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Gov. Matawalle revokes land allocations on grazing reserves from 1999

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has revoked all farmland titles and allocations that were made along cattle grazing reserves in the state from 1999 to date. This is contained in a statement by Yusuf Idris, the director-general of press affairs to the governor. Mr Idris said the governor’s action had become necessary in order Read more

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Presidential Electoral Tribunal summons INEC chairman, Zamfara REC over documents requested by PDP

A five-man panel of justices of the presidential electoral tribunal has ordered the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Zamfara State Resident Electoral Commissioner to appear on or before 12 noon on Thursday. The order which was given on Wednesday came following a complaint by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the subpoena served on Read more

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EFCC arrests Zamfara SSG’s brother with ‘N60m cash’ in car boot

Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday arrested one Murtala Muhammad with N60 million in the boot of his car. Muhammed was reported to be the younger brother of Abdullahi Shinkafi, Secretary to State Government in Zamfara State. The commission said in a statement that its Sokoto zonal command arrested Read more

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2019 Elections: INEC declares PDP winner of all Zamfara elective positions

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Zamfara, Bello Matawalle has been declared the winner of the state’s election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared. Professor Mahmood Yakubu, the INEC Chairman who announced this during a press conference in Abuja on Saturday, said the opposition party won in all elective positions Read more

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BREAKING! Zamfara Killings: Ekweremadu calls for state of emergency as Senators demand action

The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has called for the declaration of a State of Emergence in Zamfara over the protracted spate of killings in the state. Other Senators are also demanding an end to the killings. A lawmaker, Senator Kabiru Marafa, during plenary on Wednesday asked the Federal Government to step up its efforts Read more

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Killings: I’m one of the unhappiest leaders in the world, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is one of the unhappiest leaders in the world over the protracted attacks from bandits and kidnappers across the country. Several states, including Zamfara and Kaduna, have come under repeated attacks by suspected hoodlums. The attacks have left many dead and properties destroyed. On Saturday, some protesters marched to the presidential Read more

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Just In: ‘Bandits’ kill Senator Marafa’s sister, abduct her husband

Ade Marafa, an elder sister to a Senator Kabir Marafa representing Zamfara central senatorial district has been reportedly killed by suspected bandits who also abducted her husband. An aide to the senator, Abubakar Abdullahi Tsafe said the bandits struck at the residence of the senator’s sister located at Ruwan Bore area of Gusau local government Read more

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[See Full List]-Rivers, Zamfara missing as INEC releases final list of governorship candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has released the final list of governorship candidates ahead of the 2019 general election. In the list released on Thursday, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has no candidate for both Rivers and Zamfara states. The list was signed by INEC Secretary, Rose Oriaran-Anthony. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Read more

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Atiku accuses Buhari of cutting deal with Yari, Masari to capture Zamfara, Katsina

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said he welcomes whatever reasonable measures the Federal Government takes to put an end to the needless loss of lives and property in Zamfara and Katsina states. But the ex-vice president warns that imposing an emergency rule in the two states can only Read more