Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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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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    Zamfara suspends top officials for ‘recruitment racketeering’

Zamfara suspends top officials for ‘recruitment racketeering’

The Zamfara state government has suspended eight top officials for alleged recruitment racketeering. Speaking on the development, Rabiu Garba, the state commissioner for finance, said the suspended officials include the director of finance, hospital management board; director of salary, state ministry of finance and his deputy, and five other officials from the ministry. He said they are accused of recruitment racketeering which [...]

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    Chinese investors ‘indicate interest’ in Zamfara

Chinese investors ‘indicate interest’ in Zamfara

Some Chinese investors have agreed to invest in mining, agriculture, manufacturing, tourism and power generation in Zamfara state. Zailani Bappa, special adviser on public enlightenement, media and communications, to  Bello Mutawalle, the state governor, disclosed this in a statement. Bappa said the agreement was reached during a meeting between Mutawalle and the potential investors in Beijing on Tuesday. She added that both parties [...]

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    Christmas: Matawalle donates N5m, food items to Christians

Christmas: Matawalle donates N5m, food items to Christians

Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara, has donated N5 million and food items to Christians in the state. The governor made the donation to to the Zamfara branch of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), according to a statement. Matawalle emphasised on the need for the spirit of togetherness, love and brotherhood among residents in the state. The governor noted that Christians in Zamfara [...]

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    Sambo Marafa: Why I quit Matawalle’s govt

Sambo Marafa: Why I quit Matawalle’s govt

Sambo Marafa, a younger brother of Kabir Marafa, former senator, says he resigned from the administration of Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara, to give room for other people to be considered for political appointment. Until his resignation, Sambo was the special adviser to the governor on comprehensive agricultural revolution programme. Jamilu Zannah and Bilyaminu Shinkafi, commissioners for higher education and science and [...]

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    Top officials of Zamfara govt quit Matawalle’s cabinet (updated)

Top officials of Zamfara govt quit Matawalle’s cabinet (updated)

Sambo Marafa, younger brother of Kabir Marafa, ex-senator representing Zamfara central, has resigned his appointment as special adviser to Bello Matawalle, the state governor, on comprehensive agricultural revolution programme. Sambo Marafa said he resigned so he could pay attention to his business. Jamilu Zannah and Bilyaminu Shinkafi, commissioners for higher education and science and technology, respectively, also resigned their positions. Their resignations come barely [...]

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    Matawalle revokes N25bn contract awarded to Aliero, ex-Kebbi gov

Matawalle revokes N25bn contract awarded to Aliero, ex-Kebbi gov

Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara state, has revoked a N25 billion contract awarded to Alliance Trading Company Limited owned by Adamu Aliero, a former governor of Kebbi state. The contract is among the ones Matawalle revoked at the state's executive council meeting on Wednesday. Contracts worth N27 billion awarded to China Zhonghao in 2013 and 2018 were also revoked. Speaking shortly after the [...]

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    Count me out of any meeting with Yari, says Marafa

Count me out of any meeting with Yari, says Marafa

Kabir Marafa, former senator representing Zamfara central, has distanced himself from a reconciliatory meeting between Abdulaziz Yari, former governor of the state, and members of his faction known as the G8. On Wednesday, Shehu Isah, spokesman of Yari's faction, had told NAN that Aminu Sani Jaji, a former lawmaker and member of G8, had met with the former governor to resolve the [...]

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    Yari’s ex-commissioner sent to prison for ‘cattle rustling’

Yari’s ex-commissioner sent to prison for ‘cattle rustling’

An upper Sharia court sitting in Gusau, capital of Zamfara state, on Wednesday remanded Bello Dankande, who served as commissioner of local government and chieftaincy affairs under Abdulaziz Yari, former governor of the state. Dakande, who was accused of kidnapping and cattle rustling,  is the second chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) to be remanded within 48 hours. Ibrahim Danmaliki, secretary of the [...]

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    ‘You can’t stop my N10m monthly allowance without reason’ — Yari writes Zamfara gov

‘You can’t stop my N10m monthly allowance without reason’ — Yari writes Zamfara gov

Abdulaziz Yari, former governor of Zamfara state, has asked Bello Matawalle, his successor, to pay his outstanding allowance and pension. In a letter dated October 17 addressed to the governor, Yari said he is entitled to N10 million monthly as upkeep allowance, but that he has only been paid twice since he left office. Yari said the law which provides for the [...]

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    Matawalle: Yari will be arrested if killings continue in Zamfara

Matawalle: Yari will be arrested if killings continue in Zamfara

Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara, has accused Abdulaziz Yari, his predecessor, of inciting violence in the state. According to PUNCH, the governor made the accusation at government house, Gusau, while receiving some firearms that some "repentant bandits" surrendered. The governor reportedly blamed recent attacks on Yari,  saying he could order his arrest if killings continue in the state. He said it is not [...]

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    Zamfara gov suspends district head over ‘involvement’ in banditry

Zamfara gov suspends district head over ‘involvement’ in banditry

Bello Matawallen, governor of Zamfara, has suspended Abubakar Bala, a senior district head of Gummi, a local government area in the state, over alleged involvement in banditry. In a statement on Wednesday, Aliyu Bello, permanent secretary of cabinet affairs and general services, said the suspension of the district head is in connection with the killings which took place in Karaye village [...]

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    ’14 killed’, houses burnt as ‘bandits’ hit Zamfara again

’14 killed’, houses burnt as ‘bandits’ hit Zamfara again

The Zamfara police command says 14 persons were killed by suspected bandits in Karaye village, Gummi local government area of the state on Sunday. Muhammad Shehu, public relations officer of the command, disclosed this in a statement. Shehu said 10 other persons sustained gunshot injuries while some houses were set ablaze in the attack. This is the first major breach of the peace agreement between [...]

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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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