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Zamfara: You Will Lose Your Seat If You Leave PDP – Yari Warns Matawalle
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Zamfara: You Will Lose Your Seat If You Leave PDP – Yari Warns Matawalle

Abdulaziz Yari, a former governor of Zamfara State, has cautioned the state governor, Bello Matawalle, that he would lose his seat if he leaves the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, going by the Supreme Court verdict that brought him to office in 2019. Yari disclosed this at the secretariat of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Gusau on Sunday, during the distribution of N1.3billon assorted grains he purchased for the party’s supporters as a Ramadan gift. The former Governor, who was represented by Senator Kabiru Marafa, said nobody had informed them either in writing or verbally that Matawalle was defecting to the APC. He, however, warned that the Supreme Court nullified the election of the APC candidates in 2019 and declared the PDP candidates as winners who would remain in...
Youths Can Save Nigeria From Collapse – Bello Matawalle
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Youths Can Save Nigeria From Collapse – Bello Matawalle

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has called on Nigerian youths to be active participants in politics and save the nation from collapse. He said in Kaduna on Monday that it is only when the youth participate in politics that they could be part of the decision making process and chart the desired course for the progress of the nation. “It is high time Nigerian youths join politics and be active to be part of the decision making across all political space in the land,” he said The Governor spoke at the Arewa House, Kaduna, where he was inducted into the Sir Ahmadu Bello Sardauna Hall of Fame and conferred with the most outstanding award of the year titled ” Icon of Youth and Student Development” by the leadership of Northern Nigerian Youths and students Forum. The...
Ahead Of His Defection, APC Governors Visit Matawalle In Gusau
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Ahead Of His Defection, APC Governors Visit Matawalle In Gusau

Ahead of the imminent defection of Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state, Chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) and governor of Kebbi state, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu yesterday led a delegation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) bigwigs to Zamfara state. Chairman of the APC Caretaker/Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee and Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni, as well as Jigawa state governor, Abubakar Badaru were also part of those who visited Zamfara, where they commiserated with governor Matawalle over a recent market fire in Gusau, the state capital. Leader of the delegation, Governor Atiku Bagudu acknowledged the efforts of Governor Matawalle in ensuring the return of peace in the state and offered support and solidarity through a donation of ...
Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle Set To Join APC
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Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle Set To Join APC

Fresh moves are on for Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State to join the All Progressives Congress (APC). This is just as the party yesterday announced the extension of its on-going membership revalidation and registration exercise to accommodate new members. There have been talks about the planned defection of Matawalle, who became governor of the state on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), following the judgement of the Supreme Court on the crisis that trailed the primaries of APC in Zamfara. Matawalle’s moves to join the APC predated the defection of the Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi to the ruling party in November last year. A former governor of Zamfara State, Senator Ahmed Sani Yarima, had last year told Daily Trust that plans are on for Matawa...
Service Chiefs Visit Gusau, Zamfara
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Service Chiefs Visit Gusau, Zamfara

His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Zamfara State Dr. @Bellomatawalle1 MON received the delegation of the Nigerian Army (Service Chiefs) in his office at the State Government House, Gusau where they discussed issues on security.
Bello Matawalle Offers To Resign Over Rising Insecurity
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Bello Matawalle Offers To Resign Over Rising Insecurity

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has offered to resign if taking such step will bring a lasting solution to the high level of insecurity in his state. Zamfara is one of the north-west states affected by banditry. Many persons have been killed while countless people have been abducted in attacks by different armed gangs. Responding to the disturbing trend in the state, the federal government declared Zamfara a no-fly zone on Tuesday and also banned mining activities there. Malam Garba Shehu, Presidential Spokesman, had told Daily Trust that the action was taken based on the suspicion that choppers ferry in arms for bandits. Speaking when he featured on Politics Today, a Channels Television programme, on Wednesday, Matawalle said he does not mind using his job as a sacr...
“The Watchman Of GSS Jangebe Involved In The Abduction” – Bello Matawalle
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“The Watchman Of GSS Jangebe Involved In The Abduction” – Bello Matawalle

