HOW BANDITS WRECKED HAVOC IN 2 SOKOTO LOCAL GOVTS, KILLING SCORES

Tunde Omolehin, Sokoto Suspected armed bandits on Saturday struck in Rabah and Isa local government areas of Sokoto State in attacks that occurred simultaneously. Reports indicate that no fewer than 50 people were killed in four villages in the local governments. The victims were buried yesterday according to Islamic rites, with Governor Aminu Tambuwal, SSG, Commissioner of Police, and some other government functionaries in attendance. In Isa local government area, eyewitness said about 25 people were killed with several others injured. According to a source, “the bandits stormed Sapiru village, in…

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BLACK SUNDAY IN SOKOTO AS BANDITS KILL 25

It is now becoming a ritual. Governors attend burial of tens, promise action, go back to State capital only a few days later bandits strike again. Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Sunday attended the funeral of 25 persons killed by bandits in a fresh attack which occurred on Saturday in three communities in Rabah local government area of the state. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Tambuwal together with heads of security agencies, traditional rulers and government officials later condoled with the families of the victims after the burial…

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TAMBUWAL DECLARES WAR ON ALMAJIRI SYSTEM

Gov. Tambuwal The Sokoto State Governor Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has vowed to tackle the menace of almajiri syndrome causing concern to the North Western Nigeria and Sokoto in particular. This was made knowns in a statement signed by the Director of press to the Deputy Governor of the state, Aminu Abdullahi Abubakar and released to journalists on Friday. The statement further stated that Governor Tambuwal explained this after a meeting of prominent personalities of Sokoto origin who usually converged at Sultan’s Palace every Eid-el-Fitri celebrations to deliberate on…

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SEE HOW THE APC/ PDP STAND IN SOKOTO HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

The elections have come and gone, now it is time to form governments and deliver dividends to the electorate.  But see how the Sokoto Assembly may look like when it is inaugurated in June. The Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress shared equally the 30 seats available in the Sokoto State House of Assembly, a reflection of the tight race for the governorship seat. In the governorship election held the same day with Assembly elections, the PDP candidate, incumbent Aminu Tambuwal defeated the candidate of the APC, Ahmed…

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TAMBUWAL IN TROUBLE AS 28 POLITICAL PARTIES MOVE AGAINST HIS VICTORY

Postelection storm in Sokoto is far from settling down as some political parties have vowed to take on the winner of the GUBER race. A coalition of 28 political parties in Sokoto State on Tuesday rejected the victory of Governor Aminu Tambuwal at the governorship election in the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday declared Tambuwal winner of the election after Saturday’s supplementary polls with a narrow margin of 342 votes, The Chief Collation/Returning Officer, Fatima Mukhtar, said that…

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GUNSHOTS AS SECURITY AGENTS CART AWAIT RESULTS IN SOKOTO WITH VOTERS PROTESTING

Result sheets for Kebbe Local Government Area (LGA) have been whisked away by security agents, SaharaReporters has been told. According to reports from the area, shots were fired to scare away voters, and the result sheets for Kuchi collation centre were carted away by the said persons. Meanwhile, announcement of the results for other LGAs is ongoing at the state collation centre. According to reports, Aminu Tambuwal, Governor of Sokoto State, had relocated to Kuchi on Saturday after claims there was a plot by the opposition party to disrupt the…

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TAMBUWAL IN EARLY LEAD AS RESULTS FROM THE RERUN ELECTIONS COME IN

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is leading in the early results from the governorship supplementary elections in Sokoto State. Here are the results: Illela LG Katta Hakimii polling zone PDP-198 APC- 149 presiding officer, Udo Dinma Labuda /Gidan Taraminiya polling zone 005 PDP-102 APC-57 presiding officer, Mumzill Ibrahim Gwadabawa LG Gidan Baiti polling zone PDP-97 APC -85 presiding officer, Gadafi Abdullahi Tajaye polling zone Results still being awaited Kware LG Gidan kolodo polling zone PDP – 185 APC -211 https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/sokoto-governorship-rerun-pdp-leads-in-early-results.html

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TINUBU BLAMES TAMBUWAL FOR ALLEGATIONS AGAINST HIM BY SOKOTO PDP

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has described as baseless allegations against him, the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole; Senator Adamu Aliero and Zamfara State Governor Abdul’Aziz Yari by a group which gave its name as Sokoto State Coalition of PDP supporters. Reacting through statement signed by his Media Office, Tinubu, who described Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State as being behind them, said: “Our attention has been drawn to a partisan advertorial on the 21st March edition of Daily Trust. “This advertorial,…

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ENEMIES CAN’T MAKE ME FIGHT TABUWAL SAYS WAMAKKO

A former governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, has cautioned those whom he said are ceaselessly trying to sow seeds of discord between him and his successor, Aminu Tambuwal. “Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and I are one and the same, contrary to the machinations of some doubting Thomases,” Wamakko, who represents  Sokoto North Senatorial District, said. A statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Bashir Rabe Mani, said Senator Wamakko spoke at his Gawon Nama residence in Sokoto, when he addressed a mammoth crowd that…

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