Matawallen appoints ex-APGA scribe as SA

June 11, 2020 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Zamfara state governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle has appointed a former national secretary of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) who doubles as gubernatorial aspirant in the 2019 general election in the state, Dr. Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi,  as his Special Adviser on Inter – Governmental Affairs. The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Bala Bello Maru, stated this in a Read More

Zamfara Assembly dissolves 14 LG chairmen, demands caretakers

June 5, 2020 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Zamfara State House of Assembly has dissolved 14 local Council chairmen in the state following an emergency session, asking Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle to appoint care takers chairmen. This was announced by the Public Relations Officer of the house, Malam Mustapha Jafaru Kaura while fielding questions from journalists saying, the action was impromptu. He said, the lawmakers recommended that a Read More

Insecurity: Bandits kill 21 in Zamfara

June 4, 2020 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Suspected bandits numbering over 100 have launched attacks at  Bulakke and Zamangira villages under Kanoma and Mayanchi district of Maru Local Government Council of Zamfara state killing  21 persons. A resident of Zamfara Gira Village, Malam Kabiru Muhammad, in an interview with Blueprint Wednesday said, the bandits invaded the two villages on Tuesday around 5:30 pm and killed 3 persons Read More

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Zamfara: Councilors impeach local govt chair,vice

May 21, 2020 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Maradun local government council chairman in Zamfara state, Alhaji Ahmed Abubakar Maradun and his Vice, Alhaji Shehu Muhammad Faru have been impeached by 9 out of ten local council lawmakers. The Speaker of the local council, Hon. Kabiru Muhammad Danwante, stated this at a press conference shortly after holding a meeting with the lawmakers Thursday, at the local council secretariat Read More

Breaking – Banditry: Nigerian soldiers ‘ve abandoned communities, foreigners now protecting natives in Sokoto – Senator

May 19, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate was stunned on Tuesday by Senator Ibrahim Gobir (APC Sokoto East), with damning report that people of his constituency are now at the mercy of Nigerien Soldiers for protection against armed bandits , as Nigerian Army has completely abandoned them . This is as the Senate accordingly urged President Muhamnadu Buhari to direct the military for immediate expansion of Read More

Breaking: Army officer emerges Emir in Zamfara

May 6, 2020 Sanusi Muhammad 4

Zamfara state Governor Bello Mohammed has approved the appointment of Alhaji Sanusi Mohammed as the new Emir of Kaura Namoda. The 40-year-old Alhaji Sanusi was a serving Major in the Nigeria Army before his appointment. This is contained in a statement issued to newsmen, signed by the Special Adviser to the governor on Public Enlightenment, Media and Communication, Malam Zailani Read More

In Zamfara, Emir of Kaura Namoda is dead

May 3, 2020 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Emir of Kaura Namoda in Zamfara state, His Royal Highness. Alhaji Muhammad Ahmad Asha, is dead. He died at the age of 71 on Sunday. A younger brother to the emir, Alhaji Abdulkarim Ahmad Asha (Dan Jekan Laura), also a traditional title holder in Kaura Naomda emirate, announced his demised to Journalists. According to him, Late emir has died Read More

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Breaking: Zamfara shuts down over Coronavirus

March 23, 2020 Editor 0

Zamfara state government has closed down all ministries, departments, agencies,and Parastatals as part of efforts to complement federal government measures in containing the spread of coronavirus pandemic. Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle made this known in a statewide broadcast Monday on the danger of coronavirus pandemic in the state. According to the governor, “As part of our drastic steps to ensure Read More

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Zamfara commissioner advocates gender equality, free education for women

March 18, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Zamfara state Commissioner for Women and Children Affairs, Hajiya Zainab Lawal Gummi, has advocated for free girl-child access to education and gender equality among women in all aspects of human endeavours. The commissioner stated this when she led thousands of women on a courtesy visit Tuesday, to Zamfara state Deputy Governor, Barr. Mahdi Aliyu Gusau as part of her Read More

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Zamfara politicians flood Abuja ahead Supreme Court judgement review

March 16, 2020 Editorial III 0

Ahead of the review of the 2019 Zamfara state governorship election slated to hold on Tuesday by the Supreme Court, politicians from the state have flooded Federal Capital Territory, Abuja to witness how the case will be decided. Investigations by the Blueprint reveal that public offices at J.B Yakubu State Secretariat in Gusau including the office of the Secretary to Read More

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Zamfara varsity to start academic session soon – Bore

March 2, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Zamfara state government has refuted recent claims that the state University Talata Mafara has been scrapped. The government said there is plan for the continuation of the academic session in the university’s permanent site, located in Talata Mafara town, headquarters of Talata Mafara local government. A special adviser to Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle, Abdullahi Muhammad Gurbin Bore, stated this Read More

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Matawalle lauds Buhari for appointing Zamfara indigene

February 28, 2020 Editorial III 0

The governor of Zamfara state, Alhaji Bello Matawalle, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing his former Commissioner for Science and Technology, Biyaminu Yusuf Shinkafi, as a federal commissioner of the National Assembly Service Commission for the North-west. In a statement issued in Gusau Friday, the director-general on media, public enlightenment and communication, Yusuf Idris, quoted the governor as saying Read More

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Re: Between Yari and Matawalle, who is ignorant?

