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One Killed As Cultists Invade Beer Parlour In Kwara - 2022-09-29
A gang of suspected cultists have reportedly shot a drinking joint operator, identified as Tajudeen, to death around the Saw Mill area of the Ilorin metropolis, Kwara State. Tribune Online gathered from residen...

REMEMBERING THE FOUNDING FATHERS OF EDUCATION IN OFFA. By Suraj Tunji Oyewale - 2017-12-07
In the 1930s, 8 men came together to think of establishing a community secondary school for their town, Offa. 4 of them were Muslims and 4 Christians. The 4 Muslims, Alhaji Aliyu Olatinwo, Alhaji Gbadamosi Ijaiy...

Baraje and the Title of CON - 2012-09-17
Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) is the new rank added to the numerous titles of Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje, the erstwhile Acting National Chairman of the PDP. He has now joined the league of eminent Nigerian...

Tunji Moronfoye Apologises to Gov Abdulrazaq, Kwara REC over corruption allegation - 2022-06-21
The publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State, ‘Tunji Moronfoye, has apologised to Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, and the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Garba Madami, over his a...

Insecurity: Kwara ACF BoT Chair Seeks More Action Against Insurgents - 2022-07-04
The chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), in Kwara State, Dr. Alimi AbdulRazaq, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to intensify the war against terrorism towards finding a lasting s...

2022/2023 COEd Ilorin NCE Online Application Forms Out - 2022-08-11
This is to inform the general public that the NCE application form for the 2022/2023 session at the Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin is now available online. Visit the College's website ...

Text of the broadcast by Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on the hijaab decision on March 23, 2021 - 2021-03-23
Fellow Kwarans: On 26th February, the administration announced an official policy allowing any willing Muslim schoolgirl to wear the hijaab in public schools. That announcement followed several days of consultations,...

OPINION: Dr Alimi AbdulRazaq: The Millenial Mutawali Of Ilorin By Raheem Adedoyin - 2022-03-18
He is the humble, quiet type. He has sartorial taste but imbued with incredible simplicity. Today, Dr. Alimi AbdulRazaq will not have his quiet way as he is turbaned the Mutawalli of Ilorin Emirate. Vice Presid...

AbdulRazaq: The Modest Pilot Rewriting The Age-long Unpleasant History of Kwara Roads Without Loans - 2021-01-09
The administration of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq in its less than two years of existence has achieved remarkable feats especially in critical sectors of the economy in line with his campaign promise to birth a new ...

OPINION: SHEHU USMAN MUSTAPHA:THE WALI OF ILORIN @ 90. By Abubakar Imam - 2020-04-30
Old age is a treasury. Not necessarily of material wealth but of deep wisdom derived from varied experiences, which money cannot buy. -Anonymous Longeivity is a rare blessing: Everyone desires it.Not every hu...

In their clay-stained hands - 2012-09-29
Fifty kilometres north of Ogbomoso town lies the primordial town of Ilorin, Kwara State. It's a rather traditional place, like so many communities in South-West Nigeria. This region is not as wealthy, because most of...

Profile of Prof Wahab Egbewole, 11th UNILORIN VC - 2022-09-08
Prof Wahab Egbewole SAN was born over five decades ago in Osun State where he had his primary, secondary and tertiary (LL. B and LL.M degrees) education. He attended the Nigerian Law School and was admitted to the Nigeria...

Celebrating 'Doyen of Industry,' Prince Samuel Adedoyin At 85 - 2020-11-30
In a couple of days, specifically December 4, billionaire businessman and Chairman, Doyin Group of Companies, Prince Samuel Adedoyin, will turn 85. The respected octogenarian had fortuitously been in public con...

OPINION: Of Yaman's debt gaffe and PDP’s shock-jocks - Rafiu Ajakaye - 2022-06-21
Believing one’s own lie — a kind of cognitive bias — is about the worst singular thing to happen to anyone. Arrowheads of Kwara’s PDP actually believe their own lies, and that explains their wob...

Kwara: Iludun-Oro Community gets new Traditional Chief - 2013-03-29
People of Iludun-Oro community in the Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State have got a new Eniafe traditional chief. A statement from the palace of Oloro of Oro Kingdom, Oba AbdulRafiu Ajiboye Oyelaran,...

