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Offa bank robbery: Police arrest 12 more suspects - 2018-04-14
THE Nigeria Police have arrested additional 12 suspects in connection with last week's banks raid by armed robbers in Offa, Kwara State. Offa robbery The suspects were arrested by the high-powered Police Investiga...

Offa Robbery: Why police couldn't repel armed robbers - Commissioner - 2018-04-11
Suspected armed robbers who stormed the second-largest town in Kwara State last Thursday divided themselves into two teams upon arrival, with the first team confining officers at the nearest police station while the other...

Court Grants Mother Custody Of Child Born Out Of Wedlock - 2012-08-02
An Ilorin Area Court on Wednesday awarded the custody of a child born out of wedlock to the mother in spite of the pleadings of the father. The mother, Bilikisu Adamu of Eruda Compound Ilorin, filed the suit on...

Kwara to partner with FG on Chinkada International Border Market - 2018-04-13
The Kwara Government says it will partner with the Federal Government to open an international border market in Chinkada, Baruteen Local Government Area of the state. Alhaji Bayo Onimago, the Permanent Secretary in...

Moshood Mustapha: 5 additional APC excos sacked in Kwara - 2018-04-20
Five executive members of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) in the Alanamu Ward of Ilorin West local government of Kwara State have been suspended indefinitely for dissociating themselves from Hon. Moshood Mustapha's...

Abdulkareem: Gentle as dove, fearless like hyena. - 2015-06-21
By Ahmed 'Lateef Leadership prowess is not a magic wand but divine will. It also requires the consistency of the leader to keep to the mantra upon which he is entrusted with the position. Meeting Abiodun Abdulkare...

Why we suspended operation in Ilorin - Med-View airline - 2018-03-02
Med-View Airline has explained why it has not been able to operate for some months at the Ilorin International Airport. Findings by this medium revealed that the airline's last flight operation in Ilorin was in December, ...

How we're coping, by families of Offa bloodbath victims - 2018-04-14
The Head of Operations of Stockcrop Microfinance Bank Offa, Mr Jamiu Adekunle Alawode was of the victims of the recent Offa armed robbery attack which led to the death of over 20 people and left scores injured. On Thursda...

Appointment: Furore in Kwara LGs over nominees' lists - 2018-04-09
The recent uproar in Kwara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over nominees' list for appointment into Governor Abdulfattah Ahmed's cabinet, by the sixteen local governments has assumed a new twist with...

Olesin's appointment: A New Ray of Hope. By Tunde Akanbi - 2018-04-13
In recent times, no appointment made by the President of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has attracted and commandeered huge public attention as the appointment of Alhaji Abdullahi Olesin as Senior Legislative Aide...

KWASU Campus: Kwara vows to resolve land ownership dispute - 2018-04-12
The Kwara Government said the location of a campus of the State University in Ekiti local government area is to spread development across the state not to cause any disaffection among communities within the area. ...

Opinion - Buhari and Idiagbon: A Missed Opportunity for Nigeria. By Max Siollun - 2003-12-31
By Max Siollun Speak to any Nigerian and you will hear the familiar complaints about Nigeria’s sorry plight.  About the waste, mismanagement, corruption and lack ...

Saraki visits Ilorin fire victims, pledges assistance - 2018-04-11
The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, Tuesday, commiserated with the victims of fire disaster in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, whose residential family compound was completely razed by an early morning inferno. ...

OPINION: Aftermath of the Crossover Night Attack in Ilorin and Myopism of the Christian Association of Nigeria Leadership in Kwara State. By Abdulmumeen Abdulrazaq - 2018-01-03
Apart from corruption and ethnicity, another major conundrum confronting Nigeria is religious intolerance as well as religious fanaticism and extremism. The report by PUNCH NEWSPAPER about the unfortunate incident in Ilor...

Ali Ahmad condoles Emir of Ilorin, Emirate Council over Balogun Fulani's demise - 2016-08-16
Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Dr. Ali Ahmad has commiserated with the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim ZuluGambari and Emirate Council over the demise of the ?Balogun-Fulani of Ilorin, Alhaji Muhammadu Du...

Opinion: Reviving Patigi Regatta for tourist attraction. By Alhassan Aminu - 2016-08-29
In the olden days, people settled along or around water areas (Lakes, Seas, Oceans, and big rivers), for many reasons, out of those reasons are water for religious and domestic uses. Some bodies of water, like the River G...

