Saturday, June 19, 2021


Sokoto state

EFCC arraigns ex- Kebbi Senator over alleged N419m scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned Senator Umaru Tafida-Argungu before Justice Mohammed Mohammed of the Sokoto State High Court on one count charge of criminal misappropriation of public funds to the tune of N419, 744, 612. 30.

Wike, Ndume laud Tambuwal’s people-oriented programs in Sokoto

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has commended his Sokoto State counterpart, Aminu Tambuwal over his people oriented programmes in the state.

American chemical society trains chemistry teachers, students on laboratory safety in Sokoto

The American Chemical Society, ACS, has trained no fewer than 100 secondary schools chemistry teachers, academic staff of tertiary institutions technologists and students, on chemical laboratory safety in Sokoto State.

Tambuwal named ‘The Golden Doyen of Nigerian Youths’

The Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has been named the Golden Doyen of Nigerian Youths by the National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN.

Tambuwal nominates 31-year-old as commissioner in Sokoto

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has appointed a 31-year-old man, Bashir Gorau, as a commissioner in his administration.

PDP governors urge Buhari, NASS to repeal Police Trust Fund Act

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum has urged President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly to repeal Section 4(1) of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund (Establishment) Act, 2019.

COVID-10: Tambuwal donates N1m to family of soldier who died during lockdown

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Wednesday donated N1 million to the family of late Cpl. Sama’ila Ishiaku, who died during COVID-19 lockdown operations in the state.

PHOTOS: Jelani Aliyu visits Sokoto sports car designer, pledges NADDC’s support

The Director General, National Automotive Design and Development Council, NADDC, Jelani Aliyu, has visited the Sokoto-based sports car designer, Abdullahi Waziri.

Flood killed 36, displaced 470 in Sokoto – SEMA

No fewer than 36 people have died while 470 others displaced from their homes following floods due to heavy rainfalls in various parts of Sokoto state from January to date.

Sokoto govt to turn Almajiris into opportunities – Tambuwal

The Sokoto State Government says it has taken measures to turn Almajiri issues into greater opportunities that will continue to produce the best future generations for the State.

Bandit attack on Sokoto police station will not be left unaddressed – AIG

The Assistant Inspector-General of Police, AIG, in charge of Zone 10, Muhammad Mustapha, says the attack on Gidan Madi Police Division in Tangaza Local Government area of Sokoto State by bandits will not be left unaddressed.

80,405 Sokoto households get Nigerian govt palliative – NEMA  

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has begun the distribution of 3,659.7 metric tonnes of grains to 80,405 households in Sokoto State, as part of measures to cushion the effects of COVID-19 lockdown.

Sokoto govt, partners ABU Zaria on large-scale irrigation farming

The Sokoto State Government has said it would collaborate with the Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, Zaria, on irrigation across the state for dry season farming.

Police explain security beef-up in Sokoto metropolis

The Police Command in Sokoto State, on Thursday, explained that recent deployment of its personnel to the streets of Sokoto metropolis was to strengthen the security of all residents.

PHOTOS: Tambuwal inaugurates upgraded Sokoto Investment House, targets 2,000 jobs

The Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal has inaugurated the upgraded Sokoto State Investment House, SOSIH.

Sokoto govt partners UK to boost ICT, broadband penetration

The Sokoto State Government has partnered the United Kingdom to upgrade the standard of the Information and Communications Technology, ICT, sector in the state.

Why EFCC Act needs review

Since the establishment of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and appointment of Nuhu Ribadu as its first chairman in 2003, the anti-graft agency has been headed by either a retired or serving police officer.

Tambuwal frees 17, donates N50,000 cash to each freed inmates in Sokoto

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has granted pardon to 17 inmates in the Sokoto Central Custodial centre.

Tambuwal signs N6bn contracts, releases N1.7bn to contractors

The Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has signed contracts worth over N6 billion, following the state executive council approval a couple of days ago.

COVID-19: Ooni of Ife donates motorised fumigators to Sokoto

The Sokoto State Government on Sunday received three locally fabricated motorised modular fumigators donated by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye.

COVID-19: Another Buhari’s minister goes into isolation

A few days after the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeam, had contacted COVID-19, another minister in the President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet has contacted the virus.

Tambuwal approves N1.65bn for construction of sports arena in Sokoto

The Sokoto State Executive Council has approved the sum of N1.65 billion for the construction of a new sports arena and indoor sports hall in the state capital city.

Tambuwal spends N7.4bn on wet season farming

The Sokoto State government has spent the sum of N7.4 billion for the procurement of fertilizer and credit facility for farmers during this year’s wet farming season in the state.

Sokoto Psychiatric Hospital treats 85,543 patients in 2019 — MD 

Dr Shehu Sale, the Medical Director, Federal Neuro Psychiatric Hospital, FNPH, Kware, Sokoto state, said the hospital treated 85,543 patients in the Out Patient Department, OPD, in 2019.

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