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January 6, 2012

We’ve got to keep fighting for what we believe in and only hope and pray that our fight will not be fruitless

This is a new year and many of us are filled with expectations. We all hope for a better year than the previous. But somehow, this year started out on a bad note as our dear President Goodluck Jonathan decided to usher us into a new year with monster fuel hike.

Now, many people traveled home to see their loved ones and spend the festive season with them. Many of these ones are not too financially stable but still, the bond that they share with their family took them back home irrespective of the transport fare.

December 8, 2011

Former Oyo Governor, Rasheed Ladoja, wants more government projects in the state

Former Oyo State Governor, Rasheed Ladoja, on Thursday, decried what it called the humiliation of Oyo State indigenes under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government since 1999.

Ladoja, speaking to journalists while visiting President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa, said that since 1999, Oyo State has been relegated to the level of producing a Minister of State.

December 1, 2011

The project includes the construction of water works, sinking of motorised boreholes, dams and 70 VIP latrines

The Kwara State government has approved the sum of N3.756 billion to be spent on water projects in the state.

At the closing of the state executive council meeting in Ilorin, on Wednesday, the state Commissioner for Water Resources, Idris Abubakar, said the project would include the construction of water works, sinking of motorised boreholes, dams and 70 VIP latrines.

November 24, 2011

 

The state government moves to boost milk production in the area

 

The Kwara State Government has concluded arrangements to import additional 1,000 cows to boost milk production at the Shonga Dairy Farm in Edu Local Government Area of the state. 

November 9, 2011

Launches Ilorin-Lagos weekly passenger train service and Ewekoro-Ilorin weekly cement haulage

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) is set to commence the haulage of petroleum products and agricultural produce across the country, the Minister of Transport, Alhaji Idris Umar, has said.

The minister disclosed this in Ilorin, on Tuesday, at the flag off of the Ilorin-Lagos weekly passenger train service and the launch of the Ewekoro-Ilorin weekly cement haulage.

The flag-off recorded the haulage of 600 metric tonnes of Lafarge cement from Ewekoro, Ogun State to Ilorin.

November 4, 2011

The state government says the targeted roads are critical to economic development

The Kwara State Government says it has approved the award of N13.3 billion contract for the construction and rehabilitation of roads in the state.  

October 29, 2011

Besides passenger service, the train also hauls 600 metric
tonnes of goods weekly

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), on Friday, commenced the Iddo-Ibadan-Ilorin route passenger express train.

Speaking at a news conference in Ibadan, Rasheed Gbadamosi, the Railway District Manager (RDM), said that the journey was another milestone in the revival of the rail system in the country.

According to him, the train which can carry 90 passengers in each of its six coaches, will run every Friday while the return journey from Ilorin–Iddo, Lagos, will be on Sundays.

September 21, 2011

Musdapher who was recommended by the National Judicial Council will replace Justice Aloysius Katsina-Alu who retired as Chief Justice of Nigeria on August 28.

The Senate will screen the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Dahiru Musdapher today.

September 20, 2011

Four officers were shot and wounded in the attack in Kwara State.

Four police officers were on Saturday shot and injured by suspected robbers who ambushed them on the Shao – Jebba Road in Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State.

September 8, 2011

Lawmaker jostle to land leadership roles in the various committees

The leadership of the House of Representatives is meeting in Ilorin, Kwara State, to finalise the constitution and headship of its several committees ahead of resumption next week, lawmakers said.

Lawmakers view leading a committee as a juicy responsibility, and informed sources say recent reduction of members’ allowances has added steam to the race towards winning the major committees.

September 8, 2011

Lawmaker jostle to land leadership roles in the various committees

The leadership of the House of Representatives is meeting in Ilorin, Kwara State, to finalise the constitution and headship of its several committees ahead of resumption next week, lawmakers said.

Lawmakers view leading a committee as a juicy responsibility, and informed sources say recent reduction of members’ allowances has added steam to the race towards winning the major committees.

