Thursday, August 13, 2020

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    FAAN threatens to bar non-compliant VIPs from airports

FAAN threatens to bar non-compliant VIPs from airports

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says anyone, including very important personalities, who refuses to comply with COVID-19 protocols will not be allowed access to airport facilities. In a statement on Friday, the agency urged government officials and other VIPs to show leadership for other air travellers by following travel protocols stipulated by the presidential task force on COVID-19. FAAN was [...]

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    Yari denies flouting COVID-19 airport protocol, demands apology from FAAN

Yari denies flouting COVID-19 airport protocol, demands apology from FAAN

Abdulaziz Yari, former governor of Zamfara state, has denied the claim by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) that he violated the COVID-19 protocol at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport. In a tweet on Wednesday, FAAN accused Yari of assaulting its official and breaching COVID-19 protocol at the airport on Saturday. But in a statement on Thursday, Mayowa Oluwabiyi, a [...]

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    COVID-19: Yari and the VIP mentality across our airports

COVID-19: Yari and the VIP mentality across our airports

On Wednesday, news broke that Abdulaziz Yari, former governor of Zamfara state, allegedly failed to abide by the protocols in place to ensure safety of passengers and staff at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, just one week after local flights resumed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said Yari “refused to adhere to the protocols [...]

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    ‘He claimed to be a VIP’ — FAAN condemns Yari for violating COVID-19 airport protocol

‘He claimed to be a VIP’ — FAAN condemns Yari for violating COVID-19 airport protocol

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says Abdulaziz Yari, former governor of Zamfara, violated COVID-19 protocol at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport. In a statement on Wednesday, the agency said the incident happened on Saturday when Yari allegedly pushed away an officer of the environment department who wanted to disinfect his bag. According to the tweets, the ex-governor claimed that [...]

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    Count me out of any meeting with Yari, says Marafa

Count me out of any meeting with Yari, says Marafa

Kabir Marafa, former senator representing Zamfara central, has distanced himself from a reconciliatory meeting between Abdulaziz Yari, former governor of the state, and members of his faction known as the G8. On Wednesday, Shehu Isah, spokesman of Yari's faction, had told NAN that Aminu Sani Jaji, a former lawmaker and member of G8, had met with the former governor to resolve the [...]

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    Yari’s ex-commissioner sent to prison for ‘cattle rustling’

Yari’s ex-commissioner sent to prison for ‘cattle rustling’

An upper Sharia court sitting in Gusau, capital of Zamfara state, on Wednesday remanded Bello Dankande, who served as commissioner of local government and chieftaincy affairs under Abdulaziz Yari, former governor of the state. Dakande, who was accused of kidnapping and cattle rustling,  is the second chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) to be remanded within 48 hours. Ibrahim Danmaliki, secretary of the [...]

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    ‘You can’t stop my N10m monthly allowance without reason’ — Yari writes Zamfara gov

‘You can’t stop my N10m monthly allowance without reason’ — Yari writes Zamfara gov

Abdulaziz Yari, former governor of Zamfara state, has asked Bello Matawalle, his successor, to pay his outstanding allowance and pension. In a letter dated October 17 addressed to the governor, Yari said he is entitled to N10 million monthly as upkeep allowance, but that he has only been paid twice since he left office. Yari said the law which provides for the [...]

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    EXTRA: My business as a governor was to spend money, says Yari

EXTRA: My business as a governor was to spend money, says Yari

Abdulaziz Yari, former governor of Zamfara state, has dared anyone with evidence of corruption against him to present it. Yari gave the challenge when leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state visited him at his  in Talata Mafara residence in Zamfara on Sunday. The former governor said while in office, his business was to spend money and that it [...]

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    Court stops ICPC, AGF from seizing Yari’s property

Court stops ICPC, AGF from seizing Yari’s property

A federal high court in Abuja has restrained the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) from confiscating the assets and property belonging to Abdulaziz Yari, former governor of Zamfara state.  In a ruling on Monday, Taiwo Taiwo, the judge, directed parties in the case to maintain status quo pending the hearing and [...]

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    Court grants ICPC’s request to freeze Yari’s accounts

Court grants ICPC’s request to freeze Yari’s accounts

A federal high court in Abuja has granted a request by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to freeze bank accounts aid to be owned by Abdul’aziz Yari, former governor of Zamfara state. The court also granted the agency's request to freeze the accounts of Kayatawa Nigeria Limited and B.T. Oil and Gas Nigeria Limited, allegedly linked [...]

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    Report: EFCC discovers 21 exotic cars at Yari’s residence

Report: EFCC discovers 21 exotic cars at Yari’s residence

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have reportedly uncovered 21 exotic cars during a raid at the Talata-Mafara residence of Abdulaziz Yari, former governor of Zamfara state. EFCC had raided Yari's residence on Sunday evening when the ex-governor was out of the country. The anti-graft agency also searched the houses of Jafaru, Yari’s brother, and Sha’aya Mafara, his intimate friend. TheNation [...]

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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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