AbdulRazaq has discarded Ote’oge manifestos – Kwara Kwara SDP

December 2, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab Ilorin 0

Kwara state chapter of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Friday declared that Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has discarded his Ote’oge manifestoes with which he canvassed for people’s votes in 2019. The SDP was reacting to a statement attributed to the governor during the swearing in of new Commissioners and Special Adviser Wednesday where he said his opponents were loud on propaganda. Read More

Kwara 2023: Will Ó tó gẹ́ mantra fly?

November 25, 2022 Blueprint 0

As the 2023 general elections build up questions have been raised on possibility of sustaining the Ó tó gẹ́ political revolution in Kwara state given fracas and cracks in the APC coupled with its unpredictable political atmosphere, KEHINDE OSASONA writes. Ó tó gẹ́ meaning “enough is enough” was a slogan for the political revolution that took place in Kwara state Read More

KWASU VC, Akanbi, is dead

November 21, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Vice-Chancellor of Kwara State University, Malete, Professor Muhammed Akanbi (SAN), has passed on. Prof. Akanbi died on Sunday night after a brief illness. The late Vice Chancellor will be buried in Ilorin on Monday, November 21, 2022 in his country home, according to Islamic rites. Professor Akanbi until his death was a celebrated academic, law teacher and legal icon Read More

AbdulRasaq brings succour to Kwara communities 50 years after.

November 17, 2022 Blueprint 0

After waiting for 50 years, the administration of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq is bringing succour to Osi-Obbo-Aiyegunle communities in Kwara state. UMAR BAYO ABDULWAHB reports on the construction of a road linking the two communities long abandoned by previous administration. Access roads, no doubt, remain one of the major catalysts to development in any community; hence, the desire of every community Read More

2023: Gobir vows to lift 20, 000 Kwarans out of poverty in 3 months

November 14, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab Ilorin 0

The gubernatorial candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in Kwara state, Waziri Yakubu Gobir, has flagged off a poverty alleviation program targeting 20,000 beneficiaries. The multi-million-naira fund is expected to support the most vulnerable communities and individuals across the state. Speaking to newsmen in Ilorin, Gobir stated the need to prioritise social investments and capacity- building to turn the Read More

Kwara 2023: Poll result rates Gobir higher than AbdulRazaq – YPP

November 9, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab Ilorin 0

The Young Progressives Party (YPP) Tuesday said result of ANAP foundation, an independent poll conducted on select gubernatorial candidates in Nigeria placed its governorship candidate, Alhaji Yakub Gobir, in a better chance of winning next year’s election. The YPP said the poll result which was released on Channels TV flagship show, Politics Today, shows that incumbent Governor AbdulRazaq is in Read More

Kwara governor appoints skit maker, Cute Abiola, as aide

November 5, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Popular Nigerian skit maker, Abdulgafar Ahmed Abiola, popularly known as “Cute Abiola” has bagged a political appointment. The skit maker has been appinted as the Special Assistant on Creative Industries by the Kwara state governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq. Abiola is a former Navy Officer who reportedly resigned to concentrate on his comic business. Also appointed by AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq is Mr. Jerry Kolo as Read More

Hon. Alabi Bolaji, Kwara’s rising political star

October 26, 2022 Musa Wada 0

There are men who are unnoticed but working assiduously to make a difference in the lives of their people and that of the country in general. Today, a new political star is born in the political arena of Kwara state and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in general. He is Hon. Barrister Edun Alabi Bolaji, the deputy national legal adviser Read More

Kwara: Teachers’ rewards no longer in heaven

October 24, 2022 Blueprint 0

For teachers in Kwara state public schools, the 2022 World Teachers Day celebration was one event that would linger in their memories as UMAR BAYO ABDULWAHB reports. Not too long ago, Kwara state government under the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC)-led administration of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, a fortnight ago, left a major mark in the state education sector as teachers Read More

Kwara: AbdulRazaq appoints 16 women special assistants on SDGs

October 20, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab Ilorin 0

Kwara state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has appointed 16 women as Special Assistants on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Each appointee represents the 16 local government areas of the state. The appointees, according to a statement by the chief press secretary to the governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, were charged with the duties of supporting and promoting the administration’s efforts to achieve the goals. Read More

Arrest, detention of Kwara-based Journalists, gross violation of rights – FPS    

October 15, 2022 Solomon Arowolo, Abuja 0

The Abuja Chapter of the Fourth Estate Professional Society (FPS) Friday condemned the illegal arrest and detention of two Kwara-based Journalists, Dare Akogun of Sobi FM and Abdulrasheed Akogun, Publisher of Fresh Insight, an Online Newspaper. Consequently, the body has called for their immediate release, saying the act was a gross violation of their rights. The duo were allegedly arrested and Read More

