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'My waist beads saved me from rape in Lebanon' - 2020-01-18
"When I bought my waist-beads some two years ago, I did so because of fashion. But do you know that the beads eventually saved me from the hands of those who lured me to the far Lebanon for slavery related endeavours?" ...

EFCC arrests six wanted Internet fraudsters in Ilorin - 2020-01-18
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ilorin Zonal Office, has arrested six persons in connection with their alleged involvement in Internet fraud and other fraud-related crimes. A statement by Head of M...

Kwara: Ahmed's administration owed teachers seven months salaries - Unions - 2020-01-17
Committee of Unions in Tertiary Institutions (CUTI), an amalgam of teachers in Kwara State Colleges of Education, has faulted the claim of former Governor Abdulfatahi Ahmed that his administration did not owe any worker...

Ahmed denies owing Kwara civil servants - 2020-01-17
Kwara state governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed. Former Governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has maintained that his administration fully paid civil servants employed by the State Civil Service Commission before his ...

Dr Oniyangi's death, end of an era, says Kwara Gov - 2020-01-16
Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has described the death of Dr AbdulKadir Oniyangi as the end of an era, saying the contributions of the frontline medical doctor to the development of Kwara State are well doc...

Kwara government to secure tertiary institutions' lands - 2020-01-15
Kwara Government says it will secure the boundaries of all its tertiary institutions to prevent any encroachment on their properties. Hajia Sa'adat Kawu, the state Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Science an...

EFCC arraigns ex-Kwara scholarship board chair, others for fraud - 2020-01-16
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday arraigned the immediate past Chairperson of the Kwara State Scholarship Board,  Hajia Fatimah Yusuf, and two others over alleged involvement in bursary fraud in ...

Kwara bans preaching in public schools - 2020-01-15
The Kwara state government says no religious organisation is permitted to preach or conduct other spiritual activities in public schools across the state. Bisola Ahmed, the state commissioner for education an...

Court summons Kwara police commissioner over Ile Arugbo demolition - 2020-01-16
A High Court sitting in Ilorin on Wednesday ordered the Kwara State Commissioner of Police to appear in court over the demolition of Ile Arugbo. Justice Abiodun Adebara also advised all parties in the Ile Arugb...

Kwara govt clears reclaimed civil service clinic land - 2020-01-02
The Kwara State Government early today began the physical reclamation of the plot of land bordering the civil service clinic in Ilorin. The reclamation exercise began in the early hours of Thursday to avoid any ne...

Police parade suspects in Kwara - 2020-01-16
Kwara State Police Command on Wednesday paraded 18 suspected criminals, including a kidnapper, a murderer and land grabbers in Ilorin. Commissioner Kayode Egbetokun said that the suspected kidnapper, Adamu Alhaji Baw...

Photos: KWSG Demolishes Ile Arugbo - 2020-01-02
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38-year-old man's corpse recovered from Kwara river - 2019-12-23
Men of the Kwara State Fire Service, on Sunday, recovered the corpse of a 38-year-old man from the Asa River in Ilorin. The corpse was recovered around the Obbo Road end of the river, off the Wahab Folawiyo ...

AbdulRazaq: My deputy staying in a rented apartment because Abdulfatah Ahmed sold his house - 2020-01-14
Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq, governor of Kwara state, says the government of Abdufatah Ahmed, his predecessor, sold 110 government properties, including the house meant for the deputy governor. The governor said ...

Ex-Governor Ahmed: I sold Kwara govt properties legally - 2020-01-14
Former Governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has refuted claims that his administration sold 110 government properties to friends and cronies. In a statement issued by his media aide, Muyideen Akorede, he r...

ABDULRAZAQ MEETS BUHARI, SEEKS SUPPORT FOR KWARA DEVT - 2020-01-13
*President commends Gov for his giant strides. Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Monday briefed President Muhammadu Buhari about some developmental challenges he inherited in the north central stat...

Agent denies trafficking Nigerian lady to Lebanon, as she lands in Ilorin - 2020-01-14
A Nigerian travel agent involved in the alleged trafficking of a Nigerian lady to Lebanon, has debunked the narrative pushed out by the lady who has been assisted to return to Nigeria. The agent, Mr Sanusi Adet...

