Sen. Ali Ndume: The Chief Whip Who Was Whipped

Senator Ali Ndume was the Chief Whip of the Senate. His party (APC)—being the majority party—has recently received many whips from Ndume whose bluntness on the Nigeria’s state of affairs is well known. Though his bluntness is well received by the suffering masses, the government in which he is a key actor cannot bear Ndume’s…

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LG Autonomy: How True is Ibori’s True Federalism?

President Tinubu regime is synonymous with poverty, unemployment, hyper inflation, criminality, banditry, kidnapping, untold hardship, unprecedented cost of living, and hopelessness. But with the Supreme Court judgement on local government (LG) autonomy, can we say there is hope in hopelessness? Before Tinubu, former president Buhari signed an executive order 10 which granted state legislature and…

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Amputee-Girl Must Not Be Evicted–Muric To LASUTH

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has cried out over the marching order given to Naeemat Lasisi, the 13 year old victim of the collapsed mosque in Mushin, Lagos, whose two legs have been amputated. The human rights organization appealed to the government of Lagos State whose caterpillar pulled down the mosque to intervene. The appeal…

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Federal Government Inaugurates Governing Councils for Tertiary Institutions, Calls For Proactiveness

The Federal Government has inaugurated the Governing Councils of tertiary institutions  in a bid to ensure the smooth running of Nigerian Universities, Polytechnics, and Colleges of Education over the next four years. Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman, while inaugurating the Chairmen and members of the councils in Abuja on Thursday, emphasized the importance of…

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LPPC Shorlists 97 Lawyers For SAN

The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC) has shortlisted 97 Lawyers for the position of the prestigious seat of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).The shortlisted applicants were in two categories of Advocacy and Academia. This was contained in a press statement issued in Abuja by the Secretary of LPPC, Harjo Sarki Bello, on Tuesday night. The…

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Businessman Joins Chairmanship Race of Ilorin East Local Government Council

A member of the All Progressives Congress, APC and Multi-business owner, Honourable Aliu Moshood Ajao fondly addressed as ‘Emirate’ has declared his interest to vie for the Ilorin East Local Government Council Chair in the September 21st election of the third tier of government. Hon. Moshood who is the Chief Executive Officer of Allymosh Multi-business…

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When Bandits Are Megalomaniac Kings

I fear banditry will one day be seen as an integral part of northern culture by our kids who might grow up to see it as a norm. Bandits in the North started their large scale activities some years ago and the government negligently looked down upon them as common criminals. As I write, they…

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Kwara Gov. Announces Cabinet Reshuffle

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has effected a minor cabinet reshuffle involving four commissioners. Those affected are the Commissioner for Social Development Hon. Afolashade Justina, who moves to Women Affairs; and the Commissioner for Women Affairs Hon. Bosede Olaitan Buraimoh who switches to Social Development. Hon. Commissioner for Youth Development Nafisat Buge moves to the…

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Speaker Danladi Felicitates Muslims On Eid-el-Kabeer Calls For Sober Reflection, Prayers For Nigeria

The Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly Rt Hon Engr Yakubu Danladi-Salihu has felicitated Muslims all over the globe on the occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Kabeer festival. Rt. Hon. Engr. Danladi-Salihu said the sallah period, is a period of sober reflection that teaches piety, Godliness, forbearance, hope, and strong faith in Almighty Allah and calls…

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BREAKING: KWASU Gets New VC

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has named Prof. Shaykh-Lukman Alade Jimoh as the substantive Vice Chancellor of the Kwara State University (KWASU). The appointment follows the outcome of the screening exercise of the university’s governing council where Prof. Shaykh-Lukman placed first among other candidates. Shaykh-Lukman is currently the Ag. Vice Chancellor of the University. He…

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Na’Allah Harps On Collaboration As UniAbuja Signs MOU With NABRDA, SHETSCO

The University of Abuja UofA has extended collaboration with the National Biotechnology Research Development Agency (NABRDA) and Sheda Science and Technology Complex (SHETSCO) , a research based agencies of the federal government to promote research findings and development. Already a Memorandum of Understanding MOU facilitated by the outgoing Vice- Chancellor, Professor Abdulrasheed Na’Allah has been…

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Kano: Journalists Boycott Government Activities

