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Kogi, Bauchi, Oyo top list of most expensive states – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics recently released data revealing that Kogi State has emerged as the most expensive state to live in Nigeria, followed closely by Bauchi and Oyo states. These rankings are based on year-on-year inflation rates. According to…

Fuel Scarcity Grips Ilorin as Pump Prices Soar

Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State, is grappling with acute fuel scarcity, with only a few filling stations supplying petrol to motorists, according to a survey conducted on Saturday. This scarcity has led to the resurgence of long queues of…

UNILORIN expels five students, rusticates 14

The University of Ilorin, Kwara State, has taken disciplinary action by expelling five students and rusticating 14 others due to various malpractices. Among those affected were six final-year students. Kunle Akogun, the university’s Director of Corporate Affairs, disclosed in a…

Former Kwara State Deputy Governor, Peter Kisira, Passes Away at 74

Former Deputy Governor of Kwara State, Peter Kisira, has passed away at the age of 74, as confirmed by the state government in a statement issued by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye. Kisira reportedly died in the early…

Crime

EFCC Arrests 2 Chinese Citizens for Illegal Mining in Kwara

Another two Chinese nationals have reportedly been arrested by operatives of the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) over offences bordering on illegal mining activities. The suspects were arrested on Sunday at mining sites located…

News

JUST IN: Slain Kwara monarch’s abducted wife regains freedom

The wife of the slain Olukoro of Koro Ekiti in Kwara State, General Segun Aremu-Cole (retd), and two others who were kidnapped have reportedly regained their freedom. They were said to have been released late on Monday. “The news just…

News

Abdulrazaq signs N292.7b 2024 Kwara appropriation bill into law

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has signed a sum of N292.7 billion 2024 appropriation bill into law.The governor called it another bold step to expand infrastructure and grow the economic base of the state on a sustainable basis. Mallam Abdulrazaq…

Politics

Kwara PDP demands explanation from lawmakers over diversion of FG Rice palliatives

The Kwara State Chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned in strong terms, the unfortunate alleged diversion and sale of trailers load of federal government rice intervention intended for distribution to the people of various constituencies in Kwara State…

Politics

NWC approves new officers for Kwara PDP exco

The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has approved the nomination of new officers to fill vacant positions in the Kwara State Executive of the party. The decision was reached at the party’s 579th meeting on Wednesday. This…