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    Ahmed lays foundation for new workers’ secretariat in Kwara

Ahmed lays foundation for new workers’ secretariat in Kwara

Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of Kwara state, on Monday laid a foundation for a new secretariat complex in the state. Speaking at the occasion, Ahmed said the construction of the secretariat was necessary as office spaces had become insufficient for the state's workforce. He said the project was being funded through the state's Infrastructural Development Fund (IFK) which pools funds for critical infrastructure projects. "The [...]

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    ASUU calls on Osinbajo to help avert potential crisis in UNILORIN

ASUU calls on Osinbajo to help avert potential crisis in UNILORIN

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) University of Ibadan chapter has urged Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to call the University of Ilorin management to order to avert another legal crisis.The union also called on Adamu Adamu, the minister of education, to wade into the alleged plan by the university management to sack the chairman and secretary of the branch [...]

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    ‘Four killed’ in Kwara communal clash

‘Four killed’ in Kwara communal clash

Four people have been presumed dead following a clash between neighbouring communities of Ilofa and Odo-Owa in Oke-Ero local government area of Kwara state.According to NAN, an unidentified graduate was among the four victims. The deceased was said to have accompanied his wife to the market when he was allegedly hit by a stray bullet.Many victims with gunshot injuries were [...]

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    Kwara Poly secures accreditation for 29 courses

Kwara Poly secures accreditation for 29 courses

Mas’ud Elelu, rector of Kwara State Polytechnic, says that the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has approved all the 29 courses submitted for accreditation.Elelu disclosed this on Tuesday in Ilorin while responding to questions from journalists at the 2017 Ramadan Iftar. [...]

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    UNILORIN develops device ‘that can detect electricity theft’

UNILORIN develops device ‘that can detect electricity theft’

The department of electrical and electronics engineering, University of Ilorin, has unveiled a prototype anti-theft device capable of remotely monitoring and detecting customers stealing electricity.Mudathir Akorede, the acting head of the department, told journalists that the device could also cut off electricity supply to the premises of customers stealing electricity. [...]

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    Kwara shuts three schools over examination malpractice

Kwara shuts three schools over examination malpractice

Kwara state government has shut three schools in the state for alleged examination malpractice.Musa Yeketi, the state commissioner for education and human capital development, announced this to journalists on Friday in Ilorin, the state capital. [...]

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    Vice-chancellor orders herdsmen out of Unilorin

Vice-chancellor orders herdsmen out of Unilorin

Abdulganiyu Ambali, vice-chancellor of the University of Ilorin, has given a seven-day ultimatum to herdsmen allegedly encroaching into the university's land, to leave.Ambali, while speaking at a meeting with representatives of the herdsmen on Tuesday, said their presence was a violation of the laws governing the university.The vice-chancellor lamented that the activities of the herdsmen on the university's land is [...]

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    Rainstorm renders many homeless in Ilorin

Rainstorm renders many homeless in Ilorin

Heavy rain destroyed property worth millions of naira and rendered many residents homeless in Ilorin on Monday.The downpour that started around 7am lasted for about one hour forty-five minutes in many parts of the capital.Accompanied by storm, the rain led to the damage of many houses.The areas where the rainstorm wreaked havoc included Isale Banni, Oloje, Okelele, Alore and Offa Garage.Two [...]

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    Landmark University gets accreditation for six courses

Landmark University gets accreditation for six courses

Aize Obayan, vice-chancellor of Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara state, says the National University Commission (NUC) has given accreditation for six undergraduate courses in the institution. [...]

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    We are not owing workers, says Kwara

We are not owing workers, says Kwara

The Kwara state government has denied reports that it is owing workers in the state.Demola Banu, the state commissioner for finance, said this in a statement on Wednesday.He said the government was up to date with payment of salaries and pensions to workers and retirees.“Salary delays only exist at the local government level due to the decline in allocations accruing [...]

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    UNILORIN: Investors ready to fund mass production of speed limiter

UNILORIN: Investors ready to fund mass production of speed limiter

The University of Ilorin has said that its two prototype designs of the automobile speed limiting device are attracting corporate investors.Sulyman Age-AbdulKareem, the director of the university’s laboratory to product centre, said this on Wednesday after a routine meeting of the speed limiter team in Ilorin.  [...]

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    Shun pornography and cultism, UNILORIN VC warns new students

Shun pornography and cultism, UNILORIN VC warns new students

AbdulGaniy Ambali, vice chancellor of the University of Ilorin, has warned its newly admitted students against getting involved in cultism and watching pornographic materials.Ambali, who spoke at the matriculation ceremony for the 2016/2017 academic session, advised the students to obey university rules, adding that anyone found contravening the school rules will be shown the door.  [...]

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    Kwara state University is first Nigerian uni to offer aeronautical engineering

Kwara state University is first Nigerian uni to offer aeronautical engineering

Kwara State University (KWASU) has broken the record of being the first Nigerian higher institution to establish a degree programme in aeronautical and astronautical engineering.Abdulrasheed Na’allah, vice-chancellor of the institution, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.Na’allah said the National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the commencement of the course at KWASU, Malete.He revealed that the institution had formally submitted an invitation [...]

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    Cultists ‘smash skull’ of UNILORIN graduate in Ikorodu

Cultists ‘smash skull’ of UNILORIN graduate in Ikorodu

Korede Adeyanju, a fresh graduate of University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), has been killed by a cult group known as Badoo, in Ibeshe, Ikorodu, Lagos.Adeyanju, who studied History Education in UNILORIN, was attacked in his residence on Friday, Punch reports. [...]

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    UNILORIN promotes 112 academic staff, 471 others

UNILORIN promotes 112 academic staff, 471 others

583 staff of the University of Ilorin, Kwara state, have been promoted, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.AbdulGaniyu Ambali, the vice-chancellor of the institution, approved the promotion of the university workers. [...]

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    UNILORIN produces speed limiting device ‘that works with any vehicle’

UNILORIN produces speed limiting device ‘that works with any vehicle’

An automobile speed limiter which could be used by any type of vehicle has been produced by the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), Kwara state.AbdulGaniyu Ambali, the vice-chancellor of the institution, made this known on Tuesday while speaking with journalists. [...]

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