Matawalle 2023: Victory forged in unity

June 23, 2022 Buhari Yunusa 0

For a very long time, the APC in Zamfara state was enmeshed in an orgy of very vicious infighting among high ranking members. Some of the biggest masquerades in this faceoff include erstwhile senator, Kabiru Marafa, immediate past governor Abdul’Aziz Yari and former governor Sani Yarima. In fact, this unfortunate absence of compromise cost APC all her electoral victories as Read More

Banditry: Matawalle seeks new approach, urges collective effort

January 18, 2022 Matawalle 0

The Zamfara State governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle has called for a new approach in the fight against banditry in the state, urging stakeholders to redouble efforts in order to end banditry. The governor stated this on Tuesday while addressing participants at a retreat organised for members of the Zamfara state executive council, special advisers and other relevant public office holders. Read More

Zamfara APC lauds Matawalle

January 11, 2022 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Zamfara state All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended the Zamfara state governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, over his proactive action against the recent bandits attacks in Anka and Bukkuyum local government areas of the state. The commendation was made by the state APC Chairman, Honourable Tukur Umar Danfulani today at the state party secretariat when he received party supporters from Maradun Read More

Ex- Gov Yari’s brother joins Matawalle’s APC camp

December 29, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

A brother to former Governor Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar of Zamfara state, and an APC stalwart, Alhaji Turaki Yahaya Abubakar, has left the Yari camp of the APC and joined the faction under the leadership of Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle. This is contained in a statement signed by the state publicity of the party, Yusuf Idris and made available to Blueprint Read More

In Zamfara, another APC chairman, other executive members emerge

November 27, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, Gusau 0

The All Progressive Congress (APC) Zamfara state chapter has conducted congress where Tukur Danfulani along with 35 others emerged as newly elected executive members of the party for the next four years. Speaking shortly after the elective congress, the committee chairman sent by the national headquarters of the APC, Ibrahim Masari, described the congress as credible and peaceful. After emerging Read More

FG’s mining framework’ll end banditry – Matawalle

November 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

Zamfara state governor Bello Matawalle on Friday said the federal government’s proposed legal framework on mining would end banditry in the state. Matawalle in a statement by his director-general on media, public enlightenment and communication, Malam Yusuf Idris, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for setting up the committee. The 14-member National Task Force Committee was set up to draft a legal Read More

Zamfara APC congress: Matawalle commends emergence of consensus candidates

November 21, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Zamfara state governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, Sunday commended APC stakeholders over their steadfastness, focus and commitment to the party following the emergence of consensus candidates at the local government congress held weekend. The governor made the commendation at the congress held at the Aishatu Multi-Purpose Hall, Maradun, the headquarters of the local council. He said decision of the party Read More

Banditry: Zamfara reopens 7 major markets

November 2, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Zamfara state government has reopened seven major weekly markets after closure for almost two months as directed by Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle. According to a statement issued to newsmen by the state Commissioner of Information, Ibrahim Dosara, Monday, the decision was based on series of requests by members of the public for the reopening of some weekly markets. “The Read More

4 weeks after, NCC suspends telecom shutdown in Gusau

October 1, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has suspended the shutdown of telecom sites within Gusau, the state capital. Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle disclosed this at a weekly preaching session to mark the state’s 25 years anniversary Friday. Matawalle, who was represented by the acting governor who is also the speaker, House of Assembly, Nasiru Muazu Magarya, at the weekly preaching session, Read More

Breaking: Zamfara governor reveals how kidnapped students were rescued

September 18, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has said that a repentant bandit led to the rescue of the abducted students of Kaya Maradun from the bandits. Governor Matawalle made the disclosure Saturday morning in a BBC Hausa exclusive programme, “Ganimun hanya.” On September 1, 2021, armed bandits stormed Government day Secondary School Kaya in Governor Matawalle’s Maradun local government area, and Read More

Zamfara: How we rescued students from bandits’ den – Matawalle

September 18, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has said that a repentant bandit led to the rescue of the abducted students of Kaya Maradun from the bandits. Governor Matawalle made the disclosure Saturday morning in a BBC Hausa exclusive programme, “Ganimun hanya.” On September 1, 2021, armed bandits stormed Government day Secondary School Kaya in Governor Matawalle’s Maradun local government Read More

It’s too late, Matawalle reveals why he made u-turn on amnesty for bandits

September 11, 2021 Muhammad Sanusi, Gusau 0

Days after telecommunication network was cut off, Zamfara state governor, Bello Matawalle, has revealed that window of amnesty he gave bandits has expired. Matawalle said the decision became necessary after the bandits failed to embrace the peace initiative earlier extended to them by the state government. The governor who spoke on Friday after attending in Gusau, the state capital said, Read More

Breaking: Zamfara govt imposes dusk-to-dawn curfew, shut down schools

September 1, 2021 Editor 0

Reports say the Zamfara state government has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew throughout the state. The government has also shut down all schools, operating in all the local governments in the state. The latest development is happening following bandits’ invasion of Kaya town in Maradun Local Area of the state on Wednesday morning, where a yet-to-be-ascertained number of pupils were abducted from Read More

