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Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State

Zamfara governor inaugurates APC elders committee

Gov. Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara on Friday inaugurated a 46-member Elders’ Committee to reconcile aggrieved members of All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state.

Zamfara acting government commends joint military operations

Zamfara Acting Governor Ibrahim Wakkala has commended the joint military operations in fighting armed bandits in the state.
Abdullahi Shinkafi

Zamfara banditry claims 3,000 lives, gulps N17 billion – official

The ongoing banditry in Zamfara State has claimed over 3,000 lives with the state government spending some N17bn in the past seven years on fighting the problem.
Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State

Zamfara: We have spent over N17 billion on security

The Secretary to the Government of Zamfara State (SSG), Prof. Muhammad Shinkafi, has disclosed that the state government has spent over N17billion in its quest at finding lasting solution to the lingering insecurity issue that has been ravaging the state in recent times.

Police capture 20 suspected bandits, recover arms in Zamfara

The Zamfara State Police Command has captured 20 suspected bandits and recovered seven AK 47 rifles.

Troops kill 20 bandits, free captives in Zamfara

The Force Information Officer of the operation, Col. Muhammad Dole, disclosed this in a statement in Kaduna.

NBA flays federal government over killings in Zamfara

The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, on Friday, said it was perturbed over the increased spate of killings in Zamfara State, even as it tasked the Federal Government to wake-up to its responsibility of protecting lives and properties of its citizen.

Attacks: Zamfara records more IDPs

Armed bandits attacks on Zamfara State have continued to increase the number of Internally Displaced Persons in Maradun Local Government area of the state.

Police arrest nine suspected kidnappers in Taraba

The Commissioner of Police in Taraba, Mr David Akinremi, on Tuesday in Jalingo announced the arrest of nine persons suspected to be kidnappers.

Nigeria to extend rail line to Niger Republic – Rotimi Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, said on Wednesday that the Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri standard gauge rail lines would commence commercial activities in August.

4,000 Nigerian refugees return from Niger Republic

No fewer than 4,000 Nigerian refugees returned home from Niger Republic in the past one month, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA), has said.

E‎ITI suspends Niger Republic

The board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, EITI, has suspended Niger Republic for failure to make meaningful progress against key issues in the 2016 EITI Standards.‎

Yari tasks contractors on quality, speedy completion of jobs

Gov. Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara on Saturday directed all construction companies handling road projects in the state to ensure quality and speedy completion of road projects awarded to them.

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HURIWA advocates multi-layered approach to tackle insecurity

Ace rights advocacy group, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has called for the adoption of a diversified model in the fight against insecurity in the country.
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Father Mbaka clears DSS of his predicament, gets one month suspension

Controversial Catholic Church preacher and Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu Nigeria (AMEN), Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka, has absolved the Department of State Services (DSS) from his supposed disappearance.
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Interior minister: We’re mindful of security situation in Nigeria

The Minister of Interior, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, has said his ministry is mindful of current security situation in the country and understands the need to maintain proper synergy among the security agencies in the country.

2023: INEC creates 1,235 new polling units in Imo

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has created additional 1, 235 polling units in Imo state to expand access to voters.

2023: INEC creates additional 770 polling units for Gombe

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says Gombe will get additional 770 polling units to the existing 2,218, following the expansion of voter access to the polling units.