• Kwara State Governor Ahmed disowns fake Facebook accounts

    Kwara State Governor Ahmed disowns fake Facebook accounts

    The public has been alerted to the existence of fake Facebook accounts in the name of the Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed.

    The accounts are said to be operated by some unscrupulous individuals to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.

    A statement by the Governor’s spokesman, Dr. Femi Akorede, said Ahmed has only two authorized Facebook accounts, which are https://web.facebook.com/Saimaigida/?fref=ts and https://web.facebook.com/Abdulfatah-Ahmed-121771477889618/?fref=ts.

    His Twitter and Instagram accounts are said to be https://twitter.com/AbdulfataAhmed and https://www.instagram.com/alhajiabdulfatahahmed/ respectively.

    The statement by Akorede added: “Any other social […]

  • PDP suspends six chieftains in Kwara

    PDP suspends six chieftains in Kwara

    According to reports, the Peoples Democratic Party on Saturday announced the suspension six of its prominent members in Kwara State.

    The suspension order was contained in a statement issued in Ilorin.

    The statement was jointly signed by the state Chairman of the party, Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo, and Secretary, Barrister M. Yusuf.

    It gave the names of the suspended members as Prince Sunday Fagbemi, Kunle Suleiman, Alhaji Hassan Stands-Zorro, Captain Isiaka Also (rtd), Alhaji Illyasu Ibrahim and Jide Usman-Alabi.

    The statement said the members, who […]

  • Eyitayo Jegede gets Kwara PDP’s blessing

    Eyitayo Jegede gets Kwara PDP’s blessing

    Kwara State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have thanked God for the judicial victory of Eyitayo Jegede as the party’s governorship candidate in Ondo State.

    At an interdenominational thanksgiving prayer session held in Ilorin, on Friday, the PDP members praised God “for not allowing evil to prevail over good in this country.”

    Speaking with journalists after the prayer session, the factional chairman of the party, Prince Sunday Fagbemi, said that Nigerians needed to be prayerful to avoid a repeat of political crisis of […]

  • Kwara State Government shuts down 132 illegal private schools

    Kwara State Government shuts down 132 illegal private schools

    According to reports, the Government of Kwara State said on Thursday that it had closed 132 illegal private schools operating in the state.

    Hajia Zainab Bello, the Director of Quality Assurance in the Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, said apart from being illegal, the schools were operating within unhygienic environments.

    Bello, who spoke on behalf of Alhaji Musa Yeketi, State Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development while closing 19 other private schools, said the government had begun verification of […]

  • Gov. Ahmed of Kwara calls for urgent prison reforms

    Gov. Ahmed of Kwara calls for urgent prison reforms

    The need for urgent reforms of the prison system in Nigeria so that prisons can carry out their role of reforming convicted prisoners, has been called for by Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State.

    Governor Ahmed stated this while receiving the Comptroller-General of Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS), Mr. Ja’afaru Ahmed, who paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Ilorin, on Sunday, in the light of recent deaths of inmates at Nigeria Prison, Oke Kura, Ilorin.

    Describing the incident as unfortunate, the governor noted that the restructuring of the […]

  • Saraki Is Responsible For My Disqualification As A Non-Executive Commissioner, Says Former Speaker Of Kwara

    Saraki Is Responsible For My Disqualification As A Non-Executive Commissioner, Says Former Speaker Of Kwara

    Mr. Yissa Benjamin, a former Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, has accused the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, of being behind the disqualification of his nomination as a non-executive commissioner of the Nigerian Communications Commission by the Senate.

    Speaking during a media briefing in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital on Saturday, Benjamin claimed that some of Saraki’s loyalists had already told him that since his nomination was not from Saraki, he would be rejected by the Senate.

    Benjamin also […]

  • No inmate beaten to death by Kwara prison officials – PRO

    No inmate beaten to death by Kwara prison officials – PRO

    It ws gathered that the Public Relations Officer, PRO, of the Ilorin Prison, in Kwara State, Mr Philip, has refuted reports making the rounds that some prison officials beat six inmates to death after they protested over poor quality of food given to them.

    The incident was said to have caused chaos on Thursday at the Oke Kura prison.

    According to the widely circulated report, the inmates requested to see the Comptroller General of Prisons so he could address their grievances, but […]

  • Six Inmates Allegedly Beaten To Death By Kwara Prison Officials

    Six Inmates Allegedly Beaten To Death By Kwara Prison Officials

    According to reports, the Oke Kura Prison, Ilorin, Kwara State, was thrown into pandemonium on Thursday after six inmates were reportedly beaten to death by warders.

    Newsmen reported that 11 other inmates were seriously injured during the fracas which occurred around 2pm.

    It was learnt that the inmates, who were in the condemned inmates’ cell, had protested the substandard quality of food they were served and demanded to see the controller of the prison to address their grievances.

    The source said the prison […]

  • Kwara Poly denies increase in fees, monetization of NYSC mobilization

    Kwara Poly denies increase in fees, monetization of NYSC mobilization

    It was gathered that the Rector, Kwara State Polytechnic, Alhaji Mas’ud Elelu, yesterday said that the institution had not increased its school fees.

    “The campaign on the social media is callous and not a true representation of the institution’s authorities,” Elelu told newsmen in Ilorin.

    “I urge the general public to always seek clarification when they are in doubt over activities of the school,’’ Elelu said.

    The rector advised the public to verify information on fees and other activities of the school on […]

  • EFCC quizzes Kwara lawmaker over N13.5m hajj fund

    EFCC quizzes Kwara lawmaker over N13.5m hajj fund

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has quizzed and released a lawmaker from Kwara State, Mr. Saheed Popoola.

    It was gathered on Thursday that Popoola, who currently represents Balogun/Ojomu constituency of Offa Local Government in the state House of Assembly, was interrogated by EFCC over alleged N13.5m 2012 hajj fund.

    It was learnt that the Lagos office of EFCC wrote to the Assembly informing it of an invitation to the lawmaker to appear before the anti-graft agency.

    Popoola in a […]

  • Herbalist kills woman after using charm to have s*x with her in Kwara

    Herbalist kills woman after using charm to have s*x with her in Kwara

    An Ilorin Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday remanded a 27 -year-old native doctor, Bunmi Popoola, in prison for allegedly using charm to have carnal knowledge of a woman which caused her death.

    The Magistrate, Mr Ahmed Immam, remanded Popoola of Odo-Owa in Okeero Local Government, at Medium Security Prison, Mondala, after he pleaded not guilty to a one-count charge of murder.

    He adjourned the case till Oct. 18, for further hearing

    The Prosecutor, Cpl. Adewumi Johnson, told the court that the accused used charm […]