Food security: FG commissions Okuta dam in Kwara

January 7, 2022 Blueprint 0

The federal government has commissioned a 1.8 million cubic metres storage capacity Okuta Dam in Baruten local government area of Kwara state to feed at least 100 hectares of irrigation farm lands. The Minister of Agriculture, Engr. Suleiman Adamu, disclosed this at the commissioning of the dam, a project office and some other completed projects in Ilorin, which ran from Read More

Parishioners in mourning mood as Catholic Bishop dies on New Year

January 1, 2022 Editor 0

The Catholic Bishop Of Ilorin diocese in Kwara state Rev. Dr Paul Adegboyega Olawoore has passed on. The Bishop’s health was at critical state according to a Parishioner shortly before December 31, 2021 Cross over service. A member of his church Aloy Chukwuemeka wrote on his Facebook page on January 1, 2022, “At the cathedral church last nite during the Read More

2023: Gang up against Tinubu exercise in futility — Popoola

December 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

One of the chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state, Prince Saheed Popoola has described as an exercise in futility, the seeming gang-up against the presidential ambition of the National Leader of the party Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu ahead of the 2023 general election. Hon Popoola, a member of Kwara State House of Assembly who also vied Read More

Kwara Police command deploys 2, 500 for Christmas, New Year

December 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

Ahead of Christmas and New Year festivities, the Kwara state Police command said it has deployed a total of 2,500 personnel drawn from its various units and formations to ensure hitch free celebrations. The personnel comprise of conventional Police, Mobile Force, bomb disposal unit, counter terrorism unit, force animal branch and others. This was contained in a statement issued Wednesday Read More

Oloriegbe mulls mobile clinic for constituents, enroles 2,500 NHIS

December 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Chairman Senate Committee on Health representing Kwara Central Senatorial District, Dr Yahayah Oloriegbe, has announced a free health insurance scheme for 2 ,500 of his constituents. Similarly, he said as part of his intervention in the area of health, arrangements have been concluded with the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) to provide mobile clinic services for the people of Read More

Legislate on AbdulRazaq’s 10- year devt plan, group urges assembly

December 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

A leading pro democracy group, Kwara Must Change, has asked the House of Assembly to adopt the 10- year development plan launched by Goverrnor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq as a legal instrument that should be fully implemented by successive governments. The group also noted that with the recent political gender bill signed into law by the governor, he had raised the bar Read More

Osi, Ilesha Baruba KWASU’s campuses ready next year- AbdulRazaq

December 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Kwara state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq , Saturday said his administration has secured funding for the completion of the two campuses of the state university at Osi and Ilesha Baruba. Completing the two campuses will open up the state, create new economic centres, and boost search for knowledge and inquiry in the state, the governor said. He spoke at the Read More

Gumen abduct retired Kwara perm sec Erubu

December 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

A retired permanent secretary in Kwara state, Dr. Zubair Erubu, was Thursday abducted by suspected kidnappers at a gunpoint. He was abducted around 10:00pm at Ago-Oja, Asa local government area of the state. Erubu, who is also the Magaji Erubu of Ilorin, was said to be returning from Ilorin metropolis to retire at his Ago-Oja residence when the kidnappers struck Read More

No part of Kwara’ll be left in our development agenda – Abdulrazaq

December 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Kwara state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has assured that no part of the state would be left in his administration’ s development agenda. He said investments on rural roads and river crossings and basic amenities are meant to open up the hinterlands for agricultural and commercial purposes. Speaking at the public presentation of the autobiography of Prof. Luke Ekundayo Edungbola Read More

Will Tinubu’s reconciliatory move rescue Kwara APC?

November 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Kwara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is noticeably divided and this development is painting the government in the state in bad light. However, there are reconciliatory moves going on. Will the initiative salvage the situation? TOPE SUNDAY writes. The crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state is festering on a daily basis Read More

Senatorial aspirant, Deway, condemns kidnapping, killing of Onijala’s brother

November 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

The leading Kwara South Senatorial Aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Otunba Olabode Oyedepo, popularly known as Deway has condemned in its entirety, the kidnapping and killing of Amb. Onijala’s brother, Oni-Jay in Isin Local Government Area of Kwara State by unknown gunmen. Deway in a statement he released on Thursday through Adebayo Olodan, his Special Assistant on Media, Read More

Kwara: FRSC records 72 accidents,96 deaths in two months

November 16, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Sector commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), in Kwara state, Jonathan Owoade, Monday said the commission had in the last two months of September and October recorded an average of about 96 deaths from 72 road accidents. He identified impatience, wrongful overtaking, night driving, use of phones while driving and over speeding as causes of major accidents on Kwara roads. Read More

