Breaking: Gunmen invade Kukah’s church, kidnap priests, others

May 25, 2022 Editor 0

From Katsina state comes a report that gunmen early Wednesday invaded a parish under the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Hassan-Kukah and kidnapped two priests and two others in the rectory of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Gidan Maikambo, in the Kafur Local Government Area of Katsina State. Kukah’s Sokoto Diocese covers Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto and Kebbi states. Read More

Deborah: Tambuwal lifts curfew on Sokoto, bans processions

May 20, 2022 Blueprint 0

Sokoto state governor Aminu Tambuwal has lifted the curfew imposed on Sokoto as a result of the recent killing of a student of the State College of Education over alleged blasphemy. The lifting of the 24-hour curfew, imposed on the town, is with immediate effect. This was contained in a statement on Friday in Sokoto by the Commissioner for Information, Read More

Sokoto 2023: Why the gang up against Ahmed Aliyu collapsed

May 18, 2022 Olayitan Adebayo 0

Working hand-in-hand with opposition elements outside the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Sokoto state, a band of fifth columnists have been pushing for a destabilisation agenda ahead of the forthcoming primaries. The satanic plot is, however, dead on arrival because Sokoto state has a more sufficiently-enlightened and no non-sense population of voters. The electorate of Sokoto state today can easily Read More

Stereotype around the lynched Sokoto college girl

May 17, 2022 Blueprint 0

Fanaticism has puffed its horrendous smoke to block reality and that is affecting the psyche to be reacting to petty, light and unweighted things. That is true of Nigeria’s ethno-religious terrain. The Shehu Shagari College of Education Sokoto incident that cut short the sacred life of Samuel Deborah opened the vault window of humming intolerance that exists among the people Read More

Islam is a religion of knowledge, learn it

May 16, 2022 Abdussamad Umar Jibia 0

Nigerian Muslims who have been following discussions on the execution of a young woman by unknown youth in Sokoto would note that a number of obscure social media “Islamic scholars” have emerged. Some of them arrogated to themselves the right of ijtihad, a thing some of the greatest Islamic scholars of all times avoided unless absolutely necessary. It is unfortunate Read More

Deborah: Sokoto killings sheer lawlessness – Lawyer 

May 15, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The chairman, Muslim Lawyers Association of Nigeria (MULAN) in Osun state, Qaseem Odedeji, has said the killings of Deborah Samuel over blasphemy of Prophet Muhammad in Sokoto has no justification and it is a “sheer lawlessness.” Odedeji who is the Ameer, B-Zone of Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN), stated this in Osogbo while featuring on a private radio station. He Read More

Why WAEC enrollment of Sokoto students stalled – Official

May 13, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Sokoto state government (SOSG) under Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has revealed that contrary to malicious claims by several news platforms that it is indebted to the West African Examination Council (WAEC), thus the reason why it didn’t enroll students for the body’s examinations in the past two years, it was the Council’s refusal to furnish it with details of Read More

Nigeria inching towards a failed state – Tambuwal

May 6, 2022 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Governor of Sokoto state and a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Aminu Tambuwal, has said “Nigeria is not a failed state, but inching towards a failed state.” He stated this when he paid a consultative visit on the National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP on Friday at the party’s headquarters in Abuja. Tambuwal Read More

Kukah at Easter: Challenge of fixing broken nation enormous

April 18, 2022 Agi Onda 0

Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Sokoto Matthew Kukah has lashed out at President Muhammadu Buhari over insecurity, corruption and divided Nigeria. This was the highlight of the cleric’s Easter Message Sunday entitled, ‘To mend a broken nation: The Easter metaphor’. Kukah said: “Our dear country, Nigeria, still totters and wobbles as we screech towards a dangerous and avoidable canyon Read More

USAID launches $9.5m programme to fight malnutrition in Bauchi, Kebbi, Sokoto

April 7, 2022 Benjamin Umuteme 0

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has launched a two-year $9.5 million Advancing Nutrition programme to improve the nutritional health of Nigerians in Bauchi, Kebbi, and Sokoto states. The programme will address the immediate and underlying causes of malnutrition, provide technical support, share innovations, and conduct research to improve nutritional outcomes. According to a 2021 UNICEF report, malnutrition is the Read More

No diversion of N189bn in Sokoto, Tambuwal remains champion of transparency, accountability – Official

April 1, 2022 Editor 0

The Sokoto state government has stated that it has never diverted any money for whatever reason, contrary to reports on a section of social media. There has been allegation of diversion of some monies by the state government up to N189 billion published by some online medium, but not Blueprint.ng . However, Muhammad Bello, special adviser media and publicity to Read More

Sokoto APC: How the cookies crumbled

March 28, 2022 Aminu Mohammed 0

Often times people say the “law is an ass” because “no be person wey first call police de always win case”. If the law is an ass then “Karma too is a bitch”. Karma is real because what goes around comes around. Now that the Sokoto All Progressives Congress, APC, “coup plotters” have failed in their desperate attempt to destabilise Read More

