Showing posts with label Sokoto state. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sokoto state. Show all posts

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Sokoto Chief Imam Killed In Hajj Stampede

The Sokoto State Pilgrims Welfare Agency has disclosed that Sheikh Liman Dan-Ata, the Chief Imam of the Sultan Abubakar III Juma’at Mosque, Sokoto, was among those killed in the stampede in Mina, Saudi Arabia where over 700 lives was lost.  This was disclosed in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday by the Media Assistant to the agency Alhaji Farouk Umar.
According to NAN, the state government had in a statement issued on Saturday by Imam Imam, spokesman to Gov. Aminu Tambuwal, confirmed the killing of nine other pilgrims from the state in the Mina stampede. The agency also confirmed the killing of the immediate Caretaker Chairman of Illela Local Government Area of the state, Alhaji Bello Gidan-Hamma, his mother, step-mother and two wives in the stampede.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

750 APC women defect to PDP in Sokoto state!

No fewer than 750 women from the All Progressives party from the 23 local governments in Sokoto State on Tuesday defected to the Peoples Democratic Party.  The decampees, led by Luba Dubai, an APC chieftain, were received by the state Chairman’s wife, Sa’adiya Milgoma, at the PDP women rally in Sokoto on Tuesday.

“The new entrants will be treated equally and fairly, and we should all work to ensure the success of the party at the forthcoming polls at all levels,’’ Ms. Milgoma said.