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    COVID-19: Kebbi releases 111 prisoners

COVID-19: Kebbi releases 111 prisoners

The Kebbi state government has released 111 prisoners in the correctional service centres in the state. The state government said the move is in line with the federal government’s decision to contain the spread of COVID-19. The federal government had announced that it would release 2,600 inmates in various prisons to curb the spread of the disease. In a statement on Wednesday, Yahaya Sarki, special [...]

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    Gunmen kill Kebbi businessman, abduct daughter-in-law

Gunmen kill Kebbi businessman, abduct daughter-in-law

Yusuf Garkar-Bore, a 65-year-old businessman in Gulma town of Kebbi state, was killed by gunmen on Sunday. The gunmen also abducted Aisha Yusuf, his daughter-in-law. A member of the family told journalists that the gunmen invaded the community at 2am and attacked Garkar-Bore' home, shooting him in the chest and abducting his son’s wife. “Alhaji was shot severally in the chest; we took [...]

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    Herdsman kill police inspector in Kebbi

Herdsman kill police inspector in Kebbi

A herdsman identified as Babuga Kuaara has killed a policeman in Umaru Danladi, Kaoge in Bagudo local government area of Kebbi state. The Kebbi command of the Nigeria police force confirmed this on Thursday. The deceased officer was reportedly attached to the Kaoje police division in Bagudo local government area. A farmer had reported Kuaara to the police after cows belonging to the herdsman allegedly [...]

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    April salary of workers in Kebbi LG ‘snatched by robbers’

April salary of workers in Kebbi LG ‘snatched by robbers’

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    Fashola complains about quality of completed houses in Kebbi

Fashola complains about quality of completed houses in Kebbi

Babatunde Fashola, minister of works, power and housing, asked the contractors to improve the quality of the house they built in Birnin Kebbi. On an inspection visit to the project sites, the minister said the federal government will not accept the project if it is not carried out within specifications. He observed that most of the roofing of the bungalows in the [...]

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    PHOTOS: Kebbi state governor clears drainage

PHOTOS: Kebbi state governor clears drainage

Abubakar Bagudu, governor of Kebbi state, recently demonstrated what it means to lead by example. The governor led members of his cabinet to clean up drainages in Birnin- Kebbi, capital of the state. The cleaning up of the environment is part of their effort to tackle malaria. Here are some pictures: [...]

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    NYSC extends service year of seven corps members for ‘absconding’

NYSC extends service year of seven corps members for ‘absconding’

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Kebbi state has extended the service year of seven corps members to four months for breaching rules of the scheme. Lawal Turawa, the NYSC Kebbi coordinator, made the disclosure on Thursday in Birinin Kebbi at the passing out ceremony of the 2016 batch B stream 2 held in the state. [...]

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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

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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