Breaking – Banditry: Nigerian soldiers ‘ve abandoned communities, foreigners now protecting natives in Sokoto – Senator

May 19, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate was stunned on Tuesday by Senator Ibrahim Gobir (APC Sokoto East), with damning report that people of his constituency are now at the mercy of Nigerien Soldiers for protection against armed bandits , as Nigerian Army has completely abandoned them . This is as the Senate accordingly urged President Muhamnadu Buhari to direct the military for immediate expansion of Read More

Breaking: 4 out of 11 travellers from Sokoto test positive for Coronavirus in Oyo

May 6, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Four of the 11 travellers from Sokoto state apprehended in Oyo state by the Police over the weekend have tested positive to coronavirus. Oyo state COVID-19 Incident Manager, Dr Taiwo Ladipo, made this known in Ibadan during a chat with journalists. Dr Ladipo said the four confirmed Sokoto travellers were presently isolated at the Infectious Diseases Centre, Olodo in Ibadan. He Read More

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Almajiri system: Sokoto govt unleashes big plans

March 1, 2020 Editor 0

Sokoto state government is mulling the adoption of the Indonesian Pondok Pesantren Madrasah system of education as an alternative to the existing Almajiri system in the state. The state Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, stated this Sunday when he received the Indonesian ambassador to Nigeria, AVM Usra Hendra Harahap, during the latter’s courtesy visit to the Government House, Sokoto. The Pondok Read More

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Sokoto establishes micro-finance bank, disburses N1bn soft loan

February 21, 2020 Editor 0

Sokoto state government has disbursed an interest-free loan of N1 billion to traders and artisans in the state. The disbursement of the loan was done at the flag-off of the state micro finance bank in its effort to improve the lives of the citizenry and accelerate socio-economic development. Gov. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state who flagged off the operations Read More

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Tambuwal set to bag Man of the Year award

January 31, 2020 Editor 0

The Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has formally received the letter conveying his emergence as Silverbird Man of the Year, 2019. A press statement from his Special Adviser on Media and Puboicity Muhammad Bello confirmed that the award is in consideration of his achievements in the areas of education, infrastructure development and job creation. According to the release, Read More

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Sokoto: Tambuwal speaks on S/Court verdict

January 21, 2020 Editor 0

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state has said that his success at the Supreme Court on Monday was as a result of divine intervention and intense prayers by the people of the state for Allah to help them in protecting their mandate. Tambuwal spoke at a special prayer session inside the Government House mosque in the state capital Monday Read More

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Celebrating Tambuwal at 54

January 10, 2020 Editor 0

Today, Rt.Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Governor of Sokoto State, clocks 54.  Like previous years the day will be marked low-key.  Not that there are no reasons to roll out the drums and call a feast to celebrate his birthday but he would rather quietly give thanks to his creator for His mercies over the years and the privilege to serve Read More

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Tambuwal greets Christians at Christmas, preaches unity

December 25, 2019 Editor 0

Sokoto state governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has felicitated with Christian faithful in the state and the country as they celebrate the Christmas. In a statement issued by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Governor, Muhammad Bello, Governor Tambuwal said Christmas brings to the fore the urgent need for the unity of Nigeria, which he described as “sacrosanct, inviolable Read More

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Tambuwal flags-off N4bn micro-business incentive fund in Sokoto

December 3, 2019 Editorial III 0

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state has inaugurated the distribution of N4 billion micro-business incentives for the people of the state. Special Adviser, media and publicity to the governor, Malam Muhammad Bello, disclosed this in a statement in Sokoto Monday that the incentive would run for the next four years. Bello said the governor flagged off the distribution at Balle Read More

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Sokoto guber: Putting court judgements to fairness test

October 28, 2019 Editorial III 0

It is an accepted democratic norm all over the world that some judgements of court can be considered bad. But as a caveat, it is only allowed to  consider a judgement bad if it is delivered in a manner that is: preventing or hindering a litigant from receiving full, fair, impartial hearings or the full, fair, impartial administration of justice Read More

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Coy donates N8m cement to 86 Sokoto communities

