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Suspected kidnapper nabbed after boarding a vehicle owned by one of his victims
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Suspected kidnapper nabbed after boarding a vehicle owned by one of his victims

A suspected kidnapper, pictured above, has been nabbed after mistakenly boarding a commercial vehicle owned by one of his victims in Sokoto state.   The driver who was kidnapped along Kankara in Katsina state while returning from Kano about two months ago, reportedly spent three weeks in captivity and was released after paying an undisclosed amount of money as ransom.   Daily Trust reported that the suspect was recognised by the victim when he boarded his vehicle on his way to Kano state.   A National Union of Road Transport Worker (NURTW) member said;   “The driver was quick to identify him because the incident happened not too long ago. “After identifying him, he alerted our leaders who in tu...
Five COVID-19 Patients Discharged in Sokoto
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Five COVID-19 Patients Discharged in Sokoto

Five COVID-19 patients have been discharged from the Sokoto state Isolation center. This was disclosed this evening by the state's Ministry of Health. This brings to 75 the number of patients discharged in the state.
Sokoto Discharges 6 Coronavirus Patients
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Sokoto Discharges 6 Coronavirus Patients

6 Coronavirus patients have been discharged in Sokoto state after recovering from the disease. Sokoto State's Ministry of Health made the announcement on the Twitter and further revealed that the patients were discharged from the state's Isolation facility at Infectious Disease Hospital, Amanawa. This brings the total number of Coronavirus patients discharged in the state to 19.
Former Governor of Sokoto State, Dr Garba Nadama Dies at 82
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Former Governor of Sokoto State, Dr Garba Nadama Dies at 82

A former Governor of old Sokoto State, Dr Garba Nadama, has died at the age of 82. According to a statement by the state government, Nadama died on Monday night, April 4, after “an illness of natural cause”. Nadama was elected deputy governor of Sokoto State in 1979 and became a governor in November 1981, following the death of the governor, Shehu Kangiwa in equestrian accident.
Tambuwal appoints aide, 3 others as permanent secretaries
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Tambuwal appoints aide, 3 others as permanent secretaries

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has approved the appointment of his former Senior Special Assistant on Media and Public Affairs, Malam Abdullahi Danko, and three others as permanent secretaries in the state. Tambuwal’s Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Mr Muhammad Bello, said this in a statement to NAN on Wednesday. Bello said others appointed as permanent secretaries include Hajiya Amina Jekada, Alhaji Shehu Bandi and Hussaini Gobir. He said the four newly appointed officials were recommended for the appointments as a result of the existence of vacancies within the state establishments which needed to be filled for effective service delivery. “In this regard, experienced and hard working officers were identified and found worthy for the appointment as permanent ...
Rep Member From Jigawa, Adamu Fagengawo Slumps, Dies In Dubai
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Rep Member From Jigawa, Adamu Fagengawo Slumps, Dies In Dubai

Adamu Fagengawo, the member representing Garki/Babura Federal Constituency of Jigawa State, has died at a Dubai hospital. Recall that on Monday, another lawmaker from Sokoto State, Isha Harisu who represented Kebbe Constituency at Sokoto State House of Assembly had also slumped and died while the legislative session was ongoing. On Tuesday afternoon, family sources told DAILY NIGERIAN that Mr Fagengawo had slumped before being taken to a Dubai hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Jigawa, Adamu Fagengawo
Ex-Sokoto Governors, Bafarawa And Wamakko In War Of Words At Sokoto Airport
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Ex-Sokoto Governors, Bafarawa And Wamakko In War Of Words At Sokoto Airport

Two former governors of Sokoto State, Attahiru Dalhatu Bafarawa and Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko engaged in a war of words at the Sultan Abubakar III International Airport, Sokoto on Monday. Wamakko deputized Bafarawa for almost eight years before he voluntarily resigned to avoid impeachment. He later succeeded him (Bafarawa) after defeating his anointed candidate who is now Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Muhammadu Maigari Dingyadi in 2007 Governorship election in the state. Bafarawa was said to be irked by the recent statement made by Wamakko, which termed him as a seasonal migrant to Sokoto, and as such said to had shunned Wamakko who stood to greet him at the VIP lodge of the Airport on his arrival. “You said I am a seasonal visitor to Sokoto, why are you greeti...
North-West Governors Plan Amnesty For Bandits To End Insecurity
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North-West Governors Plan Amnesty For Bandits To End Insecurity

