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Kwara confirms two COVID-19 cases - 2020-04-06
The Kwara State Government has officially confirmed two COVID-19 cases. This is contained in a press release by the state's Technical Committee on COVID-19. ...

Akanbi Appointed KWASU VC - 2020-04-01
Gov. Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara has approved the appointment of Prof. Muhammed M. Akanbi SANas substantive Vice Chancellor of the State University, Malete. Hajia Sa’adatu Modibbo, the state’s...

KWASU: NBA, IEDPU, 9 Other Groups Hail Akanbi's Appointment As VC - 2020-04-06
No fewer than eleven prominent socio-cultural associations and professional bodies have hailed the appointment of Professor Muhammed Akanbi as the new and second vice-chancellor of the Kwara State University (KWASU),...

Man killed during clash over garage control in Ilorin - 2020-03-18
One person was reportedly killed on Tuesday during a clash between two rival groups over the control of a motorcycle/tricycle garage at Ganmo area, Ilorin, Kwara State. Our correspondent gathered that the clash was trigge...

Court upholds PDP candidate as validly elected - 2020-03-20
The Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin, Kwara Sate, on Thursday struck out a suit filed before it by the Kwara State House of Assembly member, Abdulrazeez Oluwanilo, and the All Progressives Congress, challenging t...

EFCC arraigns Ope Saraki for alleged scam - 2020-03-20
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ilorin Zonal Office has arraigned one Ope Saraki, a Cousin of the immediate past President of the Nigerian Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki on two count charges bordering on...

How virus affects viewing centres in Kwara - 2020-03-18
Residents of Kwara State, especially representatives of some television cable networks and local viewing centres are lamenting the suspension of matches in major European football leagues due to outbreak of COVID-19....

Court orders interim forfeiture of Kwara herbalist's building - 2020-03-11
A Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin, on Tuesday, granted an order for the temporary forfeiture of a four-bedroom bungalow. The building, which is situated at Oke Foma in Ilorin, belongs to a he...

School feeding: Kwara begins free distribution of forms - 2020-03-11
The Kwara State Government has urged interested members of the public to collect forms to be engaged as vendors for the Home Grown School Feeding Programme (HGSF). The Focal Person for the National Soc...

Kwara State begins screening of teachers, local government staff - 2020-03-17
The Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Engineer Salihu Yakubu Danladi has charged civil servants across the state to imbibe the spirit of dedication and sincerity, stressing that the State relies on them to succee...

Ilorin residents decry deafening noise from religious houses - 2020-03-19
Some residents of Awolowo Way, Ilorin, Kwara State capital are decrying what they referred to as religious noise pollution in their environment, and are calling on the government to intervene. The residents said the noi...

COVID-19: No total lockdown yet - KWSG - 2020-04-06
*Palliatives move to Ilorin East More donations have been made to the Kwara State Government’s campaign to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) to the state, with various individuals and fir...

Kwara Closes Tertiary Institutions, Asks Civil Servants to Work from Home - 2020-03-22
Statement by His Excellency Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State on COVID-19 pandemic Dear Kwarans: The welfare, security and well-being of all Kwarans are of utmost importance to our administrat...

Flooding: Community wants dredging of River Niger to be expanded - 2020-02-23
The Patigi Community in Patigi Local Government Area of Kwara State have appealed to the federal government to dredge River Niger from Baro to Jebba, to curb the perennial flooding experienced in Patigi and Edu local...

No Confirmed COVID-19 Case in Kwara - KWSG - 2020-04-03
· Explains UITH incident, samples taken · Govt begins distribution of N154m worth of palliatives Kwara State Government on Friday denied that the state has recorded a case of coronavirus ...

Kwara community denies hosting ritualist - 2020-03-16
The Omupo Descendants Union in Ilorin, Kwara, says the community is not hosting any ritualist. The community is reacting to social media speculations and online publications that a ritualist inhabits Omupo com...

Marriage: Cleric cautions young ladies against deceptive men - 2020-02-23
Rev. Samuel Adedayo, a cleric at the Evangelical Church Winning All in Ilorin, has admonished young ladies to beware of men who use the name of God to lure them into marriages that are against their will. Adeday...

