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2017-12-10
"How I escaped death"
A 200-level female student of the Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, Dorcas Oluwatimilehin Olanrewaju, has recounted her ordeal at the hands of ritualists and how she narrowly escaped death. In an audio o...
Unilorin to key into student-centred learning initiative
University of Ilorin (Unilorin) is set to key into the global educational trend of student-centred learning initiative, according to the Vice Chancellor Professor Sulyman Age Abdulkareem. Abdulkareem disclosed this w...
Misdiagnosis: We need more diagnostic centres across the country - Jetawo-Winters
The outwardly looking and often deserted expansive compound of Harmony Advanced Diagnostic Centre (HADC), situated along Asa Dam Road, Ilorin, Kwara State capital, actually belies the boisterous life-saving activities goi...
#EndSARS: Kwara residents lament extortion, harassment by police unit
The residents of Kwara state have expressed their resentment against the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) of Nigerian police force. This is not unconnected to the trending #EndSARS advocacy, demanding the scrapping ...
Kwara APC chieftain lauds monarch's 30 years' reign
Oba Yakubu Babalola, the Elesie of Esie in Kwara State, has been described as a reliable custodian, promoter and Ambassador of Esie culture and heritage within and outside the shores of Nigeria. A senatorial aspira...

2017-12-09
Kwara Assembly removes Health Insurance Agency from SSG Office
The Kwara State House of Assembly, has directed that the new state Community Health Insurance Agency, be moved from the office of Secretary to the State Government, to the supervision of the Ministry of Health, as stated ...
Kwara gets N2.9bn federal allocation for Nov.
The Kwara State Government has released its federal allocation figures for the month of November, 2017 ROYAL NEWS has gathered. In a statement issued on Friday, the State Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Demola Ban...
Samuel Adedoyin glitters At 82
It is still unlimited celebration in the household of billionaire businessman, Chief Samuel Adedoyin, who on Monday hit 82. The Chairman of Doyin Group of Companies didnít allow the special day to pass by without g...
7th year Remembrance Prayer holds in honor of late Alhaji Akanbi Oriokoh
The Seventh year remembrance prayer in honour of Late Alhaji Sulyman Okandeji Akanbi Oriokoh will come on the fourteenth of this month. The event will take place at the deceased Oriokoh residence, Ogele compound, Ilo...
...Kwara delegates making consultations
Delegates from Kwara State at today's PDP national convention have said they are yet to decide on who to support until exhaustive consultations are made by their leaders with other zones. A statement signed by a dele...
TOP-FLIGHT STAY IS KWARA UNITED'S TARGET - JOHN OBUH
The harmony Warriors handler says their immediate target is to ensure that they do not go into relegation at the end of the next season Maintaining Nigerian top-flight status is Kwara United's top target next season, acc...

2017-12-08
Kwara records 35 deaths from road crashes in 3rd quarter - NBS
No fewer than 35 people died in different road accidents in Kwara State between July and September, 2017, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has disclosed. The NBS on Tuesday released its Road Transport Data for...
JAAC: Kwara 16 LGs share N676,8m for Nov, SUBEB gets N900m
The 16 local government areas of Kwara State yesterday shared a total distributable amount of N676,852,916.01 million for the month of November allocation. While the kwara State Universal Education Board (SUBEB) teac...
Home Sports Kwara female footballer gets U-17 call-up
Yemisi Osanyijobi, a player of Sure Babes Football Club of Ilorin has been invited to the Nigeria U-17 women's camp, the Flamingoes. According to the Media Manager of the club, Toyin Saheed, the 15-year-old striker ...
After Elelu, who becomes next female CJ in Kwara?
Since Justice Raliat Onaolapo Elelu-Habeeb bowed out of active service in 2012 as the first substantive female Chief Judge and Chairman Judiciary Service Commission in Kwara State, another woman is yet to attain such nobl...
Restructuring will foster equality -Reps
The Chairman, House Committee on Banking and Currency, Federal House of Representative, Hon. Jones Onyereri, has canvassed restructuring of Nigeria, saying it will advance equal opportunity to societal resources for every...
FG has no intention to increase fuel pump price - Lai Mohammed
The Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday dispelled the rumour that the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) would be increased. He gave this explanation while addressing state house corres...
Kwara local govts get N2.1 billion loan to pay November salaries
Chairman of the 16 Local Government areas of Kwara state have agreed to obtain N2.1 billion loan from banks in order to pay November salaries and to meet other financial obligations due to late disbursement of monthly all...
Anchor borrowers: 'Kwara yet to receive N1bn loan'
The Kwara State Government has said it is yet to receive N1bn loan from the Central Bank of Nigeria meant to support the state's farmers producing rice, maize, soya beans, and cassava under the Anchor Borrowers Programme....
This convention'll be a metamorphosis for PDP - Prof Sulaiman
Professor Abubakar Sulaiman is a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the immediate past Minister of National planning. A vocal member of the PDP Ex-Ministers' Forum, the Professor of Political Science is r...
Suspected thugs, hoodlums invade FRCN, ldofian in Kwara
Scores of suspected political thugs and hoodlums, on Thursday, invaded the premises of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), ldofian in Kwara. The suspects swooped in on the premises of the station dur...
Concerns over unwanted pregnancy among pupils in Kwara
Some experts in healthcare delivery in Kwara State have expressed concern over the increasing rate of unwanted pregnancies and abortion among primary and secondary school pupils in Kwara State. Speaking during an e...
#EndSARS: Inspector General orders investigation into allegation of extortion against Kwara police spokesperson
The Inspector General of Police has ordered an investigation into an allegation of extortion against the public relations officer of the Kwara State Police Command, Ajayi Okesanmi, PREMIUM TIMES can reveal. Mr. Oke...
Olofa of Offa tasks NASFAT on urgent devt of Aseese Islamic centre
His Royal Highness, the Olofa of Offa, Oba Miftaudeen Gbadamosi Esuwoye II, has charged the leadership of Nasrul-Lahi-l-Fatih Society to consider the urgent development of its property at Aseese, along the Lagos Ibadan e...