Unilorin MPH students renovate reptile- infested health centres in Kwara - 2020-01-12
The Master of Public Health (MPH) students, University of Ilorin have renovated health centres in some communities in Kwara State, including dilapidated structures infested with snakes and reptiles. The MPH ...

Border closure not to obstruct legal businesses - Customs - 2020-01-12
Mr Mohammed Garba, the newly appointed Coordinator for the Joint Border Operations Drill, North central Zone, Ilorin, Kwara, says Federal Government policy on temporary border closure is not designed to witchhunt or obs...

NSCDC arrests Lebanese, two others over Kwara-based lady trafficked to Lebanon - 2020-01-11
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has arrested three suspects in connection with the trafficking of a Kwara-based lady, Omolola Ajayi, to Lebanon. The lady pleaded for help to regain freedom in a vide...

179 law school students, new lawyers get Kwara scholarship - 2020-01-12
One hundred and seventy nine law students and new lawyers of Kwara State origin have been paid N100, 000 scholarship each after online application processes and verification that lasted for weeks. According to th...

Kwara govt reacts to video showing trafficked indigene in Lebanon - 2020-01-11
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq of Kwara State has condemned the rising trend of human trafficking in the country and vowed to deal with anyone caught in the state according to the dictates of the law. Abdulraza...

Kwara LG vice chairmen, councillors also deserve suspension -ALGON - 2019-12-27
The Kwara chapter of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria has justified the inclusion of vice chairmen and councillors in the suspension of local government councils by Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq. ...

Bukola Saraki Reacts to Demolition of Ile Arugbo - 2020-01-03
Former Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said justice will prevail on the demolition of ‘Ile Arugbo’ in Ilorin, Kwara State. The property, 'Ile Arugbo' which translates as ‘old people’s home', was...

Groups condemn Arewa youths over comments on Saraki's land revocation - 2020-01-04
Groups known as Reformist Progressives Forum (RPF) and Gamji Members Association of Nigeria (GMAN) have condemned the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) over its comments on the Kwara State Government’s revo...

New Year: Ahmed prays for peace, prosperity in Kwara - 2020-01-02
Former Governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, has urged Kwarans to pray and strive for peace, unity and prosperity in the state and indeed the country. In his new year message, Ahmed thanked Allah for making...

THE COGNOMEN OF "IJAKADI L'ORO OFFA" AND BENEVOLENCE HISTORY OF OFFA PEOPLE. By Alabidun, Shuaib Abdulrahman - 2017-12-27
Offa is an ancient town and Headquarters of Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State, Nigeria. By landmass, it is the second largest town in the state, after Ilorin, the state capital that takes first. It is also the tra...

Ile-Arugbo: Beyond the Politics of the Saraki-AbdulRazaq Feuds in Kwara, By Yushau A. Shuaib - 2020-01-11
Kwara State should not be turned into a battlefield through heightened tension, like a state in Nigeria where due to a slight misunderstanding, the leader of a religious sect was shot and arrested, his properties dest...

OPINION: Which Oloye was Bukola Saraki talking about? By Ahmed Baba - 2019-12-31
Barely 24 hours after Kwara State Government announced its plan to build a new secretariat on the land currently housing the Ile Arugbo in Ilorin, the scion of the Saraki family, Bukola, came out threatening fire and b...

FG, states, LGs share N635.826bn allocation for November - 2019-12-20
The Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) has approved the sum of N635.826 billion for sharing to three tires of government for the month of November. The amount was less than N702.058 billion dist...

Police not involved in demolition exercise - Kwara Police - 2020-01-04
The Kwara State Police Command has absolved itself of complicity in the Thursday demolition of structures on parts of the Ilofa Road, GRA land of the late Dr Olusola Saraki earlier revoked by the state government....

BUA Targets 200,000 Tonnes of Refined Sugar in Kwara - 2019-11-27
The Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, BUA Group of Companies, Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu has hinted that the planned sugar plantation and refinery in Lafiaji, in Edu local government council area of Kwara state is capable ...