2023: Examining the long queue for Tambuwal’s job in Sokoto

March 25, 2022 Blueprint 0

The countdown to 2023 general elections across the country couldn’t have started at a better time than now. ABDULRAHMAN A. ABDULRAUF throws up the likely individuals that could come up as contestants in the governorship race in Sokoto, the Caliphate State. In Sokoto, a state that hosts the Seat of the Caliphate, the power struggle is silently going on, with Read More

Why Malami is meddling in Sokoto APC affairs 

March 5, 2022 Aminu Mohammed 0

Power, they say, corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, is wielding the powers entrusted to him by his office in a wrong way in manipulating and emasculating the All Progressives Congress, APC. This is creating an impending crisis that may not only consume what remains of Nigeria’s ruling Read More

APC Sokoto: As Malami, Shekarau bite more than they can chew…

March 4, 2022 Nata'ala Halilu 0

Democracy is a form of government in which the people have the authority to deliberate and decide legislation, or to choose governing officials to do so. It is also a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives. It is indeed a government of the people, by the people Read More

Russia – Ukraine war: We are monitoring situation of our students – Sokoto commissioner 

February 26, 2022 Abdulrahman Zakariyau, Sokoto 0

As the bombardment by Russia continues, the Sokoto state government, said it is monitoring the situation as it concerns the safety of its 100 students studying in Ukraine. Sokoto State Commissioner of Higher Education, Professor Bashir Garba, made this known on Saturday while briefing newsmen who are in the state to inspect legacy projects initiated by the Governor Aminu Tambuwal-led Read More

Insecurity: Tambuwal procures surveillance equipment for SSS in Sokoto

February 24, 2022 Blueprint 0

Left to right: Deputy Director Operations Department of State Security (DSS), Sokoto state Command, Mr A.O OGBODA, the Deputy Governor of Sokoto state, Hon. Manir Dan’Iya, Assistant Director of DSS, Aminu Muhammad Musa, Gov. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state, Director SSS, Sokoto state Command,
Alhaji Yahaya A. Hassan and the Deputy Director Administration of SSS, Sokoto Command, Alhaji Idris Garba after the conferment of DG SSS ‘Long Service Award’ on Musa, who is also the Chief Security Officer of Gov. Tambuwal, and seven others on Wednesday in Sokoto.

Sardauna’s grandson, Hassan Danbaba, is dead

February 12, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

The grandson to late Sir Ahmadu Bello, the Sardauna of Sokoto and Premier of defunct Northern Nigeria, Alhaji Hassan Danbaba, slumped and died on Saturday in Kaduna.  Danbaba was the traditional title holder of Magajin Garin Sokoto. According to a source, the Kaduna state government had prepared for the copse to be flown to Sokoto where he would be buried Read More

Impeachment: Tambuwal moves to save Zamfara deputy governor

February 8, 2022 Sanusi Muhammad 0

In a deft move to stave off impeachment proceedings against the deputy governor of Zamfara state, Mahdi Aliyu Gusau, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state has called on the state House of Assembly to follow the rule of law and due process in taking the legislative action. Tambuwal made the call Monday during his visit to Gusau, the Zamfara Read More

Police smash bandits’ hideouts in 3 Sokoto LGs

January 31, 2022 Sidi A Umar 0

The Nigerian Police Force had during its Operation Sahara Storm smashed bandits’ hideouts in Rabah, Goronyo and Illela local government areas where 23 bandits were in the process neutralised, the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Operations, DIG Ahmed Zaki Gwandu, has said. Speaking while parading the 37 suspects also arrested during the operations at the Sokoto state Read More

Sokoto: Bafarawa debunks arrest, association with bandits

January 24, 2022 Sokoto state 0

Son to a former governor of Sokoto state, Alhaji Sagir Attahiru Bafarawa, has debunked a report trending on some media that he was arrested by the Special Tactical Squad from the office of the Inspector General of Police in connection with the ongoing investigation of his cousin, Musa Kamarawa, over alleged involvement in banditry ravaging the eastern axis of the Read More

FG signs MoU with Sokoto, Bauchi on power supply

January 20, 2022 Blueprint 0

The federal government has signed the Sokoto and Bauchi state governments under the Nigerian Economic Sustainablity Program (NESP), power sector component, to improve electricity supply in the two benefiting states. A statement issued in Abuja on Thursday by the Senior Information Officer, Federal Ministry of Power, Mathew Osumanyi Dan’asabe, said the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Power, Nebeolisa Anako, represented the Read More

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Christmas: Lets set aside our differences, be true worshippers – Tambuwal tells Christians

December 25, 2021 Editor 0

Sokoto state governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has facilitated with christians, urging them to set aside differences and forge a common front in the fight against insurgency. In a statement issued personally by the the governor, Saturday, he enjoyed Christians to practice the true meaning of Christmas. “As our Christian brothers and sisters celebrate the Christmas once again, it is imperative, Read More

Sokoto carnage: Gumbi urges govt to ensure people’s security

December 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

An elder statesman and All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain in Sokoto state, Alhaji Abubakar A. Gumbi, Tuesday called on federal and Sokoto state governments to put more efforts in securing the lives of the people. Speaking in Kaduna Tuesday in a condolence message to the victims and families of the 26 passengers who were attacked and burnt to death by Read More