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BANDITS ATTACK SCHOOL PRINCIPAL IN ZAMFARA KILLS ONE STAFF

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Suspected armed bandits have laid ambush at the Principal of Comprehensive Government Girls Secondary School Moriki Hajiya Halima Na’Ala alongside three other staff of the school.

According to a source who confided on this medium, the principal was attacked along Moriki while returning from inspection of her SS3 students who are writing their final year examination at Government Girls Arabic Secondary School (GGASS) Gusau.

He said the driver noticed the presence of the bandits at Yanbita a village few kilometers to Moriki and decided to turned back to avoid being attacked.

After turning back he decided to pass through an alternative route via a village called Sodingo when another set of bandits who were laying ambush fired a gunshot at the school vehicle and the bullet hits at the Vice Principal Malam Uwaisu who died few minutes after the incident.

It could be recall that as a result of the constant attacks by the armed bandits in various parts of Zamfafa state, government ordered for the closure of all government boarding schools pending when the situation improves.

And when the time for the NECO examination come, SS3 students of Unity Moriki were among those instructed to reconvene at GGASS Gusau for their final year examination.

The principal alongside other victims were returning from inspection visit of the SS3 students when the incident occurred.

Zamfara State Police Command could not be reached for comment as at the time of filing this report.

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ZMHA AMEND LAW ON AREA DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL.

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Members of Zamfara state house of assembly has passed into law amended Bill for a Law to amend the Area Development Council Establishment Act Law No(7).

The development followed the delivery of
committee report by the house leader Faruk Musa Dosara who doubled as the Chairman of the house standing committee on local government.

With the new development, the qualifications for someone to be appointed as administrator of Area Development Council is senior living certificate .

The new law also stated that, the person to be appointed as Administrator for the Area Development Council must attain the age of (25) years.

The new amendment had also provided that, funds for the execution of development projects be credited to the account of the area development Council directly.

 

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ZMHA SCREEN FMR. BBC STAFF, TWO OTHERS AS SPECIAL ADVISERS.

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Three additional nominees for the post of Special Advisers have been screened by the members of the state house of assembly.

The nominees are Malam Sahabi Ahmad Mada, Dr. Nura Makwashe and Malan Shehu Garba.

Until his appointment, Dr. Makwashe is an academic staff working with the Bayero University Kano and also worked with BBC London during his study days in the United Kingdom.

According to the House Spokesperson Nasiru Usman Biyabiki the screening followed an executive communication received from the office of the Secretary to the State Government.

Presenting the nominees before the members, the house leader, Hon. Faruk Musa Dosara urged his colleagues to accept the nomination and confirm the appointment of the nominees.

Speaker Nasiru Magarya confirmed the nomination of the candidates as unanimous decision of the house.

Magarya urged the nominees to bring their experience to bear and justify the confidence reposed on them in ensuring the sustainable development of the state.

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BILL ON ZAMFARA ANTI-THURGGERY AGENCY SCALES THROUGH FIRST & SECOND READING

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A Bill for an act to establish Zamfara State Anti Thuggery Agency scales through first and second readings on the floor of the state house of assembly on Tuesday.

According to the House Spokesperson Nasiru Usman Biyabiki, the proposed executive Bill was presented on the floor of the house by the House Leader Faruk Musa Dosara.

After extensive deliberation, Biyabiki said, the Bill scales through first and second readings and later presented before the standing Committee on justice and security for further legislative consideration.

“Hon. Magarya said, if established vthe Agency will among other things complement the security agencies’ efforts in curtailing anti-thuggery activities and other social vices in the state” Biyabiki added.

Speaker Magarya called on the committee members to work hard and accomplish the assigned responsibilities within the stipulated period.

 

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