COVID 19: Kwara schools comply with closure order - 2020-03-23
Public and private schools in Kwara on Monday complied with the state government's directives to shut down to guard against spread of Coronavirus. A check by the correspondent of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in...

Kwara: Full List of Commissioners and Their Portfolios. - 2019-12-13
1. Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs - Aisha Ahman Pategi 2.Health - Dr Raji Abdulrasaq 3. Sports and Youth Development - Joana Nnazua Kolo 4. Agriculture and Rural Development...

COVID-19: Kwara to shut schools Monday - 2020-03-19
I can confirm that Kwara State will be shutting down schools from Monday March 23rd. It is part of the efforts to contain the global spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. We urge our people to maintain the highest level of h...

Ilorin Ultra-Modern Central Mosque: A Sight to Behold - 2012-12-16
For any visitor to the ancient city of Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, the new ultra-modern Juma'at Central Mosque is a centre to behold. The 20, 000 capacity mosque no doubt, has added to the list of tourists...

Four internet fraudsters bag one year jail term each in Kwara - 2020-03-18
Kwara state High Court in Ilorin, the state capital Tuesday sentenced four internet fraudsters to one jail term each. The convicts are; Atanda Femi Benjamin, Sadiku Muniru Dolapo, Olapade Oladimeji Solomon and A...

Unlocking Tourism and Cultural Potentials in Kwara - 2019-10-09
To boost the tourism and cultural potentials of Kwara State, Hammed Shittu in Ilorin highlights the recent measures put in place by a lawmaker to boost the socio-economic potentials of the state It would be s...

Help curb fake news, Kwara Deputy Governor charges veteran journalists - 2020-03-23
The Deputy Governor of Kwara State, Mr Kayode Alabi has asked veteran journalists in the country to help curb the menace of fake news. Alabi noted that publication of fake news, especially in the social media ha...

Our performance in by-election shows Kwara people's faith in us - PDP - 2020-03-17
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State has said the outcome of last Saturday's by-election in Patigi area of the state has revealed that the people of the state still have faith in it. A statement ...

Opinion: Happy 20th anniversary the 11th Emir of Ilorin. By Solihu Woru Muhammed - 2015-11-11
Historians do not agree on the origin of the name Ilorin, one account has it that the name originated from sharpening of cutlasses from a big stone and thus the name is believed to derive from the words llorin" the sha...

Method Kwara should adopt for revenue collection - TUC Chairman - 2020-03-14
In order to achieve a hitch-free implementation of the new minimum wage, Chairman of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) in Kwara, Mr Nasiru Kola-Olumoh, has suggested that revenue collectors employed by the 16 local governm...

Ilorin Aviation College to begin postgraduate diploma - Chairman - 2020-03-07
The International Aviation College, Ilorin, says it is set to commence awarding postgraduate diploma in Aircraft maintenance engineering courses. Alhaji Ahmed Yusuf- Gobir, the Chairman, Governing Council of the ...

100 days of hope, prudence and restoration in Kwara - 2019-09-05
Rafiu Ajakaye, Chief Press Secretary to Kwara State Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq, highlights the activities of his boss in the first 100 days of the administration. It is 100 days since AbdulRahman AbdulRa...

How Prof Yusuf emerged UITH CMD - 2018-06-26
...all the intrigues Vows to make hospital Africaís medical destination President Muhammadu Buhari last Tuesday approved the appointment of Prof. Abdullahi Dasilva Yusuf as the new Chief Medical Direct...

Abdulsalam out for six months after successful surgery - 2020-03-21
General Manager of Kwara United, Bashir Badawiy, gave an update on the injury of club's winger, Abdulsalam Abdulsalam, saying that the player had undergone a successful surgery at the General Hospital in Ilorin. ...

Senate Confirms Oba Abdulraheem as FCC Chairman - 2013-12-05
The Senate of the National Assembly today confirmed the appointment of Prof. Shuaib Oba Abdulraheem as the Chairman Federal Character Commission (FCC) for a second term of five years. Prof  Abdulraheem had serve...