Gov Ahmed okays construction of Quranic Memorisation Centre in Kwara - 2017-02-14
KWARA State Governor, Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmed, has recorded another landmark achievement as he approved the immediate construction of a befitting building to serve as the Centre for Quranic Memorisation in the state. ...

Offa Robbery: ' lost my inspector daughter to the robbery' - 2018-04-08
A retired police inspector, Mr. James Oyeyemi, who lost his daughter, Grace Makinde, an inspector, to the robbery, said the bandits were able to operate unhindered because of the sophisticated weapons they used. He...

Ahmed warns against politicising Offa robbery - 2018-04-13
Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State has vowed to procure additional Armoured Personnel Carriers, APC, to beef up security in Offa and other strategic locations across the state, urging citizens of the state to resist...

Unilorin Science Education Dept seeks land for large scale farming - 2018-04-12
Dr Mariam Ahmed, the acting Head of Department of Science Education, University of Ilorin (Unilorin) has appealed to the management of the university to allocate farmland to the Agriculture Education Unit of the departmen...

Farmers- Herdsmen Attacks:Kwara Assembly urges FG to consider Cattle Routes across Nigeria - 2018-03-23
As part of efforts at addressing the menace of incessant herdsmen attack in the country, the Federal Government has been urged to as a matter of urgency commence the concrete movement and mapping of 500km cattle routes ac...

Saraki, Ahmed,Olofa, Others Honoured At National Moonlight’s Fourth Anniversary - 2018-04-01
Twenty- five eminent personalities and corporate organisations within and outside Kwara state that excelled and touched lives at various capacity were honoured for their contributions to the society at the fourth year's a...

Rainstorm wreaks havoc in Ilorin - 2018-04-11
Rainstorm has destroyed more than 40 electricity poles and other property worth millions of Naira in some parts of the Kwara state capital, Ilorin, resulting in blackout. The rainstorm which took place on Monday n...

Why Legislature can't work with Executive – Saraki - 2018-04-09
...says senators angry with Buhari The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki has explained reasons the legislature cannot work in synergy with the executive. Saraki made this known on Saturday at a retreat orga...

Plat Tech, Iqra Books take Book Reading Promotion to Rural Areas - 2017-03-04
Parents and guardians of school pupils in rural areas have been urged to desist from interfering in the school attendance of their wards in primary and secondary schools. This was the recurring message by speakers at the...

Fire destroys rooms, shops in Ilorin - 2018-04-10
No less than 25 rooms belonging to different family members of Ola-Oti Compound and 12 shops were razed in an inferno that occurred in Kankatu area of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital on Monday. An eye witness told ...

Ilorin: Winners Chapel's Pastor in a N155 Million Fraud - 2012-04-14
Temi Eseyin, a lawyer and pastor with the Living Faith Church aka Winners Chapel, is being tried by the disciplinary committee of the Nigerian Bar Association over allegations of professional misconduct involving N1...

Lai Mohammed condoles with Gov. Ahmed, victims' families - 2018-04-09
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Sunday paid a condolence visit to Gov. AbdulFatah Ahmed of Kwara, over the last week's bank robbery in Offa. Lai Mohammed Mohammed in Ilorin, also c...

Offa robbery attack: Robbers stole some riffles at police station - CP - 2018-04-08
*7 SUSPECTS ARRESTED *IGP DEPLOYS INTELLIGENCE UNIT TO STATE *AHMED OFFERS N5M FOR INFO ON BANDITS *ATIKU, SARAKI CALL FOR IMPROVE SECURITY, CONDOLE VICTIMS' FAMILIES KWARA State Police command says the robbers, who...

Kwara To Stop Indiscriminate Deforestation - 2018-03-22
Kwara State Government is to put in place a law that will checkmate the activities of charcoal dealers in the state in order to guide against deforestation. The state governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed who dropped the hin...

Kwara Lawmaker splashes N2m cash, materials on Constituents - 2018-03-31
A member representing Irepodun Constituency in the Kwara State House of Assembly, Hon. Mathew Olaitan Babaoye, has said he has expended over N2million on empowerment programmes for people cutting across the 11 Wards of hi...

