Monday, March 25, 2019

Zamfara

    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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    Former Zamfara SUBEB chairman handed 41-year jail sentence

Former Zamfara SUBEB chairman handed 41-year jail sentence

A five-man panel of the court of appeal sitting in Sokoto and presided over by Hannatu Sankey, a judge, has sentenced Murtala Jengebe, chairman of the Zamfara State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), to a cumulative jail term of 41 years.Jengebe was convicted by the court after the appellate court found him guilty on the seven out of the 10 [...]

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    Policeman among six killed as bandits strike in Zamfara

Policeman among six killed as bandits strike in Zamfara

No fewer than six persons including a police corporal were on Friday killed by bandits in Gurbin Bore village, Zurmi local government area of Zamfara.Mohammed Shehu, the police public relations officer (PPRO) in the state, told NAN that the bandits numbering about 100 attacked the community at about 10pm.He said three other persons were severely wounded and had been taken [...]

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    Marafa contradicts Oshiomhole on consensus candidates in Zamfara APC

Marafa contradicts Oshiomhole on consensus candidates in Zamfara APC

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says consensus candidates did not emerge in the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries in the state.Marafa was responding to claims by the Adams Oshiomhole, APC national chairman, that the party arrived at a consensus in Zamfara before the October 7 deadline of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).INEC had written to the APC conveying its [...]

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    Zamfara APC crisis: Yari organises parallel primary as NWC panel fails to meet INEC deadline

Zamfara APC crisis: Yari organises parallel primary as NWC panel fails to meet INEC deadline

The crisis in the Zamfara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) took a new turn over the weekend as Abdulaziz Yari, the governor, and some of his loyalists organised a parallel governorship primary election.Mukhtar Idris, finance commissioner of the state, was announced as winner of the primary which held at the APC secretariat in Gusau, the state capital.Idris [...]

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    NWC dissolves Zamfara APC exco, warns Yari

NWC dissolves Zamfara APC exco, warns Yari

The national working committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has dissolved the executive committee of the Zamfara state chapter of the party.Yekini Nabena, acting national publicity secretary of the party, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday.He said the panel inaugurated by the NWC would conduct the legislative and gubernatorial primaries which were rescheduled over controversies.The [...]

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    It’s not a do-or-die affair, says Marafa on his governorship ambition

It’s not a do-or-die affair, says Marafa on his governorship ambition

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says his ambition to be governor of the state is not a do-or-die affair.Marafa said this while reacting to an alleged threat of Abdulaziz Yari, governor of the state, that there would be chaos if the direct primary is used to pick the state's All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate.The poll was shifted from [...]

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