OPINION - Nigeria's unsung heroes: Major General Abdulbaqi Babatunde Idiagbon. By Paul Mamza - 2005-07-30
By PAUL MAMZA As a country infested by maladies of unbridled inaptitude of helmsman-ship, Nigeria still parades statesmen that are hardly immortalized because of contempt for old-order revolt and forceful sweeps at ...

Gata's goal earns ABS FC victory over Katsina United - 2017-03-06
Adeshina Gata scored to help Abubakar Bukola Saraki Football Club of Ilorin beat Katsina United FC 1-0 in a 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League fixture on Sunday. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that th...

OPINION: Don't distract the driver, please! By Abdulrazaq Magaji - 2021-01-23
After years of being left in the lurch, divine intervention came for Nigeria’s State of Harmony, Kwara State, when, in 2019, the people elected what came close to their idea of a people’s government. The election of...

Patience Jonathan probe: EFCC freezes Bola Shagaya's N500m account - 2016-11-06
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has frozen a bank account belonging to Mrs. Bola Shagaya, a businesswoman which Forbes Magazine described as one of the wealthiest in Africa. It was learnt that Sh...

Ibrahim Datti Ahmed (1936 to 2021). By Olusegun Adeniyi - 2021-12-31
I experienced a sincere sense of loss early this morning when I received a terse message from my friend, Mohammed Jamu. ‘You lost your friend last night. He will be buried today at 10am’, he wrote. The mess...

Suleiman Sulu Gambari: I Left Medical Practice Without a Dime - 2015-04-08
Ordinarily one would expect to see a very big man with lots of cronies and staff hanging around. But Suleiman Sulu Gambari, a scion of the famous Gambari family, is not a man with airs around him. He is modest to a fau...

Why we relocated Unilorin Secondary School - Unilorin VC - 2014-04-18
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AmbdulGaniyu Ambali, has said that the University of Ilorin Secondary School was relocated from the Main Campus to the heart of Ilorin city in furtherance of the...

Kwara Administers 2nd Jab of Covid-19 Vaccine - 2021-06-03
The Kwara Government on Tuesday in Ilorin commenced administration of the second dose of COVID-19 vaccination. Speaking at the sidelines of the flag-off, Dr Nusirat Elelu, the Executive Secretary of the State Prima...

Kwara APC Members Protest Alleged Move to Hijack Membership Registration Exercise - 2021-02-03
Hundreds of members of All Progressives Congress(APC) in Kwara state Tuesday staged a peaceful protest in Ilorin over alleged move to hijack the membership registration exercise in the state. The party membershi...

Kwara hosts security dialogue Thursday - 2020-02-11
Kwara State Government will on Thursday hold a multi-stakeholder security dialogue in Ilorin, the state capital, a proactive step designed to further concretise its efforts to strengthen security and hasten socio-econom...

Dad didn't encourage his children to act -Kunle Afolayan - 2013-10-21
Kunle Afolayan, one of the sons of late Ade 'Love' Afolayan, renowned film maker and director, tellsARUKAINO UMUKORO about his father's passion for film-making How was it li...

Bacita: Kwara community where sugar factory brings bitterness - 2019-10-20
Sugar plantation like this has since become history in Bacita, a community previsously addressed as Bacita Sugar Nothing often brings bitterness to residents of Bacita in Kwara State than remembering the glorious days of...

Amosa Saidu: The glorious "retirement" of a true son of Ilorin By Abubakar Imam - 2021-10-02
A very close friend of mine,who was once described by the Emir of Ilorin,Alhaji (Dr)Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari,CFR, as a promising son of Ilorin, went through two years of trying and troubling experiences courtesy of an undes...

UNILORIN alumni association hails Professor Oloyede on reappointment , JAMB, Cut-off mark, institutions - 2021-09-10
The University of Ilorin Alumni Association has congratulated Professor Is'haq Oloyede on his reappointment as the registrar of Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB), saying his reappointment was "well-deserved...

AbdulRazak, Mohammed supremacy tussle deepens Kwara APC crisis - 2021-07-10
The waves that swept over the political terrain of Kwara State some two years ago were strong enough to pull down the Saraki political dynasty built over some three decades. Couched in Yoruba lexicon, 'O To Ge'...

