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    Zamfara gov on banditry: Five emirs, 10 soldiers under probe

Zamfara gov on banditry: Five emirs, 10 soldiers under probe

Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara state, says five emirs and 33 district heads, are being investigated over alleged involvement in banditry.In a tweet on Monday, the governor said four police and 10 military officers are also under probe for same reason.He said those found guilty would be made to face the full wrath of the law."Five emirs, 33 district heads, four [...]

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    Zamfara gov shuts down school, suspends staff over ‘desecration’ of Qur’an

Zamfara gov shuts down school, suspends staff over ‘desecration’ of Qur’an

Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara, has sent all staff of Shattima Model Primary School, Gusau, on indefinite suspension following the alleged desecration of the Holy Qur’an in the school.Yusuf Idris, the governor's director-general of press affairs, said the school has also been shut down pending an investigation by the state basic education commission.NAN reports that pages of the Holy Qur’an [...]

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    Zamfara governor orders immediate construction of Ruga settlement

Zamfara governor orders immediate construction of Ruga settlement

Bello Matawalle, Zamfara state governor, has ordered for the immediate commencement of construction work on the new Ruga settlements in the state.Matawalle issued the directive on Saturday in Gusau after receiving the new Ruga master plan from Emmanuel Ozigi, the project consultant."This project which is going to be located in the three senatorial districts of the state will be fully and [...]

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    2 police officers die in accident involving Matawalle’s convoy

2 police officers die in accident involving Matawalle’s convoy

An accident involving the convoy of Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara state, has claimed the lives of two police officers attached to him.Yusuf Idris, the director-general of press affairs, confirmed the incident in a statement on Thursday.Idris said the accident occurred along Funtua/Gusau road around 6pm.He said Aminu Usman, a police inspector, and Nura Mohammed, a sergeant, lost their lives instantly [...]

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    AMCON refunds N282m to Zamfara from proceeds of auctioned assets

AMCON refunds N282m to Zamfara from proceeds of auctioned assets

The Zamafara state government says it has received N282 million excess funds from the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).In a statement on Friday, Zailani Bappa, senior special assistant to the governor on media, said the fund was received by Bello Matawalle, governor of the state, in Kano.He said AMCON "pointed out that the sum is a refund on the [...]

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    Zamfara gov dethrones emir ‘over banditry’

Zamfara gov dethrones emir ‘over banditry’

Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara state, has approved the dethronement of Abubakar Cika, emir of Maru.Mahdi Gusau, the deputy governor, who announced this in a statement, said Matawalle also approved the removal of Lawal Ahmad, district head of Kanoma under Maru emirate council.The development comes two months after Matawalle suspended the duo over their alleged involvement in banditry.After suspending them, [...]

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    Zamfara gov sacks ALL LG secretaries

Zamfara gov sacks ALL LG secretaries

Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara, on Wednesday, sacked all the 14 local government secretaries in the state and approved their replacements.NAN reports that the governor also approved the appointment of the rector of the state polytechnic and provost of the college of education.In a statement issued by Yusuf Idris, the governor's director-general of press affairs, Matawalle directed the sacked council secretaries [...]

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    Zamfara to pardon 100 Fulani jailed for banditry

Zamfara to pardon 100 Fulani jailed for banditry

Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara, says he will pardon a hundred Fulani people who are imprisoned in Gusau, the state capital, for banditry.Zailani Bappa, senior special assistant to the governor on media, quoted Matawalle as saying this when he received representatives of the Fulani community in Zamfara.The governor lamented that the Fulani "are now termed as terrorists worse than Boko [...]

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    Lalong: We’ll implement what we learnt at presidential retreat in our states

Lalong: We’ll implement what we learnt at presidential retreat in our states

Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau, says governors will ensure the implementation of the outcome of the presidential policy retreat in their various states.Lalong, who addressed journalists after the retreat which held in Aso Rock, said security remains his priority.He said issues addressed at the retreat include insecurity and education in the country.Lalong said the northern governors will soon convene a summit [...]

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    Zamfara announces plan to establish Ruga settlements

Zamfara announces plan to establish Ruga settlements

Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara state, has announced plans to establish Ruga settlement in the state.Matawalle disclosed this while hosting Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, in the state.The federal government had proposed the initiative to resolve the clashes between farmers and herdsmen but following the controversy that trailed it, the government suspended it.While some governors welcomed it, [...]

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    I left no debt in Zamfara, says Yari

I left no debt in Zamfara, says Yari

Abdulaziz Yari, former governor of Zamfara state, says he left no debt or liability for the new administration in the state.Yari made this known at a news conference held at the All Progressives Congress state secretariat in Gusau, the state capital, on Wednesday.A transition committee set up by Bello Matawalle, governor of the state, had said Yari misappropriated N251 billion.Ibrahim Wakkala, [...]

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    EXTRA: Zamfara gov off to Dubai for ‘ideas on tackling banditry’

EXTRA: Zamfara gov off to Dubai for ‘ideas on tackling banditry’

Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara state, is on his way to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), for a meeting to "discuss ways of tackling the problem of banditry" in the state.Yusuf Idris, the director-general, government house press affairs, disclosed this in a statement.He said the governor, who travelled on Sunday to perform the lesser hajj in Saudi Arabia, would stop [...]

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    EXTRA: Zamfara to spend N83m on Sallah cows

EXTRA: Zamfara to spend N83m on Sallah cows

Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara, has approved N83 million for the purchase of 750 cows for Eid-el-Fitr celebration.Idris Gusau, the governor’s spokesman, disclosed this in a statement.He said the cows will be distributed to the less-privileged, internally displaced persons (IDPs), orphans and widows in the 147 wards of the 14 local government areas in the state.The spokesman said the measure is [...]

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    S’court judgement: We’ve beefed up security in Zamfara, say police

S’court judgement: We’ve beefed up security in Zamfara, say police

The Zamfara police command says it has beefed up security to forestall the breakdown of law and order, following the supreme court judgement on the elections that held in the state.Mohammed Shehu, the police public relations officer, said the officers were deployed to maintain law and order.“We have deployed enough officers and men in both uniform and plain clothes in [...]

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    PROFILE: Yabatech graduate, ex-lawmaker… meet Matawalle, governor-elect of Zamfara

PROFILE: Yabatech graduate, ex-lawmaker… meet Matawalle, governor-elect of Zamfara

“I believe, as a Muslim, that only God Almighty can give  leadership to anyone He will and seize leadership from anyone He will. Therefore I will accept what God Almighty destined to me in good faith pertaining this election without any objections,” Bello Matawalle, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Zamfara, had told journalists after casting his vote in [...]

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