Amnesty is underway for bandits who have unleashed a reign of terror on many of the seven states in the North-west. Thousands of people have either been kidnapped or killed in the states by non-state actors who have seized control of communities and invaded villages, farmlands. Worst hit by the insecurity in the region are Zamfara, Katsina, Kaduna and Sokoto states. Rising from a security meeting Thursday, governors from the zone and the Inspector General of Police (IG), Mr. Mohammed Adamu, resolved to grant amnesty to the bandits to pave the way for dialogue for peace to reign in the region. Governors at the meeting, held in Katsina, were Mallam Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna), Hon. Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto), Abdullahi Umar Ganduje (Kano), Alhaji Mohammed Mattawale (Zamfara), Alhaji Abu...
Politicians Who Fell Out With Their Godfathers
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Politicians Who Fell Out With Their Godfathers

In Edo, It’s No Retreat, No Surrender… Nobody would have thought that the political battle for the soul of Edo State between Governor Godwin Obaseki and his political godfather, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), will continue unabated with no end in sight. Tuesday’s resolution by the Senate which ordered Obaseki to issue a fresh letter of proclamation for the proper inauguration of the Edo State House of Assembly within one week or risk having the Senate take over the state assembly was a clear pointer to the fact that all the peace moves brokered by stakeholders had failed to yield the expected amicable resolution. The hint of a looming political disagreement between Obaseki and his predecessor surfaced during the 2019 natio...
Buhari Condemns Sokoto Killings, Plans New Security Measures
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Buhari Condemns Sokoto Killings, Plans New Security Measures

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the killing of 37 persons by bandits in Goronyo Local Government Area of Sokoto State. Commiserating with the victims of the attacks, the government and people of Sokoto State, the President vowed to respond fiercely against “these brutal and remorseless enemies of humanity.” “This frequent and large scale killings of poor villagers by gangs of mass murderers must be met with the fiercest force the government can mobilise,” Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, quoted the President as saying. He announced that troops had been deployed to the affected areas and aerial security measures put in place. “The Police commissioner as well as the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar I...
APC Produces Speaker In PDP-Led Sokoto
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APC Produces Speaker In PDP-Led Sokoto

Aminu Achida (APC, Wurno) has emerged House of Assembly speaker in the PDP-led Sokoto State. Achida also defeated the anointed candidate of his party, Abdullahi Garba Sidi, representing Gwadabawa South Constituency. Daily Trust learnt that the new speaker was backed by the ruling PDP in the state. The Sokoto Assembly has 16 APC members and 14 PDP members. Achida, who was nominated by Ibrahim Sarki (PDP, Sokoto North II), won by three votes having scored 16 of the 30 votes cast in the election that was conducted secretly under tight security. Sidi secured 13 votes and one vote was declared invalid. For Deputy Speaker, Abubakar Magaji (PDP, Bodinga, North) who held the position during the 8th Assembly, was re-elected. Magaji, who was nominated by Malami Muhammad (PDP, Sokoto South II) ...
President Buhari Reacts To Bandits Attacks In Sokoto
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President Buhari Reacts To Bandits Attacks In Sokoto

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday expressed deep shock and sadness over the death of scores of people during Saturday’s banditry attacks in three communities in Rabah Local Government Area of Sokoto State. A statement by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu in Abuja on Sunday, said the President had since been briefed about the incident while arrests had so far been made by the Police. He condoled with Gov. Aminu Tambuwal and the people of the State over the tragic incident. The President condemned all acts of violence and terrorism against innocent Nigerians, reiterating that perpetrators and sponsors of such dastardly acts would be held accountable under the law.
See The Security Guards Who Killed Their Own Boss And His Daughter In Akure
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See The Security Guards Who Killed Their Own Boss And His Daughter In Akure

The Ondo State Police Command has arrested two persons for allegedly killing their boss on the Ojomo Akintan Estate, Olu Foam area of Akure, Punch Metro reports. The suspects, Tasiu Abubakar and Ayuba Idris, were said to be security guards employed by the deceased. They were paraded at the headquarters of the command on Monday for allegedly killing their boss, Mr Richard Kwakye, and his daughter, Tope, last month. The Commissioner of Police, Mr Undie Adie, said the suspects fled the state after committing the crime but were apprehended in Sokoto and Kano states. According to him, the deceased were initially declared missing but after the suspects were arrested, they confessed that they killed Richard and his daughter and threw their bodies away. The CP stated, “Upon receipt ...
Nigerian Army Arrests 22 Suspected Criminals In Sokoto
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Nigerian Army Arrests 22 Suspected Criminals In Sokoto

