ACF SPEAKS ON THE POSSIBILITY OF SOKOTO GOVT SPLITTING SOKOTO EMIRATE

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has said it would not be surprised if the Sokoto State Government decides to split its emirates. Anthony Sani, Secretary-General of ACF, expressed this fear in a chat with The Interview, a political magazine. Recall that the Kano State government had created four new emirates as follows: Gaya, Bichi, Karaye and Rano; bringing the total number of Emirates in the state to five. Asked if he thought Sokoto, the last emirate standing, would also be broken up, Sani said: “I cannot tell precisely because governance and traditions…

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I FEAR FOR THE FUTURE OF NIGERIA IN 2023- SULTAN OF SOKOTO

 Chijioke Jannah  The Sultan of Sokoto and President General Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) Sa’ad Abubakar, has expressed worry that Nigerians has become more divided politically ahead of the next general elections in 2023. He made his fears known during the weekend ay the 2019 General Assembly of the Da’awah Coordination Council of Nigeria (DCCN) held at the Sultan Palace, Sokoto He noted: “If Nigeria has these troubles in 2019 then, I have my fears over 2023. The signs are already on ground. “Brothers no longer talk to…

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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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SULTAN DECLARES SEPTEMBER 1ST SALLAH DAY

The Sultan of Sokoto and Chairman Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared September 1st 2017, as Eid-el-Kabir, Sallah day. The announcement is contained in a statement signed and released by the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs to the Sokoto Sultanate Council, Prof. Sambo Junaidu today August 23rd. According to Junaidu, the declaration followed the sighting of the new moon of Zulhijja on Tuesday, August 22nd. “The advisory committee in conjunction with the National Committee on Moon Sighting received various reports on moon sighting across…

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SOUTHERN MONARCHS TELL SULTAN, NIGERIANS WANT RESTRUCTURING AND YOU CANNOT STOP IT

First-class traditional rulers across the southern parts of Nigeria have denounced the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar’s stance on restructuring, noting that it is unfair for a monarch of his stature to speak against the wish of the people. Some of the monarchs told SUNDAY PUNCH that the position of the Sultan was born out of the interests of the North. Last Monday, Abubakar had called on Nigerians to focus on the devolution of the economy, rather than the restructuring of Nigeria, while speaking at the Niger State Investment Submit in…

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SULTAN OF SOKOTO KICKS AGAINST RESTRUCTURING

The Sultan of Sokoto,  Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, on Monday called on Nigerians to focus on devolution of economy rather than restructuring the country. Abubakar made the call at the Niger State Investment Submit in Minna. The summit which attracted economic experts, industrialists and manufacturers as well as some state governors across the country was organised to attract investors in various fields to boost the state’s economy. He said that the nation was blessed with human and mineral resources needed to achieve greatness. Abubakar said: “Rather than the clamour for restructuring…

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TENSION IN SOKOTO AS SULTAN IS IMPLICATED IN SUSPICIOUS 500MIL TRANSACTION

The Sarkin Fada of Sokoto who also acts as the chief of staff to the sultan of Sokoto Abubakar Sa’ad, Kabir Tafida, was interrogated on Tuesday July 25 and Wednesday July 26, by crack detectives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Premium Times reports. NAIJ.com notes that according to individuals with knowledge of the situation, Tafida was quizzed over a suspicious transfer of N500m form the Sokoto state governments’ account, into his account. EFCC investigators reportedly invited Tafida for questioning on Tuesday, and then asked him to return…

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