Argungu emirate honours Lawan with Ganuwan Kabi Nov 5

November 3, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Emir of Argungu, Alhaji Samaila Muhammadu Mera and the Argungu Emirate Council, Kebbi state will on Friday, November 5, honour President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan with the Ganuwan Kabi traditional title. Lawan will be honoured with the Defender of Kabi Kingdom as part of the activities to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the emir’s coronation. Leader of the Read More

How Gov Bagudu sustains people’s confidence in Kebbi

October 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

In Kebbi state, Governor Atiku Abubakar Bagudu ensures that he maintains the people’s confidence by making every member of his party to remain focused as he provides democracy dividends, KABIRU DOGON DAJI reports. Since assuming office in 2015, Senator Abubakar Bagudu has been able to return to the fold some politicians from the opposition side who admire his style of Read More

Fresh relief for Kebbi market fire victims

October 13, 2021 Haliru Sarki Kende, 0

Perhaps, his military versatility might have informed Colonel Samai’la Bature Chama of the many deficiencies that tamed the socio-economic growth of Kebbi state created in August 27, 1991. He might also tap the soldierly instincts to conclude its lower entrepreneurial disposition to top the rest. It can’t however be disputed that Kebbi, a once leading ancient kingdom, was naturally the Read More

APC governors celebrate Inuwa Yahaya @60, call him ‘shining light’

October 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has described the governor of Gombe state Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, as a ‘shining light’ even as he marks his 60th birthday. In a statement signed Saturday in Abuja by the chairman of the forum and Kebbi state governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, commended governor Read More

Kebbi lawmakers pass law on child rights

The Kebbi state House of Assembly Tuesday passed a bill to domesticate the Child Rights Act in the state. The Child Rights Act is an international law domesticated by Nigeria in 2003. It protects children against abuse. The passage of the bill in Kebbi state followed that of Katsina in December last year. Both North-west states are affected by child Read More

School feeding: FG hands over 339,652 feeding utensils to Kebbi

October 1, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The federal government, through the ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, has handed over 339,652 feeding utensils to pupils of Atiku Bagudu Primary School in Kebbi state, under the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme. According to a statement in Abuja by the Principal Information Officer of the Ministry, Grace Osuji, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, Sadiya Umar Read More

Independence: States should complement each other, not compete – Bagudu

September 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

As the country marks her 61st independence anniversary, Kebbi state governor and Chairman, Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) Atiku Abubakar Bagudu, has called on all states of the federation to complement each other instead of competing against each other. Bagudu also expressed satisfaction over the progress the country has made so far, especially under the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Read More

Anambra: 5 federal lawmakers, 6 others join APC

September 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Yobe state governor and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee received 11 lawmakers including five serving and four former House of Representatives members, as well as, three members of the Anambra State House of Assembly who defected from the opposition PDP and APGA to APC. The decampees, according to a statement released by Buni’s spokesman, Mamman Mohammed, are Read More

Lagos, Rivers, Ebonyi others top states’ 2021 fiscal performance ranking

September 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

BudgIT, a civic-tech organisation leading the advocacy for transparency and accountability in Nigeria and three other African countries has ranked Lagos, Rivers, Anambra, Ebonyi and Kebbi states for growth in its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) as recorded by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) The Communications Lead, Damilola Ogundipe in a statement issued on the 2020 edition of its annual Read More

APC govs commend Oyetola, Badaru’s commitment to a united Nigeria

September 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have described their counterparts in Osun, Gboyega Oyetola and Jigawa, Muhammad Badaru Abubakar as patriots who are committed to a united and prosperous Nigeria. The APC governors, under the platform of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), through a statement issued Wednesday in Abuja and signed by their Chairman and Governor of Kebbi Read More

How Kebbi state government is tackling banditry

August 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

Kebbi state was prior to this time in the news for the wrong reason. No thanks to the activities of bandits who took over many communities; however, KABIRU DOGON DAJI writes on how peace finally returned to southern part of the state especially in the troubled zones of Zuru and Yauri emirates where early year 2021 was a den of Read More

@52: APC govs laud Zulum’s commitment to end Boko Haram

August 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has joined Nigerians and other well wishers to celebrate the birthday of Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, Governor of Borno state, even as they acknowledged Zulum’s dedication and commitment to the fight against Boko Haram. The APC governors, in a statement signed Thursday in Abuja, by their chairman and governor of Kebbi state, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, Read More

