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Troops neutralize five bandits in Sokoto

Troops of operation Sharan Daji in a clearance operation have neutralized five bandits after raiding their camps in Sokoto state, the Defence Headquarters announced Friday. Its spokesman, Col Onyema Nwachukwu said in a statement that the troops also recovered arms and ammunition from the bandits. The statement reads: “In an …

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I devoted two hours to Arabic studies every evening – Bashir, UDUS first-class graduate

Twenty-two-year-old Zainab Abdullahi Bashir who had 4.87 CGPA graduated with a first-class degree from the Department of Physics, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto. In this interview with ADENIYI OLUGBEMI, she shares her success story and the things that could help students to succeed How has your journey in search of education …

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Sokoto Attacks: Tambuwal urges fleeing residents to return home

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto on Friday, pleaded with residents fleeing the state and relocating to communities in neighbouring Niger Republic, due to incessant attacks, to return home. Mr Tambuwal made the plea in Sokoto when he addressed newsmen at the end of an expanded security meeting following Tuesday’s attack, …

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Gov. Tambuwal cries out as residents flee Sokoto

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, on Friday, pleaded with residents fleeing the state and relocating to communities in neighbouring Niger Republic, due to incessant attacks, to return home. Tambuwal made the plea in Sokoto when he addressed newsmen at the end of an expanded security meeting, following Tuesday’s attack, …

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ACF speaks on splitting of Sokoto emirate

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has said it would not be surprised if the Sokoto State Government decides to split its emirates. Anthony Sani, Secretary-General of ACF, expressed this fear in a chat with The Interview, a political magazine. Recall that the Kano State government had created four new emirates …

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Bandits kill 82-year old district head in Sokoto

Adeniyi Olugbemi, Sokoto The district head of Balle, Gudu Local Government Area of Sokoto State, Ibrahim Aliyu, has been killed by suspected bandits. According to a source, the 82-year-old district head who was shot in the head, was met lying in a pool of blood, reciting Kalmat (There is none worthy …

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Worsening insecurity: Gunmen storm Sokoto community, kill monarch, raze police station

By Henry Umoru, Joseph Erunke, Alemma-Ozioruva, Ndahi Marama Femi Bolaji   •34 killed in four states •Cult war claims 11 in Edo •Boko Haram attacks military base, community, kills 11 in Borno •Herdsmen kill 11 in Taraba •Gunmen storm Sokoto community, kill monarch, raze police station •Security agencies alone can’t …

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Sokoto State To Spend N380 Million On 2019 Ramadan Feeding Progamme – Tambuwal

The Sokoto State government has earmarked N380 million on this year’s Ramadan feeding programme. Governor Aminu Tambuwal disclosed Sunday afternoon in Sokoto. He said an increase was approved from the previous N300 million for the programme in order to create additional feeding centres in the state. Daily Trust reports that …

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