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COURTS SHUTDOWN IN ZAMFARA OVER INSECURITY

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The Chairman of the Nigerian Barr. Association Gusau branch Barr. Junaidu Abubakar Mafara said several shariah courts were shutdown in Zamfara state over insecurity.

Barr. Junaidu who stated this when he featured in a special interview with Thunder Blowers said, for some times now some shariah courts in Zamfara were closed while others were moved to safer places because of the lingering insecurity rocking the state.

“We have warned our members to desist from handling cases involving some areas considered to be danger zones because no one can guaranty their safety”.

“We have told our members if a client engage you to handle a hundred thousand naira brief at a Sharia court that is located within the danger zone they should not accept it because if a member is abducted, can a hundred thousand naira be enough to rescue an abducted member as ransom?”.

Concerning the killing of one of their member by some suspected killers Friday last week Barr Junaidu said, it was surprising that gunshots were fired severally during the attack on late Barr. Azza at an area where there is mobile base headquarters, military barrack FRSC state head office and DSS headquarters but none of the security personals within these outfits could offer help to rescue the decease.

He noted that the association was deeply shock with the loss of Barr. Azza whom he described as humble and promising member of the association who has done his best in serving the state.

He said they have written to the police and SSS asking for thorough investigation into the circumstance leading to the gruesome murder of the lawyer.

He also said the union commended the Benue state Governor for showing his concern and calling for thorough investigation into the tragedy, noting this was their position as Nigerian Barr. Association.

He lamented that since the occurrence of the incident, not even a press release was issued by Zamfara state government to show its concern over the tragedy that befalls the NBA as a body.

He also called on those in the position of authority to be apt to their responsibility and ensure that the peace has to return to the state.

 

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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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