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Zamfara spends N2.9 billion on Ramadan foodstuffs

Just a few days into Ramadan, the Zamfara government says it has spent at least N2.9 billion to provide “essential commodities,” which most likely include foodstuffs, to residents.

NMA: Zamfara government lied on linkage of medical doctor to bandits

This is contained in a statement signed in Gusau on Friday by the association’s state Chairman and Secretary, Dr Mannir Bature and Dr Remigius Nwachukwu.

Zamfara: Group raises alarm over high rate of rape, sexual assaults

Worried by the high rate of rape in Zamfara State, a civil society organization (CSO) known as Human Rights Defender and Advocacy Center is seriously mounting pressure on the State Government to establish a commission that can address the cases of rape in the state.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Zamfara: Medical doctor, seven others arrested over banditry

The Commissioner for Information, Ibrahim Dosara, disclosed this at a press briefing held in Gusau on Thursday, saying that the medical doctor was arrested in Kamarawa, Isa local government area of Sokoto.
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Zamfara governor suspends district head over banditry

Gov. Bello Matawalle has suspended the District Head of Badarawa in Shinkafi Emirate Council, Alhaji Surajo Namakkah.
Ms Shu’aibu stated that the wife of Zamfara Governor, Aisha Matawalle, presented the money to the beneficiaries on behalf of the association.

Zamfara governor’s wife secures political appointments for 20 herders

The wife of Zamfara State governor, Hajiya Aisha Matawalle, has secured appointments of Special Assistants to the Governor for 20 members of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN).
Zamfara State Governor Muhammad Bello Matawalle has urged Nigerian youths to participate in politics, saying the country would collapse without their active involvement in politics.

Ramadan: Zamfara government reduces work hours for workers

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has approved the reduction of work hours for workers in the state throughout the period of the Ramadan fast.

Ex-Zamfara governor warns successor against defection to APC

Former Governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji AbulAziz Yari, has warned that the state Governor, Bello Matawalle, would lose the seat should he cross-carpet from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), going by the Supreme Court’s verdict that brought him to power in 2019.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Zamfara: Police repel bandits attack, rescue 11 kidnapped victims, recover live ammunition

In its determination and commitment to rid the state of all activities of recalcitrant bandits, the Zamfara State Command has succeeded in repelling bandits attack, recovered rifle, ammunition and rescued 11 kidnapped victims in the state.
Zamfara State Governor Muhammad Bello Matawalle has urged Nigerian youths to participate in politics, saying the country would collapse without their active involvement in politics.

PDP moves to stop Zamfara governor’s planned defection

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday launched last-ditch efforts to stop the Governor of Zamfara State, Mr. Bello Matawalle, from defecting to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has commended the Nigerian military over recent gains recorded against Boko Haram’s fighters in Gwoza and the road leading to the northern part of the State.

Borno governor lauds military troops for intervention during terror ambush

Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum has commended military troops for their courage and gallantry during an ambush on state officials by Boko Haram at the weekend.
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APC governors visit Bello Matawalle ahead of ‘defection’

Ahead of the imminent defection of Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state, Chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) and governor of Kebbi state, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu yesterday led a delegation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) bigwigs to Zamfara state.
A part of the international building materials market in Dei-Dei, Abuja has been razed by fire.

MATAN calls for prayers over incessant market fires

The Market Traders Association of Nigeria (MATAN) has appealed to both Islamic and Christian clerics to offer special prayers to end incessant market fires across the country.
Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has directed the state’s Commodity, Marketing and Distribution Board to take charge of supplying foodstuff for the boarding secondary school feeding scheme to guarantee its quality.

Group asks EFCC to probe N37.4 billion Zamfara promissory notes

The Patriots for the Advancement of Peace and Social Development (PAPSD) has asked the new Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate alleged diversion of N37.4 billion promissory notes by the administration of Abdulazeez Yari in Zamfara.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is enmeshed in another $150,000 scandal as grant received from World Athletic to assist the Federation in the hosting of the 21st African Championships in Athletics held in Asaba in August 2018,

AFN heads to Supreme Court, reaffirms suspension of president

The turbulence in the handling of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) was hit by another wave after it reaffirmed the suspension of Ibrahim Shehu Gusau as its President.
[File] Nigeria's Senate leader, Bukola Saraki, announces that he would stand to become the main opposition candidate in 2019's presidential elections in Abuja, Nigeria, August 30, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Senator Saraki: Attempt to forcefully remove me darkest moment in our democratic journey

Former President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has described the failed attempt to remove him as President of the eighth senate as the darkest moment in Nigeria’s democratic journey. Saraki stated this last week in Uyo in his speech as guest speaker at the Bayelsa State House of Assembly Retreat.
The Newspapers Distribution Association of Nigeria (NDAN) has elected new executives.

