Monday, July 22, 2019

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    Kaduna DisCo: We’ll begin meter deployment in four states by June

Kaduna DisCo: We’ll begin meter deployment in four states by June

Kaduna electricity distribution company (DisCo) says it will begin the deployment of prepaid meters to its customers by June.In a chat with TheCable on Thursday, Abdulazeez Abdullahi, head of corporate communications of the company, said the deployment will cover its franchise areas, Kaduna, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara states.Abdullahi said the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has approved four meter asset [...]

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    Tambuwal threatens to take legal action against APC leaders over ‘falsehood’

Tambuwal threatens to take legal action against APC leaders over ‘falsehood’

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, says his government will take legal actions against the All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders "spreading falsehood" in the state.Tambuwal gave the warning in a series of tweets on Monday. However, he did not mention names of the APC leaders.The governor said their activities, if left unchecked, would undermine the peace the state is currently [...]

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    Sokoto APC: We’ll soon retrieve our stolen mandate from Tambuwal

Sokoto APC: We’ll soon retrieve our stolen mandate from Tambuwal

The Sokoto state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) says it did not lose the gubernatorial election.Speaking in an interview with NAN, Yusuf Suleiman, director general of the party’s gubernatorial campaign organisation, accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of rigging the poll in favour of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Aminu Tambuwal, incumbent governor and candidate of the PDP, [...]

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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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    EU on supplementary polls: Violence prevented us from accessing some polling units

EU on supplementary polls: Violence prevented us from accessing some polling units

The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) says it witnessed intimidation of voters and violence during the supplementary elections.The rerun held in Kano, Bauchi and Benue, Plateau and Sokoto states.In a statement, the EU EOM said police and party leaders failed to prevent attacks on electoral officials by youth gangs armed with clubs and machetes.It said due to harassment, [...]

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    Tinubu: What I use to influence elections

Tinubu: What I use to influence elections

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says his moral authority and skills as a veteran politician are his only tools for influencing elections.He spoke while reacting to the allegation by a political group that he is planning to influence the governorship rerun election in Sokoto state.The Sokoto State Coalition of PDP Supporters had accused Tinubu, Adams Oshiomhole, [...]

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    Taraba community hails army over establishment of military base

Taraba community hails army over establishment of military base

The Taraba Good Governance Council has expressed delight over the establishment of the Forward Operation Base in Gembu, Sardauna local government area of Taraba.The group, while commending the army chief for being responsive to the demand of the people, said the establishment of the base was prayer answered for the community.Leader of the group, Istifanus Kifasi, while addressing reporers in [...]

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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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    Emmanuel promises to empower Akwa Ibom youths

Emmanuel promises to empower Akwa Ibom youths

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom, state, has pledged to uphold the tenets of social contract entered with the generality of the youths in the state.He made this pledge during the end of the year 2018 get-together with the youths of Uyo senatorial district at the Christ the King Primary School ground, Wellington Bassey Way, Uyo.Accompanied by Onofiok Luke, speaker [...]

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    Ekwueme’s family says Shagari was selfless

Ekwueme’s family says Shagari was selfless

The family of former Vice-President Alex Ekwueme has described Shehu Shagari as an epitome of high moral leadership who served Nigeria without any blemish.Ekwueme, who died on November 19, 2017, was vice-president under Shagari between 1979 and 1983.In a statement signed by Goodheart Ekwueme, the former vice president's first son, the family said Shagari had the most cordial working relationship [...]

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    Olonishakin to receive award of excellence

Olonishakin to receive award of excellence

The League of Policy Analysts on Security have nominated Abayomi Olonishakin, chief of defence staff, (CDS) with the "2018 Legacy Achievers Award".Festus Akintola, executive secretary, of the group made this known at a press conference held on Monday in Lagos.The press conference was on the state of the nation and the role of the armed forces as guardian of democracy.He [...]

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    Shehu Sani: Critics of PDP rally can rent their crowd from Sudan

Shehu Sani: Critics of PDP rally can rent their crowd from Sudan

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has asked those criticising the rally of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Sokoto state to rent a crowd for their campaign in Sudan.He said this after Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, alleged that the PDP rented supporters from Niger Republic for the launch of its campaign in Sokoto on Monday.Sani said if the [...]

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    INEC confirms Tambuwal as PDP governorship candidate in Sokoto

INEC confirms Tambuwal as PDP governorship candidate in Sokoto

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto, has been confirmed as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.Festus Okoye, national commissioner and chairman, information and voter education, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), made the confirmation while speaking with New Telegraph,.Tambuwal’s name was reportedly missing from the list released by INEC for the 2019 governorship election.Manir Dan’iya was said [...]

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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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