Emir of Gwandu to ASUP: Call off strike in national interest

May 20, 2021 Kabiru Dogon Daji 0

The Emir of Gwandu and Chairman Kebbi state Council of Chiefs, Alhaji Illiyasu Bashar, has called on the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) to call off their strike action. He said strike would not be the answer. He stated this Thursday when the president of ASUP paid him a “save our soul” visit at the Abdullahin Gwandu palace, Birnin Read More

CBN vows to frustrate maize importation

May 6, 2021 Hamidu Sabo 0

The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has said the bank will frustrate any move to import maize into the country. Emefiele stated this Thursday while speaking at the launching of 2020/2021 dry season farming in Katsina. He said the country must strive to produce what it consumes in order to generate wealth and provide employment. The Read More

APC governors disown Obaseki over currency printing claim

April 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has debunked claims by Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state that the federal government printed between N50 billion – N60 billion to bridge the shortfall in the distribution of federation revenues to the three tiers of government in March 2021, saying that the claims did not reflect the true position of things. The Forum, in Read More

Kebbi trains 10,000 youth on agro-business

April 14, 2021 Kabiru Dogon Daji 0

At least 10,000 applicants have been earmarked to undergo federal government Agriculture Business Small and Medium Enterprise Investment Schemes (AGMEs) training in Kebbi state. Addressing journalists Tuesday at the cabinet office, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Babale Umar Yauri said the programme was aimed at reducing poverty and making the youth self-reliant. He explained in preparedness to Read More

2023: Kebbi APC tips Malami for president

April 13, 2021 Kabiru Dogon Daji 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Kebbi North/South senatorial districts, agitating for the zoning of governorship of Kebbi state to the two zones, have advised the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami SAN, to drop his governorship ambition and go for president. Speaking to journalists Tuesday in Argungu shortly after an emergency meeting of stakeholders of Read More

2,619 killed, 1,190 kidnapped, N970m ransom paid in 8 yrs – Gov Matawalle

April 2, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Governor of Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle, has said 2,619 people were killed, 1,190 others kidnapped, and N970 million paid as ransom between 2011 and 2019 in the six northern states. Matawalle, who said there were over 30,000 bandits in Zamfara state and the five neighbouring states, lamented the dearth of security and intelligence to tackle banditry. Speaking to journalists, Read More

Gov Bagudu’s miracle in Kebbi

March 23, 2021 Aisha Abdulhameed 0

Going by political records, not only in Kebbi state but in the country at large, the Governor of Kebbi state, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, is one of the political leaders who has combined being born great with achieving greatness in the course of his stewardship in steering the affairs of the land of equity in the last six years. The Read More

Bawa: Sentiments on youth participation and anti-corruption in Nigeria

March 11, 2021 Ibrahim Faruk 0

The appointment, nomination and confirmation of Abdulrasheed Bawa as the substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) makes history as Mr. Bawa, born 40 years ago, is the youngest person to ever lead the organization which has been without a substantive head since November 2015. The news of his appointment, however, was largely overshadowed by his age Read More

Banditry: Deploy personnel to affected areas, Senate tells NSA

March 11, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Wednesday, urged the National Security Adviser, Mohammed Babagana Munguno, to as a matter of urgency, deploy more security personnel to communities affected by the activities of bandits and suspected herdsmen to avert a looming humanitarian crisis likely to occur as a result of the displacement of residents. This was even as the upper chamber called on National Emergency Read More

With Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria ‘ll move forward – APC govs

March 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have said that the country will move forward with the kind of leadership of the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. The governors, however joined Prof. Osinbajo to celebrate his 64th birthday on Monday. The governors on the platform of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) also commended Prof. Osinbajo for his leadership, vision, commitment and Read More

Kebbi puts 22,000 plots of land on sale

January 21, 2021 Kabiru Dogon Daji 0

Kebbi state government has said it has earmarked 22,000 plots of land for allocation to people wishing to build houses in the state capital as well as across the 21 local government areas of the state. In a joint press conference Wednesday by the Commissioner of Land and Housing Alhaji AbubakarSadiq and his counterpart in the Ministry for Local Government Read More

Breaking: Ex-Minister of Sports confirmed dead

January 19, 2021 Editor 0

A former Minister of Sports Bala Ka’oje has been confirmed dead. Kaóje, aged 60 died Tuesday morning and has been buried in Abuja according to Islamic injunction. The news of his death was revealed in a statement by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) a while ago. In a condolence message, conveyed by the media department of NFF said, “The Nigeria Read More

