• Unknown Men Slit Sales Girl’s Throat in Sokoto After Attacking Her at Her Shop (Photo)

    Unknown Men Slit Sales Girl’s Throat in Sokoto After Attacking Her at Her Shop (Photo)

    Unknown men yesterday attacked a sales girl in Sokoto North Local government area.

    The men slit her throat and left her to die. She was however rescued and taken to the Sokoto general hospital where she is currently lying in critical condition. Reason for the attack is yet

  • Army Council commends establishment of 8th Division in Sokoto

    Army Council commends establishment of 8th Division in Sokoto

    The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai yesterday disclosed in Sokoto that a new Army Division has been approved by Army Council for Sokoto.

    The 8 Division of the Nigerian Army will be established in the state to enhance professionalism.

    Buratai, who noted that the new division would strengthen the security in the zone, further appreciated the cordial relationship between the 1 Brigade Nigerian Army, Sokoto and the locals.

    The Chief of Army Staff was in Sokoto on a condolence […]

  • NSCDC arrests fake currency printer, five area boys in Sokoto

    NSCDC arrests fake currency printer, five area boys in Sokoto

    It was gathered that the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps in Sokoto State have arrested one Collins Nzewewe for alleged printing of fake currencies.

    The Commandant of the corps in the state, Abdullahi Dutsin-ma, presented the suspect to newsmen on Thursday in Sokoto.

    Dutsin-ma said that the command arrested the suspect following a tip off.

    The 42-year-old Nzewewe and father of seven, confessed to newsmen that he was lured into the illegal business by a Nigerien National, called Abdulaziz.

    Dutsin-ma also said that […]

  • Sokoto State Gorvenment deploys 175 doctors, nurses and midwives to PHCs

    Sokoto State Gorvenment deploys 175 doctors, nurses and midwives to PHCs

    It was gathered that the Sokoto State Government says it has deployed 175 Medical Doctors, Nurses and Midwives to Primary Health Centres (PHCs) in Sokoto city and environs.

    The Commissioner of Health, Dr Balarabe Kakale, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto on Sunday.

    Kakale said the decision was part of measures to reduce extreme pressure on the state’s Specialist Hospital, as well as the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, in Sokoto.

    ”The deployed medical personnel comprise 23 Medical […]

  • Tambuwal urges FG to stop food exportation to curtail impending famine

    Tambuwal urges FG to stop food exportation to curtail impending famine

    Rising from concerns in some quarters of outbreak of famine in Nigeria next year, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal,  Governor of Sokoto State, has urged the Federal Government to immediately stop the export of food items to neighboring countries.

    Tambuwal expressed his opinion in Isa LGA of the state at the flag off of the 2017 dry season wheat farming. He also called on the FG to come up with emergency plans to purchase excess grains from the farmers so as to boost grain reservoirs […]

  • Late Dasuki believed in ”chop I chop” -Useni

    Late Dasuki believed in ”chop I chop” -Useni

    The Senator representing Plateau South and former FCT minister, Jeremiah Useni has stated that the late father of ex-National Security Adviser, NSA, Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd), Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki, believed in everyone getting a fair share of what is their due.

    The former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, made the remark at the floor of the Senate on Wednesday during plenary.

    Useni said, “I remember Dasuki for one thing, he once said: ‘If you chop, I chop, no problem, but […]

  • Dasuki, ex-Sultan of Sokoto, dies at 93

    Dasuki, ex-Sultan of Sokoto, dies at 93

    According to reports, the late Sultan Dasuki, father of ex-National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, was deposed in 1996 by the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, after he was installed by Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida, in 1988.  He was on the throne for eight years before his deposition and banishment to Zing, in Taraba State.

    Dasuki was the first Sultan from the Buhari line of the House of Dan Fodio. He was a close associate of Ahmadu Bello and […]

  • Checkout Emir Sanusi’s Expensive Vintage Car Spotted In Sokoto at an Event (Photos)

    Checkout Emir Sanusi’s Expensive Vintage Car Spotted In Sokoto at an Event (Photos)

    The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II was the cynosure of all eyes at the Sokoto Durbar event as he arrived in his expensive luxury vintage car.

    The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II on Saturday arrived the venue of Sokoto Durbar in a vintage car leaving everyone stunned. The royal father rode in the expensive and luxury vintage car as he was cheered by well wishers.

    Also in attendance were other royal fathers from different parts of the country […]

  • President Buhari to pay one-day working visit to Sokoto

    President Buhari to pay one-day working visit to Sokoto

    President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to pay a one-day working visit to Sokoto State on Saturday.

    The spokesman of Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, Imam Imam, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Sokoto on Friday that the President would be in the state to inspect and inaugurate some developmental projects.

    Imam said among the projects earmarked for inauguration by Buhari is the 500 units housing estate at Kalambaina, Sokoto.

    The project was initiated by former Governor Aliyu Wamakko and completed by […]

  • Sokoto gives parents N31m to send children to school

    Sokoto gives parents N31m to send children to school

    It was gathered that the Sokoto State government has disbursed N31 million to 775 beneficiaries to enable them send their children to school.

    The state commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Bala Kokani, disclosed this on Thursday at a press briefing in Sokoto.

    Mr. Kokani said that the disbursement was made under the government’s conditional cash transfer project of the Millennium Development Goals.

    He added that the state government had revived its moribund food and nutrition committee.

    Mr. Kokani said government had also conducted […]

  • Sokoto becomes first state to initiate bill for right to education

    Sokoto becomes first state to initiate bill for right to education

    Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has initiated the Right to Education Bill 2016 in recognition and protection of the right to education of children between six and 18 years in the state.

    This is the first time any state in Nigeria will seek to legally make education a fundamental human right of all children.

    The bill is one of the major components of the policy on the state of emergency in the education sector declared in the state in December […]