Sokoto Customs Tackles Smugglers, Nets N90m in 20 Days

By Abdallah el-Kurebe  ‎ The Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has repositioned its operational  strategies by making the operations of smugglers operating within the Area Command difficult.  Speaking exclusively with Newsdiaryonline Monday evening, the Customs Area Comptroller (CAC), Alhaji Muhammadu Kankara said that all identified smuggling routes through…

NUJ Mourns HID AWOLOWO

Press Statement ‎ Passage of a Matriarch ‎ The Nigeria Union of Journalists joins the Awolowo family and other well meaning Nigerians in mourning the death of Chief [Mrs] Hannah Dideolu Awolowo, the Matriarch of the Awolowo family, who passed on peacefully yesterday, only two months ahead of her 100th birthday. ‎ Born, November 25,…

Gov. Tambuwal Mourns HID Awolowo

By Abdallah el-Kurebe Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal Tambuwal, has described the death of Mama HID Awolowo as a great loss whose impact will take generations to heal. In a statement issued by his spokesman in Sokoto Sunday, Tambuwal described the matriarch of the Awolowo family as a unique human being whose virtuosity, influence…

Sokoto Farmers To Enjoy Continued Fertilizer Subsidy

By Agbmadamyiloh Shekwoduza In considering the importance of agricultural value-chain, governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has assured that his administration would continue with providing fertiliser subsidy to farmers across the state. According to the governor, this was aimed at boosting food production, as well as increasing farmers’ purchasing power, thereby resulting in an ultimately…

China, Sokoto Signs MoU To Boost Mining, Agro-Allied Industries

Sokoto state government is to collaborate with the Peoples Republic of China to boost commerce and establish mining and agro-allied industries in the state. I In that regard, Sokoto government will provide land for the establishment of ‘China Town’ in the border-town of Illela to boost trade and investment in the West African region. Governor…

Tambuwal Signs Primary Healthcare Bill Into Law

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal Friday signed the Primary Healthcare Development Agency (amendment) bill 2015 into law, with a vow to reposition the agency for better service delivery. A statement by Tambuwal’s spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, said the new bill incooperates all dispensaries and health clinics hitherto under the local government councils but will now be…

Election Tribunal Dismisses Petition Against Hon. Dasuki

‎By Abdallah el-Kurebe  ‎‎The National Assembly Election Petition T‎ribunal in Sokoto on Tuesday dismissed a petition brought b‎efore it by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) House of Representatives candidate, Alhaji Aminu Abubakar against the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Hon. Abdussamad  Dasuki.‎ The petition was filed on April 17, 2015 against the declaration of the Independent National…

DSS Parades Kidnapper of 8-Year Old in Sokoto

By Abdallah el-Kurebe  The Sokoto State Command of the Department of Security Service (DSS) on Monday paraded an 18-year old kidnapper, Idris Umar who, along with Mu’azu hassan (now at large), kidnapped an eight-year Abdul-Azeez Abubakar. According to the Assistant Director (Security), Mr. Francis Okpo, who briefed news men on behalf the State Director of…

I’ll Name My Cabinet This Month – President Buhari Assures

State House Press Release -President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Aburi, Ghana reassured Nigerians and the international community that he will name his cabinet before the end of the month. President Buhari gave the assurance at a joint press conference with President John Dramani Mahama of Ghana.  “After I was sworn-in,  I said I will have…

How Sokoto can secure FDI, by US, UK, French investors

‎By Imam Imam ‎ ‎ ‎Investment-favourable legislation, commitment to transparency and good governance and unveiling of bold vision backed by timeline for implementation are some of the key requirements needed to boost investments in states of the country. Similarly, states like Sokoto must actively engage in data mapping because success of public institutions depend not…

Sokoto Builds 250 Houses for Civil Servants

‎By Abdallah el-Kurebe  Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state has laid foundation for the construction of 250 housing units for civil servants in the state. Sighted at Karasawa along Sokoto – Airport airport road, the project consists of four-bedroom detached duplex, three-bedroom detached bungalow and two-bedroom semi detached bungalows. Speaking at the foundation-laying ceremony,…

Tambuwal Dissolves LG Caretaker Committees, Appoints SSG, Others

By Abdallah el-Kurebe  Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state has announced the immediate dissolution of the 23 Local government Caretaker Committees and Secretaries of the Local Government government Areas (LGAs). A statement issued by the Governor’s spokesman, Malam Imam Imam said Directors of Personnel Management in the LGAs were directed to take over the…