Kwara gov mourns Moonlight’s editor Saliu

October 5, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab Ilorin 0

The Kwara state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has commiserated with the family and the media fraternity on the death of the publisher of Real News, an online platform, and editor of Moonlight Newspaper, Mallam Issa Saliu. Mallam Issa died Monday and has been buried according to Islamic rites. The governor in a statement by his chief press secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye , Read More

River basin authority MD urges Kwara residents to respect rights of rivers

September 30, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab Ilorin 0

Managing Director, Lower Niger River Basin Development Authority, Ilorin, Saheed Aremu, has admonished residents of the state to respect the rights of rivers by restraining themselves and others from all kinds of activities that could pollute water. Aremu spoke on the sideline of ‘2022 World Rivers Day’ observed by the River Basin in Ilorin during which he led top management Read More

Kwara commissioner loses mother

September 16, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Mother of the Kwara state Commissioner for Women Affairs, Dr. Mopelola Bashir, Hadjia Aminatu Abdulmaliq Ikudaisi (Nee Onimago), is dead. She died Thursday and has since been buried according to Islamic rites. Meanwhile, a leading pro-democracy group, Kwara Must Change, has condoled with the commissioner over the demise of her mother. The group, which spoke through its state co-ordinator, Yusuf Read More

Rumpus in Kwara over ‘theft of N11.9 billion’

September 14, 2022 Blueprint 0

Everyone is waiting to know what Kwara state government intends to do to the audited report involving past government in which billions were misappropriated. UMAR BAYO ABDULWAHB reports. There is confusion in the camp of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) following the recent forensic audit report which revealed that the whoping sum of N11.9 billion was stolen from the Read More

Kwara 2023: Gov. AbdulRazaq deserves reelection

September 12, 2022 Bola Giwa 0

Governors seeking reelection have never found it easy. This often comes when most of them try to complete some projects initiated in their first term and ensure that they finish the unfinished businesses of governance. Handy is Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara state, who some people have given many sobriquet owing to his stellar performances. Anyone familiar with Kwara would Read More

Kwara campaign bill boards: We won’t compromise public safety – KWASAA

September 7, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab Ilorin 0

Kwara State Signage and Advertisement Agency (KWASAA) has said that it will not compromise the safety of members of the general public in granting approval for erection of bill boards for electioneering campaigns ahead of the 2023 general elections. It said though the agency is generating revenue for the government by monitoring outdoor advertisement, it will not compromise the safety Read More

Kwara govt blows hot over electric cable theft

August 31, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Kwara Commissioner for Energy, Hajia Mariam Ahmed, Tuesday, warned members of the public who indulged in electric cable theft or vandalism to desist. The Commissioner gave the warning in her office in Ilorin while hosting the people of Ilupeju-Lawal community, Madi in Ilorin West Local Government Area of the State, who were on a courtesy visit. She said the Read More

Kwara’s WAEC ranking: Bad choices have consequences

August 25, 2022 Blueprint 0

Who else is shocked about the 2021 ranking of Kwara as 34th nationwide in the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) of states by the number of credit passes? It is the sharpest shock therapy to be administered on anyone who still doubts the depth of the rots in the basic education system that our administration has spoken of. Believe it Read More

Shamelessness as Kwara PDP’s trademark

August 24, 2022 Blueprint 0

It’s no longer funny how the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara state self-identifies with shamelessness. Shamelessness is fast becoming their trademark. One wonders how audacious they are to ridicule the Kwara people at every given opportunity. How would a party that sank Kwara so deep in a mess the current administration is trying so hard to clean be Read More

Philanthropy: The good example of Saliu Mustapha

August 1, 2022 Blueprint 0

As I write, Mallam Saliu Mustapha, the Turaki of Ilorin in Kwara state, is on the verge of enabling the marketers at Alanamu market to return to business after a sad fire incident. He has authorized the immediate comprehensive renovation of the affected shops. This is typical of the Turaki who has since converted the act of personal generosity and Read More

Next time you see an Oke Apomu LGEA School…

July 26, 2022 Rafiu Ajakaye 0

A shocking picture of some children learning on bare floor surfaced this week from Oke Apomu LGEA Primary School in Ilorin-west of Kwara state; certainly not a good sight. A few weeks ago, an online news platform published a not-too-appealing picture of a school in Asa where children were also seen learning under the tree.The truth is that there are Read More