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Meningitis kills 10 in Sokoto

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Meningitis has killed no fewer than 10 persons in Shagari Local Government Area (LGA) of Sokoto State in the last few weeks, its Chairman, Alhaji Jabbi Shagari, has said. Shagari said on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 in Sokoto that “the deaths were recorded out of the several cases that are being treated across the local government”. He said: “Happily however, ...

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Desertification: Sokoto to plant 1 million trees

Tree planting

As a way of tackling desertification in Sokoto State, Governor Aminu Tambuwal has disclosed that government has raised one million different varieties of seedlings of economic trees for free distribution to people in the state. ‎ He disclosed during the launch of the 2016 Tree Planting Campaign at Bissalam village, Dange-Shuni Local Government Area of the state on Tuesday that ...

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Minor dead, 100 homes destroyed in Sokoto windstorm

Windstorm leaves

The combined effect of heavy rains and windstorm that occurred Friday night killed three-year-old Sharif Bashir and destroyed about 100 houses in Tudun-Yando village in Dange Shuni local government area (LGA) of Sokoto State. EnviroNews gathered that ‎the disasters, which occurred in the early hours of Saturday, affected Tudun Yan-dogo, Kwanar Kinba, Dogon Marke, Shuni town, Rafin Ali, Betta and Kadabale, among ...

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Hailstorm destroys farmlands in Sokoto

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About 70 farmlands have been destroyed by hailstorm in some villages of Shagari Local Government of Sokoto State. Confirming the incident to news men in Shagari town on Monday, chairman of the Local Government Council, Alhaji Jabbi Shagari, said that the affected villages include Gangam, Illela and Lambar Yabo. According to him, “The disaster destroyed over 10,000 square metre of farmlands, ...

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Floods kill 11, destroy farmlands in Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara

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No fewer than 11 persons were killed by floods in Sokoto and Zamfara States this year, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said. Thickman Tanimu, the Deputy Head of the Sokoto Zonal Operations Office of NEMA, said 10 of the victims died in Zamfara State, while a seven-year-old boy died at Kuchi village in Kebbe Local Government Area of ...

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Desertification: Sokoto outlaws tree-felling

Trees

In a bid to curb desert encroachment and land degradation, the Sokoto State Government has banned the practice of felling trees which some use as firewood for domestic purposes. Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal stated this Monday at the flag-off of this year’s tree planting campaign which held at Kawadata, Goronyo Local Government Area (LGA) of the state. According to him, ...

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