[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 Blueprint 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

Confusion in Ilorin over corpse found in canal

March 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

Confusion rented the air Monday in Ifedolapo community in Ilorin after a corpse was found under Osere Bridge. Residents raised unanswered questions as to the cause of death. Some thought Friday night’s rainstorm, which destroyed many properties in Ilorin, could have been responsible for the death. Police spokesperson in Kwara, Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed the development in an interview. He said Read More

Breaking: ACPN national chairman, Galadima leads members to APC

February 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Chairman of the deregistered Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) Alhaji Ganiyu Galadima, has formerly joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the ongoing nationwide membership registration and revalidation exercise. Galadima, who was the ACPN presidential candidate in 2019, also asked all his members in the deregistered party to register in the ongoing registration exercise of the Read More

COVID-19: Anxiety mounts as death toll rises in Nigeria, 27 dead in 24 hours

January 30, 2021 NAN 0

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Friday reported 27 coronavirus-related deaths in the country, bringing the total number of those who had succumbed to the deadly virus to 1,577. The NCDC disclosed this on its official website on Friday. The public agency also announced 1,114 new coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the past 24 hours and these have taken the Read More

Gov AbdulRasaq, minister task NBAIS on syllabus

December 18, 2020 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, and Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq of Kwara state have urged the National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies (NBAIS) to review the syllabus of their programme to meet up with challenges of 21st century. The duo spoke at a workshop themed, “The Role of NBAIS in the Integration of TSANGAYA System of Education in Read More

Northern govs mourn Kwara

November 10, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Northern Governors Forum (NGF) has commiserated with the people of Bauchi state and family of the legendary hunter and crime fighter, Ali Kwara who died recently.  The forum chairman and governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong, in a message signed by his director of press, Dr. Makut Macham, described the late Ali kwara as an outstanding hunter who devoted Read More