Maternal Mortality: PLAN International Calls For More Action on Nutrition

More than 545,000 expectant mothers and adolescent girls in Kebbi and Sokoto States have accessed the Iron Folic Acid Supplement to prevent high rising maternal mortality in the north western states.  In a project tagged Boosting Iron Folic Acid Supplementation for Pregnant Women in Northern Nigeria, PLAN International, since 2016 has worked with different stakeholders […]

FEC Approves N5.202b Road Contract In Sokoto

The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the sum of N5.202 billion for the construction of a road in Sokoto State. Minister of State, Power, Works and Housing, Suleiman Hassan, explained that the Council approved the award of contract for the construction of Kagigi, Jaro, Goraye, and Takwaco road […]

Sokoto Guber Race: Yabo Beats Shagari, Others In Online Poll

Folake Sokoya Alhaji Faruk Malami Yabo of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in an online poll that attracted 2,243 votes, has defeated other aspirants within the APC and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) eyeing the exalted position of the Sokoto State Governor. Aspirants in the poll include former Deputy Governor and Water Resources Minister, Mukhtar […]

Sokoto Gov Tambuwal Leaves APC For PDP

Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, has announced his defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party. He made the announcement in a tweet on Wednesday via the Sokoto Government House (@SokotoGovtHouse): “I have consulted widely especially with the Sokoto people and they have confidently assured me of my next […]

Sokoto, BoI To Disburse N2 billion To Small Businesses

Sokoto state government and the Bank of Industries (BoI) will disburse the sum of N2 billion to support small scale businesses in the state. Already, the state government said it had released its counterpart fund of N1 billion to the BoI for the scheme. The Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs to Governor Aminu […]

Sokoto uncovers 13,415 ghost LG workers

The Sokoto State Government said it had deleted 13, 415 ghost names from the payrolls of the 23 local councils of the state. The Commissioner for Local Governments and Community Development, Alhaji Mannir Dan-Iya, made the disclosure in Sokoto on Thursday. The commissioner, who briefed newsmen on the activities of the ministry in the last […]

Sokoto releases N1bn to support SMEs

Sokoto State Government has released the sum of N1bn to support small and medium scale enterprises in the state. The money is part of its counterpart fund in a N2bn intervention fund to be floated in collaboration with the Bank of Industries. Speaking when he led officials on an inspection visit to SG Adiya Farms […]

APC sweeps polls in Sokoto State

  The All Progressive Party (APC), in Sokoto State, North West Nigeria has won all the seats in the Local Government elections conducted on Saturday. The State Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Alhaji Usman Abubakar, stated while releasing the results yesterday that the APC won all the Local Government Chairmanship seats as […]