Kukah centre trains 50 on election violence 

March 22, 2023 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Kukah Centre (TKC), a Nigeria-based policy research institute, has trained 50 people on peace and conflict management to mitigate the crises that may erupt after the just concluded general elections in the country. Speaking at the opening ceremony of a 2-day capacity building on peace and conflict management organised for participants from Benue, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa and Oyo states Read More

2023 governorship election: How AbdulRazaq, Makinde, Abiodun, Inuwa, Buni returned as governors 

Results of last Saturday’s governorship elections in 28 states with some incumbent governors returned for a second tenure of an 8-year term. Notable among those returned as at the time of this report are Oyo state Governor Seyi Makinde, Kwara state Governor AbdulRahman A. AbdulRazaq, Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state and Governor Read More

Attacks: Curfew imposed at Southern Kaduna communities, ex – Boko Haram fighter, monarch, others nabbed over drugs

   A Police officer and 16 other persons were killed in attacks and reprisals in Ungwan Juju and Ungwan Wakili of Zangon Kataf local government area, Southern Kaduna part of Kaduna state.  According to sources, the killing of a young herder tied to a tree by some locals in Ungwan Juju and cut to death with machete, was the reason for Read More

Kwara to install 5 transformers for communities

March 8, 2023 Editorial V 0

The Kwara State Government said it had concluded plans to install five more transformers in some communities in the state. This was contained in a statement issued by the Press Secretary to the state’s Ministry of Energy, Mrs . Rukayat Abdulhameed, According to her, the Commissioner in charge of the ministry, Mr. Abdulwahab White, said the ministry had secured approval Read More

Kwara approves 400 solar lights for communities across 16 LGAs

March 1, 2023 Editorial V 0

The Kwara State Government on recently approved the procurement and installation of 400 solar lightings for various communities across the 16 local government areas of the state. Mr. Abdulwahab White, the state Commissioner for Energy, told newsmen in Ilorin recently that the approval was a sequel to the government’s resolve to enhance public access to light for environmental beauty. He Read More

Police lift ban on procession, rallies in Kwara

February 11, 2023 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Kwara state police command has lifted the ban it earlier imposed on rallies and processions in the state. The command said the purpose for which the ban was earlier imposed had been achieved. The spokesman of the state Police command, Okasanmi Ajayi, announced this in a statement in Ilorin, the state capital, Saturday Blueprint recalls that the police had on Read More

Pictures: Kwara-born Ruqayyah wins MGGN contest, reveals next plans

August 8, 2022 Editor 0

Newly crowned Most Gorgeous Girl Nigeria (MGGN) Queen Ruqayyah Adeboye has pledged her support to do all within her best to help thousands of girls embrace the beauty of education during her reign. Speaking at her installation as the new MGGN in Abuja, the 23-year-old Queen Ruqayyah said education was a fundamental human right that should be availed to every Read More

Over 50 killed in Ondo church terrorists’ attack as Akeredolu vows to hunt down criminals 

It was a black Sunday in the ancient town of Owo, in Ondo state as gunmen attacked Saint Francis Catholic Church, Owaluwa area of the town, near the Olowo of Owo’s Palace, killing scores of worshipers during service. The gunmen were said to have used dynamites to blow the altar of the church while the service was going on, with parts of Read More

[VIDEO] Sallah: Buhari fetes physically challenged, vulnerables

As part of activities to mark Sallah celebration, President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday feted the physically challenged persons in Kwara state. The national programme tagged ‘Baba For All’ which flagged-off years back drew multitudes of physically challenged, widows, orphanages, the weak and the vulnerable in the society who stormed the venue in their large numbers. At the occassion, the, representative of Read More

Volleyball: Kwara United shock Kano Pillars as 2022 Super Cup gains momentum (PICTURES)

April 5, 2022 Editor 0

Kwara United VC have defeated 2021 Nigeria Volleyball Premier League Champion, Kano Pillars 3-2 (17-25, 27-25, 25-23, 21-25, 19-17) on Day 2 of the ongoing 2022 Nigeria Volleyball Super Cup in Lagos state. An elated head coach of Kwara United, Adewale Badamosi, praised his players for their relentless efforts during the game. Badamosi revealed that the win against defending Champions Read More

Kwara gov, NUJ, veteran journalists mourn ex-NAN MD Adebayo

November 5, 2021 Administrator 0

The Kwara state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has commiserated with the Omu Aran community and the media fraternity on the death of a former acting managing director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Chief Jide Adebayo, describing his demise as “a huge loss.” The former NAN chief, who was also the Eesa of Omu Aran (prime minister) and former Commissioner Read More

