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 […]

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 […]

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