The Nigerian Army has said its synergy with sister security agencies in Sokoto State is yielding positive results after its men arrested 22 criminals in three days. “The reinvigorated approach of joint operations in the state has so far resulted in the arrest of 22 criminals between the 19th and 21st of May 2019,” An army spokesman Ayobami Oni-Orisan said in a statement on Wednesday. Oni-Orisan said the 22 criminals were arrested for various offences “ranging from armed robbery, banditry, possession and trafficking in hard drugs, and illegal possession of firearms amongst others.” He said on Sunday, a joint patrol team on patrol in Sokoto metropolis, busted a notorious armed robbery gang led by one Zayyanu aka ‘Dankane’ which has been terrorising residents of Sokoto township and en...
Robbers chop off the two hands of #UDUS class rep
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Robbers chop off the two hands of #UDUS class rep

A 200-level Linguistics student of the Usmanu Dan Fodio University, Sokoto State, has lost both hands, following an attack by some suspected armed robbers. According to his classmates, Habibu A. Nakasare, was attacked on Sunday, around Mana, Sokoto, by the suspects who snatched his motorcycle after chopping off his two hands.
Sokoto guber: Tambuwal reacts to victory, reveals plans for second term
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Sokoto guber: Tambuwal reacts to victory, reveals plans for second term

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, on Sunday assured the people that he would execute projects that would improve their living standards. Tambuwal, who addressed jubilant supporters on Sunday in Sokoto, advised the people to maintain peace while celebrating the party’s success at the polls. DAILY POST had reported that Tambuwal, who contested on the platform of the PDP, scraped through by garnering 512,002 votes, 342 votes more than his former deputy and APC challenger, Ahmad Aliyu, who got 511,660 votes. He said that the victory was not only for him but for the entire people of the state. “We have succeeded in wining this election with all of you and we will ensure a strategic government that will involve all so as to develop Sokoto State and maintain its credibility and r...
INEC Sets Date For Supplementary Elections In Six States
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INEC Sets Date For Supplementary Elections In Six States

The independent national electoral commission (INEC) has announce 23rd of march 2019 as the new date for supplementary elections in Adamawa, Kano, Bauchi, Plateau, Benue and sokoto states which were declared inconclusive. The Commission met today, 12th March 2019 and reviewed the conduct of the 29 Governorship and 991 State constituency elections held on 9th March 2019. In all, the Commission declared winners in the Governorship elections in 22 states.
Full list of result from Sokoto State presidential election as announced by INEC. APC wins
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Full list of result from Sokoto State presidential election as announced by INEC. APC wins

President Buhari has won Sokoto State, as officially declared by Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC in the 2019 presidential election.   In the result announced by the returning officer, Prof. M. Bello, President Buhari of the All Progressives Congress polled 490,333 votes, while Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party got 361,604??????? votes.   See the breakdown below... Total No: Reg Voters: 1,895,266 Total No: of Accredited: 950,107 Total Votes Cast: 925,940 Total Valid Votes: 871,891 Rejected Votes: 54,049 AAC: 181 ADC: 331 ADP: 189 APC: 490,333 PDP: 361,604 SDP: 301
Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal sacks Information commissioner for defecting to APC
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Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal sacks Information commissioner for defecting to APC

On Tuesday, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State sacked the Commissioner for Information, Bello Muhammad-Goronyo, following his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC).   Tambuwal’s Director-General, Media and Public Relations, Malam Abubakar Shekara, disclosed this in a statement in Sokoto. “Gov. Aminu Tambuwal has relieved Barrister Bello Goronyo of his appointment as Commissioner for Information with immediate effect. The Permanent Secretary has been directed to take over the affairs of the Ministry immediately,” Shekara said. He explained that the decision to relieve the official of his post was sequel to the alleged sabotaging of the state government’s efforts on its laudable programmes and activities.   Goronyo had on Tuesday evening decamped from ...
Nigeria’s Era Of Big Spending For Election Is Disappearing – Al Jazeera (Video)
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Nigeria’s Era Of Big Spending For Election Is Disappearing – Al Jazeera (Video)

There's just less than a month to go until Nigerians go to the polls to vote for their preferred candidates in the presidency, governorship, National Assembly and State House of Assembly elections. At least 91 political parties have registered and more than 70 have put forward presidential candidates, but the most popular among them are President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic party (PDP). Elections in Nigeria have always been big business. Political parties spend hundreds of millions of dollars in publicity, logistics and even vote buying. But reduced spending has affected campaigning. Some say this is good news for democracy, but bad news for business. Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idris report...
Shehu Shagari Buried in Sokoto – See Photos from Ex-president’s Funeral
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Shehu Shagari Buried in Sokoto – See Photos from Ex-president’s Funeral

