Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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    Yari: Zamfara bandits better equipped than military

Yari: Zamfara bandits better equipped than military

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, says bandits in the state possess sophisticated weapons than the military.The state has witnessed a series of attacks by armed bandits, leading to loss of lives and destruction of property.Speaking with journalists after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Tuesday, Yari said the bandits have over 500 AK47s in just one armoury, that which [...]

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    Marafa to appeal court: Delay in constituting another panel may deny me justice

Marafa to appeal court: Delay in constituting another panel may deny me justice

Kabiru Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says the delay in constituting another panel to hear the tussle in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state may deny him justice.Marafa, a gubernatorial aspirant, said this in a letter dated March 13, and addressed to Zainab Bulkachuwa, appeal court president.The senator is challenging a verdict of a Zamfara high court which [...]

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    INEC omits APC from Zamfara result sheets

INEC omits APC from Zamfara result sheets

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is not on the result sheets of the ongoing governorship and house of assembly elections in Zamfara state.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) attributed the development to the court rulings on the internal crisis in Zamfara APC.INEC had excluded the party from the 2019 elections as a result of the controversies which trailed the primary [...]

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    It’s illegal to allow Zamfara APC contest elections, says Ozekhome

It’s illegal to allow Zamfara APC contest elections, says Ozekhome

Mike Ozekhome, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is not bound to accept candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara state.On Thursday, the Abuja division of the appeal court set a verdict of a lower court which upheld INEC's decision not to allow Zamfara APC participate in the general election.INEC had [...]

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    Marafa says appeal court’s verdict is God’s will for Zamfara

Marafa says appeal court’s verdict is God’s will for Zamfara

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, has accepted a judgement of the court of appeal.On Thursday, the appeal court set aside an order of the Abuja federal high court upholding the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to bar candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara from participating in the polls.In a statement on Friday, Marafa [...]

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    Army: We killed 37 Zamfara bandits but lost six soldiers

Army: We killed 37 Zamfara bandits but lost six soldiers

Troops of the Nigerian army say they killed 37 bandits in an exchange of fire in Bini Maru local government area of Zamfara state.In a statement on Monday, Clement Abiade, acting information officer of operation Saharan Daji, said six soldiers were also killed while the troops rescued 80 people who have been kidnapped.“The troops have continued to dominate the Areas [...]

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    How ego, internal crisis cost APC two governorship and 84 legislative seats

How ego, internal crisis cost APC two governorship and 84 legislative seats

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has barred the All Progressives Congress (APC) from fielding candidates in Rivers and Zamfara states and this decision has dire consequences for the party. The commission said it took the decision because of the failure of the party to hold primary polls. Except a last-minute change, the APC would keep regretting its inability to put its [...]

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    Like Malami, Oshiomhole asks INEC to accept Zamfara APC candidates

Like Malami, Oshiomhole asks INEC to accept Zamfara APC candidates

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognise the party's candidates in Zamfara for the forthcoming elections.In a letter dated February 13, Oshiomhole said that the judgment of the court of appeal in Sokoto allows the party to field candidates for elections in the state.The letter, with reference [...]

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    INEC can’t take orders from FG, Agbakoba tackles Malami over letter on Zamfara

INEC can’t take orders from FG, Agbakoba tackles Malami over letter on Zamfara

Olisa Agbakoba, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is a neutral body which cannot take orders from the federal government.Agbakoba said this in reaction to the letter written by Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, asking INEC to postpone elections in Zamfara state because of litigation.The crisis in the Zamfara chapter of the [...]

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    Keyamo replies Atiku: Buhari only joked — he didn’t ask for violence

Keyamo replies Atiku: Buhari only joked — he didn’t ask for violence

Festus Keyamo, spokesman of President Muhamamdu Buhari’s reelection campaign, says the president never called for violence in Zamfara state but was "only weighing in on a joke".Keyamo said this while responding to the comment of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), at a rally in Port Harcourt on Monday.Atiku had accused Buhari of preaching violence, saying it is [...]

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    A’court panel withdraws from Zamfara APC case over $3m bribe allegation

A’court panel withdraws from Zamfara APC case over $3m bribe allegation

An appeal court panel has withdrawn from a case challenging the verdict of a lower court on the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary poll in Zamfara state.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the APC in Zamfara will not field candidates because its inability to hold a successful primary election.But two high courts gave different judgments on the [...]

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    Zamfara APC guber aspirants hammer Yari over court judgement

Zamfara APC guber aspirants hammer Yari over court judgement

Eight governorship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara state have accused Abdulaziz Yari, the governor, of making moves to enforce a state court judgement on the party.Speaking at a press conference on Sunday in Kaduna, Kabir Marafa, who spoke on behalf of other aspirants, said a novice application was filed on Friday by the governor seeking [...]

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    Yari warns INEC: Elections won’t take place in Zamfara without APC candidates

Yari warns INEC: Elections won’t take place in Zamfara without APC candidates

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, says elections will not take place in the state if candidates of the ruling party are excluded.Speaking at the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign rally in Talata Mafara local government area of the state, the governor maintained that the party conducted primaries which produced candidates for the forthcoming elections.He added that it will [...]

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    ‘Bandits’ kill Senator Marafa’s sister, abduct her husband

‘Bandits’ kill Senator Marafa’s sister, abduct her husband

Suspected bandits have killed Ade Marafa, elder sister of Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, and abducted her husband.Abubakar Tsafe, an aide to the senator, who confirmed this to TheCable, said the bandits struck at the residence of the senator's sister located at Ruwan Bore area of Gusau local government area on Tuesday.The aide said the suspected bandits numbering about [...]

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    Marafa: I don’t care if APC loses in Zamfara

Marafa: I don’t care if APC loses in Zamfara

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says he does not give a "damn" if the All Progressives Congress (APC) loses the state in the fprthcoming elections.Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, Marafa who is a governorship aspirant, said it is better to have another party at the helm of affairs in the state than to have bad people from [...]

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    Zamfara commissioner calls for three-day fasting over banditry

Zamfara commissioner calls for three-day fasting over banditry

Bello Dankande, Zamfara commissioner for local government and chieftancy affairs, has called on residents to embark on a three-day fast in a bid to seek God's intervention on activities of bandits and kidnappers in the state.According to NAN, Dankande urged residents to embark on the fast while speaking at a press conference in Gusau, the state capital, on Tuesday.The commissioner [...]

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