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    Groups ask FG to declare state of emergency in Zamfara

Groups ask FG to declare state of emergency in Zamfara

Some civil society groups have asked the federal government to declare state of emergency in Zamfara state. In a statement on Monday, the groups said the "ineptitude" of Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, has worsened the insecurity situation in the state. Commenting on the recent protest in the state, they said the destruction of the campaign posters of President Muhammadu Buhari shows [...]

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    Atiku says Buhari is tired

Atiku says Buhari is tired

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says President Muhammadu Buhari is tired. He said this while responding to the president's comment that Nigeria’s economy is in a bad shape. Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state and chairman of the Nigerian Governors' Forum (NGF), had quoted Buhari as saying this during a meeting with governors on the proposed minimum wage, [...]

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    Yari accuses some monarchs of working with bandits

Yari accuses some monarchs of working with bandits

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, says some traditional rulers in the state are working with bandits. The governor said some of the rulers are taking money from the bandits who have been fingered in the incessant attacks in the state. Zamfara has been under attack by bandits in recent months, despite continuous deployment of security forces. Speaking with state house correspondents in [...]

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    Akwa Ibom women declare support for Onofiok Luke

Akwa Ibom women declare support for Onofiok Luke

Women across the 31 local government areas of Akwa Ibom state have declared support for Onofiok Luke, speaker of the house of assembly. Led by Glory Edet, commissioner for women affairs, the women clad in black attire, held a protest in the state on Wednesday. They wielded placards with inscriptions such as MUSA MUST GO; WE NEED PEACE IN AKS ; LUKE [...]

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    Ndume opposes govs on minimum wage, says it should be N40,000

Ndume opposes govs on minimum wage, says it should be N40,000

Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, says the new minimum wage should be N40,000, instead of the proposed N30,000. The senator said this on Tuesday when he featured on News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja. Ndume dismissed claims by governors that states cannot pay the proposed amount, adding that it should be accepted and implemented. The tripartite committee on the minimum [...]

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    Govs tight-lipped after meeting Buhari over proposed N30k minimum wage

Govs tight-lipped after meeting Buhari over proposed N30k minimum wage

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met with state governors over the proposed N30,000 minimum wage. Following the meeting, the governors refused to disclose the outcome of their discussions with the president to journalists. The tripartite committee on the review of national minimum wage had on November 6 submitted its report to the president where it recommended N30,000 as the new national minimum wage. While [...]

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    Minimum wage: FG rejects N22,500 proposed by governors

Minimum wage: FG rejects N22,500 proposed by governors

The federal government has rejected the N22,500 minimum wage proposed by the Nigerian Governors' Forum (NGF). In an interview with Channels Television on Wednesday, Chris Ngige, minister of labour, said he has made it known to the governors that the federal government is not in support of their proposal. On Tuesday, Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara and chairman of the NGF, had [...]

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    Marafa lists 10 reasons why APC should expel Yari

Marafa lists 10 reasons why APC should expel Yari

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, should be expelled from the All Progressives Congress (APC). In a statement on Sunday, Marafa also asked Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of APC, to expel all those the governor declared as winners of the "controversial primaries" he conducted. The senator said sending the governor out of the party had [...]

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    Yari: Governors lack the capacity to pay new minimum wage

Yari: Governors lack the capacity to pay new minimum wage

Abdulaziz Yari, chairman of the Nigerian Governors' Forum (NGF), says governors are not against the upward review of the minimum wage but they lack capacity to pay it. The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) had demanded N30,000 as minimum wage but the governors proposed N20,000 while the federal government said it could afford N24,000. Briefing journalists on the outcome of the forum's meeting [...]

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    I’m under pressure to leave APC, says Yari

I’m under pressure to leave APC, says Yari

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, says he is under pressure to leave the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Yari, who is not on the same page with Adams Oshiomhole, chairman of the ruling party, said this while speaking with state house correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at Aso Rock. He had accused the national working committee of the APC [...]

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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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2019: Zamfara governor kicks against direct primary

Some All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders in Zamfara state are meeting to avert crisis after Abdul'aziz Yari, governor of the state, kicked against arrangements made to conduct direct primary to select the party’s governorship candidate. According to NAN, the meeting involved the governor, security agents, all APC governorship aspirants and the committee mandated by the APC national secretariat to conduct the [...]

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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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