Breaking: Kwara governor approves 100% consolidated health salary structure, fresh recruitment of nurses

December 6, 2023 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has approved the implementation of a 100% Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS) for Nurses in the state. Additionally, the governor approved the recruitment of more nurses to fill the vacuum created by the brain drain in the country and to improve the quality and standard of nursing care in line with the global best practices. Read More

4 children, others perish in Kwara road crash 

November 26, 2023 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Eight travelers including four children have died in a motor accident at Oke Onigbin, along Omuaran-Ilorin road, Irepodun Local Government Area (LGA) of Kwara state. Kwara sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Stephen Dawulung confirmed the death of the travellers in a statement signed by the Public Relation Officer (PRO) of the Sector, SRC Busari Basambo, on Read More

Labour strike: Partial compliance in Enugu, Kaduna, FCT

The nationwide strike called by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) commenced Tuesday despite warning by the federal government that the unions should avoid contempt of court. The lead labour bodies called out their members on an industrial action following the November 1 attack on the NLC President Joe Ajaero in Owerri, the Imo state Read More

We ‘ll make Kwara, Nigeria proud again in schools debate championship – Kwara SUBEB Chair   

October 25, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

Professor Abdulraheem Sheu Adaramaja is the chairman, Kwara State Universal Basic Education (KWSUBEB) . In this interview with UMAR BAYO ABDULWAHB, he speaks on the state of basic education in the state prior to the coming of Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq ‘s administration and the transformation that has taken place, among other sundry issues. Public schools enrolment in Kwara state has increased in Read More

Police nab ‘killers of club owner’

October 12, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) has arrested suspected killesr of a club owner in Kwara State, Adeniyi Ojo. The suspects – Adama Joseph and Oreoluwa Davies narrated how they killed the socialite while being paraded by the police in Abuja on Wednesday evening. They confessed to the crime, attributing the cause of their action to the late socialite’s covetousness, stinginess, Read More

AbdulRazaq hails Kwara trio over feats at Africa’s Scrabble tourney

September 1, 2023 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Kwara state governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has congratulated the three Kwara state children who recently won medals for their brilliant outings at the African Youth Scrabble Championships. The trio are Aliu Qudus who placed 2nd; Olojoku Boluwatife Sufyan (5th); and Olosun Khalid (8th) are all students of Government High School Ilorin. Their feats meant they were among the best Scrabble players Read More

Kwara: Beating the drums of war in Aradun community

In this piece, UMAR BAYO ABDULWAHAB report that a new twist is being introduced in the lingering crisis over demolition of an acient arch in Aradun community in the Irepodun local government area of Kwara state despite series of peace initiatives to nip the situation in the bud. Renewed hostilities Aradun, a community in Irepodun local government area of Kwara Read More

Kwara schools: 18 semi-finalists to compete for N2.5m quiz

June 30, 2023 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Eighteen schools have qualified for the semi finals stage of 2023 tax club quiz competition (TCQC) organised by the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development. A total of 231 schools from private and public secondary society across the three senatorial districts of the state participated in the preliminary stages Read More

Kwara communities protest IBEDEC’s N25m demand to connect transformer

May 10, 2023 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Scores of electricity consumers from 29 communities in Ilorin East local government area of Kwara state have stormed the secretariat of National Union of Electricity Employees in Ilorin, Kwara state capital to protest over 20 years epileptic power supply. They accused the management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDEC) challenge office, Ilorin of demanding for N25 million before they can Read More

Kwara to offset debt with excess crude account deductions

April 4, 2023 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The Kwara state executive council has approved offset of its local debt stock with the outstanding payment of its share of the federal government’s unauthorised deductions from excess crude accounts between 2009 and 2015. The Nigerian Governors’ Forum is proposing that each state converts its balance of the deduction to what it equals in its debt to the federal government, Read More

Kukah centre trains 50 on election violence 

March 22, 2023 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Kukah Centre (TKC), a Nigeria-based policy research institute, has trained 50 people on peace and conflict management to mitigate the crises that may erupt after the just concluded general elections in the country. Speaking at the opening ceremony of a 2-day capacity building on peace and conflict management organised for participants from Benue, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa and Oyo states Read More

2023 governorship election: How AbdulRazaq, Makinde, Abiodun, Inuwa, Buni returned as governors 

