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Kwara: 10 new Perm Secs Appointed - 2020-05-14
Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has approved the appointment of 10 new permanent secretaries (PS) to head various ministries, departments, and agencies of the government — barely two weeks after a crop of eigh...

Move Moro out of Ilorin Emirate, group begs Kwara govt - 2020-05-17
Elders of Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State have asked to quit the Ilorin Emirate Council. Reacting to a statement attributed to the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, in which he alleged...

Kwara FCC Nominee is Dead - 2020-05-19
Mr. James Kolo is dead. He died after a brief illness. He was recently nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari as a commissioner of the Federal Character Commission. Kolo, who is an indigene of Patigi, Kwara State, rec...

Kwara CAN: Govt didn't carry us along - 2020-05-25
Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Kwara state on Sunday said the state government did not carry stakeholders along before closure of worship centres in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic. CAN added that in spite of ...

Kwara elders call for upgrade of traditional rulers of Jebba, Shao - 2020-05-15
Community elders in Moro local government area of Kwara state have called on the state government to immediately restore the Oba of Jebba and Ohoro of Shao to their pre-1984 status. The elders, under the umbrel...

FAAC: Kwara gets N3.1b for May 2020 - 2020-05-18
The Kwara State Government has received N3,163,836,769:46 (net) as the state’s Federal Allocation for May , 2020. The allocation to the state government is lower by 304,379,840:55 compared with the receip...

Kwara fish farmers acquire market to boost sales - 2020-05-08
The leadership of Kwara Fish Farmers Association (KWAFFA), has acquired a space for fish market in Ilorin. Its acting Chairman, Malam Sulyman Buhari, disclosed this in a statement in Ilorin. Buhar...

MOTEST inaugurates board members of KWASU, Kwara State Polytechnic and IVTEC - 2020-05-09
Hon. Commisioner, MOTEST, Hajiya Sa'adatu Modibbo Kawu congratulated the council members, and charged them to ensure best practices and standards that will make Kwara state a model, for the management and administrati...

May Day: NLC demands implementation of N30,000 minimum wage in Kwara - 2020-05-01
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has appealed to the Kwara Government to ensure immediate and full implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage to its workers. The union said the implementation must be done in the fac...

Gambari: What Nigerians should expect from me as Buhari's Chief of Staff - 2020-05-13
The new Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Ibrahim Agboola Gambari, has spoken on his appointment. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr Gambari's appointment was confirmed at Wednesday's Federal Executive Co...

Lest I Forget: History And Gambari - 2020-05-13
In this discourse, Badejo Nurudeen, a public affairs analyst, offers kudos and knocks in a critical review of the recently published memoirs of Ambassador Oladapo Fafowora, Lest I forget: Memoirs of a Nigerian Career Di...

NBC Imposes Fines on Three Radio Stations in Ondo, Kwara - 2020-05-28
The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has imposed fines on three stations over broadcast of invariable content on COVID-19 and has also sanctioned 28 others for other violations against the Nigeria Broadcasting Cod...

COVID-19: Perm Sec Suspended Over Evacuation - 2020-05-14
Kwara State Technical Committee on COVID-19 pandemic has asked the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health Dr Ayinla Abubakar to proceed on indefinite suspension. The decision followed the mishandling of the...

Two dead, others injured in Ogbomosho-Ilorin road accident - 2020-05-09
Two persons died while three others sustained injuries in an accident, which occurred at Apake on the old Ogbomoso-Ilorin road on Friday. Confirming the accident, the Oyo State FRSC Sector Commander, Chukwurah U...

NSCDC arrests 60 lockdown violators in Kwara - 2020-05-06
The Kwara Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested 60 persons for allegedly violating the COVID-19 lockdown order in the state. The Public Relations Officer of NSCDC in th...

How Afonja (Yorubas) lost the Ilorin throne - Vanguard Newspaper - 2000-10-22
THE rivalry between the Fulani and Afonja descendants over the throne of Ilorin is rooted in history. While the Fulani rest the case of their claim to the kingship of the ancient town on the fact that the mona...

