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Sultan directs Muslims to look out for new moon of Dhul Qadah

The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, Sa’ad Abubakar III, has directed the Muslim Ummah to look out for the new moon of Dhul Qadah 1442AH, as from Thursday.

NiMet predicts normal, above-normal rainfall from June to August

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet, has predicted normal to above normal rainfall from June to August across the nation.

IPOB: Wamakko condemns killing of Northerners in Southeast, says ‘enough is enough’

The Senator representing Sokoto North in the National Assembly, Aliyu Wamakko, has condemned the recent violence unleashed against Northerners and their businesses by members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in the south-eastern states of the country.

JUSUN wants members, lawyers to endure little longer

The Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN, has urged its members to endure a little longer with the hardships caused by its ongoing strike...

100 Sokoto VVF patients to undergo free surgery under EU-UN Spotlight Initiative – Official

No fewer than 100 Vesicovaginal Fistula, VVF, patients are lined up for free repair surgery under the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative, SI, Project in collaboration with Fistula Foundation Nigeria, FFN, in Sokoto.

Nigeria police arrest 84 suspects for kidnapping, others

The Nigeria police say no fewer than 84 suspects have been arrested for illegal manufacturing and distribution of vehicle number plates, kidnapping, banditry, robbery...

Buhari transmits Bill to NASS, seeks extension of teachers’ retirement age

President Muhammadu Buhari has transmitted an Executive Bill to the Senate, seeking extension of the retirement age for teachers from 60 to 65 years.

Constitution Review: Sultan proposes unrestricted wearing of Hijab by Muslim women 

Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto, has advocated the use of Hijab by Muslim women, without restrictions and in total observance of the freedom of religion in the country.

UK to support Nigeria in tackling insecurity – Official

UK Government is to support Nigeria’s efforts at addressing insecurity.

Faruk’s appointment: Names of 24 Army Generals facing retirement

About 24 Major Generals in the Nigerian Army will face retirement, following the appointment of Major General Faruq Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff, COAS.

NDLEA arrests 10 suspected online drug traffickers, seizes 107kg of cocaine in Abuja

The Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have arrested 10 online drug traffickers in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.

Kebbi boat mishap: Tambuwal donates N40m to victims’ families

The Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, has donated N40 million to families of victims who died in a boat mishap in Warrah, Ngaski Local Government of Kebbi

Last man standing: Alhaji Aminu Dantata @ 90, by Munzali Dantata

Aminu Dantata was one of the eighteen surviving offsprings of Alhassan Dantata when I was growing up in the 1960s. Most of them lived...

EFCC arrests Inks Nation ponzi operator, Omotade-Sparks, in Sokoto

The Sokoto Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have arrested Omotade-Sparks Amos Sewanu, operator of the Inks Nation Ponzi Scheme. The suspect who had...

NiMet gives 3 days weather forecast in Nigerian cities

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet, has predicted cloudiness and sunshine from Friday to Sunday. NiMet’s weather outlook released on Thursday in Abuja, predicted partly cloudy...

PROFILE: Meet the new Chief of Army Staff, Faruk Yahaya

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday approved the appointment of Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff.

Bandit attacks displaced over 7,000 persons in 2 Sokoto LGs – NEMA 

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has confirmed that about 7, 000 persons were affected by recent bandit attacks in Sabon Birni and Isa Local Government Areas of Sokoto State.

Buhari’s Executive Order 10 unnecessary, ill-advised – Tambuwal

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has said the issuance of Executive Order 10 by President Muhammadu Buhari is unnecessary and ill-advised considering the intractable impasse over the financial autonomy of the judicial arm of government in the country.

Constitution Review: Restructuring Nigeria should take centre stage – Tambuwal

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has called for restructuring in the ongoing review of the constitutional by the National Assembly as a way out of challenges bedeviling the country.

Criminals conniving with bankers to commit most banking frauds, says EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has said that fraudsters are using insider connections with bankers to perpetuate most financial frauds in the banking industry.

Nigerians need explanations on recovered loots, assets – Sultan

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III on Tuesday stressed the importance of public awareness on the anti-corruption activities, including the recovered assets and how they are being utilised.

Constitution Review: We’ve received 250 memoranda, federal structure, power devolution now included – Omo-Agege

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Review of the 1999 Constitution, Ovie Omo-Agege, says the committee has received over 250 memoranda which have been analysed.

NiMet predicts 3 days sunshine, thunderstorm from Sunday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet, has predicted sunny and thundery weather conditions from Sunday to Tuesday across the country. NiMet`s weather outlook released on Saturday...

Open grazing ban: Group backs Malami, says Southern Govs can only prohibit free movement of criminals, not Fulani herders

A Northern group, Sokoto Network for Good Governance has declared their support behind the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, who faulted the banning of open grazing in the Southern region.

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