Nigerian media ‘obsessed with bad news’

Several policy makers and media managers have accused the Nigerian media of allowing its obsession for bad news and screaming headlines to obstruct the principal mandate of setting the right agenda toward building a united and virile nation.
Reacting to the development, the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, said he received with shock “the report of an attack by some recalcitrant bandits who unleashed mayhem on innocent people” in Kabasa village of Magami district.

Soldiers, others feared killed in bandits’ invasion of Zamfara village

Many people are feared killed in a shootout between soldiers and armed bandits in Kabasa Village of Magami District in Gusau Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police redeploys DPO in Zamfara for ‘conniving’ with bandits – spokesman

The Zamfara Police Command has redeployed its Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Kaura-Namoda, following allegations of fraternizing and conniving with bandits terrorizing the area.
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DPR seals two petrol stations in Gusau

The Operations Controller in charge of Gusau DPR Office, Alhaji Yusuf Shehu, told newsmen of the sealing after a routine surveillance on filling stations in Gusau on Monday.
Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has directed the state’s Commodity, Marketing and Distribution Board to take charge of supplying foodstuff for the boarding secondary school feeding scheme to guarantee its quality.

Zamfara governor visits bandits-ravaged communities

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has suspended his three official engagements to the neighbouring Sokoto State to sympathise with victims of bandits attacks in two local government areas of Zamfara.
Deeply worried by the spread of arms among bandits in Zamfara State, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle said he was taking the option of instructing the security to invite former governor Abdulaziz Yari to explain the whereabouts of about 1000 AK47, he, the former governor allegedly purchased with the state’s funds in 2013.

Zamfara government relaxes curfew in Jangebe

The Zamfara State government has relaxed the dusk to dawn curfew imposed on Jangebe town and other nearby communities.

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Two nurses die, 10 others injured in Lagos-Abeokuta expressway accident

Two nurses were confirmed dead on Sunday while 10 others sustained injuries in a lone accident involving a Toyota Hiace bus around Akinale Village on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.
11. The five governors of the Southeast region, on Sunday, launched Ebubeagu regional security to fight terrorism in the zone. The governors in attendance were, Governor of Abia State, Okezuo Ikpeazu, Anambra, Willie Obiano, Enugu, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Ebonyi, Dave Umahi and the host governor, Hope Uzodinma.

Imo government considers relocating correctional centre

Plans are afoot by the Imo State Government to relocate the headquarters of the Nigerian Correctional Services (NCoS) following an attack on the facility.
Kwara United have completed the signing of former Super Eagles goalie Dele Aiyenugba ahead of the 2020-21 Nigerian Professional Football League season.

Dele Aiyenugba: I’m done with national team

Dele Aiyenugba, erstwhile Super Eagles goalkeeper, says he is done with the national team, but now focusing on winning the league with Kwara United FC of Ilorin.
U.S. Pharmaceutical company Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech said a new production site in Marburg, Germany, expected to become operational by the end of next month, will be able to make as many as 750 million doses per year.

Pfizer-BioNTech confirm extra 100m vaccine doses to EU

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The National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, “He is fully aware of the constitutional implication of his decision to defect to another party; which is that he cannot continue to occupy the seat of the PDP in the Senate.

PDP celebrates victory in Rivers council polls

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday celebrated the party’s sweeping victory in the election that took place in the 23 local government areas and 319 wards in Rivers State.

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NBS: States, FCT generate N1.31 trillion as IGR in 2020

The 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) generated N1.31 trillion as Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in 2020 compared to N1.33 trillion recorded in 2019, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says.
Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, has thrown his weight behind the zoning formula which favours the south for the 2023 presidency.

Kaduna commissioner salutes governor’s new moves towards revenue generation

Katsina State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Rt. Hon. Umar Ya’u Gwajo-Gwajo, has applauded the state governor, Aminu Bello Masari, for his new drives to improve the Internal Generated Revenue (IGR) of the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja after a 17-day medical trip to London, the United Kingdom.

Man hosts ram party to celebrate President Buhari’s return from London

In his remarks, Ibrahim Bature, Leader Buhari Followers Worldwide and a co-organiser of the party also urged youths to engage into politics so as to be able to contribute their youthful experience in the development of the nation
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna State has reacted to the new the killing of six children and a woman in some herders’ settlements in the Kaura and Lere Local Government Areas of the State.

Kaduna governor: I was not elected just to pay salaries

Governor of Kaduna State, Nasiru El-Rufai, has said that his government was elected to develop the state and not just to pay salaries.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

APC governors disown Godwin Obaseki over allegation of currency printing

The Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) has debunked claims by Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo that the Federal Government printed between N50 billion – N60 billion in March.