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    Enemies of our state plotting unlawful demonstrations, says Zamfara govt

Enemies of our state plotting unlawful demonstrations, says Zamfara govt

The Zamfara government says it has uncovered plots by some persons to disrupt peace through “unlawful demonstrations" across the 14 local government areas of the state. Zailani Bappa, special adviser on public enlightenment, media and communications, to  Bello Matawalle, the governor, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday. Bappa said the aim of the protest is to “give the wrong impression that [...]

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    Matawalle: Yari paid himself N300m as severance while owing N10bn in pensions

Matawalle: Yari paid himself N300m as severance while owing N10bn in pensions

Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara, says the savings from the state's repealed pension law for ex-governors will be used for youth empowerment and the development of infrastructure in the state. He said Abdulaziz Yari, former governor of the state, paid himself N300 million as severance while the state owed N10 billion in pensions. According to NAN, Matawalle spoke on Wednesday while assenting [...]

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    Army ‘kills 39 bandits’ in Zamfara

Army ‘kills 39 bandits’ in Zamfara

The Nigeria army says it has neutralised at least 39 armed bandits in two different operations in Zamfara in the last six days. Oni Orisan, spokesman of operation Hadarin Daji, told NAN that the operations were carried out in Bakura and Anka axis of the state. According to him, 19 of the bandits were killed in an encounter with the army in [...]

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    Zamfara governor replaces sacked emir

Zamfara governor replaces sacked emir

Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara state, has approved the appointment of Abubakar Maigari as the emir of Maru. Mahadi Gusau, deputy governor of the state, disclosed this in a statement late Saturday. The appointment followed the dethronement of Abubakar Cika, the emir who was indicted by a panel that investigated his alleged support for armed bandits. Matawalle had also approved the removal of [...]

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    Zamfara gov sacks ALL LG secretaries

Zamfara gov sacks ALL LG secretaries

Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara, on Wednesday, sacked all the 14 local government secretaries in the state and approved their replacements. NAN reports that the governor also approved the appointment of the rector of the state polytechnic and provost of the college of education. In a statement issued by Yusuf Idris, the governor's director-general of press affairs, Matawalle directed the sacked council secretaries [...]

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    Zamfara farmers to get 148,500 bags of fertiliser

Zamfara farmers to get 148,500 bags of fertiliser

The Zamfara state government has announced that farmers in the state will be given 148,500 bags of fertiliser to boost their production. Zailani Bappa, senior special assistant on public enlightenment, media, and communication to Bello Matawalle, governor of the state, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday. According to the statement, 30,000 bags bags of fertiliser came from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) [...]

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    Gunmen abduct Zamfara budget director, kill deputy

Gunmen abduct Zamfara budget director, kill deputy

The Zamfara state government has confirmed the kidnap of Hamza Salihu, its director of budget. Yusuf Idris, director-general of press affairs to Bello Matawalle, governor of the state, confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday. According to him, Kabiru Ismail, the state's deputy director of budget, was killed during the incident while two others were kidnapped alongside Salihu. The incident was said [...]

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    Zamfara announces plan to establish Ruga settlements

Zamfara announces plan to establish Ruga settlements

Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara state, has announced plans to establish Ruga settlement in the state. Matawalle disclosed this while hosting Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, in the state. The federal government had proposed the initiative to resolve the clashes between farmers and herdsmen but following the controversy that trailed it, the government suspended it. While some governors welcomed it, [...]

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    25 herders ‘illegally detained’ by vigilantes regain freedom in Zamfara

25 herders ‘illegally detained’ by vigilantes regain freedom in Zamfara

The Zamfara police command says it has facilitated the release of 25 herders "illegally held" by local vigilantes in Dansadau emirate, Maru local government area of the state. This was disclosed in a statement by Muhammad Shehu, police public relations officer of the command, on Friday. According to the statement, the release of the victims is part of the ongoing push for [...]

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    Yari: I did my best to tackle insecurity in Zamfara

Yari: I did my best to tackle insecurity in Zamfara

Abdul’aziz Yari, former governor of Zamfara state, says he did his best to tackle the insecurity in the state. Yari spoke on Monday at a meeting of All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders from Gusau, Maradun and Tsafe local government areas. He said despite trying his best, he was still accused of not doing well in the fight against insurgency. He called for the [...]

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    Supreme court judgments on Rivers and Zamfara states elections: In defence of the supreme court – a legal opinion

Supreme court judgments on Rivers and Zamfara states elections: In defence of the supreme court – a legal opinion

BY JUSTICE R.I. AMAIZE A Professor of International Law, an Expert in Law of Contrct and Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay, SAN is reported to be hugely irked by the recent decisions of the nation’s apex court on the 2019 Governorship, National Assembly and State Houses of Assembly Elections in two states (Rivers and Zamfara). [...]

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    EXTRA: Zamfara gov off to Dubai for ‘ideas on tackling banditry’

EXTRA: Zamfara gov off to Dubai for ‘ideas on tackling banditry’

Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara state, is on his way to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), for a meeting to "discuss ways of tackling the problem of banditry" in the state. Yusuf Idris, the director-general, government house press affairs, disclosed this in a statement. He said the governor, who travelled on Sunday to perform the lesser hajj in Saudi Arabia, would stop [...]

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    Nigeria sitting on a time bomb, says Yari on population explosion

Nigeria sitting on a time bomb, says Yari on population explosion

Abdul’aziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, says, the increasing rate of unproductive population in the country constitutes a time bomb. Yari, who is the former chairman of the Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF), spoke during the valedictory session of the national economic council (NEC) held at the state house, Abuja on Thursday. The governor said urgent actions must be taken to address the [...]

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    Troops arrest LGA vice chairman in Zamfara over ‘links to bandits’

Troops arrest LGA vice chairman in Zamfara over ‘links to bandits’

Troops of the operation Sharan Daji of the Nigerian army have arrested Yahuza Wuya, vice chairman of Anka local government area of Zamfara state, over alleged link to suspected bandits. Clement Abiade, acting information officer of the operation, confirmed the arrest of Wuya in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja, on Thursday. Abiade said the council vice chairman was picked up [...]

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    Blood-thirsty demons of Zamfara (II): Killing for fun, kidnapping for ransom

Blood-thirsty demons of Zamfara (II): Killing for fun, kidnapping for ransom

BY BANJO DAMILOLA Zamfara state has been a hot tub of killings and kidnappings. The media is awash with reportage of these incidents, daily reeling out figures of lives lost. These lives are fathers, mothers, sons and daughters who have been gruesomely uprooted from their families. ‘Blood-Thirsty Demons of Zamfara’ is a four-part series that chronicles the pains, losses and sufferings [...]

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    Yari: In five years, bandits have killed over 3000 in Zamfara

Yari: In five years, bandits have killed over 3000 in Zamfara

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, says armed bandits have killed 3,526 persons in the state in the last five years. Yari spoke at a town hall meeting in Gusau, the state capital, on Tuesday. According to NAN, the meeting was attended by Mohammed Adamu, inspector general of police (IGP), traditional and community leaders, as well as herders and farmers. Yari, who was represented [...]

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