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I can't remember number of people I've killed - Olagunju, suspected Kwara cultist - 2022-05-17
Abdulfatai Olagunju, a rusticated student of the University of Ilorin, Kwara State, who was arrested by the police, tells TUNDE OYEKOLA that he is a member of the Eiye Confraternity and recounts some of his exploits...

2023: Kwara lawmaker to challenge Abdulrazaq in gov race - 2022-05-12
One of the six members representing Kwara State in the House of Representatives, Abdulganiyu Cook-Olododo, has declared his intention to contest the Kwara State governorship seat in the 2023 election. Olododo, ...

ThisDay Interview: AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq: How Lai Mohammed Dehumanised Me - 2021-10-18
In his first media interview, the usually reticent Governor of Kwara State, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, opens up on the decay he was confronted with when he assumed office, his durable efforts to change the sta...

Graduate stranded as Kwara poly, NYSC mobilise impostor for service - 2022-05-09
An accounting graduate of the Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, Kwara State, Rukayat Akinola, has lamented being stranded after her student details were allegedly used to mobilise another person for the National Youth S...

INTERVIEW: How the Emir of Ilorin Released Us from Detention - Tinubu (I) - 2016-04-03
Former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, turns 64. He tells his story in this interview with TheNEWS Q: How do you feel about your birthday, especially with the politic...

2022/2023 Offa Health Tech Online Application Forms Out - 2022-02-03
This is to inform the general public that the application form for the 2022/2023 session of the Kwara State College of Health Technology, Offa is now available online. Visit the College's website ...

Opinion: Alhaji Haliru Dantoro, Late Emir of Borgu, 1938-2015 By Is'haq Modibbo Kawu - 2015-11-06
I felt deep sadness over the weekend when news broke, that the Emir of Borgu, Alhaji Haliru Dantoro died in Germany, at the age of 77. His passing shocked so many people in our country especially those who ha...

OPINION: Meritorious Mahfouz, An astute Administrator and Academic. By Folorunso Fatai - 2021-02-24
It was around 12:57 a.m, today, Wednesday February 24, 2021, when I received the good news that a unique UNILORITE and illustrious son of Iwo, Prof. Adedimeji Mahfouz Adebola had emerged the Pioneer Vice-Chancellor of...

Muh'd Kamaldeen varsity a worthy investment: Kwara Gov. Makes personal donation of N20m - 2022-04-26
Kwara state Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq at the weekend made a personal donation of at least N20m to fast track the take off of the Muhammad Kamaldeen University in Ilorin, calling the project a worthy investment in...

Culture, Ethnic Rivalry and the Role of the Media, a paper delivered by the CPS to the Gov. Kwara State - 2021-04-16
- a paper delivered by the Rafiu Ajakaye, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Kwara State at a one-day seminar organised by 400 Level Students of Kwara State University Malete on April 16, 2021. Protocol...

ILORIN EMIRATE PROFESSORS ASSOCIATION (IEPA) CELEBRATE THE EMIRATE'S GALAXIES FROM THE BETTER BY FAR VARSITY - 2020-12-10
It is a time to raise voices of gratitude to Allah on the well deserved elevation of distinguished Ilorin Emirate's worthy sons and daughters to the Proffesorial rank in varied disciplines at the University of Ilorin, N...

Emir denies Kwara signage agency's claim on APC billboards - 2018-12-11
The Emir of Ilorin and Chairman, Kwara State Traditional Council, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, on Monday said there was no truth in a claim credited to the Kwara State Signage and Advertising Agency that he complain...

EFCC Docks Jigawa Corps Member, AL-Hikmah Varsity Student for Alleged N9.1m Theft - 2021-03-12
The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, March 11, 2021 arraigned a serving corps member at the Jigawa State House of Assembly, Nazim Usman Gomna and a 400Level student...

OPINION: Alfa Belgore: A Treasured Statesman @ 84. By Abubakar Imam - 2021-01-17
Right from the establishment of Ilorin as a human settlement, the entity has always been an abode of eminent people. This classification did not begin with the incorporation of Ilorin into the Sokoto Caliphate,the...

ACHIEVING NATIONAL UNITY AND DEVELOPMENT THROUGH SPORTS By Adekunle Oyedepo - 2017-10-12
I can't agree less with Franz Beckenbauer, a former German football manager who opined that "football is one of the world's best means of communication. It is impartial, apolitical and universal. Football unites people ar...