2017-12-07
Kwara Assembly Wades into Kwara Poly Tuition Fee lmbroglio
The Kwara State House of Assembly has waded into the rift between the Management and Students of Kwara State Polytechnic Ilorin, over disputation about increase in the tuition fees, for the 2017/2018 academic year. S...
Gov Ahmed approves N82m for reconstruction of Alagbado Bridge
Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has approved the release of N82million for the reconstruction of the collapsed Alagbado Bridge in Ilorin East Local Government Area of the State. The news of the approval...
KWSG debunks sales of liaison house in Kaduna
The Kwara State Government, yesterday, denied the reports of putting its Kaduna liaison house up for sale. It was reported that a case recently came up between the Kwara State Government and its Kaduna counterpart on...
Kwara Hotel for renovation January
The Manager, Kwara Hotels Limited, Hajia Afusat Funmilayo Abubakar has disclosed that the comprehensive renovation of the Kwara Hotel will begin in January, 2018. Speaking during a chat with Pilot Business in her off...
Kwara LG Poll: PDP, others fail to file petition as 14-day ultimatum lapsed
The election tribunal panel constituted by the Kwara State Government for the local government election held 18th November, 2017, has not received any petition from any political party, Pilot Politics learnt last night....
FEC orders NNPC to end fuel scarcity before weekend ...as DPR warns Kwara marketers against hoarding
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday ordered the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Petroleum Ministry to ensure the current fuel scarcity in some parts of the country do not last beyond weeke...
Esie/Iludun 77 set reunites, Dec 12
The 1977 set of Esie/Iludun Grammar School will celebrate 40 years of graduation and reunion on Tuesday, December 12 2017. The event tagged; Celebrating 40 years of undying friendship will take place 12pm at Foluso H...
Kwara Ethnix spends N2m on diesel monthly - Manager
The Factory Manager, Kwara Ethnix Design, Alhaji Abdulkadri Alanamu has disclosed that the company expend over N2m on diesel monthly due to epileptic power supply. In an interview with Pilot Business recently in I...
Al-Hikmah lecturer orders 300L Law students to go on knees
The lecturer simply identified as Barr. Onikosi at the Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, on Monday morning ordered 300-level law students of the school out of his class to kneel down by the hallway....
Solar power connection excites Ogele community
The leadership of Ogele village in Ifelodun local government area of Kwara State was excited to receive the news that the community will as from the new week enjoy uninterrupted power supply. The news was unwrapped b...
REMEMBERING THE FOUNDING FATHERS OF EDUCATION IN OFFA. By Suraj Tunji Oyewale
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...
Assembly to legislate against ritual killings in Kwara
The Kwara House of Assembly is to pass a bill into law prohibiting ritual killings and exhumation of corpses in the state. The Speaker of the House, Dr Ali Ahmad, made this disclosure in Ilorin while receiving memb...
Fuel scarcity: Long queues of vehicles resurface in Ilorin
FUEL scarcity has crept into parts of Kwara State as many petroleum filling stations belonging to the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) in the Ilorin metropolis do not open for business on Wed...

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