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2017-10-19
Kwara Speaker expresses grief over Saidu Isa's death
Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Dr. Ali Ahmad has expressed his grief and condolence to the staff and management of Abubakar Sola Saraki University, Malete over the loss of its Chairman, Governing Counc...
Gov Ahmed expresses shock over Saidu Isa's Death
Kwara state Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed, has described the death of a Former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and one time Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Saidu Isa as a big loss to the state and...
KWASU Governing Council Chairman is Dead
The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman Governing Council of Kwara State University, Malate, Alhaji Saidu Isa is dead. Below is a press release from the University announcing his death The Governing Council, Senate and Manag...
KWSG endorses 2017 SWAN media games
The Kwara State Government today endorsed the 2017 edition of Media Games organised by the Kwara State Council of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN). The State Commissioner for Sports and Youth Developm...
Kwara athletes win 3 gold in North Zonal Darts championship
Kwara State Athletes has won three gold medals in the just concluded second Edition of North Zonal Darts championship held in Gusau, the Zamfara State to boost their standing in the Northern region. The state represe...
5,000 Kwarans benefit First Heritage Microfinance loan - MD
No fewer than 5,000 customers have benefited several loan packages from First Heritage Microfinance Bank. The Managing Director of the bank, Pastor Enoch Ajibola made the disclosure on Monday while speaking on the ...
Vaccine Scare: Need for intensified sensitation in Kwara. By Joke Adeniyi-Jackson
These are not the best of times to live in Nigeria and be a Nigerian. The excruciating economic situation has rendered many financially impotent and the level of insecurity is at its all time high. Life and living has...
Kwara civil servants charged on efficient services
The Kwara State Head of Service (HoS), Mrs. Susan Modupe Oluwole has charged civil servants in the state to always deliver efficient services and to adhere strictly to rules and regulations of the service. This was m...
KWSG, National Pilot, others endorse 2017 SWAN Games
The Kwara State Government and media outfits in the state have endorsed the 2017 edition of Media Games organized by the Kwara State Council of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN). The state Commissioner...
SP Unity Cup: Organiser renames tourney Nat'l Unity Cup
...as competition kicks off December 11 The organiser of the long awaited Senate President Unity Cup soccer championship has retagged the competition's name as National Unity Cup. Pilot Sports also garnered the ...
Ongoing vaccination to prevent Yellow Fever - Kwara Govt
The Kwara Government sys the ongoing Reactive Vaccination in Ifelodun Local Government Area and other neighbouring communities is to prevent the spread of Yellow Fever. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Atolagb...
11 political parties to participate in Kwara LG polls - KWASIEC
The Kwara State Independent Electoral Commission said on Wednesday that only 11 out of the 45 registered political parties in Nigeria had signified interest in the November 18 local government poll in the state. Al...
Kwara govt responds to rumors of army killer vaccination; calls for calm
The Kwara state government has denied rumors that soldiers of the Nigerian army were injecting school children with killer vaccines. Amusa Bello, special adviser on security to the governor, urged parents not to pa...

2017-10-18
Farewell my father, Alhaji Ahmed! By AHMED 'LATEEF
In this life, the inevitability of death is a stark reality that one has to wittingly or unwittingly imbibe. Without any equivocation, one day, the finality will descend on every mortal preparatory for account of stewards...
WHO Supports the Immunization of 874 000 People Against Yellow Fever in Nigeria
The Government of Nigeria has launched a campaign to immunize 873 837 people against yellow fever in the states of Kwara and Kogi. The ten-day campaign began on Friday, 13 October 2017, and mobilizes more than 200 ...
Librarian wants e-library resuscitated in Kwara
Mr Yisa Eleshinnla, a Librarian in the Kwara State Library, has urged the State Government to restore the electronic library (e-library) in the library. Eleshinnla told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin on T...
Police redeploy officers for allegedly 'selling detained suspects'
The Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Lawan Ado, on Monday said the command had redeployed policemen at the Adewole Police Division in Ilorin, over an allegation against them. He said some residents had alleg...
Why I called for international conference on Northeast - Saraki
The President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday said he called for an international conference on the Northeast and the Boko Haram so as to raise funds for rehabilitation of the region. Saraki, who state...
Kwara Assembly Charges Offa/ Erin - Ile on Peaceful Co- Existence
The Kwara State House of Assembly has commended the state government, stakeholders and Traditional Rulers of Offa and Erin-Ile Communities for quick intervention in ensuring amicable resolution of the recent incident in t...
Kwara LG polls: PDP loses in court
A Kwara state High Court Tuesday trashed a suit filed by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to stop the conduct of the November 18th local government elections in the state. PDP had through its lead counsel, Salman...
Kwara command detains SARS men for alleged sexual harassment
The Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Lawan Ado, says the four police officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad accused of sexually harassing a lady, Kachi Zion, along the Pipeline area of Ilorin, have been detaine...

