Photos: Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal’s Son Graduates From UK University

The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal was in the United Kingdom for the graduation ceremony of his son. The governor’s son, Najib Waziri, graduated with a law degree over the weekend. Friends and family were present to celebrate the academic achievement. See photos below: The post Photos: Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal’s Son Graduates…

Minister of Water Resources Meets Sokoto Governor Tambuwal

Water resources minister, Suleiman Adamu says he will continue to strengthen ties with private organizations and state governments to bring back the irrigation system to support all year round farming across the country. The minister was speaking while on courtesy visit to Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state. Sokoto state boasts of major dams –…

Accused of electoral fraud, Tambuwal storms court with 35 lawyers.

How long more should Aminu Tambuwal remain as governor of Sokoto State? This and some other issues are what a Federal High Court sitting in a Abuja would determine in the days ahead. However, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, began his defence Tuesday on a rather flamboyant note. Accompanied by 35 lawyers, he stormed…

How Nigeria can get out of recession – Tambuwal

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal fielded questions from journalists in Sokoto on wide range of issues affecting his state and the country. He gave his frank assessment of the measures needed to take Nigeria out of recession. The last administration promised to improve the welfare of religious and traditional rulers in the state. This includes providing……

Tambuwal Dissolves Internal Revenue Board, Appoints New Team

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has approved the dissolution of the management committee of Sokoto State Bard of Internal Revenue. With this new directive, the former team, headed by Musa Muhammad Maccido, has been asked to hand over the affairs to the newly-appointed Interim Management Committee pending when a substantive board will be appointed. A statement……

Tambuwal signs Sokoto’s N204.3bn 2017 budget into law

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal Friday night signed into law the state’s 2017 appropriation bill of over N204.3 billion. Speaking at the event, Tambuwal expressed delight at the timely passage of the budget document by the state House of Assembly. He said now that it has become a law, its provisions will be diligently implemented for……

Sokoto gets new NYSC Coordinator

The management of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) has posted a new Coordinator to Sokoto State. The new Coordinator is Alhaji Musa Abubakar, who was redeployed to the state from Bauchi State. Information on the redeployment is in a statement by the scheme’s Spokesman in Sokoto State, Mr Sani Idris in Sokoto on Monday….

Fire kills 12, destroys N 2.1b properties in Sokoto–DG

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State No fewer than twelve persons died as a result of 385 fire incidents in Sokoto State from January till December this year, according to the Director-General of the State Fire Service Department, Alhaji Ibrahim Dingyadi. Dingyadi revealed in Sokoto on Monday that properties worth over N 2.1 billion were…

Sokoto test runs N3.8bn 38MW Independent Power Project

Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto state gov Sokoto State Government on Wednesday commenced the test running of its N3.8 billion Independent Power Project (IPP), whose contract was awarded in November 2008. The project has the installed capacity of a minimum of 30 megawatts and a maximum of 38 megawatts. The Chief Operating Officer of the contracting firm,…

NLC Communique On The State Of The Nation

The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has issued a communique after its meeting at Dankani Guest Palace Hotel, Sokoto on Thursday, November 10, 2016, to review the state of the nation and also look at that union’s and the plight of workers and pensioners. This was disclosed in a communique…

News Summary on NTA, 9th Nov 2016; Buhari Inaugurates Edo State University, U.S Election Update, etc.

President Buhari Inaugurates Edo State University   President Muhammadu Buhari has restated his administration’s commitment to meet the needs of the ordinary people through provision of social amenities and infrastructure that have direct bearing on the well being of the citizens. President Buhari stated this in Iyamho, Edo state while inaugurating the newly constructed Edo state…

President Buhari to pay one-day working visit to Sokoto

Muhammadu Buhari is expected to pay a one-day working visit to Sokoto State on Saturday. The Spokesman of Gov. Aminu Tambuwal, Imam Imam, told the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) in Sokoto on Friday that the President would be in the state to inspect and inaugurate some developmental projects. Gov Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto State Governor  …

Nigerian Army and Sokoto State To Establish New Schools

…Sokoto State and Nigerian Army To Establish New Schools Imam Imam, Sokoto: While one of the schools, a primary, will have boarding facilities that will cater for children aged between five to 12 years, the other, a secondary school, will be for day students and will be sited at the Giginya Barracks, Sokoto. A press…

