Monday, September 24, 2018

Tag "Abdulaziz Yari"

    Why Yari cannot anoint a successor

Why Yari cannot anoint a successor

BY AHMED A. AHMEDIn Nigeria today, when you hear some states, certain things come to mind, automatically: when you hear Borno, you think Boko Haram; you hear Benue, you mind races to herdsmen; and of course, when you think Zamfara, you think of bandits, killing thousands across the state.If bandits were the only problem in Zamfara State, we may [...]

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    Yari: Over 2,000 people have been killed in Zamfara since 2011

Yari: Over 2,000 people have been killed in Zamfara since 2011

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, says insecurity in the state has led to the loss of at least 2,300 people from 2011 till date.The governor said this while speaking at a special town meeting on security in Gusau, Zamfara capital, on Monday.Lai Mohammed, minister of information; Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence; and Suleiman Adamu, minister of water resources; attended the [...]

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    Marafa: Dambazau has vindicated me on Yari’s failure

Marafa: Dambazau has vindicated me on Yari’s failure

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior, has vindicated him on the "failure" of Abdulaziz Yari, governor, to stop banditry in the state.The minister had said it is bad governance for Yari to withdraw as the state's chief security officer (CSO).In a statement on Friday, Marafa said Yari turned him into an enemy because [...]

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    Dambazau chides Yari, says it’s bad governance to withdraw as Zamfara CSO

Dambazau chides Yari, says it’s bad governance to withdraw as Zamfara CSO

Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior, says good governance is the solution to the security issues in Zamfara state.The state has been recording cases of killings and banditry in recent times.Last week, Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, said he is helpless over the security situation in the state, describing his status as chief security officer (CSO) as a “mere appellation”."We have [...]

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    APC congress: Okorocha briefs Buhari on Imo crisis

APC congress: Okorocha briefs Buhari on Imo crisis

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo states, says the "funny politics" witnessed at Saturday’s ward congress of the All Progressives Congress  (APC) across the country must stop.Delta, Imo and Oyo were some of the states that had cases of violence and ballot box snatching.Jeremiah Oghoveta, a chairmanship aspirant, in Delta was reportedly stabbed to death. In Imo, suspected thugs attacked the [...]

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    Gov Yari says ‘Zamfara killings getting worse under Buhari’

Gov Yari says ‘Zamfara killings getting worse under Buhari’

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, says killings are getting worse under President Muhammadu Buhari.Speaking Friday evening when he led five governors on a sympathy visit to the palace of Atiku Abubakar, emir of Zurmi, Yari said security agencies have failed in their responsibilities.He said his administration gave information to security agencies 24 hours before the attack on some communities in [...]

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    Yari moves from Abuja to Daura… ‘abandons’ Zamfara despite fresh killings

Yari moves from Abuja to Daura… ‘abandons’ Zamfara despite fresh killings

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, is among the 13 governors currently meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Daura, Katsina state.The governor, who has reportedly not visited Zamfara since suspected bandits killed 41 persons, left Abuja for Katsina on Friday.Unknown gunmen had attacked Birane village in Zurmi local government area, killing dozens of residents.Premium Times reported that the governor was [...]

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    Governors to set up team to dialogue with national assembly over creation of state police

Governors to set up team to dialogue with national assembly over creation of state police

The Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF) is currently holding a meeting at the state house conference center in Abuja.Top on the agenda of the meeting, which started at 9pm, is the creation of state police.TheCable understands that the governors are considering nominating a team that will interface with the national assembly over the creation of state police.During a security meeting organised by the senate last week, Vice-President [...]

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    Yari threatens Marafa: I’ll end your political career

Yari threatens Marafa: I’ll end your political career

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, has threatened to end the political career of Kabir Marafa, lawmaker representing Zamfara central senatorial district.Marafa is known for making provocative utterances against the governor, the latest being on Wednesday when the senator accused Yari of playing politics with the killings in Zamfara.But speaking on behalf of Yari at a press conference on Thursday, [...]

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    Marafa: Zamfara has recorded more killings than Benue but Yari hiding the truth

Marafa: Zamfara has recorded more killings than Benue but Yari hiding the truth

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says Zamfara has recorded more violence-related deaths than Benue but the government is allegedly trying to prevent people from talking about it.Marafa said this on the floor of the senate on Wednesday while drawing the attention to the security situation in Zamfara.He said the security situation in the state is "getting worse" as people [...]

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    ‘I’m not your boy’ — Marafa hits Yari over rejected REC nominee

‘I’m not your boy’ — Marafa hits Yari over rejected REC nominee

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says he is not a boy to Abdulaziz Yari, governor of the state.Marafa said this while speaking on the rejection of Ahmed Mahmud, who was nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari as the Zamfara resident electoral commissioner (REC).The senate rejected Mahmud on November 23 but resolved to reconsider him after Marafa's  intervention.The matter was subsequently referred to the senate [...]

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    Omokri: Yari has vindicated Jonathan, Okonjo-Iweala on ECA withdrawal

Omokri: Yari has vindicated Jonathan, Okonjo-Iweala on ECA withdrawal

Reno Omokri, former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, has vindicated his principal and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala with his comments on withdrawals from the excess crude account.Governors recently approved the withdrawal of $1 billion from the excess crude account to fund the fight against Boko Haram.This generated reactions from various quarters and Yari, in defence of [...]

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    ‘Jonathan got $2bn’ — Yari defends $1bn insurgency fund

‘Jonathan got $2bn’ — Yari defends $1bn insurgency fund

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state and chairman of Nigeria governors' forum, says there is nothing wrong with the approval of $1 billion for the fight against insurgency.Addressing reporters after a meeting at the presidential villa in Abuja, Yari said the government of former President Goodluck Jonathan got twice the amount approved for the current administration.He said his colleagues decided [...]

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    Yari: Buhari will never divert public funds for election… Fayose is on his own

Yari: Buhari will never divert public funds for election… Fayose is on his own

Abdullaziz Yari, chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), says Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti, "is on his own".On Friday, Fayose said he was not part of the governors who approved the withdrawal of $1 billion from the excess crude account (ECA) to fight Boko Haram.The governor alleged that the sum was withdrawn in preparation for President Muhammadu Buhari's reelection [...]

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    Buhari: How do governors sleep when workers haven’t been paid?

Buhari: How do governors sleep when workers haven’t been paid?

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed concern over unpaid salaries and allowances by state governments.Receiving a group of governors led by Abdul'Aziz Yari, chairman of the Nigerian governors’ forum (NGF), at the presidential villa in Abuja on Tuesday, Buhari wondered the effect of interventions by the federal government.He said the plight of workers need urgent attention as many could barely survive.“How can [...]

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    Tambuwal, Yari ‘spend N100m’ to fix Sokoto-Gusau highway

Tambuwal, Yari ‘spend N100m’ to fix Sokoto-Gusau highway

The governments of Sokoto and Zamfara have collaborated to fix the 214km Sokoto-Gusau federal highway to ease traffic challenges on the road.Imam Imam, spokesperson for Sokoto governor Aminu Tambuwal, said in a statement on Monday that the road cost N100m to fix.He said the road which span through Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi, Katsina to Kaduna states was repaired to alleviate the sufferings [...]

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