Alan Waka: Emancipator of Hausa literature

August 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

In every region of the world, one would find people who are extraordinarily exceptional, intellectually gifted, skillfully blessed by God with immeasurable talents. Some of them are writers while some are professional actors. Some are academic scholars while others are good in writing and composing songs; among them sprouted Alan Waka. He is a rare gem whose work vary from Read More

APC govs celebrate Buhari’s assent of PIB, economy restructuring

August 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has celebrated the assent to the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) by President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the current administration has demonstrated unwavering commitment to change Nigeria democratically. The APC governors also said the new PIB present a convincing credential and commitment of the party to restructure Nigerian economy through democratic process in line with provisions of Read More

Customs intercepts 39,000 litres of diesel concealed in sawdust

August 11, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service’s Joint Border Patrol Team (JBPT) in the north central zone, have intercepted a Kebi bound truck concealing 39,000 litres of diesel with sawdust. The seized products were packaged in 60 litres each and concealed with sawdust in polythene sacks. The coordinator of JBPT, in the zone, Comptroller Olugboyega Peters, disclosed this in Ilorin, Kwara Read More

Tokyo Olympics: Sambawa thumbs up Nigeria’s performance, wants more investment in sport, youth unemployment

August 9, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Former Minister of Sports and Social development, Saidu Samaila Sambawa, believes that in Sunday Dare, the federal government has found the most capable individual, with the capacity to curb youth restiveness through sports.  Speaking from his base in the United States of America, Sambawa, praised the Oyo state-born administrator for achieving so much in just under two years and advised Read More

APC CECPC: Supreme Court validated Buni’s appointment – govs

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have declared their support for the National Chairman of the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni with regards to his appointment into such capacity by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party. The governors made their position known in a statement issued Thursday in Abuja and signed by their Read More

Kebbi SEMA boss makes case for state media outfits

July 12, 2021 Kabiru Dogon Daji 0

The Kebbi state government has been called upon to upgrade its media outfits in order to promote its policies and the achievements recorded by the Governor Atiku Abubakar Bagudu-led administration. Chairman Kebbi State Emergency Relief Management Agency (KESEMA), Alhaji Sani Dododo, who made the appeal Sunday while speaking at an awards ceremony of excellence for outstanding performance to staff and Read More

Eid el-Kabir: Prices of rams hit the roof in Kebbi

June 27, 2021 Kabiru Dogon Daji 0

With less than 30 days to Eid-el Kabir Sallah festivities, the prices of rams have started escalating to roof top in Kebbi state. A survey conducted by our correspondent in Birrnin Kebbi ram market (kara) has showed that prices (thou defers from size) fluctuates from market to market. Like in Ambursa market yesterday (Sunday) the size of a ram sold Read More

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Whistles of genocide in the North

June 20, 2021 Tahir Ibrahim Tahir 0

A very horrendous climate of mass deaths and abductions, garbed in the term ‘insecurity’ is fast enveloping the North, and snuffing out whatever dividends the PMB administration may have brought to it, in the last 6 years. The terrorism that has plagued the North has passed on its baton to banditry, which has spread to virtually all the other corners Read More

FGC Birnin Yawuri abduction: Troops rescue 2 teachers, 5 students

June 18, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army on Friday disclosed that troops of Operation Hadarin Daji have rescued two teachers and five students of Federal Government College, Birnin Yawuri, that were abducted by bandits after a fierce exchange of gun fire.  A statement by the Army spokesperson, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, on Friday, indicated that the rescue followed an initial encounter with the abductors in the early hours of Friday. Read More

PGF passes vote of confidence on Buni-led APC

June 17, 2021 Editor 0

Governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the aegis of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) have passed a vote of confidence on Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state and his caretaker committee members for their outstanding performance in rebuilding the party. The governors took the decision at a meeting in Abuja, Wednesday, presided Read More

Oyegun to Buhari, APC: Address agitations for restructuring, secession

June 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief John Oyegun, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the ruling party to quickly address the agitations for restructuring and even those calling for separation. The former Edo state governor said APC as the government of the federation, “must not give the impression that only military governments can Read More