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List of Newly Appointed Chairmen and Members of Kwara Boards - 2018-02-19
S/N Name of Board/Parastatal Names of member Designation Kwara State Pension Board Kayode Yusuf Chairman Mohammed A AbdulKadir Member Lamidi O. Alabi...

Saraki reacts to 'sacking' of civil servant who criticised him - 2017-07-28
The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has reacted to a media report which alleged that a civil servant in Kwara State was sacked from service for reportedly criticizing him on Facebook. The report on the social ...

APC Moro LG's Resolution - 2018-02-05
At the monthly meeting of APC Moro LGA stakeholders which was held at the residence of the Chairman of Moro Elders forum of APC Alh AbdulRaheem Adisa on Sunday 4th February 2018. Several issues as affects the devel...

OPINION: Saraki and the Battle for 2019. By Dele Momodu - 2015-06-14
Fellow Nigerians, please permit me to say right away that the ways of politicians are never that of ordinary mortals. Otherwise, we would not have found ourselves in the present peculiar mess which culminated in the vi...

Bill to review pension of Gov, Deputy passes second reading at Kwara Assembly - 2018-02-05
A bill seeking an amendment to the monthly payment of pension for Governor and Deputy Governor in Kwara last week passed second reading at the Kwara State House of Assembly. The bill, which is being sponsored by the ...

Kwara: PDP battles APC for senatorial control - 2015-01-29
In this write-up, SUCCESS NWOGU, takes a look at the fierce contest for the three senatorial seats in Kwara State The contest for the three senatorial seats in Kwara State has been characterised...

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...

INTERVIEW: My dad is unabashedly fashionable - Yahaya Haliru Dantoro - 2015-05-30
Weekly Trust: Could you describe your father away from public life? Yahaya Dantoro: His Royal Highness, Emir of Borgu... WT: (Cuts in) Do you call him his ...

Midnight fire destroys property in Ilorin - 2018-02-03
A midnight fire wiped off property worth millions of naira including a block of rooms around the Odoota area of Ilorin metropolis, Kwara State on Thursday night. Saturday Tribune gathered that the affected bui...

NEW YEAR ATTACK ON MUSLIM & CHRISTIAN WORSHIPERS IN ILORIN: A CALL FOR CAUTION - 2018-01-04
Reports of midnight attacks on Muslim and Christian worshippers in Ilorin, the Kwara State has been in the public domain in the last few days. While the Muslims, the Kwara State Police Command and general publi...

'Jelili' Has Opened Doors for Me - Femi Adebayo - 2013-02-03
He is an actor that sees his trade as a calling. The handsome son of veteran actor, Adebayo Salami famous for the name Oga Bello has proven that he is not just a chip of the whole block but one who is in the movie maki...

OPINION: Rafiu Ibrahim: A Politician with midas touch. By Ahmed 'Lateef - 2016-10-16
The sojourn of Senator Rafiu Adebayo Ibrahim both in public and private life, but most importantly, the last few years of his stint in politics, adorned with accolades as expected of a true democrat and representative of ...

Offa kingdom honours President Mahama - 2015-10-27
The Offa Kingdom of the Kwara State of Nigeria has conferred an honorary chieftaincy title on President John Dramani Mahama at a ceremony at the palace of the Olofa of Offa. The title, AARE ATOLASE OF OFFA KI...

Sympathisers Besiege Saraki's Residence In Ilorin - 2012-11-15
Sympathisers on Wednesday in Ilorin besieged the GRA residence of the late Dr Olusola Saraki to mourn his demise, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The elder statesman died in the early hours of Wednes...

KWASU becomes 1st Nig University to offer Aeronautical Engineering - 2017-02-28
The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the take-off of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering Degree programme at the Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete. With this approval, KWASU has becom...

No plan to return to PDP, says Kwara Gov. - 2018-01-30
Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has debunked claims in certain quarters that he is planning to return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which he left with some other chieftains of the party prior the 20...

