Latest News, Events and Happenings in Sokoto News.en-usNDLEA proposes mandatory drug test for Nigerians getting married Nigeria&#8217;s National Drug Law Enforcement Agency is proposing a mandatory drug test for persons intending to get married.NDLEA chairman Brig. Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa said compulsory drug tests and evaluations for intending couple <br>GuardianBestNairaMon, 04 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases rise to 206,138 Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says Nigeria&rsquo;s COVID-19 cases continues to rise, as 74 new cases were recorded by the NCDC on Sunday. x The NCDC said on its website on Monday morning that the additional 74 infections brought the t <br>GuardianBestNairaMon, 04 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0100 NDLEA nabs fake soldier with drugs, walkie-talkie sets, others of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency , have arrested a suspected fake soldier, Hayatu Galadima and his accomplice, Hamisu Adamu, while conveying drugs, ammunition and communication equipment to bandits in Kaduna. x The du <br>GuardianBestNairaMon, 04 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0100 How governors’ battle over zoning threatens 2023 poll, national unity Cross section of Southern States governors during recent meeting&bull; Power Shift Debate Can&rsquo;t Affect Governors Forum &#8211; NGFThe disparate positions adopted by the 17 Southern Governors&rsquo; Forum and their 19 Northern States counterp <br>GuardianBestNairaSun, 03 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0100 NCDC announces 161 additional infections, total now 205,940 NCDC. Photo: BIOREPORTSThe Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has announced 161 new cases of COVID-19 in the country as of Oct. 1.The NCDC said on its website on Saturday morning that the additional 161 infections brought the total of infect <br>GuardianBestNairaSat, 02 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Afenifere, PANDEF tackle Buhari over independence day speech President Muhammadu&lt;br /&gt;Buhari PHOTO: FACEBOOK/Femi AdesinaPan Niger Delta Forum has criticised the 61st Independence Day speech by President Muhammadu Buhari, saying it was totally indifferent to the mood of the country.The pan-Yo <br>GuardianBestNairaSat, 02 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Cholera claimed 2, 791 Nigerians in 28 states, FCT in 9 months –NCDC Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has said that cholera had claimed 2, 791 lives across 28 states and the Federal Capital Territory since the beginning of 2021.The Director-General, NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, told News Agency of Nigeria <br>GuardianBestNairaFri, 01 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Nigerian troops neutralise 85 terrorists of Operation Hadin Kai have neutralised no fewer than 85 Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorists in the North East. x Also, the soldiers arrested 2,043 of the terrorists&rsquo; informants and logistics su <br>GuardianBestNairaFri, 01 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Nigeria: Still at sea at 61 are many indicators that Nigeria has remained transfixed in a circle for a greater part of its 61 years of political independence from colonial Britain. One ready pointer to the country&rsquo;s stagnation could be seen from a song performed by <br>GuardianBestNairaFri, 01 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Sanusi to Nigerians: Stop cursing your leaders because of hardship SanusiFormer Emir of Kano and leader of Tijjaniyya Sect in Nigeria, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has enjoined Nigerians to stop cursing their leaders because of the current hardship in the country.Addressing members of the sect from seven states of Northwe <br>GuardianBestNairaFri, 01 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0100 PDP governors zone party chairmanship to north governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party have voted for the zoning of the party chairmanship to the north. x PDP governors reached the decision on Wednesday at Akwa Ibom governor&rsquo;s residence in Abuja wher <br>GuardianBestNairaThu, 30 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Pope Francis urges Nigeria to guarantee safety of citizens amid insecurity Francis has urged Nigeria to guarantee the safety of all citizens in the country in the wake of deadly attacks in the north. x The Pope prayed for those who had been killed and injured as a result of the insecurity, citing the attacks in Kaduna <br>GuardianBestNairaThu, 30 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0100 COVID-19: NCDC registers additional 437 infections, 6 deaths in Nigeria Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Wednesday registered 437 additional COVID-19 infections, six deaths and 582 discharged across 17 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory. x The statistics, according to the NCDC, on <br>GuardianBestNairaThu, 30 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Declare bandits as terrorists, Senate tells Buhari bandits continue their unrestrained reign of terror in Zamfara, Katsina, Kaduna and other Northwestern states, the Senate, yesterday, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to declare them as terrorists in the country.The red chamber also asked the Com <br>GuardianBestNairaThu, 30 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Senate asks Buhari to declare bandits as terrorists Senate President Ahmed Lawan. Photo: TWITTER/DRAHMADLWAN/TOPEBROWN&#8230;&#8230;as Lawan pledges improved security fundingThe Nigerian Senate Wednesday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to place bandits on the same pedestal as terrorists. x Adopti <br>GuardianBestNairaWed, 29 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0100