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INEC takes delivery of 97305 PVCs in Sokoto

The Independent National Electoral Commission says it has taken delivery of another batch of 97,305 Permanent Voter’s Cards of those who registered from June to August 2018 in Sokoto State. “With this delivery, the total number of the Permanent voters’ cards waiting for collection in Sokoto state now stands at …

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2019: APC inaugurates campaign council in Sokoto

– The APC has inaugurated campaign council across the local government areas in Sokoto state – Senator Aliyu Wamakko, the party’s leader in the state, hailed the people of Sokoto for their support and cooperation – The party’s governorship candidate, Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu, also said the APC remains the leading …

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Tambuwal presents N169.65bn budget to Sokoto Assembly

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, yesterday, presented 2019 budget estimates of N169.652 billion to the state’s House of Assembly for consideration. Tambuwal said N99.184 billion was for capital projects, while N70.468 billion was for recurrent expenditure. He said the 2019 budget, tagged Budget of Consolidation for Sustainable Growth and …

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Foreign bandits invade Sokoto LG, levy residents

Adeniyi Olugbemi and Kayode Idowu Residents of the Tangaza Local Government Area of Sokoto State have raised the alarm over the activities of some suspected bandits who allegedly demand levies from people. But the state police command has debunked the claim, urging people to go about their lawful business without …

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Sokoto approves N169. 6bn for project execution

The Sokoto state Executive Council has approved over 3.5 billion naira for the execution of various projects across the state, the Commissioner of Information, Bello Mohammed Goronyo has disclosed. While briefing newsmen shortly after the state executive council meeting held at the council chamber in Sokoto, Goronyo said the projects …

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Nigeria’s laws obsolete, need overhaul – Kakale

Tunde Omolehin, Sokoto A candidate for House of Representatives seat in Sokoto State, Dr. Balarabe Kakale, has said most laws being used to drive the country’s developmental plans were obsolete and needed to be retooled. Kakale, a former commissioner for Health in the state, who is seeking to represent Tureta/Bodinga/Dange …

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Sokoto State council approves N169.65bn 2019 budget

The state Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Alhaji Shehu Rara, disclosed this while addressing newsmen on the outcome of the council meeting in Sokoto. Rara said, “the 2019 budget estimate of N169.652 billion had been considered and approved by the council for onward presentation to the state House of …

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Police arrest 13 suspected kidnappers with 4, 000 live ammunition in Sokoto

NAN The Sokoto State Police Command on Monday announced the arrest of 13 suspected kidnappers and recovered 4, 000 live ammunition from them. It also said that two people, identified as Aliyu Abdullahi and Alhaji Adduwa, suspected to be arms suppliers were shot dead by police operatives. The command’s Public Relations Officer, …

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Armed group emerges in Sokoto, takes over LGA, arrests herdsmen, taxes households

By Gabriel Enogholease Alemma-Ozioruva Aliu A suspected terrorist group carrying sophisticated weapons is currently in control of Tangaza Local Government Area of Sokoto State, applying ‘strange laws’ and punishing defaulters. Police foil attack on Zamfara community, recover 11 AK 47 rifles Armed men emerge in Sokoto An online platform, Premium Times …

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