President Buhari’s Inaugural Speech

Inaugural speech by His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari following his swearing-in as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on 29th May, 2015 I am immensely grateful to God Who Has preserved us to witness this day and this occasion. Today marks a triumph for Nigeria and an occasion to celebrate her freedom and cherish…

We Must Liberate Western Sahara From Colonialism, Says ASUU

The Sokoto Zonal Coordinator of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Dr. Lawali Argungu has called on African leaders to strategies and ensure proper coordination for the liberation of the Western Sahara from decolonization. He made the call at a Press briefing to mark the 2015 ‎African Liberation Day in Sokoto on Thursday.‎ ‎ According to Argungu,…

President Jonathan’s Handing Over Remarks

Remarks By His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Gcfr, On The Occasion Of The Presentation Of Hand Over Notes To The President-Elect, Muhammadu Buhari, Gcfr Thursday, 28th May, 2015  PROTOCOLS 1.     I welcome you all to this occasion of the formal presentation of the Hand-over notes of my Administration to the in-coming Administration…

CSE Press Release

 PRESS RELEASE     CSE says ambiguous Delhi IIT studies on vehicular air pollution being used selectively by ministry of road transport and highways   Slams the ministry for trying to confuse and slow down policy action on vehicular pollution and block decisions on old diesel vehicles   CSE has carried out rapid review of…

Why I Run ‘Marketplace’ Government – Gov. Wamakko

Aliyu Wamakko is the immediate past governor of Sokoto state. He was elected Senator to represent Sokoto North Senatorial District during the last general elections. In this exclusive interview with Newswatch’s Abdallah el-Kurebe, Regional Editor, he spoke on issues including his life, family, stewardship, G5 and the New PDP among others. Excepts: Writers have tried…

Nigeria Has No Reason To Import Rice, Says Attajiri

By Abdallah el-Kurebe A rice milling firm has debuted in Sokoto with the managing director of the company, Alhaji Nura Attajiri saying that Nigeria was blessed with fertile land capable of producing all types of crops, including rice and therefore had no reason to import rice. Attajiri said this during the inauguration of the N30…

SURE-P: Sokoto Gives Out 115 Buses At 45% Subsidized Rate

By Abdallah el-Kurebe Under the local government Subsidy Re-investment Programme (SURE-P), Sokoto state government has procured 115 brand new 18-seater buses at a total cost of over N902,750,000 as loan to the citizens of the state. Purchased at N7,850,000 each, the buses were loaned out at 45 percent subsidized rate of N3.5 million, with N500,000…

FRSC To Introduce Air Ambulances

By Abdallah el-Kurebe The Corps Marshal of Federal Roads Safety Commission (FRSC), Mr Boboye Oyeyemi has disclosed that the Commission plans to introduce Air Ambulances in the country through partnership with the Nigerian Air Force. Oyeyemi said this in Sokoto on Wednesday during the commissioning of a new office block constructed for Sokoto Command of…

Food Insecurity, Unemployment Bane of Nigeria’s Development, Says Sultan Abubakar

By Abdallah el-Kurebe Sultan Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar has observed that insecurity, unemployment and food insecurity were some of the problems that are retarding the nation’s development. Receiving the new Emir of Gusau, Alhaji Ibrahim Bello in his Palace in Sokoto on Thursday, the Sultan stressed the need for action towards addressing the current security challenges…

UDUS Swears In 52 New Medical Doctors

By Abdallah el-Kurebe The Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto (UDUS) has sworn in 52 new Medical Doctors that studied for the 2012/2013 academic session. Accepting the new Medical Doctors into medical practice on behalf of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria on Tuesday, State Chairman of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Dr Abdulgafar Jimoh urged them…

Private Orthopedic Hospital Conducts First Hip Replacement in Sokoto

By Abdallah el-Kurebe For the first time in the whole of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states, the Bone and Joint Orthopedic Hospital, a private entity based in Sokoto has successfully performed a hip replacement on Hajiya Rukayya Muhammad (65) of Wamakko local government area of the state by three surgeons. The Bone and Joint Orthopedic…