Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Zamfara

    500 Qur’anic reciters pray for Buhari’s recovery

500 Qur’anic reciters pray for Buhari’s recovery

The Zamfara state government said on Tuesday that it has assembled 500 reciters of the Holy Qur’an to offer special prayers for the wellbeing of President Muhammadu Buhari.Lawal Liman, the state’s commissioner for rural and community development, told NAN in Gusau that the Islamic scholars are also praying for the good of Nigeria.He said they were drawn from the 14 [...]

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    Zamfara varsity rusticates 15 students, expels two for exam misconduct

Zamfara varsity rusticates 15 students, expels two for exam misconduct

The Federal University Gusau in Zamfara state has rusticated 15 students and expelled two others over examination misconduct.Magaji Garbage, vice-chancellor, made the disclosure in an interview with NAN while inspecting ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in Gusau on Tuesday. [...]

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    ICYMI: Meningitis vaccines go missing in Zamfara

ICYMI: Meningitis vaccines go missing in Zamfara

Two officials of Bungudu local council in Zamfara have been ordered to produce the missing meningitis vaccines allocated to the area or be sanctioned.The affected officials are the local council’s director of health, Rabiu Dansadau and the councillor of health, Sanusi Umar.Aliyu Kagara, chairman of the state sub-committee for the procurement, management and distribution of meningitis drugs and vaccines, said [...]

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    Sanusi: Zamfara started Sharia in Nigeria, today it has the highest poverty rate

Sanusi: Zamfara started Sharia in Nigeria, today it has the highest poverty rate

Muhammad Sanusi II, emir of Kano, says Zamfara state started the implementation of Sharia law in Nigeria, but currently, it has the highest poverty rate in the country.Speaking at the Mo Ibrahim Forum in Marrakesh, Morocco on Saturday, Sanusi said many of those who seize religion as tool of getting power, are not necessarily better than the rest of the [...]

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    Shinkafi, ex-Zamfara governor, dumps PDP for APC

Shinkafi, ex-Zamfara governor, dumps PDP for APC

Mamuda Shinkafi, former Zamfara state governor, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).He was alleged to have unlawfully received the sum of N15m for the 2015 election from Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum.Shinkafi, who became the state governor in 2007 on the platform of All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), defected to the [...]

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    6 ‘bandits’ die during clash with vigilante group in Zamfara

6 ‘bandits’ die during clash with vigilante group in Zamfara

Six suspected bandits have been killed in a clash with members of a vigilante group in Zamfara state.According to NAN, the clash occurred near Yan Waren Daji of Tsafe local government area.Musa Daji, a witness and resident of the village, who spoke to journalists on Friday, said many residents were now fleeing to Tsafe, the headquarters of the local government, [...]

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    ‘Strange disease’ kills 3 students in Zamfara

‘Strange disease’ kills 3 students in Zamfara

Three students of Government Arabic Boarding Secondary School, Maradun, Zamfara have been killed in an outbreak of a “mysterious” disease.Mukhtar Lugga, the state commissioner for education, told NAN on Wednesday that two other students had been admitted at the General Hospital, Maradun.According to him, the disease was recorded last Monday and the state government swung into action by mobilising a [...]

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    Zamfara govt house ‘thrown into darkness’ over N400m bill

Zamfara govt house ‘thrown into darkness’ over N400m bill

The Zamfara state government house in Gusau has remained in darkness following the disconnection of electricity supply to the premises by the Kaduna Power Holding Company.Aminu Yakubu, business development and relationship officer of the company in Gusau area office, told journalists on Wednesday that the action followed the failure of the state government to settle its bills.Yakubu said the state [...]

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    155 killed, 50 abducted in less than one month, says Zamfara gov

155 killed, 50 abducted in less than one month, says Zamfara gov

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, has revealed that 155 persons had been killed by bandits in less than a month.Yari disclosed this in a statewide broadcast on Monday.He also said that over 50 persons had been kidnapped during the period.Yari said 53 people were killed in Shinkafi local government area; 50 in Maru local government area; 37 in Maradun [...]

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    Again, bandits strike in Zamfara, ‘kill 9′

Again, bandits strike in Zamfara, ‘kill 9′

Nine people, including two policemen, have been killed by bandits in a fresh attack in Zamfara state.Don Awunah, spokesman of the Nigeria police force, disclosed this to NAN in Abuja on Sunday.Awunah said the police mobile force and the counter-terrorism unit had been deployed in the area to restore law and order.Yusuf Moriki, member representing Zurmi west in the state [...]

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    35 killed, 40 abducted in fresh Zamfara attacks

35 killed, 40 abducted in fresh Zamfara attacks

Armed bandits have killed at least 35 people and abducted 40 in Maradun and Maru local government areas of Zamfara state.The attack comes two weeks after 36 miners were killed in Bindin village, also in Maru local government area.According to Daily Trust, dozens of armed men riding on motorcycles stormed the villages, and opened fire on residents.The newspaper said seven [...]

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    Zamfara gov cancels US trip, sets up panel to probe fresh killings

Zamfara gov cancels US trip, sets up panel to probe fresh killings

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, has cancelled his trip to the US over an attack, which led to the death of 36 miners in the state.Ibrahim Dosara, his spokesman, said Yari was supposed to monitor the ongoing presidential election in the US.TheCable had earlier reported how 36 miners were on Monday killed in an ambush at Bindin in Maru [...]

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    Gunmen kill ’36 miners’ in Zamfara

Gunmen kill ’36 miners’ in Zamfara

Unknown gunmen have killed 36 miners in Bindim, a community in Maru local government area of Zamfara state. A source told TheCable that the tragic incident occurred late Monday. The victims were said to have been ambushed at a mine location. Abdulaziz Yari, governor of the state, confirmed the statement, vowing that the perpetrators would not go unpunished. The high rate of insecurity in [...]

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    Troops kill 15 bandits in Zamfara

Troops kill 15 bandits in Zamfara

Troops of the 223 Light Tank Battalion , Gusau, Zamfara, have killed 15 bandits in two separate operations in the state, according to Abdullahi Adamu, commanding officer of the battalion.Adamu made the disclosure to NAN in Gusau on Wednesday, saying the operations were carried out between September 7 and September 10.He said an early morning raid was launched on a [...]

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    The law will take its course, Buhari tells Zamfara ‘blasphemy’ killers

The law will take its course, Buhari tells Zamfara ‘blasphemy’ killers

President Muhammadu Buhari says justice will be meted out to the perpetrators of the mob killings in Zamfara state.Eight people were burnt alive by a mob at Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, Talata Mafara on Monday.The victims were burnt to death in house occupied by a male student alleged to have committed blasphemed against Prophet Muhammed.In a statement released on Tuesday, Buhari noted that ethnic violence [...]

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    8 burnt alive in Zamfara over ‘blasphemy’

8 burnt alive in Zamfara over ‘blasphemy’

At least eight people were burnt to death by a mob on Monday at Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, Talata Mafara, Zamfara state, following alleged blasphemy against Prophet Muhammed by a student of the college.The male student was accused of committing blasphemy during an exchange of words with a Muslim friend, resulting in tension at the school.A student of the university told TheCable that when the accused saw the danger to [...]

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