The watchman of Government Secondary School in Jangebe, Zamfara State was involved in the abduction of the schoolgirls on February 26. This is according to the State Governor, Bello Matawalle, who revealed this on Wednesday during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today. Although the governor did not reveal the identities of other personalities behind the abduction of the schoolgirls, the governor said information at his disposal indicated that the school’s security guard aided the bandits in whisking the students away. “The watchman of the school,” the Governor said in reaction to who was involved in the abduction of the over 200 schoolgirls in Jangebe. “The children have mentioned that after releasing them, the bandits were telling them to greet the watchman ...
Bello Matawalle Rejects FG’s No-Fly Zone In Zamfara
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Bello Matawalle Rejects FG’s No-Fly Zone In Zamfara

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has reacted to the National Security Council’s decision to declare Zamfara State as a no-fly zone. The National Security Adviser, Major-General Babagana Monguno (rtd), disclosed this at the end of National Security Council meeting on Tuesday. Monguno also announced that the federal government had banned mining activities in the state. He said the actions were taken as a result of the high level of insecurity in the state. But reacting to the development when Kayode Fayemi, chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF), visited him on Tuesday, Matawalle said he is not sure the federal government understands the situation. “It seems the security council doesn’t understand where the nature of the security problems in Zamfara state...
Reveal Identities Of Those Behind Kidnappings, ACF Tells Matawalle
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Reveal Identities Of Those Behind Kidnappings, ACF Tells Matawalle

The pan-Northern socio-political organisation, Arewa Consultative Forum, has asked the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, to name those behind the kidnap of the 317 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata Mafara in Zamfara State. The governor had reportedly said that he knew the identity of the kidnappers and if revealed, Nigerians would be shocked. Matawalle had stated this when emirs in the state paid him a solidarity visit on the kidnap of the students. But the ACF said security operatives should treat the governor as an accomplice to the kidnappers, failure of him to tell Nigerians those behind the dastardly acts. According to the ACF, the north is embarrassed by the statement of the governor and the sundry kidnapping as well as insecur...
Kidnappers Were Offered Money Not To Release Jangebe Girls, Says Matawalle
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Kidnappers Were Offered Money Not To Release Jangebe Girls, Says Matawalle

Zamfara state governor Bello Matawalle on Tuesday said while the state was in negotiation with kidnappers of Jangebe schoolgirls, the armed men were offered money by unnamed persons not to release the girls. Matawalle spoke when he was addressing the freed Jangebe schoolgirls on Tuesday. He said he would soon reveal the mystery behind the abduction of the girls adding that those instigating criminals should be careful. He said he talked to the relevant security agencies including the police, DSS and army to discreetly investigate the matter. “I didn’t sleep for four days. We worked hard for days to ensure the safe return of the girls to their families. We are using kinetic and non-kinetic approaches, and the non-kinetic is working for us. If not, we wouldn’t have successful...
Strange As Gumi Locates Bandits, Herdsmen Hideouts But Army, Police Can’t – Reno
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Strange As Gumi Locates Bandits, Herdsmen Hideouts But Army, Police Can’t – Reno

Former aide to President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has expressed concern over the country’s security situation. In a brief statement, Omokri asked how possible it could be for a popular Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi to locate and take photographs with bandits and herdsmen, whereas the Nigerian Army and Police could not identify their various locations. Disclosing this on Saturday via his Facebook handle, Omokri said that the Army and Police can locate easily the Eastern Security Network, ESN that doesn’t kill but were unsuccessful to locate herdsmen and bandits that have been kidnapping, raping and killing innocent Nigerians. He said it surprises him that the likes of Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle and Aminu Masari of Katsina State had negotiated with ...
Zamfara To Spend N200million On ‘Repentant’ Bandits In 2021
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Zamfara To Spend N200million On ‘Repentant’ Bandits In 2021

