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    Zamfara suspends top officials for ‘recruitment racketeering’

Zamfara suspends top officials for ‘recruitment racketeering’

The Zamfara state government has suspended eight top officials for alleged recruitment racketeering. Speaking on the development, Rabiu Garba, the state commissioner for finance, said the suspended officials include the director of finance, hospital management board; director of salary, state ministry of finance and his deputy, and five other officials from the ministry. He said they are accused of recruitment racketeering which [...]

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    Christmas: Matawalle donates N5m, food items to Christians

Christmas: Matawalle donates N5m, food items to Christians

Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara, has donated N5 million and food items to Christians in the state. The governor made the donation to to the Zamfara branch of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), according to a statement. Matawalle emphasised on the need for the spirit of togetherness, love and brotherhood among residents in the state. The governor noted that Christians in Zamfara [...]

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    Sambo Marafa: Why I quit Matawalle’s govt

Sambo Marafa: Why I quit Matawalle’s govt

Sambo Marafa, a younger brother of Kabir Marafa, former senator, says he resigned from the administration of Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara, to give room for other people to be considered for political appointment. Until his resignation, Sambo was the special adviser to the governor on comprehensive agricultural revolution programme. Jamilu Zannah and Bilyaminu Shinkafi, commissioners for higher education and science and [...]

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    Matawalle revokes N25bn contract awarded to Aliero, ex-Kebbi gov

Matawalle revokes N25bn contract awarded to Aliero, ex-Kebbi gov

Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara state, has revoked a N25 billion contract awarded to Alliance Trading Company Limited owned by Adamu Aliero, a former governor of Kebbi state. The contract is among the ones Matawalle revoked at the state's executive council meeting on Wednesday. Contracts worth N27 billion awarded to China Zhonghao in 2013 and 2018 were also revoked. Speaking shortly after the [...]

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    Matawalle revokes land titles, allocations on grazing reserves in Zamfara

Matawalle revokes land titles, allocations on grazing reserves in Zamfara

Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara, has revoked all land titles and allocations on grazing reserves in the state from 1999 to date. The development was disclosed in a statement by Yusuf Idris, the director-general of press affairs to the governor, on Saturday. Fourteen persons were killed while at least 10 people sustained gunshot wounds in a recent attack on Karaye village in [...]

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    Matawalle: Yari paid himself N300m as severance while owing N10bn in pensions

Matawalle: Yari paid himself N300m as severance while owing N10bn in pensions

Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara, says the savings from the state's repealed pension law for ex-governors will be used for youth empowerment and the development of infrastructure in the state. He said Abdulaziz Yari, former governor of the state, paid himself N300 million as severance while the state owed N10 billion in pensions. According to NAN, Matawalle spoke on Wednesday while assenting [...]

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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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