Kwara family holds thanksgiving for victorious US congressman - 2020-11-17
A special thanksgiving prayer was on Sunday held in honour of Adeoye Owolewa, a Nigerian who won an election into US congress for Columbia District, by his family members in Omu-Aran, in the Irepodun Local Goverment ...

Rainstorm: Kwara govt flags off palliative distribution as AbdulRazaq visits victims - 2020-09-23
Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Wednesday toured the Ilorin metropolis where the weekend's rainstorm blew off the rooftops of hundreds of residential and commercial buildings and rendered thousands homele...

Saraki celebrates wife, Toyin on 56th birthday - 2020-09-07
Former Senate President Bukola Saraki has celebrated his wife Toyin Saraki on her 56th birthday on Sunday. The two-term Kwara State Governor disclosed how he was blessed to have Toyin in his life. "H...

OPINION: AbdulRazaq: Tribute to Father of Illustrious Children. By Raheem Adedoyin - 2020-07-28
The week closes with deadly vengeance. Iconic lawyer and statesman, Alhaji AbdulRazaq AbdulGaniyu Folorunso (aka AGF), exited with grace. It is heartbreaking and there will be plenty of wailing; but unlike th...

OPINION: Muritala Awodun; The Maigida ‘Star Boy’ By Tajudeen Habeeb - 2019-10-05
For keen followers of the Nigerian political discourse, ‘Star boy’ is the political sobriquet of Professor Yemi Osibanjo, the Vice President Federal Republic of Nigeria. This is in consonance with h...

13 Oke-Kura inmates listed for presidential pardon - 2012-06-27
The Presidential Advisory Commitee on Prerogative of Mercy, North Central Zone, has listed no fewer than 13 inmates of the Federal Prisons Service, Oke-Kura, Ilorin, for possible presidential pardon. The commit...

Is'haq Oloyede and the JAMB revolution, By Kunle Akogun - 2021-08-22
There is no doubt that since his appointment as the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) five years ago, Prof. Is'haq Oloyede has remained one of the most visible poster boys of President Muham...

Kwara Assembly asks government to explore solar power option - 2021-08-18
Kwara House of Assembly on Tuesday called on the state government to explore public-private partnership (PPP) option for provision of solar energy to improve the social-economic development of the state. The assemb...

Ilorin agog as Oga Bello gives mother befitting burial - 2021-08-11
Ilorin, the Kwara State capital was agog on Tuesday as celebrities from the movie and music circles stormed the state to celebrate the life of Adebayo Salami's mother, Alhaja Aisha Gbogunlori who died at 106. Da...

Ilorin emirate community commends INEC over creation of new polling units - 2021-06-27
Residents of Amule Oloko-obi community in the Ilorin East local government area of Kwara state have lauded the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the creation of new polling units in the area. ...

Kwara set to adopt e-procurement system to promote transparency, accountability - 2021-05-20
As part of its efforts to ensure transparency, accountability and probity in the public procurement system, the Kwara State Government has organized a capacity building training on e-procurement system for procurement...

Kwara College of Education wants upgrade to university - 2020-11-28
The Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin wants the state government to upgrade the school to University of Education to further produce qualified manpower for the nation. Provost of the institution, Dr Abdul...

Buhari sad over death of Etsu Patigi - 2019-03-20
President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the family, government and people of Kwara State on the death of the Etsu Patigi, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Ibrahim Umar. The President commended the monarch’s comm...

APC accuses Saraki of plotting to stop Kwara Rep’s inauguration - 2018-11-25
The Kwara State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Mr Bashir Bolarinwa, has accused the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, of plotting to influence the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu ...

KWACCIMA to partner MAN on Kwara moribound industries - 2017-10-11
The Kwara Chambers of Commerce Industry Mines and Agriculture (KWACCIMA) has disclosed plans towards reviving moribund industries in the state. Towards this end, the Director General of KWACCIMA, Barr. Ayo Fagbemi, s...

OPINION: Saraki: Between Nemesis and the Leader. By Saka Salawu - 2016-04-18
Dr. Bukola Saraki is an important, well-known political actor in contemporary Nigerian democratic political dispensation. A two-term governor of Kwara State, and now the Senate President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria...

The many battles of Nigeria's investment promoter - 2015-05-06
The change of baton in May 2014 at the Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) witnessed some cooling down of acceleration in the drive for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to allow for acclimatization by the new...

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