February 22, 2020 Editorial III 0

My attention was drawn to an article written by one Badamasi Umaru in response to my release on the statement made by Governor Bello Mohammed (Matawallen Maradun) where he bared his perception of his predecessor, Abdulaziz Yari, regarding events in Zamfara state today. My first impression of Mr Umaru was his inconsistency in addressing the words “ignorant” and “illiterate.” My Read More

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Back to the trenches: APC, PDP in fresh battle for Imo, Zamfara

February 19, 2020 Editor 0

Controversies trailing the Supreme Court’s judgements on Imo and Zamfara states have become a subject of adjudication at the apex court where concerned stakeholders want the court to either reverse itself or stand on its decision. At the centre of this are the sacked Imo state governor, Emeka Ihedioha and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the incumbent, Senator Read More

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Breaking: Supreme Court schedules another date for Zamfara guber review

February 18, 2020 Editor 0

March 2, 2020 has fixed for hearing by the Supreme Court in the motion filed by the Abdul’aziz Yari faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara State for a review of the court’s May 24, 2019 judgment, voiding the participation of candidates of the APC in the last elections in the state. Our correspondent reports that the Chief Read More

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Why Zamfara Supreme Court judgment should be reviewed

February 14, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Supreme Court judgment which nullified the elections of all the candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Zamfara State in the 2019 general elections came as shocking in many respects. Though the Supreme Court is the final court in adjudication, its finality in the matter came as a burden and devoid of the usual reprieve as many wish Read More

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Ahead Diri’s inauguration: Tension in Bayelsa as Oshiomhole dares Supreme Court

February 14, 2020 Editor 0

There is tension in Bayelsa state over Thursday’s Supreme Court judgment which sacked the governor-elect, Chief David Lyon and his deputy, Bishop Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In their place, it ruled that Mr. Doure Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and his running mate, Lawrence Ewhruojakpo, who jointly came second during the governorship poll be sworn Read More

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Ulama appeal to Zamfara gov on road expansion

February 7, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Zamfara state Ulama Consultative Council has appealed to Governor Bello Mohammed (Matawallen Maradun) to consider the people over the state government’s plan to expand a certain road in Gusau town that had marked among others for dualisation. A statement issued by the special adviser on public enlightenment, media and communication to the governor, Zailani Bappa, indicated that the Ulama Read More

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Nigerians to Police: Extend Birnin Gwari bandits’ feat to Zamfara, Niger, Benue, others

February 7, 2020 Editor 0

Following the crackdown on suspected insurgents and bandits’ hideouts in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna state by the police Wednesday, Nigerians have called on the police to sustain the tempo and extend same to Zamfara, Katsina, Niger, Plateau, Benue and other parts of the country facing security challenge. At the end of the seven-hour operation, police said they killed 250 suspected insurgents Read More

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Gunmen invade Zamfara community, kill Policeman; kidnap district head, son

January 31, 2020 Editor 0

Scores of suspected kidnappers numbering over 50 besieged Thursday Gayari district in Gummi local government council of Zamfara state, and killed police officer. The fierce-looking men later kidnapped the district head of Gayari Alhaji Hassan Muhammad and his son. A resident of the area identified as Muhammadu Ibrahim Gayari in an interview with Blueprint via telephone conversation said,“They came to Read More

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Zamfara earmarks N7bn for new Govt House

January 3, 2020 Editor 0

The Zamfara state government has earmarked N7 billion in the 2020 budget for the construction of a new Government House,  Secretary to the State Government, Bala Bello, has said. Mr Bello disclosed this in Gusau  Thursday after defending the 2020 budget proposals of his office at the House of Assembly. He said the state government resolved to construct a new Read More

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APC remains strong, intact in Zamfara – Yari

December 15, 2019 Editorial III 0

Former Governor Abdul’aziz Yari of Zamfara state has boasted that the All Progressives Congress (APC) remains strong and intact in the state in spite of losing the political leadership of the state. Mr Yari stated this weekend while addressing a crowd of APC members from the 14 local government areas of the state who visited his residence in Talata-Mafara for Read More

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APC: Marafa raises alarm over Oshiomhole’s travails

December 13, 2019 Editor 0

Senator Kabir Garba Marafa CON (Zamfara Central in the 8th Senate) has cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari over alleged plot by some Northern governors in concert with their allies who want to fight the president in 2023 to remove the APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, and replace him with the former Zamfara State Governor, Abdul’Aziz Yari. Marafa said what the Read More

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Sharia court decline request to grant ex Zamfara commissioner bail

December 13, 2019 Editorial III 0

An upper Shari’acourt sitting in Gusau, the Zamfara state capital has fixed December 30 for hearing of alleged case of kidnapping and cattle rustling labeled against the immediate former Zamfara commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs, Hon. Bello DankandeGamji. He was commissioner during the administration of former Governor AbdulazizYari. In his address, the presiding judge, Justice Abdulhadi Sani Gusau Read More

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Matawalle gives Zamfara lawmakers official vehicles

December 4, 2019 Editorial III 0

The 24 members of Zamfara state House of Assembly have received official vehicles from the state government, an official has said. Director-General, Press Affairs to Governor Bello Matawalle stated this in an interview in Gusau Tuesday. He said each of the lawmakers received one Toyota Camry 2018, V6 Limited edition. Idris, who did not disclose how much the vehicles cost Read More