Shehu Shagari has been buried, the ex-president was committed to the earth at some minutes past 3pm in his town in Sokoto State on Saturday. His body was committed to the earth at some minutes past 3pm in Shagari town in Sokoto State on Saturday. Afterwards, special prayers were offered for the soul of the late President. Present at the event were President Muhammadu Buhari, who was represented by Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, as well as politicians, elderstatesmen, friends and well wishers of the departed. Shagari died at the National Hospital Abuja on Friday after a brief illness. Shehu Shagari dead: Body leaves Abuja for Sokoto The late ex-President’s grandson, Nuradeen Mahe disclosed that the late President was m...
15billion fraud: Appeal court reverses Governor Tambuwal’s pardon
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15billion fraud: Appeal court reverses Governor Tambuwal’s pardon

A five-man panel of the Court of Appeal sitting in Sokoto and presided over by Justice Hannatu Sankey has, in two separate appeals, voided the state pardon granted to some former officials of the state who were prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC at the Sokoto state High Court.   Delivering the lead judgments in the two appeals filed by the EFCC against Alhaji Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi (former SSG) and Isa Sadiq Achida, Justice Sankey and Justice Ndukwe-Anyawu both held that the governor's pardon was invalid since the accused persons were still undergoing trial.   The judge further held that the accused person who had not been convicted was presumed innocent and therefore could be validly granted state pardon by the governor. Consequently,...
Mannir Dan-Iya Remains PDP Governorship Candidate In Sokoto Not Tambuwal – PDP
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Mannir Dan-Iya Remains PDP Governorship Candidate In Sokoto Not Tambuwal – PDP

The Sokoto State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Ibrahim Milgoma on Tuesday dispelled rumor that the party’s 2019 election flag-bearer, Alhaji Mannir Dan-iya has been substituted. Speaking to newsmen in Sokoto over the rumour that Dan-iya had been substituted by Gov. Tambuwal after he failed to secure party’s presidential ticket was unfounded. Milgoma explained that at present Dan-iya remained the party’s 2019 governorship candidate noting that there was still time to substitute candidate according to the law. The chairman said the party would formally announce any change if any in future noting that substitution had processes which must be complied with based on electoral guidelines. Milgoma explained that the event held on Oct.7 at the state party hea...
Presidential Panel Frees 71 Prison Inmates in Sokoto
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Presidential Panel Frees 71 Prison Inmates in Sokoto

The National stakeholders committee on Prison Reforms and Decongestion under the chairmanship of the Chief Judge of FCT, Justice Ishaq Bello, were in Sokoto state on Tuesday, 11th September, 2018 to fast track the implementation of the Federal Executive council’s directive to decongest prisons nationwide. The committee which also comprises the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Chika Malami (SAN), officials of the Federal Ministry of Justice, representative of the Nigerian Prisons Service, ACG Abubakar Garba, and others were earlier received by the Controller of Prisons Sokoto State Command, Haliru Nababa, upon their arrival. In his speech at Sokoto Central Prison, the committee chairman stated that “we are in sokoto on the mandate of the Federal Exe...
Watch What You Say Against Buahri, Group Warns Tambuwal
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Watch What You Say Against Buahri, Group Warns Tambuwal

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has faulted the recent comments by Sokoto State Gov. Aminu Tambuwal against President Muhammadu Buhari, describing such as unfortunate, ill-conceived and a total assault on African cultural values. President Muhammadu Buhari The Chairman and the Secretary of the group, Messrs Niyi Akinsiju and Cassidy Madueke, respectively, said this in a statement in Abuja on Saturday. The BMO said that Tambuwal had in recent time engaged in deliberate campaign of calumny against the President and warned that the governor was on a road to perdition just like Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State in 2015. “This infamous style of politics belonged in the past and it is necessary to remind Tambuwal that it is not African tradition for young people to insult their elders an...
Governor Tambuwal Receives Osinbajo In Sokoto (Photos)
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Governor Tambuwal Receives Osinbajo In Sokoto (Photos)

Acting President, Prof. Osinbajo just landed at Sultan Abubakar III International Airport on his way to Zamfara state for the commissioning of some state government projects executed by Governor Yari Abubakar He was received in by Sokoto state Governor, Tambuwal and his deputy Ahmad Aliyu
Graphic Photos Of Victims Massacred By Militia In Sokoto State
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Graphic Photos Of Victims Massacred By Militia In Sokoto State

