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Family, associates seek N9 million to save ailing journalist

Family members, friends and professional colleagues of ailing veteran sports journalist Akinloye Oyebanji on Thursday appealed to governments, public-spirited individuals and corporate organisations to assist him with the sum of $25,000.

One killed, 8 injured in Ilorin auto crash

A middle-aged man reportedly lost his life, while eight others were severely injured in an auto crash involving two 18-seater buses along the newly-commissioned Geri Alimi underpass dual carriage road in the Ilorin metropolis, yesterday.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC goes after ex-Kwara officials, seizes passports over N22 billion Paris refund cash

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, discloses that the commission has seized the passports of 34 top officials who served under former Kwara State Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed over a N22 billion London-Paris Club refund.

Unilorin to partner US firm on renewable energy solution

The University of Ilorin has expressed readiness to partner with a US based company, Venturi Renewable Energy, to enable the institution migrate from diesel/petrol based generators to Venturi wind based renewable energy solution.

NNL: Senator Saraki’s club goes on indefinite break

The management of Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS) FC of Ilorin has approved an indefinite break for staff, players and technical crew of the club.
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Governor Abdulrasaq bemoans state of education in Kwara

Gov. Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara has expressed displeasure over the deplorable state of education in the state.

Volleyball: Kwara to join division 1 playoffs next season – official

The Chairman of the Kwara Volleyball Association, Mr Kayode Bankole, has said that the state would join the Division One league playoffs next season.
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CSKA set to meet Liverpool’s £15 million price tag for Nigeria U23 forward

CSKA Moscow ready to meet Liverpool's £15 million asking prices on Nigerian U23 forward Taiwo Awoniyi after another successful loan spell at Belgian side Royal Excel Mouscron.
Some football enthusiasts in Gombe State said on Sunday that they were not disappointed with the Super Eagles 1-2 loss to Algeria in the ongoing African Cup of Nations.

Afcon: Football enthusiasts blast Eagles, say they didn’t play as if it was knockout...

Some football enthusiasts in Ilorin said on Monday that the Super Eagles deserved no place in the final match of the 2019 AFCON due to what they considered as their lacklustre performance.
Rice and other contrabands seized by the Zone D Customs Zonal Command displayed at the Headquarters in Bauchi. PHOTOS BY- Balarabe Alkassim

Navy, Police, Custom nabs 24 person with 850 bags of smuggled rice in Kwara

Men of the Navy, Police, and Customs in Kwara state has arrested 24 people in connection with smuggling of bags of rice from Benin Republic to Nigeria.

Only education can place Nigeria in rightful place – vice chancellor

Prof. Abdulrasheed Na’Allah, the Vice-Chancellor of Kwara State University (KWASU) at Malete near Ilorin, says only education and knowledge can put Nigeria in its rightful place globally.
Governor-elect of Kwara, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has pledged that his administration will be accountable to the people and will not steal or loot the state’s treasury.

Kwara governor apologises to pupils over poor condition of school

Kwara State Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has apologised to pupils of School for Special Needs in Ilorin over the poor condition of the school.
Women in Kwara State have called on the Governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, to have mercy on women and compensate them with 50% of all government appointments in the state.

Governor AbdulRazaq: Condition of Kwara special needs school a shame

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Friday apologised to ‘special needs’ children in the state over the decrepit condition of their school and the lack of facilities there.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC arraigns lawyer over fraud

The Ilorin zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has arraigned a Legal Practitioner, Akeem Jimoh, before a Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin on a one count charge bordering on obtaining money under false pretence.

Nigeria Prison service to establish Borstal homes in Enugu, Bayelsa

The Nigeria Prisons Service plans to establish Borstal homes in Enugu and Bayelsa States, to serve the South East and South regions of the country.

Kwara assembly moves to curb cyber crime

The Kwara State House of Assembly has condemned in strong terms, the increasing wave of internet fraud and other nefarious activities of fraudsters known as “Yahoo Yahoo boys” in Offa, Ilorin, Oro and Malete areas of the state.

Emir: PHCs can handle 70 per cent of health challenges in Kwara

The Emir of Shonga in Kwara, Haliru Yahaya, says 70 per cent of health challenges in the state can be handled at Primary Health Care (PHC) centres if they are adequately funded.

Rape: Lawyer canvasses life sentence for offenders

An Ilorin-based legal practitioner, Abdul Gegele, has called on government at all levels to impose life sentence for rape in order to curb the menace in the society.

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Tailor arrested over alleged N1.48 million fraud

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Kogi guber: APC stakeholders drag NWC to court

The All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders Kogi State chapter, have taken legal action against the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) over the indirect mode of primaries adopted by the national leadership for the election of candidates for the November 16 Kogi State governorship poll.
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A$AP Rocky to be held in Sweden for third week over alleged fight

US rapper A$AP Rocky will spend another week in custody in Sweden as police continue to investigate an alleged fight in Stockholm.

Court remands apprentice for allegedly attempting to steal car

A Kabusa Grade I Area Court, Abuja on Friday ordered that an apprentice, Olaniyan Joshua, charged with attempting to steal a vehicle, be remanded in prison, pending hearing on bail application.