Gunmen kidnapped 30 wedding guests in northwest Nigeria over the weekend, two sources told AFP Monday, the latest in a surge of mass abductions hitting the region. The victims, all mobile phone traders, were returning to Zamfara state capital Gusau late Saturday after the wedding of a colleague in neighbouring Sokoto state when they were…
Police on Monday arraigned two suspects, Bilyaminu Aliyu and Aminu Hukunci over the lynching of a 200-Level Home Economics student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, on May 12. A mob lynched the student, Deborah Samuel, over alleged blasphemy. The suspects, co-students of the deceased, were docked at a Sokoto Chief Magistrate’s Court for…
Violence broke out in some parts of Sokoto State yesterday as protesters, mostly Muslim faithful, took to the streets to protest the arrest of suspects involved in the killing and burning of Deborah Samuel Yakubu, on Thursday, over alleged blasphemy against Prophet Mohammed (SAW).
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the murder of a female student, Deborah Samuel, in Sokoto for alleged blasphemy. A mob on Thursday killed the Christian student of Shehu Shagari College of Education in Wamako, Sokoto State. Police said Deborah was accused of making a social media post that blasphemed Prophet Muhammad. Following immediate threats to…
A mob has killed a Christian female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education in Wamako, Sokoto State. The deceased, identified only as Ms Deborah, was accused of passing unflattering comments about Prophet Mohammed on campus. Following immediate threats to her safety, she was immediately evacuated to the security post of the school where the…
Sokoto State governor Aminu Tambuwal has approved the appointment of Prince Daniel as Spokesperson for his presidential campaign.
Residents of riverine communities in Shagari Local Government of Sokoto State have decried recurring incidents of boat mishaps since the construction of Shagari Dam in 2007. A cross section of the residents told the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) on Sunday that many lives and properties had been lost to such unfortunate incidents in…
The Sokoto State governor and a presidential aspirant on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has asked the party to strategise and work towards winning the elections rather than making zoning its principal objective.
Ahead of the 2023 general election, the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has said that the only legacy left for President Muhammadu Buhari to leave for the nation was to conduct a credible, free and fair election.
11 Dec 2021
President Muhammadu Buhari has restated the Federal Government commitment to flush out banditry perpetrators and protect citizens from onslaught of all forms of criminal activities in the country.
8 Dec 2021
Armed gunmen ambushed a vehicle of 21 passengers traveling from Sabon Birni Local Government Area in Sokoto State on Monday. Some of the passengers including children who were traveling from the town of Sabon Birni to the town of Isa near the Nigerian border with Niger were then burnt to death. Police spokesperson Sanusi Abubakar…
30 Nov 2021
A multi-billion naira advanced medical diagnostic centre built by the Sokoto State Government has been completed and ready for commissioning.