FG selects 6 states for pilot Open Schooling Programme

By Philomina Attah The Federal Government has selected six northern states for the pilot phase of its Open Schooling Programme (OSP). OSP which was launched in early 2019 is an open learning programme aimed at reducing the high number of out-of-school children in the country. The beneficiaries, Kaduna, Katsina, Kebbi, Kano, Adamawa and Niger, are […]

Diezani’s poll cash :Ex-Gov. Dakingari, 2 others remanded in EFCC custody

Bernin Kebbi – The Federal High Court sitting in Bernin Kebbi, the Kebbi State capital,on Thursday remanded the former governor of the state, Usman Saidu Dakingari, Sunday Dogonyaro and Garba Rabiu Kamba, in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes over their alleged receipt and use of the sum of N450 million from a […]

15 traders die in Kebbi auto crash

Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin-Kebbi Fifteen cow traders from four different villages in Maiyama Local Government Area of Kebbi State were feared dead in an auto crash on their way to Lagos State. READ ALSO: Newlyweds die after helicopter carrying them from own wedding crashes Daily Sun gathered that the traders, who hailed from Andare, Katenga, Maiyama and one other […]

Councillors impeach council boss in Kebbi over alleged diversion of N26m, hajj slots

— 20th August 2018 Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin-Kebbi Councillors of Koko Besse  Local Government  of Kebbi State have impeached the Council chairman, Umar Musa Besse, over alleged diversion of funds N26 million meant for traditional rulers in the area as well as diversion of hajj slots. Speaker of the Council, Yusuf Gobir, who confirmed this while […]

Young woman, 25, becomes Argungu city leader in Kebbi

    Image copyright . Image caption Hindatu Umar assumed the position after the tenure of the local chairman expired A 25-year-old woman has taken over as the head of a local authority in the mainly Muslim north of Nigeria. Hindatu Umar is the first woman and the youngest person to hold the position in […]

El-Rufai, 4 other govs meet over dreaded Kamuku forest

FROM NOAH EBIJE, KADUNA Governors of the states bordering the dreaded Ka¬muku Forest of Kaduna, where series of criminal activities have been on¬going for years met yes¬terday with Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai to find solution to rising fears of being a future nest for Boko Ha¬ram insurgents. According to El-Rufai, “the forest which […]

Jonathan vs Buhari: How they stand in 36 States, FCT

State-by-state projection of their chances With the presidential election just around the corner, our correspondents write that the battle, which is a straight one between President Goodluck Jonathan and General Muhammadu Buhari, may spring some surprises As Nigerians, nay the world, wait for the March 28 presidential election and the 10 competing political parties putting […]

Look beyond the North for the sponsors of Boko Haram —Ex-Governor Aliero

-Punch *Chibok: ‘Asari’s statement puts govt in bad light’ Alhaji Adamu Aliero is a former governor of Kebbi State. He was also a Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and a senator. He is currently a delegate to the National Conference in Abuja. In this interview, he speaks on the state of the nation, […]

Pregnant housewife raped for listening to “offensive” Islamic sermon

Birnin Kebbi – The Police in Kebbi on Saturday arrested three men accused of raping a pregnant housewife for listening to an “offensive” Islamic sermon. The suspects, Yusuf Ahmed, Muazu Mohammed and Bawa Ibrahim, were nabbed for raping a housewife (names witheld). The offence was committed in Ula-Ira town in the Ngaski Local Government Area […]

A’Court reinstates Kebbi gov …as Wamakko congratulates Jonathan

Court of Appeal sitting in Sokoto yesterday quashed the judgment of the Kebbi State Governorship Election Tribunal, which nullified the election of the incumbent Governor, Usman Dakingari of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and made an order for fresh elections in 90 days. In his ruling, Justice Amiru Sanusi, ruled in favour of Dakingari and […]

Shut up or risk letter from my lawyers, Siasia threatens Odemwingie

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