Saturday, August 8, 2020

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    Gunmen kill 30 in raids on Zamfara villages

Gunmen kill 30 in raids on Zamfara villages

About 30 persons have been reported dead following fresh attacks by gunmen in Birnin-Magaji local government area of Zamfara state. Muhammad Gusami, chairman of the council, told NAN on Sunday that the attacks took place in Kokeya and Chigama villages in the area. Gusami said the gunmen invaded Kokeya village with motorcycles and killed two persons, set some houses ablaze and carted [...]

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    Govs ask Buhari to share $1.6bn from NLNG tax

Govs ask Buhari to share $1.6bn from NLNG tax

Governors of the 36 states have advised President Muhammadu Buhari to share the tax of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) to resolve the financial crisis facing them. Over 20 states are currently unable to pay salaries as a result of a sharp fall in oil revenue. "Instead of NLNG paying $1.6 billion to the federal government, we requested that it be paid [...]

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    Yari defeats father-in-law to retain Zamfara governorship

Yari defeats father-in-law to retain Zamfara governorship

Abdulaziz Yari of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has been re-elected governor of Zamfara state. In the result, which was declared at about 4.30am on Monday in Gusau, the returning officer, Abdullahi Zuru, declared Yari winner with a total vote of 716,964. Mamuda Shinkafi, his closest rival, who is also his father in-law, ran on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party [...]

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    Tambuwal: I’d have been richer if I stayed in PDP

Tambuwal: I’d have been richer if I stayed in PDP

Aminu Tambuwal, speaker of the house of representatives, has advised Nigerians not to vote for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the forthcoming election, saying the ruling party does not have the interest of the nation at heart. Tambuwal said he and some of his colleagues who left the party would have been richer if they stayed but their love for the [...]

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    7 important figures about PVC collection rate

7 important figures about PVC collection rate

As part of plans to prove its preparedness for the general election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released statistics of the distribution of permanent voter cards in all the states of the country and the federal capital territory. Kayode Idowu, chief press secretary to Attahiru Jega, chairman of INEC, issued a statement indicating that the total number of people [...]

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Zamfara: Aspirant seeks ‘balanced representation at the senate’

Mr Sani Takori, a senatorial aspirant Zamfara state said on Thursday that he would not concede his ambition to contest Zamfara-west senatorial seat to the incumbent, Senator Ahmed Yarima. Disclosing this at a news conference in Gusau, Takori added that his area, Gummi, supported Yarima for two terms as governor and two terms as senator. He said it was now the time for somebody else to take the mantle. The aspirant said the [...]

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    Condoms don’t sell well in Zamfara anymore

Condoms don’t sell well in Zamfara anymore

The sale of condoms has dropped in Zamfara state ─ and, ironically, HIV/AIDS is also on the decline, according to government officials. A lecturer at the Zamfara State School of Health Technology, Tsafe, Mallam Nura Zurmi, told NAN on Friday that "we have observed that... the use of condoms has dropped as the sale of condoms had reduced in chemists". Nura said students [...]

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    2015 election registration materials ‘ready’

2015 election registration materials ‘ready’

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured Nigerians that all election materials would be deployed to all states of the federation in good time for the 2015 general election. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Zamfara State, Alhaji Jibrin Zarewa, gave this assurance at a news conference in Gusau on Friday. Previous elections have been marred by shortage of materials, leading [...]

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