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    Yari’s ex-commissioner sent to prison for ‘cattle rustling’

Yari’s ex-commissioner sent to prison for ‘cattle rustling’

An upper Sharia court sitting in Gusau, capital of Zamfara state, on Wednesday remanded Bello Dankande, who served as commissioner of local government and chieftaincy affairs under Abdulaziz Yari, former governor of the state.Dakande, who was accused of kidnapping and cattle rustling,  is the second chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) to be remanded within 48 hours.Ibrahim Danmaliki, secretary of the [...]

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    ‘You can’t stop my N10m monthly allowance without reason’ — Yari writes Zamfara gov

‘You can’t stop my N10m monthly allowance without reason’ — Yari writes Zamfara gov

Abdulaziz Yari, former governor of Zamfara state, has asked Bello Matawalle, his successor, to pay his outstanding allowance and pension.In a letter dated October 17 addressed to the governor, Yari said he is entitled to N10 million monthly as upkeep allowance, but that he has only been paid twice since he left office.Yari said the law which provides for the [...]

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    Matawalle: Yari will be arrested if killings continue in Zamfara

Matawalle: Yari will be arrested if killings continue in Zamfara

Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara, has accused Abdulaziz Yari, his predecessor, of inciting violence in the state.According to PUNCH, the governor made the accusation at government house, Gusau, while receiving some firearms that some "repentant bandits" surrendered.The governor reportedly blamed recent attacks on Yari,  saying he could order his arrest if killings continue in the state.He said it is not [...]

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    Zamfara gov suspends district head over ‘involvement’ in banditry

Zamfara gov suspends district head over ‘involvement’ in banditry

Bello Matawallen, governor of Zamfara, has suspended Abubakar Bala, a senior district head of Gummi, a local government area in the state, over alleged involvement in banditry.In a statement on Wednesday, Aliyu Bello, permanent secretary of cabinet affairs and general services, said the suspension of the district head is in connection with the killings which took place in Karaye village [...]

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    ’14 killed’, houses burnt as ‘bandits’ hit Zamfara again

’14 killed’, houses burnt as ‘bandits’ hit Zamfara again

The Zamfara police command says 14 persons were killed by suspected bandits in Karaye village, Gummi local government area of the state on Sunday.Muhammad Shehu, public relations officer of the command, disclosed this in a statement.Shehu said 10 other persons sustained gunshot injuries while some houses were set ablaze in the attack.This is the first major breach of the peace agreement between [...]

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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 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 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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Matawalle to investors: We’ve neutralised banditry, created business-friendly environment

Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara, has assured the international business community that the state has neutralised all forms of banditry and enthroned a conducive business environment.A statement by Yusuf Idris, the governor's director-general of press affairs, said Matawalle gave the assurance in a paper he presented on the state’s investment potentialities at the Africa Investment Summit which held in New York, [...]

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    Zamfara gov: When we started deal with bandits, they thought we would fail

Zamfara gov: When we started deal with bandits, they thought we would fail

Bello Matawallen, governor of Zamfara, says 400 abductees have been released by bandits and that those working against peace in the state will be put to shame.Zailani Bappa, media aide to the governor, quoted Matawallen as saying this in a statement on Sunday.The governor made the remarks following the reported release of 30 captives by suspected bandits.Matawallen said he would [...]

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    EXTRA: My business as a governor was to spend money, says Yari

EXTRA: My business as a governor was to spend money, says Yari

Abdulaziz Yari, former governor of Zamfara state, has dared anyone with evidence of corruption against him to present it.Yari gave the challenge when leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state visited him at his  in Talata Mafara residence in Zamfara on Sunday.The former governor said while in office, his business was to spend money and that it [...]

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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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    Matawalle: With Ruga, herders won’t go around Nigeria wreaking havoc

Matawalle: With Ruga, herders won’t go around Nigeria wreaking havoc

Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara, says the establishment of Ruga settlement in states across Nigeria will put an end to banditry among herders in the country. Mutawalle, who spoke in an interview with Osasu Igbinedion on The Osasu Show, said if social amenities are provided for the herdsmen, they will remain at one place and "they don’t have to go round Nigeria to [...]

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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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    Ex-bandits: Police harassment forced us into kidnapping

Ex-bandits: Police harassment forced us into kidnapping

Some repentant bandits in Tsafe local government area of Zamfara state, on Monday, said they went into crime because of harassment from security personnel.Speaking at a peace meeting held at the palace of Muhammadu Bawa, emir of Tsafe, the ex-bandits said they "were harassed and intimidated" by the police and vigilantes, locally known as ”Yan Sakai".Hassan Dantawaye, one of the [...]

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