The Correspondent Chapel of the Kano State Council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) has decided to boycott all activities related to the Kano State Government, effective immediately. This decision was taken in response to the persistent and unacceptable maltreatment of members of the chapel in the state by the government and its agents…

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Kano Assembly Moves To Amend Emirate Council Bill

The Kano State House of Assembly has adopted a motion to recall the state’s emirate council amendment bill. This followed deliberations on the floor of the house during the plenary session presided over by the Speaker, Jibril Isma’il. In a motion of Urgent Public Importance, moved by the Majority Leader, Lawan Hussaini, he urged the…

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BREAKING: Iranian President, Others Confirmed Dead In Helicopter Crash

Iranian president Ibrahim Raisi, the country’s foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and other government officials have been pronounced dead following a helicopter crash that has raised suspicion among world powers. They were found dead on Monday after an hours-long search through a foggy, mountainous region of the country’s northwest, state media reported. Raisi dies aged 63….

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Kwara Begins Vaccination Of Intending Pilgrims

The Kwara State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board today has commenced medical screening and vaccination for three thousand, one hundred and two for this year’s intending pilgrims. Speaking at the event, the Chairman, Kwara State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Professor Mashood Mahmud-Jimba said the screening was designed to ascertain the health status of each pilgrim in…

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JUST IN: ASUU Threatens Nationwide Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has threatened to embark on another nationwide strike in its bid to protest absence of governing councils in all federal universities across the country, among other issues the government is yet to address. The body which claimed that the federal government dissolved governing councils of the universities in…

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Hon Gbenga Power Felicitates Elese At 96

…as the First Class Royal Father celebrates 35 years on the throne and 96th birthday. A political leader in Kwara State and acclaimed philantropist, Honourable Gbenga Oyekunle Power, has congratulated His Royal Highness, Oba Ahmed Babalola Awuni, Arepo II, the Elese of Igbaja on the occasion of the celebration of his 96th birthday and 35…

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Dear President Tinubu, Is This Punishment Not Too Much For Our Sin?

It is true that President Tinubu met Nigerians in the cauldron of abject poverty. It was officially called a multi-dimensional poverty. Muhammadu Buhari, the former President, did not hand over to Tinubu until poverty became a permanent resident in virtually every home in Nigeria. Poverty, under Buhari, had green card—positive identification—in Nigeria. A beleaguered Nigeria…

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Kwara Assembly Calls For Investigation Of Delay In Salary Of LG Staff

Canvasses resident law implementation The Kwara State House of Assembly has urged Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to direct the State Ministry of Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Community Development to investigate the delay in payment of salaries and arrears of Local Government and State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB workers by the Consultant. This formed part…

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Kwara Speaker Celebrates ‘Baba Rauf’ On Birthday

The Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Engr. Yakubu Danladi-Salihu joins family and friends to celebrate Alhaji AbdulRazaq Baba AbdulRauf on his birthday. Rt. Hon. Engr. Danladi-Salihu described ‘Baba Rauf’ as he’s fondly addressed as a progressive community leader and a pillar of support for the youth constituency praying to Allah to continue…

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Gbenga Power Donates Cash To Kwara Traders Affected By Demolition In Oluwole Market And Victims Of Fire Disaster In Docemo

Hon. Gbenga Power-Oyekunle pays sympathy visit to Kwara Traders affected by demolition in Oluwole Market and Victims of fire disaster in Docemo. …donates N2.5 Million to victims In an uncommon demonstration of empathy and solidarity, Hon Gbenga Power-Oyekunle, paid a sympathy visit to the victims of Docemo Street, Lagos Island inferno which consumed goods and…

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Kwara Gov. Forwards University of Education and Teaching Hospital Bills To State Assembly

Governor AbdulRaman AbdulRazaq has forwarded the Kwara State University of Education and the Kwara State University Teaching Hospital bills to the Kwara State House of Assembly for consideration and passage. In the messages read by the Speaker, Engineer Yakubu Danlad-Salihu during plenary, Governor AbdulRazaq explained that the Kwara State University of Education, is a premier…

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NPSA To Hold 34th Conference, As Distinguished Nigerians Bag Fellowship Award

The Nigerian Political Science Association, NPSA has decried the current challenges facing the country. The Association made its position known in a statement preparatory to its 34th National Conference in Lokoja. According to the statement signed by the NPSA President, Prof. Hassan Salihu, the conference became imperative as a responsory to numerous challenges facing the…

