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 […]

I am not dating Buhari’s daughter – Zamfara gov

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja Zamfara State governor, Abdulazieez Yari, has denied reports indicating that he was romantically involved with a daughter of President Muhammad Buhari, Zarah. He also denied divorcing one of his wives, Hadiza Umaru Shinkafi to accommodate Zarah. The governor, who doubles as the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, also denied the reports […]

Zamfara: Supreme Court affirms Yari’s election

From: GODWIN TSA, Abuja The Supreme Court yesterday upheld the election of Malam Abdulazeez Yari of All Progressives Congress as governor of Zamfara. In a unanimous judgment, the apex court dismissed the petition challenging the election of Governor Yari for lack of merit. Alhaji Mahmud Shinkafi, the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the […]

CGPI October Report: Kogi, Yobe, Ebonyi, Zamfara and Akwa Ibom are worst performing states

CGPI October Report: Kogi, Yobe, Ebonyi, Zamfara and Akwa Ibom are worst performing states. ….CGPI October panel focuses on salary payment   The Governors of Kogi, Yobe, Ebonyi, Zamfara and Akwa Ibom have been judged to be Nigerian worst performing States Governors of the month based on a comparative analysis of Governors performance in Nigeria. […]

El-Rufai, 4 other govs meet over dreaded Kamuku forest

FROM NOAH EBIJE, KADUNA Governors of the states bordering the dreaded Ka¬muku Forest of Kaduna, where series of criminal activities have been on¬going for years met yes¬terday with Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai to find solution to rising fears of being a future nest for Boko Ha¬ram insurgents. According to El-Rufai, “the forest which […]

Jonathan vs Buhari: How they stand in 36 States, FCT

State-by-state projection of their chances With the presidential election just around the corner, our correspondents write that the battle, which is a straight one between President Goodluck Jonathan and General Muhammadu Buhari, may spring some surprises As Nigerians, nay the world, wait for the March 28 presidential election and the 10 competing political parties putting […]

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