Saturday, January 14, 2017
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Zamfara

    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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    DSS arrests Zamfara speaker over ‘plot to impeach gov’

DSS arrests Zamfara speaker over ‘plot to impeach gov’

Operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS) have arrested Sanusi Rikiji, speaker of the Zamfara state house of assembly, over an alleged plot to impeach Abdulaziz Yari, governor of the state.Rikiji and some members of the assembly are currently being detained in Abuja.Those said to be detained along with him are Muhammad Gumi, deputy speaker; Isah Abdulmumini, majority leader; [...]

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    9 ‘bandits’ killed in exchange of gunfire with soldiers

9 ‘bandits’ killed in exchange of gunfire with soldiers

The 224 light tank battalion of the Nigerian army, Gusau, Zamfara state, says it has killed nine bandits during an exchange of gunfire in Madaka village in Dansadau Emirate of Zamfara.Adamu Aliyu, commanding officer of the battalion, made the disclosure while addressing reporters on Wednesday.He said soldiers were combing suspected black spots in search of those who escaped with bullet wounds.Aliyu [...]

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    9 killed in reprisal attack on Zamfara village

9 killed in reprisal attack on Zamfara village

Gunmen have killed nine persons in an attack on Fanteka village in Daraga district of Maru Local government area of Zamfara state.Sanusi Amiru, police public relations officer, confirmed the incident to NAN on Saturday, saying it was a reprisal attack.Amiru said six of those killed were members of the community, while the other three were members of the gang gunned [...]

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    Supreme court upholds Yari’s election as gov

Supreme court upholds Yari’s election as gov

The supreme court has upheld the election of Abdulazeez Yari of All Progressives Congress (APC) as governor of Zamfara state.Delivering the judgment, the Justice John Okoro-led panel of six justices held that the petition lacked substance."The grouse of the appellants in this issue, basically, is that there was over-voting and that because of that there was substantial non-compliance with the [...]

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    APC sweeps Zamfara LG poll

APC sweeps Zamfara LG poll

The All Progressive Congress (APC) won all the chairmanship positions in the Saturday's local council election in Zamfara state.Garba Muhammad, chairman of the Zamfara State Independent Electoral Commission (ZSIEC), said all the candidates of the party in the 14 councils, met all the provisions of the electoral law and had been declared winners of the election in their respective councils.He [...]

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    NEMA to ‘forcibly evacuate’ thousands in Zamfara

NEMA to ‘forcibly evacuate’ thousands in Zamfara

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Thursday expressed its readiness to forcibly evacuate over 2,000 household in Gangare, Zamfara, to avoid casualty in case of flood.Thickman Tanimu, NEMA’s coordinator in-charge of Sokoto operations office, made the disclosure in Gusau, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)He explained that the household would be evacuated from Gangare area [...]

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    Zamfara governor loses chief of staff

Zamfara governor loses chief of staff

Zamfara state government has announced the death of Dahiru Zubairu, the newly-appointed chief of staff to the governor.In a statement, Abdullahi Shinkafi, secretary to the state government, said Zubairu died at his Kaduna residence on Wednesday night after a brief illness.The statement said the deceased is survived by a wife and four children.It added that Shinkafi was a member of [...]

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    Yari defeats father-in-law to retain Zamfara governorship

Yari defeats father-in-law to retain Zamfara governorship

Abdulaziz Yari of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has been re-elected governor of Zamfara state.In the result, which was declared at about 4.30am on Monday in Gusau, the returning officer, Abdullahi Zuru, declared Yari winner with a total vote of 716,964.Mamuda Shinkafi, his closest rival, who is also his father in-law, ran on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party [...]

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Exchange Rates

January 14, 2017USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK316.13385.11336.46
LAGOS491600515
KANO487595510
PH491600518
ABUJA492600516
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
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