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Furore in Kwara community as Chief Imam is removed, 2 killed - 2017-02-17
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...

Promotion of Vice-Chancellor’s wife brews controversy at University of Ilorin - 2017-02-23
The University of Ilorin is enmeshed in a controversy over the alleged improper promotion of a wife of the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Abdulganiyu Ambali. The lecturer, Taiwo Ambali, was among 112 academic staff ...

Imam Gambari is Dead - 2017-02-22
The Imam Gambari of Ilorin is dead. Details later....

FAAC: KWSG Receives N2.510b, LGs Get N1.837 as February allocation - 2017-02-22
The Kwara State government received a total of N2, 510, 848, 023.62 from the Federation Account as allocation for the month of February, 2017, against the N1, 882, 645, 016.4 it received in January. The State Commiss...

KWSG Approves Appointment of KWASU DVCs, Scraps Two Courses - 2017-02-23
The Kwara State Government on Thursday gave approval for the appointment of Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration and Academic at the Kwara State University (KWASU). Briefing reporters on the outcome of the State Co...

Police shut down Peace Corps camp in Kwara, say it's illegal - 2017-02-18
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...

Saraki dynasty to rule Kwara 80yrs - 2017-02-23
Chairman Elders Forum (EF) of Kwara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Suleiman Oba Bolanta has revealed that the Saraki dynasty will dominate the political leadership of the state for 80years in...

Redundant LG staff to be flushed out- Sarat Adebayo - 2017-02-21
Hajia Sarat Adebayo is Chairman, Kwara State Local Government Service Commission. In this interview with AHMED 'LATEEF, she spoke on local government administration, policy thrust and ongoing reform within the workforce o...

Belgore, ex-minister never stole any campaign fund, says Kwara PDP chief - 2017-02-20
Kwara PDP chairman Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo has described as unfounded and malicious claims that former governorship aspirant Mohamed Dele Belgore (SAN) and former minister Prof Abubakar Suleiman diverted the party's 2015 ca...

House Rent Hike: Ilorin residents relocate to low cost area - 2017-02-23
It is the beginning of the year again when most tenants pay house rent. It is the season landlords look out for to exploit those whom they lease out their properties to. But, with the harsh economic situation, which ...

20 years after, Ilorin stands still for Ambassador Gobir - 2016-11-29
Twenty years ago, Ambassador Abubakar Garba Gobir, former private Secretary of the late Premier of Northern Region and Sardauna of Sokoto, Sir Ahmadu Bello, bade the world farewell. AHMED 'LATEEF attended the late diploma...

EFCC Arraigns Dele Belgore, Abubakar Sulaiman for Laundering N500m - 2017-02-08
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday arraigned a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Dele Belgore, for alleged money laundering. The SAN was arraigned alongside a former Minister of National Plan...

'Saraki, Ahmed never handpicked TIC members' - 2016-12-05
The chairman, Transition Implementation Committee (TIC) for Offa Local government area of Kwara State, Mrs Bolaji Ibiyeye-Adisa, has debunked claims that the TIC members were handpicked by Senate President Bukola Saraki a...

Kwara traders mourn as fire razes Offa market - 2015-05-18
It was tears and gnashing of teeth, Saturday morning, at Owode market in Offa, Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State, as traders saw the ruins of their property worth several million of naira destroyed by an early ...

OPINION: Saraki: A Lingering Dynasty. By Adewale Surajudeen - 2014-09-03
Two years after the death of Dr. Olusola Saraki, the patriarch of the Saraki political dynasty, his influence still hangs on the Kwara State political landscape like a necklace. Perhaps, only a few diehards would hav...

OPINION: The Wisdom behind the Early Eid-il-Fitr Prayer in Ilorin Today. By Sheriff Olanrewaju - 2016-07-06
While heading to the Eid ground this morning, I was surprised to be informed that the prayer had already been completed; I had no option than to observe the Eid prayer at An-Nur Islamic College, Oloje Estate. Ibn Abayom...

