DSS Abuja Airport head, Adamawa gov and ex gov of Zamfara, all caught violating security and COVID-19 protocols

(NNP) The Head of the Department of State Security at the Abuja Airport, Safiyanu Abba, charged with the maintenance of law and order was engaged in the violation of law by allegedly slapping an aviation security personal for doing his job. According to FAAN, the security agent had attempted to further search a visitor who […]

Zamfara: Gov Matawalle appoints Sanusi as new Emir of Kaura-Namoda

Governor Bello Matawalle By Abubakar AhmedZamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has presented letter of appointment to Alhaji Sanusi Muhammad as the new Emir of Kaura-Namoda. This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Jamilu Iliyasu, Press Secretary to the governor in Gusau on Tuesday. He stated that the appointment letter was presented at a […]

Zamfara emir dies while awaiting result of COVID-19 test

Late Mohammed Ahmad Asha —————————- The Emir of Kaura-Namoda in Zamfara State, Mohammed Ahmad Asha, is dead. He died while waiting for his result of COVID-19 test. The monarch’s death is coming less than 24-hours after the Emir of Rano, Dr. Tafida Abubakar Ila II, passed on Saturday, after a brief illness. His younger brother, […]

Zamfara uncovers massive payroll fraud: 119 year-old on the payroll – 108 to be prosecuted for double salary enrollment

The Zamfara state government says it has uncovered a 119-year-old (name withheld) on its payroll even as it planned to drag a total of 108 civil servants to court for receiving double salary in different ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) in the state. The state’s Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Rabi’u Garba, disclosed this at a press […]

Another Zamfara commissioner quits governor’s cabinet, joins APC

The Zamfara State Commissioner for Science and Technology, Bilyaminu Shinkafi, on Monday, explained why he dropped his appointment for another one with the All Progressive Congress (APC)-led federal government in Abuja. Governor Bello Matawalle of the Peoples Democratic Party had appointed Shinkafi into his cabinet. Shinkafi has now also been appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as […]

Zamfara commissioner of education resigns over governor’s dictatorial style

Zamfara Commissioner of Education, Alhaji Jamilu Zannah has resigned barely two weeks after the inauguration of the state executive council. Zannah hinged his resignation to “high-handedness” and lack of consultation on the part of Gov. Bello Matawalle. The government has however dismissed the claims, saying Zannah’s action was unfortunate, selfish and a ploy for cheap […]

Zamfara gov assents bill repealing mega pension for ex-govs, others

Maiharaji Altine, Gusau Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle of Zamfara State has assented to the law prohibiting ex-governors, deputy governors, Speakers and their deputies of the state from taking mega monthly pension. Assenting to the new law on Wednesday, the governor said he would use the mega allowances going to the ex-government officials to build the […]

Zamfara, Like Rivers – By Arnold A. Alalibo

By Arnold A. Alalibo | NNP | August 27, 2019 – As the judgment of the Supreme Court sacking all elected officials of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara State in the 2019 general election assumes the airs of welcome uniqueness in some quarters, the development has continued to generate negative echoes in others. From […]

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 […]

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