Fire razes popular Church in Kwara

September 4, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Fire has razed The World Assembly Headquarters in Ilorin, Kwara State on Sunday. The Kwara State Fire Service says the outbreak was possibly caused by a power surge. In a statement by the Head of Media and Publicity at the service, Hassan Hakeem Adekunle, said one Mr Akani made “an urgent call” reporting the incident around 5:08 pm on September Read More

Thunder kills 3 kidnappers in Kwara

July 12, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Thunder has reportedly killed three suspected kidnappers in Kwara state. The suspected kidnappers were by lightening as a result of thunder in Oro Ago community, Ifelodun local government area of the state on Monday. The incident, it was gathered might not be unconnected with the resolve of local vigilance team in the Igbomina axis to check security challenges in the Read More

Breaking: Death toll in Kwara boat mishap hits 103

The Kwara state police command Tuesday night confirmed that 103 persons were killed during Monday’s boat mishap along River Niger in Patigi, Patigi local government area of Kwara state.   The command according to its Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Okasanmi Ajayi, said it will make the names of the deceased public as soon as they were available.  Blueprint reports that the incident occurred Monday when the Read More

Pictures: Taiwo Awoniyi makes surprise visit to Ilorin general hospital, offsets cancer patient’s bill, others

June 9, 2023 Editor 0

Super Eagles of Nigeria and Nothingham Forest of England striker, Taiwo Awoniyi, Thursday June 8, 2023 visited the Ilorin General Hospital to make cash donations to the needy. The former Union Berlin of Germany marksman was received by the hospital’s Chief Medical Director (CMD) Dr Bola Abdulkadir into the facility. The Super Eagles’ striker was later conducted round different wards Read More

NGF chair:  Abdulrazaq emergence nature’s way of rewarding good work – group

May 26, 2023 Content Editor 0

The Patigi Emirate Development Union (PEDU) has described the emergence of Kwara state Governor, Mallam Abdul-Rahman Abdul-Razaq, as Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) “nature’s way of rewarding good work and commitment to people’s wellbeing and upliftment.” PEDU, in a statement issued on Friday by its National President, Salihu Umar Bologi, said Governor Abdulrazaq’s emergence as NGF Chairman was Read More

SWAN partners Unilorin on capacity building

May 20, 2023 Admin III 0

The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Kwara State has entered into a partnership with the Mass Communication Department of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) Kwara State, ahead of its capacity building for members, scheduled to hold May 31st, 2023. The Chairman, Kwara SWAN, Mallam Ayodeji Ismail, disclosed this after extensive deliberation with its consultant, Shogo Shodunke, and the Department Read More

Kwara medical doctor speaks on drugging, raping nurse

May 13, 2023 Admin III 0

The Kwara state Commissioner of Police, Paul Odama, on Friday, paraded a medical doctor, Ayodele Joseph, for allegedly drugging and raping a nurse. According to report, the suspect was reportedly performing an operation on the nurse in his hospital in Ilorin, Kwara State, when the incident happened. However, Joseph denied the accusation during the investigation, asserting that the nurse was Read More

Pictures: Taiwo Awoniyi builds model dressing room for Kwara school

April 30, 2023 Editor 0

Super Eagles of Nigeria and Nothingham Forest of England striker, Taiwo Awoniyi, has constructed a modern day dressing for Sheikh Abdulkadir College, Ilorin, the school at which he was discovered.  The former Liverpool forward also renovated the pavilion of the school in an attempt to give back to the society that made him.  The Chairman of the organising committee for Read More

Voter apathy: Don’t blame anybody for bad governance, NILDS DG tells electorate

March 18, 2023 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The Director General, National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS), Prof. Abubakar Sulaiman, has decried poor turn out of voters during Saturday March 18, 2023 governorship and state’s House of Assembly elections. He warned that citizens of various states where such happened would have themselves to blame should anything happen thereafter in terms of bad governance.  Sulaiman, a former Read More

HYPPADEC’s inprint In Kwara state

March 6, 2023 Fatai Ibrahim 0

“The heights that great men and women reach were not attained by sudden flight, when they were busy burning the midnight candles, others were sleeping” – Jerry Goodfellow The giant strides of the Hydro Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC) cannot be overemphasised. HYPPADEC management team under the leadership of Abubakar Sadiq Yelwa has left no one in doubt of Read More

Bolaji Abdullahi rejects Kwara Central senatorial election result

February 28, 2023 Ahmid Lawal 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Kwara Central senatorial candidate, a former Minister of Sports, Malam Bolaji Abdullahi, has rejected the result of the election which was held on Saturday, February 25, 2023. Abdullahi, in a statement by his media team, Monday, said the preliminary review of the results showed substantial irregularities and manipulations that are inconsistent with the provisions of Read More

