Saturday, August 17, 2019

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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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    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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    Report: EFCC discovers 21 exotic cars at Yari’s residence

Report: EFCC discovers 21 exotic cars at Yari’s residence

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have reportedly uncovered 21 exotic cars during a raid at the Talata-Mafara residence of Abdulaziz Yari, former governor of Zamfara state.EFCC had raided Yari's residence on Sunday evening when the ex-governor was out of the country.The anti-graft agency also searched the houses of Jafaru, Yari’s brother, and Sha’aya Mafara, his intimate friend.TheNation [...]

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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 gov: So far, over 200 abducted persons have been released

Zamfara gov: So far, over 200 abducted persons have been released

Bello Matawallen, governor of Zamfara state, says not less than 200 abducted persons in the state have been released through a peace initiative.This was disclosed in a statement signed by Zailani Bappa, the governor's senior special assistant on public enlightenment, media and communication.The peace initiative included dialogue among armed bandits, security agents and local vigilante groups known as ‘yan sakai.’He [...]

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    S’court rejects APC’s request to review sack of its candidates in Zamfara

S’court rejects APC’s request to review sack of its candidates in Zamfara

The supreme court has rejected an application filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) seeking a review of its earlier judgement sacking the party’s candidates in the general election.At its sitting on Monday, a five-man panel of the court dismissed the application filed by Robert Clarke, the APC counsel.The apex court had held that the APC did not hold valid primaries in [...]

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    Zamfara APC vows to challenge loss of 2019 elections — despite s’court ruling

Zamfara APC vows to challenge loss of 2019 elections — despite s’court ruling

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara state says it will head to the court to challenge some elective positions being occupied by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Lawali Liman, state chairman of the party, disclosed this while addressing a press conference in Gusau, the state capital, on Wednesday.The party had won all but one elective position during the general election [...]

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    I left no debt in Zamfara, says Yari

I left no debt in Zamfara, says Yari

Abdulaziz Yari, former governor of Zamfara state, says he left no debt or liability for the new administration in the state.Yari made this known at a news conference held at the All Progressives Congress state secretariat in Gusau, the state capital, on Wednesday.A transition committee set up by Bello Matawalle, governor of the state, had said Yari misappropriated N251 billion.Ibrahim Wakkala, [...]

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    Windstorm destroys ‘over 1000’ houses in Zamfara

Windstorm destroys ‘over 1000’ houses in Zamfara

Nasiru Lawal, lawmaker representing Bungudu local government area of Zamfara state, says over 1000 houses have been destroyed by a windstorm in the town.Lawal, who conducted journalists round the affected houses on Monday, described the incident, which reportedly occurred on Sunday evening, as unfortunate, saying the town had never experienced such a disaster in over 30 years."It is worrisome to [...]

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    Zamfara APC faction expels Yari over ‘electoral misfortune’

Zamfara APC faction expels Yari over ‘electoral misfortune’

A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara has expelled Abdulaziz Yari, ex-governor of the state.The faction which Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, belongs to, also suspended Lawal Shuiabu, APC deputy chairman (north).The development is coming hours after the faction of which Yari belongs to moved against Marafa.The senator, a governorship aspirant, was expelled over alleged anti-party [...]

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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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    EXTRA: Zamfara to spend N83m on Sallah cows

EXTRA: Zamfara to spend N83m on Sallah cows

Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara, has approved N83 million for the purchase of 750 cows for Eid-el-Fitr celebration.Idris Gusau, the governor’s spokesman, disclosed this in a statement.He said the cows will be distributed to the less-privileged, internally displaced persons (IDPs), orphans and widows in the 147 wards of the 14 local government areas in the state.The spokesman said the measure is [...]

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    Oshiomhole: Zamfara people voted APC but supreme court imposed strangers on them

Oshiomhole: Zamfara people voted APC but supreme court imposed strangers on them

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the party did not get justice in Zamfara. Oshiomhole spoke in reaction to the supreme court judgment which sacked all the APC candidates who contested the 2019 elections in the state.The apex court had ruled that the party did not hold valid primary elections, thus nullifying its participation in the [...]

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    INEC issues certificates of return to Zamfara PDP candidates

INEC issues certificates of return to Zamfara PDP candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued certificates of return to Bello Matawalle as governor-elect of Zamfara state.Matawalle and Mahdi Gusau, deputy governor-elect, both of whom are of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), were presented their certificates of return at the Electoral Institute in Abuja on Monday.Also presented with their certificates of return were the three senators-elect and seven [...]

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