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Now that the rain is here

Now that the rain is here

With Joke Adeniyi The heavy downpour and the accompanying windstorm yesterday, caused havoc in parts of Ilorin metropolis, Kwara State. Trees were fell by the strong wind and roofs of some houses were blown off. The rain left in its trail pain, tears and sorrow for victims. The ugly scenario plays itself out year in […]

Flood Alert: Time to desilt Kwara drainages again

Flood Alert: Time to desilt Kwara drainages again

With Joke Adeniyi The rain is here again. It is one of the most desirable elements of nature. Though it is here for a season, it is a period many look forward to. Little wonder rumbling sound that heralds the rain causes excitement among the young and old. I recall that as a young child […]

Baboko Market: One fire disaster too many

Baboko Market: One fire disaster too many

By Joke Adeniyi If they could turn back the hands of time, victims of the fire outbreak at Baboko market popularly known as Oja -Tuntun in Ilorin, Kwara State, would have wished last Saturday never came into being. The affected traders were thrown into mourning following their loss occasioned by a mysterious midnight inferno, which […]

Attention Ilorin General Hospital

Attention Ilorin General Hospital

By Joke Adeniyi What brings more joy to a family than the birth of a child? The new parents will be by themselves with delight and excitement at the thought of welcoming the newest member of their family to the world. Having endured the challenges of pregnancy, the mother perceives childbirth as a rewarding event. […]

Ahmed, the action Governor

Ahmed, the action Governor

Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed last week showed that he’s not an ‘armchair’ administrator, which he proved by abandoning comfort of his office and defied the scorching sun for on-the-spot inspection of ongoing developmental projects within the metropolis. The governor who inspected projects at the Ilorin General Hospital, the multi billion naira Geri-Alimi Diamond […]

Water Scarcity: When expectation turned frustration for Kwarans

Water Scarcity: When expectation turned frustration for Kwarans

By Joke Adeniyi On Saturday, most parts of Ilorin, Kwara State were to experience the second rainfall in the year. The weather suddenly changed; there was the rumbling sound and windstorm to herald rainfall. Daylight gave way to darkness as clouds gathered in the sky above. People in Ile-Oju area of Olorunsogo area, lined up […]

Partying on roads, undying ‘culture’ of Ilorin residents

Partying on roads, undying ‘culture’ of Ilorin residents

By Joke Adeniyi For residents of Omoda in Ilorin Local Government Area of Kwara State, waking up to see roads closed to vehicular traffic for sole reason of social function is fast becoming a norm. The hosts of the shindig do not deem it necessary to give notice or inform residents of the area of […]

BRT Bus stop or bread stall?

BRT Bus stop or bread stall?

BY JOKE ADENIYI The structure is new and serves dual purpose for them; a shed hiding them away from the scorching sun, and a store for their ware-bread, among other items. That is what has become of the newly constructed BRT bus stop at Geri-Alimi, Ilorin, Kwara State. Bread sellers and other road side traders […]

Poor School Infrastructure: Does every Kwara child count?

Poor School Infrastructure: Does every Kwara child count?

By Joke Adeniyi I stumbled on some disturbing pictures online uploaded by a concerned Kwara citizen, a fortnight ago. The distasteful pictures image the deplorable learning environment of some pupils in a school in Fufu, Ilorin South Local Government Area of Kwara State. The pictures numbering about six, showed a dilapidated classroom lacking basic facilities […]

Ibrahim Garuba, Kwara schoolboy gets reprieve

Ibrahim Garuba, Kwara schoolboy gets reprieve

By Joke Adeniyi I noticed the flush of emotions as she spoke to me; I could feel the tinge of excitement in her voice during our two-minute telephone conversation on Tuesday. The early morning chit-chat was a clear departure from what we had a week earlier. The sorrow that made her voice pitch low as she […]