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    In Sokoto, children stay out of school for as little as N200

In Sokoto, children stay out of school for as little as N200

What can N200 do for an entire family? How much of their needs can it solve? How sustainable can it be? Can it ever be enough when it comes with the price of depriving a child of basic education? Well, in Sokoto state, factors as insignificant as that amount of money is keeping children such as 11-year-old Maccido away from [...]

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    210 bandits ‘surrender’ in Sokoto, release captives

210 bandits ‘surrender’ in Sokoto, release captives

About 210 bandits have laid down their arms in Sokoto state. Garba Moyi, commissioner for careers and security matters in the state, made this known while commenting on the recent recovery of 102 arms from the bandits. Aminu Tambuwal, governor of the state, on Friday, handed over 102 arms and ammunition recovered from the bandits to the state police command. Moyi said this [...]

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    APC challenges Tambuwal’s victory at tribunal

APC challenges Tambuwal’s victory at tribunal

The All Progressive Congress (APC) has appealed the judgment of the election tribunal which affirmed the victory of Aminu Waziri Tambuwal as the governor of Sokoto state. Bashir Jodi, a member of the APC legal team, disclosed this in Sokoto on Wednesday. The tribunal had  dismissed the petition of Ahmed Aliyu, candidate of the APC, for failing to establish alleged claims of [...]

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    Gunmen invade Sokoto village, abduct lawmaker 

Gunmen invade Sokoto village, abduct lawmaker 

Aminu Bodai, a member of Sokoto state house of assembly, has been kidnapped. Muhammad Abubakar, spokesman of the state police command, disclosed this to TheCable on Thursday. He said gunmen stormed the lawmaker’s residence in Denge Shuni local government and whisked him away in the early hours of the day. “At about 1:30am today, we received an information at Denge Shuni division that [...]

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    30 school principals demoted in Sokoto over ‘partisanship’

30 school principals demoted in Sokoto over ‘partisanship’

The Sokoto state government has demoted at least 30 secondary school principals in the state, according to Daily Trust. Muhammad Musa, president of the All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools, and his secretary. Musa could not confirm whether the development was politically motivated, as he said civil servants have accepted it in good faith. One of the demoted principals, who pleaded anonymity, [...]

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    Sokoto PDP asks APC to concede, says ‘money can’t change the people’s will’

Sokoto PDP asks APC to concede, says ‘money can’t change the people’s will’

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Sokoto state has asked the All Progressives Congress (APC) to accept defeat in the governorship election and stop "hallucinating with false accusations". In a statement on Tuesday, the party taunted the APC in the state for losing the election "notwithstanding hiring of political thugs and vote buying". PDP's Aminu Tambuwal defeated Ahmad Aliyu of the APC [...]

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    PHOTOS: Thousands throng Sokoto stadium for Buhari’s campaign rally

PHOTOS: Thousands throng Sokoto stadium for Buhari’s campaign rally

A mammoth crowd thronged the Sokoto stadium on Wednesday as President Muhammadu Buhari held his re-election campaign rally in the state. Buhari, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), pledged to protect the integrity of Nigerians and safeguard their trust at all times. He said his administration has succeeded in fighting corruption, revamping agriculture and improving security. “We have succeeded in fighting Boko [...]

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    APC will soon take over Sokoto, says Wamakko as PDP loses ‘50,000’ members

APC will soon take over Sokoto, says Wamakko as PDP loses ‘50,000’ members

The re-election bid of Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto governor, took a hit on Thursday as a reported 50,000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). According to NAN, the defectors were received by senator Aliyu Wammako, APC chieftain and Tambuwal’s former political associate. Among the defectors were former special advisers to governor Aminu Tambuwal, former local [...]

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    Tambuwal nominates Dan’iya as Sokoto deputy gov

Tambuwal nominates Dan’iya as Sokoto deputy gov

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, has nominated Manir Dan’iya as his deputy to replace Ahmed Aliyu, who resigned November 13. Tambuwal disclosed this in a letter presented at the state house of assembly on Wednesday by Salihu Maidaji, the speaker. “Following the vacancy created in the office of the Deputy Governor of Sokoto state by voluntary resignation of Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu,” [...]

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    One killed as ‘thugs’ attack Tambuwal’s convoy in Sokoto

One killed as ‘thugs’ attack Tambuwal’s convoy in Sokoto

The police command in Sokoto has confirmed the death of one person as a result of stray bullets fired when suspected hoodlums attacked governor Aminu Tambuwal’s motorcade on Saturday. Cordelia Nwawe, the command’s spokesperson, said one other person who was injured during the incident had been hospitalised. NAN reports that the PDP had organised a reception rally to welcome Tambuwal after his [...]

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    Tambuwal parts ways with 252 aides loyal to APC (updated)

Tambuwal parts ways with 252 aides loyal to APC (updated)

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, has parted ways with 252 special advisers and assistants. Abubakar Shekara, director-general, media and public affairs to Tambuwal, made this known in a statement issued on Sunday. He said: "The governor of Sokoto state, Rt Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has directed the termination of the appointment of all special assistants from the service of the state [...]

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    FAAN cautions politicians to abide by safety rules — after ‘invasion’ of Sokoto airport

FAAN cautions politicians to abide by safety rules — after ‘invasion’ of Sokoto airport

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has cautioned politicians against violating safety and security rules at the airports, particularly as the 2019 elections are approaching. The government agency gave the warning after some political supporters broke through security barriers and invaded the Sultan Abubakar III International Airport in Sokoto on Friday. Aliyu Wamakko, former governor of Sokoto, and currently a senator [...]

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    Tambuwal didn’t offer any lawmaker money to leave APC, says group

Tambuwal didn’t offer any lawmaker money to leave APC, says group

Tambuwal Youths Movement, a group loyal to Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, says the politician who recently defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) did not offer money to any lawmaker in the state to join him in his new party. E. E. Anifowoshe, national publicity secretary of the group, said this while responding [...]

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    18 of 30 Sokoto assembly members dump APC for PDP

18 of 30 Sokoto assembly members dump APC for PDP

Eighteen out of the 30 members of the Sokoto state house of assembly on Wednesday defected from the All Progressive Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Salihu Maidaji, speaker of the assembly, announced this hour after news broke that Aminu Tambuwal, the governor, had returned to the PDP. Maidaji is among the 18 members who pulled out of the APC. Maidaji [...]

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    Tambuwal dissolves cabinet

Tambuwal dissolves cabinet

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, has dissolved the state executive council “with immediate effect”. Abubakar Shekara, director-general, media and public affairs to the governor, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday. “The dissolution is aimed at restructuring and restrategising the cabinet for optimum efficiency and service delivery to the good people of Sokoto,” the statement read. The commissioners were directed to hand [...]

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    Flyovers and bridges not priority of Sokoto people, says Tambuwal

Flyovers and bridges not priority of Sokoto people, says Tambuwal

Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto governor, says the needs of his state are basic social amenities and infrastructure. He said the priorities of Sokoto people were different from other states, particularly those inaugurating bridges and flyovers. The governor made this known to civil servants and heads of government agencies who paid him the traditional Sallah homage at government house on Sunday in Sokoto. Tambuwal said [...]

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