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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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    Germany to cut carbon emissions with Nigeria’s gas

Germany to cut carbon emissions with Nigeria’s gas

Germany, in its bid to cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emission, expressed interest in purchasing Nigeria’s Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).Uwe Beckmeyer, Germany’s vice minister for economic affairs and energy, said Nigeria’s LNG would come in handy as the country and other European industrial powers seek to cut down drastically on C02 emissions.Visiting the NNPC on Thursday, the trade delegation from Germany, [...]

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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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    Yari defeats father-in-law to retain Zamfara governorship

Yari defeats father-in-law to retain Zamfara governorship

Abdulaziz Yari of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has been re-elected governor of Zamfara state.In the result, which was declared at about 4.30am on Monday in Gusau, the returning officer, Abdullahi Zuru, declared Yari winner with a total vote of 716,964.Mamuda Shinkafi, his closest rival, who is also his father in-law, ran on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party [...]

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