2017-10-17
Wahab Abayawo Receives Nigerian Students Award, Dedicates To Saraki, Ahmed
The Students of the Kwara State School of Nursing, Ilorin, yesterday 16th October, 2017 presented an award of excellence to the Acting Chairman Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board (Kwara SUBEB), Alhaji Wahab Bolak...
Kwara Lawmaker spends N3m on school fees, uniforms of 150 indigent students
The House Leader, Kwara State House of Assembly, Hon. Hassan Oyeleke, on Monday paid the school fees and donated uniforms worth N3 million to 150 indigent Secondary School Students in Offa Local government area of the sta...
UNILORIN Best graduating engineering student dies 4UNILORIN Best graduating Electrical engineering student dies 4 days to her convocation
NAIJ.com gathered that one of the best graduating students of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), identified as Taofeeqah Oloriegbe, died four days to her convocation. According to reports, late Taofeeqah was in ...
Unilorin: Gov. Ahmed Congratulates New VC
The Kwara State Governor, Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmed, has congratulated the Vice-Chancellor, University of Ilorin, Prof. Sulyman Age Abdulkareem, over his appointment and assumption of duty as the new helmsman of the institutio...

2017-10-16
No chance of reducing UTME fee - JAMB Registrar
The Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof Is-haq Oloyede said the board may not review downward the fee for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in 2018. Oloyede stated this...
Ilorin COEASU goes spiritual over unpaid salaries
After several futile efforts, members of College of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU), Ilorin, may have resorted to spiritual help in order to ensure their outstanding salaries are paid by the Kwara State Government...
Ex-Kwara assembly candidate dumps PDP for Saraki
A former House of Assembly candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2015 general elections in the state, Akeem Dare has dumped the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC). Dare who was received ...
Kwara, others may get 3rd tranche of Paris Club refund, this week ...as Ahmed, govs meet Buhari, tomorrow
The last tranche of the Paris Club loan refund may hit Kwara and other states this week as governors of the 36 states of the country have been scheduled to meet President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Tuesday, over the iss...
KWHA Leader awards scholarship to 150, today
House Leader, Kwara State House of Assembly, Hon Hassan Oyeleke will today offer scholarship to 150 indigent pupils of his constituency 9am at Ludlow Hall, Offa Grammar School, Offa. According to a statement made ava...
Kwara LP urges Omotosho to strengthen ties with labour unions
The Kwara State chapter of Labour Party (LP) has urged its newly elected national chairman, Dr Mike Omotosho to commence the process of strengthening relationship with labour unions and its affiliates across the country t...
Yellow Fever: Kwara vaccinates 200,000 in 3 days
The Kwara State Commissioner for Health, Alhaji Sulaiman Atolagbe Alege has said that not less than 200,000 people have been vaccinated within three days of the ongoing yellow fever reactive vaccination in the state. ...
Smuggler/Customs Clash: Kwara Police denies involvement of officer ...Investigation ongoing - NCS
The Kwara State Police command has denied involvement of a police officer simply identified as Awodi in the recent clash between smugglers and men of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in Ilorin, penultimate Tuesday. ...
Critics helped me to lead Kwara Utd to promotion - Oladimeji Thompson
Kwara United Football Club under the tutelage of Prince Oladimeji Thompson as the President of the club gained promotion to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) at the just concluded Nigeria National League (NN...
No single case of suspected MonkeyPox disease in Kwara says govt
The Kwara State Government has declared that there is no single case of suspected monkeypox disease in the state. The government, however, said it has put in place all necessary and precautionary measures to prevent ...
Fed Govt charged to embark on massive investment in power generation
An indigenous engineer who is also a gas and oil consultant, Engineer Yusuf Aliyu has challenged the Federal Government to consistently embark on massive investment in power generation for some years as a way out of the...
'No monkey pox in Kwara'
The Kwara State government has denied reports of the outbreak of monkey pox. Acting Director of Public Health in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Oluwatosin Fakayode, said the government took precautions to prevent the ...
Menace of tankers on Ilorin/ Zaria Road. By Adeyemi Ahmed
I travelled from Ilorin, Kwara State to Zaria, Kaduna State, last week. It was a 14-hour journey. The road was fairly good until we got to the River Niger bridge. But before we got to the Niger bridge, I saw a seemingly u...

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