Toyin Saraki Congratulates Kwara Attorney General On Being Elevated To SAN - 2017-07-08
The Wife of the Senate President and former first lady of Kwara State, Her Excellency Mrs. Toyin Ojora Saraki has congratulated the Attorney General of Kwara State, Barrister Kamaldeen Ajibade who was just elevated to Sen...

‘After spending thousands of dollars to study medicine abroad, we are barred from practising in Nigeria' - 2018-02-04
Some Nigerians who studied medicine and dentistry abroad and returned home to practice say they have been left in a lurch: 473 of the 689 'baby doctors', representing the November 2017 batch, say they cannot operate becau...

Farm begins commercial frozen chicken processing - 2010-06-20
Poultry and animal protein processing have emerged in Kwara as the next phase of the commercial agriculture initiative of the state. Investigations by the Sunday Champion at the Shongai farm site revealed that New Nigeria...

Saraki Receives New APC Members in Kwara - 2016-10-18
The Saraki political dynasty grows more bigger in Kwara as members of the People Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State keep decamping to Kwara APC. It was a thunderous occasion in Ilemona on 17th October, 2016 as the...

Photo News: The Sarakis' Wedding in Lagos - 2017-10-30
Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki's Daughter, Tosin Saraki, got married to Olatunde Olukoya on Saturday, in Lagos. ...

Where does Ilorin really belong? ... As Ilorin elders brainstorm - 2014-03-09
If what resonated at the Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union (IEDPU) secretariat on 8th of March concerning its position on the national conference were anything to go by, it is no moot point to say that the Ilor...

APC must address pervasive hunger, says social entrepreneur - 2017-11-20
A renowned Social Entrepreneur, Alhaji Yakubu Layi Gobir, has decried the level of hunger ravaging the country as a whole and Kwara State in particular, warning that the situation must not be allowed to continue. A...

Lawal appoints Father Magaji Are - 2002-11-10
The Kwara State government has announced the appointment of the father of Governor Mohammed Lawal, Alhaji Busari Alabi Alausa as the 11th Magaji Are of Ilorin. A statement signed by the Commissioner for Local Govern...

Opinion: Of bread, cinema, photos and Ilorin reminiscences. By Is'haq Modibbo Kawu - 2015-09-17
I HAVE spent the weekend in Ilorin, after a week's visit to Maiduguri. And that included my birthday, September 5th, which meant that, for the umpteenth time, I was away from my family, on the eve of my children's retu...

Kwara AG, Ajibade, 2 others shortlisted for SAN - 2017-05-19
The Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Kwara State, Barr. Kamaldeen Ajibade, Prof. Muhammed Mustapha Akanbi and Prof. Rasheed Jimoh Ijaodola are the three Kwarans to have been shortlisted for admission into ...

Deputy Speaker, Siblings Fingered In Kwara Violence - 2016-07-12
Traditional ruler and leaders Jebba community in Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State are accusing the Deputy Speaker of Kwara State House of Assembly, Hon. Matthew Okedare and two of his siblings of being behind ...

Photo News: Owode Market Fire - 2015-05-16
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IPMAN strike worsens fuel scarcity in Kwara - 2018-02-02
The lingering fuel crisis took a turn for the worse in Kwara State yesterday as members of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) in the state enforced a close down of all their stations still ...

OPINION: Unveiling UNILORIN's VC-designate. By Kunle Akogun - 2017-09-24
IN the run-up to the August 28, 2017 appointment of a new Vice-Chancellor, members of the University of Ilorin community waited with bated breath and palpable anxiety as news filtered through the campus that the Governing...

Opinion: Still on Prof. Shuaib Oba Abdulraheem - 2013-05-14
By Mohammed Agboola Tahiru In the last couple of weeks or thereabout, quite a number of articles and commentaries in honour of Prof. Shuaibu Oba Abdulraheem dominated the social media network especially Ilorin...

