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A four-storey building collapsed in Ilorin - 2017-08-18
A four-storey building under construction this morning carved in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital. The partial collapsed building located at Sulu-Gambari road is allegedly owned by a former member of House of Repre...

Kwara Assembly constitutes 7-man Committee to investigate misappropriation of govt assets - 2017-08-18
Kwara House of Assembly has inaugurated a seven-member Ad hoc Committee to investigate allegations of misappropriation of the state government's assets, funds and all the property in care of Harmony Holdings. This ...

Kwara reschedules local govt elections - 2017-08-18
The Kwara independent Electoral Commission on Thursday announced the rescheduling of the forthcoming local government election from November 4 to 18. The chairman of the commission, AbdulRahman Ajidagba, announced th...

Company acquires 1900 hectares of land, to create 700 jobs - 2017-08-17
At least 700 jobs would be created for Kwara State youths following the acquisition of 1900 hectares of land for farming by QuinnMcGrath Limited, a company owned by Mr. Didi Ndiomu. A statement made available to Puls...

ETHNIC PLURALISM IN ILORIN - 2017-08-05
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, with...

CAILS Ilorin Advertises Application Form - 2017-07-14
The Kwara State College of Arabic and Islamic Legal Studies has announced her 2017/2018 application form. This is contained in a statement from the College signed by her Registrar. Interested applicant may visit the ...

Youths threaten protest over dissolution of Kwara PDP exco...accuse Makarfi of conspiracy - 2017-08-19
Scores of youths under the aegis of Concerned Kwara Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Youths in Ilorin at the weekend demanded the restoration of the Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo led executive of the state chapter of the party, whi...

Kwara confirms case of Lassa Fever - 2017-08-19
The Kwara Government has confirmed a case of Lassa Fever in the state. The State Commissioner for Health, Mr Atolagbe Alege, made the confirmation at a news briefing in Ilorin on Friday. Lassa Fever Alege said tha...

OPINION: Idiagbon, Still Unique. By Ayinde Oyepitan - 1997-09-22
Two Sundays ago, General Babatunde Idiagbon (rtd) clocked 53 years. As  a former Chief of Staff, Supreme Headquarters, he played   significant  roles in the administration of General Muhammadu Buhar...

Lagos - Ilorin Train Ride: Cheap Fare of Pain and Discomfort - 2013-02-10
SEUN AKIOYE endured a 10-hour train ride from Lagos to Ilorin and back to Lagos and in the process became an unwilling witness to a communal clash that almost derailed the train. Also, he reports about the near inh...

Ilorin High Court dismisses suit against Emir of Ilorin. - 2014-05-20
An High Court sitting in Ilorin has dismissed a suit instituted by the deposed Balogun Alanamu of Ilorin, Alhaji Shu’aib Mahmud against the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, the Ilorin Emirate Council and...

Video: How Kwara Established Shonga Farms - Gov Ahmed - 2017-05-29
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Nigerian Army, Unilorin sign MoU on officers' training - 2017-05-09
The Nigerian Army on Monday sealed a partnership agreement with the University of Ilorin on the training of senior military officers in Peace and Security/Strategic Studies at Masters level. The Memorandum of Underst...

Fed Govt urged to declare state of emergency in the power sector - 2017-05-08
The Federal Government has been called upon to declare a state of emergency in the power sector without further delay so as to save the Industrial and infrastructural sector from total collapse . A Computer Engineer...

Maigida, the masses' messiah in Kwara - 2015-05-03
His Excellency, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, the 6th executive governor of Kwara State, brings to the position composite experience in the academia banking and public sector. Given his rich tapestry of experience and high ...

Saraki's Family Appreciation - 2012-11-29
Asaalam Alaikum Wa Ramatullah THE ENTIRE FAMILY OF HIS EMINENCE, LATE DR. ABUBAKAR OLUSOLA SARAKI (WAZIRI OF ILORIN) expresses our profound appreciation and gratitude to Almighty Allah, eminent Nigerians, corpo...

