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Police rescue two abducted boys, arrest kidnappers

The Police Command in Kebbi said on Thursday that it had rescued two boys from suspected kidnappers who demanded N2.5 million ransom from their parents, resident in the state.

Kebbi court grants 5 youths get bail after 6 months in prison without trial

A Federal High Court sitting in Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State, and presided over by Justice Simeo Amoboda has granted bail to five youths who had been remanded in prison since June 2017 for allegedly dealing in cannibis sativa.

Federal govt approves $500m to buy coaches, locomotives for railways

The Federal Executive Council presided over by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday approved $500 million for the purchase of coaches, wagons, locomotives for Lagos-Ibadan and Itakpe-Warri railways.

Police arrest 41 armed robbery suspects, recover 12 guns in Kebbi

The Police in Kebbi have arrested 41 armed robbery suspects and recovered 12 locally made guns, four live ammunition and nine cartridges from January to December.

Governor Bagudu submits 3 commissioner-nominees to assembly for confirmation

Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi has presented three names to the State House of Assembly for confirmation as commissioners.

Local govt has been bastardised, cannot deliver its mandate to the people – NULGE

President of the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Ibrahim Khalid, has lamented what he called bastardisation of the local government system in Nigeria to the extent that it cannot deliver its mandate to the people.

Igbos in Kebbi get N10 million from Governor Bagudu

Kebbi State Government said it had donated N10 million to the Igbo community as part of its contribution to boost existing cultural affinity with other ethnic nationalities in the state.

92 killed in road accidents in Kebbi – FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Kebbi State Command, has disclosed that 92 deaths were recorded out of 549 passengers involved in 152 road accidents that occurred in the state within year 2017.

PDP: Electing credible leaders, key to party’s future – Haruna Said

Delegates to the Dec. 9 national convention of the People Democratic Party (PDP) have been urged to use the opportunity to “vote for the party’s and nation’s future”.

Businessman docked in Kebbi for importation of 560 substandard products

A businessman, Alhaji Modibbo Akilu, a resident of Jega, in Kebbi State has been arraigned before a Federal High Court, presided over by Justice Simon Amobeda, sitting in Birnin-Kebbi, for alleged importation of 560 bags of substandard sugar from Brazil into the country.

NAFDAC enforcement campaign reduces circulation of substandard products in Kebbi

The Kebbi State office of the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) said it has reduced circulation of substandard products in the state with the seizure of goods worth about N15 million down to N1.6 million in three years.

NNPC to invest ethanol production in Kebbi

The Nigerian National Petroluem Company, NNPC, has concluded plans to invest in the production of ethanol, an organic compound used as automobile fuel, in Kebbi State.

Chieftaincy title conferred on Liberia’s Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf desecrates Igbo culture – Eze Cletus Ilomuanya

The embattled traditional ruler of Obinugwu in Orlu Local Government area of Imo State, HRH Eze Cletus Ilomuanya, has condemned what he called “the continuous desecration of Igbo culture, customs and values by the state government.”

Court remands two for allegedly defiling minor, homosexual act

A Magistrate Court sitting in Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State, presided over by Magistrate Abubakar Atiku has ordered that two accused persons, one Bashir Samaila and Faruq Abubakar, be remanded in prison for allegedly defiling minor and having anal sex with a teenager boy.


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