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‘FG Working Towards Ensuring Every Nigerian Owns House in 3 Years’

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by Eyitayo - 24 February 2017

FEDERAL government on Thursday said it has concluded arrangements to ensure that every Nigerian owns house within the next three years by ensuring that it built 16-17 million units houses every year across the states of the federation for public and private workers . The Minister of State, Power, Works and...

Politics

Follow Due Process, Kwara APC Tells Defectors

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WORRIED by the influx of some members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other parties into the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the country, the Kwara State Chairman of APC, Alhaji Ishola Balogun Fulani, at the weekend disclosed that all the defectors from the opposition parties must follow due process. He said that the defection of the opposition party members was an...

Government

Kwara BRT Scheme to Gulp N230m

THE Special Adviser to Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME), Segun Soewu has said that the proposed Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) scheme in Kwara State would gulp N230million. The mass transit scheme proposal is one of the decisions employed by Governor Ahmed to improve the transportation system in the state. The Governor’s aide, while speaking at the MSME Clinic, an...

Law/Crime News

Driver, 57, in Court For Alleged Reckless Driving, Death of Pedestrian

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A 57-year-old driver, Abdulsalam Abdulquadr, on Thursday appeared in an Ilorin Magistrates’ Court for allegedly knocking down a pedestrian who later died in the hospital. Abdulquadr is facing a charge of reckless driving, which he pleaded not guilty. The accused, who resides at Afeyin Area of Eleko in Ilorin, was alleged to have knocked down a pedestrian who was crossing to the other side of the...

Education

KWASU Becomes First Nigerian University to Offer Aeronautical Engineering Programme

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THE National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the take-off of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering Degree programme at the Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete. With this approval, KWASU has become the first Nigerian university to institute a degree programme in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. The Vice-chancellor of the university, Prof. Abdulrasheed Na’allah...

North Central

Kogi Succeeding in Controlling Illegal Logging, Says Commissioner

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KOGI Government says it has achieved 90 per cent success in controlling illegal logging and other deforestation activities across the 21 local government areas of the state. The state Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Mrs Rosemary Osikoya, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lokoja. “It is important to note that the ban placed...

Agriculture

Gov Ahmed Inaugurates ‘Kwara Go Veg’ Programme

GOV. Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara on Thursday inaugurated ‘Kwara Go Veg,’ a programme that would assist vegetable farmers in the state to make profit in whatever they cultivate. Speaking at the ceremony in Ilorin, Ahmed added that the programme was initiated to increase farmers’ productivity, income and develop the value chains of crops. He said the initiative was also aimed at sensitising farmers...

Health

Seven Out of Ten People Born Blind From Birth in Kwara

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AN ophthalmologist at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, UITH, Dupe Ademola-Popoola, has said that seven out of ten blind people in Kwara State were blind from childhood. According to the ophthalmologist, a survey of 100 blind people carried out in the state suggested kept in that condition till they were old enough to come out to beg for a living. Mrs. Ademola-Popoola made this disclosure...

Religion

Kwara Screens 2,004 Intending Pilgrims For 2017 Hajj

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THE Kwara Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board said on Saturday that it has screened 2,004 intending pilgrims for the 2017 Hajj. The Executive Secretary of the board, Mrs Fatima Abolore-imoh, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in llorin that the 2,004 intending pilgrims were selected from the over 2,500 who registered on line for the pilgrimage to the Holy Land in Saudi Arabia. She said there was no...

Uncategorized

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...