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Governor Wamakko Returns To A Tumultuous Welcome

Sokoto State governor Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko yesterday arrived in Nigeria after his suspension from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) but couldn’t land at the Sokoto airport on time because of the crowd. The governor who came in company of another plane conveying federal lawmakers from the state had to …

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105 Sokoto indigenes depart for studies in Uganda

A hundred and five Sokoto State indigenes at the weekend left the state for a post-graduate diploma programme in Education in Uganda. They are members of the first batch of the 300 students who will study various programmes at the Islamic University, Uganda. The students departed aboard an Arik Air …

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Sokoto State To Feed And Cloth Indigenes During Ramadan

The Sokoto State Government has earmarked N56.7 million to buy food and clothing materials for indigent persons during the Ramadan, an official said on Saturday.The Chairman of Sokoto State Zakkat and Endowment Committee, Alhaji Lawal Maidoki, made the plan known in Sokoto.Maidoki said the items included 6,300 bags of grains …

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Group Threatens Protest Over PDP’s Suspension Of Amaechi

Following the reversal of the suspension slammed on the Governor of Sokoto State, Aliyu Wamakko, by the National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Arewa Integrity Group, on Tuesday issued a seven-day ultimatum to the national leadership of the party to rescind the suspension of the Rivers …

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Madalla bombing: Kabiru Sokoto loses bid to stop trial

Kabiru Umar, alias Kabiru Sokoto, a Boko Haram member facing trial for allegedly masterminding the 2011 Christmas Day bombing at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Madalla, Niger State, has failed in his bid to stop his trial. Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court Abuja, dismissed the no-case-submission made by …

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Ramadan: Sokoto State Earmarks N56.7m

The Sokoto State Government has earmarked N56.7 million to buy food and clothing materials for indigent persons during the Ramadan, an official said on Saturday. The Chairman of Sokoto State Zakkat and Endowment Committee, Alhaji Lawal Maidoki, made the plan known in Sokoto. Maidoki said the items included 6,300 bags …

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Why we suspended Sokoto Governor, Wamakko – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Thursday gave reasons for the suspension of Governor Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto as a member of the party. The party on Wednesday evening announced the suspension of the governor from the ruling party. His suspension comes days after Rivers state governor, Rotimi Ameachi was also suspended. The spokesperson …

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Hajj Seats Cut – 2000 Pilgrims From Sokoto, Bauchi to be Affected

Sokoto/Bauchi — No fewer than 2000 intending pilgrims from Sokoto and Bauchi will be affected by the recent cut in the number of pilgrims to perform this year’s hajj exercise in Saudi Arabia. In Sokoto, about 1,300 intending pilgrims are affected. Speaking at a meeting with hajj registration officers from …

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Nigeria: PDP Recalls Sokoto Governor, Wammako

The Peoples Democratic Peoples Party (PDP) has rescinded the decision on the suspension of the Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Magatarka Wamako. The national Chairman of the party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur who announced the decision of the party at Legacy House, Abuja, said the decision was taken based on the …

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Sultan – We Must Find Solution to Almajiri Phenomenon

Sokoto — Concerned by the lingering problem of almajiri especially in the northern part of the country, Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar yesterday called on parents to desist from giving their children to itinerant teachers for almajirci and enrol them in an organized education system. The sultan, who …

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