Re: Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed: Before lies become truth - 2020-05-26
On July 10, 2019, we read the below across various social media platforms. How does that agree with the claim in the article by the former CPS Mr Wahab Oba that the Ahmed administration #completed the new secretariat co...

Kwara records 3 new cases of COVID-19 - 2020-05-15
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed three more positive cases of COVID-19 in Kwara. The NCDC on its verified website stated that this brings the total number of confirmed cases to 56, with...

PDP member-elect blocks Kwara Assembly entrance, seeks inauguration - 2020-05-28
A mild drama occurred at the gate of the Kwara State House of Assembly on Wednesday as the only Peoples Democratic Party member-elect, Abdulraheem Agboola, barricaded entrance of the assembly complex. The PUN...

Kwara reconnects twelve border communities to national grid - 2020-05-11
L The Kwara Government has begun the reconnection of more than 12 border communities to the national grid, five years after vandals carted away cables providing electricity to the area. Alhaji Aliyu Kora-Sabi, the...

COVID-19: FRSC arrests 396 vehicles for violating social distancing - 2020-05-12
The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has arrested a total of 396 vehicles conveying over 2,422 passengers in indiscriminate violation of Presidential directives on physical distancing in vehicles. The arrests w...

Mother of Kwara governor clocks 90 Tuesday - 2020-05-23
Mother of the Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, Alhaja Raliat Amope AbdulRazaq, will turn 90 years on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. She was born in Aba, Abia State, to parents of Ilorin origin. Apart from b...

Kwara Govt to create fish farm estate - 2020-05-03
The Kwara Government says it will create a modern fish farm estate to attract more farmers for fish processing. The State Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mrs Adenike Afolabi-Oshatimehin, disc...

COVID-19: Ilorin residents violate social distancing, face masks directives - 2020-05-05
Residents of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, flagrantly violated the social distancing and mandatory use of face masks on Monday, the first day of the relaxed COVID-19 restrictions order by the state government. ...

Atiku, Yahaya Bello Congratulate Buhari's New CoS - 2020-05-13
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, have congratulated Ibrahim Agboola Gambari on his appointment as Chief of Staff (CoS) to President Muhammadu Buhari. Gambari, a ren...

COVID-19: Kwara records three new cases, prepares to ease lockdown - 2020-05-01
Kwara state government on Friday said the state has recorded three new cases of COVID-19. It added that new development brings the total numbers of confirmed cases in the state to 14. The Deputy Gover...

'We are in darkness', Kwara communities cry - 2020-05-20
Residents of Ogidi ward in Ilorin West Local Government Area of Kwara have called on the state government to rescue them from perennial darkness occasioned by a faulty transformer servicing three communities in the area...

COVID-19: AbdulRazaq mulls labour-civil society border volunteers - 2020-05-12
* Kwara to have test centre soon * Again, Gov engages CSOs Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has suggested the setting up of a volunteer team drawn from the labour unions and the civil society to...

COVID-19: Confirmed cases now 85 in Kwara as police uncover eight illegal travel routes - 2020-05-28
Confirmed cases of Covid-19 have risen to 85 in Kwara State, according to the latest update released on Wednesday. The total test done is now 1224, while the number of active cases has risen to 50. A total...

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: Some COVID-19 patients attempted to escape from isolation centre - 2020-05-17
The Kwara government says it arrested some COVID-19 patients who attempted to escape from the isolation centre in the state. In a statement on Friday, Rafiu Ajakaye, chief press secretary to AbdulRahman AbdulRas...

KWARA GOV ORDERS SACK,QUERY OF COVID-19 TEAM OVER MISHANDLING OF CASE - 2020-05-13
Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Wednesday directed the sack of a government driver that unilaterally attended to an unkempt person who was evacuated with a COVID-19 ambulance in Ilorin. He also dir...

