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Hijab crisis: Muslims, Anglican disagree over attacks on Christians

Following the alleged attacks on Christians and church properties in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, amid the ongoing crisis over the use of hijab , the Archbishop of Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Kwara State, Most Reverend Israel Amoo, says such attacks may lead to a bigger crisis. The cleric advised the Kwara State Government...

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Hijab: Kwara govt deploys task force as churches shut Christian schools

The Kwara State Government, on Friday, deployed a task force to implement its directive to all schools in the state to reopen and all teachers to resume, despite the ongoing crisis over wearing of hijab in Christian mission schools. The government had ordered the reopening of the schools on Wednesday as Christian missions insisted that...

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Hijab: TESCOM orders 10 shut schools’ teachers to resume today

THE Executive Chairman of the Kwara State Teaching Service Commission, Mallam Bello Abubakar, has summoned the Principals, Teachers and Staff of all 10 schools shut down by the state government on the Hijab matter to report at their respective schools today (Friday). Abubakar, in a statement signed by the Press Secretary, TESCOM, Peter Amogbonjaye, explained...

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Kwara lecturer, twins jailed for love scam, Internet fraud

Justice Adenike Akinpelu of the Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin on Thursday convicted a lecturer at the Kwara State College of Health Technology, Offa, Abdullahi Opashola, and twin brothers, Taiye and Kehinde Adebayo, over offences bordering on impersonation and Internet fraud. Opashola and the Adebayos were prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes...

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Kwara mother, four children burnt to death, husband hospitalised

A woman and her four children were burnt to death in their place of residence in the Tanke area of Ilorin, Kwara State, on Wednesday. The incident occurred in Ifesowapo community behind the ‘F’ Division Police Station, Tanke, Ilorin. It was learnt that the incident occurred around 10pm when a lighted candle fell and fire...

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Hijab: TESCOM orders 10 shut school to resume today

THE Executive Chairman of the Kwara State Teaching Service Commission, Mallam Bello Abubakar, has summoned the Principals, Teachers and Staff of all 10 schools shut down by the state government on the Hijab matter to report at their respective schools today (Friday). Abubakar, in a statement signed by the Press Secretary, TESCOM, Peter Amogbonjaye, explained...

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Scores injured in Ilorin gas explosion

Scores are feared injured as a gas explosion rocked Bovas Filling Station at the Offa garage area, Ilorin, Kwara State. The explosion which occurred at the outlet of the filling station according to the state Fire Service left residents, commercial motorcyclists, and other passersby scampering for safety. Kwara state Fire Service said the incident was...

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Kwara reopens schools shut over hijab controversy

The Kwara State Government has announced the reopening on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, of the 10 schools that were recently shut down over the hijab controversy. A statement signed late Tuesday by Mrs Kemi Adeosun, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development said that “the government is convinced that its policy to allow...

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Police intensify patrols as two killed in fresh Kwara cult clash

The Kwara State Police Command has confirmed the death of two middle-aged men in the Ipata/Amilengbe area of Ilorin in the early hours of Tuesday in a suspected renewed cult clash in the city. The corpses of the victims were recovered by the police in a pool of their blood with residents blaming the cult...

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Police intensify patrols as two killed in fresh Kwara cult clash

The Kwara State Police Command has confirmed the death of two middle-aged men in the Ipata/Amilengbe area of Ilorin in the early hours of Tuesday in a suspected renewed cult clash in the city. The corpses of the victims were recovered by the police in a pool of their blood with residents blaming the cult...

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