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Over 200 kidnap victims freed by bandits in Zamfara

Mr Usman Nagogo, the Commissioner of Police in Zamfara, says over 200 victims of kidnap have been received from their abductors in the last three weeks in the state.
Bello Matawalle

Zamfara director killed by kidnappers, another abducted

The confirmation was made in a statement by Yusuf Idris, the director-general, press affairs, to Governor Bello Matawalle, in Gusau on Monday.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 3

Insecurity: We’ll give special budgetary attention to Zamfara – Speaker Gbajabiamila

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that the 9th National Assembly would give special budgetary attention to the three Senatorial Districts of Zamfara State in order to resolve the issue of insecurity.

Abubakar Yari lauds President Buhari for re-appointing Godwin Emefiele as central bank governor

A former Governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for re-appointing Mr Godwin Emefiele as Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Police close in on cattle rustlers in Zamfara

The Zamfara State police Command has recovered 281 out of 290 cattle, 6 camels, 1 horse, and 3 donkeys rustled from Zamfara State in addition to arrest of three suspects in connection with the crime.
Bello Matawalle

Zamfara government houses over 100 rescued kidnap victims

The Zamfara State Government says it is housing more than 109 rescued kidnap victims at the Government House, Gusau, having recently regained freedom from their abductors.

Professor Lawal Bilbis emerges new Usmanu Danfodiyo university vice chancellor

The Governing Council of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, has announced the appointment of Professor Lawal Suleman Bilbis as the new Vice Chancellor of the University with effect from 30th July, 2019.
Bello Matawalle | Bello Matawallen-Maradun

Governor Matawalle: Kidnap victims released unconditionally in Zamfara

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State says bandits now release their kidnap victims willingly without financial or other conditions.
Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State

Zamfara government to probe ‘last minute’ appointment by former Governor Yari

The Zamfara Government is to investigate “the last minute” appointment of 14 Permanent Secretaries by the immediate past Gov. Abdul’Aziz Yari administration in the state.
Bello Matawalle | Bello Matawallen-Maradun

ALGON: Zamfara government not remitting local council funds

The Zamfara State chapter of Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) has accused the State Government of denying Local Governments in the state of their funds remitted from the federation account in spite of the Presidential order that such funds be sent directly to the councils’ accounts.
Bello Matawalle | Bello Matawallen-Maradun

11 abductees regain freedom in Zamfara

The children whom are aged between one and seven years have, alongside five men and three women, been handed over to Gov. Bello Matawalle on Sunday in Gusau.
Bello Matawalle | Bello Matawallen-Maradun

Zamfara seeks NYSC support on free education policy

Zamfara State Government has sought the support of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme for the success of its free education policy.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Banditry: Nigerian Army arrests 17 informants, logistics suppliers

Eight bandits have been neutralised and captured while 17 bandits’ informants and logistics suppliers were apprehended by troops of Operation HARBIN KUNAMA III, 8 Division of the Nigerian Army.
Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State

Governor Yari: I left no debt in Zamfara

Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, the immediate past governor of Zamfara, has said that he left no debt or liability to the new administration of Alhaji Bello Matawalle.
Nigerian troops rallied to flush out Boko Haram rag tag forces in Guzamala

Troops kill 20 bandits in Zamfara

Operation Hadari Daji (OPHD) killed 20 bandits in Zamfara State, yesterday, while 15 people perished in multiple attacks in the Tiv/Jukun crisis in Taraba State.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army issues 24-hour ultimatum to bandits in Zamfara

The Force Commander, Operation Hadarin Daji, Maj.-Gen. Jide Ogunlade on Tuesday issued a 24-hour ultimatum to bandits in Zamfara state to either surrender or face “unprecedented fire-fight”.

Police move to end banditry in Zamfara, dialogue with Fulani community

The Commissioner of Police in Zamfara State, Usman Nagogo, on Monday met with hundreds of Fulanis living in the state in his bid to amicably end the raging banditry in the state.

Wife stabs husband in Kano

The Bayero University Kano law student on Friday night at about 1.30a.m. at their home at Ungwar Mai Kalwa, Naibawa quarters in Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano State reportedly stabbed her husband, Saheed Husaini, because she suspected him of communicating with some women on phone.

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National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Monday accused members of the Shiite group, Islamic Movement of Nigeria, of burning down two ambulances at the Agency’s Emergency Response and Ambulance Bays (ERABs) in Abuja.

NEMA: Shiites burnt down two quick response ambulances

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Monday accused members of the Shiite group, Islamic Movement of Nigeria, of burning down two ambulances at the Agency’s Emergency Response and Ambulance Bays (ERABs) in Abuja.
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NSE indices resume with 40% loss amid profit taking

Activities on the nation’s bourse opened for the week on Monday on downward posture, with crucial market indices shedding 0.40 per cent.
Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita

Winifred Oyo-Ita: Unrealistic demands by labour unions hampering implementation of new minimum wage

The Federal Government has revealed that the new minimum wage of N30,000 is yet to be implemented in full across the board in the Federal Civil Service because of unrealistic demands of the labour unions.
Abba Kabir Yusuf

Tribunal: PDP tenders 241 exhibits against Governor Ganduje’s election

Abba Kabir-Yusuf, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the March 23 Governorship election in Kano State, on Monday, tendered 241 exhibits before the state Governorship Election Petition Tribunal.
Dr Gloria Obioh, Head of Department of Environmental Biotechnology and Bio- conservation Department, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) stated this in an interview with newsmen.

Federal government set to deploy biogas for power generation

The Federal Government on Monday in Abuja affirmed its readiness to deploy biogas for electricity generation in the country.