I will no longer contest elective positions - Bamigboye - 2014-09-24
A former military administrator of Bauchi and Osun states, Colonel Theophilus Bamigboye (retd), has said he has resolved to use the remaining part of his life to add value to humanity. Speaking when he led me...

APC Clears Three Senatorial Seats, Six House of Reps, Says Kwara INEC - 2015-03-31
Kwara State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr. Emmanual Onucheyo, yesterday announced the results for all the national assembly seats with Senator Bukola Saraki of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was re-elected f...

Opinion - Olusola Saraki @80: Tribute to a Patriarch - 2013-05-29
By Seyi Adigun Early in the morning on November14, 2012 as the cool breeze of dawn ferried the prayers of the faithful to heaven for assent, a special soul returned to its creator.  He left on a Wednesday, the ...

Gov Ahmed Approves N3.2b for On-Going Projects - 2015-12-04
The Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has approved the release of N3.2b for the completion of outstanding capital projects in the Education, Energy, Health, Roads, Works and Justice sectors in the state. ...

Kwara govt to reorganize markets - 2016-11-01
The Kwara Government said it would open new markets and re-organise existing ones in the state to create specific commodity-based markets. Alhaji Mohammed Rifun, the state's Commissioner for Commerce and Cooperativ...

Mysterious fire guts Radio Kwara garden - 2017-01-12
There was uneasy calm at the AM Station of Kwara State Broadcasting Corporation, Radio Kwara on Police Road, GRA in Ilorin last night when a mysterious inferno gutted a garden belonging to the station. The cause of...

Thrills and frills of 31st National Quranic Recitation Competition in Ilorin - 2017-02-04
With the assemblage of muslim faithful across the country, the 31st National Quran recitation competition formally kicked-off in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital in colourful styles on Friday. AHMED 'LATEEF and Zakari Sule...

2014 Kwara State Budget Speech Delivered by Gov. Ahmed - 2013-12-25
THE 2014 BUDGET SPEECH DELIVERED TO THE KWARA STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY, BY HIS EXCELLENCY, ALHAJI ABDULFATAH AHMED, THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR OF KWARA STATE ON TUESDAY 17TH DECEMBER, 2013.Mr. Speaker Sir, Honora...

Opinion - Gbemi Saraki: A Rebel With a Cause? By Badmus Okolo - 2013-12-02
By Badmus Okolo When the airwaves and the dailies were all awashed with the insider reports of how Sen. Gbemisola Saraki and her two other siblings, Laolu and Tope Saraki, 'shunned' the first anniversary memorial ...

OPINION: The Morning After: How the Gang-Up Against Gbemi Saraki Fell Like a Pack of Cards. By Rotimi Atere - 2014-12-22
They all ganged up against this woman. First they refused her the plumb ministerial ticket despite an overwhelming majority of Kwarans then favoured her for the ministerial post, but they all rallied against her and pi...

Press Release: SURE-P is a failed scheme - Kwara APC - 2014-11-20
The All Progressives Congress (APC), Kwara State chapter has described the Subsidy Re-Investment & Empowerment Programme (SURE-P) of the Presidency as a 'failed scheme' in Kwara State The party was reacting to the...

Hoodlums Attack Kwara Lawmaker - 2015-07-14
Some suspected hoodlums have attacked a member of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Mr. Mohammed Suleiman and robbed him of his Vehicle with registration number KWHA 39. Daily Times gathered that the lawmak...

Kwara State To Punish Persons Indicted For Illegal Recruitment Of Teachers - 2016-12-21
Five individuals indicted for illegally recruiting 971 teachers into Kwara State Teaching Service Commission are to face disciplinary action, a government official said on Tuesday. The Kwara State Commissioner...

Kwara: Agboola Oshodi-Glover is new Commissioner of Police - 2013-05-07
Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar Tuesday  ordered the redeployment of eleven (11) Commissioners of Police (CPs) to Commands and Formations. The IGP’s order followed the recent elevation of...

Kwara: The Saraki Dynasty in Trouble - 2003-03-31
by Favour Ojiabor Emergence of Bukola and Gbemisola, two of Olusola Saraki's children as governorship and senatorial candidates pitches the family against PDP chieftain in the state Buko...

