Zamfara: Return official vehicles with you, court orders Matawalle

December 4, 2023 Admin III 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Sokoto has dismissed a suit filed by a former Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, over ownership of official vehicles he took away on leaving office last May. In June, the police raided Matawalle’s residences and seized the vehicles as ordered by the court. A statement on Monday by Governor Dauda Lawal’s spokesperson, Sulaiman Bala Read More

Governor speaks on Appeal Court verdict on Zamfara governorship election

November 17, 2023 Admin III 0

Zamfara State Governor, Governor Dauda Lawal has described the Court of Appeal’s verdict as a temporary setback. “I want to call on the people of Zamfara to remain calm,”Lawal said in a press statement on Friday, adding that, “our legal team is thoroughly reviewing the verdict and we will follow through with the necessary actions to achieve a just outcome.” Read More

Zamfara govt/Matawalle face-off and where the finger points

November 6, 2023 Abdullahi Gidado 0

The allegations and counter allegations between the Zamfara state government, under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP-led administration of Dauda Lawal and the immediate-past governor, Bello Matawalle, has continued to open up too big a can of worms as its festering pace has recently reached a crescendo, with the young state majorly at the receiving end of this tussle. The blame Read More

Focus on governance, leave Matawalle alone, analyst tells Zamfara governor

October 25, 2023 Ahmid Lawal 0

The Governor of Zamfara state, Dauda Lawal, has been advised to focus on governance, rather than dissipating energy in discrediting his predecessor and minister of State for Defence, Bello Matawwalle. The advice was given by a renowned analyst, Deyemi Saka. He said the task before the governor was to gain the confidence and cooperation of Zamfara people, “because his victory at Read More

We’ve evidence of how Matawalle siphoned billions of naira on uncompleted Cargo airport – State government

October 23, 2023 Admin III 0

The Zamfara State government has released documentary and pictorial evidence against the immediate past administration in the state led by Bello Matawalle, who is now the Minister of State for Defence, in relation to the uncompleted Gusau International (Cargo) Airport project. Mr Matawalle, last Friday, denied the allegation of embezzling billions from the Zamfara cargo airport project but that denial Read More

Police raid former governor’s house, recover SUVs

June 10, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Nigeria Police Force has executed a raid on the residence of the former Zamfara state governor Bello Matawalle leading to the confiscation of more than 40 vehicles. According to a statement released by the spokesperson for the Zamfara governor, Sulaiman Bala Idris, the Police operation was conducted in compliance with a court order. The statement further disclosed that a Read More

‘N70bn fraud’: EFCC exposes, probes Matawalle

May 18, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche,Abuja 0

 The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Thursday, disclosed that it was investigating the Zamfara state Governor, Bello Matawalle, for alleged N70 billion fraud. Matawalle had on Wednesday accused the EFCC of bias in its investigation of political office holders, even as he urged the commission to extend its probe to the Presidency and members of the Federal Executive Council Read More

Zamfara guber election a political coup – Matawalle’s aide

April 28, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Special Adviser to Governor Bello Matawalle on Bilateral and Multilateral Relations, Dr. Suleiman Shaibu Shinkafi, has described the March 18 gubernatorial election in Zamfara state, won by PDP, as a political coup. He said APC will reclaim its mandate in court. Dr. Suleiman Shaibu Shinkafi told journalists in Kaduna Wednesday that contrary to reports, Governor Matawalle did not concede Read More

Matawallen Bauchi’s enviable profile

December 8, 2022 Admin III 0

One of the banes of our society is that people at the helm of affairs, whether at state or community level, are rulers not leaders. There is a clear distinction between rulers and leaders. Rulers do not listen to their people. They rather authoritatively give directives that must be obeyed without any hesitations and whether or not the result of Read More

PDP urges Buhari to call Zamfara gov Matawalle to order

December 2, 2022 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to call the Zamfara state governor, Bello Matawalle, to order over his alleged role in the on-going clampdown on its leaders. The party also charged the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, to investigate the Zamfara state government. Addressing a press conference Friday in Abuja, the party’s national Read More

