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Reps Committee Decries Congestion at Ilorin Prison

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by Eyitayo - 24 March 2017

THE  House of Representatives committee on Army yesterday  decried the congestion in the federal prison , Oke Kura in Ilorin, Kwara state, saying that the situation requires urgent attention. The House committee also noted that the atmosphere in the area was no longer conducive for both the prison inmates...


Another Ward Exco Washes Off Ndakenes’ APC Rejection

ALL Progressives Congress (APC) Shonga  Ward One in Edu Local Goverent Area of Kwara State has dissociated itself from the purported rejection of the defection of Alhaji Abubakar Ndakene into the party. This was contained in a statement issued by the leadership of the party in the ward, and made available to Journalists in Ilorin, the state capital. The statement was signed by the party’s...


Gov Ahmed Flags Off N2.3b Dualization of Kulende-UITH-Oke-Ose Road Project

KWARA State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed on Friday flagged off N2.3bn dualization of Kulende-UITH-Oke-Ose road project in Ilorin.   The governor at the flag off ceremony of the federally owned 9km road noted that the project reflects his administration’s commitment to implement major infrastructural projects, boost commercial activities across the state and uplift the people.   He noted...

Law/Crime News

Kwara Cleric Accused of Shaving Girl’s Pubic Hair

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AN Ilorin Magistrate court has ordered the remand of a 34-year-old man over sorcery. Abdulaziz Jamiu of Oke-Awo Compound, Okeya in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State is remanded in Mandala Minimum Prison in the outskirts of Ilorin. The suspect who claimed to be a marabout was charged for attempting to hypnotise a student in order to rape her. The girl is said to be an IJMB student of a...


ECOWAS: Benin Republic Academics in Unilorin For Training

THE University of Ilorin on Tuesday, commenced two-week training programme on English language training for academics and non academics from the French-speaking Republic of Benin. Declaring the training open in Ilorin, the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, said the programme was part the university’s effort to aid the integration programme in Africa. He said, “It is...

North Central

Benue Killings: Protesters Besiege National Assembly

PROTESTERS on Thursday blocked the entrance of the National Assembly and demanded the immediate evacuation of Fulani herdsmen from Benue State. The protesters, who identified themselves as Vanguard Against Tiv Massacre, said they were sick and tired of the senseless killings which they said have rendered many of them homeless. Speaking on behalf of the protesters, Utoo Frank said no fewer than 30...


Kwara Assembly Approves Procurement of N2bn Fertiliser

THE Kwara House of Assembly on Wednesday approved Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed’s  request to procure 20,000 metric tonnes of NPK fertilizer worth N2billion for distribution to farmers. The approval was sequel to the request to that effect read by the Speaker, Dr Ali Ahmad, at plenary on Tuesday. The speaker announced the approval after the House had debated the governor’s request which lasted about...


200 Retirees Benefit From Foundation’s Medical Outreach in Kwara

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NO fewer than 200 local government pensioners in Kwara benefited from the medical outreach of  the Mike Omotosho Foundation in the state. Speaking at the event held at Pensioners’ Secretariat in Ilorin on Wednesday, the founder of the foundation, Mr Mike Omotosho,  said the initiative  was aimed at enabling the aged, especially pensioners,  to access   medical  services. According to him,...


Emir of Ilorin to Hold Special Prayer Session for Buhari

THE Emir of Ilorin and Chairman, Kwara State Council of Chiefs and Obas , Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari (CFR) will on Friday, 17 March organise a special prayer session in honour of President Muhammadu Buhari. The Emir announced this through a statement issued by Magaji Nda, Alhaji Salihu Mohammed Woru in Ilorin on Tuesday and made available to journalists. Magaji Nda disclosed that the occasion is...


Post S/Court Judgment: Olofa Preaches Unity, Tolerance, Peaceful Co-existence

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OBA Mufutau Gbadamosi of Ofa, Kwara, on Monday appealed to his people to be peaceful, tolerant and remain committed to the growth and development of the town. Gbadamosi made the appeal at his palace during a special prayer and thanksgiving following the affirmation of his appointment as the traditional ruler of Offa by the Supreme Court on Friday. Gbadamosi, who described the judgment as one of “no...