Poor mentorship bane of Africa’s leadership problem – Seminary

November 16, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Ecwa Theological Seminary, Igbaja ,Kwara state, North centeral Nigeria, weekend decried lack of proper mentoring of upcoming leaders as a major factor responsible for Africa’s leadership problem. The seminary also admonished the church in Nigeria and Africa at large to ensure proper interpretation of Biblical words of God to guide leaders and followers aright. The seminary’s position were contained in Read More

We are changing Kwara students’ thinking on tax evasion – Omoniyi

November 9, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Executive Chairman Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KWIRS), Shade Omoniyi, Tuesday, said the agency was evolving measures to change the thinking of students in a bid to inculcate culture of tax payment in them. To demonstrate its seriousness, the agency has rewarded winner of 2021 inspired tax club competition among secondary school students with a cash prize of N2.5 million. Read More

Kwara APC elders chide minister over verbal attacks on governor

November 8, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Elders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state Monday berated the Minister of Information and Culture, Alh Lai Mohammed for denigrating the state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq. The elders under the aegis of Kwara APC Elders Caucus were reacting to the disparaging comments made by the minister about the governor in a recent newspaper interview. They, however, asked the Read More

Kwara disburses interest-free loan to 30,000 more beneficiaries

November 3, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Kwara state Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq Wednesday flagged off the disbursement of non-interest loans to another round of 30,000 beneficiaries of its social investment programme. With Wednesday’s disbursement, the number of beneficiaries has increased to 60,000 since the scheme kicked off last year. “Between 2020 and now, we have disbursed soft loans to 30,000 beneficiaries. Today’s event marks the commencement of Read More

Kwara flags off border road, re-awards another

November 3, 2021 Umar Adebayo Abdulwahab 0

The Kwara state government will on November 11 flag off the construction of the Osi-Obbo road, a strategic border motorway connecting Kwara to Ekiti state, ending years of public agony along that corridor, according to a cabinet briefing, Tuesday evening. Addressing reporters at a press briefing in Ilorin, Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Hajia Sa’adatu Modibbo-Kawu, said the Read More

Presidential c’ttee releases 122 inmates in Kwara

November 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Presidential Committee on Correctional Reform and Decongestion has released 122 children from the Borstal Training Institute in Ilorin, Kwara state. The committee led by its chairperson, Ishaq Bello, the immediate-past and Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, facilitated the release of the children during their visit to the borstal institution Weekend. The Federal Ministry of Read More

Prison decongestion: Committee releases 122 children from Ilorin borstal home as 2 gets education scholarship

October 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

A total number of 122 children have been released from the Borstal Training Institute, Ilorin, Kwara state by the order of the Presidential Committee on Correctional Reform and Decongestion. The Committee led by its Chairman and former Chief Judge of FCT High Court, Justice Ishaq Bello, had in furtherance of its mandate, facilitated the release of the children during their Read More

22-yr-old man commits suicide in Kwara over impotence

October 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has disclosed that a 22-year-old man, Shuaib Idris, committed suicide in Gwanara, Baruten local government area of Kwara state, over his inability to have sexual intercourse with women. This was contained in a press statement signed by the command’s Spokesman, Mr Babawale Afolabi, and made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Read More

World Stroke Day: 13m in danger of stroke worldwide – NMA

October 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has disclosed that no fewer than 13 million people globally are at risk of stroke. The chairman of Kwara state branch of the association, Prof. Baba Issa, made the disclosure in a statement on Friday in Ilorin.A statement indicated that the alert was in commemoration of World Stroke Day.It read in part, “13.7 million people Read More

2023: Kwara APC and the cracks within

October 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, there are noticeable cracks within the Kwara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The cracks, if not mended, may be its albatross at the polls; TOPE SUNDAY writes. Today in Kwara state, the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) is still serving as its own opposition as some of its members are divided and Read More

Nigeria’s security challenges going down – Ndume

October 22, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Ali Ndume, on Friday said the security challenges confronting the country were already going down. The lawmaker spoke to reporters in Ilorin, Kwara state, on the sidelines of the turbaning ceremony of one of the All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairmanship aspirants, Malam Saliu Mustapha, as the Turaki of Ilorin. According to him, there Read More

Kwara APC stakeholders hail Hajiya Falilat’s choice as woman leader

October 22, 2021 Umar Bayo 0

Stakeholders and members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ilorin East local government area of Kwara state, have hailed the election of Hajiya Falilat Muhammed Odegbangba as the party’s state woman leader. Also, women under the aegis of Ibagun Educated Women Elite have described Hajiya Falilat’s election as well deserved. The stakeholders in a statement by APC’s secretary in Read More