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Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of Christmas celebration and urged everyone to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols.

Sokoto governor takes coronavirus vaccine jab

Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal yesterday received the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine just as the Akwa Ibom State Government officially unveiled mass vaccination statewide.

2023: Doyin Okupe apologises for asking Igbos to beg northern leaders

Former presidential aide Doyin Okupe has tendered an unreserved apology after asking Igbo political leaders to apologise to the core north over the killing of Sardauna of Sokoto, Sir Ahmadu Bello by ‘Nigerian soldiers of Igbo extraction in the 1966 coup.’
Police Operatives in Delta State yesterday apprehended a 43-year-old Uduophori Emesiri, suspected to be a kidnapping and armed robbery ringleader terrorizing Delta and neighbouring States.

Kidnap kingpin, fake DSS operative nabbed in Delta

Police Operatives in Delta State yesterday apprehended a 43-year-old Uduophori Emesiri, suspected to be a kidnapping and armed robbery ringleader terrorizing Delta and neighbouring States.
Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Saad Abubakar, has expressed concern over the spate of insecurity currently ravaging most parts of northern Nigeria.

Sultan urges more leaders to openly take vaccine

The President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has urged the federal government to encourage more political leaders to come out openly and take the Astrazeneca vaccine as a means of winning the confidence of Nigerians.
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ASUP threatens strike over unresolved issues with federal government, states

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), has threatened to embark on strike from April 6, over what it described as “unresolved issues with the and some states.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of Christmas celebration and urged everyone to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols.

AU confers governace awards on Sokoto governor

The African Union Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the African Union (AU) on Thursday conferred on Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto two awards in recognition of his sterling leadership qualities, futuristic perspectives and championing of women/girls rights.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest 17 kidnap, robbery suspects in Sokoto

The Police Command in Sokoto State on Thursday said it arrested no fewer than 17 suspects over armed robbery, kidnapping and other criminal activities in the state.
10. The NCDC and partners, with leadership from the Federal Ministry of Health and Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 is putting in place measures to strengthen the public health response to the pandemic.

Nigeria records 179 new coronavirus infections, two deaths

Coronavirus daily figures in Nigeria have continued to remain low in the past three weeks with 179 new cases recorded in 19 states on Tuesday.
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NBS: Nigeria’s unemployment rate hits 33.3 percent

Nigeria’s unemployment rate hit a new record high at 33.3 per cent in fourth quarter (Q4) 2020 from 27.1 recorded in second quarter (Q2) 2020.
Former Emir of Kano and one-time Managing Director of First Bank, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has lamented that the nation’s economy has not been diversified, over 60 years after the discovery of oil in Nigeria.

Tijjaniyya sect denies appointing Malam Sanusi as its leader in Nigeria

The Dhariqa Tijjaniyya, an Islamic sect, has denied appointing former Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II, as its leader in Nigeria.
The Niger kidnapping came two months after hundreds of schoolboys were abducted in northwestern Katsina state then released days later following negotiations with the government. iStock

Over 600 schools shut in northern Nigeria over abduction scare

Also, barely three days after the abduction of 39 students of the Federal School of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna State, security agencies on Saturday rescued 307 pupils of Government Secondary Science School (GSSS) Ikara, Ikara Local Government Area of Kaduna from bandits who attempted to kidnap them from their school.
The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Friday, met with the dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, in Awe, Nasarawa State. 1

Former Kano emir named new leader of Islamic sect

The Tijjaniya Islamic sect has selected the former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, as its leader in Nigeria.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo arrived the Northwest state of Sokoto Friday where he is billed to deliver the lecture at the maiden convocation of Sokoto State University (SSU).

