Dethroned Zamfara monarch who allegedly supported banditry is dead

By Davies Ngere Ify Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, the former Emir of Zurmi in Zamfara State, has reportedly passed away. He died while receiving medical care in Egypt, according to reports. The monarch was rushed to Egypt few days ago when his family members noticed that his health was deteriorating and needed urgent medication. According to […]

Zamfara: Election committee member picks holes in PDP guber primary

From Sola Ojo A member of the Electoral Committee which conducted the recent People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election in Zamfara State, Jude Chinedu Ogbuo, has picked holes in the exercise. Jude in his reports to the party’s headquarters in Abuja noted that the primary that led to the emergence of Dauda Lawal Dare […]

Cancelled Zamfara trip: PDP suggesting Buhari should have gone by road smacks of mischief – Presidency

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The Presidency has described as smacking of mischief the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) comments that President Muhammadu Buhari cancelled his trip to Zamfara over the fear of being attacked by terrorists and that he should have gone by road. President Buhari, who was in Sokoto on Thursday to inaugurate some projects, […]

APC crisis worsens as Sen Marafa slams Gov Buni, says he didn’t go to school

Senator Marafa (middle) By Omeiza Ajayi – Abuja The crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress APC assumed a curious twist on Sunday following the declaration by a chieftain of the party from Zamfara state, Senator Kabiru Marafa that the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee CECPC is an illegal contraption, unknown […]

Bandits abduct hundreds of students in fresh raid in Zamfara school

Suspected bandits have abducted hundreds of students at Kaya Day Secondary School in Zamfara State. The incident occurred on Wednesday in broad day light. The bandits stormed the school located in Maradun Local Government Area of the state around 11.00am and took the students away. The Zamfara State Police Command has not yet reacted to the […]

Court stops Zamfara legislature from impeach deputy governor

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, restrained the Zamfara House of Assembly from impeaching the Deputy Governor of the state, Mahdi Gusau. Justice Obiora Egwuatu gave the order while delivering a ruling in an ex-parte motion with suit number: FHC/ABJ/CS/650/2021 brought by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), through its Lawyer, Ogwu Onoja, SAN. Egwuatu, […]

Zamfara Governor fires all special advisers

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara, has relieved all his Special Advisers of their appointment. This is contained in a statement by the acting Secretary to the State  Government and Head of Service, Alhaji Kabiru Balarabe in Gusau. Balarabe, however, said the Special Adviser on Security, retired DIG Mamman Tsafe was not affected by the development. […]

Emir of Zurmi Alhaji Atiku Abubakar Muhammad suspended from throne, accused of banditry

i Alhaji Atiku Abubakar Muhammad suspended from throne, accused of banditry Emir of Zurmi Alhaji Atiku Abubakar Muhammad By Abubakar Ahmed Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has approved the suspension of the Emir of Zurmi, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar Muhammad, over his alleged involvement in banditry. The suspension came on the heels of Thursday’s attack on […]

Zamfara killings unacceptable – Buhari

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned in strong terms the latest killing of tens of people by bandits in Zamfara State, declaring its not acceptable.  According to a statement by the  Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari warned that “such wanton disregard for life will be […]

BANDITRY: It’s Hausa-Fulani war, Zamfara traces origin of hostilities

It’s Hausa-Fulani war, Zamfara traces origin of hostilities *Since the killing of Fulani leader in 2013, Fulani launched aggression against Housa *In 8 yrs Bandits have collected N970m as ransom, killed 2,619, displaced 100,000, kidnapped 1,190, rustled 14,378 animals *Now there are 100 camps with no fewer than 300 bandits in each camp with sophisticated […]

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