through Second Reading at the floor of the State House of Assembly. The Bill tag...
FG Should Decentralise N-Power Payment
The Federal Government have again been advised to decentralize the N-Power system, to provide the states with the opportunity to identify their challenges based on peculiarities. These were words of the Senior Specia...
Exposed: How The Nation cloaked Unilorin 49's documents ineditorial garb!
The ceaseless attacks on the integrity of the University of Ilorin and its managers by the wailing remnants of the notorious Unilorin 49 took a dangerous new dimension last Monday with the successful enlistment of an...
Joint Technical Meeting of 3rd NYG adopt more team sports
The Joint Technical Meeting of 3rd edition of National Youth Games (NYG), has adopted some team sports for the next edition of the competition. The adoption was conveyed in a communique issued after the meeting a...
OPINION: Middle East: Two states good, one state better! By Abdulrazaq Magaji
The world has once again been reminded that there was no honesty in the two-state hype as way round the Middle East crisis. The reminder is yet another wake-up call for Palestinians, as if they needed it, that they have...
FIDA challenges CJN on war against corruption in the judiciary
The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) has called on the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Nkanu Onnoghen not to relent in the present war against corruption particularly in the judiciary . Acco...

2017-03-19
Saraki's Speech at Opneing of Crans Montana Forum
KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY (DR) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE OCCASION OF THE OFFICIAL OPENING SESSION OF THE CRANS MONTANA FORUM OF AFRICA AND SOUTH SO...
Governor Ahmed Flags off 5000-Unit Mass Housing Project, Pledges Compensation
Kwara State Governor, Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmed has promised that adequate compensation will be paid for lands acquired under its 5000 mass housing projects for the less privileged. The Governor who made this disclo...
Magu's rejection not based on DSS report - Saraki
Senate President Bukola Saraki has said the Senate did not reject the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, because of a damning report issued by the Department of State Servic...
I left farming because I don't want herdsmen to kill me - Ex-teacher, 80
A retired educationist, Pa Johnson Fodeke, shares his life experiences with SUCCESS NWOGU Tell us about your childhood experience. My father's name is John Odeniran Fodeke, married to my mother, Marian, daughter...
KWARA GOVT COMMITS TO COLLABORATIONS TO DEVELOP STATE
Kwara State government has restated its commitment to collaborate with relevant organisations in its drive to develop the State. The State Deputy Governor, Elder Peter Kisira, stated this Thursday in Ilorin while r...
ABS appoints U-15 team officials
Abubakar Bukola Saraki Football Club has appointed Team Coordinator and other officials for its U-15 football team. The club in a statement signed by its Director of Football, Alloy Chukwuemeka, on Saturday in Ilorin...
Nigerians To Inculcate Habit Of Voluntary Blood Donation
Dr Hannah Olawumi, a consultant haematologist at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Ilorin, has called on Nigerians to inculcate the habits of voluntary blood donation to save lives. Olawumi made th...
Lawyer wants action taken against underage betting
An Ilorin based legal practitioner, Mr Juwon Gbadebo, has called on the Federal Government to urgently address the issue of underage people that were fast getting hooked to betting. Gbadebo, in an interview in Ilorin, dec...
Saraki To African Leaders: Think Regional, Operate Globally
Senate president, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has identified regional cooperation and partnership as the only solutions to the myriad of challenges facing the African continent. A statement signed Saraki's special a...
Kwara promises continued peaceful environment for residents, investors
To make Kwara State a preferred destination for investors, Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatal Ahmed, said that it would continue to ensure that there is peace in the state and all residents coexist peacefully. A...
Kwara takes taxation to the streets
Kwara State has had its own share of economic recession as it battled every time to meet its financial obligations. This is understandable because Kwara is a civil service state for which it depends largely on ...
Disquiet In Kwara South Over Purported Creation Of 'Gbomina Ekiti Kingdom'
There is rumpus in Kwara south over the purported creation of Gbomina Ekiti Kingdom by a prince of one of the communities in the area. The geographic expression known as Kwara South consists of seven local gover...

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