Sokoto Customs Confirms Death of 35-Year Old Rice Smuggler

By ‎Abdallah el-Kurebe  The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has confirmed the death of a 35-year old smuggler, Shuaibu Lawal as a result of a clash between a group of smugglers and men of the Service.  Briefing news men in Sokoto on Monday, the Customs Area Comptroller (CAC) in charge of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states, Sani…

Measles: Sokoto Immunizes One Million Children in Three Months

‎By Abdallah el-Kurebe ‎ ‎During the past three months, one million children have been immunized against measles and other child-killer diseases in Sokoto state.  ‎A statement signed by the Special Adviser to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal on Media, Imam Imam stated that the Commissioner of Health, Shehu Kakale briefed governor Aminu Waziri on progress of the ongoing immunisation efforts…

Polio: Sokoto Records Improved Compliance

By ‎Abdallah el-Kurebe  ‎ As Nigeria strategies for a final kick-out of poliomyelitis from its domain, Sokoto South local government  of Sokoto state has recorded an improvement on targeted children to be immunized against the first round, which took place in January. On the first day of the ‎Immunisation Plus Days (IPDs), which began on Saturday,…

Gov. Atiku Bagudu: Championing Smallholders’ Landholding in Nigeria

     Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi state By ‎Abdallah el-Kurebe ‎ All countries that depend on agriculture hold smallholder farmers in high esteem. When this group of farmers, who are mostly on subsistence scale, are protected enough by government policies on Agriculture, food security is guaranteed. It is on this note that Atiku Bagudu, governor of…

British Council, UDUS Organise Active National Study Visit in Sokoto

By Abdallah el-Kurebe  The British Council in partnership with Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto is organising the 1st Active Citizens National Study Visit in Sokoto, Nigeria.  According to a statement signed and made available to newsmen by the Communications Manager of British Council, Desmond Omovie, the week long programme will attract “a group of 60 Active Citizens from…

Enrolling the GGWSSI in the Fight Against Desertification in Nigeria

‎By Abdallah el-Kurebe  Facts > The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says that degradation of about two billion of hectares of arable land is due to population pressures in 64 of 105 countries. ‎> The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) says 11 states in Northern Nigeria -Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe and Yobe…

Electricity Outage: KAEDCO Apologies to Customers in Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara

               A power station By Abdallah el-Kurebe Following the electricity outage being experienced in Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara states, the Management of Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KAEDCO) has apologised to its customers in these states. According to a statement signed and issued by the Head of Corporate Communications of the company, Abdulazeez Abdullahi in Sokoto…

Punish Parents Who Fail to Send Their Wards to School, Sultan Advocates

           Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar III By Abdallah el-Kurebe Sultan of Sokoto and President of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (SCIA) has advocated for the introduction of penal laws that would punish parents in northern Nigeria, who refused to send their wards to school. The Sultan was speaking during the project launch of the Northern…

Over 6,000 Needy Get N41.5m Zakat in Sokoto

Chairman of Sokoto State Zakat and Endowment committee, Alhaji Lawal Maidoki By Abdallah el-Kurebe  The Sokoto State Zakat and Endowment Committee has began disbursement of N41.5 million to 6,384 needy persons across the state. Inaugurating the disbursement at Amanawa Leprosy hospital in Dange Shuni local government of Sokoto state on Tuesday, the Chairman of the committee,…

DPR Seals Eight Petrol Stations in Kebbi, Sokoto

             A typical petrol station By Abdallah el-Kurebe ‎The Sokoto Zonal Operations Controller of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Muhammad Makera has said that his office had sealed eight independent petroleum stations in Sokoto and Kebbi States for selling the product above the approved pump price of N86.50 per litre. Giving an update of the supply…

Sokoto Govt, IDB Partner on Investment

L-R: Head, Research and Training Institute of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), Abdulkader Shahi with Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state By Abdallah el-Kurebe Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state has said that his government and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) have agreed to partner in the management of the state’s property and investment…

180 Sokoto Students Get N903m Tuition Fees‎

By Abdallah el-Kurebe‎ One hundred and eighty Sokoto graduate and postgraduate students in the Republic of Sudan, have been aided with N903 million by Sokoto state government for the payment of the registration and tuition fees for the 2015/2016 academic session. Governor Aminu Tambuwal made the disclosure in Sokoto on Friday‎ at a ceremony to welcome back…