Thursday, January 17, 2019

Zamfara

    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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    APC shifts Zamfara governorship primary election to Monday

APC shifts Zamfara governorship primary election to Monday

The Zamfara chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has shifted its governorship primary to October 1.Shehu Isa, spokesman of the party in the state, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.He attributed the development to non-arrival of the election committee of the party from the national headquarters in Abuja.Meanwhile, the police command in the state has appealed to stakeholders [...]

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    Marafa: I will win Zamfara APC guber primary

Marafa: I will win Zamfara APC guber primary

Kabir Marafa says he'll win the Zamfara governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Marafa said he's taking part in the primary because "executives in the governor's camp" won't coordinate it.The executive officers of the Zamfara chapter of the APC loyal to Abdulaziz Yari, governor of the state, had adopted indirect primary.But the senator representing Zamfara central and seven other governorship aspirants [...]

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    Orphaned by bandits: Inside Zamfara village where children abandon school for farming

Orphaned by bandits: Inside Zamfara village where children abandon school for farming

At a press conference in Abuja last month, Sa’idu Dansadau, ex-senator representing Zamfara central, said bandits have killed at least 3,000 people in the state in the last two years.Dansadau spoke one month after Abdulaziz Yari, governor of the state, announced that he had resigned his role as chief security officer of the state because of his inability to secure lives. [...]

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    Zamfara killings continue, 30 killed in attacks on 5 villages

Zamfara killings continue, 30 killed in attacks on 5 villages

Not less than 30 people were reportedly killed in the renewed attacks by bandits in Zamfara state on Tuesday.Muhammad Shehu, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed the attack but pegged the casualty figure at three.Shehu said the victims were killed in Sakkida and Gyadde villages, while further attacks were repelled by the force when it got a distress call.However, [...]

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    Hunger looms in Zamfara as kidnappers raid farmlands

Hunger looms in Zamfara as kidnappers raid farmlands

Two years ago when President Muhammadu Buhari  launched Operation Harbin Kunama, a military taskforce  targetted at banditry and cattle rustling in Zamfara state, many residents heaved a sigh of relief.Despite the efforts of the government and security forces, attacks have not stopped but taken a worse dimension. Farmers in different parts of Zamfara have abandoned their farmlands over fear of [...]

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    How Zamfara monarch paid the ultimate price to protect his subjects

How Zamfara monarch paid the ultimate price to protect his subjects

When armed bandits arrived Kucheri, a village in Tsafe local government of Zamfara state on July 6, Ibrahim Madawaki, the district head, was consulting with his people. It was just after the evening prayer. The intruders who came on motorcycles, announced their presence with sporadic shots.A witness told TheCable that they placed members of their gang in three strategic [...]

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