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Kebbi is a state in the North West part of Nigeria.


Map of Kebbi State



This state shares boundaries with Sokoto State, Niger State and Zamfara State. A majority of its occupants are of Hausa ethnic group and their major language is Hausa. The major occupation here is agriculture. Islam is the religion praticed in this state.

Get in


By plane


You can get into Kebbi by flight. There is Ahmadu Bello Airport in the state

By bus


This is the popular means of entering the state. You can either enter a local bus or a luxurious bus.

Get around


Getting around in this state is done mainly by bus or cabs. You can also take bikes for short distance journey.



The Kanta Museum in Argungu, adjacent to the main market, was built in 1831 as the Emir's palace until 1942. The museum has a notable collection of weapons, consisting of charms, spears, swords, wood, stones, bows and arrows, local guns and even drums on display.

The Federal University in Birnin Kebbi was established in 2013.



The Argungu Fishing Festival or Argungu Dance Festival is an annual four-day festival celebrated to mark the beginning of the fishing season in Argungu. It is celebrated between February and March every year. It began inm1934 to mark of the end of the centuries-old hostility between the Sokoto Caliphate and the Kebbi Kingdom. Activities include craft showcases, canoe races, agricultural showcases, wrestling matches, musical performances, and fishing and swimming contests. The prizes are big: in the 2020 festival, the person who caught the biggest fish weighing about 78 kg was awarded ₦10 million, two new cars and two Hajj seats. Competitors are only allowed to use traditional fishing tools and many prefer to catch fish entirely by hand (a practice also popular elsewhere and known as "noodling") to demonstrate their prowess.



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