Informants worse than bandits – Masari

August 11, 2020 Hamidu Sabo 0

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina state Monday said armed banditry and kidnap for ransom in the North-west zone have been sustained by the activities of informants. Addressing a press conference at the Nigerian Army Super Camp in Faskari local government area of the state, the governor cautioned residents of communities troubled by banditry to desist from providing information to Read More

Matawalle signs revised 2020 budget into law

July 30, 2020 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Zamfara State Governor Bello Mohammed has Thursday signed into law, a revised budget for 2020 the appropriation bill. A statement issued to Journalists by the Special Adviser to the office of the Governor on Public Enlightenment, Media and Communication, Malam Zailani Bappa said, the Governor signed the revised budget to the tune of over N127 billion downward from earlier approved Read More

Zamfara monarch backs stick and carrot approach on banditry

July 27, 2020 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Emir of Tsafe in Zamfara state, Alhaji Muhammad Bawa, has given support to the stick and carrot approach by the state government and security operatives as a lasting solution to end banditry, cattle rustling and other heinous acts by miscreants who terrorise Northwest states. He stated this in an interview with newsmen in his palace Monday. He said the emirate Read More

Security arrests 250 illegal miners in Zamfara

May 29, 2020 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Zamfara state police command in a joint task operation with army and DSS have arrested 250 illegal miners including one Burkinabe national who were caught operating illegal mining activities in the state. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Usman Nagoggo, disclosed this while parading the suspects to newsmen at the Command’s headquarters in Gusau Friday. “On May 21, Read More

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Party congress: BOT Chair hails Tambuwal as Sokoto gov places crucial charge before PDP

February 27, 2020 Editor 0

The Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party Governors Forum (PDP-GF), Governor Aminu Waziri of Sokoto state has reiterated the need for the party to adhere to the principle of fair play in its forthcoming primaries and all future political competitions. Governor Tambuwal was speaking at 89th session of the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held in Abuja Thursday. The Read More

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Minimum wage: Labour exposes govs as Kwara, Niger raise concerns; Taraba adamant *See states on workers’ strike list

February 5, 2020 Editor 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Tuesday said 16 states of the federation were yet to implement the M30,000 national minimum wage, while 16 others  had commenced implementation. NLC President Ayuba Wabba, who announced this at the National Administrative Council (NAC) of the congress, said its state councils had already been empowered to mobilise their members to withdraw their services once there Read More

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Halt N7bn govt house project, group tells Zamfara govt

January 6, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Zamfara state Budget Working Group, a non partisan politics group, in the state has challenged Zamfara state government to give reasons for earmarking the sum of N7 billion in its 2020 appropriation bill to build a new befitting Government House project in Gusau the state capital. The group described the project as a wasted effort and dead on arrival. Read More

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20 killed in fresh Zamfara bandits’ attack

March 5, 2019 Editor 0

Barely 72 hours after the deadly attack on some communities in Zamfara state by bandits, the hoodlums again struck Sunday killing 20 persons, mostly members of the Civilian Joint Task Force. Some 30 members of the CJTF were also killed Thursday by unknown gunmen at Kwaren Shikafi village in Shinkafi local government area of the state. The bandits were said to Read More

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Bandits sack 10 villages, abduct 23 in Zamfara, Birnin-Gwari

June 9, 2018 Administrator 0

Ten communities of Mada town in Gusau local government area of Zamfara state, have been sacked by bandits. The latest banditry in North West came on the heels of 23 travelers being kidnapped in the troubled Birnin-Gwari area of Kaduna state, a witness has said. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent, who visited the Mada town on Friday, learnt that Read More

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Killings: Any light at the end of the tunnel?

May 5, 2018 Administrator 0

Just as the killing of Buharin Daji, the Mafioso-in-chief of Zamfara state armed banditry has not stemmed the killings in Anka and Zurmi local governments, or have the arrests of some Boko Haram leaders stopped the insurgents’ attacks in Borno and Yobe states, the nabbing of Mr Aliyu Teshaku, head of Benue Livestock Guards, on suspicion of his involvement in Read More

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NUJ begins democracy dividend tour from Zamfara

April 21, 2018 Administrator 0

Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), will today begin its democracy dividend tour from Zamfara state, being the state of the chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, Alhaji Abdul’aziz Yari. A statement by the National Secretary of the union, Shuaibu Usman Leman, yesterday in Abuja, said the media tour was part of the mandate of the NUJ to monitor governance on Read More

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Emirate orders 3-day fasting to stop Zamfara killings

April 13, 2018 Administrator 0

The Anka emirate council in Zamfara state has declared three-day mourning and directed the people to fast on those days to seek God’s intervention over insecurity in the area. Gunmen on Wednesday attacked Kuru-Kuru and Jarkuka villages in the area, killing 26 people and injuring many. Two weeks earlier, no fewer than 30 people were killed in a similar attack Read More

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A contest of evils

March 17, 2018 Administrator 0

After so much public outcry, President Muhammadu Buhari, last week, succumbed to the demand that he should visit parts of the nation bedevilled by mindless violence perpetuated by citizens upon citizens. Those who insisted that the President made the visit had hoped that it would accord him great opportunity to empathise with the victims, make great statements that uphold the Read More

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Breaking: Buhari visits Taraba, Benue, Yobe, Zamfara, Rivers states 

March 5, 2018 Administrator 0

President Muhammadu Buhari would from Monday, March 5, 2018, begin on-the-spot tour of Taraba, and subsequently Benue, Yobe, Zamfara and Rivers states affected by terrorist attacks, criminal activities and communal clashes. This was contained in a statement issued in Abuja by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina. The statement reads: “In view of recent Read More

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Birane: Zamfara’s new killing field

February 24, 2018 Administrator 0

For a long time, bandits, cattle rustlers and sundry criminals have been holding several local governments in Zamfara state hostage, as they kill with impunity and get away with it without causing a stir. On February 14, about 600 of them descended on Zurmi town but they were repelled. However, they shot sporadically at surrounding villages and the worst hit Read More

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Zamfara killings: Investigate Marafa’s allegation, APC chieftain urges

February 14, 2018 Administrator 0

Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has  condemned the maiming and killings of Innocent citizens in Zamafara State, urging that such issue should not be swept under the carpet. Frank said that Agatu killings in Benue state, Killings in Nasarawa, Taraba and other States across the federation started from killing one or two persons to mass Read More

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Kamuku, Kuyambana forests: Den of kidnappers

November 18, 2017 Administrator 0

The killings, abductions and cattle rustling that take place along Kamuku and Kuyambana forests that straddle Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara and Niger states, have continued in spite of the collaborative efforts of the state governors, as well as the federal government as ALIYU USMAN VULEGBO, SANUSI MUHAMMAD and SAMSON BENJAMIN narrate in this report. Gov Yari’s morbid statistics Penultimate Monday, Governor Read More