Kwara Hotel Flushes out Sex Workers - 2012-08-16
Moved by National Pilot's story on the activities of Sex Workers at Kwara Hotel, the management of the hotel has swung into action to stop the activities. National Pilot had in its July 19, exclusively reveal...

Press Release: Kwara APC suspends Gani Cook Olododo, 17 others - 2015-06-24
The leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State has suspended a former Secretary to State Government, Alhaji AbdulGaniyu Saka Cook Olododo? from the party for the duration of one year. An APC memb...

NSCDC parades herbalist over scam in Ilorin - 2017-05-20
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kwara State command, on Monday, paraded one Abdulsalam Adesina, a herbalist suspected to be using diabolical means to extort money from residents of the state. ...

Rashidi Yekini... NFF, 1994 World Cup teammates, shun burial. - 2012-05-07
Nigeria\'s all-time highest goal scorer, Rashidi Yekini, who died on Friday, was, on Saturday buried like a \'commoner\' in his Ira village in Kwara State, without his colleagues in the national team in attendance. He ...

Olugbense Ruling House Protest Against S/Court Judgment on Olofa Stool - 2016-07-11
Scores of members of Olugbense ruling house in Offa, Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State, at the weekend, protested against the Supreme Court judgment on the Olofa of Offa stool. The Supreme Court had on J...

GOV. AHMED APPROVES RELEASE OF N892.4m TO TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS - 2016-12-14
Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has approved the release of N892, 482, 648.38 to the state-owned tertiary institutions to clear the backlog of salary arrears owed their staff. This follows the release o...

CCT: We tendered incomplete evidence against Saraki, EFCC tells Tribunal *Trial adjourned till June 1 - 2016-05-26
Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki's trial yesterday resumed at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) with the Federal Government's star witness, Mr Michael Wetkas, admitting that some of the evidences he tendered before ...

Rival Cult Clash Claims 1 Life In Ilorin - 2015-12-29
Again, members of two rival cult groups disturbed the peace of Ilorin, Kwara state capital at the weekend as they engaged each other in a bloody clash. One person was allegedly killed while many got wounded d...

Police kill 30-yr-old vulcaniser in Ilorin - 2017-04-14
There was pandemonium in Ilorin on Monday as men of the Kwara State Police Command killed a vulcaniser, Sulaiman Yakub, 30, in Ilorin, National Pilot, can report. The incident which led passers-by, motorists and pass...

KWIRS Clamps Down on License Offenders, Impounds 200 Vehicles - 2016-11-10
Since the commencement of its Road Tax Enforcement Drive, the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KWIRS) has impounded over 200 vehicles in two weeks. The Vehicles were impounded for various offences ranging from e...

Kwara Assembly moves to end waste management problems in the State - 2016-06-02
In view of the indiscriminate dumping of refuse in major towns in Kwara State in recent times, the State House of Assembly has resolved to midwife the process of restoring the status of the State as one of the cleanest St...

Intrigues that stalled Kwara PDP guber primary - 2014-12-10
From the onset, the stalemate was anticipated. The horse-trading and political intrigues were unusual. The tension was high-pitched, but the process was terminated abruptly even before it started. This was the ...

Tribute to Alhaji Bukola Lawal (Central) - 2013-02-14
By Muideen Adebayo Ibrahim I received the news of your premature death with rude shock and disbelief. When Yemi Olabooye called and said that you were murdered in cold blood, I said how can that be because you were...

Saraki Appoints Hakeem Baba-Ahmed As Chief Of Staff - 2017-02-08
The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has appointed a former permanent secretary in the Federal Civil Service, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, as his new Chief of Staff. In a statement by his special adviser (Media...

