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    NCDC official supervising COVID-19 response in Zamfara dies of disease

NCDC official supervising COVID-19 response in Zamfara dies of disease

JJ Shalanga, a supervisor at the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has died of COVID-19 complications. Shalanga, who was posted to Zamfara to supervise the spread and control of the disease, died on Sunday. The deceased has reportedly been in the state since the beginning of the spread of the disease. According to the NCDC, the state confirmed its first two cases [...]

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    Doctor killed and burnt in Zamfara

Doctor killed and burnt in Zamfara

The Zamfara state police command says it has commenced investigation into the death of Enoch Okpara, a medical doctor, who was killed and burnt by unknown assailants. Okpara was a consultant obstetrics/gynaecologist who worked at the Federal Medical Centre, Gusau. The doctor was found dead at his residence in Mareri area of Gusau, the state capital, on Saturday. Shehu Mohammed, the police public [...]

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    Zamfara discharges all COVID-19 patients

Zamfara discharges all COVID-19 patients

Zamfara has discharged its last five COVID-19 patients, leaving the state with no new active cases as of May 29, 2020. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the state confirmed its first two cases on April 24, 2020, and at the time, Nigeria had recorded 1,095 cases in 27 states and the federal capital territory (FCT). Two weeks later, [...]

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    We recorded two not 10 COVID-19 cases, Zamfara counters NCDC

We recorded two not 10 COVID-19 cases, Zamfara counters NCDC

Zamfara government says there is an error in the number of new COVID-19 cases announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for the state on Monday. Yahaya Kanoma, the commissioner for health, said the state recorded two cases, and not 10 cases as confirmed by the NCDC. Speaking with NAN in Gusau, the state capital, on Tuesday, he said the [...]

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    18 COVID-19 patients discharged in Zamfara

18 COVID-19 patients discharged in Zamfara

The Zamfara government says it discharged 18 COVID-19 patients from its isolation centre in Damba, Gusau, the state capital. Nasiru Magarya, the speaker of the state house of assembly who is also the chairman of the Zamfara task force on COVID-19, disclosed the development in a statement on Thursday. Magarya said the patients, who have recovered from the disease, were released after receiving [...]

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    Two permanent secretaries die in Zamfara after ‘brief illness’

Two permanent secretaries die in Zamfara after ‘brief illness’

Yawale Dango and Ahmed Sale, two permanent secretaries in Zamfara state, are dead. This is coming less than two weeks after Mohammed Ahmad Asha, emir of Kaura-Namoda in the state, died of suspected COVID-19-related complications. According to The Punch, while Dango was said to have died on May 6, Sale died on Tuesday; the two government officials were reported to have passed [...]

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    Zamfara emir dies while in isolation

Zamfara emir dies while in isolation

Mohammed Ahmad Asha, emir of Kaura-Namoda in Zamfara state, is dead. According to The PUNCH, the emir died on Sunday in isolation. He was said to have died of suspected COVID-19-related complications. The newspaper reported that Mustafa Jafaru, publicity secretary for the control and prevention of COVID-19 in the state, said the late traditional ruler had been in isolation at Yariman Bakura Specialist [...]

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    Supreme court dismisses Zamfara APC application for review

Supreme court dismisses Zamfara APC application for review

The supreme court has dismissed an application by the All Progressive Congress (APC) seeking a review of the judgment which disqualified the governorship and all other candidates of the party in the Zamfara 2019 elections. Inyang Okoro, who read the decision of the five-man panel of justices, said order eight rule 16 prohibits the court from reviewing its own decision. "The supreme court [...]

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    Army: Troops killed 26 bandits, rescued seven kidnap victims in Zamfara

Army: Troops killed 26 bandits, rescued seven kidnap victims in Zamfara

The defence headquarters says troops of operation Hadarin Daji killed about 26 bandits in different locations in Zamfara state. Benard Onyeuko, acting director, defence media operations, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, in Abuja. Onyeuko said the troops acted on credible intelligence and killed two bandits in Bindim and Koli towns of Maru local government area of Zamfara. He said the operation [...]

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    Police kill ‘six kidnappers’, rescue 13 corps members in Katsina

Police kill ‘six kidnappers’, rescue 13 corps members in Katsina

The Katsina police command says it rescued 13 members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) that were abducted by gunmen on March 9. Gamba Isah, the police public relations officer (PPRO) in the state, said the corps members, who are from Ondo state, were kidnapped along Funtua-Gusua highway on their way to the NYSC camp at Tsafe, Zamfara state. The gunmen [...]

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    FG secures release of Nigerian held in Saudi Arabia for ‘drug trafficking’

FG secures release of Nigerian held in Saudi Arabia for ‘drug trafficking’

Ibrahim Abubakar, an indigene of Zamfara incarcerated in Saudi Arabia for drug trafficking, has been released. Jonah Achema, head of public affairs, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, in Abuja. Achema said Abubakar was released following proof from a series of investigations the NDLEA presented to the Saudi authorities. He said the victim, who had been [...]

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    The Zamfara girls inspiring their peers to choose education over marriage

The Zamfara girls inspiring their peers to choose education over marriage

At the age of six, Haansa’u Ashiru, like most of the girls in her community at Tsafe local government area of Zamfara state, was yet to see the four walls of a classroom. During school hours, she spent her time hawking wares around Dajin Yamma where she hails from, and on other occasions, she would tag along with her peers [...]

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    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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    Gunmen kidnap district head, son in Zamfara

Gunmen kidnap district head, son in Zamfara

Hassan Mohammed, district head of Gayari in Gummi local government area of Zamfara state, and his son have been kidnapped by suspected bandits. According to the PUNCH, the kidnap happened when the bandits raided the community on Thursday night. Abubakar Sani, a resident of the community, was quoted as saying the bandits had AK 47 rifles. Sani said they began shooting sporadically when [...]

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    ‘Judicial neutrality at its best’ — Keyamo hails s’court over judgement on Imo

‘Judicial neutrality at its best’ — Keyamo hails s’court over judgement on Imo

Festus Keyamo, minister of state for labour and employment, has hailed the supreme court judgement on the governorship election in Imo state. In a message he posted on Twitter late Tuesday, Keyamo described the judgment which favoured the All Progressives Congress (APC) as “judicial neutrality at its very best.” On Tuesday, the apex court sacked Emeka Ihedioha who was elected governor of [...]

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    EXTRA: Zamfara hisbah arrests policeman ‘for being with 3 women’ in hotel

EXTRA: Zamfara hisbah arrests policeman ‘for being with 3 women’ in hotel

Zamfara hisbah commission says it arrested a police officer and three women allegedly engaged in immorality at a hotel in Gusau, the state capital. Atiku Zawuyya, chairman of the commission, spoke while parading the suspects at the commission’s headquarters on Monday. NAN reports that the manager of the hotel was also arrested by officials of the hisbah commission. Zawuyya said the police officer, [...]

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