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The Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Kwara state chapter, on Wednesday, joined other poets and writers worldwide to celebrate this year's World Poetry Day. Held at the Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, the event witnessed various poetry, spoken-word and drama performances from ...
A police sergeant attached to the Kwara state counter terrorism unit of state police command has shot dead a commercial motorcyclist in Share, headquarters of Ifelodun local government area of the state. It was gathered that incident happened in the early hours of Thursday this week. The incident was said ...

He said, “The attention of the NYSC State Secretariat, located in Ilorin,Kwara State has been drawn to a false information being circulated by an online media about the death of a corps member in an autocrash. “The management of the scheme in Kwara State wishes to refute the false news and also set the ...
“It has come to the notice of Independent National Electoral Commission, Kwara State that some unscrupulous persons are carrying out illegal registration of voters in Offa Local Government area,” Atser said. According to him, the perpetrators of the illegal registration were using Corel Draw application to ...
No fewer than 800 members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State have defected to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). NAN reports that Mr Iyiola Oyedepo, the Chairman of PDP in the state, received the defectors in Ilorin on Friday during the visit of executive members ...
I think the Kwara State Government needs to reflect on the effect of such a decision on Christians, our traditional activities and the hospitality firms,” he said. Also, Mr Lanre Awoseyin, the President of the Nigeria Hotel Association (NHA) said that the ban would not be adhered to because Nigerians generally ...

The People of Aran-Orin in Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara, have expressed delight about locating a centre for the Unified Tertiary ... reports that the centre, which was formerly at Oro, a suburb, was moved to Aran-Orin to cater for UTME candidates in Kwara South Senatorial District of the state.
Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State has signed a bill prohibiting production, sale, and consumption of alcohol in certain areas. Ahmed gave his assent to the Ilorin Township (Prohibition Against the Production, Sale, and Consumption of Liquor in Certain Areas) Law, 2018, as passed by the Kwara ...
No fewer than 197,269 children have been vaccinated against measles in the first phase of the immunisation programme in Kwara State, it was learnt yesterday. The State Communication for Development Consultant, Dr Iyabode Ajibola, spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin. The first phase ...
Peoples Democratic Party factions in Kwara State have refused to sheathe their swords despite efforts by the national leadership of the party to reconcile them. Hammed Shittu explains why . The last state congress of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in Kwara state, has come and gone but the ...
The leadership of the National Association of Kwara State Students (NAKSS) has refuted reports that the group participated in a rally in support of the Senate President, Mr. Bukola Saraki, over his trial for false assets declaration by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).
Members of the National Association of Kwara State Students(NAKSS) on Thursday in Abuja staged a protest over what they claimed to be the prolonged trial of the President of the ... “As we know, he paid the UTME fee of 1200 students and we want Nigerians to know that they only want to bring him down.
The Kwara State government will link the Aran-Orin Township road in Irepodun Local government Area to the Osun State boundary. Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed spoke on Wednesday at Aran-Orin, when he inspected ongoing projects in Irepodun and Ekiti Local Government Areas. According to him, his ...
A Kwara State-based civil society group, Kwara Rebirth Ambassadors (KRA), has called for a forensic audit of the state government-owned Harmony Holdings Limited, where monumental fraud was recently discovered by the state legislature. The demand was made in a statement signed on behalf of the ...
It is has been brought to my attention that the Kwara State government said it is looking for me over some issues pertaining to the activities of Kwara Must Change. Mr Tunji Buhari, All Progressive Congress (APC) State PRO made it known today on Royal FM radio station in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
Bukola Saraki, senate president, has appeared at the code of conduct tribunal (CCT) for the resumption of his trial. The former Kwara state governor was accompanied to the court on Thursday by not less than 20 senators. Back at the red chamber, Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, is presiding ...
