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Inside Nigeria's new Sugar City in Kwara - 2021-04-27
•With $300m investment in integrated sugar refinery, BUA seeks to transform lives, drive Nigeria towards self-sufficiency Less than five years after the BUA Group staked over $300 million toward the construct...

Just In: 2nd Batch of Commissioner Nominees sent to KWHA - 2021-05-04
Just In: 2nd Batch of Commissioner Nominees sent by Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to Kwara State House of Assembly 1. Deborah Aremu - Irepodun 2. Banigbe Remilekun Oluwatobi - Isin 3. Senior Ibrahim Sulyman ...

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. ...

OPINION: Flood: Averting Disaster in Kwara State. By Abdulrosheed Okiki - 2019-08-22
The federal government agency responsible for issuing flood alerts in Nigeria, the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA), recently issued an alert warning Nigerians of imminent increased flooding in September.&n...

Abdulrazaq, PDP disagree over alleged development strides rating - 2021-04-27
Kwara State Government and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have disagreed over the rating of AbdulRaman Abdulrazaq’s administration as the best performing government. Quoting a magazine published by the Progre...

17-year-old girl drowns in Asa River, Ilorin - 2021-04-29
A 17-year-old girl drowned on Wednesday at Asa river, along the Harmony Estate bridge, Kulende area of Ilorin, Kwara State capital. The spokesman of the state fire service, Hassan Hakeem Adekunle, disclosed t...

OPINION: Yusuf Lawal : A Patriot Per Excellence at 58. By Abubakar Imam - 2021-04-24
"Whatever you think you are,your life would not be regarded as useful if you do not positively impact on your community." -Shaykh Muhammad Kamaldeen Al-Adabiyy (1905-2005) Despite what some virulent critic...

OPINION: Why Buhari appointed Gbemi Saraki as a Pro-Chancellor. By Mohammed Abdulkareem - 2016-04-18
It was on a fateful Friday, and it was supposed to be just like any other. But in the life of Sen. Gbemisola Saraki and her larger political family, it was a Friday that they would never forget in a hurry. It was a day ...

Ending Open Defecation: The Kwara Approach. By Abdulrosheed Okiki - 2020-11-20
Open defecation remains one of the age-long practices that refuse to phase out. This is possibly because of cultural practices or lack of access to sanitation facilities which is linked to rising poverty in the society....

Profiles of the New Commissioner Nominees - 2019-10-09
Kwara State Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq on Wednesday sent to the House of Assembly a list of six additional commissioner-nominees, comprising top-notch professionals and administrators with rich political backgrounds....

Ilorin emirate opposes call for grading of chiefs in Jebba, Shao - 2020-05-09
Emirate Council has cautioned the Kwara State government against acceding to the request for the elevation of the traditional chiefs of Jebba and Shao in Moro Local Government Area of the state. The council in a...

We Never Demolished, Attacked Old People's Homes - Kwara Govt - 2020-01-07
Kwara State Government on Monday denied attacking or demolishing any home belonging to old people, saying the property demolished was a shed occasionally used for political gathering and never a place where old women a...

Biffo Thanks Kwarans, Fans, Well Wishers, Promises To Do Well In NPFL Second Round - 2021-04-06
Abdullahi Biffo who is the gaffer of NPFL leaders Kwara United has thanked Kwarans and all lovers of the club for the support and love shown during the first round of the NPFL season. Kwara United finished their ...

Staff unions commend UNILORIN management over welfare package - 2020-12-22
The three unions of the University of Ilorin have commended the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, for extending to all staff members an end-of-year package. The unions include the S...

Abdulrazaq Changes Commissioner Nominee - 2021-05-06
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State has withdrawn the nomination of Margret Saba (Edu LGA) whose name was submitted alongside four others to the state House of Assembly for screening and approval. Sa...

Ilorin and Dare Babarinsa's Crisis of Ignorance. By Is'haq Modibbo Kawu - 2021-03-25
I have just read Dare Babarinsa's typically disrespectful piece about Ilorin, which he titled "Ilorin and the crisis of identity". He actually should be pitied. This is because he made a futile effort to stroll the sh...

