Monday, October 14, 2019

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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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    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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    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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