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CSOs DRAG ZMSG TO COURT OVER DISSOLUTION OF COUNCIL CHAIRMEN

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Civil Society Organizations led by Northern Youths Assembly (NYA) are to drag Zamfara State government to court over what they called “illegal dissolution” of local government council chairmen of the state.
Chairman of Zamfara State chapter of the NYA, Munnir Haidara Kaura gave the notice when he addressed the press in Gusau, the state capital.
He said the state governor has mischievously dragged the state government into acting illegally knowing fully well that this matter is before a competent court of law.
Haidara also posited that, Zamfara State Local Government law 2012 as cited by the legislatures in recommending for the removal of the council chairmen cannot be used, as the recent pronouncement  by the Supreme Court in respect of Ekiti State issued in December, 2019 has already rendered the applicability of the law invalid.
He pointed out that, all the 36 states and FCT are in receipt of the Supreme Court Order to that effect and that ordinarily, Zamfara State Government needs to respect that order in the interest of promoting the rule of law.
The chairman also condemned the manner in which political appointments are made without considering the economic realities of the state noting that, the appointment are costing the state more than it can handle taking into consideration the current economic realities caused most especially by the COVID – 19 pandemic
On the issue of insecurity, the Chairman noted that, the recent banditry attacks on some communities in Mafara and Maru have become a source of concern hence government needs to revisit its strategies on security in order to make the situation more comfortable for the people. 
He also called on the local and International communities to support the state in its bid to manage banditry out Zamfara State.
He used the opportunity to call on the Governor not to be deceived by the praise singing which is ongoing in the name of one year anniversary celebration because according to him the journey ahead is still far and tasking one.
He noted that, the government need to do more on education, health and public service reforms as a way of ensuring total transformation of the state. 

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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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