Supreme Court ruling: INEC meets to take final decision on Zamfara

Romanus Ugwu, Abuja   The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said that although it met on Friday to deliberate on the ruling of the Supreme Court judgement on the general elections conducted in Zamfara state, the commission will however meet again to make its decision public on Monday. The statement signed by National Commissioner and Chairman […]

Zamfara: Bandits stock piling arms – Gov. raises alarm

Zamfara: Bandits stock piling arms – Gov. raises alarm By Ismaila Chafe Gov. Abdulazeez Yari of Zamfara on Tuesday in Abuja raised alarm over stock piling of arms by bandits operating in the state. Yari made this known while speaking with State House correspondents after he had updated President Muhammadu Buhari on the socio-political and […]

Soldiers kill 21 bandits, capture 17 others

Tunde Omolehin, Sokoto Troops of Operation Sharan Daji have killed 21 bandits, captured 17 and rescued 89 persons taken hostage by the hoodlums in Zamfara and Katsina states. Giving an update on the operation in a statement, Major Clement Abiade, the acting Force Information Officer, Operation Sharan Daji, said the incident happened between January 22 […]

Zamfara killings: Fayose accuses FG, APC of plot to present candidates through back door

Abiodun Nejo, Ado Ekiti Former governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has accused the Federal Government of plotting to hide under the killings in Zamfara State by armed bandits to impose emergency rule on the state. Fayose alleged that the ultimate goal of the planned emergency rule was to pave way for a fresh […]

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 […]

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