Thursday, February 13, 2020

Tag "Kabir Marafa"

    All is not well in Zamfara APC, Marafa’s faction tells reconciliation panel

All is not well in Zamfara APC, Marafa’s faction tells reconciliation panel

The Zamfara faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) loyal to Kabir Marafa, a former senator, says the panel led by Bisi Akande can only achieve genuine reconciliation if it ignores claims made by Abdulaziz Yari, a former governor of the state. The in-fighting between the factions of Marafa and Yari made the party to lose the state to the Peoples [...]

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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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    Count me out of any meeting with Yari, says Marafa

Count me out of any meeting with Yari, says Marafa

Kabir Marafa, former senator representing Zamfara central, has distanced himself from a reconciliatory meeting between Abdulaziz Yari, former governor of the state, and members of his faction known as the G8. On Wednesday, Shehu Isah, spokesman of Yari's faction, had told NAN that Aminu Sani Jaji, a former lawmaker and member of G8, had met with the former governor to resolve the [...]

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    ‘Zamfara people have been deceived’ — Marafa asks Matawalle to review Sharia law

‘Zamfara people have been deceived’ — Marafa asks Matawalle to review Sharia law

Kabir Marafa, a former senator, is demanding a review of Sharia law in Zamfara state. Sani Yerima, a former governor of the state, introduced the law in 1999. But Marafa said the Sharia practised in the state is not based on the teachings of Islam, alleging that some persons introduced it to hold on to power. Marafa spoke when he met with Bello [...]

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    Zamfara APC expels Marafa for ‘anti-party activities’

Zamfara APC expels Marafa for ‘anti-party activities’

The Zamfara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has expelled Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, for alleged anti-party activities. In a statement on Monday in Abuja, Shehu Isah, the state party publicity secetary, said the decision was reached during the party's state executive committee meeting in Gusau, the state capital, on Sunday. Also expelled were Ibrahim Wakkala, former deputy [...]

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    Senate approves N129bn subsidy payment to oil marketers

Senate approves N129bn subsidy payment to oil marketers

The senate has approved a sum of N129.4 billion as payment to oil marketers importing refined crude into the country. The upper legislative chamber approved the sum after Kabir Marafa, senate chairman on petroleum resources (downstream), presented a report on Thursday. While moving a motion for the report to be considered, Marafa noted that the aforementioned sum is the last payment [...]

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    EXTRA: Marafa offers Saraki another wife

EXTRA: Marafa offers Saraki another wife

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, has offered Senate President Bukola Saraki another wife. Marafa made the offer while thanking his colleagues for approving a N10 billion intervention fund for Zamfara owing to the insecurity in the state. Speaking on the floor of senate on Thursday, the lawmaker said there is room for another wife in Saraki's house because its size [...]

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    Marafa tackles Oshiomhole over claim that Zamfara APC held primaries

Marafa tackles Oshiomhole over claim that Zamfara APC held primaries

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), should not allow himself be pressured into becoming a liar. Marafa, a governorship aspirant on the platform of APC, said this in reaction to a comment made by Oshiomhole. The APC chairman while appearing on 'Hard Copy', a Channels Television programme, had said that [...]

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    Marafa reacts to appeal court verdict, says Yari got ‘black market judgement’

Marafa reacts to appeal court verdict, says Yari got ‘black market judgement’

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says the court of appeal has vindicated him. On Monday, the appeal court in Sokoto nullified the primary polls of the All Progressives Congress (APC) faction of Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara. A high court in Zamfara had ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognise Yari's faction. It was on this basis that Yari and [...]

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    Marafa to appeal court: Delay in constituting another panel may deny me justice

Marafa to appeal court: Delay in constituting another panel may deny me justice

Kabiru Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says the delay in constituting another panel to hear the tussle in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state may deny him justice. Marafa, a gubernatorial aspirant, said this in a letter dated March 13, and addressed to Zainab Bulkachuwa, appeal court president. The senator is challenging a verdict of a Zamfara high court which [...]

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    Marafa says appeal court’s verdict is God’s will for Zamfara

Marafa says appeal court’s verdict is God’s will for Zamfara

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, has accepted a judgement of the court of appeal. On Thursday, the appeal court set aside an order of the Abuja federal high court upholding the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to bar candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara from participating in the polls. In a statement on Friday, Marafa [...]

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    Action Alliance disowns legislative candidates on election eve

Action Alliance disowns legislative candidates on election eve

Adewole Joshua, national vice-chairman of Action Alliance (AA), says the party does not recognise "some people parading themselves as the party's candidates" in the Saturday's general election. In a statement on Thursday, Joshua said Olatunji Adeoye Felder, Tunji Abayomi, Friday Olemija, Segun Ategbole are not candidates of the party in Ondo state. We are aware the impostors parading themselves as candidates of our [...]

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    How ego, internal crisis cost APC two governorship and 84 legislative seats

How ego, internal crisis cost APC two governorship and 84 legislative seats

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has barred the All Progressives Congress (APC) from fielding candidates in Rivers and Zamfara states and this decision has dire consequences for the party. The commission said it took the decision because of the failure of the party to hold primary polls. Except a last-minute change, the APC would keep regretting its inability to put its [...]

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    A’court panel withdraws from Zamfara APC case over $3m bribe allegation

A’court panel withdraws from Zamfara APC case over $3m bribe allegation

An appeal court panel has withdrawn from a case challenging the verdict of a lower court on the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary poll in Zamfara state. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the APC in Zamfara will not field candidates because its inability to hold a successful primary election. But two high courts gave different judgments on the [...]

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    Zamfara APC guber aspirants hammer Yari over court judgement

Zamfara APC guber aspirants hammer Yari over court judgement

Eight governorship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara state have accused Abdulaziz Yari, the governor, of making moves to enforce a state court judgement on the party. Speaking at a press conference on Sunday in Kaduna, Kabir Marafa, who spoke on behalf of other aspirants, said a novice application was filed on Friday by the governor seeking [...]

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    Yari warns INEC: Elections won’t take place in Zamfara without APC candidates

Yari warns INEC: Elections won’t take place in Zamfara without APC candidates

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, says elections will not take place in the state if candidates of the ruling party are excluded. Speaking at the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign rally in Talata Mafara local government area of the state, the governor maintained that the party conducted primaries which produced candidates for the forthcoming elections. He added that it will [...]

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