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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 governor sues predecessor’s aide over ‘defamation of character’

Ibrahim Danmaliki Gidan Goga, the special adviser to former Zamfara State governor, Abdulaziz Yari and current publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress in the state, was on Tuesday arraigned before the Upper Shari’a Court in Gusau over alleged defamation of the character of Governor Bello Matawalle as well as inciting public disturbance.
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Protest in Zamfara over ‘arrest’ of APC stalwart

There is an ongoing protest in Gusau, the Zamfara State capital, over the arrest of an All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart, Ibrahim Danmaliki.
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: Abdulaziz Yari must explain whereabouts of 1000 AK47 rifles – Governor Matawalle

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.
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Zamfara APC denies allegations former Governor Yari behind recent bandit attacks

The Zamfara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied the allegation that former governor Abdulaziz Yari supports banditry in the state.
The Eze Igbo of Zamfara, Chief Egbuna Obijiaku, on Saturday commended Gov. Bello Matawalle for tackling the security challenges in the state.

Governor Matawalle: Abdulaziz Yari will be arrested if killings continue in Zamfara

According to a report, the governor made the accusation at government house, Gusau, while receiving some firearms that some “repentant bandits” surrendered.

DPR warns Zamfara filling stations to stop supplying products to bandits

The Department of Petroleum Resources has warned filling stations in Zamfara State against supplying petroleum products to bandits.

Begging, hawking activities worry DPR at filling stations

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), has cautioned owners of filling stations against the increase in hawking and begging activities at the filling stations in Zamfara.
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APC: No mass defection of members to PDP in Zamfara

The All Progressives Congress has said that there was no mass defection of its members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Zamfara as alleged by the State Government.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC says no mass defection of members to PDP in Zamfara

The All Progressives Congress (APC), has said that there was no mass defection of its members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Zamfara as alleged by the State Government.
The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Friday in Abuja pledged to revamp the Principal’s Cup and Headmaster’s Cup competitions in the secondary and primary schools respectively.

Sports minister sacks AFN technical director Sunday Adeleye

A letter from the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development said Adeleye’s sack was ordered by the sports minister, Sunday Dare.

KAEDCO: Zamfara electricity consumers owe N50 billion

The Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company says it is being owed over N50bn by consumers in Zamfara.
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Zamfara assembly suspends Shinkafi council chairman over ‘misappropriation’

The Zamfara State House of Assembly has suspended Shinkafi Local Government Chairman, Alhaji Sani Galadi, from office over alleged diversion of N23 million support fund for armed banditry victim’s in the area.
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APC: Police disrupting our meetings in Zamfara

The All Progressives Congress in Zamfara State has alleged that the police disrupted its meetings in some Local Government Areas of the state.

Woman, boyfriend in court over alleged theft of phone, N30,000

A young lady, Aminatu Yusuf, and her boyfriend, Ihiwanu Aliyu, were arraigned before the Upper Sharia court sitting in Gusau Central market, in Zamfara State on Friday for allegedly snatching a handset and N30,000 from their victim.

Girl who sets self ablaze over bride price in Zamfara dies

A 17-year-old girl, Aisha Bello of Gusau town, Zamfara State who set herself ablaze for not getting married to her suitor in September has finally died.

NGO donates uniforms, writing materials to orphans in Zamfara

Yazid-Danfulani Trust Fund, an Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), on Monday donated school uniforms and writing materials to orphans and children of less privileged in Gusau, Zamfara.
The Sokoto zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday carried out an operation at the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Zamfara State leading to the recovery of N65,548, 000. 4

Official: EFCC recovers N65 million from Zamfara INEC office — in pictures

The Sokoto zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday carried out an operation at the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Zamfara State leading to the recovery of N65,548, 000 (Sixty-five Million, Five Hundred and Forty-eight Thousand Naira).

Banditry: Army will support Zamfara peace process – General Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has reiterated the Nigerian Army’s resolve to fully support the ongoing peace process between the Zamfara State Government and the bandits to succeed.

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Police: Gunman kills six in Germany attack

Six people were killed and two seriously wounded in a shooting in southwestern Germany, police said on Friday.

Undergraduate jailed for 13 years in Ondo

A Federal High Court sitting in Akure, Ondo State capital, on Friday, sentenced a final year student of Achievers University, Owo, Fisayo Adetoro, to 13 years imprisonment and a fine of N1m over impersonation, forgery and money laundering.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is facing an anxious wait to learn how long England striker Tammy Abraham will be sidelined with his ankle injury.

Frank Lampard unsure about Tammy Abraham ankle injury

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is facing an anxious wait to learn how long England striker Tammy Abraham will be sidelined with his ankle injury.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

President Buhari: It might take time, but we‘ll remedy things in North East

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the European Union (EU) that though it might take a bit longer, the nation will surely put the issues associated with the troubles in the North East in order and move ahead.
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Afenifere warns Police not to cover up Oko Oloyun murder

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Friday, warned the Nigeria Police not to cover up the murder of renowned alternative therapist, Alhaji Fatai Yusuf, populary known as Okooloyun.