Thursday, September 13, 2018

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    Yari: Buhari’s illness delaying APC convention

Yari: Buhari’s illness delaying APC convention

Abdulaziz Yari, Zamfara state governor, says the illness of President Muhammadu Buhari has put the national convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on hold.He said Buhari's absence has so far made it impossible for a meeting of the party's national executive committee to take place.Yari said this on Wednesday while speaking at a joint press conference with Bolaji Abdullahi, spokesperson [...]

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    Yari threatens showdown with EFCC, says ‘enough is enough’

Yari threatens showdown with EFCC, says ‘enough is enough’

Zamfara state governor, Abdulaziz Yari, has accused Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), of intimidating governors "for no just cause".Yari, while speaking with journalists in Abuja on Thursday, said he intends to report Magu to the federal government.The chairman of Nigeria governors forum accused the commission of not "tidying its work" before going to court [...]

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    Fayose: Governors deserve respect from Magu and his gang

Fayose: Governors deserve respect from Magu and his gang

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti, says governors deserve some respect from Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), "and his gang".In a statement by Lere Olayinka, special assistant on public communications and new media to the governor, Fayose accused the EFCC of blackmailing the governors over Paris Club refund.He said the anti-graft agency had been attacking [...]

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    Don’t make Yari a scapegoat, govs tell EFCC

Don’t make Yari a scapegoat, govs tell EFCC

The Nigerian governors' forum (NGF) says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is "shadow-boxing" Abdulaziz Yari, Zamfara governor and chairman of the forum, for want of a scapegoat in its fight with national assembly.In a statement on Wednesday, Abulrazque Barkindo, head, media and public affairs of the NGF, told the agency to allow Yari face his job.It said the [...]

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    Yari: I don’t have a plot of land in Lagos — not to talk of a hotel

Yari: I don’t have a plot of land in Lagos — not to talk of a hotel

Abdulaziz Yari, Zamfara state governor, has debunked the allegations that he is building a $3m hotel in Lagos, from monies stolen from the Paris-London Club refunds.In a statement signed by Abulrazque Barkindo, head, public affairs, Nigeria Governors' Forum Secretariat, Yari said he did not have a plot of land, much less a hotel.He described the allegations as "harmful, damaging and libelous insinuations which remain [...]

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    Yari: A cleric prophesied that Sanusi’s hypocrisy would bring doom to Nigeria

Yari: A cleric prophesied that Sanusi’s hypocrisy would bring doom to Nigeria

Abdulaziz Yari, Zamfara state governor, says Muhammad Sanusi II, emir of Kano, has been foretold to be an enemy of Islam.He said this in a statement issued by Ibrahim Dosara, his special adviser on public enlightenment and communication, on Saturday.At a summit in Kaduna on April 5, Sanusi flayed the governor for attributing the outbreak of meningitis in his state [...]

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    Yari warned about meningitis outbreak yet did nothing, says Sanusi

Yari warned about meningitis outbreak yet did nothing, says Sanusi

Muhammad Sanusi II, emir of Kano, says Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, took no steps to prepare for the meningitis outbreak despite being given prior warning.The monarch described as ludicrous the governor's assertion that the meningitis outbreak was a consequence of fornication.Writing on his Instagram page on Tuesday, Sanusi Nigerians are stuck with "inept" political leaders who pretend to be [...]

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    Zamfara governor, meningitis and primitive thoughts

Zamfara governor, meningitis and primitive thoughts

BY RAHAMAN ONIKEThe recent asseveration by Zamfara governor, Abdul'aziz Yari, that the outbreak of the calamitous Type C cerebrospinal meningitis in the state was a manifestation of the wrath of God has exposed the defectiveness of his thoughts on policy issues. Through his assertion, it could be deducted that Governor Yari has a wrong orientation of the mysterious affliction ravaging some [...]

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    Meningitis: Yari says he was misquoted but insists ‘all diseases come from God’

Meningitis: Yari says he was misquoted but insists ‘all diseases come from God’

Abdulaziz Yari, Zamfara state governor, said his comments on meningitis outbreak were taken out of context in an attempt to embarrass him and "tarnish his rising reputation".The governor was reported to have said that God sent the Type C strain of meningitis to Nigeria because of the sins of fornication.His comments had elicited heavy backlash from many prominent persons and [...]

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    Minister educates Yari on cause of meningitis

Minister educates Yari on cause of meningitis

Osagie Ehanire, minister of state for health, has told Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, that the outbreak of meningitis in some parts of the country has nothing to do with moral or spiritual lifestyles of Nigerians.Yari had blamed the outbreak on fornication and other sins being committed by Nigerians.But Ehanire trashed the governor’s statement in an interview with state [...]

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    Sanusi: Yari’s claim on meningitis is horrendous and Islamically incorrect

Sanusi: Yari’s claim on meningitis is horrendous and Islamically incorrect

Muhammad Sanusi II, the emir of Kano, says statements made by Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, on meningitis are "Islamically incorrect".Yari had said “stereotype C” meningitis is God’s way of pouring his anger on Nigerians for their "nefarious activities".But speaking in Kaduna on Wednesday, Sanusi said as a man who is well read in Islamic law, he knows that Yari's statements [...]

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    Bruce: If meningitis is caused by sin, most politicians will get it

Bruce: If meningitis is caused by sin, most politicians will get it

Many politicians will be infected with meningitis if it is caused by sin, says Ben Murray Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east.Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, had on Tuesday said the outbreak of “stereotype C” meningitis was God's way of punishing Nigerians for "rampant fornication" and "nefarious activities"."What we used to know as far as meningitis is concerned is the type A virus. [...]

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    Buhari’s aide to Zamfara gov: Even if you can’t read, watch TV

Buhari’s aide to Zamfara gov: Even if you can’t read, watch TV

Lauretta Onochie, personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, has come down hard on Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, over his claim that God sent type C Cerebrospinal Meningitis to punish Nigerians for their sins.Yari made the statement while speaking with reporters after a meeting with the president at Aso Rock.Nigerians, especially on social media, have been [...]

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    Zamfara gov: God sent meningitis to punish Nigerians for their sins

Zamfara gov: God sent meningitis to punish Nigerians for their sins

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, says the outbreak of “stereotype C” meningitis is God’s way of pouring his anger on Nigerians.With 213 deaths, Zamfara is the worst hit state in the outbreak of the disease.Last week, Chikwe Ihekweazu, chief executive officer (CEO) of  the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), disclosed that the vaccines for the new strand of the [...]

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    Bill Gates foundation donates $2m to NGF

Bill Gates foundation donates $2m to NGF

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) has promised to assist the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) with a $2 million grant.Mark Suzman, president, global and advocacy at the Gates Foundation, said this at a joint press briefing with NGF.He explained that the grant was to boost states’ internally generated revenue (IGR).Suzman said the fund, which was to also help in [...]

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    155 killed, 50 abducted in less than one month, says Zamfara gov

155 killed, 50 abducted in less than one month, says Zamfara gov

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, has revealed that 155 persons had been killed by bandits in less than a month.Yari disclosed this in a statewide broadcast on Monday.He also said that over 50 persons had been kidnapped during the period.Yari said 53 people were killed in Shinkafi local government area; 50 in Maru local government area; 37 in Maradun [...]

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