The Zamfara State Government has earmarked a total of N200 million for its amnesty programme for 'repentant' bandits in 2021. The figure was contained in the budget details passed by the Zamfara State House of Assembly in December 2020. In a copy of the budget seen by SaharaReporters, N354 million was also budgeted for projects related to grazing reserves. The Bello Matawalle-led government had in 2019 entered a peace agreement with bandits. The governor said negotiation with the gunmen is the best option for lasting peace in the state. Matawalle while hosting Mohammed Adamu, Inspector-General of Police; Yusuf Bichi, Director-General, Department of State Services (DSS); and other security heads on July 16, 2020 also offered bandits in the state two cows in exchange for e...
I led the abduction of Kankara schoolboys because Governor Masari dared us – Repentant bandit, Auwal Daudawa says
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I led the abduction of Kankara schoolboys because Governor Masari dared us – Repentant bandit, Auwal Daudawa says

The suspected mastermind of the abduction of students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State, Auwal Daudawa, has said he led the operation because the state governor, Bello Masari, dared his men.   Recall that on December 11, 2020, over 300 schoolboys were abducted from their school, hours after President Buhari arrived the state for a private visit. The students regained their freedom after spending a week in captivity. The Zamfara state governor, Bello Matawalle, had said the boys were rescued through the help of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) and that no ransom was paid.     On Monday, February 18, Daudawa and five of his lieutenants surrendered 20 AK 47 rifles, ammunition and a rocket-propelled...
Not All Bandits Are Criminals – Bello Matawalle
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Not All Bandits Are Criminals – Bello Matawalle

The governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has said not all bandits who terrorize parts of the state and other neighbouring states are criminals. The governor stated this on Thursday after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He explained that most of the bandits take up arms due to the injustice meted on them by some members of the society. Hundreds of persons have been killed or kidnapped by the bandits in Zamfara, Katsina, Sokoto, Niger, Kaduna and Nasarawa States in recent years. Contrary to the claims by the governor, there have been suspicions that the criminality is a fallout of the artisanal mining of gold, lead and other mineral resources in those areas. Despite the attacks on innocent citizens, Mr Matawalle has repeated...
Consider Peace Deal With Bandits – Matawalle To Sani Bello
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Consider Peace Deal With Bandits – Matawalle To Sani Bello

Zamfara State Governor Bello Matawalle has advised his Niger State counterpart, Abubakar Sani Bello, to emulate him in initiating a peace deal with bandits in the state. Addressing State House reporters in Abuja after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, he said he realised that not all of bandits were criminals after his decision to initiate a peace deal with the bandits. He said: “I’ve been calling my colleague the Governor of Niger State, to sit down with all stakeholders and find out the root cause of the crisis so that they can be able to dialogue and initiate reconciliation so as to also achieve what I’ve been able to achieve in my State. “Most of the criminals that caused trouble in Zamfara, were not form my State. Two months back, we had some repentant bandits who ...
Shasha Crisis: Northern Governors Arrive Oyo, Meet Makinde Behind Closed-Doors
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Shasha Crisis: Northern Governors Arrive Oyo, Meet Makinde Behind Closed-Doors

Some governors from the Northern region have arrived in Oyo State and are currently holding a closed-door meeting with Governor Seyi Makinde. The meeting is a part of the efforts being made to ensure that peace is given a chance following the recent conflict at Shasha market in Ibadan, the state capital. Present at the meeting which is holding at the government house in Agodi are the governors Bello Matawalle (Zamfara), Abubakar Bagudu (Kebbi), Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), and Abubakar Bello (Niger). Details regarding resolutions at the meeting are expected shortly.
“It Is A Lie! I Didn’t Dole Out Vehicles To Bandits” — Bello Matawalle
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“It Is A Lie! I Didn’t Dole Out Vehicles To Bandits” — Bello Matawalle