WHO Commends Toyin Saraki's Efforts on Maternal Health - 2018-04-12
*Appoints her special adviser IAG The World Health Organisation (WHO) has commended the Wife of the Senate President and Founder-President of Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Mrs. Toyin Saraki, for her advocacy and project...

We counted 50 dead bodies after banks' raid - Offa vigilance group - 2018-04-08
The Operations Commander, Vigilance Group of Nigeria, Offa, Kwara State chapter, Wasiu Adepoju, on Saturday, said vigilantes in the state counted about 50 dead bodies after armed robbers attacked and robbed five banks in ...

Kwara has housing deficiency - DG, Bureau of Lands - 2018-03-15
The Director General of Kwara State Bureau of Land, Alh. Ibrahim Salman has decried what he described as housing deficiency in the state. Fielding questions from Pilot Business in his office on Tuesday, he noted that...

Ilorin Yoruba still fighting for freedom - Kasum, ADU president - 2013-10-13
A social critic and President of the Afonja Descendants’ Union (ADU), Alhaji Abdulkarim Olola Kasum, is a product of the Kwame Nkrumah political ideology. The former chairman of the defunct Mooro Local Govern...

Kwara squash athletes shine in Ex-Pros U-16, U-13 tourney - 2017-11-28
Kwara State Squash team have won the five days Ex-Pros U-16 and U-13 tournament held in Lagos last week, winning three gold, three silver and three bronze. Nasir AbdulRahman won gold for the state in the U-16 boy...

Kwara road repair costs N3.2b - 2016-05-31
One year into its second term, the Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed administration in Kwara State has said road rehabilitation cost is N3.2 billion this year. The sum covers completed and ongoing projects. The a...

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...

KWASU Lecturer Tasks Govt On Establishing More Technical Schools - 2018-04-10
A lecturer at the Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, Mr Ibrahim Oseni has tasked both Federal and State Governments to establish more technical schools to equip school leavers with skills to earn a living. The...

INEC alleges illegal registration centre in Kwara, where people use CorelDraw to alter scanned PVCs - 2018-03-17
The Independent National Electoral Commission says it has uncovered an illegal voter registration centre in Offa, Kwara State. INEC Administrative Secretary in Kwara, Mr. Paul Atser, made this known in a statement ...

OPINION: In the Season of Worse Before Better. By Abdulmumin Yinka Ajia - 2016-07-24
Kodak Professor of Management, Rebecca Henderson is among those who have used the term "worse before better" in explaining how difficult it is to bring change/innovation into an old order especially within organizations. ...

YESSO: Cross River Team Commends Kwara E-Payment Initiative - 2018-03-14
The Kwara State Government has been commended for adopting an e-payment platform for the payment of stipends to beneficiaries of the World Bank-assisted Youth Employment and Social Support Operation-Pubic Workfare scheme ...

APC Probes Deputy Spokesperson Critical of Chairman Oyegun - 2016-10-28
The All Progressives Congress on Wednesday set up an ad-hoc disciplinary committee to investigate "activities" of the deputy publicity secretary, Timi Frank, who has been relentless in his harsh criticisms of chairman Joh...

NYSC refutes death of corps member in Kwara - 2018-03-19
The National Youth Service Corps has said that no corps member serving in Kwara died in the auto crash in Oke-Ose, Ilorin. The NYSC Public Relations Officer in Kwara, Oladipo Morakinyo, refuted the allegation in a ...

2019: The Governor Kwara needs. By Tajudeen Habeeb - 2018-03-15
As the 2019 general elections draw near, the tempo of political activities will no doubt increase. The secret meetings, the subtle campaigns, and the rash of newspaper articles promoting various aspirants are few of the a...

Eagle's Foundation: A Unilorin Student's Stroke of Genius. - 2015-07-31
As with activism and the gumption to galvanize people to be gallant go-getters, a young lady has emerged with a gamut of selfless goals to champion the cause of Kwarans. In a state where philanthropy and activism were oft...

Afonja - To Be Or Not To Be - Guardian Newpaper - 2000-10-22
THE old time rivalry and mutual suspicion between the ruling Fulani minority and the Yoruba majority took a new turn on Saturday October 14 when six persons believed to be members of the banned Oodua Peoples ...

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