Breaking: 3 APC governors drag FG to court over naira scarcity

February 6, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

As scarcity of naira notes continues in Nigeria, the governments of Kaduna, Kogi and Zamfara have dragged the federal government before the Supreme Court, seeking a restraining order to stop the full implementation of the policy. In a motion ex-parte filed on their behalf by their lawyer, AbdulHakeem Uthman Mustapha (SAN), the three northern states are urging the apex court Read More

NANSE President hails Matawalle over payment of bursary to Zamfara students in Europe

December 15, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The President of the National Association of Students in Europe (NANSE), Bashiru Saidu Muhammad, has commended Zamfara state governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, for settling outstanding bursary, including tuition fees, accommodation and other fees for its students studying in Europe. The president also appealed to all Nigerian governors to always ensure that their students in Europe were not subjected to undue Read More

APC chieftain shares 70 cars in Zamfara to support Tinubu 

December 7, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director, Contact and Mobilization (North-west), of the Asiwaju Bola Tinubu Presidential Campaign Council, Hon Aminu Sani Jaji, has distributed 70 cars to all the 14 local government areas of Zamfara state to boost campaign for the candidate of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. A statement released Wednesday in Abuja by Jaji’s media office said the distribution was made Read More

Zamfara PDP in perpetual disarray

November 30, 2022 Blueprint 0

For quite sometime now, the main opposition PDP in Zamfara state has been relegated to the background in the political arena like a fish swept off the ocean, trying to grapple with what remains as life for its survival. It is expected that those who are not learned in a field of endeavour, especially in politics, should bury their pride Read More

Atiku support groups dump PDP in North-west, join APC, Tinubu

November 26, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Zamfara state governor Bello Matawalle and the zonal chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, have received some supporters of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) into the ruling party in the North-west zone. The decampees have, however pledged to support ALC presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. In a statement signed Saturday by the North-west publicity secretary, Malam Read More

An appeal to Gov Bello Matawalle

November 21, 2022 Blueprint 0

I wish to write as a concerned indigene of Zamfara North Senatorial District, Zamfara state to passionately appeal to your excellency, to allow for the establishment of a new Federal Science and Technical College in Zamfara North as proposed by the Federal Ministry of Education. Your Excellency Sir, you may wish to recall that Zamfara state has a total of Read More

2023: Matawalle inaugurates Tinubu’s campaign council, sure of victory

November 20, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State, Saturday, inaugurated the state’s Presidential Campaign Council of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his Governorship Campaign Council. Matawalle, while inaugurating the two councils, urged its members to deploy all available resources for the victory of the APC at all levels. Quoted in a statement by the Publicity Secretary of the APC in Zamfara State, Read More

2023: Zamfara Ulama hail APC govt, back Tinubu

November 18, 2022 Sanusi Muhammad Gusau 0

The Zamfara Council of Ulama has commended the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state under Governor Bello Matawalle as well as the federal government under President Muhammadu Buhari. Consequently, the Ulama pledged to support the APC in the 2023 general elections. The party’s publicity secretary in the state, Yusuf Idris, in a press statement Friday, said they made the Read More

2023: Campaign council strategises for Tinubu, Matawalle’s victory in Zamfara

November 13, 2022 Editor 0

The Zamfara State Presidential Campaign Council at the weekend mapped out strategies for the victory of the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu, and Governor Bello Matawalle in the forthcoming presidential and governorship elections. The meeting which was chaired by the state coordinator, Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa, held at the Mini Chamber, Government House, Gusau, Read More

2023: Another chieftain dumps PDP, decamps to APC

November 12, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

By Rosemary Moribirin Five days after the former Peoples’s Democratic Party (PDP), Gusau ll House of Assembly candidate, Alhaji Ibrahim Mada, tore a certificate of return issued to him as the PDP candidate and defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Talata Mafara North Counterpart, Umar Yahaya, has also joined the ruling party. A statement issued by the APC Read More

[Breaking] 2023 general elections: PDP has no governorship candidate in Zamfara, court rules