Zamfara State Governor Bello Matawalle has denied allegation he supplied vehicles to bandits in the state. A former chairman of Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State Abubakar Maradun had made the allegation against the governor, saying he supplied Hilux vehicles to bandits which they used to attack innocent residents. However, tweeting on Tuesday, Mr Matawalle said the vehicles in question were donated to security agencies. “The said vehicles, 200 of them were donated to security agencies in the state to boost their morale in tackling insurgency,” he said. The governor’s special adviser on Media and Publicity Zailani Baffa described the allegation as wicked. He said, “These vehicles were duly distributed to all security agencies in the state under the supervision of ...
Matawalle Commends Umahi For Joining APC, Attacks South-South Governors
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Matawalle Commends Umahi For Joining APC, Attacks South-South Governors

The Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has hailed the decision of his Ebonyi counterpart, David Umahi, to join the All Progressives Congress (APC). Mr Matawalle attributed Mr Umahi’s decamping to “bad blood in the present Peoples Democratic Party”. The Zamfara governor, who is a member of the PDP, stated this in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Zailani Bappa, on Friday. Mr Matawalle said he would rather commend Mr Umahi for “his bold decision rather than condemn him because everyone feels welcome only in a house where he feels comfortable”. “If this trend of generating bad blood amongst us continues unabated, our great party will increasingly be on the receiving end as we move towards the year 2023,” Governor Matawalle observed. “I am having a very bad exper...
Zamfara Governor secures release of 26 young girls kidnapped by bandits in Katsina State
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Zamfara Governor secures release of 26 young girls kidnapped by bandits in Katsina State

Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle has said that dialogue with bandits is still relevant just as he secured the release of 26 Katsina girls from bandits.   A statement issued on Sunday, November 8, by  Zailani Bappa, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Enlightenment, Media and Communications, said the girls, aged between 8 and 12, were released to the Zamfara State Government without payment of ransom.   "The girls who were kidnapped by bandits in Faskari local government area of Katsina state were brought into the bushes of Zamfara state but were miraculously discovered by the state Government and got released through negotiations held under the state Commissioner Of Police and the state Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs who are in constant di...
Matawalle gives Shinkafi, APGA 2019 guber candidate appointment
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Matawalle gives Shinkafi, APGA 2019 guber candidate appointment

Zamfra State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has appointed Sani Shinkafi, as Honorary Adviser, Inter-Governmental Affairs. The appointment was contained in a statement on Wednesday by Secretary to the State Government, Bala Bello. Shinkafi was All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) governorship candidate in the 2019 election. He was formerly APGA National Secretary. Matawalle explained that his decision was based on Shinkafi’s record of selfless service to Nigeria. He said the politician has done well in the efforts to restore peace in Zamfara State. “Shinkafi, as a member of the state committee on finding solution to banditry, initiated by the governor, supported the government in ensuring peace in the state,” he said. READ ALSO:  Ex governorship aspirant, Henry Ik...
We Have Only 8 Active COVID-19 Cases Out Of 73 In Zamfara – Bello Matawalle
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We Have Only 8 Active COVID-19 Cases Out Of 73 In Zamfara – Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle says only eight patients out of the 73 confirmed coronavirus cases recorded in the state were still at the isolation center. Matawalle made this known on Sunday at a gathering in Maradun where he went to celebrate the Sallah break. The governor congratulated health workers in the state for successfully tracking and treating those infected with the virus. He expressed happiness that there was no new case in the state for now. “We lost five persons to the pandemic but others survived at the isolation and were later discharged to reunite with their families in good health. “This remarkable feat have been possible due to the effort of our medical team, our efforts in meeting all the required preventive standards and the cooperation of the good ...
North West Governors Order Closure of Schools for 30 Days Over Coronavirus
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North West Governors Order Closure of Schools for 30 Days Over Coronavirus

Governors of the 9 North West  states have ordered the closure of all schools for 30 days to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in the region. Katsina state governor, Aminu Masari who is the Chairman of North West Governors’ Forum , announced the decision in a communique at the end of their meeting in Kaduna today March 18th. He said the affected states would carry out sensitisation campaigns to discourage large gatherings while encouraging citizens to uphold personal environmental hygiene. The communique was jointly signed by Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger State as the chairman of the North Central Governors Forum. Present at the meeting were Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa), Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna) Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto), Bello Matawalle (Zamfara) and Ab...
Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle To Join APC
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Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle To Join APC

