Ilorin residents differ on tribal marks

child-with-tribal-marks Residents of Ilorin on Tuesday expressed mixed feelings on tribal marks as a way of preserving culture. Some of them said it was dehumanising as it inflicts physical and emotional pain while others think it helps sustain culture. The respondents were reacting to a picture that went viral on the internet on Monday of…

Fire destroys goods at Saraki market in llorin

Valuables, including foodstuff and drinks, worth several millions of naira were destroyed by fire at Saraki Market, lta-Ama in llorin West Local Government area of Kwara on Wednesday. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the fire, said to have started early in the morning, raged till the afternoon. The fire destroyed items such as…

Dalung Urges State Governments To Invest In Sports

Solomon Dalung, Minister of Youths and Sport Devt. The Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung has called on state governments to invest in youth and sports development. According to a statement released by the Senior Special Assistant to the Minister on media and publicity, the Minister made the call when he paid a courtesy visit…

First Nigeria Contingent To Hajj Under Their Way Back Home

Nigerian Pilgrims (Photo: NAN) The Nigeria’s first contingent of pilgrims to this year’s Hajj pilgrimage left Jeddah International Airport for Nigeria on Saturday. The Flynass flight No KNE 7268 took off at 9.55 a.m., Saudi local time, carrying 465 pilgrims from Kogi. Alhaji Adamu Abdullahi, Media officer, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), confirmed the…

HORROR! THE DEATH OF A PYTHON…(PICTURED)

On 14th September 2016 being Wednesday, at Odo Mubo community, near Laula Asalasi in Ilorin, Kwara State capital. An eighteen fit long python snake nearly killled a Nupe man identified as JIMO E.Mohammed who killed the python snake two days after Eid-El-Kabir festival. According to him, it has been a while he started monitoring the…

Indecent dressing: Lawyer blames parents

A legal practitioner in Ilorin, Mr. Jude Obi, has blamed parents for indecent dressing that he describes as rampant among ladies across the country. Obi said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin on Saturday, noting that parents were the major cause of the rampant indecent dressing, especially among…

Governor’s wife goes spiritual over Kwara, Nigeria’s economy

The Wife of the Governor of Kwara, Mrs Omolewa Ahmed, on Friday, joined faith groups to offer special prayer for the peace and economic transformation of the state. The prayer which was held at the state Government House in Ilorin was also attended by different denominations of Islamic and Christian religions leaders. Ahmed, who is…

Fulani Herdsmen Reject Ekiti’s New Law Banning Nomadic Grazing

Fulani herdsmen who reside in Ekiti State under the Aegis of Jamu Nate Fulbe Association of Nigeria have criticized the new grazing law signed by Governor Ayodele Fayose.   The Fulani herdsmen who are reported to be from Ilorin, Kwara State, have spoken through their legal adviser, Mr. Usman Imam, on Wednesday, August 31, 2016,…

2,600 Athletes, 400 Officials For 2016 National Youth Games

No fewer than 2600 athletes are expected to converge on the University of Ilorin for the 2016 National Youth Games billed to hold this month. The Director of Grassroots Sports Development, Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Dr. Ademola Are informed LEADERSHIP Sport. According to him, about 400 officials would also officiate at the…

Gov Ahmed promises upgrade of indoor sports hall of the Kwara State stadium

KEHINDE AKINPELU, Ilorin Kwara State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed has promised that the Indoor Sports Hall of the State Stadium Complex in Ilorin would be upgraded to meet international standard. Governor Ahmed gave this assurance when he paid unscheduled visit to the Indoor Stadium Complex to assess the repair needs of the complex. Dr Ahmed…

Basketball clinic for children begins in Ilorin

KEHINDE AKINPELU, Ilorin A week-long basketball clinic for children under the ages of 7 to 15 years has opened in Ilorin, the Kwara  capital. No fewer than 80 children have so far registered for the 2016 edition of the clinic, organised by Droplets Basketball Concept Kwara. Speaking with the newsmen at a News Conference on…