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Banditry: Sultan seeks recruitment, funding of security agencies

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has urged the federal government to recruit more personnel and properly fund security agencies to tackle insecurity in the country.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, on Tuesday directed the immediate termination of the contract for two Payment Service Provider (PSP) for failure to meet the contractual agreement to commence Conditional Cash Transfer to beneficiaries in four states of the federation under their control.

Nigerian government orders agencies to send relief items to Sokoto

The Federal Government on Saturday ordered relevant agencies to provide relief materials to survivors of the recent attacks by bandits in communities in the Sabon Birnin Local Government Area of Sokoto State.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

President Buhari commiserates with victims of Sokoto attack, orders fierce military operation

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with families who lost loved ones in an attack by bandits in Sabon Birni Local Government, Sokoto State, praying for the quick recovery of those that sustained injuries.

Sokoto governor to meet President Buhari over bandit attacks

A meeting has been scheduled between President Muhammadu Buhari and Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, over recent killings in the state.
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Nigeria’s president orders military crackdown as bandits kill 70 in Sokoto

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday ordered a “fierce” military operation against bandits in Sokoto State.
Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal

Sokoto discharges two more coronavirus patients

Sokoto State COVID-19 tasks force on Tuesday announced the discharge of an additional two patients from the isolation centre in the state.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday inaugurated a 10-member committee to investigative alleged killing of two persons by men of Nigerian Air Force in Mabera area of Sokoto metropolis.

Eid: Sokoto governor felicitates with Muslims, salutes health workers

The Governor of Sokoto State Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has felicitated with Muslims as they celebrate Eidel Fitri.

Sokoto governor urges citizens to be steadfast, imbibe culture of compassion at Sallah

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state has called on Nigerians to be steadfast and imbibe the culture of compassion as they celebrate the eid el fitr amidst the pandemic.
The Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr. Mudashiru Obasa, says the removal of two principal officers of the House and suspension of two others was a measure to maintain sanctity.

Financial autonomy: President Buhari has given us best Sallah gifts – Speakers

The Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures in Nigeria has described the approval of financial autonomy granted its members by President Muhammadu Buhari as the best Sallah gift from the latter.
A Sokoto based Islamic Scholar, Malam Bello Yabo, has been arrested by the police for allegedly making disparaging remarks against the Governor of Kaduna state, Malam Nasir El-rufa’i.

Sokoto Islamic scholar arrested over ‘disparaging comments’ against Kaduna governor

A Sokoto based Islamic Scholar, Malam Bello Yabo, has been arrested by the police for allegedly making disparaging remarks against the Governor of Kaduna state, Malam Nasir El-rufa’i.

Sokoto coronavirus taskforce implores Muslims to abide by Sultan’s directives

The Sokoto State Chairman Taskforce against COVID-19, Dr Muhammed Ali Inname, has urged residents of the state to take cognizance of social distance and other medical experts advice while celebrating this year’s eid-el-Fitri festival.
Sokoto State High Court presided over by Justice Sa’adu Sifawa on Friday ordered two Chinese to be remanded in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for allegedly attempting to bribe an EFCC officer with N50 million.

Court grants bail to two Chinese accused of offering N100 million bribe to EFCC...

Justice Muhammad Saidu Sifawa of the Sokoto State High Court has granted bail to two Chinese: Meng Wei Kun and Xui Kuoi, being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for offering N100 million bribe to the Sokoto Zonal Head of the EFCC, Abdulahi Lawal.
Sokoto State High Court presided over by Justice Sa’adu Sifawa on Friday ordered two Chinese to be remanded in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for allegedly attempting to bribe an EFCC officer with N50 million.

Court orders remand of two Chinese nationals who offered EFCC officer ‘N100 million bribe’

Sokoto State High Court presided over by Justice Sa’adu Sifawa on Friday ordered two Chinese to be remanded in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for allegedly attempting to bribe an EFCC officer with N50 million.
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Two Chinese nationals arraigned for offering N100 million bribe to EFCC officials

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Sokoto Zonal office on Friday, May 15, 2020 arraigned the duo of Meng Wei Kun and Xui Kuoi, both Chinese, before Justice Mohammed Sa’idu Sifawa of the State High Court Sokoto on two- count charges of conspiracy and offering bribe to a public servant to the tune of N100, 000, 000.00 (One Hundred Million Naira).
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate: Nigerian governors yet to write us over infectious diseases bill

The Senate said it has not received official communication from the Nigeria Governors’ Forum to step down the legislation of the Infectious Diseases Bill.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 2

Infectious Diseases Bill: House of Reps want Governor Tambuwal excluded from consultative meeting

House of Representatives last night called for the disqualification of Sokoto Governor, Aminu Tambuwal in the proposed consultative meeting with the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF over the controversial Infectious Disease Bill, saying he was biased towards the development.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the Federal Government have commenced a Human Capital Development (HCD) plan towards moving 24 million Nigerians out of poverty before 2030.

Governors want controversial infectious diseases bill ‘stepped down’

The 36 state governors under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) have criticised the controversial Control of Infectious Diseases Bill, sponsored by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.

Sokoto governor’s aide appeals for federal government support

A senior special assistant to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State, Alhaji Yusuf Dingyadi, has called on the Federal Government to give technical support to the governor so as to tackle the menace of COVID-19 in the state effectively.

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Rwanda set to announce new coronavirus restrictions

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Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.
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ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

Alliance for Surviv­ing COVID-19 and Beyond, (ASCAB), a group led by prominent Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has said that President Mu­hammadu Buhari’s claim that late dictator, Sani Abacha, stole $1 billion con­tradicts the figures earlier released by his own officials.