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 […]

Tribunal sacks Kebbi Gov. Dakingari

Kebbi State Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Birnin Kebbi yesterday nullified the election of Governor Usman Saidu Dakiagari of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Alhaji Dakingari thus became the first governor to lose election in the current democratic dispensation . Justice Mairo Laruba Mohammed in delivering judgment in the petition brought by the governorship candidate […]

Habib Jega returned as Kebbi Speaker

The Speaker of the Kebbi State House of Assembly, Mr. Habib Musa Jega has been unanimously returned by the newly elected members of the House along with his deputy, Muhammad Garba Bena for another four-year term at the inauguration of the new House in Birnin Kebbi. The return of Jega as Speaker came as a […]

Guber Early Indications from 13 states: CPC, ACN Threaten PDP States

• Niger, Nasarawa, Katsina, Kebbi, Oyo, Ogun affected • Imo dicey-Low voter turnout in several states • Police detonate bomb near INEC office in Delta Early results trickling in from different zones indicate that the opposition Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) are making serious inroads into erstwhile Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) controlled […]

Kebbi: Senator floats N100m employment scheme

  The re-elected senator for Kebbi Central District, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, has inaugurated a N100m youth and women employment programme. Bagudu told the News Agency of Nigeria in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday, that any unemployed youth within his senatorial district would benefit from the programme irrespective of state of origin. He said the decision to […]

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