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 House keeper 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

Shinkafi to Buni: Remove Yari, Marafa as APC members over breach of trust

July 2, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

A former national secretary of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Dr. Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi, has called on the Yobe state governor Mai Buni-led national caretaker committee of the APC to take a decisive action against former Governor Abdulaziz Yari and Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa over their alleged plans to “disrupt the peace and progress of the APC, anti-party activities Read More

Welcome to APC, Matawalle

July 1, 2021 House keeper 0

Reall,y APC is gradually wooing many state governors to join the winning party. It was Ebonyi and Cross River states, now, it is Zamfara. We are not surprised because PMB is working and doing justice to all 36 states. I appeal to all the party’s supporters to be in unity and understanding. Welcome to the APC, Governor Bello Matawalle of Read More

I’m now the leader of APC in Zamfara, Matawalle boasts

June 29, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Zamfara state governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle has finally defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressive Congress (APC) the ruling party in the Country. Speaking during the grand occasion held at Zamfara Trade Fair Complex in Gusau, Matawalle said he “is now the leader of the APC in Zamfara.” Matawalle enjoined all members and supporters of the Read More

Matawalle set to join Ayade, Umahi in APC …Senators, 6 Reps, ex-deputy gov Wakkala, Yuguda follow gov

Strong indication emerged Sunday that Zamfara state Governor Bello Matawalle will defect from Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP)  to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The planned defection was announced barely 46 days after Cross River state Governor Ben Ayade dumped the opposition party for the governing APC, a development that generated heated reactions from some PDP chieftains. Ebonyi state Governor Read More

Matawalle appoints Abdullahi chairman anti- illegal mining C’ttee

June 17, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, 0

Governor Bello Mohammed (Matawallen Maradun) has inaugurated a 20 man Anti-illegal mining committee with his Special Adviser on Inter-Governmental Affairs, Alhaji Sani Abdullahi (Wamban Shinkafi) as chairman This was contained in a statement issued to newsmen and signed by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Enlightenment Media and Communications, Zailani Bappa Wednesday. Governor Matawalle said the institution of Read More

Zamfara: Bandits kill 50 in fresh attack

June 12, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, Gusau 0

No fewer than 50 People have been reported killed by Bandits in five villages of Zurmi Local Government Area (LGA) of Zamfara state in a fresh attack. Witness identified as Mohammed Sani Dauran in an interview with Blueprint via telephone said the Bandits at around 6:30pm on Thursday stormed Kadawa village under Dauran District and killed 50 people – all Read More

Banditry, others: Matawalle directs communities to defend themselves

June 11, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Zamfara state governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, has directed communities across the state not to fold their arms and watch criminals to attack them, but to defend themselves where necessary. Matawalle gave the directive on Friday during a special sermon session to mark his second year anniversary in office held at Gusau Eid ground. “We must tell our people to Read More

Matawalle sacks 14 LG bosses

June 4, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Zamfara state governor, Bello Mohammed Matawallen Maradun, has approved the dissolution of the 14 local government councils’ sole administrators in the state with effect from Friday, June 4, 2021. The permanent secretary, Ministry for Local Government, Abubakar Jafar Maradun, disclosed this in a statement issued in Gusau Friday. According to the statement, their dissolution followed the expiration of their Read More

Gov Matawalle suspends 2 Zamfara monarchs

June 2, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Zamfara state Governor Bello Mohammed (Matawallen Maradun) has approved the suspension of the Emir of Dansadau, His Royal Highness Alhaji Hussaini Umar with immediate effect. Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Enlightenment, Media and Communications, Zailani Bappa gave the information in a statement issued to journalists in, Tuesday. The statement further hinted that Governor Matawalle also directed the District Read More

Emergence of new COAS: APC sets agenda as mixed feelings greet Yahaya’s choice

May 28, 2021 House keeper 0

There are mixed feelings over Thursday’s appointment of Major-General Farouk Yahaya as the 22nd Chief of Army Staff (COAS). His appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari followed the death of Lt.-General Ibrahim Attahiru, in an air crash alongside 10 other military officers in Kaduna last Friday. Also, Blueprint gathered Yahaya’s choice was greeted with jubilation among soldiers at the Theatre Command headquarter in Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri  as Read More