VIDEO: Cholera outbreak looms as water scarcity hits Kwara

September 20, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

Residents of a village in Dagbalodo community in Patigi local government area of Kwara state are seen in a viral video digging up holes in sand for dirty water which they drink, use to cook and for other household activities. An interpreter who captured the scene on video, said the villagers dig the holes and scoop the dirty water which Read More

FCT FA chairman backs Unity preseason tourney

September 18, 2021 Editor 0

The Chairman of FCT Football Association Abba Mourtar Mohammed has given his approval to the hosting of the Unity preseason tournament holding in Abuja from 30th October to 5th November 2021. Revealing this in Abuja, the Organising Committee Chairman, Patrick Ngwaogu (Odogwu Ndi Abia), said the Chairman was so excited of the programme, and has agreed to donate the main Read More

Court cases: APC compiling names for NEC’s sanction – CECPC

September 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) said it has started compiling the lists of party members in court, with a view to securing the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) ratification for their sanction. The ruling party’s leadership also declared that it won’t recognise any parallel congress at the just concluded nationwide local Read More

Turaki of Ilorin: Kawu, Badmus others hail appointment of Mustapha

August 4, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

A former Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Modibbo Kawu, has described the Turaki as a very important title in Kwara state, adding that it was conferred on Mallam Saliu Mustapha in recognition of his contributions to the development of the ancient city. Recently, the Emir of Ilorin, His Royal Highness, Dr Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, appointed a national chairmanship aspirant Read More

APC vows maximum punishment to members who hold parallel Congresses

July 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of today’s commencement of its Wards, Local Governments and States Congresses, the ruling All Progressives Congress “APC) has threatened to dish out maximum punishment on any of its members who conduct parallel exercises or open parallel party secretariats. Some aggrieved party chieftains in Kwara, Osun, Delta, Imo states and many others have threatened to conduct a parallel exercise. The Read More

Buhari’s vision, policies ensuring self-sufficiency in food production – APC group

June 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of All Progressives Congress (APC) known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) said President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration was moving Nigeria steadily towards self-sufficiency in food production in a way that has never been witnessed since independence.  The group said the country’s steady progress in the administration’s efforts at positioning agriculture as the fulcrum of the country’s economic Read More

Heathcare: Group donates equipments worth millions of Naira to FCT

May 16, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

A humanitarian organisation based in the United States of America, Achana Legacy Foundation, has donated boimedical equipment worth millions of naira to boost primary healthcare centres in the Federal Capital Territory.  Some of the items donated include Electric, Hill-Rom, Advanta worth $2,800.00, CV Arts, CV Split, CSR Wrap worth $900.00, Dharma Relief Face Masks with Earloops worth $1,080.00, Monitor worth Read More

NYSC DG visits wounded corps members in hospital

April 3, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Director-General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has visited four corps members who had sustained various degrees of injuries in an auto crash  along Mokwa road recently, and receiving treatment at the  University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH).   According to a release presented to Blueprint by the DG  Saturday, the corps members were on their way Read More

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Prince Kazeem Eletu Queens ready for NWFL nationwide league

March 25, 2021 Taiwo Hussein 0

Following the announcement by the Nigeria Women Football League that the nationwide league will commence on April 11, head coach, Prince Kazeem Eletu Queens Football Club, Jaiyeola Damilare, has expressed the team’s readiness for the second tier league. Prince Kazeem Eletu Queens are among the 22 clubs confirmed by the NWFL for the two phase tournament holding at the Aguyi Read More

Revealed! How Armed Forces Commission caused commotion in Senate 

March 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Amid commotion over a bill seeking for the establishment of Armed Forces Service Commission (AFSC), the Senate in avoiding division, hurriedly went into closed door session last week Wednesday. TAIYE  ODEWALE reports . The hope of the Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe ( PDP Abia South ), to get his bill seeking for establishment of Armed Forces Service Commission (AFSC) pass for Read More

Oto’ge: Can Kwarans trust Abdulrasaq for second term?

March 17, 2021 Editorial IV 0

BODE OLAGOKE, in this piece takes a look at the ongoing politics of wit at the Kwara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) vis-a-vis the performance of the incumbent Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq in less than two years in office. Background  The 2019 effect of the ‘Oto’ge revolution’ in Kwara state which threw up Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq of the Read More