Kwara


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Kwara

a state of W Nigeria: mainly wooded savanna. Capital: Ilorin. Pop.: 1 751 464 (1995 est.). Area: 36 825 sq. km (14 218 sq. miles)

Kwara

 

a state in western Nigeria, with an area of 74, 300 sq km and a population of 2.4 million (1963, census), comprising mainly the Yoruba, Igala, and Igbirra. The capital is Ilorin. The greater part of the state is located along the right bank of the Niger River. Kwara has an equatorial monsoonal climate with a rainy season lasting seven months. Precipitation ranges from 1,000 to 1, 300 mm a year, and the average monthly temperature varies from 25° to 30°C. The dominant vegetation is savanna forest and savanna. In agriculture, the main subsistence crops are millet and sorghum, and small amounts of yams, rice, cotton, sugarcane, cocoa, sesame, and palm oil and kernels are produced for the market. The region has deposits of iron ore (near Lokoja), mica, coal, and talc. Industry is represented by enterprises producing sugar, cigarettes, matches, and paper and cardboard, and there are also cotton-ginning plants, vegetable-oil mills, and sawmills. Craft industries include the production of pottery.

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Abdulrahman stated this during the flag-off of the malaria-free Kwara campaign and investiture of the champion of Kwara malaria elimination in Ilorin.
'Our campaign has a definite plan for Kwara State and Nigeria.
FEC gave approval for the reimbursement of Kwara State government to undertake the construction of the Kayamakishe road which is a road that serves the Agricultural belt that produces Agro Product between Oyo and Kwara state.
Commercial banks in Kwara, Nigeria, have said that they will close down their services if armed attacks against banks do not end.
Encouraged by the input from the move, the state has now begun expanding the scheme's coverage from Shonga in Kwara North to Kwara Central and now Kwara South.
Pupils' enrolment in public primary schools rose to 542,475 in Kwara State in 2005 while in Ekiti State it increased to 463,862 during the same period.
Uniformed fans stormed the pitch to harass the match officials but then spotted Kwara's club cameraman filming their antics.
Presently, the Governor is from Kwara Central and minister of state for Transport, Deputy Governor and minister of Information is from Kwara South, while only the Speaker of the Kwara State House Assembly is from Kwara North.
The Kwara Coalition of Business and Professional Associations (KWACOBPA) has arranged this event in recent times.
The governor disclosed this at a two-day health symposium held in Ilorin with the theme: 'Partnership for Health Innovation in Kwara State.
However, some concerned parents and their wards seeking admission to the school said that a particular website is currently operating on the internet address of kwarapolyscreening.com, advertising itself as the Candidate/Applicant Registration Portal for the Post UTME Screening Exercise 2019 of the Kwara State Polytechnic Ilorin.
A statement by the head of the commission, Isyaku Sharu, made available to journalists in Ilorin on Thursday, said that those interrogated by the operatives of the commission over the case include the chairperson of Kwara Scholarship Board, the Executive Secretary of the Board, and the Board's Accountant, among others.