Thursday, February 21, 2019

Tag "Abdulaziz Yari"

    Action Alliance disowns legislative candidates on election eve

Action Alliance disowns legislative candidates on election eve

Adewole Joshua, national vice-chairman of Action Alliance (AA), says the party does not recognise "some people parading themselves as the party's candidates" in the Saturday's general election.In a statement on Thursday, Joshua said Olatunji Adeoye Felder, Tunji Abayomi, Friday Olemija, Segun Ategbole are not candidates of the party in Ondo state.We are aware the impostors parading themselves as candidates of our [...]

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    How ego, internal crisis cost APC two governorship and 84 legislative seats

How ego, internal crisis cost APC two governorship and 84 legislative seats

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has barred the All Progressives Congress (APC) from fielding candidates in Rivers and Zamfara states and this decision has dire consequences for the party. The commission said it took the decision because of the failure of the party to hold primary polls. Except a last-minute change, the APC would keep regretting its inability to put its [...]

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    A’court panel withdraws from Zamfara APC case over $3m bribe allegation

A’court panel withdraws from Zamfara APC case over $3m bribe allegation

An appeal court panel has withdrawn from a case challenging the verdict of a lower court on the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary poll in Zamfara state.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the APC in Zamfara will not field candidates because its inability to hold a successful primary election.But two high courts gave different judgments on the [...]

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    Yari warns INEC: Elections won’t take place in Zamfara without APC candidates

Yari warns INEC: Elections won’t take place in Zamfara without APC candidates

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, says elections will not take place in the state if candidates of the ruling party are excluded.Speaking at the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign rally in Talata Mafara local government area of the state, the governor maintained that the party conducted primaries which produced candidates for the forthcoming elections.He added that it will [...]

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    Yari: Why all govs — even those in PDP — will work for Buhari’s reelection

Yari: Why all govs — even those in PDP — will work for Buhari’s reelection

Abdul’aziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, says the 36 state governors will work towards the successful reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari.The Zamfara governor is the chairman of the Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF).He made the comment on Tuesday in Abuja at the inauguration of a group known as 'Forward With Buhari Grassroots Mobilisers Goodwill Ambassadors'.Yari said governors across the federation will rather [...]

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    I’d have taken up arms, says Yari as he asks Buhari to declare state of emergency in Zamfara

I’d have taken up arms, says Yari as he asks Buhari to declare state of emergency in Zamfara

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state,  says he would have taken up arms against bandits in the state if his office allowed.Yari said this while addressing reporters in Gasau, the state capital on Thursday.He called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency on the state while warning politicians against politicising the security situation."I am also in support of [...]

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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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    Atiku says Buhari is tired

Atiku says Buhari is tired

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says President Muhammadu Buhari is tired.He said this while responding to the president's comment that Nigeria’s economy is in a bad shape.Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state and chairman of the Nigerian Governors' Forum (NGF), had quoted Buhari as saying this during a meeting with governors on the proposed minimum wage, [...]

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    Yari accuses some monarchs of working with bandits

Yari accuses some monarchs of working with bandits

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, says some traditional rulers in the state are working with bandits.The governor said some of the rulers are taking money from the bandits who have been fingered in the incessant attacks in the state.Zamfara has been under attack by bandits in recent months, despite continuous deployment of security forces.Speaking with state house correspondents in [...]

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    Akwa Ibom women declare support for Onofiok Luke

Akwa Ibom women declare support for Onofiok Luke

Women across the 31 local government areas of Akwa Ibom state have declared support for Onofiok Luke, speaker of the house of assembly.Led by Glory Edet, commissioner for women affairs, the women clad in black attire, held a protest in the state on Wednesday.They wielded placards with inscriptions such as MUSA MUST GO; WE NEED PEACE IN AKS ; LUKE [...]

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    Ndume opposes govs on minimum wage, says it should be N40,000

Ndume opposes govs on minimum wage, says it should be N40,000

Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, says the new minimum wage should be N40,000, instead of the proposed N30,000.The senator said this on Tuesday when he featured on News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja.Ndume dismissed claims by governors that states cannot pay the proposed amount, adding that it should be accepted and implemented.The tripartite committee on the minimum [...]

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    Govs tight-lipped after meeting Buhari over proposed N30k minimum wage

Govs tight-lipped after meeting Buhari over proposed N30k minimum wage

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met with state governors over the proposed N30,000 minimum wage.Following the meeting, the governors refused to disclose the outcome of their discussions with the president to journalists.The tripartite committee on the review of national minimum wage had on November 6 submitted its report to the president where it recommended N30,000 as the new national minimum wage.While [...]

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    Minimum wage: FG rejects N22,500 proposed by governors

Minimum wage: FG rejects N22,500 proposed by governors

The federal government has rejected the N22,500 minimum wage proposed by the Nigerian Governors' Forum (NGF).In an interview with Channels Television on Wednesday, Chris Ngige, minister of labour, said he has made it known to the governors that the federal government is not in support of their proposal.On Tuesday, Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara and chairman of the NGF, had [...]

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    Marafa lists 10 reasons why APC should expel Yari

Marafa lists 10 reasons why APC should expel Yari

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, should be expelled from the All Progressives Congress (APC).In a statement on Sunday, Marafa also asked Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of APC, to expel all those the governor declared as winners of the "controversial primaries" he conducted.The senator said sending the governor out of the party had [...]

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    Yari: Governors lack the capacity to pay new minimum wage

Yari: Governors lack the capacity to pay new minimum wage

Abdulaziz Yari, chairman of the Nigerian Governors' Forum (NGF), says governors are not against the upward review of the minimum wage but they lack capacity to pay it.The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) had demanded N30,000 as minimum wage but the governors proposed N20,000 while the federal government said it could afford N24,000.Briefing journalists on the outcome of the forum's meeting [...]

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    I’m under pressure to leave APC, says Yari

I’m under pressure to leave APC, says Yari

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, says he is under pressure to leave the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).Yari, who is not on the same page with Adams Oshiomhole, chairman of the ruling party, said this while speaking with state house correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at Aso Rock.He had accused the national working committee of the APC [...]

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