It was a sad day today as victims of a deadly massacre by militia group were buried amid tears by family members in Sokoto. Photos of the victims of banditry attack by suspected bandits have been released. The sad attack took place at Tabbani village in Rabah Local Government Area of Sokoto State. The victims were buried today amidst tears by their family members. See more photos below:
Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal Sacks His Entire Cabinet
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Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal Sacks His Entire Cabinet

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Wednesday dissolved the Sokoto State Executive Council with immediate effect. The dissolution according to him is aimed at restructuring and strategising the cabinet for optimum efficiency and service delivery to the people of Sokoto State. In a statement signed by the state Director General, Media and Public Affairs, Mallam Abubakar Shekara, the governor expressed appreciation to the people for cooperating with and supporting the outgoing members of the Council. Tambuwal also appreciated members of the Council for the dedication, sacrifice and loyalty to the administration. The cabinet dissolve takes effect immediately as the Commissioners are to hand-over the affairs of their respective Ministries to the Permanent Secretaries.
Sokoto state governor gifts Super Eagles player, Abdullahi Shehu, 4-bedroom apartment
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Sokoto state governor gifts Super Eagles player, Abdullahi Shehu, 4-bedroom apartment

The Sokoto state government has donated a hajj seat and a four-bedroom house complex to Super Eagles player, Abdullahi Shehu, who is an indigene of the state. The state governor, Aminu Tambuwal, announced the donation while receiving Shehu who participated in the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia, at the state government House Sokoto. Governor Tambuwal directed the state commissioner for lands and housing to identify a suitable land to be allocated to Abdullahi Shehu for the construction of sports complex to be named after the footballer. He told the football star that the state is proud of him and assured him of Government's continuous support and encouragement. In his remarks, Shehu thanked the state governor for the gifts given to him and also presented a Super Eagles jer...
Pathetic Photos Of Ailing Sokoto Residents Receiving Drips Under a Tree At The State Health Centre
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Pathetic Photos Of Ailing Sokoto Residents Receiving Drips Under a Tree At The State Health Centre

A Nigerian man and a Twitter user identified as Ibrahim Muhammed took to Twitter to share shocking photos of ailing Sokoto state residents receiving drip under a tree at a public healthcare center. Read Ibrahim’s tweet below; “The PHC at Kaffe Gada LGA,Sokoto state is being upgraded. Take a look at patients receiving treatments under trees. What a situation in Nigeria.This is really sad and dem0ralizing. Bash can u see how the Innocent are been treated with the hope if Buhari comes we will not see this.”
God Is Punishing PDP For Its Sins – Ex-Sokoto State Governor, Bafarawa
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God Is Punishing PDP For Its Sins – Ex-Sokoto State Governor, Bafarawa

Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, the former Sokoto State governor has said God is punishing the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) for its sins and urged members to intensify prayers to seek forgiveness from God. “It is the sins that the PDP members committed that God is punishing them with it”, Bafarawa bluntly told members at the PDP Northwest zonal rally today in Katsina. “Almighty Allah does not make mistakes and that was the reason why when the PDP offended him, He snatched the power and handed it to APC,’’ he said .
Man Who Robbed His Landlord Of N1.7m, Killed & Buried Him In A Grave Says He Regret His Action
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Man Who Robbed His Landlord Of N1.7m, Killed & Buried Him In A Grave Says He Regret His Action

he operatives of the Niger State Police Command in a painstaking investigation on the whereabout of one Alhaji Tasiu Shittu of Kontagora, who left home since on 25th February, 2018 and never returned, trailed and arrested one Ma'aruf Sarki, of Sokoto State. The 34-year-old suspect confessed to have robbed the deceased of the sum of N1,700,000 and his unregistered Honda Accord Car valued at N1.5m. He then murdered him in cold blood and buried the corpse in a shallow grave in his rented apartment in Kontagora LGA. Sarki claimed that he was hired to kill his landlord at the sum of N2m. "I used local medicine to kill the man and buried him inside the house that I rented from him. I was hired to kill him by one of his business associates. I regret my action" he said The corpse was exhum...
Police Confirms 18 Persons Killed In Fresh Zamfara Attack
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Police Confirms 18 Persons Killed In Fresh Zamfara Attack

