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

Cattle-filled trailer crushes 8 people in Kwara

July 8, 2022 Blueprint 0

Eight people and an unspecified number of cattle were reportedly killed after a trailer rammed into a stationary vehicle in Kwara state. The white coloured commercial trailer with registration no DAT SGM396ZR was said to be coming from the northern part of the country when he rammed into a stationary trailer. The incident, it was gathered, occurred in Okoolowo junction, Read More

As Kwara marches on to greater heights…

June 10, 2022 Rafiu Ajakaye 0

On January 3 this year, I published an article ( A note on the Kwara journey ) detailing the miles that Kwara has covered under the humble servant of God AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq in the past three years. It was a chronicle of facts and figures with sources, unassailably pulling down the web of lies and conjectures about the administration. In Read More

Kwara PDP ouster in 2019 an aberration – Ex- minister

May 24, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Kwara Central senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, has described the defeat suffered by the opposition party in 2019 general elections as “an aberration.” He said the people of the state were deceived to reject the PDP then but ended up having a government they did not want in the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC). Read More

2023: Kwara north elders back AbdulRazaq’ s second term guber bid

Elders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Kwara north senatorial district have declared support for the re- election of governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq for a second term. Addressing a press conference in Ilorin Tuesday, the APC elders, in an address read by Ambassador Nuruddeen Mohammed, said the only assignment left for the party delegates at the forthcoming party’s primary Read More

I killed to become number 1 in hierarchy – Cult leader confesses

May 19, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Kwara state police command last wrek paraded one Olagunju Abdulfatai Tijani a leader of one cult group known as Eiye Confratenity who confessed to killing at least three members of a rival group in his bid to become number one in Ilorin zone. UMAR BAYO ABDULWAHAB chronicles the major breakthrough recorded by the command between March and April 2023. Read More

The battle for Kwara central senatorial seat

May 15, 2022 Abdullahi Lanre 0

As politicians nationwide begin to clean their ‘boots’ in readiness for the 2023 political race, the contest for the Kwara Central senatorial seat would perhaps turn out to be one of the critical highlights of the election. The All Progressives Congress (APC) which holds the levers of power in Kwara state especially has a point to prove, considering the still Read More

Ridding Kwara of gangsterism and cult-related crimes

May 6, 2022 Blueprint 0

Lately, Ilorin and other major towns like Offa were in the news for the wrong reasons. UMAR BAYO ABDULWAHAB reports on how gangsterism is taking a toll in the peace of the state. Offa, the second largest commercial city after Ilorin the Kwara state capital was in the news again in the recent past following a fracas that broke out Read More

Eid-el-fitri: Peaceful eid, large turnout in Kwara

Kwara state recorded a peaceful and joyful eid Monday as thousands of Muslim faithful converged on the Ilorin central praying ground to observe the short celebrative prayers. The eid was attended by governor AbdulRahman Abdulrazaq. Also at the Eid was the Emir of Ilorin Dr Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, accompanied by a legion of kakaki-blaring traditional royal guards. They were welcomed to Read More

2023: Mustapha felicitates with muslims, calls for matured engagement

May 2, 2022 Editorial II 0

A former aspirant for the National Chairmanship of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mallam Saliu Mustapha has felicitated with Muslims nationwide on the occasion of the Eid-el-Fitri celebrations which marks the end of the month-long Ramadan fast. In a message released to newsmen Monday, Mustapha who is also the Turaki of Ilorin urged Muslims to retain the virtues which the Read More

Don advocates digital administration to curb revenue collectors’ sharp practices

April 29, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The eighth inaugural lecturer of the Kwara State University, Malete, Professor AbdulRauf Ambali, has advocated adoption of what he called digital administration for effective administration and accountability in public service. He said adoption and implementation of digital administration policy will not only enhance efficiency but go a long way in monitoring and tracking those who engage in sharp practices. The Read More

