The Metamorphosis, delays of corruption case against Bafarawa

The Metamorphosis, delays of corruption case against Bafarawa By Abdallah el-Kurebe Former Sokoto state governor, Attahiru Dalhatu Bafarawa has, since he left office on May 29, 2007 been haunted by Nigeria’s anti-corruption body, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged corruption. Questions are asked as to whether politics is playing some roles, especially…

7,220 physically-challenged persons get N46.93m allowances

7,220 physically-challenged persons get N46.93m allowances By Abdallah el-Kurebe As monthly allowances for the month of August, 7,220 physically-challenged persons in Sokoto state on Friday received the sum of N46.93 million from the state government. The payment exercise, which began in 2007, is conducted through the state Zakkat and Endowment Committee began with the destitutes…

Ebola: 25 year old tests negative in Sokoto

Ebola: 25 year old tests negative in Sokoto By Abdallah el-Kurebe As the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) spreads across the country against the efforts of the Federal government to contain it, a 25-year old patient, who was brought to the Accident and Emergency Unit of the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital (UDUTH), Sokoto with the…

GM not riskier that conventional technologies – Says Food safety boss

GM not riskier that conventional technologies – Says Food safety boss By Abdallah el-Kurebe The Chief Executive of the Food Safety Authority Ireland (FSAI), Alan Reilly has said that conclusions from researches conducted on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) have indicated that GM technology was not riskier than conventional technology. The comments contained in FSAI’s newsletter, questioned…