OPINION: Hijab: Learn to Respect your Host: A response to Rev, Dr. Victor of Baptist Church. By Alhaji Aikhore - 2021-03-25
I have followed the Hijab Saga with a rather dispassionate interest, knowing fully well that the issue could be resolved administratively between the Government and the State branch of CAN. I was, however, gros...

Hijab: Emir of Ilorin urges Christians, Muslims to embrace peace - 2021-03-18
Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, the Emir of Ilorin and Chairman Kwara Council of Chiefs, has urged Islam and Christian faithful to embrace peace. Sulu-Gambari made the appeal in Ilorin on Wednesday in a statement...

Five trailers burnt beyond recognition with millions of naira worth of goods in Kwara - 2021-04-27
One person was was roasted alive, while five long trailer vehicles with goods and items worth millions of naira were burnt beyond recognition in an auto-crash which occurred on Monday at Olola area along Bode Saadu-Je...

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...

PDP Lawmaker Who Hopes to Change the Political Course in Kwara - 2021-02-17
With the recent swearing in of the only Peoples Democratic Party member in the Kwara State House of Assembly, Hammed Shittu writes that the party may be rejuvenated to reclaim its pride of place in the state The ...

1,000 Kwara women, youth benefit NDE loan - 2020-11-16
About 1,000 women and youths in Kwara State have benefitted the sum of N10 million loan from the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in the state to boost their businesses under its Micro Enterprise Enhancement Loa...

CELF: We're Committed to Inclusive Development - KWSG - 2020-12-14
...says proud of CELF initiative for youths Makes personal gift to Fellows Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Sunday said his administration is committed to spreading development to every part o...

COVID-19: AbdulRazaq mulls labour-civil society border volunteers - 2020-05-12
* Kwara to have test centre soon * Again, Gov engages CSOs Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has suggested the setting up of a volunteer team drawn from the labour unions and the civil society to...

Kwara demolishes structures on 'Saraki's land' - 2021-02-04
A few hours after a court judgment struck out a suit by Asa Investments Ltd, claimants to the disputed Dr. Olusola Saraki’s land (Ile Arugbo), the Kwara State Government yesterday demolished the remaining structures a...

OPINION: On Kwara Assembly's refusal to swear in lone pdp lawmaker - 2020-10-11
The continued refusal of the Kwara State House of Assembly to swear-in a lone PDP lawmaker even after two court judgements in his favour is quite worrisome. Mr Jimoh Agboola, who served in the previous assembly, ...

Kwara Gov greets Information Minister at 69th birthday - 2020-12-07
Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Sunday congratulated the Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed on his 69th birthday anniversary, describing him as an elder statesman with sterling creden...

Kwara Govt Exonerates Toyin Saraki from Lease of Amusement Park - 2013-02-09
The Kwara State Government has cleared Mrs Toyin Saraki, wife of the former state governor, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki, of any involvement in the lease of the Ilorin Amusement Park to the Artee Group, operators of ...

University of Ilorin graduates 12,009 students, 130 bag first class - 2019-10-22
A total of 130 grandaunts of the University of Ilorin have graduated with a first class degree, for the 2018/2019 academic year. This was disclosed by the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor Sulyman Ag...

Completion Of School Projects Excite Kwara Communities - 2021-04-29
Kwara State government has completed the construction of three classrooms each at Nomadic LGEA Nursery and Primary School, Agindigbi, and St. Luke LGEA Primary School, Onila, near Agbamu, Irepodun local government area ...

Kwara governor's wife's pet project is touching lives positively - LEAH Ambassador - 2012-02-24
Abdul-Hameed Oladipupo Alli, popularly known as Mr. Nigeria, is currently the Ambassador of Life Empowered Anchor (LEAH), the pet project of the First Lady of Kwara State, Mrs Omolewa Ahmed. He is a youth leader, a jou...

