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    Zamfara APC crisis: Yari organises parallel primary as NWC panel fails to meet INEC deadline

Zamfara APC crisis: Yari organises parallel primary as NWC panel fails to meet INEC deadline

The crisis in the Zamfara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) took a new turn over the weekend as Abdulaziz Yari, the governor, and some of his loyalists organised a parallel governorship primary election.Mukhtar Idris, finance commissioner of the state, was announced as winner of the primary which held at the APC secretariat in Gusau, the state capital.Idris [...]

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    ‘It’s a fight to finish’ – Yari bars NWC panel from Zamfara (audio)

‘It’s a fight to finish’ – Yari bars NWC panel from Zamfara (audio)

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, has asked the panel the national working committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) set up to conduct a fresh governorship primary, not to visit the state.Yari said this while reacting to the dissolution of the state executive committee of the ruling party.The NWC had dissolved the exco and scheduled a fresh primary [...]

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    Marafa accuses Yari of ‘setting Zamfara on fire’ as APC cancels guber primary

Marafa accuses Yari of ‘setting Zamfara on fire’ as APC cancels guber primary

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, has accused Abdulaziz Yari, governor of the state, of being responsible for the violence in the governorship primary.Many were reportedly injured during the exercise while election materials were allegedly snatched by the state government officials.Thereafter, Abubakar Faki, chairman of the election committee, cancelled the exercise.In a statement on Thursday, Yekini Nabena, acting spokesman of [...]

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    It’s not a do-or-die affair, says Marafa on his governorship ambition

It’s not a do-or-die affair, says Marafa on his governorship ambition

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says his ambition to be governor of the state is not a do-or-die affair.Marafa said this while reacting to an alleged threat of Abdulaziz Yari, governor of the state, that there would be chaos if the direct primary is used to pick the state's All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate.The poll was shifted from [...]

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    Marafa: I will win Zamfara APC guber primary

Marafa: I will win Zamfara APC guber primary

Kabir Marafa says he'll win the Zamfara governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Marafa said he's taking part in the primary because "executives in the governor's camp" won't coordinate it.The executive officers of the Zamfara chapter of the APC loyal to Abdulaziz Yari, governor of the state, had adopted indirect primary.But the senator representing Zamfara central and seven other governorship aspirants [...]

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    2019: Zamfara deputy governor, defence minister tackle Yari, adopt direct primary

2019: Zamfara deputy governor, defence minister tackle Yari, adopt direct primary

Eight governorship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara state have adopted direct primary for picking the party’s governorship candidate.The executive officers of the Zamfara chapter of the APC, believed to be loyal to Abdulaziz Yari, governor of the state, had adopted indirect primary election.Yari is said to be backing Mukhtar Idris, finance commissioner, for the party's ticket.But at [...]

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    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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