Tension As Gunmen Attack Again Sina Babarinde, an Ilorin-based estate agent, has been killed by gunmen. Photo Credit: Thecable The Kwara state police command confirmed the incident on Monday. Okasanmi Ajayi, spokesperson of the command, said the deceased was shot dead during a church service at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Living Word Parish, Basin Road, Ilorin.
Former Nigerian senate president, Bukola Saraki happens to be one of the most talked about politicians in the country. Some of the things he is known for, is his courage and style of leadership. The former Kwara state governor was on 9 June, 2015 elected unopposed as president of the Senate after his re-election in the 2015 general elections.￼File photo: Bukola Saraki | Credit: Premium Times
In a recent video shared by @Instablog9ja, which has gone viral online, a young man has recently been arrested by the police for having a tattoo. Apparently it seems the young man with a tattoo has been living with a friend. The police officers who were reportedly from the anti-kidnapping squad in Ilorin, Kwara state, broke into their home after they saw him with tattoos.
On Thursday, October 14th, the devil was practically in control of the popular Oja Oba area of Ilorin, Kwara state when the two rival cult group held up the area in tension soaked gunfire leading to the death of an innocent girl. Two siblings, Mariam and Abdulraheem were among the people in the market who were not lucky to escape from the heat of gun battle between the two dreaded groups unhurt.
Today's Headlines: Gunmen Abduct 5 Members Of Royal Family, Parallel APC Executives Emerged In Niger
Gunmen abduct five members of royal family in Kwara Five members of the household of Oba Samuel Adelodun, the Owalobbo of Obbo-Ayegunle in the Ekiti Local Government area of Kwara State, were on Thursday kidnapped by gunmen on Osi/Obbo-Ayegunle road. The police command noted that victims included the monarch’s driver whose name was given only as Kunle, the monarch’s security detail, Lawrence Abiodun, his maid, Mrs Bunmi Akanbi and her six-year- old twin daughters; Kehinde and Taiwo.
One Jay Z American Musician and Business Mogul, Jay Z and his wife visited Nigeria in 2006. The couple were invited by the then Governor of Kwara, Bukola Saraki to visit and tour his State. The Ex-Governor also named a street after the Singer and he was also conferred with a title called 'The Sarkin Waka of Ilorin'.
There are many Yoruba traditional songs that many of this present generation never believed existed before they were born. Such music can be said to have been forced into extinction, maybe because it was too primitive or just jettisoned because the last people who sang it were not making money through it.
The governor of Kwara, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, claimed that Lai Mohammed, the minister of communication and culture, has no political power in his ward. According to the governor, the minister is only skilled at making noise on social media and cannot win an election in his local government.
An Islamic cleric, Imam Idris Olayinka Qomarudeen, has condemned the brutal flogging of some madrasa (a college of Islamic instruction) students in Kwara State as a form of punishment by some senior students of the school on the order of their cleric. He advised other clerics particularly the heads of Islamic Schools to be careful with the way they give punishment to other people's children.
As the crisis rocking the Kwara chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), continues, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, governor of Kwara, has again hit at minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, and made some weighty allegations against him. Recall that for some months now, the Kwara Governor and Information minister has been at loggerheads over unresolvable political differences.
Tension As Unknown Gunmen Attack Again There was tension at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Living Word Parish, Basin Road, Ilorin, Kwara, when Sina Babarinde, a member of the church, was gunned down. Photo Credit: Dailytrust Babarinde was said to have stepped out of the church to receive a call when his assailants rained bullets on him.
Scoring for fun as he leads the Union attack, Taiwo Awoniyi is now established as one of the most deadly strikers in the world. Lightning fast and unerringly accurate in front of goal, the 24-year-old has torn apart defences across German top flight just as he had previously done on loan.
The security situation in the country is not getting better. People are being kidnapped on daily basis both in the northern and southern parts of the country. In a press statement signed and made available to newsmen in Ilorin, the Kwara State Command Police Public Relations Officer, Okasanmi Ajayi said that the, Owalobbo of Obo-Ayegunle in Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State, Oba Samuel Adelodun of Obbo-Ayegunle’s driver, his security man, his maid and his two baby girls have been kidnapped by unknown armed gunmen.
File Photo OPINION: Kwara State Is Peaceful And Its People Are Hospitable Kwara is known as the state of harmony and it is indeed relatively peaceful and tranquil. A lot of Kwara indigenes are peace-loving people with a great sense of hospitality and kindness towards their guests. Despite the difference in religion and ethnicity, the Kwara people have remained tolerant of one another.
Report from Daily Post gathered that the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Kwara State, has confirmed one person dead and ten others injured in an accident which happened on Saturday. Corps Commander Jonathan Owoade, the Kwara State Sector Commander, stated that the accident, which happened at Lumoh village on Olooru-Shao Road, involved two cars, while reporting to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in the state capital.
A 10-year-old girl, identified simply as Mariam, has been reported dead after suffering a serious gunshot wound when some suspected cult members engaged in a power struggle in Oja Oba, an old market in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara state. According to eyewitnesses, the suspected cult members of the Eiye and Aye brotherhoods stormed the market and started shooting indiscriminately.
Voilence and protests have marred Saturday’s conduct of congresses in almost 34 out of the 36 states of the federation by the governing All Progressives Congress. There were parallel congresses reigned supreme in states such as Osun, Ogun, Kwara and Enugu. In Ogun, hoodlums attacked the venue of the factional congress being held by loyalists of former governor Ibikunle Amosun in Abeokuta.
Eletu Under-20 Unity Cup Kicks-off Sunday 24th of October 2021. Nice times awaits football fans in coming days, as the maiden edition of The Eletu Under-20 Unity Cup kicks-off in Ilorin the Kwara State capital, come Sunday 24th of October 2021. The competition will run from 24th of October, up until 6th of November 2021, with a promise of generous prizes for the winners.
The First Lady of Kwara State, Her Excellency, Ambassador, Dr. Olufolake Abdulrazaq joined her counterparts at the maiden dinner on the 19th of October 2021. The event was tagged; "A Night of Alliances in the Fight against Cancer" organized by Nigerian First Ladies against Cancer for Stakeholders engaged in the fight against cancer in Nigeria held in Abuja, Federal Capital.
In furtherance of the Kwara State Government's support for production and consumption of indigenous food, the First Lady of the State, Ambassador Dr. Mrs. Olufolake Abdulrasaq, has called for the promotion of the consumption of indigenous rice, which remains the best breed of rice because of its natural processing devoid of additives.