Lesson from Birnin Kebbi

July 15, 2023 Clem Oluwole 0

Most folks in the corridors of power are hedonic by nature. Once sucked in by the vortex of power where free bucks are at their beck and call or are always surplus to requirements, they go on overdrive behind the wheel of hedonism. And sexual pleasure is a branch of hedonism that is of concern today. The latest victim of Read More

Governor sacks aide over WhatsApp status

July 10, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Kebbi state governor, Nasiru Idris, has sacked his Special Adviser on Youths, Babangida Sarki, over WhatsApp status. In a statement by the press secretary to the governor, Ahmed Idris, on Monday, said he was relieved of his appointment sequel to an indecent posting he made. “The governor, who was enraged by the obnoxious development said the aide trampled on the Read More

Kebbi limps behind as 11, 350 teachers sit for TRCN professional exam

May 21, 2023 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

No fewer than 11,350 candidates sat for the first batch of the 202 Teachers Registration Council’s (TRCN) Professional Qualifying Examination (PQE) in states across Nigeria. Registrar of TRCN, Professor Josiah Ajiboye, disclosed this while monitoring the exam at Sascon International School, Maitama, Abuja, Saturday May 20, 2023. He said reports from across the country showed that the exercise was hitch-free. Read More

2023 elections: Initiate process of internal review, audit, APC tells INEC

March 31, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged the leadership of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to urgently initiate process of internal audit and review of how the 2023 general elections were managed before the forthcoming rerun elections slated for April, 2023. The ruling party also alleged cases of compromise in Kebbi state, declaring that it won’t be comfortable if Read More

Deputy speaker, 5 principal officers resign

January 27, 2023 Admin III 0

The deputy speaker, Muhammad Usman, and five other Principal Officers of the Kebbi state House of Assembly have resigned from their appointments. This was disclosed in a short statement signed by the state House of Assembly’s spokesman, Shehu Muhammad-Yauri. He wrote, “Six principal officers of Kebbi state house of assembly, from the deputy speaker, have resigned their appointments.”

Kebbi: Court sacks Aliero as PDP senatorial candidate

September 28, 2022 Admin III 0

The Federal High Court in Birnin Kebbi, Tuesday, voided the election of a former governor of Kebbi state, Adamu Aleiro, as the senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Kebbi Central district. The trial judge, Babagana Ashigar, ruled in favour of Haruna Sa’idu who argued that he is the bona fide senatorial candidate of the PDP for the Read More

2023: It’s time to look up to Mai Doki for salvation, group tells Kebbi South

The Director General of Mai Doki Support Organisation, Sani Maiwa, has assured that the senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Kebbi South, Garba Musa Mai Doki, is endowed with the capacity and drive to restore to the glory path, the fortunes of the senatorial district by addressing the prevailing security challenges in the area. Speaking to newsmen Read More

APC laments insecurity nationwide, demands urgent action

July 28, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has lamented the spate of insecurity in the country, asking all the security agencies to live up to the expectations. The North-west leadership of the APC made this demand at end of its fact-finding tour of the zone which began in Kebbi state on Monday 4th July 2022. The country has witnessed rise in Read More

Kebbi moves to boost power supply, allocate land for 5600MW solar plant

June 28, 2022 Admin III 0

Kebbi government has allocated 200 hectares of land to a private investor to set up a 5,600 megawatts solar power plant in the state, former Chief of Staff to Governor Atiku Bagudu, Alhaji Suleiman Muhammad-Argungu, has disclosed. Muhammad-Argungu, who disclosed this to journalists in Birnin Kebbi, said the company would soon begin work on the project, adding that a team Read More

Customs in Kebbi seizes N27m goods in 14 days

Barely two weeks after Kamba land border in Kebbi state was reopened by the federal government, the Nigeria Customs Service has seized food items worth N27.669 million. The vigilance by the Customs operatives led to the interception of one fully loaded trailer with bags of grains with registration number, JEG 27 XB by officers of the Nigeria Customs Service along Read More

Kebbi APC congresses smooth -Assalafi

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Kebbi state chapter, has described the just concluded congress held at ward, local government and state levels as fair, credible and hitch free. Briefing journalists on the conduct of the exercise, the state APC Public Relations Officer (PRO), Malam Isah Assalafi, said the exercise went smoothly devoid of any hitch across the state. He added Read More

