Zamfara dep. gov. rejects Yari’s anointed guber candidate

— 13th September 2018 Mohammed Munirat Nasir, Gusau. Zamfara State Deputy Governor, Mallam Ibrahim Wakkala Muhammad, has rejected Governor Abdul’Aziz Yari Abukabar’s nomination of Commissioner of Finance, Alhaji Mukthar Shehu Idris, as the governorship candidate for the 2019 election in the state, on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) . Wakkala, who […]

BREAKING: Five days after sacking seven villages, ‘Heavily-Armed Bandits’ raid Zamfara again

Armed bandits have attacked Malikawa Village in Gidan Goga District, Maradun Local Government area of Zamfara State. According to the Nigeria arm of the non-governmental organization focused on human rights, Amnesty International, the gunmen entered the village in the afternoon and started shooting indiscriminately. “In today’s attack at Malikawa village, Gidan Goga district, Maradun local […]

Zamfara killings: Residents relocate to Katsina as Masari pledges support Agaju Madugba, Katsina

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has pledged to provide succour to the thousands of traumatised Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from the neighboring Zamfara State, currently seeking refuge in the state. The IDPs estimated at over 3,500 fled their Zamfara communities, to Dansabau village, in Kankara local Government Area of Katsina State, following the […]

Killings: I-G deploys 3 additional Police Mobile Force units to Zamfara

Killings: I-G deploys 3 additional Police Mobile Force units to Zamfara ON FEBRUARY 18, 20184:26 PMIN NEWSCOMMENTS The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Ibrahim Idris, has deployed additional three units of Police Mobile Force ( PMF) to Birane village in Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara, to forestall further loss of lives. Nigerian police Newsmen […]

Massacre: Buhari sends defence minister to Zamfara (No such reaction to the bigger massacre in Benue -perhaps, Benue is not in Nigeria)

Direct security agencies to arrest perpetrators Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday dispatchedthe Minister of Defence, Brig.-Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali (retd.), to Zamfara State for an on-the-spot assessment of the situation in Birane village, Zurmi Local Government Area of the state where some innocent persons were killed on Thursday. The Senior Special Assistant to the President […]

Governor Yari and his billionaire boys’ club

  One of the most unfortunate contradictions of our current political experience is that a man, known as Abdul-Aziz Yari Abubakar, is chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum. Abubakar, the governor of Zamfara State in North-West Nigeria was elected to chair what is supposed to be the equivalent of America’s National Governors Association, shortly after […]

Cholera kills 80 in Zamfara

Cholera kills 80 in Zamfara — 14th March 2017 No fewer than 80 persons had been killed by Cholera in Zamfara State in the last one month. The state’s Commissioner for Health, Alhaji Suleiman Gummi, dislclosed this on Tuesday, in Gusau. Alhaji Gummi maintained that about 500 others were currently receiving He said the disease […]

Gunmen kill over 40 miners in Zamfara

The Police in Zamfara said several people were killed by gunmen suspected to be cattle rustlers at a mining site in Gidan Ardo Village of Bindin district of Maru Local Government Area. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Shehu Muhammad, disclosed this to journalists in Gusau on Tuesday. Mr. Muhammad, however, said […]

Zamfara killings: Minister orders arrest of perpetrators

Adelani Adepegba and Femi Makinde The Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.), has condemned the murder of eight students of the Abdu Gusau Polytechnic,Talata Mafara in Zamfara State. He has also ordered the police to ensure that the perpetrators were brought to justice and directed the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to reactivate […]

Ex Sharia governor, Sani Yerima Ahmed, arraigned for N1bn fraud

-Punch The Independent Corrupt Practices Commission on Thursday arraigned former Governor Sani Yerima of Zamfara State before a Gusau High Court over an allegation that he misapplied over N1bn while in office in 2006. Yerima is standing trial on a 19-count charge bordering on misappropriation of funds, according to the News Agency of Nigeria. Counsel […]




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