The Police Command in Zamfara said 18 persons had died in a fresh attack by gunmen in Birane village in Zurmi Local Government Area of the state. The Public Relations Officer of the command, DSP Muhammad Shehu, disclosed this in a statement issued to newsmen in Gusau on Thursday. Shehu said on Feb. 13, hunters from Birani village of Zurmi Local Government Area intercepted and accosted a herder in the bush with some suspected stolen cattle and sheep. “The herder abandoned the animals and escaped into the bush, but unknown to the hunters, the cattle rustler went to Isah Local Government Area of Sokoto State and mobilised bandits to attack the hunters. “On Feb. 14, the bandits ambushed the hunters in the bush and there was a clash that led to a fatality on both sides. “Police/M...
PMB Orders Defence Minister Move Into Zamfara
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PMB Orders Defence Minister Move Into Zamfara

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered defence minister, Brigadier-General Mansur Mohammed Dan Ali (Rtd) to proceed immediately to Zamfara state, where bandits killed between 18 and 36 people on Wednesday, 14 February. The President, who is now in Daura on a condolence visit to family members, asked the minister to undertake an on-the-spot assessment of the situation and report back. The Nigerian leader strongly condemned the massacre in Birane village, Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State, according to a statement by Media Adviser, Femi Adesina. The President also commiserated with the families of victims of the heinous and inhuman attacks. President Buhari has also directed security agencies to immediately mobilise and deploy their members to the vulnerable areas of the sta...
Gunmen Kill 36 In Zamfara Village
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Gunmen Kill 36 In Zamfara Village

Thirty six people killed by gunmen in Birane Village in Zurmi Local Council of Zamfara State on Wednesday have been buried. However, the Police Command in Zamfara admitted that 18 persons died in the attack, which appears to be a reprisal against the villagers for intercepting a suspected cattle rustler. The Public Relations Officer of the command, DSP Muhammad Shehu, said on Feb. 13, hunters from Birani village of Zurmi local government area intercepted and accosted a herder in the bush with some suspected stolen cattle and sheep. “The herder abandoned the animals and escaped into the bush, but unknown to the hunters, the cattle rustler went to Isah Local Government Area of Sokoto State and mobilised bandits to attack the hunters. “On Feb. 14, the bandits ambushed the hunters ...
Ex-NSA Dasuki’s Trial Adjourns Until March 22 – Court
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Ex-NSA Dasuki’s Trial Adjourns Until March 22 – Court

FCT High Court on Thursday adjourned until March 22, hearing in the trial of Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), former National Security Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan. Standing trial along with Dasuki are a former minister Alhaji Bashir Yuguda, former Director of Finance and Administration in the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), Shuaibu Salisu, a former governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, his son, Sagir and their family company Dalhatu Investment Limited. They are being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on a 22-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust and fraudulent diversion of public fund to the tune of N19.4billion. Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf, adjourned the trial, after Dasuki’s counsel, Mr Adeola Adedipe,...
Sokoto Partners World Bank On 500km Rural Roads
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Sokoto Partners World Bank On 500km Rural Roads

Sokoto state government has signed an agreement with the World Bank for the construction of 500km rural roads across the state. This was disclosed by the state commissioner of finance, Malam Saidu Umar, in a statement issued to reporters in Sokoto Monday. “The agreement covers different locations spread across the three senatorial zones of Sokoto State. “We have kept to our part of the bargain by releasing our counterpart fund. We’re awaiting the arrival of the team from the World Bank to finalise other details of the agreement. “We hope to identify the roads together with their team and agree on the time-frame for execution,” the statement added. The commissioner said the Aminu Waziri Tambuwal administration decided to key into the World Bank’s Rural Access Mobility Project...
11 Die In 533 Fire Incidents In Sokoto
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11 Die In 533 Fire Incidents In Sokoto

The Sokoto State Fire Service said on Thursday that it recorded 11 deaths and saved 77 lives in 533 fire incidents it responded to in the state  in 2017. Alhaji Murtala Muhammad, the Director-General of the State Fire Service, gave the figures  in an interview with our reporter in Sokoto. He said six persons were rescued while properties valued at N3.1 billion were lost, with the agency being  able to save N4.2 billion worth of properties during the period under review. Muhammad blamed the fire incidents on electrical sparks and  negligence, urging residents  to be vigilant and embrace safety measures. He said the organization has  18 functional fire-fighting vehicles and 13 operational fire stations  equipped with modern fire-fighting tools within Sokoto metropolis. Accordi...
Sokoto Corps Member Spotted Rocking Long Khaki Skirt As Her Uniform
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Sokoto Corps Member Spotted Rocking Long Khaki Skirt As Her Uniform

