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    Governor says drug abuse on the rise among Kebbi teachers

Governor says drug abuse on the rise among Kebbi teachers

Atiku Bagudu, governor of Kebbi, on Thursday expressed concern over rising cases of drug addiction among teachers in the state and urged the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) to help address the menace.The governor said this in an address to mark the World Teachers’ Day in Birnin Kebbi, organised by NUT and Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools (ASUSS). [...]

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    53 traders killed in Kebbi boat mishap

53 traders killed in Kebbi boat mishap

At least 53 traders have lost their lives in a boat mishap which occurred in Bagudo local government area of Kebbi state.Muhammad Zagga, chairman of the Bagudo local government, confirmed this on Thursday.He told NAN that the traders were heading to a market when the incident happened.“Majority of the traders are from Gaya village in Niger Republic," he said.“They were going to [...]

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    Seven killed, 136 missing in Kebbi boat mishap

Seven killed, 136 missing in Kebbi boat mishap

At least seven people lost their lives, while 136 are yet to be accounted for after a boat carrying 150 passengers capsized in kebbi state.Sulaiman Muhammad, coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), in-charge of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states, confirmed this to NAN on Saturday.Muhammad said the ill-fated boat was returning from Malali market in Ngaski local government [...]

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    5 teenage girls drown in Kebbi

5 teenage girls drown in Kebbi

Five teenage girls at Unguwar Kaye in Birnin Kebbi local government area of Kebbi state, drowned in Tafkin Madobiya, popularly known as Indian water.The tragic incident occurred on Tuesday.The girls were among 10 girls who decided to go swimming at the river after collecting vegetables for their meals.According to NAN, two of the deceased girls were said to be from [...]

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    Diarrhoea outbreak: Four students dead, 11 hospitalised in Kebbi

Diarrhoea outbreak: Four students dead, 11 hospitalised in Kebbi

Four students of the Government Secondary School, Fannah, in Suru local government area of Kebbi state have died from an outbreak of gastroenteritis.Gastroenteritis, also known as infectious diarrhoea, is the inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract that involves the stomach and small intestine. [...]

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    70% of children in Kebbi ‘not in school’

70% of children in Kebbi ‘not in school’

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday said about 70 per cent of children in Kebbi state are out of school.Mohammed Mohiuddin, zonal head of the fund from Sokoto field office, made this known to journalists in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital, during the end of year review meeting.The meeting is expected to review the joint government and UNICEF [...]

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    500 students to acquire vocation skills in Kebbi courtesy of Fidelity Bank

500 students to acquire vocation skills in Kebbi courtesy of Fidelity Bank

Fidelity bank, in partnership with Gazelle academy and Waziri Umaru federal polytechnic, Kebbi, has begun a scheme to empower 500 students with entrepreneurial skills in the state.Speaking at the launch of the 5fiveday youth empowerment programme on Monday, Nnamdi Okonkwo, the bank’s managing director/chief executive officer, said that the programme was designed to promote Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) [...]

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    25-year-old becomes first female, youngest leader of Argungu local government

25-year-old becomes first female, youngest leader of Argungu local government

Hindatu Umar, a 25-year old female, has resumed work as chairperson of Argungu local government area of Kebbi state.Argungu, renowned for its fishing festival, is a Muslim-dominated community in Kebbi. [...]

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    Police rescue 100-year-old woman from kidnappers

Police rescue 100-year-old woman from kidnappers

A 100-year-old woman, Hawwau Amarea, who was kidnapped by gunmen at Kudin village of Mahuta local government area of Kebbi, has regained her freedom.Bala Hassan, the assistant inspector-general of police (AIG) in charge of zone 10, Sokoto , disclosed this to  NAN in Sokoto on Thursday.He said Amarea was freed by the operatives attached to the new anti-kidnap squad set [...]

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    After impeaching speaker, Kebbi lawmakers go after governor

After impeaching speaker, Kebbi lawmakers go after governor

Twelve members of the Kebbi state house of assembly have served a notice of impeachment on Saidu Dakingari, governor of the state, who is billed to complete his tenure exactly a month from now.On Tuesday, the same set of legislators impeached Hassan Shalla, speaker of the assembly.Accusing Dakingari of alleged gross misconduct, the lawmakers listed a six-count charge against him.Dakingari [...]

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    Kebbi house impeaches speaker, installs ex-speaker

Kebbi house impeaches speaker, installs ex-speaker

Hassan Shalla, speaker of Kebbi state house of assembly, has been impeached, with the house installing Habib Jega, former speaker of the assembly as the new head of parliament.The impeachment, which was carried out by 12 of the 24 members of the state house of assembly, was hinged on allegations bothering on breach of trust and embezzlement of allowances.Abubakar Sabo, [...]

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    PDP senator to contest for APC governorship ticket

PDP senator to contest for APC governorship ticket

Atiku Bagudu, the representative of Kebbi central senatorial district at the national assembly, has declared interest to contest for the state’s governorship position on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).APC is yet to conduct its primary election in Kebbi.Speaking at the state secretariat of the party on Saturday, Bagudu, who was accompanied by his supporters, said his defection [...]

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    Kebbi accountant-general arraigned for 1.6bn fraud

Kebbi accountant-general arraigned for 1.6bn fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday arraigned Mohammed Arzika Dakingari, the Kebbi state accountant-general, and Musa Yusuf, the managing director of Beal Construction Nigeria limited, before Sabiu Bala, justice of the Kebbi state high court, Birnin-Kebbi, on a 20-count charge bordering on conspiracy, obtaining by false pretence and abuse of office, the commission’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, has [...]

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Kebbi deputy governor’s son dies in auto crash

Muazu Ibrahim Aliyu, son of deputy governor of Kebbi State, Alhaji Ibrahim Aliyu, has died.Muazu died in an auto accident on Tuesday on the Birnin Kebbi-Jega road.Addressing newsmen at his official residence in Birnin Kebbi, the deputy governor described his late son as a very religious and obedient boy who respected everyone.The deceased was a 100 level student of political [...]

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     Kebbi to commence airport operations, trains 500 workers

 Kebbi to commence airport operations, trains 500 workers

As part of plans to ensure smooth operations at its newly-constructed airport, the government of Kebbi State has commenced training of 500 persons to be in charge of the facility, which is estimated at N13 billion.The government said the airport will not only boost tourism in the state, but will also serve as a major source of employment and revenue generation.While inspecting [...]

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    Kebbi govt wants pilgrims to be good ambassadors of Nigeria

Kebbi govt wants pilgrims to be good ambassadors of Nigeria

The Kebbi State government has advised its citizens intending to visit Saudi Arabia for the holy pilgrimage to be good ambassadors of the country.The government stated this while disclosing that it had secured accommodation for 4,151 citizens of the state who would be observing the 2014 pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.Alhaji Abdullahi Shema, chairman of the Kebbi State Pilgrims Welfare Agency, explained [...]

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