6 abducted Zamfara varsity students rescued

September 23, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The men of the Nigerian Army has rescued six students abducted from the Federal University Gusau, Zamfara State. This was made known by military blog, #ZagazOlamakama on Friday, September 23. It said: “The Troops of the Joint Task Force Northwest Operation HADARIN DAJI under the command of the General officer Commanding 8 Division Nigerian Army rescued six students of Federal Read More

Zamfara Election Tribunal: Need to rein in undemocratic judicial pressures

September 2, 2023 Suleiman Yahaya 0

Recently, the Nigerian democratic space has been overheated with agitations particularly directed at the nation’s judiciary. For a nation with a long history of well-documented instances of judicial rascality leading to the blatant commercialisation of, and miscarriage of justice, it is only fair that Nigerians, now a bit more informed due to an unfettered access to information, feel a little Read More

Police probe government missing vehicles in Zamfara

June 10, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Zamfara state Police Command has launched an investigation on the state government’s missing vehicles. This is coming after the Command executed a raid on the residence of the former state governor, Bello Matawalle, on Friday, June 9, 2023, leading to the confiscation of over 40 vehicles. This was disclosed in a statement by the state Police Public Relations officer, 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

Zamfara governor speaks on ‘declaring N9trn assets’

June 3, 2023 Editor 0

Zamfara state governor, Dauda Lawal, has refuted claims of failing to declare his cash, investment, and property assets amounting to N9 trillion. The governor dismissed the allegations during an nterview with Radio France International (RFI) Hausa on Thursday. He described the allegation as a baseless speculations fueled by individuals seeking to create mischief. He said, “Amin. I hope so and Read More

Again, EFCC hits Matawalle

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it won’t brandy words with the Governor of Zamafara state,  Muhammed Bello Matawalle, over bribery allegations against thr Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa. Governor Matawalle, in an interview with BBC Hausa Service monitored by Blueprint, accused the EFCC Chairman of demanding $2million bribe from him. Matawalle also said he Read More

You asked me for $2m bribe, Matawalle hits back at Bawa

May 19, 2023 Admin III 0

The Zamfara state, governor Bello Matawalle, has alleged that he is experiencing persecution from the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) AbdulRasheed Bawa for refusing to offer a bribe of $2 million. Matawalle disclosed this while speaking with BBC Hausa on Friday. This is coming after the EFCC disclosed on Thursday, May 18, 2023, that they are Read More

Breaking: Bandits invade Zamfara community, kidnap monarch

April 27, 2023 Admin III 0

The District Head of Kasuwar Daji in the Kaura-Namoda Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Ibrahim Sarkin Fada, has been kidnapped by bandits in his residence in the early hours of Thursday. Confirming the report, an indigene of the area, Malam Audu Mohammed, said the bandits who were in large numbers stormed Kasuwar Daji village and went straight to the Read More

Matawalle lifts suspension on monarch who ‘crowned’ bandit

April 23, 2023 Admin III 0

Months after being suspended for conferring a traditional title to one of the alleged most notorious bandits kingpins, Ado Aliero, the Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, Sunday, reinstated the suspended Emir of Birnin Yandoto, Aliyu Marafa. The Emir was suspended since July 2022. However, a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Kabiru Balarabe, said the Emir was not Read More

2023: Zamfara imposes statewide curfew

March 22, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Zamfara state government has imposed a statewide curfew from 8pm to 6 am to restore peace and orderliness following the aftermath of the Saturday, March 18, 2023 governorship election. This was disclosed in a statement by the commissioner for information, Ibrahim Dosara, on Tuesday. The statement reads, “The government of Zamfara state has noticed with dismay, the wanton destruction and Read More

Breaking: PDP’s Lawal upsets incumbent Matawalle, wins Zamfara governorship election [VIDEO]

March 21, 2023 Sanusi Muhammad, Gusau 0

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the Saturday March 18, 2023 election Dauda Lawal has defeated incumbent Zamfara State Governor Bello Matawalle. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Lawal the governor-elect with a total of 377,726 votes, after he beat Matawalle of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled 311,976. He was announced as the winner in Read More

INEC officials arrive Matawalle’s polling unit at 10am

February 25, 2023 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials arrived governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle’s polling units at Kanwuri Buga Buga 01 and 02 in Maradun Town the headquarters of Maradun local government area at around 10:00am for the conduct of presidential and national assemblies election today. Blueprint reports that electorates have veen waiting for the accreditation since 8:00am. Our Correspondent also observed Read More

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

February 6, 2023 Admin III 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 Admin III 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 Admin III 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 Admin III 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 Admin III 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 Admin III 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