A civil society group, Kwara Must Change (KMC), has expressed displeasure over the resolution of the Kwara State House of Assembly that Mr. Sani ... and management of Harmony Holdings Limited over alleged misappropriation of Kwara Government Assets in Abuja, Kwara, Lagos and Kaduna states.

Moreover, we have paid the price in Kwara State as the "State of Harmony" and it is going to happen from the North-central by the grace and mercy of the ... "I think Nigerians should start to prepare for a new Nigeria dream by our great Nigerian renaissance project where each citizen will transparently ...
The Nigerian Senate President, Bukola Saraki has praised the Kwara State House of Assembly for passing a bill to suspend pension and other ... In some states, former governors are entitled to official accommodation in the state capitals, official cars, free overseas' medical treatments for them and ...
Moreover, we have paid the price in Kwara State as the “State of Harmony” and it is going to happen from the North-central by the grace and mercy of the ... “I think Nigerians should start to prepare for a new Nigeria dream by our great Nigerian renaissance project where each citizen will transparently ...
The Kwara State House of Assembly has enacted a law prohibiting the illicit dealing in human parts. The bill, sponsored by Abdul Rasheed Taiwo Abdullahi (Owode/Onire), says whoever buys, sells, or is in possession of human parts commits an offence and is liable to not less than 10 years imprisonment.
Commenting on the bill, the Speaker Dr. Ali Ahmad, expressed happiness with the passage of the law which he said reflects the wishes of the people of Kwara State. He therefore warned perpetrators of the evil act, including landlords harbouring ritualists, grave diggers and traffickers that the punishment is ...
The Federal Controller of Works in Kwara State, Omotayo Awosanya, on Monday said federal government had paid N10.9 billion to contractors handling three ongoing federal road projects in the state. Mr. Awosanya made this known in Ilorin, the state capital while addressing journalists at the end of ...
Governor Ayodele Fayose made the disclosure during a peace parley involving the leadership of the two communities, the representative of the Kwara state government and the Commissioners of Police from the two states, at the government house Pavilion in Ado Ekiti. Fayose said that the six – member ...
Senate President, Mr. Bukola Saraki, was on Saturday stoned and chased out of Lafiaji town, Edu Local Government Area of Kwara State, by angry youths in the community. The youths were opposed to the visit of the Senate President, who is seen as attempting to shield Mr. Shaaba Lafiaji, the senator ...
Eight persons have been wounded in a bloody boundary clash between Obbo Ayegunle in Kwara State and Eda Oniyo in Ekiti State. Youths from both communities used weapons against one another while several property were reportedly destroyed in the mayhem. Governments of both states have ...
Residents of Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara State have denounced their Nigerian citizenship. They said they now to belong to the Republic of Benin. The residents attributed their decision to long neglect of the local government in terms of basic infrastructure by the Kwara State government.
Ilorin — The Coalition of Registered Political Parties in Kwara State, yesterday, called on Senate President Bukola Saraki to intervene in the choice of governorship candidate in the state. The group made the call in a letter written to Saraki which was signed by its coordinator, Alhaji Ahmed Abdullahi.
We are the bridging state between the North and the South and we have great potentials that we can mobilise to make Kwara a more developed state. I believe that my sojourn over the years in many states in Nigeria has prepared me for the task ahead and Iwill be of tremendous benefits to my state.
Moving forward, it is my hope that other State Assemblies take a cue from Kwara State and pass similar pieces of legislation into law. The Kwara State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed an amendment bill halting payment of pension to former governors, deputy governors and other officers holding ...
A governorship aspirant in Kwara State, Dr. Bola Olaosebikan, has called for a development initiative in Baruten council to give the people a sense of belonging. Olaosebikan spoke against calls by some indigenes that they be allowed to join Benin Republic. The convener of Kwara Must Change, ...
The World Health Organisation (WHO) will be donating 20 million doses of vaccines annually for the eradication of yellow fever in Nigeria. ... This is as the government commences the phase two of vaccination against yellow fever in four states: Kogi, Kwara , Zamfara and Borno states, where the country has ...