VP Osinbajo urges harnessing of nation’s huge population

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged Nigerians to work towards harness the nation’s huge population for the desired progress and development of the country.
Justice I.M. Sani of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced two false whistle blowers- Dominic Okem and Chukwunonso Igweonu, to two months imprisonment each for conspiracy and giving false information

Activist asks court to compel Kano, others to refund VAT generated from alcohol

An Abuja-based activist, Sesugh Akume, has filed a suit before a Federal High Court in the nation’s capital, asking it to compel states that outlawed the sale of alcohol to refund the sums received through Value Added Tax imposed on alcoholic beverages.
Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has directed the state’s Commodity, Marketing and Distribution Board to take charge of supplying foodstuff for the boarding secondary school feeding scheme to guarantee its quality.

Zamfara governor visits bandits-ravaged communities

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has suspended his three official engagements to the neighbouring Sokoto State to sympathise with victims of bandits attacks in two local government areas of Zamfara.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo arrived the Northwest state of Sokoto Friday where he is billed to deliver the lecture at the maiden convocation of Sokoto State University (SSU).

VP Osinbajo in Sokoto to deliver convocation lecture — in pictures

Vice President Yemi Osinbanjo arrived the Northwest state of Sokoto Friday where he is billed to deliver the lecture at the maiden convocation of Sokoto State University (SSU).
President Muhammadu Buhari has decorated the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lucky Irabor, with his new rank of four-star General, and the three service chiefs as three-star Generals. Others decorated on Friday by President Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja were Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu, Chief of Naval Staff; and Air Marshal Ishiaka Oladayo Amoo, Chief of Air Staff.

President Buhari: Shoot-on-sight order on possessors of AK-47 rifles stands

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday emphasised that security chiefs had received marching orders to go harder on criminals, including shooting on sight of anyone found illegally with AK-47s.

PDP governors inaugurate finance, legal affairs, legislative liaison committees

A communiqué issued at the end of the meeting and signed by the Chairman of the Forum, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State says the Finance Committee is chaired by Abia Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and has as members Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers, Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo, Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa, Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo and Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom.
Fulani herdsmen

Inter-religious council links farmers-herders’ clashes to climate change

The Nigeria Inter-Religious Council, under the joint leadership of the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III and the President, Christian Association of Nigeria, Samson Ayokunle, on Thursday, linked herdsmen and farmers crises in the country to climate change.
Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Saad Abubakar, has expressed concern over the spate of insecurity currently ravaging most parts of northern Nigeria.

Sultan: How Generals Ironsi, Gowon, Obasanjo laid foundation for insecurity

The chairman of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria and Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Thursday, said the regimes of Generals Aguiyi Ironsi, Yakubu Gowon and Olusegun Obasanjo relegated the traditional institution to the background with no constitutional role.
Mohammed Monguno

NSA: Nigeria has firepower to end insurgency without mercenaries

The federal government yesterday ruled out hiring mercenaries to fight the insurgency war, saying the country has enough personnel and resources to fight insecurity, especially with the reform of the armed forces by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Monarchs make case for role in constitution

The monarchs, under the auspices of the National Traditional Council of Nigeria, accused the military regimes of Gen. Aguiyi Ironsi (rtd), Gen. Yakubu Gowon (rtd) and General Olusegun Obasanjo (rtd) of relegating the traditional institution to the background with no constitutional role.

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The five governors of the Southeast region, on Sunday, launched Ebubeagu regional security to fight terrorism in the zone. The governors in attendance were, Governor of Abia State, Okezuo Ikpeazu, Anambra, Willie Obiano, Enugu, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Ebonyi, Dave Umahi and the host governor, Hope Uzodinma.

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The UN National Programme Manager, Patience Ekeoba, lamented that the country’s security is weak in handling gender-based matter.

UN expresses worry over violence against women in Nigeria

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Ebonyi government directs security agencies to defend themselves against assailants

Ebonyi government on Wednesday directed security agencies in the state to defend themselves and relevant facilities when attacked by gunmen.
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La Liga: No evidence of racist slur against Mouctar Diakhaby

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General Abdulsalami: Six million weapons in circulation in Nigeria

A former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd), yesterday, declared that an estimated six million illegal weapons are in circulation in the country.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police rescue twin babies locked up by mother in Ekiti

The Ekiti State Police command yesterday rescued two-year-old twin babies locked up in a room by their mother for three days without food and care.
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