Tambuwal orders investigation into abduction of 14-yr-old girl in Sokoto

By Emma Nnadozie, Jimoh Babatunde & Peter Duru Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has directed the state’s Human Rights Commission to wade into the alleged abduction of a 14-year-old Miss Patience Paul, on August 12, 2015. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, This came as Pan-Idoma group, Opiatoha K ‘Idoma, yesterday, pleaded with the […]

Benue: Another 14-year-old Benue girl kidnapped in Sokoto, allegedly housed by Sultan

Another 14-year-old Benue girl kidnapped in Sokoto, allegedly housed by Sultan Kidnapped Patience Adaji   advertisement undefined    TOP HEADLINES     BY PETER DURU MAKURDI – Despite the angry reactions that trailed the alleged kidnap of 14 year old Esse Oruru from Bayelsa state to Kano, relations of another missing 14 year old girl, […]

Sokoto uncovers N1.5bn lying idle in 100 bank accounts

Monday, January 18, 2016 advertisement undefined    TOP HEADLINES   The Sokoto State government says it has uncovered N1.5 billion belonging to it lying idle in 100 dormant accounts in various commercial banks in the country.   The state government attributed the discovery to the implementation of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) system two weeks […]

Tension in Sokoto, as indigenes move to recall senators over ministerial nominee

By Charles Kumolu Indigenes of Sokoto State, on the platform of Sokoto Citizens Forum, have said they might consider sensitizing the people of the state across the three senatorial districts on the likelihood of commencing the recall of Senators Aliyu Wammako, Ibrahim Gobir and Ibrahim Danbaba over their perceived indisposition to the choice of Mrs. […]

President meets Tambuwal, Wamakko over ministerial nominee

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, along with Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, had a fruitful one hour discussion with President Muhammadu Buhari on matters surrounding the nomination of Ms. Aisha Abubakar as a ministerial nominee from Sokoto State. At the moment, all issues ‎are being resolved, according to a statement by Malam Imam Imam, Tambuwal`s spokesman. (Source: […]

Why I supported Dogara to become Speaker – Tambuwal

By Our Reporter on August 11, 2015 National From Tunde Omolehin, Sokoto Sokoto State governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has said his unflinching support for the Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, was not based on sentiment and personal relations. The former Speaker said he supported the Dogara project against the candidature of his main […]

Sokoto plans registration of 25,000 job seekers

The Sokoto State Government has started the process of documenting all unemployed youths with a view to properly streamlining government policies for planning purposes. The initial phase of the policy will see government register up to 25,000 unemployed within a two-year time frame. This was contained in a statement to commemorate the United Nation’s International […]

My Senate plans after Sokoto Govt House — Gov Wamakko

From the street leading to his house, a first timer will think he is going into a market street, but alas, it is not a market street, but the street of a governor. Governor Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko of Sokoto State virtually lives among the people and they have access to him anytime he is around. […]

Jonathan vs Buhari: How they stand in 36 States, FCT

State-by-state projection of their chances With the presidential election just around the corner, our correspondents write that the battle, which is a straight one between President Goodluck Jonathan and General Muhammadu Buhari, may spring some surprises As Nigerians, nay the world, wait for the March 28 presidential election and the 10 competing political parties putting […]

Wamakko picks APC senatorial ticket (Governors’ retirement home)

Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko yesterday picked the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket to contest for Sokoto North Senatorial seat in the forthcoming general elections. The governor was elected by no fewer than 2,432 delegates at the Trade Fair Complex in Sokoto city. Announcing the result, Chairman of the Electoral Panel, Alhaji Nasiru […]

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