Leadership And National Transformation In Nigeria - ABS - 2012-07-05
The invitation extended to me to be the Guest lecturer in this year's Distinguished Lecture series is indeed a great honour. I must thank the Vice Chancellor, the Dean of the Department of Political Science, Obafemi Aw...

Mourning the 'Great Son of Agbaji' - 2012-11-17
The search for the root of the late strong man of Kwara politics and second republic Senate leader, Olusola Saraki who died on Wednesday takes HAMMED SHITTU to Agbaji compound in Ilorin ...

Protest hits Kwara Poly over non-inclusion of applicants' names in admission list - 2014-11-12
Young men and women who were applicants seeking admission into the Kwara state polytechnic besieged the gate and attempted to mount road blocks in the early hours of Wednesday to protest the non-inclusion of their name...

Opinion: Snakes in Aminu c's compound, By Is'haq Modibbo Kawu - 2014-11-20
Let me begin by expressing relief that House Speaker, Aminu Tambuwal, finally dropped out of the race for presidency in 2015. Not that he is not eminently qualified; but in the circumstance, he was clearly being set up...

Text of a Press Conference by 11 PDP Gubernatorial Aspirants on the Botched Kwara State PDP Primary Election of Monday, 8th December, 2014. - 2014-12-10
Gentlemen of the Press, It has become most important and very necessary to address you gentlemen of the press as we journey towards democratic freedom in our dear state of harmony, Kwara state. We a...

Buhari's Ministers and their Portfolios - 2015-11-11
Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers)–Transportation Chris Ngige (Anambra)–Labour and Employment Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti)–Solid Minerals Babatunde Fashola (Lagos)–Power, Works and Housing...

Commissioner frowns at attitude of LG staff - 2016-02-29
The Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Community Development, Alhaji Haruna Tanbiri Muhammad has frowned at the attitude of some Local Government chairmen, councilors and heads of department of...

Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari - Champion of Unity, Peace - 2013-11-01
Alhaji (Dr.) Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, CFR, the eleventh Emir of Ilorin and permanent chairman of Kwara State Traditional Council, is a direct descendant of Sheikh Salihu Alimi, the founder of what is now known as Ilorin...

Al-Hikmah VC injured as students resist colleague's arrest - 2014-06-12
Vice-Chancellor, Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin,  Prof, Sulyman Abdulkareem was on Wednesday injured in his attempt to restore normalcy and avoid the escalation of a misunderstanding between some plain clothe...

Decrepit state of Kwara police barracks - 2014-12-16
The Nigeria Police Force over the years has undoubtedly been confronted with numerous challenges which had unequivocally affected the discharge of its responsibilities. Among the problems is non-availabili...

Kwara Central senate seat: Stolen victory, shameful verdict - Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq - 2016-01-02
On 13 October 2015, the National Assembly (NASS) Election Petition Tribunal for Kwara State issued its verdict on the petition I slammed against the dubious declaration of Dr Bukola Saraki by the Independent National E...

Igbomina Radio underway in Kwara - 2016-01-22
The National President of Omo Ibile Igbomina, Engineer Timothy Adebayo has said efforts were on for the smooth take-off of Igbomina Radio in Kwara State. This said he said would serve as veritable platform to promotin...

Police Parade 13 Suspected Cultists in Kwara - 2016-04-05
No fewer than 13 suspected cultists were monday paraded by the Kwara State police command for allegedly involving in various cult clashes in Ilorin, the state capital. Rival cult clashes at the weekend allege...

Kwara governor Ahmed sues for religious tolerance and peace at Eid-el-Fitri - 2016-07-07
Kwara state governor Abdulfatah Ahmed has urged the Muslim faithful to imbibe peace and tolerance during and after the Eid-el-Fitri celebrations. He also assured Kwarans that a brighter future awaits them and that t...

GTB Manager Denies Knowledge of EFFC Document - 2017-01-18
?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...

Kwara APC chieftains battle over Ahmed's cabinet - 2015-07-13
There is a raging disquiet in the Kwara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over nomination of members for the cabinet of Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed. The development has created camps and fact...

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