Posts Tagged ‘Sokoto’

Sokoto Re-run Assembly Poll: APC Candidate Withdraws

by Seun Adeuyion March 4, 2020
Ahead of the March 14 re-run election into the Sokoto State House of Assembly (SOHA) in Kebbe constituency, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Abubakar Bello Umar, has withdrawn from the contest. This development marks a fifth victory for the incumbent governor of the state, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who […]

Tambuwal: Sokoto committed to raising education standard

by Seun Adeuyion March 3, 2020
The Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has reiterated his administration’s commitments to raising the standard of education in the state through the implementation of policies, construction, renovation and equipping of schools. Tambuwal made the commitment while declaring open the 5th annual symposium of the America Chemical Society of Nigeria (ACS) with the theme: ‘Chemistry […]

Sokoto State Govt to Replace Almajiri System with Indonesian Pondok Pesantren Madrasah Model of Education

by Chuks Azotanion March 2, 2020
Sokoto state government is mulling the adoption of the Indonesian Pondok Pesantren Madrasah system of education as an alternative to the existing Almajiri system in the state. The state governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal stated this on Sunday when he received the Indonesian ambassador to Nigeria, AVM Usra Hendra Harahap during his courtesy visit to the […]

Sokoto top officials on trail for sexually exploiting teenage girl

by Seun Adeuyion February 26, 2020
The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons on Tuesday said it had charged a 45-year-old Director of Finance in the Sokoto State Urban and Regional Planning Board, Ahmed Yahaya, and two other workers of the board, to court for alleged procurement and sexual exploitation of a 12-year-old female sachet water seller. The […]

Tears as Killed seminarian buried in Kaduna [PHOTOS]

by Seun Adeuyion February 12, 2020
Catholic faithful and mourners, on Tuesday, turned out in their numbers for  the funeral mass of Michael Nnadi, a seminarian at the Good Shepherd Major Seminary, Kaduna, who was killed after spending three weeks in captivity. The deceased was among the four students abducted when suspected Boko Haram insurgents invaded the seminary on January 9. Matthew Kukah, Catholic […]

15 die, 38 injured as truck travelling from Sokoto crashes into river in Ogun

by Seun Adeuyion January 28, 2020
An early morning accident on Tuesday claimed 15 lives and injured 38 passengers when a white Mistibushi Canter truck reportedly veered off the road and crashed into Omi River along the Ibadan- Ijebu Ode Road. It was gathered that truck marked XE331MKA, “overloaded” with passengers was travelling from Sokoto when the accident occured at the […]