Pictures: AIT election crew’s car crashes 

February 26, 2023 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The Crew of African Independent Television (AIT) on election monitoring in Kwara state, Femi Akobi (Reporter) and Kunle have been involved in an auto crash. The incident occured at Eleyin comunity along Omu -Aran – Ilorin road while the crew were on election monitoring.  Blueprint correapondent who responded to a distress call from the victims, gathered that the black jeep Read More

APC Ilorin south constituency : Appeal Court victory progress for our people – Aladi

The All Progressives Congress (APC) House of Assembly candidate for Ilorin South Constituency in Kwara state, Hajia Maryam Yusuf Aladi, has described the recent Court of Appeal judgement which reaffirmed her candidature as victory for all and progress for people of her constituency. Aladi said this while fielding questions from journalists shortly after the Ilorin Division of the Court of Appeal Read More

Opposition Coalition thumbs up Saraki @ 60

December 18, 2022 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has congratulated former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, on his 60th birthday anniversary. The Opposition Coalition in a statement Sunday, by its spokesman, Ikenga Ugochinyere said Saraki over the years has greatly contributed immensely to nation building. According to Ugochinyere, Saraki in his many years of service to as a former Governor of Read More

AbdulRazaq has discarded Ote’oge manifestos – Kwara Kwara SDP

December 2, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab Ilorin 0

Kwara state chapter of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Friday declared that Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has discarded his Ote’oge manifestoes with which he canvassed for people’s votes in 2019. The SDP was reacting to a statement attributed to the governor during the swearing in of new Commissioners and Special Adviser Wednesday where he said his opponents were loud on propaganda. Read More

Kwara 2023: Will Ó tó gẹ́ mantra fly?

November 25, 2022 Admin III 0

As the 2023 general elections build up questions have been raised on possibility of sustaining the Ó tó gẹ́ political revolution in Kwara state given fracas and cracks in the APC coupled with its unpredictable political atmosphere, KEHINDE OSASONA writes. Ó tó gẹ́ meaning “enough is enough” was a slogan for the political revolution that took place in Kwara state Read More

KWASU VC, Akanbi, is dead

November 21, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Vice-Chancellor of Kwara State University, Malete, Professor Muhammed Akanbi (SAN), has passed on. Prof. Akanbi died on Sunday night after a brief illness. The late Vice Chancellor will be buried in Ilorin on Monday, November 21, 2022 in his country home, according to Islamic rites. Professor Akanbi until his death was a celebrated academic, law teacher and legal icon Read More

AbdulRasaq brings succour to Kwara communities 50 years after.

November 17, 2022 Admin III 0

After waiting for 50 years, the administration of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq is bringing succour to Osi-Obbo-Aiyegunle communities in Kwara state. UMAR BAYO ABDULWAHB reports on the construction of a road linking the two communities long abandoned by previous administration. Access roads, no doubt, remain one of the major catalysts to development in any community; hence, the desire of every community Read More

2023: Gobir vows to lift 20, 000 Kwarans out of poverty in 3 months

November 14, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab Ilorin 0

The gubernatorial candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in Kwara state, Waziri Yakubu Gobir, has flagged off a poverty alleviation program targeting 20,000 beneficiaries. The multi-million-naira fund is expected to support the most vulnerable communities and individuals across the state. Speaking to newsmen in Ilorin, Gobir stated the need to prioritise social investments and capacity- building to turn the Read More

Kwara 2023: Poll result rates Gobir higher than AbdulRazaq – YPP

November 9, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab Ilorin 0

The Young Progressives Party (YPP) Tuesday said result of ANAP foundation, an independent poll conducted on select gubernatorial candidates in Nigeria placed its governorship candidate, Alhaji Yakub Gobir, in a better chance of winning next year’s election. The YPP said the poll result which was released on Channels TV flagship show, Politics Today, shows that incumbent Governor AbdulRazaq is in Read More

Kwara governor appoints skit maker, Cute Abiola, as aide

November 5, 2022 Admin III 0

Popular Nigerian skit maker, Abdulgafar Ahmed Abiola, popularly known as “Cute Abiola” has bagged a political appointment. The skit maker has been appinted as the Special Assistant on Creative Industries by the Kwara state governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq. Abiola is a former Navy Officer who reportedly resigned to concentrate on his comic business. Also appointed by AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq is Mr. Jerry Kolo as Read More

Hon. Alabi Bolaji, Kwara’s rising political star

October 26, 2022 Musa Wada 0

There are men who are unnoticed but working assiduously to make a difference in the lives of their people and that of the country in general. Today, a new political star is born in the political arena of Kwara state and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in general. He is Hon. Barrister Edun Alabi Bolaji, the deputy national legal adviser Read More