• FRCS denies recruiting personnel in Kebbi

    FRCS denies recruiting personnel in Kebbi

    The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Kebbi has refuted allegation of the recruitment of 200 employees by the Corps.

    The Sector Commandant of the corps in the state, Mr James Mbatse, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Birnin Kebbi on Saturday that there was no recruitment throughout this year in the country by the corps.

    He described the allegation as unfounded and mischievous, adding that the rumour was still trending on social media platforms.

    “I wonder what sometimes rumour mongers […]

  • Kebbi varsity joins one-week ASUU strike

    Kebbi varsity joins one-week ASUU strike

    It was gathered that the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Kebbi State University of Science and Technology chapter on Wednesday joined the nationwide one-week warning strike declared by the national secretariat of the union.

    The Branch Chairman of the union, Dr. Sa’adu Umar, announced this in a statement he signed and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Aliero on Wednesday.

    According to Umar, the union has joined the industrial action in in compliance with the directive of the national […]

  • Kebbi Government distributes 13 motorcycles to environmental health officers

    Kebbi Government distributes 13 motorcycles to environmental health officers

    According to reports, the Kebbi Government has distributed 13 motorcycles to environmental health officers of the Ministry of Environment in the state to enhance their service delivery.

    The State’s Commissioner for Environment, Alhaji Muhammadu Gado, distributed the vehicles in Birnin Kebbi on Monday.

    He said that the aim was to ease the transportation challenges facing the health officers in the discharge of their duties.

    He said the state government was doing its best to ensure that the health officers were doing their work […]

  • Bike thieves kill 20 Okada riders in Kebbi

    Bike thieves kill 20 Okada riders in Kebbi

    According to reports, the Association of Commercial Motorcycle Operators says 20 of its members were killed by thieves in the last six months in Kebbi State.

    Malam Nafi’u Zaki, the Chairman of the association, on Thursday in Birnin Kebbi said that the killings were reported in three Local Government Areas.

    He said that no fewer than 800 members of the association have abandoned the business for fear of falling victims of bike snatchers.

    “From April to date, we have lost 20 of our […]

  • EFCC quizzes Kebbi government officials over N1.2bn fraud

    EFCC quizzes Kebbi government officials over N1.2bn fraud

    Officials of the Kebbi State government have been quizzed by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

    It was gathered that some of the officials were arrested in connection with the N1.2 billion that was missing at the cabinet office over the Arugungu Fishing Festival contract.

    A source in the state said the EFCC officials were invited to investigate the missing money and to bring sanity into the system.

    Speaking on the issue, Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Umar […]

  • Kebbi declares Oct. 4 public holiday

    Kebbi declares Oct. 4 public holiday

    According to reports, the Kebbi Government has declared Tuesday, October 4 as public holiday to mark the beginning of the new Islamic calendar 1438 A.H. (After Hijrah).

    A statement issued by Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Abubakar Dakingari in Birnin Kebbi urged Muslims to use the holiday to pray for Nigeria.

    According to him, Sunday, October 2 falls on Muharram 1, 1438 A.H., being the first day of the first month in the lunar Islamic calendar.

    In Islam, the […]

  • Two pilgrims from Kebbi die in Mecca

    Two pilgrims from Kebbi die in Mecca

    As NAHCON begins airlift of Nigerian pilgrims back home after the completion of this year’s Holy pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, two of the pilgrims from Kebbi State have been reported dead in Mecca.

    The state publicity secretary on 2016 Hajj Exercise, Alhaji Aliyu Jajirma Kanya, confirmed this. He said the two pilgrims died following a brief illness.

    Kanya further explained that the dead pilgrims who were from Maiyama and Augie local government areas of the state had since been buried according to […]

  • CBN kicks off campaign against naira abuse in Kebbi

    CBN kicks off campaign against naira abuse in Kebbi

    The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has kicked off its campaign against abuse of all denominations of the nation’s currency with a warning that stiff penalties including a fine of N50,000  or six months in imprisonment or both could be imposed on those found guilty of the offence in line with Section 1 of the Banking Act.

    Speaking yesterday at the opening of the campaign  held at Gwadangaji Mall Conference Hall in Birnin Kebbi, campaign team leader, Alhaji Aliyu Katuka, said […]

  • EFCC detains former Kebbi governor over N450m PDP campaign fund

    EFCC detains former Kebbi governor over N450m PDP campaign fund

    The former governor of Kebbi State, Saidu Dakingari, has been arrested and detained by the Kano Zone of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

    A statement by the media head of Kano Zone of EFCC, Mr. Medard Ehimika, yesterday in Kano disclosed that Dakingari is being quizzed on his involvement in the sharing of N450 million Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign slush fund.

    He is also expected to explain how N550 million state funds were diverted to his party, the PDP, […]

  • Access Bank signs MOU to support Lagos, Kebbi Rice Mill Project

    Access Bank signs MOU to support Lagos, Kebbi Rice Mill Project

    Reports gathered that Nigeria’s foremost financial institution, Access Bank and the governments of Lagos and Kebbi states have signed a Joint Venture Agreement for the establishment of a modern and commercially viable rice milling complex.

    The complex, which would be located in Lagos, has the capacity to process and mill 20 tonnes of rice per hour just as the finished product would be known as ‘Laskeb’ rice.

    Findings revealed that the two state governments had, in the past few months, worked closely […]

  • Ambode sets to establish rice mill in Kebbi

    Ambode sets to establish rice mill in Kebbi

    According to reports, the Lagos State Government is to establish a rice mill capable of processing 20 metric tonnes of rice per hour in Kebbi.

    Gov Akinwumi Ambode, made the disclosure in Birnin Kebbi on Saturday while addressing newsmen at the end of his one day official visit to the state.

    He said this was as part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the state and Kebbi State Government. The governor, who was accompanied on the visit by Mexican investors, said […]