A Sokoto corps member identified as Fegor Kelvin Sticks on Facebook, took to the platform to share this picture of his fellow corps member in long khaki skirt. According to Fegor Kelvin Sticks, the lady who is a staunch deeper life member, wore the outfit to the orientation camp. He shared pictures of her and wrote; What my eyes saw this morning in Wamakko Sokoto camp @Mr Aladine and Miss deeperlife. The pictures which has gone viral on social media, has welcomed hilarious comments from users. Some criticized her for wearing such outfit while others hailed her. See more pictures below;
Sokoto APC Adopts Tambuwal For Second Term
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Sokoto APC Adopts Tambuwal For Second Term

Sokoto State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said it has adopted Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal as its candidate in the 2019 governorship election. Alhaji Usman Sulaiman, Chairman of the party in the state, said they are convinced of what Tambuwal has achieved as a governor so far, and will continue to support him to render more quality service to the people. “As a party, we will support him not only for second term but for third and fourth term if such would be allowed by the constitution. Governor Tambuwal has performed credibly well despite some challenges occasioned by the economic situation in the country,” he added. The chairman said other areas of achievements include payment of salaries, pensions and gratuities, revamping of the education sector, and the hug...
Why Critics See Me As Non Performing Governor – Aminu Tambuwal
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Why Critics See Me As Non Performing Governor – Aminu Tambuwal

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has attributed lack of funds to the low pace in the execution of capital projects in the state, which is having negative impact on his administration. The governor lamented that the development has equally allowed critics to underrate him as a non-performing governor since the inception of his administration. Governor Tambuwal made the assertion, on Wednesday, at the 2018 budget summit organised by office of the Special Adviser on Media and the Coalition of NGOs held in Sokoto. He noted that despite the limited resources at his disposal, his government was able to invest heavily in ‘human projects’ through the prompt payment of workers’ salaries, pensions and gratuities. His words, “In 2017 budget, we proposed N204 billion but all ...
$44,700 Fraud: 2 Remanded For Impersonating Gombe Deputy Governor
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$44,700 Fraud: 2 Remanded For Impersonating Gombe Deputy Governor

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Gombe Zonal office, on Wednesday arraigned two persons, Yusuf Usman and Sani Ahmed before Justice M. J Umar of the Federal High Court Gombe on 10-count charge bordering on conspiracy, forgery, contract scam and obtaining money by false pretense. The duo were arrested by the DSS Gombe Command sometime in January 2016 and transferred to EFCC Gombe Zonal office for further investigation. Their arrest followed a petition by one Abdullahi Nabunkari, Managing Director, Jamali Trading & Construction Company Nigeria Limited, Sokoto State alleging that the accused persons conspired among themselves and invited him to Gombe State with intent to defraud him by using the office of the Deputy Governor that there was a contract to be given t...
Philanthropist To Sponsor Wedding Of 100 Couples In Sokoto
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Philanthropist To Sponsor Wedding Of 100 Couples In Sokoto

A Sokoto State-based philanthropist, Alhaji Umarun Kwabbo, has indicated his intention to sponsor a mass wedding of at least 100 couples. He said that the gesture was part of his contribution towards ensuring that the number of unmarried men and women in the state was reduced drastically. The Jarman Sokoto stated this at the marriage ceremony for four of his children in Sokoto, the state capital. He said that he would shoulder all the responsibilities attached to both bride and groom, including paying of dowries, clothing, provision of foodstuffs, and other gifts to the couples after the formal ceremony. Kwabbo said he was inspired to support others as contribution to the society, especially after seeing many bachelors and ladies in need of spouses not able to do so due to the ...
Six Die, 14 Injured In Sokoto Auto Crash
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Six Die, 14 Injured In Sokoto Auto Crash

Six persons have died and 14 others were injured in an auto crash on Sokoto-Jega road in Sokoto State, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Sani Hamzat, the Sokoto State Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) said the crash occurred on Wednesday. He said all the victims were in a Toyota Canter truck conveying goods and passengers when the driver lost control and ran into a ditch. Mr. Hamzat said all the victims were evacuated to hospital by road marshals. Meanwhile, another accident involving two cars had claimed the life of one person on Sokoto-Gusau road. The sector commander attributed the crashes to over speeding and dangerous driving and urged motorists respect traffic rules and regulations. Mr. Hamzat advised motorists to always ensure that their v...
Saraki, El-Rufai, Others Mourn Ex-Kaduna Governor, Lawal Kaita
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Saraki, El-Rufai, Others Mourn Ex-Kaduna Governor, Lawal Kaita

