13 killed in Sokoto boat mishap

Thirteen persons, including women and children, have been killed in a boat mishap that occurred in Shagari Local Government Area of Sokoto State on Thursday. The victims were said to be traveling from Doruwa to Ginga when the boat capsized.…

Tambuwal urges Nigerian leaders to emulate Jakande

Gov. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto has called on leaders in the country to emulate the life and times of late Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande, former Works Minister and first civilian governor of Lagos state, who passed on last month.…

Gunmen abduct housewife in Sokoto (Punch)

The Sokoto State Police Command has confirmed the disappearance of a pregnant housewife suspected to have been kidnapped by unknown gunmen. The victim, Luba Bello, was reportedly abducted in her matrimonial home in the early hours of Thursday, at about…

Spare nobody in fight against hate speech, sultan tells government (Guardian)

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, yesterday charged the Federal Government to be “decisive in dealing with those who are bent on heating up the polity with hate speeches, no matter how highly placed they may be.” Abubakar,…

Sokoto not your origin – Group tells Atiku (Nation)

Contrary to his claim of Sokoto as origin, a group under the auspices of ‘Concerned Citizens of Sokoto State, has disowned the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party  (PDP), and Nigeria’s former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, saying that,…

Yoruba monarchs in North not accorded respect –Sokoto Yoruba leader (Punch)

Oba of Yoruba in Sokoto, Abdulfatai Coker, has said that the Yoruba monarchs in the Northern part of the country should be appreciated and respected for sustaining the culture and tradition of the Yoruba in the region Coker, who was…

Thumb-printed ballot papers in vehicle for voter education, says police (Guardian)

Sokoto State Police Command has explained that ballot papers that were discovered in a vehicle were meant for voter education purposes and not thumb-printed for voting as speculated in the public. Police officers in Sokoto had on Sunday, February 17,…

We’re sacked, not resigned, Tambuwal’s ex-aides insist

Some aides of Sokoto State Govenor, Aminu Tambuwal, contrary to news sorounding the resignation of their appointment, said they were sacked. The development is a twist in an announcement earlier by Hon. Dasuki Haske, who addressed journalists Sunday in Sokoto.…

Buhari not healthy, cabal running his govt – Tambuwal (Punch)

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has affirmed that it is true that President Muhammadu Buhari has health challenges and also accused a cabal of running his (Buhari”s) government. Tambuwal also declared that he had been under tremendous pressure…

‘Tambuwal must resign now’ (Vanguard)

A Group of ‘Concerned Citizens of Sokoto State’ has called on Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal to resign his position as governor following his defection to People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Addressing a press conference…

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