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Zulum, Yahaya visit Tambuwal over Goronyo market attack

Zulum, Yahaya visit Tambuwal over Goronyo market attack

By Ndahi Marama – Maiduguri Governor Babagana Umara Zulum who is the Chairman of the Northeast Governors’ Forum, alongside Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State, were in Sokoto, for condolence and solidarity visit to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal over a recent attack on Goronyo market by bandits, which left about 40 dead. This was contained […]

Sokoto Govt to establish civil servants’ institute

Sokoto Govt to establish civil servants’ institute

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State says the State Government will establish a training institution for its civil servants to facilitate excellent service delivery in the state. Tambuwal dropped this hint at the swearing-in ceremony of the four newly appointed permanent secretaries and five directors-general for the state civil service on Wednesday in Sokoto. The […]

How people in Sokoto perceive the impact of COVID-19

How people in Sokoto perceive the impact of COVID-19

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a contagious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome, coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The first known case was identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. The disease has since spread worldwide, leading to the globally ravaging pandemic. COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have spread to Africa on February 14, 2020, with […]

Sokoto Diocese ordains 5 new priests

Sokoto Diocese ordains 5 new priests

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Bishop Matthew Kukah, on Thursday, ordained five new priests. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the newly ordained priests are Rev. Charles Adigwe, Rev. Bulus Bala, Rev. Akor Solomon, Rev. Okpara Oliver and Rev. Danbako Zakariya. Delivering his homily at the Holy Family Cathedral, Sokoto, […]

Constitution Review: Sultan canvasses unrestricted usage of the Hijab

Constitution Review: Sultan canvasses unrestricted usage of the Hijab

Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto, has advocated the use of Hijab by Muslim women, without restrictions and in total observance of the freedom of religion in the country. The Sultan, who is also the President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), stated this in Birnin Kebbi, on Tuesday, at […]

Sokoto govt names Technical College after retired civil servant

Sokoto govt names Technical College after retired civil servant

Sokoto State Government has renamed its Government Technical College (GTC),  Farfaru, after a renowned civil servant, Alhaji Idris Koko. Governor Aminu Tambuwal disclosed this at the presentation of the book, ”Civil Service and Governance in Nigeria: An Autobiography of Alhaji Idris Koko, (Madawakin Gwandu) on Saturday in Sokoto. Tambuwal said the decision to rename the […]

PCN seals 536 pharmacies, patent shops in Sokoto

PCN seals 536 pharmacies, patent shops in Sokoto

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has sealed 536 pharmacies and patent medicine shops in 10 local government areas of Sokoto state. The Registrar of the council, Mr Elijah Muhammad, disclosed this on Friday while briefing newsmen on the outcome of PCN enforcement in the state. Represented by the Director, Enforcement, Mr Stephen Esumobi, the […]

Christian widows, Sokoto, Zamfara IDPs, get foodstuffs from  Zakzaky

Christian widows, Sokoto, Zamfara IDPs, get foodstuffs from  Zakzaky

By Ibrahim HassanWuyo The detained leader of the Islamic Movement, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky has distributed foodstuffs worth millions of  Naira to the Zamfara and Sokoto States Internally displaced persons, IDPs, and Christian widows in Kaduna. The food items, which included bags of rice, millet and sugar were distributed on his behalf  by his son, Mohammed […]

PDP clears Sokoto LG poll

PDP clears Sokoto LG poll

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has cleared the Sokoto State local government councils poll, winning all the 23 chairmanship and 244 councillorship seats.

APC will soon crash — Sokoto Gov, Tambuwal

APC will soon crash — Sokoto Gov, Tambuwal

By Musa Na Annabi – Sokoto Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state has said the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) will soon collapse as the party had lost focus and that the citizenry no longer had confidence in the party. He added that was why he was not surprised by the decision of the […]

Tambuwal restates commitment to developing education

Tambuwal restates commitment to developing education

Governo Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto says his administration was committed to developing education in the state. Tambuwal, also the Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum, stated this in a statement by the Director-General of the forum, CID Maduabum, and issued to newsmen, on Sunday, in Abuja.

Sokoto: 600,000 Out of School Children return to classes

Sokoto: 600,000 Out of School Children return to classes

By Musa Na Annabi No fewer than 600,000 out of school children in Sokoto State are now pursuing their education as a result of the state government’s socio-economic intervention to encourage parents to support their children and wards to enrol in schools. Prior to this development, 900,000 children of school going ages in the state […]