September 6, 2011

 

The five employees of Coca-Cola allegedly added the bottles to a loaded truck

 

Five workers of Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Ilorin, Kwara State, were on Tuesday arraigned before a Magistrate Court for stealing 10 bottles of soft drinks.

The accused persons were arraigned on a two-count charge of criminal conspiracy and theft, which contravened Sections 97 and 287 of the Penal Code Law.

The Police Prosecutor, Adams Aliu, said in his First Information Report (FIR) that the accused persons were arrested by Ogbuenyi James, a security guard of the company.

August 26, 2011

About 200000m² of new retail space is scheduled to come on stream over the next few years.

Nigeria in recent times has become a hub for most business organisations, although there are other international companies in the retail sector who have been slow to come into the country, based on perceptions that it is too difficult to do business here.

More than 500 Nigerians fly to Dubai every day to shop. This translates into more than $1bn being shipped from Africa’s biggest market to the tiny emirate. That is a retailing market gap by anyone’s standards.

May 29, 2011

The tragedy occured at a valeditory party for outgoing Governor Bukola Saraki

About 20 persons have been reported dead during a stampede on Friday night in Ilorin, Kwara State.

The tragedy occurred around 10pm at the ‘Mandate House’, a building which serves as outgoing Governor Bukola Saraki’s campaign headquarters, during a valedictory ceremony in honour of the governor.

The governor and his entourage had left the venue before the incident occured. The event was well attended by supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). 

April 2, 2011

The accreditation exercise goes as planned in some areas, while voters have been disappointed in some.

Voters across the country have come out massively to participate in the general elections, which began on Saturday with the National Assembly elections.

April 2, 2011

Live coverage of the 2011 General Elections

Welcome to Daily Times live coverage of the elections. In this, our election centre, you will get live updates as soon as we get them.

April 2, 2011

Updates of the parliamentary elections from Kwara

The atmosphere in the Kwara State capital, Ilorin, is calm as people go out to vote for the parliamentary elections despite the underlying tension that follows the disagreement in the Saraki family.

April 2, 2011

A cleric advises Nigerians not to leave the job of achieving credible polls to INEC alone.

A Christian cleric, Dr Yinka Adedokun, has said that Nigeria is entering a critical stage and needs prayers to survive the challenges posed by the forthcoming elections.

Adedokun, of the Holy Ghost Church, Ilorin, said that the general elections, starting with the Senate and House of Representatives polls on Saturday, required fervent prayers from all Nigerians irrespective of religion to be hitch-free.

March 18, 2011

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) will from next Wednesday commence Mass Transit Train Services between Lagos and Ilorin, Assistant Director, Public Relations Officer, David Ndakotsu said in a statement on Thursday.

The Nigeria Railway Corporation has procured  25 new General Electric locomotives

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) will from next Wednesday commence Mass Transit Train Services between Lagos and Ilorin, Assistant Director, Public Relations Officer, David Ndakotsu said in a statement on Thursday.

Ndakotsu said that commuters would get free rides on the train from March 23 to 30. The one-week free ride is to sensitise commuters on the return of the long distant rail services, he said.

March 18, 2011

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) will from next Wednesday commence Mass Transit Train Services between Lagos and Ilorin, Assistant Director, Public Relations Officer, David Ndakotsu said in a statement on Thursday.

The Nigeria Railway Corporation has procured  25 new General Electric locomotives

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) will from next Wednesday commence Mass Transit Train Services between Lagos and Ilorin, Assistant Director, Public Relations Officer, David Ndakotsu said in a statement on Thursday.

Ndakotsu said that commuters would get free rides on the train from March 23 to 30. The one-week free ride is to sensitise commuters on the return of the long distant rail services, he said.

January 29, 2011

The federal government is to begin work on the second phase of the scrap metal recycling plant in Kaduna State.

Darlington Amobi, the Chief Engineer, Federal Ministry of Environment, told the News Agency of Nigeria, on Friday in Abuja, that work on the project would commence as soon as the 2011 budget was released.

As part of efforts to kick-start the project, Amobi said abandoned vehicles and metals of different varieties were being collected across the country for transfer to the site of the plant for recycling.