President of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has described the death of a former governor of old Kaduna State, Alhaji Lawal Kaita, as a great loss not only to Katsina and Kaduna states but to the entire nation. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki described late Kaita as a courageous, experienced and consummate politician, who was always frank in his views and honest in his political activities. “I consider the death of Alhaji Kaita as a personal loss to me and my family considering his long mutual and beneficial relationship with my late father, Dr. Abubakar Olusola Saraki, which he graciously extended to me. “As a father, I benefitted immensely from his wise counsel and support at different times. His death has robbed the ...
Governor Tambuwal Tasks Officers On Re-Branding Police Image
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Governor Tambuwal Tasks Officers On Re-Branding Police Image

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Tuesday tasked police officers to rebrand the force. Tambuwal made the call while receiving newly commissioned Police Officers who are indigenes of the state in Sokoto. He asked the 36 officers, made up of 17 Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASPs) and 19 Inspectors, to be good ambassadors. While commending the officers for accepting to serve as law enforcement agents, Tambuwal also enjoined them to play their part in changing the negative impression created about the police. “By agreeing to dedicate your lives to protect us, you have continued in the tradition of your forefathers from this state who have served this nation diligently. “I urge you to refuse to be infected by anything denting the image of the Police. “The entire Po...
Christmas: Saraki, Dogara, Governors, Others Felicitate With Nigerians
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Christmas: Saraki, Dogara, Governors, Others Felicitate With Nigerians

The President of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki, has felicitated with Nigerians, particularly Christians as they celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. In a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, Mr. Saraki also urged Christians to use the festive occasion to pray for unity, peace and prosperity of Nigeria. He called on Nigerians to rededicate themselves to the service of humanity in line with the true teachings of Jesus Christ which emphasises tolerance, patience, brotherly kindness, care for the needy and love for one another, among other virtues. “The yuletide season presents us an opportunity once more to love, share and forgive. I urge all Nigerians to utilise the period to pray for unity, peace and prosperity in the nation. “W...
Hijab Saga: House Of Reps Probes Alleged Rights Violation
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Hijab Saga: House Of Reps Probes Alleged Rights Violation

The House of Representatives on Tuesday intervened in the raging controversy over the refusal of the Nigerian Law School to call a graduate, Amasa Firdaus, to the Bar. The House directed its Committees on Justice and Judiciary to investigate the matter and make appropriate recommendations to the floor. The resolution followed a motion moved by a member from Kano State, Mr. Abubakar Danburam-Nuhu. He had faulted the Law School on the grounds that it infringed on the fundamental rights of Firdaus. The University of Ilorin graduate was due to be called to the Bar on December 12. However, the Law School stopped her after she insisted on wearing the hijab. On its part, the school insisted she must adorn a wig, the conventional head cover worn by lawyers. Firdaus had been qu...
Governor Okowa Speaks: Why Aminu Tambuwal, Nyesom Wike Visited Delta
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Governor Okowa Speaks: Why Aminu Tambuwal, Nyesom Wike Visited Delta

Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, has stated that the recent visit of Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State and his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike, to the state has no political undertone. It is gathered that Tambuwal and Wike were in Delta State last week for the inaugural youths empowerment entrepreneurship exhibition under the state government’s Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme and Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurship Programme, and the opening of roads in Asaba. Addressing journalists on Monday at the fourth quarterly interactive meeting with journalists in Asaba, Okowa said there was no iota of truth that the visit had political colouration. Okowa described Tambuwal, an APC governor, as his close friend, adding that he was in the state to witness t...
Ladoke Akintola’s Country Home Converted To Resource Centre
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Ladoke Akintola’s Country Home Converted To Resource Centre

The Samuel Ladoke Akintola Foundation says it will convert a part of the Ogbomoso country home of the late Premier of Western Region into a resource centre for academic research. Mr Yemi Adedokun, the Coordinator of the foundation, made the disclosure at a news conference and facility tour held in Ogbomoso on Thursday. “The children of the late Akintola have resolved to restructure the facility for public use,’’ he said. Adedokun said Dr Bimbo Akintola and other members of the family were committed to ensuring that the resource centre met international standards with its e-library and recreation centre among others. “We are already working on the library with over 5,000 books found in the late Premier’s library. Work has commenced in fixing the Olympic size swimming pool. “W...