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    ‘Jonathan got $2bn’ — Yari defends $1bn insurgency fund

‘Jonathan got $2bn’ — Yari defends $1bn insurgency fund

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state and chairman of Nigeria governors' forum, says there is nothing wrong with the approval of $1 billion for the fight against insurgency.Addressing reporters after a meeting at the presidential villa in Abuja, Yari said the government of former President Goodluck Jonathan got twice the amount approved for the current administration.He said his colleagues decided [...]

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    Yari: Buhari will never divert public funds for election… Fayose is on his own

Yari: Buhari will never divert public funds for election… Fayose is on his own

Abdullaziz Yari, chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), says Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti, "is on his own".On Friday, Fayose said he was not part of the governors who approved the withdrawal of $1 billion from the excess crude account (ECA) to fight Boko Haram.The governor alleged that the sum was withdrawn in preparation for President Muhammadu Buhari's reelection [...]

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    Buhari: How do governors sleep when workers haven’t been paid?

Buhari: How do governors sleep when workers haven’t been paid?

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed concern over unpaid salaries and allowances by state governments.Receiving a group of governors led by Abdul'Aziz Yari, chairman of the Nigerian governors’ forum (NGF), at the presidential villa in Abuja on Tuesday, Buhari wondered the effect of interventions by the federal government.He said the plight of workers need urgent attention as many could barely survive.“How can [...]

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    Tambuwal, Yari ‘spend N100m’ to fix Sokoto-Gusau highway

Tambuwal, Yari ‘spend N100m’ to fix Sokoto-Gusau highway

The governments of Sokoto and Zamfara have collaborated to fix the 214km Sokoto-Gusau federal highway to ease traffic challenges on the road.Imam Imam, spokesperson for Sokoto governor Aminu Tambuwal, said in a statement on Monday that the road cost N100m to fix.He said the road which span through Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi, Katsina to Kaduna states was repaired to alleviate the sufferings [...]

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    Seven govs head to London to meet Buhari

Seven govs head to London to meet Buhari

Seven governors will depart the country tonight to honour an invitation by President Muhammadu Buhari, who has been receiving medical treatment in London since May 7.Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, who disclosed this during an interactive session with state house correspondents, said the meeting will hold by 3pm on Wednesday.The presidential spokesman said Abdulaziz Yari, [...]

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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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