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How Ilorin NBA election was won, lost - 2018-06-14
The two-year leadership of the Issa Manzuma of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ilorin branch, came to an end yesterday as lawyers went to the poll to elect new executives. Consequently, a Senior State Cou...

Unilorin lecturer builds 'low-temperature' refrigerator - 2018-04-10
A lecturer at the University of Ilorin, Kamoldeen Ajijolakewu, has fabricated a low-temperature refrigerator that works at -45 oC, a bulletin by the university states. The product, which is the first of its kind in...

Place, People, Space in Na'Allah's Ilorin Praise Poetry - 2012-08-31
The task of poetry review is a very daunting one for me for two reasons. Since I claim to be a poet myself, there is always the tendency to get too critical of bad lines or even too charmed by good lines. Words, or th...

OPINION: A Pragmatic Approach to Confronting the Twin Evil of Violence & Economic Dependency in Ilorin. By Abdulmumin Yinka Ajia - 2015-05-09
The alleged leader of one of Ilorin’s most violent gangs and the brain behind the recent carnage in Ilorin is said to be on the run from law enforcement. Yet, despite his well known criminal behavior, he is heavi...

Late Dr. Abubakar Olusola Saraki in Pictures - 2012-11-14
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Woman Appointed Head Of Service For The First Time in Kwara - 2015-06-06
The major change noticed in the new appointments made by Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara state is the choice of a woman as the new Head of Service in the state. The woman, Hajia Zaratu Umar from the same ...

Saraki: His Life And Regrets - 2012-11-25
Olusola Saraki, a trained medical doctor was a veteran of many political battles both in his home State, Kwara and the nation at large. His residence on Ilofa road in Government Reserved Area, GRA, Ilorin, the State ...

Kwara APC congress fallout: Governorship aspirant battles serving Senator for supremacy - 2018-05-23
A new political leadership has emerged in the Lafiagi emirate of Edu local government area of Kwara state following the outcome of the All Progressives Congress (APC) state congress last Saturday. The latest...

Opinion: End game for Bukola Saraki's Kwara hegemony. By Is'haq Modibbo Kawu - 2014-03-06
This week, President Goodluck Jonathan led a delegation of PDP bigwigs to attend what was termed a "Unity/Freedom Rally", in Ilorin, Kwara State. Senate President, David Mark, must have spoken the minds of other...

Norths' 1st female college: Queen Elizabeth School, Ilorin preserving colonial legacy - 2013-10-05
57 years after, the first Girls’ Government Secondary School to be established in northern Nigeria, Queen Elizabeth School (QES) Ilorin, still strives to preserve its standard, structure and sustain the reputatio...

OPINION: Attention Ilorin General Hospital. By Joke Adeniyi - 2017-03-31
What brings more joy to a family than the birth of a child? The new parents will be by themselves with delight and excitement at the thought of welcoming the newest member of their family to the world. Having endured the ...

OPINION: KWSG vs Opposition on the Issue of Bonds: Matters Arising. By Hassan A. Saliu - 2016-01-07
INTRODUCTION Of recent, the Kwara State government has been in the news most times for good reasons that are connected with democracy in action. Several issues have come up in which the State is intricably tied. One o...

OPINION: Thoughts and ideas for Kwara State's liberation By Is'haq Modibo Kawu - 2014-07-10
I was in Ilorin last weekend, to present a paper at a retreat organised by the Kwara State branch of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Most of my readers might recall that I have been a most scathing critic of Nigeri...

OPINION: Is Kwara State Not Being Sold Out? By Abdulmajeed Wahab - 2016-10-21
I chose to write on the above subject because of what I can best describe as “indirect selling” of Kwara assets. Recently, the Federal Government of Nigeria thought of selling our National assets so that t...

N-POWER: FG to recruit another 300,000 youths - 2017-06-17
The Federal Government is set to recruit 300,000 youths in the second batch of its N-Power social intervention and job creation programme. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed disclosed this...

