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Twitter · Sokoto

Blasphemy: 2 arrested over murder of Deborah Samuel in Sokoto

Two students who participated in the killing of Deborah Samuel, a student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto have been arrested. Police also promised that some suspects who were seen in the viral video on Twitter stoning the late Deborah Samuel will be nailed soon.See the Story
Africa · Sokoto

Deborah Samuel: Northern governors call for calm

Nigerian governors have called for the restoration of peace in the country. The governors are concerned about the security of the nation. They are also worried about the safety of the children in the state. They also want to ensure that there is no repeat of what happened in the past.See the Story
Africa · Sokoto

Sokoto records 1,000 cases of measles in three months - official

The disease was reported to have killed some children in Dan Madi, Kaurare and Aljannare villages in the Tambuwal Local Government Area of the state. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Mohammad Ali Inname regretted that the outbreak was recorded despite intense immunisation campaigns.See the Story
Africa · Sokoto

FG distributes farm inputs, tools to women in Sokoto

The Federal Government, in collaboration with the Sokoto State Government, has commenced the distribution of farm inputs and hand tools to women in the 23 local government areas of the state. Inaugurating the distribution on Sunday in Sokoto, Hajiya Kulu Sifawa, the state Commissioner for Women and Children Affairs, said the gesture was part of […]See the Story
Africa · Sokoto

4 deadly kidnappers busted in Sokoto

The suspects were arrested in connection with the kidnapping of four persons in Tureta on April 22, in which N5 million was collected as ransom. The command also recorded success in the arrest of suspects in the kidnap of another one person at Dange Shuni LGA on March 16. The Commandant added that the suspects were on its wanted list and had since admitted to committing the alleged crime.See the Story
Africa · Sokoto

Sokoto 'money doublers' Yakubu, Ibrahim to rot in jail 10 years

Yakubu Ibrahim and Ibrahim Yakubu sentenced to 10 years imprisonment each. The duo had with intent to defraud, represented themselves to the petitioners as possessing the power of doubling money. They were also ordered to restitute their victims in the sum of N5, 612, 000.See the Story
Africa · Sokoto

Bandits attack intending pilgrims in Sokoto

Bandits attacked a convoy of buses conveying intending pilgrims from Isa Local Government Area of Sokoto State Monday evening. The Isa pilgrims are among the hundreds of Muslim pilgrims billed to travel from Sokoto to Saudi Arabia for Hajj. A source from Isa, who resides in Sokoto metropolis, said the convoy was ambushed by the gunmen.See the Story
Africa · Sokoto

Akanke from Sokoto leads as FG releases 2022 common entrance results

The Federal Government announced the release of the results on Monday, June 20, 2022. The FG said all admission processes into class one of the Junior Secondary School (JSS 1) into unity schools would be completed on or before July 1. Lagos State had 19,518 pupils, the highest number registered for the examination, while the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja came second with 8,623 pupils.See the Story
Africa · Sokoto

Sokoto man says he got death threats for supporting Peter Obi

Jamilu Sufi claims he has been receiving death threats for supporting the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi. Mr Sufi, a Muslim, disclosed this via a Twitter post on Sunday. He said the person threatening him has also contacted his wife and has threatened to kill her too if he (Sufi) refuses to withdraw his support for Mr Obi.See the Story
Africa · Sokoto

Bandits kill traditional ruler's wife, abduct wedding guests in Sokoto

Gunmen, locally called bandits, have killed the wife of a village head and wounded several people in Isa local government area of Sokoto State in a Saturday afternoon attack. 50 were abducted in Gebe and seven in Alkammu. Most of those who were abducted were mostly from Sokoto city and Isa.See the Story
Africa · Sokoto

Punish Deborah Yakubu’s murderers

The pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, has demanded severe punishment for the killers of a female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, Miss Deborah Samuel Yakubu.The post Punish Deborah Yakubu’s murderers — Afenifere appeared first on The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News.See the Story
Africa · Sokoto

Sokoto riot: You will soon see us - Southeast youths fume over attacks on Igbos, shops, churches

The Coalition of South East Youth Leaders, COSEYL, the apex socio-political youth group in the South East has warned against further attacks on IgbosSee the Story

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