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    Sokoto to get $6m from World Bank to ‘open up mining sector’

Sokoto to get $6m from World Bank to ‘open up mining sector’

The Sokoto state government said on Friday that it had concluded arrangements with the World Bank to access $6 million to support mining activities in the state.NAN reports that the commissioner for solid minerals and natural resources development made the disclosure at a news briefing in Sokoto.The briefing was organised by the state ministry of information as part of activities [...]

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    Tambuwal: Sokoto has created 27,166 agricultural sector jobs

Tambuwal: Sokoto has created 27,166 agricultural sector jobs

Sokoto state government says it has created no fewer than 27,166 jobs in the agricultural sector in the last two years.Governor Aminu Tambuwal said this on Wednesday at the opening of a stakeholders’ sensitisation workshop on Climate Change Adaptation and Agri-business Support.“In the period under consideration, we have supported more than 33,000 people, through the promotion of improved crop production [...]

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    67 bandits surrender arms for cash in Sokoto

67 bandits surrender arms for cash in Sokoto

At least 67 bandits have surrendered their arms in Isa local government area of Sokoto under the state government's amnesty programme.This was disclosed by Garba Moyi, the local government chairman, on Sunday.He said the amnesty programme is headed by Bashir Garba, the secretary to the state government.According to NAN, the “repentant” bandits were rewarded with cash and other gift items.Isa, [...]

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    Corps member dies of heart failure in Sokoto

Corps member dies of heart failure in Sokoto

Anthony Ochai, a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) from Benue state, has died of heart failure in Sokoto.Musa Abubakar, the state NYSC coordinator, made the disclosure in Sokoto on Friday, during the passing out ceremony of 1,411 corps members deployed to the state under the 2016 batch 'A' stream one. [...]

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    Meningitis: New strain deadlier than Ebola, says Sokoto health commissioner

Meningitis: New strain deadlier than Ebola, says Sokoto health commissioner

Balarabe Kakale, Sokoto commissioner for health, says the type 'C' strain of meningitis, which has killed forty-one people in the state, is deadlier than Ebola virus disease.Kakale, disclosed this to newsmen in Sokoto on Sunday when he gave an update on the state of high alert declared by the state government since March 20.He said that the deaths were mostly recorded [...]

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    Four suspected kidnappers arrested in Sokoto

Four suspected kidnappers arrested in Sokoto

The Sokoto state police command has confirmed the arrest of four suspected kidnappers in the metropolis.The command spokesperson, El-Mustapha Sani, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Sokoto on Saturday.Sani said that the suspects were arrested at Bazza area of the metropolis, sequel to “sustained surveillance and intelligence sharing"."The suspects are being detained at [...]

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    Two businessmen kidnapped in Sokoto

Two businessmen kidnapped in Sokoto

Labbo Giyawa and Murtala Dantata, two businessmen, were kidnapped in Sokoto state on Sunday.El-Mustapha Sani, spokesman of the Sokoto state police command, confirmed the kidnap of the men.He said they were abducted at Giyawa, Goronyo local government area of the state.“I can confirm the abduction of the two businessmen on Sunday night, at around 10pm.,” Sani said.“They were seized by [...]

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    Sokoto varsity matriculates 1,367 students — out of 12,000 candidates

Sokoto varsity matriculates 1,367 students — out of 12,000 candidates

The Sokoto State University has matriculated 1,367 students for the 2016/2017 academic session.Nuhu Yaqub, the vice-chancellor of the university, on Monday said that the new students were admitted out of over 12,000 candidates. [...]

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    INTERVIEW: What Obama taught Nigeria on recession, by Tambuwal

INTERVIEW: What Obama taught Nigeria on recession, by Tambuwal

Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, recently spoke with journalists on several issues, both local and national. He proposed expenditure on infrastructure as a way out of economic recession.The last administration promised to improve the welfare of religious and traditional rulers in the state. This includes providing them with vehicles and modernising their palaces, why haven’t you done much [...]

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    Sokoto govt to start selling petrol ‘directly’ to residents

Sokoto govt to start selling petrol ‘directly’ to residents

The Sokoto state government has announced plans to sell one million litres of petrol to motorists every week.Ibrahim Magaji, chairman of the Sokoto’s task force on the supply of petroleum products, said the government made the decision to stabilise the fuel supply situation in the state.Magaji said to achieve seamless sale of petrol products, the state government will renew its [...]

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    Tambuwal appoints businessman Magori as new chief of staff

Tambuwal appoints businessman Magori as new chief of staff

Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto, has approved the appointment of Mukhtar Umar Magori, a businessman, as his new chief of staff.Imam Imam, the governor's spokesman, said Magori was into private business until his appointment.He said Magori attended Nagarta college, Sokoto for his secondary education and obtained his first degree from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.He also said the new [...]

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    Sultan ‘worried’ by use of religious places to preach hate

Sultan ‘worried’ by use of religious places to preach hate

Sa'ad Abubakar, Sultan of Sokoto, says violence has continued to thrive in northern Nigeria because no one is punished for "criminal doings".Speaking at the opening of a meeting between the Northern Traditional Rulers Council (NTRC) and Northern States Governors’ Forum (NSGF) on Monday, the Sultan expressed worries that places of religious worship were being used to preach hate.The meeting is an [...]

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    Tambuwal warns Sokoto petrol stations: Hoard fuel, lose your ‘C of O’

Tambuwal warns Sokoto petrol stations: Hoard fuel, lose your ‘C of O’

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, has said his government will revoke the Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) of any petrol station that is found to be hoarding fuel.The governor said the fuel scarcity bedeviling Sokoto was caused by hoarders whose goal is to create artificial scarcity and sell above the official rate.He said the state government, in cooperation with [...]

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    Couple, 1-year-old son killed in Sokoto inferno

Couple, 1-year-old son killed in Sokoto inferno

Tragedy struck on Tuesday night in Sokoto when a couple and their one-year old son lost their lives in an inferno at the Gandu area, in the Sokoto-North local government Area of Sokoto state.Ibrahim Dingyadi, director-general of the State Fire Service, confirmed the incident to NAN in Sokoto on Friday.“The unfortunate incident actually resulted in the death of the couple [...]

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    We’ll push for the ban of Shi’ites, says Sokoto govt

We’ll push for the ban of Shi’ites, says Sokoto govt

Suleiman Usman, attorney-general of Sokoto state, says the government is ready to lead the campaign for the ban of the activities of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, also known as Shiites.He said this at a press briefing that held after a security meeting in the state.Usman said Sokoto decided on advocating for the ban on activities of Shiite [...]

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    Supreme court spares Tambuwal but his battle has just begun

Supreme court spares Tambuwal but his battle has just begun

Aminu Tambuwal, former speaker of the house of representatives, on Friday succeeded in retaining his position as governor of Sokoto state, but his legal battles are far from over.Although the supreme court declined to unseat him, it ordered the High Court to retry the case brought by Umaru Dahiru, a former senator, challenging the nomination of Tambuwal as candidate of the [...]

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