Sokoto

Type: City
Name: Sokoto
Country: Nigeria
Latitude: 13.07
Longitude: 5.24
population: 563,899
First reported 53 mins ago - Updated 53 mins ago - 1 reports

Nigeria: Zakat Can Eradicate Poverty - Sultan

By Rakiya A. MuhammadSokoto — The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar, has said that the practice of Zakat is capable of eradicating poverty. The statement comes as the Sokoto State Zakat and Endowment Committee disclosed that it collected and distributed ... [Published AllAfrica.com - 53 mins ago]
Entities: Sokoto, Nigeria, Religion, Qur'an
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

Maintain Winning Attitude Commissioner Tells Tornadoes

Niger State Commissioner for Sports Development, Mr Yusuf Garba Tagwai has tasked players of Niger Tornadoes FC to maintain their winning attitude.Tagwai disclosed this when he visited the training ground of Tornadoes, Wednesday in Minna.He said that ... [Published Daily Times Nigeria - 6 hours ago]
Entities: Sokoto, Ilorin, Bauchi, Wiki
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated 11 hours ago - 3 reports

PDP faults lawmakers over Wamakko’s N3.6bn loan request

Sokoto State chap­ter of the Peo­ples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised the alarm over the approval given the state Governor, Alhaji Aliyu Wamakko, to seek N3.6 billion loan.The party said the state House of Assembly ap­proved the executive’s re­quest ... [Published Daily Sun - 11 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

Wamakko Hailed for Support to Irrigation Farmers

Governor Aliyu WamakkoBy Mohammed Aminu in SokotoThe Sokoto state chapter of the Fertiliser Marketers Association has described the recent distribution of 1,000 tiller machines, fertiliser and farm input to farmers as a good step in the right direction ... [Published This Day Online - 12 hours ago]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Wamakko swears in caretaker c’ttee chairmen

Sokoto State Governor Aliyu Wamakko has sworn in local government caretaker chairmen with a warning  to them to avoid actions that will cause embarrassment to the state. ... [Published Daily Trust Nigera - Aug 20 2014]
Entities: Aliyu Wamakko, Sokoto
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

2015: APC Youth Group Endorses Tambuwal For Sokoto Governorship

— Aug 20, 2014 |A youth wing of the Sokoto All Progressives Congress (APC), Youth Mobilisation Initiative (AYOMI) has called on the speaker, House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal to take the bull by the horns and defect to the APC, saying it ... [Published Leadership - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

People’ll determine my political future, says Sen. Yau

Share This TagsSenator Sahabi Yau Kaura representing Zamfara North Senatorial District, Chairman, Senate Committee on Land Transportation in this interaction with journalists in Kaura-Namoda, assures Nigerians that the challenges ... [Published People Daily - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Scenarios for 2015

W ith the conclusion of the Osun State governorship election and re-election of Rauf Aregbesola, the march to the main prizes in 2015 is now a sprint! The only major event before the 2015 general elections will be the Adamawa governorship fixed for October ... [Published Business Day Nigeria - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 2 reports

Tambuwal set to join APC

Sokoto - The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, may soon dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Party (APC)The speaker’s defection will be made  known after the end of the series of consultation he is currently ... [Published News24 - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

2015: Many PDP Members In Sokoto May Join APC Before Election – Sarkin Gobir

— Aug 19, 2014 |A descendant of Sultan Mohammadu Tambari and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Abdullahi Sarkin Gobir Adiya, yesterday in Sokoto warned that unless the PDP urgently puts its house in order, it will witness mass defection ... [Published Leadership - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Alh Sa’ad Abubakar 111 supports muslim media

Sultan of Sokoto Alh Sa’ad Abubakar 111 has called on the well-to-do individuals to use their resources in establishing Radio and Television houses to be used as a medium by the learned Islamic scholars to propagate ShariahHe made the appeal at the National ... [Published Spy Ghana - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

INEC deploys 4,000 ad-hoc staff for registration exercise in Sokoto

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has said that no fewer than 4,000 ad-hoc staff have been trained to carry out the distribution of Permanent Voters Card(PVC) and continuous voter registration exercise in the state.The Resident Electoral ... [Published Daily Sun - Aug 19 2014]

Quotes

Speaking during flag off of an enlightenment campaign on the payment of Zakat, organised by the Muslim Ummah in Sokoto, the Sultan said: "Giving out Zakkat and endowment, according to the teachings of Islam will surely purify our wealth and also eradicate poverty in our society."
"Hope is not lost, we can win the remaining six games with good attitude."
"Such states like Niger, Kogi, Borno, Anambra and Kebbi States have two Judges each while a few has one each" she said
"He joins them in mourning the passage of the former Minister and one-time military governor of Kebbi State who selflessly dedicated himself to the service of his people and community after retiring from a distinguished career in the nation's armed forces."

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