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Illiteracy rate in Nigeria alarming – Minister

The Federal Government on Thursday described the rate of illiteracy in the country as alarming.

INEC begins distribution of PVCs in Kebbi

The Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Kebbi State, Mallam Abdullahi Musa, says the Commission has commenced the distribution of Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) to electorate across the state.

Kebbi judiciary resolves 237 awaiting cases

The Kebbi State Ministry of Justice has confirmed that about 247 awaiting cases have been attended to by the present administration.

NSCDC uncovers recruitment scammers in Kebbi

The Kebbi State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has uncovered activities of fraudsters alleged to be extorting money from innocent people for recruitment into the corps.

Kogi Lassa fever patient dies, diarrhoea kills 3 in Kebbi

A woman in Kogi State, Miss Aisha Jimoh, who was confirmed to have contracted Lassa fever, is dead.

Diarrhoea kills three in Kebbi, 165 hospitalised

About three victims of diarrhoea have reportedly died while 167 others have been hospitalised in Kardi village, in Birnin-Kebbi Local Government Area of Kebbi State.

Kebbi gov donates cash to slain soldiers’ wives

Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State has donated N500,000 to wives of slain soldiers of the 1 Battalion, Dikku Barracks, Birnin-Kebbi.

Eid-el-Kabir: Customers desert ram markets in Kebbi

Few days to the Eid-el-Kabir festival Muslim festival, rams sellers in Birnin-Kebbi, the Kebbi State capital, are still awaiting customers to buy off their wares.

Fed govt establishes 6 sickle cell reference centres – minister

The Federal Government has established six sickle cell reference centres in six Federal Medical Centres (FMCs) across the country, Prof. Isaac Adewole, the Minister of Health, said on Saturday.

Fed govt canvasses support against diabetes, other non-communicable diseases

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has urged health partners to support the Federal Government’s efforts in tackling the menace of non-communicable, NCD diseases in Nigeria.

Bagudu tasks teachers on pupils’ future

Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State has urged teachers in the country to always take the future of their students with utmost seriousness it deserves, by ensuring that they remain focused on their studies.

Kebbi approves payment of leave grant, August salary to civil servants

The Kebbi State government has approved the immediate payment of leave grants and August salary to civil servants in the state.

Suspected car snatcher nabbed in Kebbi

A suspected car snatcher, on Monday, in Birnin-Kebbi, the Kebbi State capital, was apprehended by mob while trying to escape with bank’s customer car.

NDLEA confiscates unregistered drugs at cross border settlement in Kebbi

The NDLEA Commandant in Kebbi State, Mr Jalo Suleiman, told newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Tuesday that 40 cartons of 500 milligrams of analgin were confiscated during the operation, noting that the drugs were not registered by NAFDAC.


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