EFCC apprehends 80 illegal miners in Kwara

No fewer than 80 suspected illegal miners have been arrested by the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) within the last 10 months. Michael Nzekwe, Zonal Commander, in charge of the zone, disclosed this on Tuesday in Ilorin, when he received on courtesy visit, Abdulquawiy Olododo, the Kwara Commissioner for Solid Minerals Development. Nzekwe narrated how intelligence had revealed the operation of illegal mining sites across the state and the efforts of the EFCC in checking the menace. According to him, this culminated in the…

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Kwara: Hungry, angry mob besiege fully loaded lorries of palliatives in Ilorin

Three lorries, fully loaded with 10 kilograms of rice bags meant as palliatives to cushion subsidy removal, were on Friday hijacked by irate mobs at the Oja-Oba/Idi-Ape/Isale-Oja axis of Ilorin-East, and West local government areas of Kwara State. According to a video footage, which went viral on social media platforms, the incident happened at around 6:30 p.m. when three Toyota Dyna lorries fully loaded with rice passing through the area, attracted the attention of people, who attacked the trucks. It was gathered that the consignment of rice in the three…

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180 uncollected passports in Kwara – Immigration Controller

Nigeria International Passports

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says there are 180 uncollected International passports in its Ilorin office. The Controller of NIS in Kwara, Mr Aminu Shamsuddin, confirmed this in an interview on Friday in Ilorin. Shamsuddin explained that most of the uncollected passports belonged to people that did not reside in Kwara, adding that they found it difficult to create time to collect their documents. He said that some people however were afraid to visit the office because of the procedure of activating their passports, which involved thumb printing to show…

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2023: Media fairness not totally achievable – Expert

Dr Saeedat Aliyu, the Acting Director, University Relations, Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, has advised journalists to exhibit high degree of fairness in the coverage of the 2023 general elections. She however noted that media fairness was not totally achievable because of obvious reasons. Aliyu gave the advice on Wednesday at the grand finale of the 2022 Press Week of the Kwara TV Chapel of the Kwara Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Ilorin. Aliyu, who spoke on the theme: “Press Freedom: A panacea for sustainable democratic process”,…

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Lagos-bound plane catches fire mid-air with 33 people on board

An Overland Airways aircraft caught fire mid-air on Wednesday night, with 33 passengers on board. The passengers, however, escaped death as the aircraft made an emergency landing at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Lagos, from Ilorin International Airport, in Kwara State. It was gathered that the Pilot-in-Command of the ATR-42 Aircraft had declared a ‘May Day’, which in aviation parlance implies an emergency situation, while authorities at the airport had activated all emergency procedures as the crew tried to maneuver the plane. The airline confirmed the incident in an issued…

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Air Peace debunks reported plane crash in Kwara

The management of Air Peace has denied online reports purporting that its Ilorin-bound B737-500 aircraft with registration number 5N-BQR from Abuja, was involved in a crash in Ilorin yesterday, calling it misleading. According to a press statement its management issued yesterday, said, “For the records, no such thing happened. The reports misrepresented and exaggerated the facts. We can confirm that the aircraft in question landed safely, but had a minimal tyre burst while taxiing. This debunks all the mischievously headlined reports circulating online, which should be disregarded”. It further said,…

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Silver Jubilee: Your reign has prosper Ilorin, Buhari tells Gambari

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari, on attainment of Silver Jubilee on the throne of his forefathers, saying Ilorin Emirate has been witnessing tremendous development under him. The president stated this in a congratulatory message by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Tuesday. In the special message to the celebrant to mark his 25th year in office on Wednesday, Buhari described the 11th Fulani Emir of Ilorin as “an exemplary leader who has been at the…

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