Kwara Central: Mustapha battles Oloriegbe for APC senatorial ticket

April 23, 2022 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Turaki of Ilorin, Alhaji Salihu Mustapha, has indicated interest for Kwara Central Senatorial seat presently occupied by Senator Ibrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe. Mustapha popularly called the Golden Boy of Nigerian politics, made the declaration at his residence in Ilorin on Friday during Ramadan Iftar with some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) . Read More

Senate President bags Magayaki chieftaincy title in Kwara

March 19, 2022 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

The Kaiama Emirate Council in Kwara State will on Sunday honour the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan with a chieftaincy title. In a statement released in Abuja, Saturday, Lawan will be turbaned as Magayaki of Kaiama Emirate, which means the lead warrior that ensures the Emirate is protected, survives and progresses. The title as explained in the statement by Read More

Kwara completes 11 water works, 57 motorised boreholes in 3 years

Communities hitherto suffering from perennial water challenges in Kwara state have now began to heave a sign of relief as the administration of governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has completed rehabilitation of 11 water works across the state. Similarly, the goverment has also rehabilitated and completed 47 hand pump boresholes and 57 motorised boreholes. Of this figures, consideration were also given to Read More

Kwara gov nominated for UNDP’s leadership, governance award

March 4, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Kwara state governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has been nominated for the leadership and governance category of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)/UN women’s inaugural International Women’s Day awards gala. The awards gala holds on March 5 (Saturday) in Lagos. The governor’s nomination serves to recognise his unprecedented efforts to mainstream gender inclusion in government positions in Kwara state, according to the Read More

Kwara gov swears-in acting grand kadi

February 17, 2022 Blueprint 0

L-R: Immediate past Grand Kadi of the Kwara State Sharia Court of Appeal Justice Muhammad Ola Abdulkadir; Hajia Salamat Kamaldeen; Deputy Governor Kayode Alabi; Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq; newly appointed Acting Grand Kadi Sharia Court of Appeal Justice Abdullateef Kamaldeen Al-Adaby; Speaker Kwara State House of Assembly Rt Hon. Yakubu Salihu Danlandi; Special Assistant Religion (Islam) Alhaji Ibrahim Danmaigoro; Justice Mas’ud Adebayo Oniye; and Dr. Kamaldeen Khadeejah; during the swearing in ceremony of the Acting Grand Khadi, at Government House, Ilorin, on Wednesday.

Kwara 2023: Will pendulum swing to North?

February 11, 2022 Blueprint 0

Age-long agitation has once again pitched the people of Kwara-north against Kwara-central and Kwara-south in the quest for governorship position in the forthcoming 2023 general elections. In this report, KEHINDE OSASONA gives an insight to the intrigues and permutation. Preparatory to the 2023 governorship election in Kwara state, stakeholders, elders and youth of the northern axis of Kwara state have Read More

Assets: Kwara vows to prosecute those indicted by govt white paper

January 20, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Kwara state government will not spare those indicted by its white paper report on the sales and illegal acquisition of government assets, the state’s Commissioner for Communication, Olabode Towoju, has stated. Towoju, who is a member of the state government white paper committee on the illegal acquisition of government property from 2019 to date, said government had concluded arrangements Read More

Bello Turji, gang not relocating to Kwara forest – Police

January 20, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The Kwara state police command has allayed the fears of residents of the state over the purported relocation of fleeing Zamfara bandits’ leader, Bello Turji and his gang to unidentified forest in the state. Although the command said the news of the purported relocation of the Zamfara bandits’ leader to the state could not be substantiated, it however said the Read More

Kwara as new haven for investments

January 19, 2022 Blueprint 0

Kwara State has emerged the new destination for investors and not an abode for criminals. The Inspector General of Police , Usman Alkali Baba who has detailed reports of insecurity in the country attested to impressive national rating of Kwara State as the most peaceful and best secured State in Nigeria during his recent official working visit to Kwara State. Read More