Muslim-Muslim ticket is political arrogance
THE rumour has been making the rounds that the All Progressives Congress, APC, is plotting to unfold a presidential ticket made up of a Muslim for President and another Muslim for Vice President in the impending 2015 elections.
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Wed Apr 16, 2014
Sultan condemns abduction of 100 schoolgirls
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar lll, has condemned the abduction of 100 schoolgirls of Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Nigeria: Visit to Northern Nigeria
I was happy to be in Sokoto, northern Nigeria last month to see how the introduction of the latest batch of pentavalent vaccines funded by the GAVI Alliance was progressing.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
God'll expose perpetrators, Sultan prays
The Sultan of Sokoto and President General of the Jama'atu Nasri Islam, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar, and Governor Mukhtar Yero of Kaduna State, on Monday condemned the bombing of Nyanya area of Abuja by suspected Boko Haram members.
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Bomb experts search for evidence at a bomb blast site at Nyanyan in Abuja, April 14, 2014 Monday morning, a bomb exploded at a busy transit station in Nigeria's capital Abuja, killing a reported 71 and wounding 124.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Sultan bestows traditional title of Matawallen Sokoto on Tambuwal
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar, on Monday bestowed the traditional title of Matawallen Sokoto on the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal.
Mon Mar 31, 2014
Dr. Kayode Fayemi rolled out the drums and dignitaries to herald his quest for an unprecedented second term in office last Thursday.
Thu Mar 27, 2014
Why insurgency is growing in Nigeria, by Kukah
By Tony Edike ENUGU- CATHOLIC Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Rt. Rev Matthew Hassan Kukah, yesterday, blamed the increasing wave of insurgency in the country on what he described as conspiracy of silence and break down of societal surveillance.
Protesters ask INEC to conduct fresh Kogi gov poll
No fewer than 200 protesters on Thursday stormed the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Abuja demanding fresh governorship election in Kogi State in compliance with the Supreme Court judgment delivered on January 27, 2012.
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The Lawmakers have equally cried out that they have been under intense pressure by some persons who have asked them to take it easy with the Minister.
Wed Mar 26, 2014
Sultan, others protest marginalisation of Muslim at confab
By Ben Agande, Abuja. The National President of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs and the Sultan of Sokoto, Mohammed Sa'ad Abubakar yesterday led Muslims to protest the alleged marginalisation of Muslim in the composition of the on-going National Conference.
Mon Mar 24, 2014
Confab: True federalism, not resource control is our position- Clark
What should Nigerians expect from South-South delegates at the conference? South South is part of the whole country and the members who are delegates will discuss the President's address.
2015: PDP Can't Reclaim Zamfara - Yari Replies Jonathan
In apparent reaction to President Goodluck Jonathan's claim that the Peoples Democratic Party would recapture Zamfara State in the 2015 general elections, the state governor, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari of the All Progressives Congress has dismissed the president's assertion as a fluke, as PDP could not win the state.
Sat Mar 22, 2014
Don't scuttle confab, CAN warns JNI
The Christian Association of Nigeria has faulted the claim by Jama'atu Nasril Islam that Christians do not deserve the domination they enjoy in the ongoing national conference.
Sultanate Council refutes Senator's claim
The Sultanate Council of Sokoto has refuted a claim attributed to Sen. Ahmed Maccido , to the effect that he is representing the Caliphate in the Senate.
Thu Mar 20, 2014
It Would Be A Grievous Mistake To Allow Jonathan Continue In Office Beyond 2015 - Ex-Minister
A former Minister of Youths Development, Barrister Inuwa Abdulkadir, has said it would amount to a grievous mistake for Nigerians to allow the present administration to continue beyond 2015 against the background of insecurity and corruption in the country.