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Behind the Fulani problem

Beneath an escalating conflict between herders and farmers in central Nigeria lies a relentless but often under-reported force: history. Events in the 19th century helped shape today’s violence between mainly Muslim Fulani cattlemen and largely Christian farmers — a battle of blood and identity. Sokoto, an ancient city in northern …

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Nigerian Army Arrests 25 Bandits In Sokoto, Zamfara

No fewer than 25 bandits have been arrested by the Nigerian Army in the forests of Sokoto and Zamfara states. According to a statement issued out on Saturday by the Army spokesman, Col Sagir Musa. He added that various weapons and ammunition were recovered from them. He said: “Following reinvigorated …

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Gunmen kill 25 villagers in Nigeria’s Sokoto state

Abuja, Jun 10 (UNI) The authorities in Sokoto state in north-western Nigeria say gunmen have killed at least 25 people in a series of attacks on several villages. Residents say the armed men stormed four villages in Rabah area of Sokoto state on motorbikes shooting at people indiscriminately. The wounded …

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Sokoto Govt. Pledges End To Water Scarcity

Mr Umar Bature, the immediate past Commissioner of Water Resources in Sokoto State, says current efforts to upgrade water supply facilities will end recurring scarcity of potable water in Sokoto metropolis. Bature told the newsmen on Saturday in Sokoto that already 60 percent of the facilities had been upgraded to …

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NEWS12 hours ago Tambuwal Allocates Portfolios To New Commissioners

Sokoto state Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has approved the allocation of portfolios to the newly sworn in members of the State Executive Council. Recall that the new commissioners were screened and approved by the 8th Assembly. Judging from the court of public opinion in the state, the new commissioners are …

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Sokoto Re-elected Tambuwal To Consolidate Development–Dr Dange

The Yariman Sokoto, Dr Mahe Dange has said in a press release that governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal’s re-election was a testimony of the degree of confidence the electorate have in him. Dange, who added that, Tambuwal is certain on his achievements in the last 4 years, appealed for maximum support …

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ICPC Steering Committee monitors constituency projects in Sokoto state

<!– ICPC –> ICPC The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Steering Committee has begun its work to track and ascertain projects executed by National Assembly members in Sokoto State. The Team leader, Mr Akibu Garba, in Tambuwal, Sokoto State, on Friday that the mandate of the …

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Troops kill eight bandits, arrest 17 accomplices in Sokoto

No fewer than eight bandits have been killed and 17 other collaborators arrested by troops of Operation HARBIN KUNAMA III under the eighth division of the Nigerian Army, Sokoto State. The General Officer Commanding the Division, Maj.-Gen. Hakeem Otiki, told the newsmen in Sokoto on Saturday that those apprehended were …

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Sokoto: ‘What we hope to see in the next four years’ – Dange

Yariman Sokoto, Dr. Mahe Dange has called on the people of the state to support Governor Aminu Tambuwal in bringing improvement in the quality of their lives. Speaking on prevailing situation in Sokoto state, he said ”In the next four years, we hope to see a much greater Sokoto where …

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FG Distributes Seedlings, Others To Sokoto Flood Victims

Farmers affected by the 2018 flood in Sokoto State yesterday begun to get agricultural aid from the federal government in form of seeds, insecticides and pesticides amongst others. Speaking before flagging off the distribution at Kasarawa, the zonal director of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Dr Kuku Suleime divulged that …

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