COVID-19: Kwara arrests 31 passengers for violating interstate boundary order - 2020-05-09
At least 31 passengers have been arrested in Kwara state for allegedly violating the inter-state boundary order of both the state and the federal government as parts of efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus pandemic...

COVID-19: Nigerian university leads race to produce Coronavirus vaccine - 2020-05-06
The University of Ilorin, is currently leading the race to produce the first ever vaccine for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The institution yesterday said it will soon produce a vaccine for the dreaded disease that h...

One Killed in Cult Clash in Kwara - 2020-05-19
The supremacy tussle between two rival cult gangs in Ilorin, Kwara State capital, at the weekend claimed the life of yet-to-be identified man. Already, the state police command has commenced full investigation in...

COVID-19: Police warn transporters against smuggling passengers into Kwara - 2020-05-11
The Kwara State Police Commissioner, Mr. Kayode Egbetokun, on Monday, strongly warned transport union members against smuggling passengers into the state under the interstate travels ban by the government. Egb...

COVID-19: Rep Donates Face Shields, Others To Kwara Govt - 2020-05-18
Rep. Tunji Ajuloopin, representing Ekiti, Isin, Irepodun and Oke-Ero Federal Constituency of Kwara, has donated face shields, goggles and surgical eyeglasses to the state government to boost the fight against novel cor...

101 prisoners regain freedom in Kwara - 2020-05-02
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State has granted executive pardon to 101 prison inmates in the state to de-congest prisons. It was part of the strategies to curb the transmission of the deadly coronavi...

Kwara police intercepts 50 passengers from Zamfara hidden inside trailer load of fruits - 2020-05-04
Fifty persons from Zamfara state hidden inside Lorry loads of fruits were intercepted in Ilorin by officers of Kwara state police command. Vanguard reliably gathered that they were intercepted at the Oyun area ...

Sheikh Oniwasi Agbaye is dead - 2012-05-25
Sheikh Ameenullahi Abdulraheem Al-adabiy (Oniwasi Agbaye) is dead. He died this evening. More details soon. May Allah grant him rest. Ameen...

Agro firm assists Kwara government on COVID-19 - 2020-05-17
HillCrest Agro-Allied Industries has assisted Kwara State Government with bags of rice, to ameliorate the hardship caused by the lockdown in the state. Managing Director of the organisation, Mr. Ayodele Alade, w...

COVID-19: Kwara hits 75 confirmed cases - 2020-05-23
Kwara State government, on Friday announced nine new confirmed cases of the dreaded Covid-19 infectious disease. The announcement at about 9.05 p.m. brings the total number of confirmed cases in the State so far ...

Kwara Governor Greets Wali Of Ilorin On 90th Birthday - 2020-04-30
Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State has congratulated the Wali of Ilorin Alhaji Shehu Usman Mustapha as he joined the league of nonagenarians on Wednesday. "The Governor felicitates with the elder s...

COVID-19: Ambulance incident, unfortunate exception - Kwara govt - 2020-05-17
Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Friday attended a second round of refresher training for health workers in the state amid assurances that the state is not dropping the ball in the fight against the COVID-...

12 die in Kwara, Kano auto crashes - 2020-05-28
Twelve people lost their lives in two different accidents, which occurred at Lumoh village along Olooru/Bode Sadu Road, Kwara State and Rimin Gata in Ungoggo Local Government Area of Kano State, yesterday. The ...

COVID-19: Kwara pardons additional 46 inmates - 2020-05-07
The Kwara State Chief Judge, Justice Kawu Durosinloun after due consultations with the state governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq on Wednesday embarked on a custodial centre visit where he ordered the release of additional ...

AbdulRazaq and 365 days of impactful governance. BY RAFIU AJAKAYE - 2020-05-23
Whether in the media or on the streets, the preponderance of public opinion is that Kwara State is now led by a man with eyes fixed on changing the narratives of the north central state for the right reasons. He is seen...

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