3.6m Doses of Anti-Malaria Drugs To Be Administered In Sokoto

Mosquito and Malaria Outbreak In Sokoto …Sokoto to administer 3.6m doses of anti-malaria drugs Imam Imam, Sokoto: Following reported outbreak of malaria in some parts of Sokoto town which has led to the death of five persons in a month, the state government said it will administer 3.6 million doses of anti-malaria drugs on the…

Malaria kills 48 in Sokoto

Mosquito, agent of Malaria An outbreak of malaria has claimed no fewer than 48 lives in Gandu area, Sokoto North Local Government of Sokoto State in the last one month. The Officer in Charge of Kofar Kade Clinic, Mrs Rabi Ahmed-Gandi, disclosed this in Sokoto on Friday when she received the second consignment of free…

Sokoto To Establish Customary Courts For Non-Muslims

The Sokoto State Government plans to establish Area Customary Courts and Customary Court of Appeal, the Commissioner for Justice, Suleiman Usman, has said. Usman made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Sokoto on Wednesday. Usman said: “The Area Customary Courts will be established in the headquarters of the 23…

NSCDC declares two men wanted for amputation

NSCDC operatives The Sokoto State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has declared two men wanted for allegedly amputating the hands and legs of one Shafiu Aminu Arzika in Sokoto. The state commandant of the corps, Alhaji Babangida Aliyu, made the disclosure on Friday in Sokoto in an interview with News…

3,770 Sokoto State pilgrims return home- DG

Pilgrims arriving Nigeria from Saudi Arabia No fewer than 3,770 pilgrims from Sokoto State have been transported back to Nigeria after successfully performing the 2016 Hajj. The Director-General of the state’s Pilgrims Welfare Agency( PWA),Alhaji Ibrahim Umar, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto on Tuesday. Umar said the pilgrims were…

Independence: NSCDC mobilises 300 personnel in Sokoto

NSCDC operatives The Sokoto State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps ( NSCDC), said it had mobilised 300 of its personnel for peaceful Independence day celebration in the state. Alhaji Aliyu Babangida, the Commandant of the Corps, disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto on Friday….

Police tasks Sokoto residents to be security conscious

The Police Command in Sokoto State has advised residents to be watchful and security conscious during and after the Independence day celebrations. The Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Mohammed Abdulkadir, told the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) in Sokoto on Friday that the command had adopted some proactive security measures that would enable residents to…

Gudu, The Only Local Government Without Senior Secondary School In Nigeria

Imam Imam, Sokoto: Tambuwal lays foundation for a new school in Gudu, the only LGA without senior secondary school in Nigeria Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal at the weekend laid the foundation for the construction of a new secondary school in Balle, headquarters of Gudu Local Government, with it closing the chapter for the town being…

1,000 Sokoto pilgrims back

Pilgrims arriving Nigeria from Saudi Arabia No fewer than 1,000 pilgrims from Sokoto State have been transported back to Nigeria through the Sultan Abubakar III International Airport in the state. Alhaji Faruk Umar, the Public Relations Officer in the Sokoto State Muslim Welfare Agency, made this known in Sokoto on Saturday. He said that the…

Malaria prevention worker drowns in Sokoto State, 3 others injured

A malaria prevention worker has drowned in Bafarawa River in Isa Local Government Area of Sokoto State, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The deceased was travelling with three other colleagues in a canoe to Bafarawa town on Tuesday when it capsised. The deceased, (name withheld), and the three others, who were rescued, were…

Tragedy: Malaria prevention worker drowns in Sokoto State, 3 others injured

A malaria prevention worker has drowned in Bafarawa River in Isa Local Government Area of Sokoto State, the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) reports. The deceased was travelling with three other colleagues in a canoe to Bafarawa town on Tuesday when it capsised. The deceased, (name withheld), and the three others, who were rescued,…

Tambuwal, Sultan visit flood victims

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal alongside Sultan Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, recently, assessed the damage done by thunderstorm and flood at Tudu village and surrounding communities in Dange Shuni Local Government Area of Sokoto State. Incessant rain and rising water level destroyed more than 100 homes, while a toddler was reported dead in the village. Addressing victims…