Kwara PDP women leader resigns, follows Gbemi to APC - 2015-03-29
As a fall out of the purported defection of Senator Gbemisola Saraki from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to All Progressives Congress (APC), the state PDP women leader, Hajia Nimota Sulaiman has announced her resignation ...

Given Opportunity, I'll Live as I've Done for 75 Years - Adesoye - 2013-05-11
For Chief Emmanuel Adesoye, the Offa, Kwara state-born industrialist and educationist, longevity that is not combined with good health is not desirable. Adesoye, who succeeded the doyen of Kwaran progressive politics, ...

Photo News: The Emir of Ilorin in Morocco (more photos) - 2014-07-20
The Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari (middle) and his entourage on his arrival at a World Islamic Conference in Morocco on Friday. ...

Group knocks Saraki, Ahmed for Kwara underdevelopment - 2016-10-05
The Convener of the Organising for Kwara Political Action Group , Mr. Yinka Ajia, has deplored what he called the lack of infrastructure and human capital development in Kwara State. He alleged that the state gove...

Offa: One killed in transport unions clash - 2015-08-02
A fracas between members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) in Offa, Offa local government area of Kwara state on Sunday allegedly claimed...

OPINION: Kwara: The Fire This Time. By Bolaji Abdullahi - 2002-05-15
By Bolaji Abdullahi Kwara State was in the news again recently. Unfortunately, and as usual these days, it is for the bad reasons. The state capital, Ilorin was on fire. People were ki...

Secret of Saraki's dominance by popular Ilorin cleric, Sheikh Eleha - 2017-05-19
For those who have been wondering where lays the secret of dominance of the late strong man of Kwara politics, Dr Olusola Saraki, in the political affairs of the state, came a reply from the religious circle. Acco...

Kwara Gov's Wife Commissions Reception Home For Indigent Children - 2017-03-09
The wife of the Kwara Gov., Mrs Omolewa Ahmed, on Wednesday commissioned the Life Empowers Hope (LEAH) children reception centre in Ilorin. Ahmed also pledged to build a children's reception village for the abused,...

Kwara yet to receive refund from London, Paris club loan - Finance commissioner - 2016-11-29
THE Kwara State government has said that it has not received N20 billion refunds from Federal Government regarding the London and Paris Club loan, reiterating that the state is yet to receive any fund. ...

APC congratulates TIC chairpersons in Kwara. - 2016-11-15
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State has congratulated the newly appointed chairpersons of the Transition Implementation Councils (TIC) for the sixteen local government areas of Kwara State. In a state...

Paucity of Funds Worries Ilorin College of Education - 2014-01-24
The Provost, Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin, Dr. Isiaka Saka Opobiyi, has called on the state government to provide more fund for the college in order to improve the standards of teaching and learning. ...

Union condemns attack on Unilorin's VC Ambali - 2017-04-27
The Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union (IEDPU) has condemned attacks on outgoing Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Abdulganiyu Ambali, saying they are aimed at preventing another Ilorin indigene...

Gov Ahmed Directs New LG Chiefs to Clear Salary and Pension Arrears - 2016-11-16
Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara has charged the Transition Implementation Committees (TICs) in the 16 local councils in the state to pay the backlog of salaries and pension owed as soon as possible. The governor...

OPINION: Corruption: Time to give OBJ a hearing! By Abdulrazaq Magaji - 2016-07-30
If he didn't believe in the saying, embattled House speaker, Yakubu Dogara, must have realized by now that heaven indeed knows no fury like a woman scorned! Otherwise, he would have been circumspect in handling his former...

Kwara University holds 4th convocation, launches radio station - 2016-06-06
Kwara State University has held its fourth convocation and launched its own radio station. Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State called on members of the academia to use their exposure and wealth of experience in t...

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...

Ex-govs get fat pension as senators, ministers - 2016-04-04
State governments are spending billions of naira in pension payments to their former governors who are also drawing salaries from public purse as serving senators and ministers, Daily Trust reports. There are 21 forme...

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