KWSG returns Full NCE Courses to KWCOED Ilorin - 2013-08-16
The Kwara State government has approved the return of full NCE courses back to the Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin starting from the 2013/2014 academic session. ...

Covid-19: Expert warns against consumption of local gin, neem concoction - 2020-03-22
A medical expert, Dr Biola Babatunde of Oyedeji Hospital, Gaa-Akanbi Area, Ilorin, Kwara, has cautioned the public against self medication in a bid to prevent being infected by the Coronavirus. Babatunde, who s...

FG Takes Over Kishi Kaiama, Share-Pategi-Jebba Roads in Kwara - 2017-05-15
The Federal Government has taken over the funding of the construction of Kishi-Kaiama road and dualization of Michael Imodu- Ganmo road in Ilorin from the state government. It has also awarded the constructio...

Kwara: AbdulRasaq's controversial list of commissioner-nominees. By Biodun Fagbemi - 2019-09-22
The delay in constituting the recently announced cabinet in Kwara State has been blamed on a rumoured Cold War between old factions of state chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC). For about four months, Governor Ab...

COVID-19: I Was In Self-Isolation As A Precaution - Abdulrazaq - 2020-04-06
Well over two weeks since he was last seen in public, Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State, on Monday, said he proceeded into self-isolation shortly after returning from the National Economic Council (NEC) me...

Fire guts popular market in Kwara - Official - 2020-03-18
Some shops in Owode, a popular market in Offa, Kwara State, were razed down by fire in the early hours of Tuesday. PREMIUM TIMES learned that over 20 shops and properties worth millions of naira were destroyed b...

Saraki wants FG to give women contracts - 2020-03-19
The Minister of State for Transportation, Senator Gbemisola Saraki, has called on the Federal Government to give a certain percentage of its contracts to women as a way of empowering them. Saraki said this was...

Kwara Poly expels eight students - 2019-09-27
The management of Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, has expelled eight students for their involvement in examination malpractice. A statement issued by the Principal Assistant Registrar of the school, Daramola Olayink...

Kwara Gov orders suspension of top civil servants over extortion of farmers - 2020-03-25
∑ Says won't tolerate extortion of any kind ∑ EFCC to probe scam Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has directed the immediate suspension of all officials named in alleged extortion of farmers in ...

No suspected COVID-19 case in Kwara - 2020-03-20
The Kwara State Government has said that it has no confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 as at this moment. It added that it is putting in place all measures to keep the people safe at all times. ...

OPINION: General Tunde Idiagbon: A nationalist, an iron-surgeon departs. By Chido Nwangwu - 1999-06-01
Babatunde (Tunde) Idiagbon, one of the few respected officers and former second-in-command during the military rule of Gen. Mohammadu Buhari, January 1, 1984- August 1987 died on March 24, 1999. He was only 56 years...

New Commissioners: Names and Portfolios - 2018-05-23
1. Honourable Muyideen Alalade - Ministry of Sports and Youth Development 2. Mallam Habeeb Saidu - Ministry of Local Government and Cheiftaincy Affairs ...

UTME Registration: Low turnout in Kwara CBT centres - 2020-02-05
Registration for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in some centres in Kwara South Senatorial District on Tuesday experienced low turnout of prospective candidates. A correspondent of the N...

Re: Disbursement of Instructional Materials by Senator Bukola Saraki - The True Picture - 2019-09-18
The immediate past Senate president Dr Bukola Saraki and Governor Abdulrazaq Abdulrahman are currently at loggerheads over the rejection of formerís emblazoned pictures on books distributed to some schools in Kwara centra...

OPINION: Newswatch: Sad end to 'a way of life'! By Abdulrazaq Magaji - 2017-03-27
My first major assignment for Newswatch, once Africa's most cited and best known newsmagazine, was to do preliminary work ahead of the fiftieth anniversary of the golden rule of late Sultan Abubakar Siddiq III. It was one...

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