Kwara seeks Federal Government’s special intervention to tackle flood
Kwara State government has urged the Federal Government to give special consideration to the state due to ecological challenges confronting it, especially the perennial flooding arising from the overflow of the Rivers Niger and Asa.
FRSC arrests 1,750 riders over non-possession of number plates, licence
Pursuant to the earlier public statement by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and the Joint Tax Board (JTB) that they would begin a clampdown on tricycles and motorcycles without number plates and riders without class ‘A’ licence from October 2, 2019, the FRSC has commenced full enforcement of the policy. According to the agency, it…
Governors harp on national interest, others
Following Nigeria’s 59th independence anniversary celebration yesterday across the country, some state governors have stressed the need for Nigerians to put national interest above self, work towards creating better opportunities for younger citizens and offer prayers for a better nation.
Kwara workers yet to receive N18,000 minimum wage – NLC
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Kwara Council has said that workers in the state have never enjoyed full implementation of the N18,000 minimum wage since 2011. Mr Saheed Muritala, the state acting Chairman of NLC, made the disclosure on Tuesday in Ilorin while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Kwara restates commitment to tackle flooding
The Kwara state government has restated its commitment to tackle the issue of perennial flooding in some parts of the state. Its Deputy Governor, Mr Kayode Alabi gave the assurance in Ilorin on Thursday during an on-the-spot assessment of debris evacuation on Asa River.
Kwara undertakes free medical treatment for 500 patients
No fewer than 500 patients are to benefit from a free medical and surgical intervention funded by the Kwara State Government, which begin today at the Ilorin General Hospital. The public-funded surgical interventions, the first in the history of the state, involve treatments for cataract, glaucoma, hernia, and neurosurgery, among others in partnership with the…
AbdulRazaq launches e-registration of immigrants in Kwara
Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara on Wednesday launched the electronic registration of non-Nigerians resident in the state, describing the exercise by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), as a key step in national security and socio-economic development.
Kwara committed to anti-malaria campaign – Governor Abdulrazaq
Gov. Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara says his administration is committed to tackling the scourge of malaria in the state. Abdulrahman stated this during the flag-off of the malaria-free Kwara campaign and investiture of the champion of Kwara malaria elimination in Ilorin.
‘How Jukun-Tiv conflict represents defective structure of Nigerian federation’
Banji Akintoye is a retired Professor of History and an Afenifere leader. In this interview with ONYEDIKA AGBEDO, Akintoye, who served as a senator in the Second Republic on the platform of the then Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), dissects the lingering conflict between the Jukun and Tiv ethnic groups in the country.
2023 polls: Kwara INEC to procure dummy card readers for training
The Resident Electoral Commission (REC) in Kwara, Malam Garba Madami, says the commission will procure dummy smart card readers to train prospective ad hoc staff that will take part in the 2023 elections in Kwara.