Kebbi APC distributes 300 motorcycles to party stakeholders

Kebbi state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Wednesday distributed 300 motorcycles to 225 ward chairmen across the state and other stakeholders for effective coverage of the 2023 campaign strategies. Flagging off the distribution at the Presidential Banquet Hall, Birnin Kebbi, Wednesday, the state chairman of the All Progresives Congress (APC), Alhaji Abubakar Kana Zuru, stated that the motorcycles Read More

Bagudu assures farmers of support in Kebbi

May 3, 2022 Kabiru Dogon Daji 0

Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi state has rejoiced with the Muslim Ummah on the Edil-Fitr celebration. Senator Bagudu commended Islamic scholars throughout the state, for the conduct of beneficial Ramadan tafsir and educating Muslims calling on all adherents to imbibe the teachings and lessons of the holy month as well as sustain prayers for the state and nation. He Read More

BESDA and out-of-school syndrome in Kebbi state

March 27, 2022 Admin III 0

BESDA, an acronym for Better Education Service Delivery for All, was a 5-year education development programme that started operation in 2018. Designed for the improvement of literacy status of the citizenry, the programme came as a divine attribute to indigenes of Kebbi state. The people, therefore, got the liberty to reassert and embrace the slogan Kebbi state was known for Read More

On Aliero’s alleged greed

March 25, 2022 Admin III 0

Senator Muhammad Adamu Aliero, the former two-term governor of Kebbi state and three times senator, is once more in the eye of the storm after allegations emerged that he serially cornered and diverted at least three gigantic constituency projects worth over N1billion.The senator representing the Central Senatorial District of the state now in his third term in the upper chamber Read More

Kebbi 2023: Between imaginary and real contenders

March 21, 2022 Admin III 0

2023 general elections beckon and various names are being propped up as real and imagined aspirants for one political contest or the other. ABDULRAHMAN A. ABDULRAUF looks at the likely personalities of those that may join the governorship race in Kebbi state and their chances. The beauty of democracy is that it affords the electorate varied choices from which they Read More

Banditry: DPO, 6 officers, 5 others slain in Niger, Kebbi attacks

A gang of terrorists reportedly killed three police officers and four local vigilantes, including the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Nasko in Magama local government area of Niger state. The criminal elements were said to have attacked Nasko town Tuesday afternoon during which the police gallantly repelled the attack, with the DPO and others however, felled in the battle. But scores of the Read More

Kebbi offers prayer for those slain by bandits

A special prayer was weekend offered for slain soldiers and vigilante members killed in battle with armed bandits in Kanya village of Danko/Wasagu local government area of Kebbi state. The special prayer which was held at the Dukku Army Barracks, Birnin kebbi was attended by Governor Atiku Abubakar Bagudu and other top government officials. The special prayer was held to Read More

Buhari condoles with kebbi over bandits’ killing of vigilantes

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the people and government of Kebbi state on the recent killing of innocent persons, including vigilantes and members of self-help groups, known as “Yan Sa Kai” by bandits in the state. In the condolence message, delivered by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyema, President Muhammadu Buhari prayed Allah to grant all those Read More

Kebbi 2023: 1m youth set to match for Malami’s guber aspiration

One million youth are expected to match in BirninKebbi, the Kebbi state capital in support of the governorship aspiration of Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami. The state coordinator of Malami Youth Campaign/Mobilization Organization (MYCMO), Alhaji Nasiru Masama, made this known while unveiling the plans of the organisation ahead of 2023 election. He explained Read More

How Aliero bestrides Kebbi state

March 6, 2022 Ibrahim Dangana 0

The political cup of former Governor Muhammad Adamu Aliero of Kebbi state, now in his third term as senator, representing Kebbi Central may soon runover with his latest plot to install the next governor in 2023 and still retain his senate seat. In what looks like a desperate attempt to achieve these goals, the ex- governor is even said to Read More

Kebbi Court jails 2 for forging Kaduna Electric receipts

March 3, 2022 Ahmid Lawal 0

Abubakar Abdulkadir and Abdullahi Ibrahim were Wednesday convicted at the Magistrates Court in Birnin-Kebbi for criminal conspiracy, impersonation and forgery. Abubakar Abdulkadir and Abdullahi Ibrahim of ‘Yardole area of Argungu were found impersonating, conspiring and forgery of payment receipts of Kaduna Electric and issuing same to customers in Argungu, Kebbi state. The accused persons pleaded guilty to the offences and Read More