Monday, February 18, 2019

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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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    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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