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Achida emerges Sokoto Assembly Speaker

Achida emerges Sokoto Assembly Speaker Aminu Achida (APC- Wurno) on Tuesday emerged Speaker of the 9th Sokoto State Assembly. He became the speaker after beating Abdullahi Sidi (APC- Gwadabawa South) in a close contest conducted by the 30 members-elect, under the supervision of the Acting Clerk of the Assembly, Abdulrazak …

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Gov Matawalle receives 11 abductees freed from bandits in Zamfara

The children whom are aged between one and seven years have, alongside five men and three women, been handed over to Gov.Bello Matawalle on Sunday in Gusau. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Director-General, Press Affairs to the governor, Alhaji Yusuf Idris, and made available to the …

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Obaseki, Tambuwal, Ihedioha celebrate Okowa at 60

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on Monday, joined his counterparts, Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State and Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State to celebrate with Delta State Governor, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, on his 60th birthday celebration. State Governor, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa; his wife, Dame Edith …

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Tambuwal assures NYSC members of safety, welfare

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has assured members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) posted to the state of maximum security and improved welfare. Tambuwal stated this in Wamakko, Sokoto, on Monday at the closing ceremony of the 2019 Batch B, Stream 1 Orientation Exercise of the corps …

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Sokoto: Over 1000 visas collected as 2,252 intending pilgrims complete payment

Sokoto States Pilgrims Welfare Board has so far received about 1500 visas for its intending pilgrims. Head of Operation of the agency, Alhaji Abdulganiyu Muhammad, who disclosed this Monday, also said over 2,252 prospective pilgrims had completed their payment. He added that the registration was ongoing. OVER 5,000 NIGERIAN MEN …

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Gov. Tambuwal unveils new cabinet

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has appointed a former Sultanate counsellor, Alhaji Isah Bajini Galadanci, as the state Commissioner for Information. Galadanci was among the 27 new Commissioners assigned portfolio, according to a statement issued by Abubakar Shekara, Director General, Media and Public Affairs to Governor Tambuwal yesterday. Until …

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Growing insecurity and Buhari’s struggle to sell the Ruga ‘solution’

ALEXANDER OKERE examines the controversy and eventual suspension of the Ruga Settlement programme initiated by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to curb the unending threats posed by deadly herdsmen across Nigeria. Nigeria has come under the weight of rising security challenges – insurgency, armed robbery, kidnapping, and ethnic conflicts – …

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Nigeria’s security challenges bring back memories of late Marafan Sokoto

Baba Marafa left us on the 6th of July, 2016, making this my third personal tribute in what has so far been the longest and toughest three years of our lives in all aspects. We have no choice than to abide by what is stated in the holy Quran that …

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Shinkafi (Marafan Sokoto) within the context of current security challenges

By Abubakar Musa Shinkafi Baba Marafa left us on the July 6th, 2016, making this my third personal tribute in what has so far been the longest and toughest three years of our lives in all aspects. We have no choice other than to abide by what is stated in …

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