Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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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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    Wamakko says Tambuwal, Saraki will regret defecting to ‘dead’ PDP

Wamakko says Tambuwal, Saraki will regret defecting to ‘dead’ PDP

Aliyu Wamakko, senator representing Sokoto north, says Aminu Tambuwal, governor of his state, and others who defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will regret the move.Before Tambuwal moved to the PDP, Senate President Bukola Saraki, several lawmakers and two governors had already defected from the ruling party.Wamakko commented on the defections on Saturday at a rally held in support [...]

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    PHOTOS: Massive crowd as Wamakko tests APC’s popularity in Sokoto

PHOTOS: Massive crowd as Wamakko tests APC’s popularity in Sokoto

Shortly after Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto governor, defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), his predecessor, Aliyu Wamakko, reacted by saying people will know who runs the state when he returns home.And just as he boasted, a towering crowd on Saturday trooped out to the streets of Sokoto to receive the senator.Wamakko, who represents Sokoto-north, had maintained that despite the governor's [...]

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    Wamakko on Tambuwal’s defection: When I go back to Sokoto, you’ll see who’s really in charge

Wamakko on Tambuwal’s defection: When I go back to Sokoto, you’ll see who’s really in charge

Aliyu Wamakko, senator representing Sokoto north, says in a few days time, it will be clear which party is really in control of the state.Wamakko said this in reaction to the defection of Aminu Tambuwal, the state governor, from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Tambuwal was elected speaker of the house of representatives under the [...]

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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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    ‘Buhari abandoned Jonathan’s projects’, ‘APC raping democracy’ — five issues Tambuwal raised in defection speech

‘Buhari abandoned Jonathan’s projects’, ‘APC raping democracy’ — five issues Tambuwal raised in defection speech

After months of speculation, Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, has finally defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Four years ago, the governor had left the PDP while serving as the speaker of the house of representatives to join forces with then-opposition APC. What prompted his return to the party?Addressing his supporters in Sokoto, [...]

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    Time to listen to Governor Aminu Tambuwal

Time to listen to Governor Aminu Tambuwal

BY ANAYO UDEThe media has been awash with reports on the recent comments of the Governor of Sokoto state, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, CFR, on the wanton killings around the country. In the comments credited to the erudite former speaker on the state of insecurity in the country, he took to the cleaners the security policies of the present [...]

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    OBITUARY: Imam, the golden candle who lit numerous lives

OBITUARY: Imam, the golden candle who lit numerous lives

On April 15, one Peter Onyeneye, a Facebook friend of Imam Imam, journalist, writer, public relations expert and a true gentleman, wrote: "Dear Imam, may God continue to prosper your work and protect your family."In his one-word response, Imam said: "Ameeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen."Three days earlier, Imam had written, still on Facebook, "I thank God for people who put out their necks [...]

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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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    Buhari meets northern govs over oil search, insurgency

Buhari meets northern govs over oil search, insurgency

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto, on Monday met with President Muhammadu Buhari over the possible exploration of crude oil in his state.Speaking with journalists after the meeting, Tambuwal said the "abundant" oil in the Sokoto basin would enhance electricity supply.The governor said if the crude is explored, there would no longer be need for the construction of pipelines from the [...]

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    Northern governors speak on trip to south-east

Northern governors speak on trip to south-east

Governors from the northern part of the country say their visit to the south-east is to make the people of the region know that they are with them in this period of “heightened tension”.The governors said this in a statement issued by Imam Imam, spokesman of Aminu Tambuwal, their Sokoto state counterpart.TheCable had earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari sent [...]

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    Sokoto’s Sonsonin Bancho: When water creates a future of hope

Sokoto’s Sonsonin Bancho: When water creates a future of hope

Development of rural communities has been a source of concern to governments and development agencies for more than a century. Experts are of the view that development will remain insignificant if it does not positively affect the lives of people at the grassroots level.Recognising this fact, various governments have implemented policies in rural areas in order to enhance the living [...]

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    Sultan: Let’s focus on devolution of economy — NOT restructuring

Sultan: Let’s focus on devolution of economy — NOT restructuring

Sa’ad Abubakar, sultan of Sokoto, on Monday called on Nigerians to focus on devolution of economy rather than restructuring the country.Abubakar made the call at the Niger state investment summit in Minna.The summit which attracted economic experts, industrialists and manufacturers as well as some state governors across the country, was organised to attract investors in various fields to boost the [...]

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    Wammako, Sokoto rep, is dead

Wammako, Sokoto rep, is dead

Abdullahi Wammako, a member of the house of representatives from Sokoto state, is dead.Wammako died at an Abuja hospital after a brief illness.A first term lawmaker, he represented Kware/Wammako federal constituency.He contested and won the 2015 parliamentary election under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Reacting to the sad news, Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, expressed "heartfelt condolences" to the government [...]

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