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BELLO GALADI FOUNDATION DRAGS ZMSG TO COURT OVER DSSOLUTION OF LOCAL GOVT COUNCIL

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Barr. Bello Idris Galadi and his foundation have dragged the State Governor, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice as well as State House of Assembly to Zamfara State High Court over the dissolution of the local government Council Chairmen and appointment of Local government Caretakers.

In an originating summons which was brought pursuant to order 3 rules 5,6 &8 (1&2) of Zamfara State High Court Civil Procedure Rules 2014 a copy which was obtained by the Thunder Blowers Online News Medium prayed for the court to determine whether:
1. Whether in the light of Section 128(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999 as amended), the 3rd Defendant was not obligated under the law to follow due process in the removal of the fourteen (14) Local Government Councils on the 4th June, 2020.
2. Whether in the light of Section 128(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999 as amended), the 3rd Defendant was not duty bound, in the exercise of its right to investigate, to publish the resolution in its journal or in the official Gazette of the government of the state.
3. Whether having regards to Section 81(1) Zamfara State Local Government Law, 2012, the 1st Defendant was right to appoint eight (8) out of the fourteen (14) Local Government Council Chairmen as Sole Administrators even though they were not cleared from the wrongdoings.
4. Whether the action of the Defendants was not an affront to democracy as recognized under Section 7 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999 as amended).
5. Whether the appointment of the eight (8) out of the fourteen (14) Local Government Council Chairmen as Sole Administrators, a day after they have been indicted by the 3rd Defendant was not an attack to the sensibilities of voters and conscience of the common man.
6. Whether the 3rd Defendant was right to rely on the report of the Auditor-General to indict the fourteen (14) Local Government Councils for embezzlement without conducting an independent investigation on the matter.
7. Whether having regards to plethora of the Supreme Court authorities on the appointment of Sole Administrators by the State Governors, Section 81(1) and (b) and (ii) and (2) and (a) and (b) and (c) respectively of the Zamfara State Local Government Law, 2012 is not contrary to Section 7 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999 as amended) and therefore null and void to the extent of its inconsistency.
8. Whether having regards to Section 36(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999 as amended), the fourteen (14) Local Government Councils were entitled to fair hearing and sufficient facilities to defend themselves of the allegations. 
WHEREOF THE PLAINTIFFS CLAIMS AGAINST THE DEFENDANTS, JOINTLY AND SEVERALLY AS FOLLOWS:

1- A DECLARATION that due process was not followed by the Defendants in removing the fourteen (14) Local Government Councils of Zamfara State;
2- A DECLARATION that the action of the Defendants is inconsistent and repugnant to democracy;
3- A DECLARATION that the removal of the fourteen Local Government Councils is illegal, null and void; 
4- A DECLARATION that the appointment of the eight  (8) Local Government Council Chairmen out of the fourteen removed is illegal, null and void; 
5- A DECLARATION that the actions of the Defendants is repugnant to democracy, natural justice, equity, good conscience, good governance, peace and order;  
6- A DECLARATION that the fourteen (14) Local Government Councils have not been given the opportunity and facility by the Defendants to defend themselves of the allegations. 
7- A DECLARATION that Section 81(1) and (b) and (ii) and (2)(a) and (b) and (c) respectively of the Zamfara State Local Government Law, 2012 is inconsistent with the provisions of Section 7 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999 as amended) and therefore null and void to the extent of its inconsistency.
8- AN ORDER of this Honourable Court setting aside the removal of the fourteen (14) Local Government Councils in Zamfara State made by the 1st Defendant on the 4th June, 2020;
9- AN ORDER of this Honourable Court setting aside the appointment of the eight (8) out of the fourteen (14) Local Government Council Chairmen made by the 1st Defendant on the 5th June, 2020.
10- AN ORDER of this Honourable Court directing the Defendants to hence forth consolidate and sustain democracy by ensuring periodic credible elections into the Local Government Councils in Zamfara State and uphold the rule of law;
11- AN ORDER of perpetual injunction restraining the Defendants, their agents, privies, assigns et al from committing further breach of the aforesaid constitutional/ statutory provisions;
12- The cost of this suit to be determined by this Honourable Court; and
13- AND for such further or other orders as the justice of this case 



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ZAMFARA CP ELKANA RETIRES FROM ACTIVE SERVICE

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Zamfara State Police Commissioner Ayuba Elkana has formally retired from active service of the Nigerian Police Force on Thursday.

He retired on age ground since he has thirty-three of active years in service.

He assumed office as police Commissioner in Zamfara in August 13th 2021 and formally retired after attaining 60 years of age.

During his twelve months of active service as the Police, Commissioner Elkana work harder

Addressing officers of the command, CP Elkana said he has never regretted serving the police force since he has done his best in serving his country.

He commended the IGP Baba Alkali, the state Governor Bello Matawalle, heads of security outfits and indeed all officers of the command for their support to him during his active days as police commissioner.

He also appealed to Nigerian youths to join the police force, stressing that it would help to enhance the depleting manpower, “in order to sustain the efforts to rid Zamfara State and Nigeria in general of security challenges.

He urged his predecessor and indeed all officers of the command to remain committed and be corrupt free in the discharge of their official duty.

Today in Gusau, I am leaving with so much legacy. We were able to stimulate our men and enhanced their operational capacity to combat crimes and criminality in the state.

“But all these achievements were made possible with the collective support and cooperation of the Inspector General of Police, Zamfara State Governor and officers and men of this command.” he explained.

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GAMJIN GUSAU GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATURE: SAMAHO HELD SENSITIZATION RALLY

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A woman leader in charge of the campaign of Dr. Dauda Lawal the Zamfara PDP gubernatorial candidate has conducted a sensitization meeting with hundreds of women as part of her strategies of securing support for the PDP gubernatorial candidate.

Mrs Lami Samaho who conducted the sensitization rally in Gusau on Wednesday with the support of some prominent women including Hajiya Lubabatu Ammani and rest the meeting was scheduled to create awareness on the need for Zamfara women to support Dr. Dauda Lawal.

She emphasized on the need for women to rally round their support for Dr. Dauda Lawal considering the good plans he had for the development of womanhood.

She said, she was sent by Dauda Lawal Dare to continue to engage women and assured them of his resolved to continue to safeguard their value and integrity.

Samaho also emphasized that, the purpose of the sensitization was to enlighten women in Zamfara on the dos and don’t expect of them ahead of the 2023 general elections.

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ZAMFARA CP ELKANA DECORATES (19) NEWLY PROMOTED SUPERINTENDENTS OF POLICE

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Zamfara State Police Commissioner Ayuba Elkana has decorated (19) Deputy Superintendents of Police to their new ranks of Superintendents of Police on Wednesday.

The activity which took place at the state police headquarters was witnessed by DCP Operation Dauda Mamman and DCP Finance and Administration Mr. Olubenga Adepoju.

According to the police spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad, the CP warned the officers to put in their best and renew their commitment with utmost professionalism to justify the recent elevation to their new ranks.

He also thanked the IGP and indeed the Police Service Commission for the promotion and other gestures provided to the officers and men of the command, and called on all the officers within the command not to relent in doing the right thing.

Few among the officers elevated in the new promotion include, SP Sadiq Umar, O/C Highway Patrol, SP Sadiq Mohd, staff officer senior (SOS), SP Babangida Abubakar, P&G OPs, among others.

In a vote of thanks on behalf of other promo tees, SP Babangida Abubakar expressed appreciation to the IGP and Police service commission for the promotion, and promised to reciprocate the gesture through hard work, commitment in line with professional ethics and international best practices.

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