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Kwara communities and the police

Kwara communities and the police

With Joke Adeniyi My interaction with an operative of the Federal Anti-Robbers Squad (SARS), Kwara State  Police Command at a checking point in Omu-Aran, Irepodun Local Government of the state penultimate Friday, again threw up the operational challenges confronting the security force in the state. The heavily built security operative had routinely stopped the vehicle my […]

Farmers/Fulani Herdsmen Clash: Kwara on precipice of peril

Farmers/Fulani Herdsmen Clash: Kwara on precipice of peril

With Joke Adeniyi His words were saturated and enveloped in his pains and agony. The  tone of his voice fluctuated in tandem with his  emotions as he relayed his plight. There was pin drop silence as everyone present shook heads in pity to the tale of the commercial farmer who has overtime had running battle with herdsmen. […]

Security Challenge: Cry my beloved Kwara

Security Challenge: Cry my beloved Kwara

With Joke Adeniyi Kwara, popular for its sobriquet ‘state of Harmony’ is fast losing its peaceful atmosphere as  it is now replete with gale of crimes by criminal elements. Reports have been rife of cases of  armed robberies, burglary, car/motorcycle snatching, kidnapping, cult clashes, Fulani herdsmen/farmers clashes, communal clash, mineral ore theft, pipeline vandalism among […]

A case for  our future leaders

A case for  our future leaders

With Joke Adeniyi “I believe the children are our future treat them well and let them lead the way, show them all the good things they possess inside, give them a sense of pride to make it easy and let the children’s laughter remind us all of how we used to be” – WHITNEY HOUSTON. […]

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 […]