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Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike on Wednesday donated N500 million to support the Sokoto State Government in rebuilding the Sokoto Central Market ravaged by fire on Tuesday morning.

Market fire: Rivers governor donates N500 million to Sokoto government

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike on Wednesday donated N500 million to support the Sokoto State Government in rebuilding the Sokoto Central Market ravaged by fire on Tuesday morning.
Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Saad Abubakar, has expressed concern over the spate of insecurity currently ravaging most parts of northern Nigeria.

Sultan directs Muslims to look out for new month moon

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has directed Muslim to look out for the new moon of Jumada al-akhir 1442AH from Wednesday.
Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Saad Abubakar, has expressed concern over the spate of insecurity currently ravaging most parts of northern Nigeria.

Sultan is set to honour former Kogi Governor Ibrahim Idris

Businessman and former Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris has been pencilled down for turbaning as the Jakadan Sokoto (Ambassador), by the Sultanate Council.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has urged supporters of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and electorate to shun violence and exhibit high sense of maturity during and after Saturday’s rerun election in the state.

Sokoto governor inaugurates 36-man committee for Hisbah

As a result of tussle for power and factionalisation of the leadership of the Hisbah committee in the state, the Sokoto State government has disbanded it and halted all its activities.

Sultan turbans 15 district heads in Sokoto

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Saturday turbaned 15 new District Heads in Sokoto State.

Sultan declare Friday as Sallah day, urges Muslims to observe prayer in mosques

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has declared Friday July 31 as Eid-el-Kabir Sallah day and urged Muslims to observe prayers in mosques.

Sultan declares Sunday as Eid-El-Fitr

The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigeria Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared Sunday, May 24, 2020, as the first day of Shawwal 1441 after Hijrah, and as such, the Eid-el-Fitr.

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 warns against congregational preaching during Ramadan

Sokoto state Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has warned against congregating in a large assembly in the guise of the usual preaching and voluntary midnight prayers during the holy month of Ramadan.
The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, has emphasized the need to develop local solutions to the present security challenges facing the country. 11

Stakeholders recommend prosecution of traditional rulers supporting banditry

Participants in a town hall meeting on security held in Sokoto have recommended the prosecution of any traditional ruler found supporting to banditry or any act criminality, to enhance peace and stability in the country.
The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, has emphasized the need to develop local solutions to the present security challenges facing the country. 13

Sultan suggests home grown solutions to security challenges

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has called for the development and adoption of home grown solutions to the security challenges facing the country.

Remove, jail any emir found guilty of banditry – Sultan tells governors

The Sultan of Sokoto Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar has called on Governors to remove and prosecute any traditional leader found guilty of supporting any act of insecurity in his domain.

Muslims asked to look out for new moon

The Sultan of Sokoto and President General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has directed Muslims across the country to look out for the new moon of Dhu’l-Hijjah 1440 A.H today.

Ramadan: Sultan Abubakar directs Muslims to look for New Moon

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, on Saturday called on Muslims to look for the new moon of Ramadan 1440A.H.

Sultan urges Muslims to look for new moon of Sha’aban

Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar, on Thursday, called on Muslims to start looking for the new moon of Sha’aban 1440A.H.

Sultan urges Muslims to watch out for new moon of Rajab

Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto, on Wednesday urged Muslims to start looking out for the new moon of Rajab 1440AH.

Sultan directs Muslims on new month of Jumada al-Thani

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Monday directed the Muslims Ummah to start looking for the new moon of Jumādá al-Thani 1440AH.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday launched his re-election bid in Damaturu, with a pledge to improve on the gains recorded in the security sector.-1

President Buhari in Sokoto, pledges to protect Nigeria’s integrity

President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged to protect the integrity of Nigerians and safeguard their trust at all times.
President Muhammadu Buhari says since 1978 when he was named the minister of petroleum till date, he has not lost interest in the oil sector.

President Buhari: I will not compromise in safeguarding people’s trust

President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged not to compromise in providing good leadership that would guarantee a better life for all Nigerians.

Sultan urges Muslims to search for new moon of Jimada Ula

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Saturday, urged Muslims to start looking for the new moon of Jimada Ula 1440AH.

Shehu Shagari: Sokoto government declares Monday as public holiday

The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has declared Monday, December 31, as public holiday in the state, to enable residents offer special prayer for the repose of the soul of former President, Shehu Shagari.

Yakubu Dogara: Shehu Shagari an icon of transparency

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, said on Saturday that Nigeria had lost an “icon of transparency” in the late former President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari.

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Casual worker in court for ‘stealing’ 10 sachets of seaman’s schnapps

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2. Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, are seen after their release in Zamfara , Nigeria March 2, 2021. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

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