KWIRS Reshuffles Management Team - 2016-09-03
In a bid to continue the drive towards an improved tax administration and ensure efficiency and optimization of service delivery, the Executive Chairman of the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service, (KWIRS) Dr. Muritala Aw...

Revisiting the Offa Robbery - 2021-01-11
The latest statement from some of the suspects arrested in connection with the April 5, 2018 Offa robbery, that they were tortured by men of the disbanded Special Anti-robbery Squad to implicate former Senate President,...

Looted CACOVID Palliatives Were Meant For Special Vulnerable Group - Kwara Govt - 2020-10-24
The Kwara State government has condemned the action of some looters who invaded the cargo terminal in Ilorin, the state capital, and carted away palliatives donated by the Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID). T...

President Muhammadu Buhari's 2018 Democracy Day speech - 2018-05-29
Address by Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria In commemoration of the 2018 Democracy Day Celebration, Tuesday, 29Th May, 2018 My Dear Nigerians! Today marks the 19thyear of our nascent democra...

Shonga: Agric can be big business if... - 2014-10-07
Shonga Farms model is a clear testimony that agriculture can be pursued as a big business If pursued vigorously and sincerely as a national policy”,these are the words of the Group Executive Director, Commercial Business ...

KWASU: Gov Ahmed Appoints Acting VC - 2019-05-07
The Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has approved the appointment of Professor Kenneth S. Adeyemi, as the acting Vice Chancellor of Kwara State University (KWASU). The Kwara State Commissioner for Terti...

OPINION: The death of a unique Woman of Ilorin. By Oba Abdulkadir La'aro - 2019-06-03
Hajia, Nana, Ayishat Nma Sulu-Gambari, mother of the Emir of Ilorin is dead. She died today, Monday, 29th of Ramadan 1440 (3rd, June, 2019). Her uniqueness:Through the domestication of Islamic allowa...

Erin Ile Community Jubilates Over Settled Land Ownership - 2018-12-31
People of Erin Ile in the Oyun local government area of Kwara state have expressed joy over Supreme Court verdict confirming ownership of disputed land between the community and the ancient Offa town to Erin Ile comm...

Islamic Devt Bank backs Kwara health insurance with $99K - 2021-04-22
•Additional 4500 indigents to be enrolled in schemeKwara State’s health insurance is getting wider acclaim, with the Jiddah-based Islamic development bank supporting the enrolment of 4,500 more indigents t...

Kwara NSCDC parades 9 suspects over possession of hard drugs, vandalization - 2021-01-05
Kwara State commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) Mr Ayinla Makinde yesterday paraded nine suspects arrested for various offences in Ilorin, the state capital. Makinde said the offe...

COVID-19 Has Mutated, Now Extra Resistant - Expert Warns - 2020-12-30
Dr. Emmanuel Opowoye, a Public Health Physician in the Department of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), warns that COVID-19 virus has mutated and built a lot of resista...

Kwara begins monthly environmental sanitation - 2016-08-24
The Kwara Government on Tuesday vowed to ensure full compliance with monthly environmental sanitation in the state beginning from Aug. 27. The state Commissioner for Environment and Forestry, Otunba Taiwo Joseph ma...

Olam invests N30bn in integrated animal farms - 2016-04-10
Olam International, a leading agribusiness operating across the value chain in 70 countries, says it is setting up Nigeria’s largest integrated animal feed mills, breeding farms and hatchery with an investment ...

Kwara fish farmers acquire market to boost sales - 2020-05-08
The leadership of Kwara Fish Farmers Association (KWAFFA), has acquired a space for fish market in Ilorin. Its acting Chairman, Malam Sulyman Buhari, disclosed this in a statement in Ilorin. Buhar...

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,...

Court dissolves Nollywood actor's 2nd marriage to Shaaba Lafiagi's daughter - 2014-08-25
An Ilorin Upper Area Court has dissolved a marriage between a Nollywood star, Ibrahim Abiodun Chatta and Salamat Muhammed Lafiagi over lack of care and battering. The presiding judge, Hon. R.O. Bakare, in his judgemen...

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