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…

Electricity Supply: KAEDCO is Owed N36bn Monthly, Says MD

By Abdallah el-Kurebe The Managing Director (MD) of Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KAEDCO), Engr. Garba Haruna has disclosed that the company’s customers in Kaduna, Zamfara, Sokoto and Kebbi state owe it N36 billion monthly. The MD, who was on inspection tour of KAEDCO installations in Sokoto and Kebbi states addressed Journalists shortly after he inspected…

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…

Wamakko presents N112.5bn budget for 2015

Sokoto presents N112.5bn budget for 2015 By Abdallah el-Kurebe Governor Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto state on Wednesday presented N112,541,452,000 billion as budget for the 2015 fiscal year down from the 2014’s N125,872,202,000 billion. The 2015 budget represents 10.59 percent decrease from 2014 which, according to Wamakko is as a result of the dwindling resources that…

IMF meets Nigeria on poverty reduction, inequality

IMF meets Nigeria on poverty reduction, inequality By Abdallah el-Kurebe The International Monetary Fund (IMF) officials led by Gene Leon have met with Nigerian officials in Abuja and Lagos for discussions focused on policies aimed at addressing vulnerabilities. In a statement issued by the Fund, the meeting also discussed reforms over the medium-term to address…

Sokoto 2015 Budget in Face of Hard Times

Sokoto 2015 Budget in Face of Hard Times By Abdallah el-Kurebe There are hard times and the times are biting harder by every passing day. As the hard eyes of 2014 closes, the rays of the hard eyes of 2015 are beginning to show. Sokoto state government has proposed N112.5 billion as budget for the…

NDIC donates to Sokoto Orphanage

NDIC donates to Sokoto orphanage By Abdallah el-Kurebe The Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has donated various food items worth N400,000, including N50,000 cash to the Sokoto Orphanage. The items were donated as gesture in marking the corporation’s silver jubilee celebrations as well as two-year anniversary of the operations of the Sokoto Zonal Office. The…

Sokoto Executive Council approves proposed 2015 budget of N112.5bn

Sokoto Executive Council approves proposed 2015 budget of N112.5bn By Abdallah el-Kurebe The Sokoto State Executive Council today approved the government’s 2015 proposed budget of N112.5 billion. Briefing news men on the outcome of the meeting, the Commissioner in charge of the ministry for Budget and Economic Planning, Alhaji Isa Bajini disclosed that of the…