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AFRICAN QUR’ANIC MEMORIZATION COMPETITION BEGINS IN ZAMFARA

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The African Quranic memorization competition commences in Zamfara state on Saturday.

The event which is currently taking place at the Zamfara UBE Teacher Training Center Gusau was organized by Gaskiya TV Accra Ghana in conjunction with the Sheikh Jafar Foundation Kano.

The competition which has fifty members as participants is strictly for (60) hizif and is for female participants only.

Speaking at the opening ceremony Chairman Zamfara State Committee for the competition, Malam Nura Alkali Mafara says eight states including Zamfara were selected in Nigeria to participate in the competition noting that those who score first to third positions would represent the state at the national level scheduled for February in Kano State.

The Chairman, who added that the competition was organized to encourage correct recitation and memorization of the holy Quran, especially among Muslim children, expressed the hope that the state contingents will emerge victorious at both the national and regional levels.

He used the medium to thank officials of state and national committees for working tirelessly to make the event a reality, while also appreciating other individuals who contributed in one way or the other toward the successful take-off of the competition.

In her remarks to the Matron for the competition, Hajiya Jamila Musa Kanoma enjoined the participants to make the state proud by being good ambassadors wherever they might find themselves.

In a brief sermon delivered at the event, an Islamic Scholar, Dr. Bashir Isah reminded Muslims about the significance of the holy Qur’an and called on the people to always seek for knowledge for victory in this world and the hereafter.

Earlier one of the judges of the competition, Malam Murtala Aliyu Dabbagi had outlined the guidelines for the exercise, assuring to be just and fair to all contestants.

Goodwill messages were delivered by various personalities that graced the occasion, including representative of the emir of Tsafe who commended the organizers for their tireless effort and urged the participants to uphold to the teachings of the holy Qur’an and not to see the contest as a do-or-die affair.

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AHEAD OF THE APC PRIMARIES, ZAMFARA FMR. FED. LAWMAKER MEETS PARTY DELEGATES.

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The former lawmaker who represented Maru and Bungudu Federal constituency Abdulmalik Zubairu Zannan Bungudu has met with party stakeholders from his constituency in his bid to woe their support ahead of the forthcoming APC primaries.

Zannan Bungudu is re-contesting for the same post of member representing Maru/Bungudu at the federal house of reps under the umbrella of All Progressive Congress.

His bid to contest the post followed the recent reconciliation effort between the serving Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle and the former Governor Abdulazeez Yari Abubakar.

The meeting which took place at the conference hall of City King Hotel Gusau on Wednesday was attended by the APC Chairmen for Maru and Bungud and all the delegates from the two local government areas.

During the interface, vital issues regarding the progress of the APC, Bello Matawalle and all the party aspirants were discussed.

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APC COMMITTEE SCREENS (28) LAWMAKERS IN ZAMFARA

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The APC screening committee sent to Zamfara State has screened (28) aspirants who are going to contest for the posts of members of Zamfara State House of Assembly.

The seven-man committee led by Hon. Babangida Tijjani Banki from Borno State assured that justice would be done to all the aspirants screened.

With the screening of the 28 aspirants, four constituencies may likely go into the primary election if consensus has not been reached between the candidates.

The state House of Assembly has the vacancy of only (24) members representing the (14) local government councils.

The remaining members of the committee include Hon Wakili Aliyu, Hon Abubakar Yarima, Faruk Ibrahim Tsiga, Hon Abdullahi Musa, Hon Adamu Ibrahim and Hajiya Fadima Ibrahim who is to serve as committee Secretary.

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GOV. BELLO MATAWALLE NAMES NEW EMIRS

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Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle has approved the appointment of Alh Muh’d Bello Suleiman as the new Sarkin Zamfaran Zurmi (Emir of Zurmi).

He has also appointed Alh Aliyu Garba Marafa as the new Emir of Birnin Yan doto while Alh Muhd Aliyu was appointed as the new Sarkin Bazai.

The two emirs of Bazai and Birnin Yandoto were appointed following the signing into law the amended Zamfara Emirate Council Act 2022 which led to the creation of the two additional emirate councils of Yandoto and Bazai.

As for the new Emir of Zurmi he was appointed following the dethronement of the former Emir Atiku Abubakar by the current administration of Bello Matawalle

According to the statement signed by the Secretary to the state government Kabiru Balarabe, the Governor also approved the appointment of Alh Habib Lawal Habib khalifa as the new Bunun Tsafe the Senior District Head of Tsafe.

Both appointments take immediate effect.

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