Matawallen Bauchi’s enviable profile

December 8, 2022 Administrator 0

One of the banes of our society is that people at the helm of affairs, whether at state or community level, are rulers not leaders. There is a clear distinction between rulers and leaders. Rulers do not listen to their people. They rather authoritatively give directives that must be obeyed without any hesitations and whether or not the result of Read More

PDP urges Buhari to call Zamfara gov Matawalle to order

December 2, 2022 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to call the Zamfara state governor, Bello Matawalle, to order over his alleged role in the on-going clampdown on its leaders. The party also charged the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, to investigate the Zamfara state government. Addressing a press conference Friday in Abuja, the party’s national Read More

‘Money laundering’: Matawalle offers to allow EFCC search property

November 10, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

By Rosemary Moribirin Zamfara state governor, Bello Matawalle, has offered to allow the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), access and search the property its operatives allegedly found a certain amount of money for laundering through a cash payment of salaries. A statement signed, Thursday, by the governor’s Senior Special Assistant (SSA), on digital and new media, Hudu Yahaya, reads; Read More

2023: How Matawalle is rallying the North-west for Tinubu

October 27, 2022 Administrator 0

The ancient city of Kano held its breath during the visit of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Saturday. Notable media outfits had described the crowd that turned up to receive the standard bearer as unprecedented and overwhelming. The crowd which stretched from the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA), through the city center, were Read More

2023: Analysing Tinubu’s choice of Matawalle as North-west campaign coordinator

October 23, 2022 Nura Musa 0

As generally expected, mixed reactions have trailed the membership of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, PCC, as released by its presidential standard bearer and his running mate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Senator Kashim Shettima, respectively. This is normal, especially when considered that most of those complaining are people who felt left out from the action, perhaps because they feel Read More

Zamfara government shuts TV, radio stations for covering PDP’s campaign

October 16, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Zamfara State government, on Saturday, shut down three television stations and one radio station for floating government order. The affected media stations are; NTA, Gamji TV, Al-umma TV, and Pride FM radio all in Gusau, the state capital. The commissioner for information, Ibrahim Dosara, said on Sunday that the media houses were shut down as they violated their professional Read More

Matawalle’s efforts against banditry in Zamfara state

September 19, 2022 Zailani Bappa 0

Now that we are witnessing an improved security situation in the state, it is pertinent to have flashback on efforts employed at various times to end, specifically, banditry in the state. Banditry in Zamfara state started with simple cattle rustling and became a real threat in 2011. Nine years on when Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle assumed office, it was at Read More

Matawalle sacks special adviser for incompetence

August 30, 2022 Sanusi Muhammad, Gusau 0

Zamfara state Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle has approved the termination of appointment of Hon. Kabiru Sahabi Liman, as a Special Adviser with immediate effect. The action was contained in a statement made available to Blueprint, Monday, issued by the Secretary to the State Government, Alh. Kabiru Balarabe. According to the statement, the decision followed close monitoring exercise which revealed that Read More

Breaking: Matawalle bars Zamfara monarchs from awarding chieftaincy titles without approval

July 20, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, has barred Monarchs in the state from awarding chieftaincy titles without the state government’s approval. This was disclosed in a statement signed by Special Adviser Public Enlightenment, Media and Communications to the governor, Zailani Bappa, on Wednesday. According to the statement, the governor said, “All Emirs, Senior District Heads and District Heads Read More

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 Administrator 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