Tag: Sokoto State

Mob Burns 13 Suspected Bandits To Ashes In Sokoto Divisional Police Headquarters
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Mob Burns 13 Suspected Bandits To Ashes In Sokoto Divisional Police Headquarters

An angry mob on Saturday attacked the divisional police headquarters in the Tangaza Local Government Area of Sokoto State, killed and later burnt 13 bandits to ashes. It was gathered that the bandits had invaded the town around 8 pm on Friday where they killed two people including a shopowner. However, on Saturday morning, angry youths joined police officers from the area to go after the bandits and as a result 13 of the suspected bandits were apprehended in Tangaza forest and were brought to the divisional police headquarters. A villager who pleaded for anonymity disclosed that when the bandits were brought into the town, residents followed the team to the divisional police station and demanded that the bandits must be killed in their presence. See Also: House Of Zamfara Speaker...
Nigeria Needs a Leader With a Broad World View – Tambuwal
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Nigeria Needs a Leader With a Broad World View – Tambuwal

Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Governors Forum, Governor Aminu Tambuwal, has said Nigeria needs a leader with a broad world view and not a provincial politician. He equally noted that the leader must be incorruptible, must be a person who understands that the best way to fight corruption is by personal example and building strong institutions capable of withstanding shocks and manipulations. Tambuwal, who is the governor of Sokoto State, said this in a statement titled, ‘2023 election: The leader Nigeria needs, by Tambuwal,’ made available to newsmen, in Abuja, on Monday, by his Media Office. He explained that there was no magic wand to curtailing insecurity other than the deployment of relevant tools of good governance, proper technology, necessary military and police equ...
Sokoto Government Approves N155million for Islamic Scholars to Spread Islam
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Sokoto Government Approves N155million for Islamic Scholars to Spread Islam

The Sokoto State Government has approved N155 million for the Ministry of Religious Affairs to provide motorcycles to Ulamas (Islamic scholars) in the state for the propagation of Islamic activities. The Commissioner of Information, Alhaji Isah Galadanchi, stated this while briefing journalists after the State Executive Council meeting on Thursday. Similarly, according to Punch, the council also approved the sum of over N196m million for the construction and tarring of a five-kilometre bye pass-road from Achida-Tungar Malam-Lambar Kwali in the Wurno Local Government Area. The commissioner added, “The council also deliberated on the recommendations of the committee set up by the state government for the upgrading of Shehu Shagari College of Education to a university of education; a...
APC will soon give way for PDP – Tambuwal
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APC will soon give way for PDP – Tambuwal

Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has disclosed that the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) will collapse in a short time, and give way for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to give Nigerians a purposeful leadership they desired. Tambuwal made the remark on Saturday at the inauguration of the party’s eastern zone council’s polls campaigns in Gwadabawa Town, headquarters of Gwadabawa Local Government Area where no fewer than 12, 000 APC members who defected to the PDP were received. He said the opposition party had since lost focus and the confidence of Nigerians for not being able to deliver its mandate as promised. Tambuwal said: “I am not surprised at the state APC’s resolution not to participate in the polls coming up on March 27. He said the electorates a...
Tambuwal Revokes Contracts Awarded by Wamakko
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Tambuwal Revokes Contracts Awarded by Wamakko

Over five major contracts including that of a General Hospital in Wamakko town awarded by the former  Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji  Aliyu Wamakko were revoked by the Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal’s led government. Also revoked are four others located at the Murtala Muhammed Hospital as follows: two additional blocks of wards, landscaping of the hospital, construction of 47 staff quarters and that of the completion of a special work at the hospital which comprises a theatre, mortuary, laundry and others. However, Tambuwal approved three  projects for execution amounting to N4 billion. The new projects comprise of two health facilities and one for education. According to the state government, the General Hospital project was abandoned in 2013. Those approved for execution...