The Kwara State Government will on Thursday, February 1 commence the engagement of the first batch of 1,210 beneficiaries of the World Bank assisted Public Work Fare (PWF) Component of the Youth Employment and Social Support Operations (YESSO). This was made known in a statement issued on ...
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) has dissolved the State Executive Committees of Kwara, Osun, Anambra, Borno and Benue States for alleged anti-party activities. The ACPN National Chairman, Ganiyu Galadima, who spoke with journalists at the ...
Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State, has dismissed report claiming that the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and his political family are planning to dump the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Ahmed said Saraki and other political leaders in the state had no ...
A pro-democracy group in Kwara State, Kwara Must Change (KMC), has kicked against the move by the Kwara State House of Assembly to restrict media freedom in the ... It argued that every Nigerian, irrespective of political affiliation, is entitled to a variety of freedoms and such should not be restricted.
In the statement, the caucus recalled a syndicated interview by the governor of Kwara State, Mr. Abdulfatah Ahmed, in which said he and his political family will dump the APC if their supporters ask them to do so. "We thought it right and expedient to offer the governor and his political family a fast and safe ...
The All Progressives Congress ( APC ) in Kwara state has described the recent move to recall a member of the state House of Assembly, Hassan Oyeleke as amateurish. Alhaji Oyeleke is representing Eesa/Shaawo/Igodun constituency of Offa, at the state House of Assembly. Some politicians from Offa, ...
Students of the Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin have staged a peaceful protest to express their appreciation to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki for ... a reduced tuition fees as unforgettable, saying that “Saraki's gesture attested to his love and concern for the masses in Kwara State and Nigeria at large.
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 ...
We also have few laboratories that carry out expansive tests in the country, considering Nigeria's population. That is not too good.” Dr Jetawo-Winters, who doubles as the Director General, Kwara State Hospitals Management Bureau, said that the centre is not out to carry empirical treatment on patients, but ...
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 ...
The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has restated its position that the teachers in 10 states that are still owing salary arrears should not resume work until ... He listed the states to include: Abia, Adamawa, Bayelsa, Benue, Delta, Ekiti, Kogi, Ondo, Kwara and Taraba, describing them as chronic debtors as far ...
A 2017 report by the UN Population Fund estimates that one in four women and girls between the ages of 15 and 49 have undergone FGM in Nigeria. The report says that the practice has reached alarming rates in six Nigerian states, including Kwara. At 53.3 percent, Kwara State in North Central Nigeria ...
Killings by herdsmen have been on the rise since New Year in Nigeria's Benue state, where relations between herdsmen and farmers remained tense, while other states including Kaduna, Kwara and Rivers have also recorded such killings. Thursday has been declared a work-free day in Benue to enable ...
It also built the Ajaokuta Road Bridge in Kogi State, Jebba Road Bridge in Kwara State, Ethiope and Jamieson Bridge at Sapele, New Carter Bridge with its West Ramp, Third Mainland Bridge (Oworonsoki End) and Opebi Bridge in Lagos. LEVER BROTHERS NIGERIA PLC, the longest surviving ...
He said the vaccination was as a result of the current outbreak in Kwara State and it signified that many Nigerians are not immune to yellow fever. Yellow fever is one of the vaccine preventable diseases which is expected to be given to children during the routine immunisation. The routine yellow fever ...
The Kwara state governor, AbdulFatah Ahmed has advocated the reduction of 50 per cent state counterpart funding for the Universal Basic Education ... He said the continuous dwindling federal allocation to states has made it difficult for states to contribute their 50 per cent counterpart funds to UBEC.
The Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board (KWSUBEB) has said it will upgrade the 70-year-old Alore Primary School in Ilorin West Local Government Area to a Junior Secondary School. A former Acting Director, Finance and Supply, Dr Ahmed Sebutu, sapoke during the school's 70th anniversary.
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