Zamfara’s Governor Bello Matawalle of the Peoples Democratic Party will switch political allegiance to the All Progressives Congress soon. Former governor of the state and three-term Senator Ahmed Sani Yarima confidently said this in a newspaper interview published on Monday. Yarima, who as governor appointed Matawalle to run the Ministry of Local Government said the political switch is in the works and is ‘most likely”. “Yes. We are working and we are talking. Every politician tries to get more people to their party especially governors. If I can have governors with me, the party will be better off”, he told Daily Trust. Asked how far the APC had gone to woo Matawalle, Yarima responded: “I think we have gone very far”.
Fani-Kayode Hails Zulum, Matawelle On Fight Against Insurgency
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Fani-Kayode Hails Zulum, Matawelle On Fight Against Insurgency

Former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has hailed the Governors of Borno and Zamafara States, Babagana Zulum and Bello Matawalle for their efforts in the fight against insurgency in the country. Recall that the former minister recently blasted the Nigerian senate for their plans on establishing a federal agency for repentant Boko Haram members. The former minister pointed out that the governors of the two North-Eastern regions are fully committed to the war against terrorism. He went on to commend the governors for defending their citizens. See his post below: There are 2 core northern Governors that have fought the insurgents & terrorists with all their heart & soul. They are Gov. Matawale of Zamfara & Gov. Zulum of Borno. They are fully committed to ...
Zamfara Bandits Kill 31 In Fresh Attacks, Steal Food
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Zamfara Bandits Kill 31 In Fresh Attacks, Steal Food

There were concerns in Zamfara State on Thursday about the amnesty the state government granted bandits following the killing of 31 people by hoodlums in two separate attacks on Tuesday. No fewer than 29 people were killed by bandits at the Babban Rafi village in the Gummi Local Government Area of the state on Tuesday. The same day, bandits killed two health workers at Makosa village in the Zurmi Local Government Area of the state. An indigene of Babban Rafi, Mallam Musa Ibrahim, who narrowly escaped, narrated his ordeal in a telephone interview with our correspondent on Thursday. Ibrahim said the bandits, who were carrying AK-47 rifles, arrived at the village in the early hours of Tuesday on motorbikes and started shooting sporadically. The attacks occurred a day before the...
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I Collect Less Than N1 Million Pension As Former Governor – Alao-Akala

Former governor of Oyo state, Adebayo Alao-Akala, has described as shocking and unrealistic rumour making the rounds in some quarters that past governors in Nigeria receive jumbo pension running into millions of naira. The former governor also said that the claim by some elements that former Zamfara State governor, Abdulaziz Yari, wrote his successor, Bello Matawalle, to demand payment of outstanding N10 million monthly pension may be a figment of some people’s imagination after all. The social media was saturated with the claim that the former Zamfara State governor had expressed his misgivings over the non-payment of his entitlement in a letter dated October 17, 2019, saying that he had only been paid twice since he left the office. However, the former governor of Oyo state,...
“You can’t stop my N10m monthly allowance without reason’ — Former Governor Yari writes Zamfara gov
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“You can’t stop my N10m monthly allowance without reason’ — Former Governor 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 entitlement of former governors, deputies, speakers and deputy speakers was amended in March and that it should not be truncated.
Zamfara State Approves 300 Hectares Of Land For RUGA Settlement
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Zamfara State Approves 300 Hectares Of Land For RUGA Settlement

Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle has said that the state would implement the Ruga settlement initiative to resettle herders and boost economic activities. The governor told the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajiamila who visited the state that the state government would go ahead with the programme in spite of its suspension by the Federal Government. “I wish to inform the Honourable Speaker that the controversial issue of Ruga, which is being hotly debated across the vast spectrum of the federation, has been unanimously accepted in our state. “Since time immemorial, the communities of farmers and herders in the state have been living side by side, reinforcing each other, even though there were cases of skirmishes from time to time, they did not take the...
Bandits Attack Gov. Bello Matawalle’s Convoy In Zamfara
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Bandits Attack Gov. Bello Matawalle’s Convoy In Zamfara

