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

My political battle experiences ‘ll lead APC to success in 2023 – Yari

July 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

One of the frontline chairmanship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Zamfara state governor, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, said he has abundant experiences in political battles to lead the party to success in 2023. Speaking with newsmen Sunday in Abuja, Alhaji Yari said he is not disturbed about speculations that some serving or former governors in the North-west Read More

2023: Our problem in Nigeria’s hinged on citizenship issue – Yerima

July 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

Former Zamfara state governor Senator Ahmed Yerima, in this interview with journalists, speaks on zoning formulas ahead of the 2023 presidential election as well as recent political happenings in his state. ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU was there. What is your take on the recent defection of Gov Bello Matawalle from the PDP to the APC? It is a good development for us Read More

Bandits release Zamfara college provost, attack communities

July 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Provost of Zamfara State College of Agriculture and Animal Sciences, Bakura Burkullu, and two other persons have regained their freedom four days after they were kidnapped. The three were kidnapped at Government Science Secondary School, Bakura and a nearby community. A member of the family of the provost, Ibrahim Bello, told this reporter that they were released Wednesday night Read More

We’ve intensified aggressive posture against criminals – DHQ

July 15, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian military says it has intensified aggressive posture against criminal elements in order to forestall their activities across the country. Director, Defence Media Operations (DMO) Brig. – Gen. Benard Onyeuko who stated this while briefing journalists on the updates of military operations in the country between 2 and 15 July 2021 on Thursday in Abuja, said the operations have Read More

APC govs: Matawalle’s entrance strengthens membership, leadership recruitment

July 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have commended Zamfara state governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle, for joining their fold, saying the later’s entrance into the ruling party will strengthen membership and leadership recruitment. In a statement signed by its chairman and Kebbi state governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, Tuesday in Abuja, also commended what they described as “exceptional political virtues, and Read More

2023: I’m still in presidential race to succeed Buhari – Yerima

July 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

One of the Presidential hopeful and former governor of Zamfara state, Senator Sani Yerima, has said he will not drop his presidential ambition for any reason. For Yerima, the agitations to zone the Presidency to the South by the Southern governors and others are unconstitutional and against what democracy stands for. Speaking with newsmen Sunday in Abuja, the former governor Read More

Another PDP bigwig joins APC

July 11, 2021 Editor 0

A member of the board of Trustees (BoT) of the main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Grace Jackson Bent, has defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) barely two weeks after the Party lost Zamfara State Governor and most lawmakers from the state. On Saturday, Yola the capital of Adamawa State that was thrown into a carnival Read More

Bandits kill 39 in Zamfara reprisals

July 9, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

No fewer than 39 people have been killed by bandits in a reprisal attack on Faru District of Maradun local government area of Zamfara state. In a telephone conversation with Blueprint, a resident of Faru, Malam Lawali Ahmad Faru, said the bandits had raided the town at around 4:30 pm on Thursday and began shooting sporadically on the people, killing Read More

Gale of defections: Thin hope for PDP as fortunes plummet

…Defectors intimidated by govt instrument – Secondus …No, APC more transparent – Gombe gov ‘…Party’s 2023 chances slimmer’ …We aren’t losing sleep – PDP …Nemesis catching up with them – Ojo ‘…It’s gradually losing grip as main opposition party’  Ahead 2023 general elections, governors, lawmakers and other critical stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have been leaving the party Read More

Police arrests man for allege culpable homicide, robbery in Zamfara

July 9, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, 0

The Zamfara State Police Command arrested one Suleiman Baba Maiyaki in for criminal conspiracy, attempted culpable homicide and armed robbery. The state command public relations officer SP Muhammad Shehu said in a statement issued to journalists in Gusau Thursday. He explained that the arrest was sequel to a report received from a complainant by one Zaharaddeen Bashir from Kwotorkoshi emirate Read More

Zamfara APC youth hail Yari, task members on loyalty

July 8, 2021 Binta Shema 0

A group, Nigerian Youth Advocate for Good Governance Initiative and APC National Youth Caucus North West Zone, has called on the people of Zamfara state, leaders and members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state and Nigeria to remain loyal and refrain from any from incitement capable of causing unrest within the party. The group made the call Read More

Mai Mala Buni: The art of wearing two caps

July 6, 2021 Professor MK Othman 0

In Nigeria, survival as a successful personality requires the ingenuity to be a shrewd multitasks expert. Yes, you need to have a special capacity to sagaciously accomplish two or more tasks at the same time with good to excellent results. Multitasking is the ability to manage multiple responsibilities at once by focusing on one task while keeping track of others 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

Matawalle sack all special advisers

July 4, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Zamfara State Governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle has on Sunday relieved all his Special Advisers of their appointments. This was made known by the Acting Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Kabiru Balarabe in a statement issued to Newsmen in Gusau this evening.The statement hinted that the desolation does not affect the Special Adviser on Security matters.  “This decision is in Read More

Shinkafi foundation empowers 2,300 IDP Zamfara women

July 4, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

A nongovernmental organization based in Zamfara state, Umaru-Shinkafi Foundation has donated cash and relief materials to 2,300 women Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at Tsunami IDP camp in Gusau, the Zamfara state capital.Blueprint gathered that the IDPs camp in Tsunami area of Gusau LGA consists mainly of women and children rendered homeless which forced them to leave their respective ancestral villages Read More

2023: Buni making occupation of Presidency simpler for APC – Ambassadors

July 4, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigeria 2020 Non-Career Ambassadors have lauded the recent harvest of political big wigs into the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), adding that the leadership of governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state was making “continuous occupation of Presidency simpler and easier come 2023.” The Ambassadors, in a statement made available to newsmen Sunday in Abuja and signed by their Read More

Welcome to APC, Matawalle

July 1, 2021 Blueprint 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

Zamfara senators, Nwaoboshi deplete PDP in Senate to 38

June 30, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The membership of senators on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) in the senate, got depleted from 42 to 38 in plenary on Wednesday. Those who officially defected as stated in separate letters written to the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan and read to senators are the Deputy Minority Whip , Senator Sahabi Ya’u ( Zamfara North), Senator 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

Breaking: Zamfara Senator dumps PDP for APC

June 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Senator representing Zamfara Central in the National Assembly, Hassan Mohammad Gusau, has tendered his resignation as a member of the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP). His resignation was conveyed in a latter addressed to the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, and read during the start of plenary on Tuesday. He explained in the letter that, “My decision is necessitated Read More

Join ruling party, lose your seat, PDP tells Matawalle

Ahead of his defection to the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) Tuesday (today), the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised Zamfara state Governor Mohammed Bello Matawalle to reconsider his decision. Specifically, the party said the governor stands to lose his seat in event of any defection.   PDP National Publicity Secretary Kola Ologbondiyan stated this Monday while speaking to journalists at the Read More

Why APC need Almakura as National Chairman

June 28, 2021 Ukkasha Hamza Rahama 0

The All Progressive Congress (APC) came to be in 2014 after three political parties Congres for Progressive (CPC), All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) were merged. The ACN was led by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, ANPP was the current Minister of Science and Technology Ogbonnaya Onu as leader, while the CPC was led by the incumbent Read More

Shinkafi, 14LG chairs, 147wards chairmen set to dump APGA for APC in Zamfara

June 28, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, 0

The national secretary Board of Trustees of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Alhaji Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi, along with 14 local government chairmen,147 wards chairmen of the party in Zamfara state have decided to dump the party and follow Zamfara state Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle, to the All Progressives Congress APC on Tuesday. Shinkafi made the declaration Monday at his Read More