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Muslims Charged On Care For Orphans

Muslims have been urged to help the less privileged in the society, especially orphans who are in dare need of the assistance. This appeal was made by the Chairman Islamic Orphanage Foundation, Ilorin, Architect Seifullahi Alege, at the management meeting of the foundation held at its temporary office, Minna Road, Adewole Estate, Ilorin. Architect Alege…

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Association Of Industrial Pharmacist Of Nigeria Salutes Establishment Of Coordinated Whole-Center

Kano Coordinated Whole-Center ,Good Omen – Pharmacist Kenneth Chinedu The National Chairman of Association of industrial Pharmacist of Nigeria Pharmacist Kenneth Chinedu says the Association is impressed with the settings and operations of the Coordinate Whole-Center in Kano. Pharmacist Kenneth Chinedu disclosed this during an inspection tour on the facilities of the Coordinated whole center…

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Senator Rafiu’s Death Is Devastating –Gbenga Power

The Chairman of Gbenga Power Foundation, Honourable Gbenga Power-Oyekunle has described the death of Senator Rafiu Ibrahim as psychologically devastating. In a statement, Honourable Gbenga Power said that Kwara State and Nigeria has lost a seasoned banker turned politician. “Dr Rafiu Adebayo Ibrahim will be remembered for so many things, because he meant different things…

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Kwara Gov. Mourns Senator Rafiu Ibrahim

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq received with shock and profound sadness reports of the death of Senator Rafiu Ibrahim of the Peoples Democratic Party after a brief illness. The Governor sends his heartfelt condolences to the family of the late senator, the people of Ojoku in Oyun Local Government Area, and the Peoples Democratic Party…

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20,065 Hectares SmartCity Project: Governor AbdulRazaq Walking The Talk

Olayinka Fafoluyi During the 2024 Budget presentation to the Kwara State House of Assembly, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq CON announced the SmartCity project, an offshoot of the Ilorin City Master Plan modelled after Sustainable Development Goal 11, which aims to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. Building such cities requires foresight and…

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Kwara Speaker Mourns Chief Imam Of Patigi

Kwara Speaker mourns Chief Imam of Patigi, Magajin Geri of Lafiagi, and Wambayi of Ilesha-Baruba The Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Engr. Yakubu Danladi-Salihu has described the deaths of the trio of the Chief Imam of Patigi; Alhaji Abdulmalik Ibn Mohammed, Magajin Geri of Lafiagi; Alhaji Ahmed Alhassan and the Wambayi of…

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EASTER: EMULATE THE VIRTUES OF SACRIFICE AND HUMILITY– HONOURABLE GBENGA POWER-OYEKUNLE

As Christians in Nigeria and other parts of the world celebrate another Easter, emulating the virtues of sacrifice and humility of Jesus Christ has been described as fulcrum for a peaceful and progressive society. A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC and Chairman, Gbenga Power Foundation, Honourable Gbenga Power-Oyekunle made this assertion in his…

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Kwara Gov. Mourns As Oloro Passes On

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq (CON) has joined the people of Oro Kingdom to mourn the sad passing of the Oloro of Oro Kingdom HRM Oba AbdulRafiu Olaniyi Ajiboye Oyelaran 1. The monarch joined his ancestors in the early hours of Saturday. The Governor said the late monarch was a peacemaker, a father figure to…

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Kwara: FG, World Bank Hail Gov. AbdulRazaq On New Agric Project

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has flagged off the Livestock Productivity and Resilience Support Project (L-PRES), a six-year $500m food security programme supported by the World Bank and the Federal Government. Both the Federal Government and World Bank commended the Governor for providing quality leadership and platforms for livestock value chain production and commercialisation in…

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Ramadan: Dangote Feeds Ten Thousand People Daily

Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, through Aliko Dangote Foundation, has launched the distribution of free meals to no fewer than 10,000 fasting Muslims in Kano state, his state of origin. In a statement signed by Samira Sanusi, an official of the foundation in Kano, the gesture was also follwed with distributing one million bags…

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Cleric Canvasses For Care And Affection Towards Orphans

