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Saraki, Ahmed, others absent at Sallah prayers in Ilorin - 2017-06-26
The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki; the Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed; the Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Ali Ahmad, and many other political leaders loyal to Saraki were absent on Sunday duri...

Corruption - EFCC Sets Surety Free As Ex-Minister Turns Self in - 2017-06-21
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday withdrew the detention order against a member of the House of Representatives, Aliyu Pategi, who stood surety for a former Minister of State, Ministry of Federal Cap...

Kwara state receives N2.48 billion Federal allocation for June - 2017-06-25
The Kwara State Government has received a total of N2.48 billion as federal allocation for June The State Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Demola Banu made this known in a statement made available to VON in Ilorin...

Medview Airlines to commence flight operations in Ilorin - 2017-06-25
One of Nigeria's top airlines, Medview, has reportedly concluded plans to begin flight operations in Ilorin, Kwara State capital as part of its domestic route expansion. The development came to light at a meeting be...

Continued trial of Saraki'll dim APC's chances in 2019 - Kwara APC - 2017-06-26
The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kwara State has warned that the appeal filed by the Federal Government against the judgment of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, that discharged and acquitted President of the Senat...

Kwara Police Command gets new CP - 2017-06-24
A new commissioner of police for the Kwara State police command, Mr. Lawan Ado, has assumed office. Police The new police boss took over the leadership of the Police Command from the out-gone Commissioner of Police, M...

Press Release: Saraki Unperturbed By FG's Appeal Against CCT Ruling - 2017-06-23
Following the decision of the Federal Government to file an appeal against the ruling of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) which upheld the plea of no case submission he made on the 18-count charge of false asset declara...

LASTMA men for Kwara, Oyo, Edo - 2017-06-19
The Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) has redeployed two of its officers to Kwara, Oyo and Edo states. Yekeen Babatunde Bello now heads the Kwara State Road Traffic Management Authority (KWARTMA), whil...

Diezani fraud scandal: Court remands Kwara lawmaker - 2017-06-19
A Lagos State Magistrates' Court in Igbosere has ordered that the lawmaker representing Edu /Moro/Patigi constituency of Kwara State at the House of Representatives, Aliyu Pategi, be remanded in the custody of the Economi...

Three Escape Death In Ilorin Building Collapse - 2017-06-23
Three persons escaped death when a section of a storey building collapsed in Tanke area of Ilorin South Local Government, Kwara State. According to an eyewitness, Joy Williams, the building which was among fiv...

UNILORIN opens portal for JUPEB registration - 2017-06-24
Registration has begun for the first UNILORIN Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB) programme. The Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB) is a national examination body ap...

2018 Census: NPC recruits 50 officials for Kwara LGs' demarcation - 2017-02-16
KWARA STATE Commissioner, National Population Commission, NPC, Abubakar Ndakene has disclosed that the commission had recruited 50 officials for the third phase of the Enumeration Area Demarcation, EAD, for the 2018 popul...

Workers Day 2017, Toyin Saraki Seeks Respect, Investments In Midwives And Midwifery As The Heart Of Global Health Solutions For Women, Newborns, Girls, Families. - 2017-05-03
As workers around the world mark May Day, the wife of Nigeria's Senate President and Wellbeing Foundation Africa Founder, Toyin Saraki seeks respect, investments in midwifery, the role of midwives, their capabilities, c...

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...

Kwara Tabloid Honours Kwarans - 2016-12-31
The Kwara Tabloid has this year identified and awarded fourteen distinguished Kwarans as heroes and icons of Kwara development. The awards were given to Kwaran "who shape, can shape or who have shaped the lives of Kwara a...

OPINION: Dr. Abubakar Olusola Saraki: A Synopsis of His Politics and Public Life. By Oba Abdulkadir La'aro - 2012-11-16
The death of Dr Abubakar Saraki marks an important era in Kwara nay Nigerian political terrain. Here Laaro attempts a synopsis Saraki’s rise in politics that led to what some have referred to as hegemony. And...

