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

Kwara: Teachers’ rewards no longer in heaven

October 24, 2022 Admin III 0

For teachers in Kwara state public schools, the 2022 World Teachers Day celebration was one event that would linger in their memories as UMAR BAYO ABDULWAHB reports. Not too long ago, Kwara state government under the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC)-led administration of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, a fortnight ago, left a major mark in the state education sector as teachers Read More

Kwara: AbdulRazaq appoints 16 women special assistants on SDGs

October 20, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab Ilorin 0

Kwara state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has appointed 16 women as Special Assistants on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Each appointee represents the 16 local government areas of the state. The appointees, according to a statement by the chief press secretary to the governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, were charged with the duties of supporting and promoting the administration’s efforts to achieve the goals. Read More

Arrest, detention of Kwara-based Journalists, gross violation of rights – FPS    

October 15, 2022 Solomon Arowolo, Abuja 0

The Abuja Chapter of the Fourth Estate Professional Society (FPS) Friday condemned the illegal arrest and detention of two Kwara-based Journalists, Dare Akogun of Sobi FM and Abdulrasheed Akogun, Publisher of Fresh Insight, an Online Newspaper. Consequently, the body has called for their immediate release, saying the act was a gross violation of their rights. The duo were allegedly arrested and Read More

Kwara gov mourns Moonlight’s editor Saliu

The Kwara state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has commiserated with the family and the media fraternity on the death of the publisher of Real News, an online platform, and editor of Moonlight Newspaper, Mallam Issa Saliu. Mallam Issa died Monday and has been buried according to Islamic rites. The governor in a statement by his chief press secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye , Read More

River basin authority MD urges Kwara residents to respect rights of rivers

September 30, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab Ilorin 0

Managing Director, Lower Niger River Basin Development Authority, Ilorin, Saheed Aremu, has admonished residents of the state to respect the rights of rivers by restraining themselves and others from all kinds of activities that could pollute water. Aremu spoke on the sideline of ‘2022 World Rivers Day’ observed by the River Basin in Ilorin during which he led top management Read More

Kwara commissioner loses mother

September 16, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Mother of the Kwara state Commissioner for Women Affairs, Dr. Mopelola Bashir, Hadjia Aminatu Abdulmaliq Ikudaisi (Nee Onimago), is dead. She died Thursday and has since been buried according to Islamic rites. Meanwhile, a leading pro-democracy group, Kwara Must Change, has condoled with the commissioner over the demise of her mother. The group, which spoke through its state co-ordinator, Yusuf Read More

Rumpus in Kwara over ‘theft of N11.9 billion’

September 14, 2022 Admin III 0

Everyone is waiting to know what Kwara state government intends to do to the audited report involving past government in which billions were misappropriated. UMAR BAYO ABDULWAHB reports. There is confusion in the camp of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) following the recent forensic audit report which revealed that the whoping sum of N11.9 billion was stolen from the Read More

Kwara 2023: Gov. AbdulRazaq deserves reelection

September 12, 2022 Bola Giwa 0

Governors seeking reelection have never found it easy. This often comes when most of them try to complete some projects initiated in their first term and ensure that they finish the unfinished businesses of governance. Handy is Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara state, who some people have given many sobriquet owing to his stellar performances. Anyone familiar with Kwara would Read More

Kwara campaign bill boards: We won’t compromise public safety – KWASAA

September 7, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab Ilorin 0

Kwara State Signage and Advertisement Agency (KWASAA) has said that it will not compromise the safety of members of the general public in granting approval for erection of bill boards for electioneering campaigns ahead of the 2023 general elections. It said though the agency is generating revenue for the government by monitoring outdoor advertisement, it will not compromise the safety Read More

Kwara govt blows hot over electric cable theft

August 31, 2022 Admin III 0

The Kwara Commissioner for Energy, Hajia Mariam Ahmed, Tuesday, warned members of the public who indulged in electric cable theft or vandalism to desist. The Commissioner gave the warning in her office in Ilorin while hosting the people of Ilupeju-Lawal community, Madi in Ilorin West Local Government Area of the State, who were on a courtesy visit. She said the Read More

