News - Kwara

Kwara Police Parades 25 For Kidnapping & Armed Robbery

1 day ago /
Nation 

The Kwara State Police Command has arrested and paraded 25 suspects for kidnapping and armed robbery. The State Commissioner of Police, Lawan Ado,  noted that the kidnappers and cattle rustlers killed a Policeman in the attempt to arrest the gang. Briefing journalists on its activities since the beginning of year 2018, the...

Buhari Meets 13 APC Governors In Daura

1 day ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, met with 13 governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Daura, his country home, Katsina State, North West Nigeria. The President and the governors were earlier scheduled to meet at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, but the meeting was rescheduled for Daura due to Buhari’s...

Kwara House Of Reps Members Demand Disqualification Of CCT Chairman

6 days ago /
Nation 

Kwara state lawmakers in the House of Representatives have advised the attorney general of the federation to disqualify the code of conduct tribunal Chairman Danladi Umar from presiding over the corruption case against senate President Bukola Saraki.

Religious Leaders Oppose Cattle Colonies

1 week ago /
Nation  Religion 

Opposition continues to mount against the proposed cattle colonies for herdsmen. The latest is coming from some religious leaders in the country.

Fuel Scarcity: DPR Sanctions 26 Stations In Ilorin

1 week ago /
Nation 

Twenty six fuel stations have been sanctioned and penalized in Ilorin, Kwara state since the fuel shortage resurfaced in the country in December 2017.

Afenifere Rejects Cattle Colonies For South West

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere has declared the southwest region as a no-go-area for establishment of cattle colonies, as proposed by the federal government of Nigeria.

Kwara APC Accuses State Executives Of Marginalisation

3 weeks ago /
Politics 

All seems not too well with the Kwara State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as some members have accused the state executives of marginalisation, victimization and intimidation. The group under the aegis of Caucus for Progressive Change made this allegation while addressing journalists in Ilorin, Kwara state. Speaking through their...

Herdsmen Burn Farm Belonging To Former Naval Chief, Afolayan

1 month ago /
Nation 

Suspected herdsmen have burnt down twenty five hectares of farmlands belonging to a former Chief of Naval Staff (Rtd), Vice Admiral Samuel Afolayan in his hometown in Obbo Ile, Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State. The yearly burning is said to have started 10 years ago and this current burning...

Kwara PDP Pledges To 2019 Governorship Election

1 month ago /
Politics 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara state says it is repositioning itself to win next year’s governorship election in the state. The state chairman of the party, Iyiola Oyedepo,  disclosed this at the party’s peace meeting in Ilorin. The party had been embroiled in leadership tussle until November 2017 when the...

Kwara NSCDC Distributes Free Fuel From Black Marketers

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has distributed over 2,000 litres of seized petrol from black marketers in Ilorin, the state capital. It was learned that the products were intercepted across various parts of the North-Central state. The seized commodity, which was in seventy units...

Three Injured In Kwara United Bus Crash

1 month ago /
Sports  

Players and officials of Kwara United have been involved in a road accident on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The incident occurred this morning, no life was lost in the incident but three people were injured while the team bus was badly damaged. The ‘Harmony boys’ were on their way to Ilorin from Lagos...

Kwara Govt Advocates Reduction of States Contribution To UBEC

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has advocated the reduction of the 50 per cent states of the federations’ contribution to Universal Basic Education project to 10 per cent. The governor said the reduction becomes necessary due to the current harsh economy situation that had continued to take toll on all...

Media Professionals Seek Better Welfare For Journalists

1 month ago /
Nation 

The contribution of the media to national development, social mobilisation, enlightenment, education, information dissemination and entertainment cannot be overstated.         Despite these facts, the welfare of journalists has suffered neglect. The need for Nigerian journalists to be well remunerated and given the needed welfare package to enhance their duties has therefore been...

Free TV Subscribers In FCT To Pay N1,600 Access Fee

1 month ago /
Nation 

For Television Viewers in the Federal Capital Territory to enjoy the thirty channels on the digital terrestrial television platform, an annual access fee of one thousand six hundred naira is to be paid on each of the set up boxes connected to a television device. This follows expiration of the one...

JAMB Reduces Cost Of Forms

1 month ago /
Education 

The Registrar of the Joint Admissions And Matriculation Board (JAMB) Prof. Ishaq Oloyede says jamb has reduced the cost of JAMB form for foreign students willing to study in Nigeria from two hundred dollars to twenty dollars. Professor Oloyede made this known while hosting journalists at his residence in Ilorin, Kwara...

C.A.N Accuses Muslim Fundamentalists Of Attack On Churches In Ilorin

1 month ago /
Nation  Religion 

The Kwara state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria has accused Muslim fundamentalists of being behind the new year mayhem in the state that led to the vandalization of church properties and attack on its members. The commissioner of police and the chairman of the Quoreeb Muslim society however insisted...

Rivers Govt Defends Wike, Blasts Amaechi For Comments On Killings

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Rivers State Government has defended Governor Nyesom Wike against claims by the Minister of Transport that the governor was responsible for the New Year killing in the state. Mr Rotimi Amaechi had earlier on Tuesday accused the governor of encouraging thuggery and, thereby, causing the killing of up to 16...

Kwara: Falsification Of History

1 month ago /
Nation 

Some opinion leaders in Offa, Kwara state have described as unacceptable the age-long categorization of the town as part of the north instead of the southwest. They made their position known during a lecture titled "Offa in Yoruba history" held in the town. ever since the colonial era, Offa has been categorized...

FG Launches Digital Switchover In Kaduna

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government on Friday launched the Digital Switchover (DSO) in Kaduna State, North-west Nigeria. The event, which comes two days after the DSO was launched Ilorin, Kwara State, was attended by the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, and Kaduna State Governor, Mr Nasir El-Rufai. Dignitaries at the event also...

Digital Switch Over Hits Ilorin

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Information and Communication Minister, Lai Mohammed says the new television digital switch over will grow television business in Nigeria by four hundred million dollars per annum. Mohammed said this at the official launch of the digital switch over in Ilorin, Kwara State. Kwara state is the third state where the switch...


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