Monday, March 18, 2019

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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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    Zamfara gov cancels US trip, sets up panel to probe fresh killings

Zamfara gov cancels US trip, sets up panel to probe fresh killings

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, has cancelled his trip to the US over an attack, which led to the death of 36 miners in the state.Ibrahim Dosara, his spokesman, said Yari was supposed to monitor the ongoing presidential election in the US.TheCable had earlier reported how 36 miners were on Monday killed in an ambush at Bindin in Maru [...]

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    Govs urge FG to declare national emergency

Govs urge FG to declare national emergency

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has urged the federal government to declare Nigeria’s economic recession a national emergency.This is contained in a three-point communiqué read by Abdulaziz Yari, chairman of the forum and governor of Zamfara, in Abuja on Friday.The governors also resolved to support the federal government to continue to “reflate” the nation’s economy out of the present crisis.They [...]

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    Yari: Muslims – not Christians – were burnt alive with ‘blasphemer’

Yari: Muslims – not Christians – were burnt alive with ‘blasphemer’

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, has described the killing of eight people over alleged blasphemy against Prophet Mohammed as unnecessary and "an act of the devil".However, he clarified that the eight people burnt to death with the man accused of the crime were actually Muslims and not Christians as being reported.Speaking with journalists on Wednesday after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, [...]

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    Zamfara gov reconciles with lawmakers, blames devil for impeachment threats

Zamfara gov reconciles with lawmakers, blames devil for impeachment threats

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, has resolved his face-off with members of the state house of assembly, who commenced impeachment proceedings against him last month.In an interview with journalists on Sunday, Yari described the plot to oust him as "the handiwork of the devil".“The cause of the misunderstanding was addressed at the meeting and we have now agreed to [...]

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    DSS arrests Zamfara speaker over ‘plot to impeach gov’

DSS arrests Zamfara speaker over ‘plot to impeach gov’

Operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS) have arrested Sanusi Rikiji, speaker of the Zamfara state house of assembly, over an alleged plot to impeach Abdulaziz Yari, governor of the state.Rikiji and some members of the assembly are currently being detained in Abuja.Those said to be detained along with him are Muhammad Gumi, deputy speaker; Isah Abdulmumini, majority leader; [...]

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    Governors run to World Bank for $3.25bn grant

Governors run to World Bank for $3.25bn grant

The Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) is turning to the World Bank for a $3.25 billion grant to sail through the current economic crisis in the country.The governors met with World Bank officials in Abuja on Wednesday and Thursday to understand how the funds could be accessed.This was after Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, informed them that they had $4.25 [...]

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    We’re going bankrupt, governors cry out

We’re going bankrupt, governors cry out

The Nigerian governors’ forum is worried that more states may be unable to pay workers’ salaries if the revenue of the country continues to be on the decline.Abdul’aziz Yari, governor of Zamfara and chairman of the forum, said this while briefing reporters on the resolutions of the forum at its meeting in Abuja late Wednesday.He said the forum discussed the [...]

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    Governors to hold ‘crucial’ meeting Tuesday

Governors to hold ‘crucial’ meeting Tuesday

The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) announced on Thursday that it has scheduled a meeting to discuss "some pressing states and national issues’’.Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state and chairman of the forum, said the meeting would hold on Tuesday.He said the forum would receive presentations from strategic ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs).Yari also said that some development partners would make presentations [...]

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    Govs ask Okonjo-Iweala to account for $20bn

Govs ask Okonjo-Iweala to account for $20bn

The Nigeria governors’ forum (NGF) wants Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, minister of finance and coordinating minister of the economy, to account for $20 billion being accruals of the excess crude account (ECA) from May 2013 till April 2015.Rotimi Amaechi,  chairman of NGF, made the demand at the end of a four-hour meeting that held at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.“In the light of [...]

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