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…

Don’t Politicize Security Agencies – Gov. Wamakko Tells FG

By Abdallah el-Kurebe Governor Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto state has cautioned federal government against politicizing the nation’s security agencies. He spoke in Sokoto on Thursday when he received the new Commissioner of Police, Mr. Salisu Abdullahi recently deployed to the state. According to Wamakko, “The security agencies have no constituency. They should exhibit patriotism in…

No Bail For Weapon-Holding Thugs – AIG Zone 10

By Abdallah el-Kurebe Following political parties’ failure to prevail on their supporters to stop use of weapons at political rallies, the Zone 10 of Nigeria Police has vowed to grant no bail to any political thug that is arrested holding weapons during electioneering. The Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of the Zone…

Nigerians Do Not Trust The Military, PDP, Jonathan – UPN Says

By Abdallah el-Kurebe Following the postponement of February elections, the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) has said that Nigerians no longer have confidence on the Military,the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as well as President Jonathan. A press statement signed and issued in Sokoto on Monday by the National Secretary of the party, Alhaji Abubakar Abdullahi…

Poll Shift: Forget Insinuations of Conspiracies, Bishop Kukah Urges Nigerians

By Abdallah el-Kurebe Bishop Hassan Matthew Kukah of Sokoto Diocese has called on Nigerians to regard the postponement of the elections as an act of God, which is aimed at retrospection. He spoke at a town-hall meeting with the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate organised Development and Peace Commission (JDPC) of Sokoto Diocese and held…

PDP receives 6,000 Defectors in Sokoto

By Abdallah el-Kurebe The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said it received 6,000 people that defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Wamakko local government of Sokoto state on Thursday. They were received by the state chairman of the party, Alhaji Ibrahim Milgoma. Speaking on behalf of other defectors, Alhaji Abubakar Gedawa said that they…

The Academia are better partners in policy formulation, Says APC Northwest

By Abdallah el-Kurebe The National Vice Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in charge of Northwest zone, Barr. Inuwa Abdulkadir has said that in formulating government policies as well as implementing its programmes, the academia is important. He said this at the occasion of an interactive session of members of the academic community drawn…

We Have Tangible Reasons To Yearn For Change, Says UPN National Chairman

By Abdallah el-Kurebe The acting National Chairman of the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), Dr. Manzo Abubakar has said that Nigerians have all it takes to effect change of political leadership in the country. He told Newsdiaryonline in an exclusive interview in Sokoto on Sunday that the present leadership in the Peoples Democratic Party under…

Kano UPN Condemns Clash Between Supporters

By Abdallah el-Kurebe The Kano state governorship candidate of the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), Alhaji Yahaya Kyabo, has condemned recent political clashes between supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and those of the All Progressive Congress (APC), which took place in Kano. Kyabo who spoke with Newsdiaryonline through a telephone conversation on Sunday…

Youths Are Catalyst For Political Development, Says Kano UPN Guber Candidate

By Abdallah el-Kurebe The governorship candidate of the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) in Kano state, Alhaji Abubakar Kyado has said that the youths are a global catalyst for political development. He said during the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the party in Sokoto Thursday that while the youths, who are the leaders of…