One killed as cultists strike in Ilorin

There was an uneasy calm in some parts of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital Thursday as gunmen, suspected to be cultists, struck and killed one person. The victim, simply identified as ‘Abbey’ was shot dead around Ikokoro area, off Niger road, in Ilorin. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the unidentified gunmen, believed…

Paediatrician Cautions Against Using Palm Oil As Poison Antidote

Palm Oil NAN, Dr Gbemisola Boyede, a consultant paediatrician at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), has cautioned against the practice of using palm oil as an antidote for poison. Boyede told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Ilorin that the use of palm oil as antidote against poisoning could be a…

Cleric Advises Religious Leaders To Preach Peace, Not Violence

Cleric Advised Religious Leaders To Preach Peace NAN, Abuja; Pastor Sanya Olufemi of Glory of Christ Assembly Fate, Ilorin, has advised religious leaders to preach peace and not violence to their members. Olufemi gave the advice on Tuesday in Ilorin when speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). According to him, religious organisations have…

Geri-Alimi Underpass: Kwara Govt. pays N30m compensation to property owners

The Kwara Government on Friday commenced payment of N30 million compensation to property owners dislodged at the construction of the Diamond Underpass at Geri-Alimi in Ilorin. Presenting cheques to the beneficiaries in Ilorin, the Commissioner for Works and Transport, Alhaji Aro Yahaya, said that the compensation was determined based on value of the property. Yahaya……

Market women in Ilorin complain of low patronage

Market women in Ilorin have expressed concern over low patronage by customers and called on the Federal Government to take urgent steps to address the economic recession. A cross section of the women made the call on Thursday in Ilorin in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Alhaja Balikis Jamiu, who sells……

Nigerian Senate Replies Amaechi On Approval of Foreign Loan

Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, Abuja: The Senate today (Wednesday) directed Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi to withdraw the statement he made in Ilorin on Monday during the North Central Town Hall meeting by the Federal Government in which he claimed that the refusal of the National Assembly to approve the request of the government for foreign…

MM Invests In Empowerment Through Education

The day dawned particularly brightly on January 28, 2017, for the members of Ilorin Emirate Youths Development Association (IEYDA). As they gathered at the Palace of the Emir of Ilorin for the 2017 Empowerment Programme of their association, everything seemed normal on the surface. However, one guest’s appearance at the event heralded the unusual for……

Gwandu Emirates Council Honors 1st Female Professor of Maths from the Northwest & Others

Eminent personalities who have made significant contribution in Exemplary Leadership, Islamic Scholarship and Extraordinary Service to humanity were celebrated today at the 7th Abdullahi Fodio merit Award during which the emirate also launched a historical book, “Gwandu Emirate:The Domain Of Abdullahi Fodio Since 1805” . The awards are a function of the Gwandu Emirates Development…

How man duped 17 victims over fake SARS jobs in Ilorin

A 26-year-old man, Kabiru Oladipupo, has confessed how he duped no fewer than 17 job seekers in a job recruitment scam for the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, FSARS. The Osun State indigene said he and his accomplice, Hassan Olayiwola, now at large, duped their unsuspecting candidates to the tune of N391, 550 in Ilorin, the…

Students cry out over high price of garri

Garri Some students in Ilorin have decried the sudden increase in price of garri, commonly referred to as “students’ food’’. Some of the students expressed their concerns in separate interviews on Saturday in Ilorin. The students said it had become almost impossible to have a day’s meal with the increase in the staple food. A…

Ilorin prison riot: Six condemned prisoners die fighting for meat

Penultimate Thursday, what could best be described as mutiny happened at Mandala Prison Yard and Federal Prison, Okekura, both in Ilorin, Kwara State capital. Sunday Vanguard reliably gathered that about 76 condemned inmates from the facilities had been holding nocturnal meetings until penultimate Tuesday when their leader summoned the prison officials to unfold thirteen demands…

KWARA STATE | Air force Personnel Brutalizes Workers (PHOTOS)

Air force officials in Ilorin reportedly attacked workers who were working on a building site. The Air force personnel claimed that they were owners of the land in question. The incident occurred yesterday 17th November at New Tipper Junction, Alagbado, Eiyenkorin, Ilorin in Kwara State. An eyewitness reported; ‘Airforce officials in ILORIN took laws into…