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


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


Okowa, Tambuwal, to unveil medical diagnostics centre in Sokoto

November 30, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The governors of Delta state, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, his Sokoto state counterpart, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and and officials of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) are to commission a multi-billion naira advanced medical diagnostic centre built by the Sokoto state government on Wednesday. Governor Okowa, who is a medical doctor, is visiting Sokoto to take part in a meeting of the Read More

Ortom sympathises with Tambawal over massacre of 43

November 19, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

The Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, Thursday commiserated with the governor of Sokoto state, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, the government and people over the massacre of 43 people in Goronyo and Illela local government areas on Sunday and Monday by bandits.He said the boldness exhibited by the terrorists from state to state across the country is a clear indication that the Read More

Tambuwal tasks auditors on prudence, accountability

November 3, 2021 Sidi A Umar 0

Sokoto state Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has advised auditors in the country to live up to their responsibility in ensuring prudent management of public resources. Tambuwal made the remarks while declaring open the annual national conference and general meeting of heads of internal audit department of nigerian universities, held at the auditorium hall of Sokoto State University, Monday. The governor, Read More

Sokoto APC congress, Wamakko and the Judases

October 21, 2021 Salisu Dan-Inna 0

Democracy is unarguably the end product of a globally acclaimed process where those with the majority take the lead and or the majority. This means that majority carries the vote. This has been so in all transparent and acceptable political processes. The import of the above maxim or submission is therefore that those with the majority would always emerge victorious Read More

Sokoto’s APC congresses, unity and Wamakko factor

October 11, 2021 Blueprint 0

Democracy has been largely defined as the government of the people, by the people and for the people.Globally, democracy is the most acceptable system of governance and any other system is largely detested across the world. In a democracy, the mandate of leadership belongs only to the electorate and they only borrow or lend it to the elected leaders and, by Read More

Chronicling Umaru Ali Shinkafi Polytechnic Sokoto

October 4, 2021 Mohammed Mustapha 0

Education has been globally defined as the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction, especially at a school or university. Simply, it is the process of imparting all forms of knowledg, formal, non-formal and other forms. This is the more reason governments world over strive to adequately fund education at all levels. As often said, education is the best legacy to Read More

In Zamfara, Police nab bandits, rescue 3 weeks old baby, others

October 2, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, Gusau 0

The Zamfara state police command through the ongoing operation against armed bandits has arrested 21 notorious armed bandits at various locations of the state. This was made known by the state police public relations officer SP Muhammad Shehu while addressing Newsmen at the command headquarters in Gusau on Saturday. According to him, five bandits were also neutralised during the operations Read More

Presidency receives, hails Maduka’s medical prowess

September 15, 2021 Editor 0

The Presidency, on Tuesday, gave thumps up to Dr. Godwin Maduka for his exploits in the field of medicine, with specialization in pain management. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, commended the pain management specialist for his remarkable exploits in medicine. Maduka is noted for setting up the gigantic Las Vegas Pain Institute Read More

FG readies National Frieght offices for take off

September 13, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

The federal government has said works on the completion of the pilot scheme of the National Freight Offices in Jibiya, Katsina state and Idiroko in Ogun state are ongoing while that of Illela in Sokoto state have been completed and ready for take off. Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi made the disclosure at the Executive session of the 16th Read More

How I made my money fast – HAFSAT BARAUNIYA

September 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

Hafsat Idris Barauniya, who joined Kannywood eight years ago, is acknowledged as one of the richest actresses in the industry. The Sokoto-born actress, whose marriage collapsed after four children, has featured in many movies and commercials. In this interview with ALIYU ASKIRA she speaks about her family, misconception about her wealth, career challenges and future plans. Our last time interview Read More

PDP caucus schedule convention for October 30, 31

August 27, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

… David Mark chairs committee to interface with aggrieved members Despite Kebbi state High Court reinstatement of Prince Uche Secondus as the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and his arrival at the party headquarters, Friday he was still barred from attending the national caucus meeting of the party. Secondus arrived at the Wadata Plaza, national headquarters of Read More

2023: Nigeria needs a leader with broad world view, not parochial politician – Tambuwal

August 24, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Governors Forum, Governor of Sokoto state, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has said Nigeria needs a leader with a broad world view and not a parochial and provincial politician. He also noted that the nation needs an incorruptible leader who understands that the best way to fight corruption is by personal examples and also by the Read More

Sultan declares Tuesday first day of new Islamic year

August 9, 2021 Sidi A. Umar 0

Sultan of Sokoto and President General Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs in Nigeria, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared Tuesday 10th August as the first day of new Islamic year. The Sultan stated this in a statement issued and made available to newsmen by the chairman Sultanate Council’s Moon Sighting Advisory Committee, Professor Sambo Junaidu. He stated in Sokoto that Read More


Autonomy: APC govs back Tambuwal’s report

June 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have declared their commitment to the implementation of the recommendations of the technical committee on autonomy for state legislature and judiciary. The Nigeria Governors’ Forum had set up a technical committee with Sokoto state governor and deputy chairman of the Forum, Aminu Tambuwal, to ensure the Read More

Autonomy: APC govs declare support for Tambuwal’s report

June 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have declared their commitment to the implementation of the recommendations of the technical committee on autonomy for state legislature and judiciary. The Nigeria Governors’ Forum had set up a technical committee with Sokoto state governor and Deputy Chairman of the Forum, Aminu Tambuwal to see to Read More

Faruk Yahaya: Thanking Buhari for a right choice as COAS

May 30, 2021 Emmanuel Ani 0

The recent appointment of the Chief of Army Staff has generated reactions in the polity regarding the suitability of Major General Farouk Yahaya for the plum but demanding job. The interesting part is that some that are ignorant of the dynamics involved in such appointments have taken centre stage with insinuations and illogical conclusions so much so that it defeats Read More

Sokoto commissioner is dead

May 24, 2021 Sidi A. Umar 0

The Sokoto state Commissioner of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Alhaji Muhammad Arzika Tureta, is dead. He died in the early hours of Monday at the Usman Danfodio University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, following a protracted illness. He has been a commissioner in Sokoto state since 2007 when the then governor of Sokoto state, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko appointed him to his Read More

Only committed action can rescue the country – Tambuwal

May 17, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state has said the situation in the country calls for everybody’s commitment, not only in prayers but also in collective action to rescue the country. Tambuwal stated this Sunday at a gala night hosted by Governor Oluseyi Makinde, ahead of Monday’s enlarged meeting of Read More

Breaking: Tambuwal, Wike, Fintri, 9 others storm Ibadan for PDP governors’ meeting

Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), are currently meeting in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital. The meeting, holding at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, (IITA), Ibadan, Oyo state, started exactly 1:30 pm is expected to discuss issues affecting the party, particularly the South-West crisis, National Security and economy among others. At the meeting presently Read More

Nigeria’s situation calls for committed action-Tambuwal

May 17, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum, Gov. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state says the situation in the country calls for everyone who is committed to the Nigerian state to put hands on deck, not only in prayers but also in action by working together to rescue this country.Tambuwal who stated this, late Sunday ahead of Read More


On Obasanjo (Yallaban Sokoto)

April 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

In any political domain there is the king and there are the king’s men. Political influence is a permanent feature in politics all over the world. Former US Presidents Bill Clinton Barak Obama are not godfathers but their influence is still pervasive in the US Democratic Party and in politics. Any attempt to erase the political influence of Nigeria’s former Read More