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Nigeria: Server Controversy – Several INEC Staff Say Results Transmitted to ‘Central Server’

By Ebuka Onyeji, Adejumo Kabir and Alfred Olufemi Several officials who said they were deployed as electoral officers by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2019 presidential election said they transmitted results electronically to a ‘central server’ through smart card readers. This they said was done in compliance …

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Sokoto Gov swears in newly appointed commissioners

Sokoto state governor Aminu Tambuwal has said newly appointed members of the state executive council should brace up for a work filled administration. He made the admonition after the swearing-in ceremony of twenty members of the state The newly appointed commissioners were charged to be diligent in the discharge of …

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Update: Presidency says no immdeiate plan to ban Al-majiri education

-The presidency has dismissed reports that it had concluded plans to ban the Al-majiri system of education – NSA, Babagana Monguno, had previously been quoted as saying the Al-majiri system, which operates in most parts of northern Nigeria, will be proscribed – Monguno reportedly described the Al-majiri group as becoming …

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Sokoto: Rural farmers heave sigh of relief as e-wallet debuts

Rural farmers in Sokoto are heaving a sigh of relief over what they describe as good riddance to some major hitches in their agricultural activities. This followed the launch of e-wallet mobile banking scheme, an electronic pre-paid account for keeping money and transacting business through electronic device such as smart …

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Tambuwal: Consolidating On Sokoto State Assembly

Sokoto State governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal won a keenly contested election to secure a second term, but he needs to consolidate his hold on the State House of Assembly, ANKELI EMMANUEL writes The 2019 general elections in Sokoto State will remain a reference point for political historians in Nigeria and …

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No immediate plan to ban almajiri system of education – Presidency

– Media report making the rounds that the FG had concluded plans to ban the almajiri system of education has been dismissed – The presidency in dismissing the report said any necessary ban on almajiri would follow due process and consultation with relevant authorities – Going further, the presidency said …

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NECA, NACCIMA, LCCI fume as Buhari asks govs to raise IGR

John Ameh, Samuel Awoyinfa, Success Nwogu, Ann Okon and Ife Ogunfuwa President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday asked the governors of the 36 states to raise their internally generated revenues and the Value Added Tax in the next four years. The President said this was to help the states to meet …

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Election Tribunal: Main trial on Sokoto guber petition begins July 9

Following its resolve last week to be just and fair to all parties throughout its sittings, the Sokoto state 2019 Governorship Elections Petitions Tribunal, sitting in the state capital, has fixed July 9th, 2019 for commencement of the petition by the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate, Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu …

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US To Spend N8.1bn On Health In Sokoto, Kebbi, Bauchi

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a new flagship health activity that will see Sokoto, Kebbi and Bauchi states benefiting from N8.1 billion, about $225 million in the next five years. The states which US said are going to be five, will improve access to primary health …

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