Kwara Gov calls on FG to declare state of emergency on drug abuse - 2018-03-21
Kwara State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed has called on the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency on drug and substance abuse in the country. Speaking during a courtesy call by the National President o...

Kwara command detains SARS men for alleged sexual harassment - 2017-10-18
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...

Police sergeant held for Offa robbery - 2018-05-12
*How ex-SARS operative was arrested in hotel A serving policeman identified simply as Isiaka (surname withheld) is among the principal suspects being held for the Offa robbery in Kwara State on April 5. It...

Saraki accused of choosing recycled PDP members to lead APC in Kwara - 2018-05-21
Bunmi Olusona, factional chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state, has asked "loyal party members" to disregard the executives "handpicked" by Senate President Bukola Saraki at the congress in ...

Fed Govt scores Ilorin-Omuaran road job low - 2018-05-10
The Federal Government has decried the level of work on the 136-kilometre Ilorin-Omuaran-Kabba road. Minister of State II for Power, Works and Housing, Suleiman Zarma, during an assessment of federal projects in ...

Kwara: Governorship aspirant empowers youths, artisans, doles out millions of naira to widows - 2018-02-06
Succour came the way of more than 2000 youths and artisans in Kwara state as a governorship aspirant in the state, Ambassador Fatai Yahya Seriki-Gambari distributed empowerment items to them to cushion the effect of the p...

Opinion: Alhaji Haliru Dantoro, Late Emir of Borgu, 1938-2015 By Is'haq Modibbo Kawu - 2015-11-06
I felt deep sadness over the weekend when news broke, that the Emir of Borgu, Alhaji Haliru Dantoro died in Germany, at the age of 77. His passing shocked so many people in our country especially those who ha...

UITH Appoints Yusuf As Director - 2015-01-03
The Board of Management of University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) has announced the appointment of Mr. Ganiyu Olanrewaju Yusuf, as the new Director of Administration (DA) of the hospital. Yusuf, until ...

Kwara to release N4bn to offset salaries - 2018-02-25
The Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed says the proposed N4 billion loans to offset part of outstanding Local Government salaries in would be released within the next one week. Governor Ahmed disclosed this on ...

Doctors sabotage health workers' strike - 2018-05-15
The lingering nationwide strike embarked upon by health workers may suffered a set-back following resolve by doctors to render services and kick against the demands of the health workers. The National Chairman ...

Court Remands Ex-Kwara Poly Council Chairman In Prison - 2018-04-18
The Kwara State High Court in Ilorin has ordered that a former Chairman of the Governing Council of Kwara State Polytechnic, Dr Saadu Alanamu, be remanded in prison. Justice Mahmud Gafar gave the order following th...

I Am Appointing A Special Assistant On Fulani Affairs- Says Kwara State Governor - 2018-03-30
Kwara state governor, Alhaji AbdulFattah Ahmed has pledged to appoint a Special Assistant, Fulani Affairs, to represent Miyetti Allah in his administration. The appointment, which would be done within the next two ...

OFFA ROBBERY: MATTERS ARISING - 2018-05-25
Aside highlighting rising insecurity in the country in all its various manifestations, the recent coordinated robbery attacks on five banks in Offa, Kwara State during which no fewer than nine policemen were killed ra...

Mixed reactions trail Kwara's N500 million computer village project - 2016-11-26
Mixed reactions have continued to trail the Kwara State Government's N500 million Harmony Hub Computer Village project launched recently in Ilorin by the state governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed. PREMIUM TIMES gathered tha...

How Sola Saraki paid senators' salaries as senate leader, emir of Ilorin reveals - 2017-05-19
The Emir of Ilorin Alhaji (Dr.) Ibrahim Sulu Gambari has disclosed how the departed Kwara State political icon and father of the Senate President, Dr Olusola Saraki, paid salaries to his colleagues as senate leader. ...

Federal Government to appeal Saraki's acquittal - 2017-06-18
Special Assistant to the President on Prosecutions, Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla, said on Saturday that the Federal Government had finalised its decision to appeal last Wednesday's ruling of the Code of Conduct Tribunal dischargi...