Ile-Arugbo: More stakeholders condemn Kwara govt - 2020-01-05
COALITION of Saraki Advocates (COSA), Youth for Steady Progress and Development of Kwara South, G70 and Concern Kwara Youth Group all condemned the demolition of Saraki’s family property by the Kwara State government. ...

Water supply resumes as Kwara fixes Geri Alimi Underpass - 2019-12-08
Residents of Ilorin metropolis will on Monday start getting water supply into their various homes following the repair of the Geri Alimi underpass that collapsed as a result of a damage pipe along the area. ...

OPINION: Isiaka Abdulrazaq: National recognition, community spirit. By Is'haq Modibbo Kawu - 2015-08-20
WHEN the new Group Managing Director (GMD) of the NNPC, Emmanuel Kachikwu began the immediate restructuring of the behemoth, one of the new Executive Directors appointed to help p...

List of Board Appointments - 2016-12-30
1. KWARA STATE POLYTECHNIC 1.Alh. Salihu Alhaji Musa Edu Chairman 2.Dr. Lawal AbdulMumin Abubakar Asa Member 3.Alh. Agboola Ibrahim Ilorin S...

Gov. Abdulrazaq's Budget 2020 Speech - 2019-12-18
THE FULL BUDGET SPEECH FOR THE 2020 FINANCIAL YEAR, DELIVERED TO THE KWARA STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY BY HIS EXCELLENCY, ABDULRAHMAN ABDULRAZAQ, THE GOVERNOR OF KWARA STATE, ON WEDNESDAY, 18TH DECEMBER, 2019 PROTOCOLS...

Will Gbemi Saraki Take Another Shot At Matrimony? - 2015-08-10
Senator Gbemisola Saraki, daughter of the late strongman of Kwara politics, Dr. Olusola Saraki, and younger sister of the new Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, is beauty personified. She is one of the few women whos...

Kwara Gov presents N162bn budget of 'reconstruction'. Education, enterprise, health, roads top agenda - 2019-12-18
Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Wednesday presented the 2020 budget estimates to the State House of Assembly, with provisions for critical infrastructure and human capital development taking the larger c...

Saraki has no title on revoked property, Kwara insists - 2020-01-06
The Chairman, Committee on the Review of Kwara State Government Properties from 1999 to 2019, Senator Suleiman Ajadi, said on Sunday that the controversy over the reclamation of the land bordering the civil service cli...

Abdulrazaq lists priorities as cabinet retreat ends - 2019-12-08
The Kwara State APC governorship candidate, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has spelt out the priorities of his administration to include investments in education, infrastructure, hea...

Ile Arugbo: Saraki family secures injunction - 2020-01-07
Family of the late Dr Olusola Saraki on Monday said it has secured court injunction from the Kwara state High Court restraining the state government from taking further action on the controversial land on which the dem...

Governor Abdulrazaq's Style of Governance that Endears Him to Kwarans. By Hammed Shittu - 2020-01-05
Since the assumption of office as the sixth elected governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has shown impressive skills of a prudent manager of scarce resources in its day-to-day efforts towards running ...

Picture News: Fire Incident at Kwara Poly - 2013-01-16
The Directorate of Student Services (DSS) of Kwara State Polytechnic burnt by an over-night fire. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. ...

Don't join bad gangs - Kwara Deputy Governor Alabi tells Awoniyi - 2019-12-31
Kwara state Deputy Governor Mr Kayode Alabi has advised Nigeria international Taiwo Awoniyi not to join bad gangs for his career to last in football. Mr Alabi stated this on Monday, December 30, when Awoniyi and hi...

9 years after Sheikh Muhammad Kamalud-deen's death, Ilorin people count their loss - 2014-12-19
Ilorin Emirate, Kwara State and the entire Muslim world, exactly nine years ago, lost to the cold hands of death, a revered and widely respected Islamic scholar, Sheikh Muhammad Habeebullahi Kamalud-deen Al-Adabiy. ...

Kwara community confers awards on 30 citizens - 2020-01-08
No fewer than 30 distinguished personalities were on Tuesday honoured with chieftaincy titles and merit awards by Erinmope community in Oke-Ero Local Government Area of Kwara. The awardees received their paraphe...

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