OPINION: Imperative of Qualitative & Compulsory Education for African Children. By Bolaji Abdullahi - 2014-06-20
Lecture Delivered At a Public Lecture Organised by Plat Technologies Limited and Iqra Books for Schools Pupils in Ilorin to mark the 24th International Day of African Child Date: 19th June, 2014...

History as first Ilorin female Yoruba author emerges - 2016-10-15
In the serene city of Ilorin, Kwara State capital, what seems to be a tall dream among the natives of the ancient city was broken as a female Yoruba teacher, Khadijat Ayoola Yusuf, an indigene of Ilorin, made her debut in...

Oyedepo as PDP chair lacks capacity to confront APC forces in Kwara - Kunle Sulyman - 2017-05-29
Barrister Kunle Sulyman is one of the political ace in Kwara state who pioneered the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 1999. Since that era till now, he had held series of political offices both in the state and at the na...

Will this railway carry us home? - 2014-01-05
Rail as a means of transportation in Nigeria is gradually being resuscitated by the President Jonathan administration after failed attempts by successive governments. In this piece,  TADE MAKINDE report...

Plat Tech, Iqra Books take Book Reading Promotion to Rural Areas - 2017-03-04
Parents and guardians of school pupils in rural areas have been urged to desist from interfering in the school attendance of their wards in primary and secondary schools. This was the recurring message by speakers at the...

Police Recover Ammunition in Kwara - 2017-05-08
The Kwara State Police Command has recovered 40 assorted guns and live ammunition between January and April 2017. The police command in a statement made available to journalists in Ilorin at the weekend by its Publ...

Businessman charged for allegedly defrauding Kwara - 2017-04-05
A businessman, Mohammed Gobir, and a company, Mondial Defence Systems Limited, have been charged for allegedly defrauding the Kwara State Government of N276 million. Gobir, an indigene of Kwara State, and the compa...

Salary Crisis: Kwara LG Workers Protest, Seek Autonomy For LGs - 2017-04-16
Local government workers in Kwara state under the aegis of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE)? yesterday took to the streets in Ilorin, the state capital,calling for full autonomy for the councils....

Economic recession: Ex-PDP Kwara guber aspirant tasks labour - 2017-05-03
As economic downturn persists, a former governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State in the 2015 general elections, Alhaji Akeem Lawal, has urged the organized labour to initiate workable ide...

Kwara govt appoints governing council for KWASU - 2015-11-13
Kwara State Governor Abdulfattah Ahmed has approved the reconstitution of a governing council for the state university in Malete. Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Isiaka Gold, said a former federal m...

Man, 28, lands in prison for having oral sex with 5-year old girl - 2016-05-04
An Ilorin Magistrates' Court on Tuesday ordered a 28-year old man, Emmanuel Andrew, to be remanded at Federal Prison in Ilorin over alleged oral sex with a five-year old girl. Andrew of Amoyo area of Ilorin is facing a...

Saraki's Made-In-Nigeria Advocacy Gets A Boost In Abuja - 2017-02-27
The Made-In-Nigeria Campaign of the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, gathers traction, as retail industry group dedicates acreage to Made-In-Nigeria talents and products. The Abuja luxury retail landsca...

Kwara Plans 12,000 Jobs From Agric Project - 2012-02-12
No doubt, agriculture has been the major source of employment for thousands of Kwara indigenes in the past nine years. The dream of making agriculture the fulcrum of wealth creation in the state of Harmony be...

Unilorin: Sheikh Adam Al-Ilory International Conference Starts - 2012-08-24
An international conference themed "The Life and Works of Shaykh Adam Abdullahi Al-Ilory" started today, Friday, at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. The keynote addresses of the conference will be ...

OPINION: 50 years After Biafra; struggling with a growing ideology. By Femi Tunde Okunlola - 2017-06-01
The day broke and the skies cleared, but the typical bustle was missing in many parts of the Eastern parts of Nigeria. To a visitor; non conversant with happenings, it may have been rather alarming scene, however, th...

Belgore, ex-minister's EFCC trial about 2019 politics - Ajadi - 2017-05-08
Former People Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial aspirants, Senator Makanjuola Ajadi has condemned the ongoing trial of a fellow ex-governorship aspirant of the party in Kwara State, Dele Belgore (SAN) and former Minist...