OPINION: Let's Celebrate Our Teachers. By Abdulrafiu Abdulrahman - 2016-10-05
I use this singular opportunity to call on Kwara State House of Assembly and other sectors to celebrate the teachers worldwide. No doubt, we wouldn't have been here deliberating on the issues that has and/ or suppose...

Kwara Poly Rector wants more funds for students on SIWES - 2016-08-02
The Rector of Kwara state Polytechnic Ilorin, Alhaji Mas'ud Elelu has canvassed more emoluments for students undergoing Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) towards making the scheme serve the purpose it w...

OPINION: At 90, the old lion purrs! (Tribute to Prof Oyawoye, Father of Geology). By Abdulrazaq Magaji - 2017-08-05
Saturday, August 12, 2017. A large crowd will descend on Offa, headquarters of Offa Local Government Area in Kwara state to commemorate the birthday of the community's most illustrious son and best k...

Emir of Borgu, Alhaji Haliru Dantoro, is Dead - 2015-10-30
Emir of Borgu in Niger State,Alhaji Haliru Dantoro Kitoro III [Mai Borgu]is dead. Details later! ...

Youth scramble for Peace Corps jobs in Kwara - 2016-12-12
The growing scarcity of jobs for employable but unemployed army of youth has forced many Nigerians to opt for available opportunity at their disposal. In this report, AHMED 'LATEEF visited Kwara State command Headquarters...

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...

OGS gets Solar Power Lighting Courtesy of OGS Old Student Association UK - 2016-09-05
By the grace of God and the efforts of some Old Students of Offa Grammar School, Offa in the United Kingdom (OGSOSA UK) with support of sponsors and well wishers solar powered lighting was installed in the school. This is...

Kwara: Sly contractors, beautiful classrooms and nonchalant teachers - 2013-07-06
Rehabilitation of schools by any government or stakeholder are always targeted at creating conducive and peaceful learning environment for pupils and sustenance of solid structural foundation. Rehabilitation ...

Friends and associates remember, eulogise Tunde Idiagbon - 2012-05-02
CLOSE associates of former Chief of Staff, Supreme Headquarters, Gen. Babatunde Idiagbon, who died 13 years ago at the age of 56, on Monday described him as a quintessential leader, who could have instilled disci...

My relationship with Buhari cordial, says Saraki - 2017-05-31
The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki said on Tuesday that his relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari remained cordial, despite false claims in some social media. He made this known when the National ...

KWASU PRESS RELEASE: RE: Panic as Mysterious Deaths Hit KWASU - 2016-11-04
Our attention has been drawn to a newspaper report, with a major headline “Panic as mysterious deaths hit KWASU.” The report, published by an Ilorin-based medium, National Pilot Newspaper, is not only ...

Kwara ex-LG officials Get N100m Severance - 2017-08-03
The Kwara State Joint Accounts Allocation Committee (JAAC) has announced the release of N100million for the payment of severance packages of ex-political office holders across the 16 local government areas of the State. ...

Share/Tsaragi: Kwara govt advocates permanent demarcation - 2016-12-09
The Kwara State Government has stressed the need for permanent demarcation of disputed areas to stem crisis relating to land in the State and in the Country. The State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed made the cal...

Balogun Fulani dies at 76... Gov Ahmed, Ali, Baraje mourn; Emir, SSG, others pay last respect - 2016-08-17
The death has occurred of the Balogun Fulani of Ilorin, Alhaji Mahmmud Durosinlohun Atiku. He died in early hours of yesterday at the University of Teaching Hospital after a brief illness at the age 76. The deceased has...

Inside Ilorin's colony for the blind - 2014-11-01
For decades, the colony for the blind popularly known as Koro Afoju in Ilorin, Kwara State has been in existence, becoming a major community over the years, providing shelter for many. Weekly Trust visited. I...

Miner urges FG to reconsider 13% derivation benefits to states, LG's with mineral resources - 2017-11-27
A Mining Engineer, AbdulRahman Sikiru Ottan has called on the Federal Government to reconsider the thirteen percent derivation benefits given to state and local governments where mining potentials are discovered. Eng...

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