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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 […]

Plight of Ibrahim, Kwara schoolboy

Plight of Ibrahim, Kwara schoolboy

By Joke Adeniyi Like every ambitious teenager, Ibrahim Garuba has tall dreams, achievable through education. The Junior Secondary School 2 student of Cherubim and Seraphim College, Ilorin, Kwara State  had all going well for him in line with his aspiration vis-à-vis educational pursuit, until an incident added an ugly twist to the story of his life; […]

Pathetic state of Patigi roads

Pathetic state of Patigi roads

BY JOKE ADENIYI Journalists and adventure are ‘synonymous’; it is for this reason that practitioners love to ‘globe trot.’ The enthusiasm to explore and exploit is a driving force for newsmen on the field. Excitement was boldly written on the countenance of a junior colleague penultimate weekend when he was assigned to cover an assignment […]

Yidi culvert, a death trap?

Yidi culvert, a death trap?

By Joke Adeniyi It was the usual early morning rush along Yidi road, Ilorin, Kwara State, vehicles were trapped in traffic snarl and noise of car horns filled the air. Motorcyclists out of impatience, dashed in between vehicles trying to beat the traffic gridlock. A particular commercial motorcyclist caught my attention with the manner he […]

Street children, rising menace in Ilorin

Street children, rising menace in Ilorin

The scruffy looking children moved in groups of fours and fives or even more. Their dishevelled appearance gave them away as street children. They hopped from one end to the other with their eyes roving impatiently like a predator awaiting a prey.  They moved stealthily towards their target and with speed of lighting they  snatched a plate […]

A trip to Arandun, matters arising

A trip to Arandun, matters arising

BY JOKE ADENIYI I looked forward with elation to the end of year 2016 specifically because of the few days’ ‘break’ that staffers have been enjoying in the past few years from tail end of the year till first week of the New Year.  The reason is not farfetched, the short holiday affords me opportunity to […]

Kwara Hotels losing glamour, splendor

Kwara Hotels losing glamour, splendor

With Joke Adeniyi Back in the days, Kwara Hotels in Ilorin, Kwara State was choice fun destination for my friends and I. Our favourite hangout spot was the swimming pool. The Ariya Garden was also a fun place when we needed to let down the hair. It was the best hospitality outfit in the mid […]