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FEDERAL HIGH COURT GUSAU AFFIRMS APPOINTMENT OF ZAMFARA ATTORNEY GENERAL ZARUMI

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A federal high court sitting in Gusau has dismissed a suit filed by one Barr. Shafiu Shehu Esq against the appointment of Barr. Nura Ibrahim Zarumi on the ground of non-fullfilment of section 195 of the Nigerian constitution 1999 as amended.



In a suit with no FHC/GS/CS /1/2020; Between Barr. Shafiu Shehu Auta Esq v. Hon. Attorney-General, zamfara State & 2 Ors. the applicant challenged that the state Governor, Bello Muhammad Matawalle has not followed the extant provision of section 195 of the 1999 constitution as amended in the appointment of Nura Ibrahim Zarumi



Section 195 of the constitution of Nigeria 1999 as amended provides that, “Attorney General is appointed by the Governor of a state. An Appointed person is eligible to hold the office as Attorney General if he is qualified as a legal practitioner in Nigeria and has been so qualified for not less than ten years”.



When the matter came up, the State Governor wrote to the body of benchers to confirm the status of the Attorney General based on the petition written and the learned members of the body of benchers confirmed to the Governor that the Attorney General is eligible to be appointed.



It was confirmed that, despite the confirmation, the petitioner went ahead to file a legal suit against the State Attorney General at the Federal High Court, Gusau.



In a ruling delivered by the presiding judge F. M. Aminu the judge dismissed the suit and affirmed the appointment of the Attorney General.



Reacting to the judgement, the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr. Nura Ibrahim Zarumi commended the judge for upholding the rule of law.



He thanked Governor Matawalle for his doggedness and commitment in doing the right thing and called on the aggrieved parties to join hands with all stakeholders in order to strengthen the administration of criminal justice.

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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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