Tag "Abdulaziz Yari"

    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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    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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