Zamfara: Matawalle accuses APC chieftain of planning to destabilise state

August 29, 2021 Sanusi Muhammd 0

Zamfara state Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle has Saturday accused an APC chieftain in the state for planning to hire thugs to stage massive protest in Gusau on Monday with a view to destabilising the state. The Governor raised the alarm at the official flagg-off ceremony for the award of 2020/2021 UBE/ZSUBEC projects at Government House.He said, intelligence report available to Read More

Breaking – Abduction of Zamfara college students, others: Kidnappers demand N350 million ransom

August 17, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, Gusau 0

The Bandits who kidnapped 15 students of Zamfara State College of Agriculture and Animals Health Bakura have demanded the sum of N350 million ransom before they could release the students. This was made known by the Provost of the College Malam Habib Mainasara made this known in an interview with Newsmen Tuesday. According to him, records available to the authority Read More

Zamfara APC in fresh crises as Yari faction criticizes Yarima

August 9, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Fresh crises is brewing in the Zamfara state chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) following a statement by former Senator Ahmed Sani Yarima in an interview with newsmen. Yarima in an interview with newsmen said that, “Any member of the APC who failed to register afresh as a result of Governor Matawalle’s defection to APC will neither vote, no Read More

I joined APC to support Matawalle – Sahabi Ya’u

August 8, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Vice Chairman Senate Committee on INEC, also Deputy Minority Whip in the Senate who represents Zamfara North, Senator Sahabi Ya’u, has said he dumped his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) to support governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle’s effort to enhance the living condition of his constituents. Senator Ya’u stated this Saturday shortly Read More

Shinkafi gets APC membership card, says APC is united in Zamfara

August 6, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, 0

The former national Secretary of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Dr. Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi, has finally received his membership card of the All Progressives Congress (APC) after his defection. Shinkafi who registered at his polling unit in Shinkafi town, the headquarters of Shinkafi Local Government Council of the state Thursday, explained he will use his vast experience in politics Read More

Zamfara APC crisis: Yari accuses Gov Matawalle of trying to take over party

August 5, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The former Governor of Zamfara state, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, has accused the state Governor, Bello Matawalle, who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) of fueling the crisis in the party by demanding a-70 per cent takeover of the party structure at all levels. Speaking to journalists in Abuja, Yari accused the Governor Matawalle-led group of going against the subsisting Read More

Insecurity: Matawalle, others to speak at Arewa media writers conference

July 24, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Governor Bello Mohammed Mutawalle of Zamfara state is expected to address Arewa youths in Kaduna on Sunday on insecurity and political development affecting the Northwest region. A statement signed by National Secretary, Arewa Media Writers, Haidar Hashim Kano on Saturday said the Conference, aimed at addressing insecurity in the region, will equally be graced by Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state, the Read More

Zamfara govt donates N15m to slain cops’ families

July 23, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Zamfara state government has donated the sum of N15 million to families of the personnel of the Nigerian Police Force who were killed in an ambush by bandits last week at Kurar Mota in Bungudu local government area of the state. The Commissioner for Information, Ibrahim Magaji Dosara, disclosed this Friday in a statement released in Gusau. According to Read More

Buhari to historians: Document us properly for posterity, elections

July 22, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Daura, Katsina state, implored historians and intellectuals to be factual in keeping the records of the administration, especially in guiding electorate to make right choices of leadership for the country. The President, who received some governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at his country home, said the future of the country would be shaped Read More

Eid-el-Kabir: Matawalle pledges to address insecurity in Zamfara

July 20, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, 0

Zamfara state Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle has reiterated his administration’s commitment to addressing the lingering insecurity challenges facing the state. The governor stated this Monday in a state broadcast to mark Eid-El-Kabir festival. He said the insecurity challenges was inherited by his administration from the previous government two years ago, stressing that the peace and dialogue with bandits terrorising the Read More

Matawalle signs LG Repeal/Re-enactment Bill into law

July 16, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Zamfara state governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, has assented to a bill for a law to repeal and re-enact the Zamfara state local government laws and for other matters connected therewith 2021. The governor who assented to the bills at his office Friday, according to a press statement by the director-general on public enlightenment media and communications, Yusuf Idris, said Read More

Breaking: In Zamfara, more Reps dump PDP, join Matawalle in APC

July 6, 2021 Editor 0

Barely one week after Governor Bello Matawalle moved to All Progressives Congress (APC), four members of the House of Representatives from Zamfara State have joined him at the central ruling party. They lawmaker who defected from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are Bello Shinkafi of the Shinkafi/Zurmi Federal Constituency; Ahmed Bakura, Bakura/Maradun; Ahmed Shehu, Bungudu/Maru; and Suleiman Gummi, Gummi/Bukkuyum. The members Read More