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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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    Imam Imam, Tambuwal’s spokesman and seasoned journalist, is dead

Imam Imam, Tambuwal’s spokesman and seasoned journalist, is dead

Imam Imam, spokesman of Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto governor, is dead.Imam died at about 3am on Friday at the Nizamieye Turkish Hospital in Abuja.Abubakar Imam, his younger brother, confirmed his death.The deceased, 41, will be buried at the Al-Nur Mosque, Abuja after Jummat prayers.Imam, who studied mass communication at Kaduna Polytechnic, began his journalism career at Millennium Weekly newspaper in 2000 [...]

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    Science students given priority as Usmanu Danfodiyo varsity admits 5,325

Science students given priority as Usmanu Danfodiyo varsity admits 5,325

The Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, on Saturday matriculated 5,325 students admitted for the 2017/2018 academic session. [...]

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    Aero aircraft makes emergency landing in Sokoto over ‘faulty gear’

Aero aircraft makes emergency landing in Sokoto over ‘faulty gear’

An Aero Contractors flight from Sokoto to Abuja made an emergency landing on Wednesday due to a faulty landing gear.The Boeing 737/500 aircraft was said to have touched down at the Sultan Abubakar III Airport, Sokoto, at about 2:45pm while the passengers were asked to disembark and wait at the departure lounge for further briefing.Ismail Sani, one of the passengers, said [...]

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    31% of teachers in Sokoto ‘not qualified but can be trained’

31% of teachers in Sokoto ‘not qualified but can be trained’

A committee set up by the Sokoto state government says thirty-one per cent of public school teachers in the state are not qualified to be teachers.The committee, set up to proffer solutions to challenges confronting the education sector in the state, also said 73 per cent of the teachers lacked computer skills.Shadi Sabeh, chairman of the committee's needs assessment sub-committee, [...]

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    Number of out-of-school children in Sokoto ‘drops by half’

Number of out-of-school children in Sokoto ‘drops by half’

Muhammad Muhuiddin, a UNICEF officer, says the number of out-of-school children in Sokoto has dropped to 37 percent.It was 69 percent in 2015 — the highest in the country.Muhuiddin, who is the outgoing chief of field officer for Sokoto, Zamfara and Kebbi states, spoke on Tuesday at a reception organised in his honour by the Sokoto state government.He said the multiple [...]

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    Civil defence discovers illegal refinery in Sokoto

Civil defence discovers illegal refinery in Sokoto

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it has discovered an illegal refinery, operated in a rented apartment in Sokoto state.Babangida Dutsin-ma, the NSCDC commandant in the state, made this known in an interview with NAN on Friday in Sokoto.Dutsin-ma said the commandant’s surveillance team discovered the “mini-refinery” located in a rented apartment owned by a popular Sokoto [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Axe dangles over Ahmadu Bello’s grandson as crisis brews in sultanate council

EXCLUSIVE: Axe dangles over Ahmadu Bello’s grandson as crisis brews in sultanate council

The source added: "After the peace parley at the palace, EFCC wrote to Danbaba requesting he appears before them to explain his role in the Paris Club refunds saga, and to brief them on the contract he allegedly abandoned in Taraba after collecting funds. "Sensing the opportunity to involve the sultanate council, he asked the kingmakers to intervene and seek a [...]

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    100 houses destroyed, one dead as rainstorm ravages Sokoto LG

100 houses destroyed, one dead as rainstorm ravages Sokoto LG

One person died while more than 100 houses were destroyed when rainstorm swept through 15 villages in Illela local government area of Sokoto state, Abdullahi Haruna, the council chairman, told journalists on Sunday.Haruna said seven other persons, including a mother and her three children, sustained various degrees of injuries during the rainstorm which happened on Friday.He added that six out of [...]

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    Recession has slowed us down in Sokoto, says Tambuwal

Recession has slowed us down in Sokoto, says Tambuwal

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto, says the recession in the country has hindered his administration's zeal to do more for the people of the state.Speaking at stakeholders’ meeting of All Progressives Congress (APC) Party in the state on Sunday, Tambuwal said the "unfortunate situation" has slowed his administration down.He said in spite of the difficult economic situation, the government is [...]

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