November 8, 2022 Sanusi Muhammad, Gusau 0

The federal high court sitting in Gusau on Tuesday November 8, 2022 nullified the governorship primary election that produced Dauda Lawal Dare as gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the upcoming 2023 general election. The presiding Judge, Justice Aminu Baffa, who delivered the judgement also ruled that PDP will not field any candidate for the 2023 governorship Read More

Pictures: In Zamfara, Matawalle receives 5 rescued girls from kidnappers

November 7, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Governor Bello Mohammed of Zamfara state on Monday ay received at five kidnapped girls who were earlier rescued from terrorists. They were presented to the governor by the Assitant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 10, Bello Sani Deljan, along with the State Commissioner of Police, Kolo Yusuf. According to a press statement by the governor’s Senior Special Assistant Read More

Zamfara NUJ, APC mourn PDP chair

November 5, 2022 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Zamfara state council, regretted the death of the state PDP chairman, Alhaji Ahmad Sani Kaura, and condoled with the party’s stakeholders in the state as well as the people of Kaura Namoda Emirate. This was contained in a statement signed by the state NUJ chairman, Ibrahim Maizare, in Gusau Friday. The union described the Read More

Breaking: Zamfara PDP chairman slumps, dies

November 2, 2022 Sanusi Muhammad, Gusau 0

The Zamfara state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman, Hon. Ahmad Sani Kaura, is dead. A source close to the deceased family who do not want his name to be mentioned revealed this to Blueprint Correspondent via telephone interview. The source opined that the chairmen died at one of the medical facilities in the state after protracted illness. However, a party Read More

Zamfara 2023 and Dare’s desperation

October 18, 2022 Isa Musa 0

In civilised climes, democracy and democratic processes are indeed sacrosanct to the extent that they do not muddy the water of peace. This, therefore, means the rights of political actors during phases of democracy like electioneering are not by themselves absolute. Their applications are only guaranteed to the extent that they do not threaten public peace security. It is common-sense 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

Of political neophytes and a fair game

October 6, 2022 Blueprint 0

Zamfara state politics remains unique in the comity of Nigerian states’ political culture. In most states of the federation, the arithmetic of who gets what is determined by his zone of origin, in others are influence while others are “the good boy of the Lion-king”. In Zamfara state, those do not count much. The real arithmetic is mostly determined by Read More

Zamfara state @26: Anything to celebrate

October 4, 2022 Blueprint 0

This is my personal opinion, and I’ll try to be objective, because one day I’ll love to see or hear same from the general public. One may wonder or ask why I’m passionate about Zamfara state’s political affairs, what’s my relationship with the citizens of the state, among many more questions. The usual answer is, citizens of the state have Read More

2023: The cracks in Zamfara PDP

September 21, 2022 Sani Bashir Gusau 0

As the 2023 general elections draw close, Nigeria’s main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is rocked by endless internal squabbles. However, the party was able to conduct one of the most rancour-free elective national conventions in October 2021, chaired by the Adamawa state governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, which produced Senator. Iyorchia Ayu as the party’s national chairman. But unlike the Read More

2023: Delist PDP governorship candidate’s name in Zamfara, APC tells INEC

September 20, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Following the Federal High Court judgement nullifying the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election in Zamfara state that produced Dr. Dauda Lawal Dare as candidate, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has demanded delisting the opposition party and its 2023 governorship candidate as directed by the court. The APC also urged the the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not 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

‘Zamfara least in neonatal/under-5 mortality rate in North-west’

September 16, 2022 Sanusi Muhammad Gusau 0

Based on the statistics for 2021 recently released by the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) and National Immunisation Coverage Survey (NICS), Zamfara state is rated the least in neonatal and children under-five mortality and morbidity rates in the North-west zone. The executive secretary of the state’s Primary Health Care Development Board, Dr. Tukur Ismail, disclosed this in an interview with Read More

2023: Court nullifies Zamfara PDP governorship primary poll, orders fresh primaries

September 16, 2022 Sanusi Muhammad Gusau 0

The Federal High Court Gusau has nullified the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election for next year’s general elections. The presiding judge, Justice Aminu Baffa, delivered the judgement Friday during the ruling on the case. He held that, “Based on the record judgement with 109 pages, the court having been satisfied with the case filed before it by Engr. 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