Thursday, May 23, 2019

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    Zamfara assembly passes bill to create additional emirate

Zamfara assembly passes bill to create additional emirate

The Zamfara state house of assembly has passed a bill for the creation of another emirate council in the state.The bill for the creation of Bazai emirate, presented by the executive, was passed on Wednesday, on the floor of the house.This will bring the number of emirate councils in the state to 18.On Tuesday, Ibrahim Kwatarkwashi, lawmaker representing Bungudu east, [...]

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    UK group: Buhari consolidating on milestones to build a giant Nigeria

UK group: Buhari consolidating on milestones to build a giant Nigeria

A United Kingdom-based group, Arise-Nigeria, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari over his reappointment of Godwin Emefiele as governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).Arise Nigeria said Buhari has cemented the broken conscience of our society to remain united with Emefiele’s re-appointment.According to a statement jointly signed by Philip Idaewor , its president and Charles Eze, secretary, the group said [...]

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    Group asks Buhari to declare state of emergency in Zamfara

Group asks Buhari to declare state of emergency in Zamfara

Zamfara Advocates, a pressure group, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare state of emergency over insecurity in the northern part of the country. Over the months, scores have been killed and many displaced by suspected bandits in Zamfara state and other parts of the north-west. In a statement on Thursday, Zamfara Advocates acknowledged the effort of the government [...]

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    Missing secret in Yari’s masterclass

Missing secret in Yari’s masterclass

Zamfara State Governor and Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, Abdulaziz Yari, gave a masterclass to incoming governors last week. The governor, who has obviously become wiser on his way out of office, advised his incoming colleagues to start thinking now of what they can do for their people and how they can find the money to do it. The man [...]

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    ’50 killed’ in fresh attack on Zamfara communities

’50 killed’ in fresh attack on Zamfara communities

At least 50 persons have been reportedly killed while 31 sustained injuries after suspected bandits attacked some communities in Zamfara state during the weekend.The armed men were said to have attacked communities in Maru, Gusau and Birnin Magaji local government areas of the state.The attackers came in motorcycles, overrunning Magami district in Gusau LGA and displacing residents of several communities.Clement [...]

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    Marafa: Why I sought N10bn for Zamfara in 2019 budget

Marafa: Why I sought N10bn for Zamfara in 2019 budget

Kabiru Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says he urged his colleagues to provide N10 billion in the 2019 budget in order to address the humanitarian crisis in Zamfara state.Provisions were made for the money after Marafa sponsored a motion. The fund is in the 2019 budget passed by the national assembly last week.In a statement on Sunday, Marafa urged President [...]

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    ‘No student abducted’ — police speak on attack at Zamfara girls’ school

‘No student abducted’ — police speak on attack at Zamfara girls’ school

The Zamfara state police command has confirmed that no student was among the five persons abducted from Government Girls Secondary School Moriki in Zurmi local government area of the state.Suspected bandits attacked the school on Wednesday night and abducted the five persons in the process.Muhammad Shehu, the command's spokesman, who confirmed the attack in a statement on Thursday, however, said no [...]

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    Teachers ‘abducted’ as bandits attack girls’ school in Zamfara

Teachers ‘abducted’ as bandits attack girls’ school in Zamfara

Suspected bandits have reportedly attacked a school in Zamfara state, kidnapping some teachers and students in the process.BBC Hausa is reporting that the bandits struck at the Government Girls Secondary School, Moriki, in Zurü local government area, on Wednesday night, and opened fire immediately.They were said to have killed one man and abducted two teachers and four nursing students.A resident [...]

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    Lai: Illegal miners provided arms for Zamfara bandits

Lai: Illegal miners provided arms for Zamfara bandits

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says illegal miners fund bandits to fuel crisis in Zamfara.Mohammed, who spoke when on Good Morning Nigeria, a programme on Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), explained that business booms for the illegal miners in a crisis-torn and hostile environment.He said the miners arm the bandits to make the state ungovernable.The federal government had banned mining in the [...]

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    Kadaria: We’ll organise fresh protest if Zamfara killings continue

Kadaria: We’ll organise fresh protest if Zamfara killings continue

Kadaria Ahmed, media personality, says she is ready to go back to the streets to protest if the killings in Zamfara state returns.Speaking on Arise Television on Wednesday, Kadaria said it is her job as a citizen to hold the government accountable.On April 6, the journalist and a group of protesters had marched to the presidential villa in Abuja over [...]

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    Air force denies bombing civilians in Zamfara

Air force denies bombing civilians in Zamfara

The Nigerian air force (NAF) says it is inconceivable that it would attack locations where civilians reside in Zamfara state.This was in reaction to some media reports insinuating that the recent air strikes conducted by its personnel killed only civilians in the areas attacked and not bandits.In a statement issued on Friday by Ibikunle Daramola, NAF director of public relations [...]

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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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    Coalition tackles reps for summoning Buhari

Coalition tackles reps for summoning Buhari

The Coalition for Nigeria Movement has kicked against the summon of President Muhammadu Buhari by the house of representatives.The coalition instead said the lawmakers ought to commend the president and security agencies over "recent success" recorded over bandits and extremists in Zamfara and Yobe states.Addressing reporters on Thursday, Peremobowei Success, board of trustees (BoT) chairman, commended Buhari and the military for [...]

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    Zamfara’s discontent and citizens’ helplessness   

Zamfara’s discontent and citizens’ helplessness  

Good enough that the banditry in Zamfara State is now a major issue of discussion in our country. It has even attracted a protest in Abuja, which in a way drew attention to the sufferings and degradation our compatriots in the state have been experiencing. It has also allowed our media, which have been largely supine and inert, except for [...]

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    Police confirm killing of 21 in Kaduna

Police confirm killing of 21 in Kaduna

The Kaduna state police command has confirmed the killing of 21 people by gunmen in Banono and Anguwan Aku communities in Kufana district of Kajuru local government area of the state.TheCable had reported the attack, detailing how armed men in military uniform raided the communities.In a statement, Yakubu Sabo, police public relations officer in the state, said the attackers invaded the [...]

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    Defence minister: Some traditional rulers conspire with bandits

Defence minister: Some traditional rulers conspire with bandits

Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, has accused some traditional leaders of providing information to bandits.In a statement which Tukur Gusau, his spokesman, issued on his behalf, Dan-Ali said the intensified air strikes by the Nigerian air force in Zamfara has led to the killing of many bandits and the rescue of innocent persons.He said the government is concerned about the [...]

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