Press Release: PDP Is Desperate To Burn Kwara State Through Violence, Lawlessness - Kwara APC - 2014-08-04
Please permit me to begin this press conference with a quote by the father of Indian Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, which goes thus: "I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the ev...

Ibadan-Ilorin Expressway...14-year journey to nowhere - 2016-02-11
In February 2001, the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo awarded construction of the new Ibadan-Ilorin dual carriageway. The Federal Government then directed the contractors, PW Engineering Company an...

Senator donates N4m materials to Ilorin Emirate Youths - 2018-02-18
The Senator representing Kwara South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Dr Rafiu Adebayo Ibrahim, has handed over materials N4million to the leadership of the Ilorin Emirate Youths Development Association (IEYD...

Pursue noble path of faith, don tasks Muslims. - 2014-11-21
A former Dean of the School of Engineering Technology and Chief Imam of the Muslim Community, The Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State, Dr. Taofeek Adekunle Abdul-Hameed, has charged Muslim faithful  to pursue t...

Muslim group faults CAN over Kwara mayhem - 2018-01-04
The Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria on Wednesday said more Muslims than Christians were injured during the mayhem that occurred at Taiwo Isale of Ilorin, Kwara State. Some youths, who were prevented from organi...

Food prices drop significantly in Nigeria - 2017-09-07
The harvest of food crops in the South-west has made appreciable positive impact on the prices of foodstuff, a survey by the News Agency of Nigeria has revealed. Some farmers and stakeholders, who spoke with NAN correspon...

Dissecting Ahmed's Scorecard In Kwara - 2015-02-21
KWARA State appears different in the countdown to the governorship election, as the scene dominated for over three decades by the late political stalwart, Dr. Olusola Saraki, seems rowdy, with people of other political...

Police Arrest, Dock 14 Attackers Of Kwara Community - 2018-03-25
An Ilorin Magistrates' Court has remanded 14 armed bandits who were arrested in connection with the recent attack on a community in Kwara State at the Federal Prison Yard, Ilorin. The accused allegedly invaded Lakanla vil...

Alanamu Appointed into ICPC Board - 2017-08-01
​His Excellency, the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo , SAN, has approved the underlisted appointments in Federal Government Agencies. A.​ Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Of...

Falana advises Osinbajo not to sign 2017 budget - 2017-05-21
A human rights activist, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has advised the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo not to sign the 2017 budget because it was illegally increased by the National Assembly. He also said that President Mu...

Furore in Kwara community as Chief Imam is removed, 2 killed - 2017-02-17
Two people have been reportedly killed as pandemonium engulfed the acient town of Omupo in the Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State, over the purported removal of the Chief Imam of the town by the traditional ru...

Buhari nominates 46 non-career ambassadors - 2017-01-13
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday submitted a new list of 46 persons to the Senate for consideration as non-career ambassadors. Buhari's letter dated January 11 was read during plenary by Senate President Bukola...

CMO honours Kwara Speaker, Unilorin VC, Emir of Kaiama, others - 2016-03-07
The Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Dr Ali Ahmad, Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof Abdulganiyu Ambali and the Emir of Kaiama, Alhaji Muazu Shehu Omar were among eminent Nigerians honoured...

UITH Doctor Missing - 2016-07-30
A staff of the University of Ilorin, Teaching Hospital, Doctor Abdulkareem Tunde Abdulrahman of number 3 Professor Awe Close, off Abdulkareem Adisa Street, Fate Road, GRA Ilorin has been reported missing. A stateme...

FG Appoints Ishaq Modibbo Kawu DG of NBC - 2016-05-25
The Federal Government on Wednesday appointed the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of six parastatal agencies under the Ministry of Information and Culture. The appointments were announced in Abuja on Wednesday by the Mini...

Eat moringa seeds, leaves, they prevent heart diseases - 2014-06-26
From its leaves to its seeds, moringa is said to have over 300 nutritional, therapeutic and medicinal benefits. With this, one need not wonder why it is dubbed the 'Miracle tree'. In fact, the alias "Miracle ...

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