Breaking: Kidnapped Zamfara University students regain freedom

September 25, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Up to 14 abducted students of the Federal University of Gusau, Zamfara State have gained their freedom from their abductors. Unknown gunmen had invaded on Friday invaded their apartment where the female students after were kidnapped. A statement by the university’s management said, “Students and staff are enjoined to remain calm and go about their normal activities while the security Read More

Centre condemns Journalist’s murder in Zamfara 

September 23, 2023 Joy Emmanuel 0

The  IPC’s Centre for Safety and Protection of Journalists (I-CSPJ), has condemned in its entirety the alleged gruesome killing of Hamisu Danjibga, a veteran radio reporter in Zamfara State. A statement signed by the IPC’s Press Freedom Officer, Melody Akinjiyan, stated that the Danjibga’s body who was found dead in a soak away pit in his house on Wednesday, September, Read More

Kidnapped corps members in Zamfara may be freed soon – NYSC boss assures

September 22, 2023 Joshua Egbodo 0

Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig Gen Yusha’u Ahmed, has disclosed that going by the interaction with kidnappers of eight corps members in Zamfara state, it was hopeful they may be released soon. Ahmed made the disclosure, Thursday, during a meeting with the House of Representatives Committee on Youth Development. Responding to lawmakers’ questions and suggestions, Read More

IPI, NUJ demand probe of VON reporter’s murder in Zamfara

September 22, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

The International Press Institute (IPI) Nigeria and the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Thursday, called on the Inspector General of Police and other security agencies to immediately launch an investigation into the abduction and subsequent killing of a Reporter with the Voice of Nigeria (VON) in Zamfara state, Hamisu Danjibga. Recall that Danjibga was abducted in his house in Samaru Read More

Zamfara: APC slams Gov Dauda over onslaught of banditry

August 10, 2023 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Zamfara state chapter has expressed concern over the lackadaisical manner the state government under Governor Dauda Lawal Dare has been handling security issues in the state. The state publicity secretary of the party Yusuf Idris in a statement made available to Blueprint Wednesday described the wanton killing of innocent citizens as too rampant as the Read More

The resurgence of banditry in Zamfara

August 2, 2023 Audu Shafaatu Abdullahi, 0

For over a decade, Zamfara state has been facing challenges of insecurity as a result of the activities of armed bandits, resulting to killing of over 3,000 people. This ugly trend also caused a lot of predicaments including proliferation of arms and ammunition, destruction of thousands of houses, rendering thousands of citizens homeless, high rate of internally displaced persons, abject Read More

Zamfara: MAACBAN condemns attack on innocent nomadic village

July 24, 2023 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Miyatti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Zamfara state branch, Monday condemned the recent attack and destructions on innocent nomadic village in Anka local government area of Zamfara state by a group of outlawed vigilante. The spokes person of the association in the state, Comrade Abdullahi Shehu, stated this in a telephone interview with Blueprint in Gusau, the Read More

Sounding-off APC’s rookie game of opposition in Zamfara

July 5, 2023 Mohammed Abubakar 0

It’s glaring that since His Excellency Dauda Lawal Dare was sworn in as governor of Zamfara state, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state appears to be experiencing an overload of post-election – post-failure trauma. The agony of defeat is traumatising the Matawalle’s failed APC. Hardly a day passes by without the party offloading a press release, saying one Read More

Sounding-off APC’s rookie game of opposition in Zamfara

It’s glaring that since His Excellency Dauda Lawal Dare was sworn in as governor of Zamfara state, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state appears to be experiencing an overload of post-election – post-failure trauma. The agony of defeat is traumatising the Matawalle’s failed APC. Hardly a day passes by without the party offloading a press release, saying one Read More

Zamfara CP presents N23m cheque to family of deceased officers

June 20, 2023 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Commissioner of Police, Zamfara state police command, Muhammad Bunu, has presented cheques worth N20 million to the family of deceased officers serving in the command. This is contained in a statement made available to Blueprint signed by the command’s spokesman, Asp. Yazid Abubakar, Monday. The statement said the CP. presented the cheque on behalf of the Inspector General of Read More

