Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Zamfara

    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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    Jonathan bags traditional title from emir of Gusau

Jonathan bags traditional title from emir of Gusau

Kabiru Danbaba, the emir of Gusau, on Tuesday honoured President Goodluck Jonathan with the title of Garkuwan Manoman Zamfara (the shield of Zamfara farmers).The title, which was in recognition of the president’s contributions to farmers in the state, means "President Goodluck Jonathan is the shield of farmers in Zamfara."The emir commended the president for appointing sons of the soil Aliyu [...]

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    Zamfara extends school resumption for Ebola, Sallah

Zamfara extends school resumption for Ebola, Sallah

The Zamfara state government has further extended the resumption date for schools from September 22 to October 13, permanent secretary of its ministry of education, Alhaji Lawal Talata Mafara, said on Tuesday.The October date had been fixed by the federal government when the Ebola Virus Disease broke out in the country but it was reversed to September 22 after the [...]

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    Condoms don’t sell well in Zamfara anymore

Condoms don’t sell well in Zamfara anymore

The sale of condoms has dropped in Zamfara state ─ and, ironically, HIV/AIDS is also on the decline, according to government officials.A lecturer at the Zamfara State School of Health Technology, Tsafe, Mallam Nura Zurmi, told NAN on Friday that "we have observed that... the use of condoms has dropped as the sale of condoms had reduced in chemists".Nura said students [...]

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