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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 ...
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.
I Will Arrest Politicians Sponsoring Banditry In Zamfara – Governor Matawalle
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I Will Arrest Politicians Sponsoring Banditry In Zamfara – Governor Matawalle

Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle of Zamfara State has vowed to arrest any politician who enters the state with the intention to use thugs to forment trouble. According to him, there is nobody that can claim to be above the law of the land, vowing that he had drawn a battle line with the enemies of peace in the State. Governor Matawalle disclosed this at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital when the Nigeria Governors’ Forum’s delegation led by Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State visited him over the release of 279 school girls in Zamfara State kidnapped last Friday. “These power drunk politicians cannot stay in Abuja, Kaduna or anywhere in Nigeria and be instigating crisis and be sponsoring terrorism in the state, killing thousands of innocent citizens of the sta...
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...
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...
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 ...
Governor Matawalle Appoints Sanusi Mohammed As New Emir Of Kaura-Namoda
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Governor Matawalle Appoints Sanusi Mohammed As New Emir Of Kaura-Namoda

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has approved the appointment of Alhaji Sanusi Mohammed as the new Emir of Kaura-Namoda. This was contained in a statement signed by the Special Adviser to Governor Bello Matawalle on Media and Publicity, Alhaji Zailani Baffa, on Wednesday. He said “The appointment of the new Emir followed recommendation from the Kaura-Namoda Traditional Council as enshrined in the selection procedure. Alhaji Sanusi Mohammed succeeded the late Emir, Alhaji Mohammed Ahmed Asha who passed away three days ago following a brief illness. Until his appointment, the 40 year old Alhaji Sanusi Mohammed was a serving Major in the Nigerian Army. While praying, once again for the repose of the deceased Emir, Matawalle wished the new Emir a successful reign.
Yari Paid Himself N360m Pension Shortly Before He Left Office – Zamfara Governor
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Yari Paid Himself N360m Pension Shortly Before He Left Office – Zamfara Governor

Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle of Zamfara state has accused the immediate past governor of the state, Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar, of paying himself N360 million from the state pension funds shortly before he left office. The governor said this in Wednesday while assenting to a law stopping jumbo allowances for former governors, deputies, speakers and their deputies in the state. The Speaker of the state House Assembly, Nasiru Muazu Magarya, and other principal officers of the House had brought a bill before the governor for assent. Matawalle, while assent the bill, said, “If you could remember former governor Yari had sent a letter to me demanding that his N10 million monthly upkeep allowances be paid and he was even threatening to take me to court should I fail to pay the mon...
EFCC Raises Team To Quiz Amosun, Okorocha, Yari As Immunity Ends
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EFCC Raises Team To Quiz Amosun, Okorocha, Yari As Immunity Ends

Ahead of May 29, 2019, handover date to newly-elected states helmsmen, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has set up teams to probe some governors accused of perpetrating acts of corruption, SUNDAY PUNCH has learnt. At least 12 states will have new governors on May 29 after the tenure of the current ones would have ended. The states that will have new chief executives include Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Imo, Kwara, Nasarawa, Yobe, Borno, Adamawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Zamfara. Of the 12 states, however, four governors have been accused of corruption. They include Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State; Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed; the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum and Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari; and Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun. Okoroch...
Photos Of Governor Yari Sharing Money To Islamic Clerics
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Photos Of Governor Yari Sharing Money To Islamic Clerics

Photos of Governor Yari of Zamfara State sharing money to Islamic clerics has surfaced, and it is alleged to have taken place recently ahead of the 2019 election. Twitter user @AA_Basitt who shared photos of Governor Yari sharing money to the Islamic clerics, wrote;
₦30,000 Minimum Wage: Buhari, Governors’ Meeting Ends In Deadlock
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₦30,000 Minimum Wage: Buhari, Governors’ Meeting Ends In Deadlock

A meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian Governor’s Forum to resolve the raging dispute over the proposed N30,000 National Minimum Wage ended in a deadlock on Monday in Abuja. The meeting took place at the Presidential Villa. The Chairman of the NGF, and Governor of Zamfara State, Mr Abdulazeez Yari, led a smaller team of governors to the meeting to speak for the Forum. Eyes Of Lagos gathered that, Those at the meeting included Lagos State Governor, Akinwumi Ambode; Kebbi State Governor, Mr Atiku Bagudu; and the Enugu State Governor, Mr Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, was also at the meeting. Recall that the majority of the 36 state governors had maintained that they could only afford to pay N22,500 as th...
I Have 90% Of The Governors On My Side, Only 1 Or 2 Are Unhappy – Oshiomhole
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I Have 90% Of The Governors On My Side, Only 1 Or 2 Are Unhappy – Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), says only one or two governors of the party are not comfortable with him remaining in office. Oshiomhole said this while fielding questions from state house correspondents on the plot to oust him. THISDAY had reported that 15 of the 21 governors of the APC have finalised the plot to remove him and are about forcing a national executive committee (NEC) meeting where he will be unseated. But Oshiomhole said he had over 90 percent members of the party on his side. He said the governors who were not impressed with his style fell out with him because he insisted on following due process. “One governor has publicly said he will ensure that I am removed. That’s fine.  The beauty of democracy is that ...
Minimum Wage: We Can’t Pay N24,000 – Nigerian Governors
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Minimum Wage: We Can’t Pay N24,000 – Nigerian Governors

Industrial crisis appears imminent as governors have announced that they would not be able to afford the agreed national minimum wage. Governors under the aegis of Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), who met on Wednesday night in Abuja, said though they were not against the upward review of the national minimum wage, they lacked the ability to pay the proposed N24,000. Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige had last week told reporters that while Labour unions were demanding N30,000 per month, Federal Government proposed N24,000 and state governors N20,000. However, it is doubtful if the leadership of the labour unions would accept the N24, 000, which they claimed was “unilaterally” adopted by the Federal Government. Indication to that effect emerged as the Nigeria Labour...
IGP Idris Seeks Governors’ Forum To Establish Media Outfit
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IGP Idris Seeks Governors’ Forum To Establish Media Outfit

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris, has sought the support of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum for the funding of the Nigeria Police Broadcasting Services (NPBS). Idris, who made the call at a meeting with the forum in Abuja, said the station would assist in addressing many current security challenges across the country. Addressing to Forum, the IGP said “I passionately wish to seek Your Excellences assistance for the funding of the Nigeria Police Broadcasting Services (NPBS) which is a project being created to deliver Public Service Broadcast function that will assist in addressing many of the current security challenges across the country” According to the Force PRO, CSP Jimoh Moshood, the IGP explained that the station will bridge the gap between the Nigeria Police...
How We Spent N4.314Bn Emirate Funds – Sanusi Emirate Releases Expenditures
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How We Spent N4.314Bn Emirate Funds – Sanusi Emirate Releases Expenditures

The Kano State Emirate Council on Monday defended itself over an allegation of financial recklessness, saying it is not true that it has spent over N6 billion in less than three years since former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Muhammadu Sanusi, became the Emir of Kano. At a press conference in Kano, the Emirate Council said it has only spent N4.314 billion, and gave account of its expenditures under the new emir. Mr. Sanusi became emir in June 2014 that year, following the death of his predecessor, Ado Bayero. The clarifications by the emirate council are coming less than a week after The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission opened an investigation into allegations of ‘questionable expenditures’ running into billions of naira by the council over a short per...
Governors Forum Gave A Card To Buhari
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Governors Forum Gave A Card To Buhari

Chairman, Nigerian Governors' Forum, Abdulaziz Yari, Governor of Zamfara State, presented a Card to the President on behalf of the Governors during the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting today at the State House. The President took the opportunity of the NEC Meeting to meet with State Governors.Speaking after the meeting,Buhari said.... 'I took the opportunity of the National Economic Council (NEC) Meeting today to meet with State Governors. I have directed the Finance Minister and CBN Governor to speedily release the 2nd tranche of the London-Paris Club refunds to the States, in order to ease their financial hardships. My promise to Nigerians is that I will not rest until I address all the issues that affect you. One of these basic things is salaries. It is most important tha...
President Buhari Meets With Governors In Aso Rock
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President Buhari Meets With Governors In Aso Rock

President Buhari on Thursday made a suprise appearance at the NEC meeting to meet the state governors. On entering the Council Chambers, the President went round the room to greet the Governors one by one. The Chairman, Nigerian Governors' Forum, Abdulaziz Yari, Governor of Zamfara State then presented a Card to the President on behalf of the Governors. This is the president's first meeting with the Governors since his return from the UK. Photos below;

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