‘Money laundering’: Matawalle offers to allow EFCC search property

November 10, 2022 Admin III 0

By Rosemary Moribirin Zamfara state governor, Bello Matawalle, has offered to allow the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), access and search the property its operatives allegedly found a certain amount of money for laundering through a cash payment of salaries. A statement signed, Thursday, by the governor’s Senior Special Assistant (SSA), on digital and new media, Hudu Yahaya, reads; Read More

2023: How Matawalle is rallying the North-west for Tinubu

October 27, 2022 Admin III 0

The ancient city of Kano held its breath during the visit of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Saturday. Notable media outfits had described the crowd that turned up to receive the standard bearer as unprecedented and overwhelming. The crowd which stretched from the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA), through the city center, were Read More

2023: Analysing Tinubu’s choice of Matawalle as North-west campaign coordinator

October 23, 2022 Nura Musa 0

As generally expected, mixed reactions have trailed the membership of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, PCC, as released by its presidential standard bearer and his running mate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Senator Kashim Shettima, respectively. This is normal, especially when considered that most of those complaining are people who felt left out from the action, perhaps because they feel 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

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

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

Breaking: Matawalle bars Zamfara monarchs from awarding chieftaincy titles without approval

July 20, 2022 Admin III 0

The Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, has barred Monarchs in the state from awarding chieftaincy titles without the state government’s approval. This was disclosed in a statement signed by Special Adviser Public Enlightenment, Media and Communications to the governor, Zailani Bappa, on Wednesday. According to the statement, the governor said, “All Emirs, Senior District Heads and District Heads Read More

Matawalle 2023: Victory forged in unity

June 23, 2022 Buhari Yunusa 0

For a very long time, the APC in Zamfara state was enmeshed in an orgy of very vicious infighting among high ranking members. Some of the biggest masquerades in this faceoff include erstwhile senator, Kabiru Marafa, immediate past governor Abdul’Aziz Yari and former governor Sani Yarima. In fact, this unfortunate absence of compromise cost APC all her electoral victories as Read More

Banditry: Matawalle seeks new approach, urges collective effort

January 18, 2022 Matawalle 0

The Zamfara State governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle has called for a new approach in the fight against banditry in the state, urging stakeholders to redouble efforts in order to end banditry. The governor stated this on Tuesday while addressing participants at a retreat organised for members of the Zamfara state executive council, special advisers and other relevant public office holders. Read More

Zamfara APC lauds Matawalle

January 11, 2022 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Zamfara state All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended the Zamfara state governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, over his proactive action against the recent bandits attacks in Anka and Bukkuyum local government areas of the state. The commendation was made by the state APC Chairman, Honourable Tukur Umar Danfulani today at the state party secretariat when he received party supporters from Maradun Read More

Ex- Gov Yari’s brother joins Matawalle’s APC camp

December 29, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

A brother to former Governor Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar of Zamfara state, and an APC stalwart, Alhaji Turaki Yahaya Abubakar, has left the Yari camp of the APC and joined the faction under the leadership of Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle. This is contained in a statement signed by the state publicity of the party, Yusuf Idris and made available to Blueprint Read More

In Zamfara, another APC chairman, other executive members emerge

November 27, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, Gusau 0

The All Progressive Congress (APC) Zamfara state chapter has conducted congress where Tukur Danfulani along with 35 others emerged as newly elected executive members of the party for the next four years. Speaking shortly after the elective congress, the committee chairman sent by the national headquarters of the APC, Ibrahim Masari, described the congress as credible and peaceful. After emerging Read More

FG’s mining framework’ll end banditry – Matawalle

November 26, 2021 Admin III 0

Zamfara state governor Bello Matawalle on Friday said the federal government’s proposed legal framework on mining would end banditry in the state. Matawalle in a statement by his director-general on media, public enlightenment and communication, Malam Yusuf Idris, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for setting up the committee. The 14-member National Task Force Committee was set up to draft a legal Read More

Zamfara APC congress: Matawalle commends emergence of consensus candidates

November 21, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Zamfara state governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, Sunday commended APC stakeholders over their steadfastness, focus and commitment to the party following the emergence of consensus candidates at the local government congress held weekend. The governor made the commendation at the congress held at the Aishatu Multi-Purpose Hall, Maradun, the headquarters of the local council. He said decision of the party Read More