Monday, February 19, 2018

Zamfara

    Gov Yari says ‘Zamfara killings getting worse under Buhari’

Gov Yari says ‘Zamfara killings getting worse under Buhari’

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, says killings are getting worse under President Muhammadu Buhari.Speaking Friday evening when he led five governors on a sympathy visit to the palace of Atiku Abubakar, emir of Zurmi, Yari said security agencies have failed in their responsibilities.He said his administration gave information to security agencies 24 hours before the attack on some communities in [...]

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    ’41’ shot dead in Zamfara

’41’ shot dead in Zamfara

Suspected armed bandits have killed at least 41 persons at Birane village in Zurmi local government area of Zamfara state.According to Daily Trust, the gunmen struck after intercepting a vehicle conveying bridesmaid and traders to the community market.They reportedly slit the throat of the driver and then opened fire on the vehicle killing all on board.The armed bandits then proceeded [...]

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    Under-age driver flees after killing three in Zamfara

Under-age driver flees after killing three in Zamfara

An under-age driver has killed three persons in Gusau, capital of Zamfara state.Mohammed Shehu, spokesman of the police in the state, confirmed the incident, saying it is being investigated.“The incident happened on Monday and the hit-and-run kid driver is yet to be arrested. Already,  we have gotten his details with the ongoing investigation,” he said.Also speaking on the matter, Nasir [...]

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    Six villagers shot dead as gunmen abduct children of Zamfara rep

Six villagers shot dead as gunmen abduct children of Zamfara rep

Six villagers were shot dead at Gora, a village in Maradun local government area of Zamafra state, during the abduction of two children of Yahaya Chado, member representing Maradun/Bakura federal constituency.Mohammed Shehu, police public relations officer in the state, confirmed the incident, saying it happened around 1am on Monday.He said after the gunmen left the house, they killed six persons and [...]

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    Only ’24 candidates passed NECO in Zamfara’

Only ’24 candidates passed NECO in Zamfara’

Only 24 candidates from Zamfara state passed the 2017 November/December Senior School Certificate Examination of the National Examinations Council (NECO).The examination was reportedly taken by 186 candidates in Zamfara.According to PUNCH, Charles Uwakwe, NECO registrar, disclosed this on Tuesday while briefing journalists at the council’s headquarters in Minna, Niger state."For candidates’ general performance by states, Ogun state has the best result [...]

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    ‘Bandits’ ambush soldiers in Zamfara

‘Bandits’ ambush soldiers in Zamfara

Suspected bandits ambushed an anti-terrorism team of the Nigerian army in Zamfara state on Friday.The incident happened in Maru local government area of Zamfara.NAN quoted a source at the 223 light tank battalion of the Nigerian army, Gusau, as saying one soldier was wounded and two operational vehicles were burnt by the hoodlums.The source also said a number of the hoodlums [...]

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    Assistant police commissioner kidnapped in Zamfara released

Assistant police commissioner kidnapped in Zamfara released

Emmanuel Adeniyi, an assistant commissioner of police in Zamfara state, who was kidnapped last Wednesday, has been released.A source at the police headquarters in Abuja confirmed this to TheCable on Sunday. He said the police officer and members of his family were released owing to pressure from the force.The kidnap happened on Wednesday when the police officer serving in Gusau, Zamfara [...]

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    Gunmen abduct assistant commissioner of police in Zamfara

Gunmen abduct assistant commissioner of police in Zamfara

Emmanuel Adeniyi, an assistant commissioner of police in Zamfara state, has been abducted alongside members of his family.The incident was said to have occurred on Wednesday when the police officer serving in Gusau, Zamfara state capital, was travelling to Kaduna state.Adeniyi's Hi-lux van ran into the gunmen who ordered he and his family members into another vehicle and whisked them away.Also, another [...]

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    Zamfara workers begin indefinite strike today

Zamfara workers begin indefinite strike today

Workers under the employment of Zamfara government on Monday embarked on an indefinite strike over the failure of the government to meet their several demands.The workers had earlier given the government a 21-day ultimatum to meet certain demands or face industrial action.Bashir Mafara, chairman, Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) in the state, announced the decision after a joint meeting of the [...]

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    Zamfara varsity ignores JAMB, pegs cut-off mark at 170

Zamfara varsity ignores JAMB, pegs cut-off mark at 170

The Federal University Gusau (FUGUS) has announced 170 as the minimum mark for the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) cut-off marks for admission into the University for the 2017/2018 academic session.The information officer of the university, Umar Usman, disclosed this in an interview with NAN in Gusau on Saturday. [...]

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    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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