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COURT RELEASES DETHRONE EMIRS OF ZURMI & DANSADAU ON BAIL

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Zamfara State Upper Shariah Court Samaru Gusau presided over by Justice Hadi has granted the two dethroned emirs of Zurmi Atiku Abubakar and that of Dansadau Hussaini Umar on bail.

They were arraigned before Justice Hadi led Upper Shariah Court Samaru for charges of criminal conspiracy, abuse of trust and land use act.

They both denied the charges instituted against them, and their respective counsels moved a motion for their bail application.

After intensive arguments by the prosecutor and defense counsels, the presiding judge allow the bail applications on condition that they have to produce either a prominent Islamic Scholar, businessman or senior government worker not below the rank of a Director as sureties respectively.

The judge further said, the accused must stay within their base in Gusau and shall not travel out of Gusau without express permission from the Court.

He also stated that, even for reasons of medical consideration abroad, the accused must notify the Court and seek for permission before moving out of the state adding that they have to depose their international passports with the court registry.

The court also ordered that no one shall pay visit to them unless family relations and a fine of (N100M) will be charged if any of the condition of the bail is jumped.

Counsel to the Emir of Dansadau Barr. Bello Kwatarkwashi said they are pleased with the position of the court, especially for granting the accused on bail, noting that the conditions for the bail would be met out rightly.

He said as for the next steps to take, the legal team would go back to the drawing board and restrategize hence detaining his client for ten months by the state government amounted to breach of his fundamental rights.

It could be recalled that, on Wednesday via an executive council resolution, the two embattled emirs were dethroned.

The Special Adviser to Governor Matawalle on Press Affairs Malama Zailani Bappa said the decision followed the acceptance of the recommendations of the white paper committee set up to review the findings and recommendations of the two separate committees of Malam Wakkala and that of DIG Mamman Tsafe.

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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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