Youths Are Catalyst For Political Development, Says Kano UPN Guber Candidate

By Abdallah el-Kurebe The governorship candidate of the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) in Kano state, Alhaji Abubakar Kyado has said that the youths are a global catalyst for political development. He said during the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the party in Sokoto Thursday that while the youths, who are the leaders of…

Court Rules Against Deployment of Military For Elections

By Abdallah el-Kurebe The Federal High Court sitting in Sokoto on Thursday ruled against the deployment of the military for elections security. Judgement in the suit instituted against the Attorney General of the Federation and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), was delivered upon an Originating Summons dated October 22, 2014. Justice Rilwan Mohammed granted…

It’s Unconstitutional To Deploy Military For Elections – Court

By Abdallah el-Kurebe Justice Mohammed Rilwan of Federal High Court Sokoto has ruled that it is unconstitutional for the military to be deployed for election purpose. Delivering the Judgement today, he stressed that other than for the purposes of protecting the Nigeria’s territorial integrity, there is no constitutional provision that allows for the deployment of…

Vigilante Group Invades Five Sokoto Villages, Kills 16 People

By Abdallah el-Kurebe A Vigilante Group allegedly from Zamfara state, on Sunday invaded five villages in Rabah local government of Sokoto state. Briefing news men at the headquarters of the Police Command on Monday, the Commissioner of Police (CP), Shuaibu Lawal Gambo the group were allegedly invited by the communities because some people there were…

Retract Your Violent Steps, Tambuwal Tells Politicians

By Abdallah el-Kurebe Speaker of the House of Representatives and All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Sokoto state said that the current scale of violence introduced by politicians in the country must stop. He stated this at an interactive session with the leadership of students of all tertiary institutions in the state in Sokoto…

DPR Seals Two Filling Stations in Sokoto

By Abdallah el-Kurebe The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed two filling stations who are major marketers in Sokoto for defying the directives issued by the Federal government for filling stations to reduce pump prices of petroleum products from N97 to N87 per litre. According to Salihu Moriki, the Operations Controller of DPR in…

Disappoint Prophets of Doom, UN tells FG

By Abdallah el-Kurebe The United Nations (UN) Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mohammed Ibn Chambas has called on the local, state, federal governments and all Nigerians to be mindful of their roles and ensure the conduct of credible elections. He spoke during a courtesy visit on Governor Aliyu Wamakko at his residence in Sokoto…

JOHESU Strike: Leave Us Out, UDUTH CMD tells Union

By Abdallah el-Kurebe The management of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital (UDUTH) has lamented that the Hospital should not be part of the ongoing national strike of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU). The Chief Managing Director (CMD) of the Hospital, Dr. Yakubu Ahmed told news men in his office on Saturday that far as…

APC Rejects Dasuki’s Proposal to Postpone Election

By Abdallah el-Kurebe The All Progressive Party (APC) has rejected the proposal made by the National Security Adviser (NSA), retired Col. Sambo Dasuki for the postponement of the February general elections. Communicating the rejection through Governor Aliyu Wamakko during the Presidential campaign of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Sokoto on Thursday, the party said…

Gov. Wamakko, Sokoto Police Draw Battle Line

By Abdallah el-Kurebe The rosy relationship that exists between Sokoto State Command of the Nigeria Police and Sokoto state government seem to be strained with the recent exchange of bitterness against each other. The stained relationship got worse when on Tuesday at the Police Command, the Commissioner of Police (CP), Shuaibu Lawal Gambo responded before…

Charlie Hebdo: Our Position, – Says Da’wah Council

By Abdallah el-Kurebe The Da’wah Coordination Council of Nigeria, a conglomeration of 47 Muslim organisations in the country has condemned in strong terms, the recent publication of a cartoon by a French magazine. In a statement issued to Journalists in Sokoto on Monday, the President of the Council, Mohammad Lawal Maidoki observed that the magazine…

Da’wah Council Reacts to Bishops’ Claim on Boko Haram

By Abdallah el-Kurebe The Da’wah Coordination Council of Nigeria, an umbrella body of 47 different Islamic organisations in Sokoto on Monday reacted to the claim of Prelate Samuel Uche that the Fulani/Kanuri that are desperate to get power were behind the Boko Haram insurgency in the North. Addressing Journalists at the office of Sokoto state…