Two Shot Dead In Offa Clash - 2022-04-24
Two members of a criminal gang have been reportedly shot dead in the ancient town of Offa, Offa local government area of Kwara state during a violent clash on Sunday. The Nigerian Tribune gathered that some sus...

How vulnerable is Kwara governor? BY BASHIR IBRAHIM OLAITAN - 2021-02-16
I have taken time to follow the politics of Kwara especially regarding the crisis within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and concerns that the sterling pro-people performance of Governor Abdulrahman Abdulraza...

Kwara Students Urged To Shun Drug Abuse - 2022-03-29
Oasis Muslim Care Foundation, a non-governmental organisation that cares for sick Muslims, has advised students to shun drug abuse. The foundation gave the advice during its 7th Secondary Schools Public Health ...

ETHNIC PLURALISM IN ILORIN - 2021-05-28
An important area of interest is the composition and evolution of Ilorin as an ethno-cultural melting point. That Ilorin, at a point in time, was peopled almost exclusively by Yorubas, is not in dispute. However, w...

POST COVID-19: KWARA RECORDS 95.61% OF 2021 IGR TARGET - 2022-01-30
With the gradual ease in the economy from the covid-19 pandemic ravaging the globe, the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS) posted a total IGR of N26,961,014,485.76 (Twenty Six Billion, Nine Hundred and S...

Alangua Commends Mallam AbdulRazaq Over Reconstruction, Dualization of Oloje-Yebumot Road - 2022-01-09
Kwara State Governor, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq has been commended for the planned re-construction and dualisation of Oloje to Yebumot road in Ilorin West Local Government Area of Kwara State. Speaking wi...

Kogi Central 2015: Hamza Usman Joins Senate Race - 2014-11-24
Eighty Seven days to 2015 general elections, the battle for senate in Kogi Central district took a new dimension as Alhaji Hamza Usman joins the race to replace current senator Nurudeen Abatemi-Usman at the upper arm o...

Issa Aremu: 60 hearty cheers to a global citizen! By Abdulrazaq Magaji - 2021-01-06
Growing up in his native Ilorin, capital of Kwara state in the late 60’s and early 70's, Comrade (Alhaji) Issa Obalowu Aremu, mni, almost followed the mind of his friends who believed he was cut out for a career in th...

KWACCIMA Tasks Kwara Govt On Ease Of Doing Business - 2021-06-14
President of the Kwara Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines, and Agriculture (KWACCIMA), Mr Ayodimeji Fatai, has urged the state government to hasten the process of ease of doing business which it initiated. ...

KWARA STATE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION TO CONDUCT 2021 ORAL INTERVIEW FOR CIVIL SERVANTS - 2021-10-28
The Kwara State Civil Service Commission would commence 2021 oral promotion interview on 1st November 2021 beginning from 8:00am prompt daily.The Chairman Civil Service Commission, Hajjia Habeebat Anike Yusuf disclo...

KWASU qualifies for NUGA after hosting preliminaries - 2017-04-12
After successfully hosting the Zone 'B' Preliminaries for the 2017 Nigerian University Games Association (NUGA), the Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, has qualified for the NUGA finals to be hosted by the Federal Un...

Tuyil Is Still In Kwara, No New Tax Imposed - KWIRS - 2016-08-31
As against the rumour being spread by the enemies of Kwara state that one of the leading pharmaceutical industries in Nigeria, Tuyil Pharmacy, has relocated from Kwara State owing to a high taxes by Kwara state government...

Opinion: Ilorin: The city where peace is forged - 2014-08-10
Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, is a town whose name was derived from a stone that hunter and farmers used to sharpen their implements. ABIOLA AZEEZ writes on the factors that have shaped the town where cultures and reli...

Kwara teachers to get tablets, smartphones as KwaraLEARN begins this month - 2022-05-02
THE Kwara State Government will on May 16, 2022 kick-start its data-driven Education Transformation Project (KwaraLEARN) across 365 primary schools in the state. The Chairman, Kwara State Universal Basic Educat...

Kwara FA Commiserates with SAN A.U Mustapha, Families - 2021-01-01
Kwara State Football Association has sympathized with Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) A. U Mustapha and his family over the death of their mother, Alhaja Hassanat Alarape Mustapha who passed on in the early h...

OPINION: From Grace To Grass: A Chronicle Of How Saraki, Ahmed Turned Our Amusement Park Into An Amusing Park. By Abdullah Abdulganiy - 2019-01-10
The Ilorin Amusement Park situated along the Unity-Taiwo axis used to be a rendezvous for all manner of merriments, enjoyments and entertainments. Established in the 80's/90's, it was unarguably a heritage Ilorin,...