October 21, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Cement Company of Northern Nigeria (CCNN)  has donated 3, 000 bags of cement worth N8 million to 86 communities in Wamakko local government area of Sokoto state. Presenting the items, the company’s Managing Director, Engr. Yusuf Haliru-Binji, said the gesture was part of its corporate social responsibility. Haliru-Binji, who was represented by the company’s Corporate Affairs Manager, Alhaji Sada Read More

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Sokoto govt and Wamakko’s Greek gift

September 25, 2019 Editorial III 0

A Greek gift refers to a gift or a kind gesture embedded with evil, devious and malicious intents. It applies, especially when an adversary suddenly turns friendly and advancing glittering items of gift. That which appears like a harmless, friendly gesture may not in all likelihood be an olive branch indicating peace overtures. Yes, it shines like a golden chalice, Read More

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Tambuwal appoints new SSA media

September 12, 2019 Editorial III 0

Sokoto state Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has approved the appointment of Muhammad Ahmad Bello as his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity. This was contained in a statement issued from Government House and made available to newsmen Wednesday. The statement further stated that Bello, a 1994 Sociology graduate from  Bayero University, Kano also holds a Masters degree in Conflict, Peace and Read More

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Re-Now that Sokoto has an Exco

July 4, 2019 Editorial III 0

The article with the above title that appeared in the Daily Trust of Tuesday, July 2, 2019, written by one Squadron Leader Aminu Bala, is one in series of clear indications that the the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Sokoto state and its disgruntled rabble rousers have not learnt anything from their defeat in the last governorship election. They are Read More

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Harbin Kunama III: Troops nautralise scores of bandits, arrest informants in Sokoto

June 25, 2019 Editor 0

Troops of Operation HARBIN KUNAMA III have killed scores of bandits during a fierce battle  while to people  complain about activities of bandits in Magira village of Sokoto state. Army spokesperson, Col. Sagir Musa said this in a statement. “The troops pursued the bandits to their hideouts killing scores, while several others escaped with gunshot injuries. Unfortunately, one soldier paid the Read More

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Sokoto: Tambuwal sacks cabinet, apoligises to residents

May 28, 2019 Editor 0

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Tuesday dissolved the State Executive Council and disengaged other appointed political office holders in the state. Mr Tambuwal wished the ex-council members well and prayed for their successes in future endeavours. He said this in his valedictory session with the state council where he commended members of the cabinet for their services to Read More

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Shettima: Borno now safer than Abuja, Sokoto, Katsina, others

May 16, 2019 Editor 0

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has said the state that had been under attacks by Boko Haram terrorists in the last 10 years, was now safer for business. Shettima stated that the state is now safer than other states like Sokoto, Zamfara, Katsina and Abuja, the Nation’s capital and other states, where kidnapping and other related criminal issues have Read More

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Concerns as Army stops motorcycles in Kano, Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto, Kaduna, 2 other states

May 6, 2019 Editor 0

The Nigerian Army has put a stop to use of motorcycles around Kano, Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto, Kaduna, Kebbi and Niger states. According to the acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col Sagir Musa, it was observed that the use of motorcycles by bandits, kidnappers, criminal elements and their collaborators to perpetrate crimes. He said, “The army has over time observed the Read More

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School kids trek long distances for water as scarcity hits Sokoto

April 11, 2019 Editor 0

Acute shortage of potable water has hit the capital city of Sokoto and its environs, forcing people to leave their homes at wee hours in search of the major resource. . Investigation by Blueprint showed the scarcity has adversely affected school session as children are forced to trek long distances in search of water. The week-long scarcity worsened between Monday and Tuesday as Read More

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Breaking: Tambuwal re-elected Sokoto governor with 341 votes difference

March 24, 2019 Editor 0

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has just been re-elected for a second term of four years in Sokoto state after governorship supplemenatry election held on Saturday March 23, 2019. The PDP candidate polled 512,002 votes in total to defeat the APC’s Ahmad Aliyu who got 511,661 – just a difference of 341 votes. Details loading…

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Anxiety builds as INEC postpones declaration of guber rerun result in Sokoto

March 24, 2019 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has adjourned the collation of governorship supplementary election results in Sokoto state till 9 a.m on Sunday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the State’s Chief Collation/ Returning Officer, Prof. Fatima Muktar, made the pronouncement after she received results of polling units from 21 local government areas. The LGA’s were afftected by Read More