Sokoto Adapts International Models For Zakat

By Abdallah el-Kurebe ‎ Sokoto government has initiated plans to adapt international models that are used by leading Islamic countries in the distribution of Zakat for the state. Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state disclosed this on Sunday, in Shinaka District of Goronyo local government of the state at the occasion of the distribution of…

Rethinking Nigeria’s Energy Strategy Towards Off-grid

By Abdallah el-Kurebe > “Energy is the Golden Thread that connects economic growth, social equity and environmental health.” – Ban Ki Moon, UN Secretary General > “…Energy is a prerequisite for sustainable rural development.” – UNESCO > “Energy touches everything…Our mantra going forward is very simple: converting commitments to kilowatt hours for real people.” –…

Is Tambuwal Really Moving At Snail Speed?

By Abdallah el-Kurebe  This piece is premised on two discussions I had with two politicians and a group of colleagues at separate times. The discussions centred on perceived ‘slow-pace’ with which the new governor of Sokoto state, Aminu Tambuwal is presumed to be working. “Three weeks after his inauguration as the new leader, he has…

Prioritise The Plight of The Needy, Gov. Tambuwal Tells Nigerians

By Abdallah el-Kurebe‎ Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state has called on Nigerians to use the opportunity of the Holy month of Ramadan to prioritise the plight of the needy by using their wealth to ease the pains suffered by the people. A commemorative message, directed especially at adherents of the Islamic faith on…

New Study Finds that Orange Sweet Potato Reduces Diarrhea in Children

Washington D.C., June 15, 2015 – A new study has found that orange sweet potato (OSP) reduced both the prevalence and duration of diarrhea in young children in Mozambique. The OSP was conventionally bred to provide more vitamin A in the diet. In Africa, more than 40 percent of children aged under five are estimated…

ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR OF SOKOTO STATE, RT. HON AMINU WAZIRI TAMBUWAL, CFR (MUTAWALLEN SOKOTO) AT THE OPENING OF THE 3-DAY POST-INAUGURAL WORKSHOP FOR HONOURABLE MEMBERS OF THE SOKOTO STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY HELD  ON FRIDAY 12TH JUNE, 2015 AT GIGINYA HOTEL, SOKOTO

PROTOCOLS It is my honour and privilege to be here with you today on the occasion marking the opening of the 3-Day Post-Inaugural Workshop for the 8th Legislature of the Sokoto State House of Assembly. The workshop organized by the Sokoto State Government in collaboration with the United State Agency for International Development (USAID/RTI-LEAD) has…

CSE Press Release

PRESS RELEASE   Bonn conference ends without making headway; CSE concerned about tardy progress   There was little negotiation at the conference – only text was edited Will Paris Agreement achieve its outcome in December, wonders CSE Only 12 countries have submitted their intended national contributions until now CSE says proposed emission cuts post-2020 by…

Press Release

PRESS BRIEFING BY CP SALISU FAGGE ABDULLAHI, THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE SOKOTO STATE COMMAND Members of the press, I welcome you all to Sokoto State Police Command today Monday 8th June, 2015. As part of discharging statutory responsibilities of protecting life and properties, I am happy to give you this brief on the successes recorded…

Suspect Dies In Sokoto NSCDC Custody

By Abdallah el-Kurebe A 38-year old suspect, Jamilu Abdullahi has died in the custody of Sokoto State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Commandant of the Command, Bello Musa has said. Confirming the tragedy to news men on Monday, he disclosed that the Command had set up a committee to investigate…

Tambuwal Blocks Unruly Driver At Traffic lights

By Abdallah el-Kurebe Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Tuesday stopped an unruly driver from breaking traffic laws at a popular Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital (UDUTH) roundabout in the metropolis. The governor was driving himself home after office hours when the traffic light stopped him at the roundabout situated at Gawon Nama…