Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Zamfara

    Teachers ‘abducted’ as bandits attack girls’ school in Zamfara

Teachers ‘abducted’ as bandits attack girls’ school in Zamfara

Suspected bandits have reportedly attacked a school in Zamfara state, kidnapping some teachers and students in the process.BBC Hausa is reporting that the bandits struck at the Government Girls Secondary School, Moriki, in Zurü local government area, on Wednesday night, and opened fire immediately.They were said to have killed one man and abducted two teachers and four nursing students.A resident [...]

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    APC sweeps Zamfara LG polls

APC sweeps Zamfara LG polls

The Zamfara Independent Electoral Commission (ZSIEC) has declared the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winners of the local government council election in the state.NAN reports that 42 political parties participated in the polls, but the major opposition political parties in the state boycotted the elections.Some political parties in the state, including the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and [...]

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    Troops arrest LGA vice chairman in Zamfara over ‘links to bandits’

Troops arrest LGA vice chairman in Zamfara over ‘links to bandits’

Troops of the operation Sharan Daji of the Nigerian army have arrested Yahuza Wuya, vice chairman of Anka local government area of Zamfara state, over alleged link to suspected bandits.Clement Abiade, acting information officer of the operation, confirmed the arrest of Wuya in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja, on Thursday.Abiade said the council vice chairman was picked up [...]

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    Yari: In five years, bandits have killed over 3000 in Zamfara

Yari: In five years, bandits have killed over 3000 in Zamfara

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, says armed bandits have killed 3,526 persons in the state in the last five years.Yari spoke at a town hall meeting in Gusau, the state capital, on Tuesday.According to NAN, the meeting was attended by Mohammed Adamu, inspector general of police (IGP), traditional and community leaders, as well as herders and farmers.Yari, who was represented [...]

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    Zamfara to recruit 1700 local charmers to fight bandits

Zamfara to recruit 1700 local charmers to fight bandits

The Zamfara state government says it will recruit 1,700 local charmers to address the security challenges in the state  Bello Dankande, the state commissioner for local government and chieftaincy, disclosed this at a security meeting with traditional rulers and local government council chairmen in the state, on Wednesday.According to him, the local charmers will work alongside the 8,500 members of Civilian Joint [...]

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    INEC: S’court will determine our final action on Zamfara APC candidates

INEC: S’court will determine our final action on Zamfara APC candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) says the supreme court will determine the validity of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary elections in Zamfara state.The court of appeal sitting in Sokoto had set aside the judgment delivered by the Zamfara high court allowing the APC to field candidates in the 2019 elections.Following the appellate court ruling,  INEC withheld certificates of return [...]

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    INEC omits APC from Zamfara result sheets

INEC omits APC from Zamfara result sheets

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is not on the result sheets of the ongoing governorship and house of assembly elections in Zamfara state.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) attributed the development to the court rulings on the internal crisis in Zamfara APC.INEC had excluded the party from the 2019 elections as a result of the controversies which trailed the primary [...]

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    Appeal court paves way for Zamfara APC to field candidates

Appeal court paves way for Zamfara APC to field candidates

The court of appeal sitting in Abuja has set aside the judgment of the federal high court, Abuja, which held that the Zamfara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) can not field candidates for the general election.Citing its inability to conduct primaries before the stipulated deadline, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had barred the ruling party from [...]

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    Zamfara APC guber aspirants hammer Yari over court judgement

Zamfara APC guber aspirants hammer Yari over court judgement

Eight governorship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara state have accused Abdulaziz Yari, the governor, of making moves to enforce a state court judgement on the party.Speaking at a press conference on Sunday in Kaduna, Kabir Marafa, who spoke on behalf of other aspirants, said a novice application was filed on Friday by the governor seeking [...]

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    Zamfara poll: Buhari asked to pay ‘special attention’ to appeal court

Zamfara poll: Buhari asked to pay ‘special attention’ to appeal court

President Muhammadu Buhari must spread his anti-graft lens to the court of appeal over the Zamfara APC governorship candidate tussle, a civil society group has said.The APC national working committee (NWC) had submitted the name of Dauda Lawal to the Independence National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the consensus candidate but INEC rejected the list.INEC argued that there were no primaries [...]

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    INEC insists APC won’t field candidates in Zamfara

INEC insists APC won’t field candidates in Zamfara

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has insisted that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not field candidates for the elections in Zamfara state.Arising from a meeting on Wednesday, INEC maintained its stance that the party did not conduct valid primaries to elect candidates for the governorship, national assembly and state assembly elections in Zamfara.INEC made its position know while [...]

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    Zamfara commissioner calls for three-day fasting over banditry

Zamfara commissioner calls for three-day fasting over banditry

Bello Dankande, Zamfara commissioner for local government and chieftancy affairs, has called on residents to embark on a three-day fast in a bid to seek God's intervention on activities of bandits and kidnappers in the state.According to NAN, Dankande urged residents to embark on the fast while speaking at a press conference in Gusau, the state capital, on Tuesday.The commissioner [...]

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    Yari has sidelined me, Zamfara deputy governor cries out

Yari has sidelined me, Zamfara deputy governor cries out

Ibrahim Wakkala, deputy governor of Zamfara state, says Abdul’Aziz Yari, the governor, has sidelined him.Speaking with reporters in Gusau, the state capital, on Sunday Wakkala said the governor had denied him his rights and privileges .“For months now,several of the legal funding that are supposed to be made to my office have been stopped and I have been completely [...]

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    Fayose to Yari: Be a man and stand with your people, not with their oppressors

Fayose to Yari: Be a man and stand with your people, not with their oppressors

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti, has urged Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar, Zamfara governor, to return home and stand in defense of the people of his state.The ex-governor said Yari should not be abroad when there is a spate of killings by armed bandits and high level of insecurity in Zamfara.Fayose, south-west coordinator of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign council, released [...]

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    Groups ask FG to declare state of emergency in Zamfara

Groups ask FG to declare state of emergency in Zamfara

Some civil society groups have asked the federal government to declare state of emergency in Zamfara state.In a statement on Monday, the groups said the "ineptitude" of Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, has worsened the insecurity situation in the state.Commenting on the recent protest in the state, they said the destruction of the campaign posters of President Muhammadu Buhari shows [...]

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    Movement restricted as riot breaks out in Zamfara over killings

Movement restricted as riot breaks out in Zamfara over killings

The police have restricted movement in Tsafe local government area of Zamfara state following unrest in the area.Some internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Tsafe had taken to the streets to protest the recent killings in the state.The protest lit bonfires, destroyed some vehicles and set the secretariat of Tsafe local government on fire.The police deployed officers to bring the situation [...]

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