Results of last Saturday’s governorship elections in 28 states with some incumbent governors returned for a second tenure of an 8-year term. Notable among those returned as at the time of this report are Oyo state Governor Seyi Makinde, Kwara state Governor AbdulRahman A. AbdulRazaq, Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state and Governor Read More

Attacks: Curfew imposed at Southern Kaduna communities, ex – Boko Haram fighter, monarch, others nabbed over drugs

   A Police officer and 16 other persons were killed in attacks and reprisals in Ungwan Juju and Ungwan Wakili of Zangon Kataf local government area, Southern Kaduna part of Kaduna state.  According to sources, the killing of a young herder tied to a tree by some locals in Ungwan Juju and cut to death with machete, was the reason for Read More

Kwara to install 5 transformers for communities

March 8, 2023 Admin III 0

The Kwara State Government said it had concluded plans to install five more transformers in some communities in the state. This was contained in a statement issued by the Press Secretary to the state’s Ministry of Energy, Mrs . Rukayat Abdulhameed, According to her, the Commissioner in charge of the ministry, Mr. Abdulwahab White, said the ministry had secured approval Read More

Kwara approves 400 solar lights for communities across 16 LGAs

March 1, 2023 Admin III 0

The Kwara State Government on recently approved the procurement and installation of 400 solar lightings for various communities across the 16 local government areas of the state. Mr. Abdulwahab White, the state Commissioner for Energy, told newsmen in Ilorin recently that the approval was a sequel to the government’s resolve to enhance public access to light for environmental beauty. He Read More

Police lift ban on procession, rallies in Kwara

February 11, 2023 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Kwara state police command has lifted the ban it earlier imposed on rallies and processions in the state. The command said the purpose for which the ban was earlier imposed had been achieved. The spokesman of the state Police command, Okasanmi Ajayi, announced this in a statement in Ilorin, the state capital, Saturday Blueprint recalls that the police had on Read More

Pictures: Kwara-born Ruqayyah wins MGGN contest, reveals next plans

August 8, 2022 Editor 0

Newly crowned Most Gorgeous Girl Nigeria (MGGN) Queen Ruqayyah Adeboye has pledged her support to do all within her best to help thousands of girls embrace the beauty of education during her reign. Speaking at her installation as the new MGGN in Abuja, the 23-year-old Queen Ruqayyah said education was a fundamental human right that should be availed to every Read More

Over 50 killed in Ondo church terrorists’ attack as Akeredolu vows to hunt down criminals 

It was a black Sunday in the ancient town of Owo, in Ondo state as gunmen attacked Saint Francis Catholic Church, Owaluwa area of the town, near the Olowo of Owo’s Palace, killing scores of worshipers during service. The gunmen were said to have used dynamites to blow the altar of the church while the service was going on, with parts of Read More

[VIDEO] Sallah: Buhari fetes physically challenged, vulnerables

As part of activities to mark Sallah celebration, President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday feted the physically challenged persons in Kwara state. The national programme tagged ‘Baba For All’ which flagged-off years back drew multitudes of physically challenged, widows, orphanages, the weak and the vulnerable in the society who stormed the venue in their large numbers. At the occassion, the, representative of Read More

Volleyball: Kwara United shock Kano Pillars as 2022 Super Cup gains momentum (PICTURES)

April 5, 2022 Editor 0

Kwara United VC have defeated 2021 Nigeria Volleyball Premier League Champion, Kano Pillars 3-2 (17-25, 27-25, 25-23, 21-25, 19-17) on Day 2 of the ongoing 2022 Nigeria Volleyball Super Cup in Lagos state. An elated head coach of Kwara United, Adewale Badamosi, praised his players for their relentless efforts during the game. Badamosi revealed that the win against defending Champions Read More

Kwara gov, NUJ, veteran journalists mourn ex-NAN MD Adebayo

November 5, 2021 Admin III 0

The Kwara state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has commiserated with the Omu Aran community and the media fraternity on the death of a former acting managing director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Chief Jide Adebayo, describing his demise as “a huge loss.” The former NAN chief, who was also the Eesa of Omu Aran (prime minister) and former Commissioner Read More

VIDEO: Cholera outbreak looms as water scarcity hits Kwara

September 20, 2021 Admin III 0

Residents of a village in Dagbalodo community in Patigi local government area of Kwara state are seen in a viral video digging up holes in sand for dirty water which they drink, use to cook and for other household activities. An interpreter who captured the scene on video, said the villagers dig the holes and scoop the dirty water which Read More