Press Release: Issues before Gov. John Oyegun led APC mediation Committee. - 2014-01-01
CRISIS OF CONFIDENCE IN KWARA APC Following the announcement that the then G7 of the PDP had agreed to merge with the APC, then Chairman of the Kwara State Branch of the PDP Ishola Balogun-Fulani announced that...

Photo News: Solidarity visit to Gov Ahmed by National Youth Council of Nigeria - 2014-09-08
Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed (left) being decorated as Grand Patron of National Youth Council of Nigeria,(NYCN) Kwara State Chapter by the Ch...

Gov Ahmed Approves Release of N7.9m to Best KWASU Graduate - 2016-06-05
The Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has approved the release of a balance of N7.9m scholarship awarded to Mohammed Tukur, the 2013 best graduating student of Kwara State University (KWASU) for him to complet...

OPINION: 50 Years of Statehood: Kwara Has Every Reason to Celebrate. By By Abdulraman Salami - 2017-03-08
As the government and good people of Kwara State look forward, with gratitude to God, to the 50th anniversary of the creation of our state, those who delight in dragging the name of our state in the mud are already hard a...

We're Yet To Receive Second Tranche of Paris Club Refund - KWSG - 2017-03-25
The Kwara State Government says it is yet to receive a second tranche of the London-Paris club loans refund from the federal government. The State Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Demola Banu disclosed this on Friday...

Groups commend Kwara Governor for offsetting salary arrears - 2017-06-09
The Committee of Unions in Tertiary Institutions (CUTI) has commended Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, for offsetting salary arrears of tertiary institutions in the state. The union gave the commendation in ...

Appointment of new rector: Crisis brews in FEDPOFFA - 2016-03-31
Except a caution is applied in the appointment of a new rector for the Federal Polytechnic Offa (FEDPOFFA), Kwara State, the once peaceful campus may be thrown into chaos. This is as a result of the appointment of a su...

OPINION: The Metamorphoses of Ilorin From a Civil Servant Town to Modern City. By Abdullahi Olesin - 2014-05-12
Anyone either indigene or non indigene who is visiting Ilorin, the Kwara state capital for the first time in the last one decade will surely miss his ways unless he asks for directions. The reason for this is very sim...

Saraki, Abdulraheem feud and the Kwara PDP - 2013-06-27
Although the PDP in Kwara State has denied the existence of crisis within the party, the cold war between Senator Bukola Saraki and chairman of Federal Character Commission (FCC), Professor Shuaib Oba Abdulraheem, s...

OPINION - History can never be rewritten: Bolaji Abdullahi is a performer. By Ali Anifowoshe - 2014-08-03
Nicollo Machiavelli was right when he said that in politics, the end justifies the means - people will do anything as a result of political expediency. Therefore, as we approach 2015, we are aware that people will not ...

Kwara Roads: Ajibola Misrepresented Obas - Ahmed - 2015-03-23
The Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has advised the PDP gubernatorial candidate in Kwara State, Sen. Simeon Ajibola to stop misrepresenting traditional rulers in the state in a bid for votes. Reacting to...

N20bn Bond: APC backs Kwara Govt, urges Assembly to fast-track process. - 2015-12-27
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State has thrown its weight behind the Kwara State Government in the bid to obtain N20bn bond for infrastructural projects. In a statement issued in Ilorin by the State Pu...

KWSG does not owe salaries - Banu - 2017-04-26
Contrary to media reports, the Kwara State Government on Wednesday maintained that it has fully paid all categories of workers and pensioners at the state level. In a statement by the state commissioner for finance, A...

Security votes: Kwara, Plateau govts fault Obi's claims - 2017-05-07
The Kwara State Government has faulted the argument of a former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, who claimed that security votes are sources of waste in states. Obi had last week demanded that governo...

Opinion: How Not to Use New Media. By Rotimi Atere - 2014-04-26
The advent of democracy in Nigeria, and the accompanying freedom of expression has opened up the information superhighway. Unlike in the past, the nature of information dissemination is no longer restricted to the conve...

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