Outrage over killing of female student in Sokoto for blasphemy, school shut

Deborah killed for blasphemy Nigerians have expressed outrage over the killing of a female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education for alleged blasphemy against Prophet Muhammed. What was even more outraged was that the girl, named as Deborah was lynched and then set ablaze. Thereafter the killers filmed the barbaric action and posted it […]

200 Gunmen Storm Mailalle Market In Sokoto, Kill 20

Gunmen believed to be Bandits attacked Mailalle weekly market, in Sokoto state. They allegedly opened fire and killed nothing less than 20 persons and injured many. Eyewitnesses said, they saw the bandits carting away foodstuffs and setting houses ablaze. They allegedly stopped at the only petrol station in the area and filled their motorcycles with […]

Bandits Attack Joint Base, kill military personnel in Sokoto

By Onuminya Innocent Residents  yesterday  said gunmen suspected to be armed bandits attacked a joint military base codenamed “Burkusuma camp’ located  in Sabon Birni Local Government Area of Sokoto State and  killed unspecified number of military personnel. Villagers and security sources told THISDAY that the attack took place in the early hours of Friday. It was  gathered that the […]

Bandits Attack Sokoto Community, Kill Two, Abduct Scores

Kill two, Cart away foodstuffs By Onuminya Innocent The Sokoto State Police Command has said that suspected bandits have attacked Tangaza town in Tangaza Local Government Area of the state killing two and abducting unspecified number of people. The Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Sanusi Abubakar, told THISDAY in a telephone […]

COVID-19, doctors’ strike combine to render Sokoto women stranded

Coronavirus in Nigeria On Saturday, Nigeria recorded 49 additional fatalities from the coronavirus pandemic with 964 fresh cases reported across 19 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) showed that Nigeria’s total infection from the pandemic stood at 195,052 while the fatality toll increased to 2,544 […]

Sokoto Govt. realised N89m from discarded water pipes- Commissioner

Alhaji Umar Bature, Sokoto State Water resources Commissioner says the state government realised N89 million from sales of discarded water pipes. He told newsmen on Friday that the comments in some quarters that the government realised the sum of N20 million from the sales was false. He said the state government followed due process and […]

Lawmaker empowers 500 youths, women on livestock feed production

rom Tunde Omolehin, Sokoto A lawmaker, Dr Balarabe Kakale, representing Bodinga/Dange-Shuni/Tureta federal constituency in Sokoto State, has empowered no fewer than 500 youths, women and farmers’ groups with cattle feeds and cottage machines for aminal feed production. Kakale, while handing the feeds to beneficiaries, said the disbursement was to promote the federal government’s policy of […]

Aide defends Tambuwal’s special needs people’s most friendly governor award

Alhaji Abdulaziz Ibrahim, a Special Adviser to Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, says the award to his principal as “Most Friendly Governor to People Living with Special Needs of the year ” is highly justified. Ibrahim, the Special Adviser on People Living with Special Needs, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Tuesday […]

Governors condole Sen. Wamakko over daughter’s death

Sen. Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko By Emmanuel Oloniruha The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has condoled with former governor of Sokoto State, Sen. Aliyu Wamakko, over the death of his daughter, Sadiya. The Chairman of the Forum, Gov. Kayode  Fayemi of Ekiti State, in a condolence message on behalf of his colleagues issued on Monday, expressed deep […]

Tambuwal Advocates Increase Funding for Army, Other Security Agencies

Aminu Tambuwal The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has advocated that a special provision be made constitutionally to increase funding for the Nigerian Army and other security agencies in the country. Tambuwal and his Zamfara State counterpart, Bello Muhammad Mutawalle, who were special guests at the Nigerian Army Special Super Camp 4 at Faskari, […]

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