Ahead of 2023 presidential poll: Sokoto stands still for Atiku [PICTURES]

February 1, 2023 Editor 0

Sokoto was agog on Tuesday, as thousands of supporters, thronged the Giginya Memorial Stadium to receive the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign train. At the occasion, the PDP governorship candidate in Sokoto State, Mallam Saidu Umar FCNA, (Mallam Ubandoman Sokoto) in his remarks expressed his overwhelming appreciation to the people of the state for converging in large numbers to Read More

Sokoto: Large crowd welcome PDP campaign train in Rabah, Wurno LGs as more loyalists dump APC [PICTURES]

January 11, 2023 Editor 0

In continuation of its ongoing statewide campaign for its Governorship, National Assembly, and State Assembly candidates, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Sokoto state visited the historic town of Rabah to an uproarious reception by supporters of the party in the area. Delivering his remarks, the state governor, Aminu Tambuwal, appreciated the large turnout of party faithful, particularly women and Read More

Tambuwal and his tantrums 

January 10, 2023 Sharafadeen Muhammad 0

It would appear that the reality of an impending defeat for his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Sokoto state, must be taking a serious toll on Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal who appears pale and frail in a viral video where he was addressing some selected party stalwarts recently. How else does one explain Read More

Pictures: Primary school head teachers back Sokoto PDP guber candidate

November 30, 2022 Editor 0

The PDP governorship candidate in Sokoto state, Mallam Saidu Umar FCNA, has continued to receive endorsements from key stakeholders across the state. The latest of such came from Sokoto state chapter of Association of Primary School Head teachers of Nigeria led by Alhaji Abubakar Moyi Gidadawa who paid him a visit at his residence earlier on Tuesday November 29, 2022. Read More

Sokoto state and NBS poverty rating

November 29, 2022 Jerry Uwah 0

Two permanent secretaries with Sokoto State government recently struck curiously discordant tunes over the rating of the state in the 2022 National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) Multi-dimensional Poverty Index. The NBS report rated Sokoto as the state with the highest number of poor people in Nigeria. The NBS report tallies with the World Bank’s poverty rating of states in Nigeria Read More

How not to launder a bad image

November 24, 2022 Sharafadeen Muhammad 0

For the Sokoto state government under Rt. Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, it is a wishful thinking to contemplate that the PDP will retain power in the state after him. In a recent interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), one Hon. Abubakar Balarabe Kakale, a Reps member representing Dange/Tureta and Bodinga, boasted that the PDP would retain power in Read More

Pictures: Thousands dump APC for PDP in Sokoto’s Mainiyo

November 18, 2022 Editor 0

Sokoto State People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Mallam Saidu Umar FCNA, has welcomed into the party up to 2,343 supporters of the All Progressive Congress (APC) who recently defected in Mainiyo Area of Sokoto North local government of the state. Umar received the new PDP members at an event to inaugurate the Ubandoma/Sagir Mainiyo Old Market Development Association and Read More

Sokoto bags 3 awards of excellence from World Bank

November 18, 2022 Editor 0

The Sokoto State government has bagged three Awards of Excellence from the World Bank sequel to the diligent implementation of  World Bank-assisted States Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability Project (SFTAS). The acting Commissioner for Finance in the state, Dr Mohammed Inname, disclosed this to newsmen on Thursday in Abuja. Inname said that SFTAS was being run by the World Bank for Read More

Tambuwal orders reopening of Sokoto varsity amidst ASUU strike

October 3, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has ordered members of the Sokoto State University branch of Academic staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to resume classes or forfeit their salary forthwith. He asked them to reconsider their position and go back to work, maintaining that the issues raised by ASUU branches in federal universities are not the same as what obtains in Read More

ASUU strike: Final-year medical student now food vendor

September 10, 2022 Blueprint 0

As a result of the on-going strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), a final year medicine and surgery student at the Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto, Usman Abubakar-Rimi, has become a street food vendor. In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Sokoto, Abubakar-Rimi said he conceived the initiative in order to engage Read More

NSCDC boss performs ceremony of housing scheme for personnel in Sokoto

August 29, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

In a bid to address the housing need of officers and men, of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), the Commandant General, Ahmed Abubakar Audi, performed, ground breaking ceremony of 550 housing scheme in Sokoto State for its officers and men. Represented by the Deputy Commandant General, Administration, Zakari Ibrahim Ningi, the CG restated, his commitment towards improving Read More

APC laments insecurity nationwide, demands urgent action

July 28, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has lamented the spate of insecurity in the country, asking all the security agencies to live up to the expectations. The North-west leadership of the APC made this demand at end of its fact-finding tour of the zone which began in Kebbi state on Monday 4th July 2022. The country has witnessed rise in Read More

Sokoto 2023 and the Wamakko factor

July 21, 2022 Salisu Ibrahim 0

Nigeria is yet again on a democratic train with myriads of activities going on among the 18 or more registered political parties. There are also other activities by other democratic institutions, especially by the electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and other domestic and international stakeholders/ partners. All these are geared towards ensuring successful transition of power as Read More

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