Kebbi reconstructs over 1000 razed shops

January 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Kebbi state governor, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku-Bagudu, Monday, said the state government has spent over N2 billion to reconstruct 1,050 shops destroyed by fire at the Birnin Kebbi Central market. He made the disclosure at the Birnin Kebbi Central Market, while handing over 350 reconstructed shops to the original owners, who met the requirements set by the government. Recall that Read More

Kebbi retirees to be paid full gratuity, govt assures

January 8, 2021 Kabiru Dogon Daji 0

Kebbi state government has said that 985 civil servants who retired from 2019 to date and are to receive N5 million and below would be paid 100 per cent of their gratuity, while payment of pensions would be utmost priority. Addressing journalists in Birnin Kebbi over the industrial action by the workers in state, the Commissioner of Information and Culture, Read More

Kebbi NLC to embark on indefinite strike

January 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Kebbi state chapter of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has finally concluded arrangements to embark on an indefinite strike from Tuesday, 5th of January 2021 until their demands are met by the state government. The six demands, according to a release signed by the state NLC publicity secretary, Comrade Yunusa Musa Ismail, include payment of leave grant to levels Read More

Kebbi: Bagudu appoints 6 new district heads

December 30, 2020 Kabir Dogon Daji 0

The governor of Kebbi state, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu has approved the appointment of six new district heads. The new appointments were disclosed on Tuesday in Birnin Kebbi in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Hassan Shalla. According to the statement, the new appointees are Alhaji Sadiq Ibrahim Saad as district head of Birnin Read More

Kebbi: APC inaugurates care taker committee

December 17, 2020 Blueprint 0

Kebbi state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has inaugurated a caretaker committee to steer the affairs of the party for the next six months when the party’s congress will hold to elect officials nationwide. The inauguration which took place at the Presidential Banquet Hall Birnin Kebbi yesterday, has the attendance many APC loyalists. Speaking, the chairman of the Read More

Christmas: Prices of food items go up in Kebbi

December 8, 2020 Kabiru Dogon Daji 0

Ahead of Christmas celebrations, in kebbi state, prices of food items are on the roof top in major markets and stores in Birnin Kebbi metropolis. . Market survey conducted by Blueprint Tuesday showed that at Birnin Kebbi central market, a bag of perboiled rice had a slight increase from N23,000 to N23,300. A bottle of vegetable and palm oil has Read More

USAID launches EatSafe to help improve nutrition in Kebbi

December 4, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Thee U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Thursday, launched a new Consumer Food Safety Evidence and Learning Platform, known as Evidence and Action Toward Safe, Nutritious Food (EatSafe), which will support Nigeria in improving food security, safety, nutrition, and resilience, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. USAID INA press statement in Abuja said Nigeria would receive a total Read More

Recession: Govt, business activities paralysed in Kebbi

December 2, 2020 Kabiru Dogon Daji 0

Government and business activities in Kebbi state have come to a standstill as a result of the effect of the economic recession in the country. As of last week, government activities were done in very low keyed manner. Earlier, while presenting the 2021 budget proposal to the state House of Assembly on 25 November,2020, Governor Atiku Abubakar Bagudu, stated that Read More

Happening now: Northern governors in emergency meeting over #EndSARS

October 22, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Northern states governors under the aegis of Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) are currently holding an emergency closed door meeting in Kaduna. The meeting, which kicked off with 16 states from the North represented, is presided over by the Chairman of the Forum and Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau state.  The meeting, which started at 1:50pm is expected to Read More

Nigeria @ 60: Bagudu extols Nigeria’s founding fathers

October 2, 2020 Samson Benjamin 0

The Kebbi state governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, has praised the founding fathers of Nigeria for laying seamless and formidable foundation for the nation.  According to a statement his special adviser on media, Yahaya Sarki, on Friday, Bagudu made the commendation during his address to the people of the state to mark the country’s diamond independence anniversary celebrations. The governor Read More

Sallah: Physically challenged persons laud Gov Bagudu, pledge support

July 30, 2020 Editorial III 0

Members of the Joint National Association of People With Disabilities, Birnin Kebbi local government chapter, have commended Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, for extending Sallah packages to them. Special Adviser on media to  the governor Yahaya Sarki in a statement Thursday  said the Chairman, Alhaji Umaru Abubakar Takalau, made the commendation in Birnin Kebbi, Wednesday,. According to the statement,  Takalau said Read More