Kwara’s WAEC ranking: Bad choices have consequences

August 25, 2022 Admin III 0

Who else is shocked about the 2021 ranking of Kwara as 34th nationwide in the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) of states by the number of credit passes? It is the sharpest shock therapy to be administered on anyone who still doubts the depth of the rots in the basic education system that our administration has spoken of. Believe it Read More

Shamelessness as Kwara PDP’s trademark

August 24, 2022 Admin III 0

It’s no longer funny how the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara state self-identifies with shamelessness. Shamelessness is fast becoming their trademark. One wonders how audacious they are to ridicule the Kwara people at every given opportunity. How would a party that sank Kwara so deep in a mess the current administration is trying so hard to clean be Read More

Philanthropy: The good example of Saliu Mustapha

August 1, 2022 Admin III 0

As I write, Mallam Saliu Mustapha, the Turaki of Ilorin in Kwara state, is on the verge of enabling the marketers at Alanamu market to return to business after a sad fire incident. He has authorized the immediate comprehensive renovation of the affected shops. This is typical of the Turaki who has since converted the act of personal generosity and Read More

Next time you see an Oke Apomu LGEA School…

July 26, 2022 Rafiu Ajakaye 0

A shocking picture of some children learning on bare floor surfaced this week from Oke Apomu LGEA Primary School in Ilorin-west of Kwara state; certainly not a good sight. A few weeks ago, an online news platform published a not-too-appealing picture of a school in Asa where children were also seen learning under the tree.The truth is that there are Read More

Cattle-filled trailer crushes 8 people in Kwara

July 8, 2022 Admin III 0

Eight people and an unspecified number of cattle were reportedly killed after a trailer rammed into a stationary vehicle in Kwara state. The white coloured commercial trailer with registration no DAT SGM396ZR was said to be coming from the northern part of the country when he rammed into a stationary trailer. The incident, it was gathered, occurred in Okoolowo junction, Read More

As Kwara marches on to greater heights…

June 10, 2022 Rafiu Ajakaye 0

On January 3 this year, I published an article ( A note on the Kwara journey ) detailing the miles that Kwara has covered under the humble servant of God AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq in the past three years. It was a chronicle of facts and figures with sources, unassailably pulling down the web of lies and conjectures about the administration. In Read More

Kwara PDP ouster in 2019 an aberration – Ex- minister

May 24, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Kwara Central senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, has described the defeat suffered by the opposition party in 2019 general elections as “an aberration.” He said the people of the state were deceived to reject the PDP then but ended up having a government they did not want in the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC). Read More

2023: Kwara north elders back AbdulRazaq’ s second term guber bid

Elders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Kwara north senatorial district have declared support for the re- election of governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq for a second term. Addressing a press conference in Ilorin Tuesday, the APC elders, in an address read by Ambassador Nuruddeen Mohammed, said the only assignment left for the party delegates at the forthcoming party’s primary Read More

I killed to become number 1 in hierarchy – Cult leader confesses

May 19, 2022 Admin III 0

The Kwara state police command last wrek paraded one Olagunju Abdulfatai Tijani a leader of one cult group known as Eiye Confratenity who confessed to killing at least three members of a rival group in his bid to become number one in Ilorin zone. UMAR BAYO ABDULWAHAB chronicles the major breakthrough recorded by the command between March and April 2023. Read More

The battle for Kwara central senatorial seat

May 15, 2022 Abdullahi Lanre 0

As politicians nationwide begin to clean their ‘boots’ in readiness for the 2023 political race, the contest for the Kwara Central senatorial seat would perhaps turn out to be one of the critical highlights of the election. The All Progressives Congress (APC) which holds the levers of power in Kwara state especially has a point to prove, considering the still Read More

Ridding Kwara of gangsterism and cult-related crimes

May 6, 2022 Admin III 0

Lately, Ilorin and other major towns like Offa were in the news for the wrong reasons. UMAR BAYO ABDULWAHAB reports on how gangsterism is taking a toll in the peace of the state. Offa, the second largest commercial city after Ilorin the Kwara state capital was in the news again in the recent past following a fracas that broke out Read More