Zamfara: Dare fated to be governor

June 15, 2023 Aliyu Kabiru 0

At a glance, the title of this piece suggests something of a chronicle of the hurdles that the brand-new Executive Governor of Zamfara state had to scale before landing his mandate. This may well be the case. However, it will be greatly unjust to discuss Dauda Lawal Dare’s emergence as governor of Zamfara state without at least highlighting the monumental Read More

Zamfara: Governor- elect inaugurates 60- man transition c’ttee

May 2, 2023 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Zamfara state governor- elect, Dr. Dauda Lawal Dare, has inaugurated a 60- man transition committee for the incoming administration. Inaugurating the committee at the Garba Nadama Conference Hall in Gusau,Tuesday, Dr. Dauda Lawal said sub committees have been constituted that will work under the main committee to submit their report within three weeks to the main committee for onward action. 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

Naira redesign: Salute to Govs of , Kaduna and Kogi states

February 14, 2023 Yusuf Idris Gusau, 0

It is never enough that governors and governments talk about the citizens of their respective states only to turn deaf ears in times of desperation such as the naira redesign period, a terrible experience Nigerians never had. It is at this time that three governors stood out tall for their people by taking the risk of charging the federal government Read More

Terrorists kill monarch in Zamfara

December 11, 2022 Muhammad Sanusi, Gusau 0

Terrorists have killed the district head of Yankuzo Alhaji Kogo Hamza Abdullahi of Tsafe Emirate in Zamfara state. According to a resident of Yankuzo district who pleaded anonymity in a telephone interview with Blueprint, the district head was ambushed by the bandits on the way to his house from an official engagement on Friday December 9, 2022. He explained that Read More

Zamfara government shuts down 4 media houses for covering PDP rally

October 17, 2022 Admin III 0

The Zamfara state government has shut down four media houses for reportedly covering the gathering of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The media houses shut down are Offices of NTA, Pride FM, Gamji TV and Al’umma TV.  The media houses covered an event of the party on Saturday at the residence of the PDP candidate in Gusau GRA-Ring Road. The decision Read More

Zamfara PDP guber candidate congratulates Osun governor-elect

July 22, 2022 Admin III 0

The Zamfara Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) gubernatorial candidate, Dr. Dauda Lawal, has congratulated the governor-elect of Osun State, Adeleke Nurudeen Ademola, on his victory in the just concluded election. Blueprint reported that Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), returning officer for the Osun governorship election, Prof, Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, on Sunday morning, declared Ademola Adeleke winner of the exercise. The former Senator emerged 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

Breaking: Zamfara government slams suspension on emir for turbaning repentant bandit

July 18, 2022 Admin III 0

The Zamfara State Government has suspended the Emir of Sabon Birnin Yandoto of Tsafe local government area of the state, Aliyu Garba Marafa, for turbaning a notorious repentant bandits’ leader, Adamu Aliero, as Sarkin Fulani (leader of Fulani). This was contained in a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Kabiru Balarabe. The statement reads, “This is to inform Read More

Insecurity : Obtain guns to defend yourselves, Zamfara government tells citizens

June 26, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Zamfara state government has ordered citizens of the state to obtain guns to defend themselves against bandits’ invasion, following the increase of bandits attacks in various parts of the state. In a statement by the Commissioner for Information, Ibrahim Magaji Dosara, revealed that the government has concluded arrangements to facilitate residents to acquire basic weapons and also set up Read More

Zamfara emir’s cars and media conspiracy

April 12, 2022 Bala Musa 0

The social media, once a creation of scorn, appears to be having the last laugh as it is fast becoming a destination of choice for all kinds of journalism or churnalism. Individuals have also found in the ambience of the new media, a loud voice of deceit or ululation, depending on who is in their crosshairs. And it was in Read More

VIDEO: Zamfara deputy speaker submits impeachment letter as lawmakers plot deputy governor’s ouster in fresh move

February 4, 2022 Sanusi Muhammad, Gusau 0

The Zamfara state House of Assembly has begun a fresh attempt to impeach the state deputy governor Barr. Mahadi Aliyu Muhammad Gusau. The deputy governor of the Peoples Democratic Party has alledgedly been out of office for about six months, and was said to have been relocated to Abuja from Gusau the state capital since Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle left Read More