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    Four engineering courses approved for Usmanu Danfodiyo University

Four engineering courses approved for Usmanu Danfodiyo University

Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, has gotten the approval of National Universities Commission (NUC), to commence four core engineering programmes.Abdullahi Zuru, the vice-chancellor of the university, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday. [...]

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    Come back to power, Sokoto residents ‘beg’ Jonathan

Come back to power, Sokoto residents ‘beg’ Jonathan

Some residents of Sokoto state are appealing to former President Goodluck Jonathan to return to office.The immediate past president visited the state on Wednesday to pay a condolence visit to the family of Ibrahim Dasuki, the 18th sultan of Sokoto.Pictures of the warm welcome he received were circulated on social media. One of the placards of the youths, who lined [...]

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    USAID signs MoU to improve primary education in Sokoto

USAID signs MoU to improve primary education in Sokoto

The U.S. government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Sokoto state to support and improve the education sector.The five-year MoU will be facilitated through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). [...]

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    EXTRA: Obasanjo, Kukah turn horse riders in Sokoto

EXTRA: Obasanjo, Kukah turn horse riders in Sokoto

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Matthew Kukah, Catholic archbishop of Sokoto diocese were among the 3,000 horsemen at a grand Durbar held to mark the 10th coronation anniversary of Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto.The occasion was witnessed by dignitaries such as President Muhammadu Buhari; former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar; Senate President Bukola Saraki; and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house [...]

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    Anti-graft war: Anyone arrested should answer his name, says Sultan

Anti-graft war: Anyone arrested should answer his name, says Sultan

Sa’ad Abubakar III, Sultan of Sokoto, has advised Nigerians to stop hiding behind religion, politics and tribal affiliations to perpetuate crime.Sultan, who is the president-general, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), said this on Thursday in Sokoto while speaking at an international symposium on the Sokoto caliphate.“People hide under politics to say or do certain things that are totally [...]

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    Sokoto community to lose title of ‘only LG without senior secondary school in Nigeria’

Sokoto community to lose title of ‘only LG without senior secondary school in Nigeria’

Gudu, the only local government area without senior secondary school in Nigeria, is finally set to have one.Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Sokoto state governor, at the weekend laid the foundation for the construction of a new secondary school in Balle, headquarters of Gudu local government. [...]

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    INFERNO: Woman dies rescuing 2 children but they didn’t survive

INFERNO: Woman dies rescuing 2 children but they didn’t survive

Blessing Arigi-OsakweA 42-year-old mother, , lost her life while attempting to save her two children from an inferno in Sokoto.The children also lost their lives during the incident, which happened in the early hours of Saturday at their house along Trade Fair, Old Airport area of Sokoto.While the two children were recovered dead, their mother died in a hospital on [...]

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    Economic challenges just for the short term, says Tambuwal

Economic challenges just for the short term, says Tambuwal

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, says despite the economic challenges currently confronting the country, there is hope that measures put in place by the government will yield positive result and return Nigeria to path of growth and financial stability.In a message to commemorate this year's Eid-el-Kabir Sallah celebration issued in Sokoto by Imam Imam, his spokesman, Tambuwal said reforms instituted by [...]

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    Hajj: Sokoto to punish erring pilgrims

Hajj: Sokoto to punish erring pilgrims

Sokoto state government has set a tribunal to prosecute any pilgrim found wanting at home and in the holy land.Ibrahim Umar, director-general, Sokoto State Pilgrims Welfare Agency, disclosed this during an interview with NAN.Umar said the agency would not compromise on the security, discipline, comfort and welfare of its pilgrims."The tribunal, headed by Tambari Yabo, a retired assistant inspector general of police, is [...]

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    Every year, 2, 000 women in Sokoto ‘lose their lives’ to pregnancy-related issues

Every year, 2, 000 women in Sokoto ‘lose their lives’ to pregnancy-related issues

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, says no fewer than 2,000 women in the state lose their lives annually due to pregnancy-related issues.Tambuwal made the disclosure in Sokoto at the opening of a five-day stakeholders monitoring and evaluation workshop on strengthening health outcome for women and children project."No fewer than 150 to 200 children in every 1000 under-five children in [...]

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    Sokoto to administer preventive malaria drugs to 1.8m kids

Sokoto to administer preventive malaria drugs to 1.8m kids

The Sokoto state government is set to administer malaria drugs to 1.8 million children in the state to prevent them from being infected by it.Aminu Tambuwal, governor of the state, said this Monday when he inaugurated a house-to-house campaign for the administration of malaria preventive drugs to an estimated 1.8 million kids.Speaking at Isa, headquarters of Isa local government area, [...]

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    Gunmen kill Lebanese who spent 30 years teaching mathematics in Sokoto

Gunmen kill Lebanese who spent 30 years teaching mathematics in Sokoto

Moin Amsuri, a Lebanese who spent 30 years of his life teaching mathematics in different schools in Sokoto state, has been murdered.According to El-Mustapha Sani, spokesman of the Sokoto state police command, Amsuri was killed on Thursday.Sani said armed robbers could likely be behind the tragic incident, disclosing that investigation was ongoing.“The deceased was suspected to have been killed by [...]

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    UPDATED: A lady is SUG president in northern Nigeria – for the ‘first time in 30 years’

UPDATED: A lady is SUG president in northern Nigeria – for the ‘first time in 30 years’

Amina Yahaya has achieved the feat of becoming the first female student union leader in northern Nigeria — for the first time in more than three decades.Aside breaking the norm of male leadership, Yahaya, a 400 level student of English, is also the first woman to lead the students of Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto state.Najatu Mohammed, prominent activist and politician, became the [...]

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    Sokoto uncovers ‘13,000 ghost workers’

Sokoto uncovers ‘13,000 ghost workers’

The Sokoto state government says it has discovered at least 12,915 ghost workers whose names were added into the payroll of the 23 local government areas of the state.Mannir Dan-Iya, commissioner for local governments and community development, disclosed this at a media briefing on Thursday."The ministry, through the monitoring department and other stakeholders has concluded a local government junior staff [...]

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    Fire guts multimillion naira property in Sokoto market

Fire guts multimillion naira property in Sokoto market

A fire outbreak on Sunday night destroyed goods and properties worth millions of naira at the old market in Sokoto.The fire, which started around 10.00 pm lasted for about three hours before it was put off by firemen, traders and good Samaritans, including Aminu Tambuwal, the governor.The market, locally known as Kasuwar Dan-Jabalu, is reputed for selling clothing materials, foot [...]

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    This LGA has no senior secondary school and only one female JSS student. That’s about to change

This LGA has no senior secondary school and only one female JSS student. That’s about to change

Gudu, the only local government area in Nigeria without a senior secondary school, is about to get rid of that unwanted record.The LGA, in Sokoto state, boasts of one of the most unenviable statistics in the world of education: a 2013 survey showed that out of 1890 students in junior secondary schools in the council, only one of them is a female.The [...]

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