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    Yari: I did my best to tackle insecurity in Zamfara

Yari: I did my best to tackle insecurity in Zamfara

Abdul’aziz Yari, former governor of Zamfara state, says he did his best to tackle the insecurity in the state.Yari spoke on Monday at a meeting of All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders from Gusau, Maradun and Tsafe local government areas.He said despite trying his best, he was still accused of not doing well in the fight against insurgency.He called for the [...]

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    I left no debt in Zamfara, says Yari

I left no debt in Zamfara, says Yari

Abdulaziz Yari, former governor of Zamfara state, says he left no debt or liability for the new administration in the state.Yari made this known at a news conference held at the All Progressives Congress state secretariat in Gusau, the state capital, on Wednesday.A transition committee set up by Bello Matawalle, governor of the state, had said Yari misappropriated N251 billion.Ibrahim Wakkala, [...]

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    Zamfara APC faction expels Yari over ‘electoral misfortune’

Zamfara APC faction expels Yari over ‘electoral misfortune’

A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara has expelled Abdulaziz Yari, ex-governor of the state.The faction which Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, belongs to, also suspended Lawal Shuiabu, APC deputy chairman (north).The development is coming hours after the faction of which Yari belongs to moved against Marafa.The senator, a governorship aspirant, was expelled over alleged anti-party [...]

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    Zamfara APC expels Marafa for ‘anti-party activities’

Zamfara APC expels Marafa for ‘anti-party activities’

The Zamfara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has expelled Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, for alleged anti-party activities.In a statement on Monday in Abuja, Shehu Isah, the state party publicity secetary, said the decision was reached during the party's state executive committee meeting in Gusau, the state capital, on Sunday.Also expelled were Ibrahim Wakkala, former deputy [...]

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    Yari: We did everything possible to ensure APC did not lose Zamfara

Yari: We did everything possible to ensure APC did not lose Zamfara

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, says he has accepted the ruling of the supreme court sacking candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.The APC governor said the party in the state did their best to ensure it did not lose the state to the opposition party but could not succeed.The supreme court on Friday sacked all [...]

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    CLOSE-UP: Lawali, the incumbent rep who is set to take Yari’s senate seat

CLOSE-UP: Lawali, the incumbent rep who is set to take Yari’s senate seat

If Lawali Anka Hassan, member representing Anka/Mafara constituency at the lower chamber had remained in the All Progressives Congress (APC), he might not be on the list of those favoured  by the judgement of the supreme court on the elections in Zamfara state.The supreme court declared that the APC in Zamfara had no candidates in the 2019 elections, and therefore could [...]

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    Yari, Marafa, Matawalle — biggest winners and losers of Zamfara s’court judgement

Yari, Marafa, Matawalle — biggest winners and losers of Zamfara s’court judgement

Light, they say, is at the end of the tunnel. But reverse seems to be the case for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara state. Call it black Friday, no other term can serve as a suitable metonym for the devastating blow the gavel inflicted on the ruling party a few hours ago. The highest jury in the land [...]

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    Nigeria sitting on a time bomb, says Yari on population explosion

Nigeria sitting on a time bomb, says Yari on population explosion

Abdul’aziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, says, the increasing rate of unproductive population in the country constitutes a time bomb.Yari, who is the former chairman of the Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF), spoke during the valedictory session of the national economic council (NEC) held at the state house, Abuja on Thursday.The governor said urgent actions must be taken to address the [...]

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    Zamfara assembly passes bill to create additional emirate

Zamfara assembly passes bill to create additional emirate

The Zamfara state house of assembly has passed a bill for the creation of another emirate council in the state.The bill for the creation of Bazai emirate, presented by the executive, was passed on Wednesday, on the floor of the house.This will bring the number of emirate councils in the state to 18.On Tuesday, Ibrahim Kwatarkwashi, lawmaker representing Bungudu east, [...]

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    Governors: We are committed to financial autonomy of state legislature

Governors: We are committed to financial autonomy of state legislature

The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has pledged commitment to full implementation of the financial autonomy of state legislature and judiciary.Speaking at the opening of a two-day conference in Abuja on Thursday, Abdulaziz Yari, NGF chairman, said the implementation will ensure the highest level of transparency and openness in governance.Represented by Mohammed Abubakar, Bauchi state governor, the NGF chairman said governors [...]

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    Missing secret in Yari’s masterclass

Missing secret in Yari’s masterclass

Zamfara State Governor and Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, Abdulaziz Yari, gave a masterclass to incoming governors last week. The governor, who has obviously become wiser on his way out of office, advised his incoming colleagues to start thinking now of what they can do for their people and how they can find the money to do it. The man [...]

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    Journalists barred from NGF induction — after report on recession 

Journalists barred from NGF induction — after report on recession 

Journalists have been barred from continued coverage of the ongoing induction programme for newly-elected and returning governors.The journalists were refused entry into the state house conference centre in Abuja, the programme venue, when they arrived on Tuesday morning.It was gathered that the decision was reached after it was reported that Abdulaziz Yari, Zamfara state governor and chairman of the Nigeria [...]

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    Kadaria: We’ll organise fresh protest if Zamfara killings continue

Kadaria: We’ll organise fresh protest if Zamfara killings continue

Kadaria Ahmed, media personality, says she is ready to go back to the streets to protest if the killings in Zamfara state returns.Speaking on Arise Television on Wednesday, Kadaria said it is her job as a citizen to hold the government accountable.On April 6, the journalist and a group of protesters had marched to the presidential villa in Abuja over [...]

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    Yari: In five years, bandits have killed over 3000 in Zamfara

Yari: In five years, bandits have killed over 3000 in Zamfara

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, says armed bandits have killed 3,526 persons in the state in the last five years.Yari spoke at a town hall meeting in Gusau, the state capital, on Tuesday.According to NAN, the meeting was attended by Mohammed Adamu, inspector general of police (IGP), traditional and community leaders, as well as herders and farmers.Yari, who was represented [...]

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    ‘Yari has failed us’ — protesters troop to Aso Rock over Zamfara killings

‘Yari has failed us’ — protesters troop to Aso Rock over Zamfara killings

Some protesters marched to the presidential villa in Abuja on Saturday over the persistent killings in Zamfara state.Suspected armed bandits have killed many people in the state.On Friday, Sanusi Rikiji, speaker of the state house assembly, went on a condolence visit to Kaura Namoda emirate where at least 50 members of the civilian joint task force (CJTF) were killed in [...]

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    Zamfara speaker: Bandits killed 50 local fighters on Tuesday

Zamfara speaker: Bandits killed 50 local fighters on Tuesday

At least 50 members of the civilian joint task force (CJTF) were killed on Tuesday by bandits in Zamfara state.Sanusi Rikiji, speaker of the state house assembly, made this known on Friday during a condolence visit to Kaura Namoda emirate.The speaker attributed the incident to a confrontation between members of the CJTF and the bandits in a community in Kaura [...]

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