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Sokoto Assembly rejects independent candidature

The Sokoto State House of Assembly on Tuesday, rejected the alteration of constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 to provide for independent candidature in election.

Over 90% of Nigerians not captured by NHIS – Usman Yusuf

Prof. Yusuf Usman, the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), has said that over 90 per cent of Nigerians eligible for the scheme have not been covered.

Nigerian Air Force takes delivery of additional 5 Super Mushsak aircraft

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Sunday took delivery of five Super Mushsak aircraft from Pakistan meant to enhance its training and operational efficiency.

Sokoto Assembly approves Governor Tambuwal’s request to vire N540m

The Sokoto State House of Assembly, on Wednesday approved Gov. Aminu Tambuwal’s request for a Virement Warrant amounting to N540 million for the year 2017.

FRC faults handling of N734 million irrigation project in Barkin-Ladi

A project verification team from the Fiscal Responsibility Commission has expressed dissatisfaction over the handling of the N734 million Barkin-Ladi Irrigation Scheme project in Plateau.

Gunmen kill FRSC marshal on Abuja-Kaduna highway, abduct two others

The Federal Road Safety Corps has confirmed the killing of one of its marshals by suspected armed kidnappers on the Abuja-Kaduna highway.

Governor Tambuwal gets Sokoto Assembly’s approval to appoint 6 new special advisors

Sokoto State House of Assembly on Wednesday approved the appointment of six new Special Advisers for Gov. Aminu Tambuwal.

Sokoto assembly impeaches deputy leader

The Sokoto State House of Assembly says it has impeached its Deputy Leader, Alhaji Kabiru Ibrahim (APC-Kware), following a no-confidence vote passed by members.

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