Caring for the orphans and vulnerable children in the society has been identified as one of the best way to secure Allah’s favors on earth and hereafter. An Islamic Scholar, Fadhilat Ahmad Labeeb Baba-Lagbaji made this assertion while delivering lecture at the annual Ramadan lecture of Waafah Islamic Orphanage Home, Ilorin, Kwara State. Fadhilat Baba-Lagbaji…

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President Tinubu Should Please Cry Out For Help

Dear President Tinubu, Please Cry Out! Yes! This government needs help. It is high time President Tinubu cried out for help; not for loan. Loan will not solve our problem. Already the country is overwhelmingly indebted. We should shed that toga of giantism and face the reality. The status “Giant of Africa” which Nigeria claimed…

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Food Security: Kwara Speaker lauds FG

The Federal Government has been lauded for its efforts toward improving agricultural productivity and ensuring food sufficiency across the country. This is coming at a time the International Monetary Fund; IMF is urging the Nigerian government to give top priority to addressing food insecurity. The Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Engr. Yakubu…

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Food security: Kwara Speaker lauds FG

The Federal Government has been lauded for its efforts toward improving agricultural productivity and ensuring food sufficiency across the country. This is coming at a time the International Monetary Fund; IMF is urging the Nigerian government to give top priority to addressing food insecurity. The Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Engr. Yakubu…

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IEDPU Commends Prof. Na’Allah’s Visionary Leadership In UniAbuja

National President of Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union (IEDPU), Alhaji Abdulmumini Ayo Abdulmalik, has commended the Vice Chancellor of the University of Abuja, Prof. AbdulRasheed Na’Allah for his numerous contributions towards the progress and development of the people of Ilorin Emirate. Alhaji Abdulmalik stated this when he led a delegation of the Union’s National Executive…

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Kwara: Police Parade 28 Criminals For Heinous Offenses

Kwara State Police Command has paraded Twenty-Eight suspects for various offences, ranging from kidnapping, armed robbery and homicide. Addressing newsmen during the parade of the suspects at the Police Headquarters, Ilorin, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Victor Olaiya said the move underscores wavering commitment of the Police in combating crime in all its forms….

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Saudi Arabia Starts Export Of Fresh Tomatoes

Saudi Arabia has achieved a remarkable milestone by exporting tomatoes to Europe for the first time in February 2024. This historic event, broadcasted across television networks, signals a significant breakthrough in the nation’s agricultural sector. Traditionally challenged by its harsh climate and heavy dependence on imports to fulfill domestic demands, Saudi Arabia has triumphed over…

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Kwara Emerges Best In Immunisation Coverage In North Central, Wins UNICEF Award

Gov. AbdulRazaq’s Health Interventions Win UNICEF’s $500,000 for Kwara •State emerges Best Immunisation Coverage in North Central Kwara state government has emerged UNICEF winner on immunisation coverage in the North Central zone with a cash prize of $500,000. Speaking at the meeting of the taskforce on Immunisation and Primary Healthcare Agency in Ilorin at the…

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President Tinubu’s Kids And Their Endurance Sermon

Nigerians are experiencing the extremest hunger of their life. It is not poverty anymore; it is hunger. It is now I realize there is a difference—a gulf one—between poverty and hunger. Though I belong to the post civil war generation, those who experienced the Nigerian civil war—especially those from the eastern part of the country—will…

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Shettima To Represent Tinubu At AFCON Final Tomorrow

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, has asked Vice President Kashim Shettima to lead a presidential team to the finals of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Côte d’Ivoire. The Vice President had also represented the President at the semi-finals when the Super Eagles defeated South Africa in a pulsating encounter. The Nigerian national team…

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Taraba: Kidnapper Nabbed While Picking Ransom

The Nigerian Army has arrested a suspected female kidnapper while attempting to pick ransom for an abducted victim in Taraba state. The army also apprehended a notorious gunrunner dealing in arms and ammunition and supplying them to criminals within Taraba State and other parts of the country. The female suspect, it was learnt, was married…

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Kano Varsity Suspends Lecturer For Subjecting Students To Corporal Punishment

The management of Aliko Dangote University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Kano State, has suspended a staff member who allegedly subjected students to corporal punishment for minor infractions during their ‘Nigerian People and Culture’ lesson. The incident gained widespread attention through a viral video on social media, prompting a Kano-based lawyer, Barr. Abba Hikima, to…

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