OPINION: Yusuf Olaolu Ali: Golden Fish Has No Hiding Place. By Professor Anthony Kola-Olusanya - 2018-04-30
The proverbial golden fish that has no hiding place appears to have taken its deep meaning on Mallam Yusuf Ali, SAN, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Osun State University who has been selected to receive t...

OPINION: As-Shaykh Al-Imam Yacqub Muhammad Al-Busayri Ali-Agan: The New Sarkin Malamai of Ilorin. By Abubakar Imam - 2022-01-17
Introduction Ilorin, a junction town and sociocultural confluence, has always been a home of and to scholars, saints and soldiers of remarkable accomplishments. Anyone who takes an excursion into the fascinating histo...

UNILORIN to mentor newly established varsity - 2021-06-23
University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) appointed to mentor the newly established Ahman Pategi University (APU) Pategi The National Universities Commission (NUC) has appointed the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) to me...

MD , Balogun Fulani Micro Finance Bank emerges new chairman of NAMBs in Kwara - 2020-09-18
New officers have been elected to run the affairs of the Kwara State branch of the National Association of Micro Finance Banks ( NAMBs) for another two years. Alhaji Muhammed Issa Erubu , the Managing Director ...

Saraki, allies move to regain relevance in Kwara - 2019-09-03
The recent move by the people of Kwara State, which ousted former Senate President, Bukola Saraki from the National Assembly and broke his stranglehold on the soul of Kwara, may not have sounded the death knell on his p...

Plat Technologies Limited & Iqra Books Ltd Donate Books to Model Secondary School - 2013-12-04
The Chairman Governing Council of the Kwara State College of Education, KWCOED, Alh.Musa  Ayinla Yeketi, has commissioned the newly refurbished library for the Kwara State College of Education Model Secondary Schoo...

Abdulrazaq Inaugurates 7 New Permanent Secretaries, 2 Get New Postings - 2022-04-19
Kwara State Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq on Tuesday inaugurated seven new Permanent Secretaries to fill some vacant positions in the leadership of the state bureaucracy, urging them to be good team players and to join ...

INTERVIEW: Saraki living in the past... PDP not an option in Kwara, says Gbenga Awoyale - 2022-01-10
Gbenga Awoyale, president-general of Orisun Igbomina, a socio-cultural association of the predominant ethnic group in Kwara south, in this interview, speaks on the 2023 general election, the chances of the All ...

Auto crash claims seven persons in Kwara - 2021-10-13
Tragedy struck early Tuesday morning in Kwara state as seven persons reportedly died in a lone accident at Ayekale village along Bode Saadu-Ilorin expressway in Moro local government area of the state. Vanguard re...

After Attracting Airlines, Fare Crashes On Ilorin Route - 2021-06-21
The commencement of Air Peace daily flight operation to Ilorin International Airport last week has triggered competition on the route with fare crashing, Daily Trust reports. There are now three airlines operatin...

2019 polls and brewing political unrest in Kwara. By AHMED 'LATEEF - 2019-01-26
About 23 days to the commencement of this year's general elections, the atmosphere has become tense with upsurge in violence in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, heightening fear that the scenarios that ch...

KWASU appoints Oyinloye as Pioneer Alumni President - 2013-06-04
Peter Damilare OYINLOYE, a pioneer Computer Science graduate of Kwara State University, Malete, Kwara State was appointed as the first and pioneer President of KWASU ALUMNI ASSOCIATION(KAA). The Vice Chancellor...

New Chairmen and Board Members Appointed for 19 Boards and Parastatals - 2012-05-31
Kwara State Governor, Alahji Abdulfatah Ahmed has approved the appointments of Chairmen and members of Nineteen (19) State owned Boards and Parastatals. The lists are as follows: KWARA STATE PR...

Kwara APC LG chairman suspended over alleged fund misappropriation, incompetence - 2022-05-10
The Ekiti Local Government Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kwara State, Wale Awelewa, has been suspended indefinitely. He was reportedly suspended by his Epe-Opin ward in the local government...

Suspected Okada thief burnt to death by angry mob in Ilorin - 2021-05-02
A suspected motorcyclist theft specialist met his waterloo on Friday in Ilorin as an angry mob around Maraba area of the state capital set him ablaze for allegedly stealing a motorcycle popularly called okada. ...

Kwara Gov announces boards for seven agencies - 2021-02-06
Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has approved the appointments of board members for seven government parastatals in the state. The boards are the Kwara Road Maintenance Agency; Kwara Signage Agency; Rural...

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