Suspected bandits on Sunday opened fire on the motorcade of the Zamfara governor, Bello Matawalle, who was on his way to condole with victims of a previous attack on a community in Gusau Local Government. The witnesses said the governor’s convoy came under attack on Sunday evening while he was enroute Lilo community to sympathise with victims of the attack on Saturday. The state government had earlier, on Monday, issued a statement which said the governor and his team were the ones who went after the attackers and not the other way round. During the attack on the governor’s convoy on Sunday, the bandits, taking advantage of the bushy terrain, opened fire on the motorcade, a source said. The source, who said he was unsure of the number of casualties, said the governor’s secu...
Eid-El-Fitr: Zamfara Approves N83m To Purchase 750 Cows
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Eid-El-Fitr: Zamfara Approves N83m To Purchase 750 Cows

Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara, has approved N83 million for the purchase of 750 cows for Eid-el-Fitr celebration. Idris Gusau, the governor’s spokesman, disclosed this in a statement. He said the cows will be distributed to the less-privileged, internally displaced persons (IDPs), orphans and widows in the 147 wards of the 14 local government areas in the state. The spokesman said the measure is part of the present administration’s commitments to improve the welfare of the people. “The cows would be slaughtered and shared to enable them to celebrate Eid- el-Fitr despite the current economic hardship and security challenges confronting the state,” he said. Matawalle urged residents of the state to use the ongoing Ramadan period and the forthcoming celebration to pray f...
Full List of PDP Candidates to Get INEC Certificates After APC’s loss
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Full List of PDP Candidates to Get INEC Certificates After APC’s loss

Following the Supreme Court’s ruling and Saturday’s declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who contested in the 2019 general elections will get their Certificates of Return next week. The development means the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not hold a single elective position from June 2019 when the new executive and legislative occupants would gave been sworn in the state. At a press conference in Abuja on Saturday, INEC Chairman, Yakubu Mahmood, who declared PDP candidate, Bello Matawalle, winner of Zamfara State governorship election, said he and his deputy will get their certificates on Monday, May 27 in Abuja. However, others will get theirs at the INEC office in Zamfar...
Zamfara: INEC Takes Final decision on Supreme Court’s Ruling
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Zamfara: INEC Takes Final decision on Supreme Court’s Ruling

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday declared the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)governorship candidate, Bello Matawalle, winner of Zamfara State governorship election. INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, made this known during a press conference monitored by DAILY POST in Abuja on Saturday. According to Yakubu, PDP won in all elective positions in the state. This is coming after the ruling APC on Friday lost its bid to govern Zamfara State for the next four years as the Supreme Court ruled that it did not conduct valid primaries field candidate for the 2019 general elections. Also, the apex court validated the judgement of the Court of Appeal, Sokoto Division, which gave the verdict that no valid primaries were conducte...
With Developments In Zamfara, Our Mandate Too Shall Be Reclaimed – Abba Yusuf
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With Developments In Zamfara, Our Mandate Too Shall Be Reclaimed – Abba Yusuf

The Kano State Peoples Democratic Party Governorship Candidate, Abba Yusuf, has expressed optimism that he would also reclaim his mandate from Governor Abdullahi Ganduje at the tribunal. The Kano PDP governorship candidate stated this while reacting to the sacking of the Zamfara State All Progressives Congress, APC, governor-elect, by the Supreme Court on Friday. The Supreme Court on Friday morning dismissed the appeal of APC, challenging Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, from issuing certificates of return to APC governor-elect, Mukhtar Koguna, in Zamfara State. The Supreme Court in a unanimous judgment held that the party in the state failed to conduct primaries in accordance with the party rules. In the judgment by Justice Paul Galinji, the Supreme Court, th...

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