• FG orders probe of alleged inmates’ killing in Ilorin prisons

    FG orders probe of alleged inmates’ killing in Ilorin prisons

    According to reports, the Federal Government has ordered an investigation into the alleged killing of six inmates of Oke Kura Prisons, Ilorin, Kwara State last Thursday.

    The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, directed an an Intra-Ministerial Committee to work closely with the Nigeria Prisons’ management team with a view to unraveling the remote circumstances surrounding the incident.

    This was to prevent a repeat of such in any of the nation’s penitentiary and to sanction any official found culpable, a statement on Monday […]

  • Saraki flags off N300m water, road projects in Ilorin

    Saraki flags off N300m water, road projects in Ilorin

    It was gathered that the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, yesterday flagged off a N300 million water project in Ilorin, Kwara State.

    Under the scheme, both the low-lift and high-lift pumps at Agba Dam Water Works, GRA, Ilorin will be replaced.

    Some old components of the dam that was commissioned in 1959 will also be replaced.

    The Senate President said the project which was captured in the federal government’s 2016 budget is being done to boost water supply to Ilorin metropolis.

    Agba Dam with […]

  • FIRS shuts firms in Warri, Lagos, Ilorin over unpaid taxes

    FIRS shuts firms in Warri, Lagos, Ilorin over unpaid taxes

    It was gathered that the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), yesterday, ramped up its tax enforcement drive when its teams shut down the premises of companies with tax liabilities in Warri, Lagos and Ilorin.

    In Warri, Delta State, the enforcement team visited two companies including JAD Construction, where the FIRS team evicted all the staff before sealing off the premises for unremitted taxes in excess of N400million, accumulated from 2013.

    “These defaulters had the option of clearing the arrears to avoid being […]

  • APC suspends Ilorin West LG Chairman

    APC suspends Ilorin West LG Chairman

    It was gathered that the Kwara chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended the party’s Chairman in Ilorin West Local Government Area, Alhaji Suleiman Balah.

    The party’s Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Sulaiman Buhari, made this public in a statement on Saturday in Ilorin.

    He said the suspension became inevitable owing to Balah’s deliberate insubordination and wilful sabotage of lawful party directive.

    The suspension order, he said, takes immediate effect.

    He said the next ranking officer of the party had been directed to take […]

  • Man dies after falling off moving train in Ilorin

    Man dies after falling off moving train in Ilorin

    One person has been confirmed dead after falling off a moving train at the Post Office area of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.

    Efforts to speak with eyewitnesses could not yield as they declined to comment.

    The incident, however, led to the gathering of symphathisers discussing the unfortunate incident.

    One man, who spoke off record, said the deceased was hanging at the entrance of the train around 9AM when he knocked his leg on the rail and fell off the train.

    Those around the […]

  • Confusion as Woman Suffering from ‘Economic Depression’ is Found Dead Inside a Well in Ilorin

    Confusion as Woman Suffering from ‘Economic Depression’ is Found Dead Inside a Well in Ilorin

    In what will come across as a rather shocking development, a woman has been found dead inside a well.

    A middle-aged woman, identified only as Medina, was found dead inside a well in the Oloje area of Ilorin, Kwara State capital, causing some pandemonium in the area.

    She was reportedly found dead yesterday.

    It was repoted that men of the state’s fire services had a hectic time recovering her lifeless body from the well after sympathisers and neighbours tried for hours without success.

    It […]

  • Why I was absent at Eid-el-Fitr praying ground in Ilorin – Saraki shares reasons

    Why I was absent at Eid-el-Fitr praying ground in Ilorin – Saraki shares reasons

    The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday adduced reason for his absence at the Eid-el-Fitr praying ground in Florin, Kwara State for this year’s end of Ramadan prayer.

    Saraki was attacked by an irate mob last year September at the praying ground.

    His absence thus fuelled the feeling that he was avoiding another round of attack.

    But Saraki, who wrote on his Twitter handle in reaction to the story publish on his absence at praying ground, said:

    “A quick search […]

  • Saraki Mobbed in Front of Mosque in Ilorin … more photos

    Saraki Mobbed in Front of Mosque in Ilorin … more photos

    The  Senate President Bukola Saraki has divided opinion due to his case with the CCT. Many have vilified while others have been sympathetic, claiming that he is the victim of a witch hunt.

    A few weeks ago, while in a mosque in his hometown, the Senate President was embarrassed when worshippers at a mosque refused to let the presiding Imam pray for Saraki.

    Yesterday though, the Senate President literally had to battle his way to his car as tons of […]

  • DSTV worker stoned to death over ensued disagreement in Ilorin

    DSTV worker stoned to death over ensued disagreement in Ilorin

    Ahmed Saheed, a 29-year-old DSTV installer, has died of internal injury he sustained following an alleged hauling of stones on him by some guests from the premises of Peace Hotel in Adewole area of Ilorin, Kwara state capital.

    Ahmed reportedly slumped while making report at the Adewole police station, Ilorin from where he was rushed to a private hospital, but was confirmed dead on arrival.

    His body had been deposited at the Ilorin General Hospital as the deceased’s family await autopsy report […]

  • OMG!!! Car rams into trailer in Ilorin this morning (photos)

    OMG!!! Car rams into trailer in Ilorin this morning (photos)

    This happened at Cottage Junction, Olorunshogo Area, Ilorin in Kwara state this morning. Thankfully the driver survived the incident. See another photo

  • Drama Occurred As Suspected Robber Falls From Bank’s Roof In Ilorin

    Drama Occurred As Suspected Robber Falls From Bank’s Roof In Ilorin

    There was drama on Friday at the Unity Road Branch of Guaranty Trust Bank in Ilorin as a suspected robber fell from the bank’s roof, throwing the banking hall into pandemonium.
    News gathered that the suspect was hiding in the roof of the bank while waiting for his accomplices to commence a robbery operation when he fell.

    A security man attached to the bank told NAN on condition of anonymity that the suspected robber must have been hiding in the roof overnight. […]