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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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MADAWAKI, BAKAUYE, ONE OTHER WITHDRAW FROM ZAMFARA PDP GUBERNATORIAL RACE

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An hour after the commencement of the PDP primaries in Zamfara three aspirants namely Mal. Wadatau Madawaki, Engr Ibrahim Shehu and Hafiz Nahuche have announced their withdrawal from the race.

They alleged that their withdrawal was as a result of irregularities observed shortly after the commencement of the voting.

One of the Aspirants Malam Wadatau Madawaki said, they are accusing the state party Chairman Col. Bala Mande Rtd of romancing with one of the aspirants alleging that, they have video evidence that, the party Chairman went around the hotels together with the aspirant canvassing for support from the delegates.

He also alleged that, the list brought from the National Headquarters of the party is adulterated with the names of APC members.

He also alleged that one of the members of the committee from the national was captured lobbying for votes from the delegates who cannot write their names on the ballot papers.

They announced that they have withdrawn from race and threaten to file an appeal to the national headquartered of the party for consideration.

They have also announced their readiness to proceed to court if their appeal is not considered.

 

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SERIAL ARMED BANDIT ATTACKS: ZAMFARA COMMUNITY CRIES OUT TO GOVT.

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Residents of Damaga village in Maru local government area of Zamfara state have cried out for help as bandits continue to launch serial attacks on their community, resulting in killing and abduction of many people.

A source who confided on this medium said for the past three weeks there was no day that will pass without the bandits launching attack either on the Damaga community as a whole or on individuals, especially local farmers.

He said, there are many people from Damaga and other neighboring villages who have been in captivity for sometimes and with the exception of those whose relations were able to raise money for ransom, the fate of those that have been in captivity is yet to be established.

He also said, many were killed especially when they went to their farms as the bandits insisted that, no farmer will be allowed to go to the farm for their agricultural activities.

Furthermore he added that, some residents who felt not secured, have already fled out of the Damaga community for safety.

Effort to speak to Zamfara police spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad on the issue has failed.

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AS ZAMFARA PDP MOVE TO CONDUCT GOVERNORSHIP PRIMARIES, TWO ASPIRANTS STEPS DOWN AMBITION TO SUPPORT EX-BANKER

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Two gubernatorial aspirants of the People’s Democratic Party had stepped down their ambition to support the candidature of Dr. Dauda Lawal Dare Gamjin Gusau.

The immediate past Deputy Governor of Zamfara State Barr. Mahadi Aliyu Gusau has announced his decision to step down for Dr. Dauda Lawal via a statement from his former Principal Private Secretary Aminu Umar Game-Game.

He called on all the delegates who are fully supporting him to direct their vote to Dr. Dauda Lawal in the overall interest of the state.

Two days back, another aspirant Abubakar Nakwada Gusau has also announced his formal step down for Dr. Dauda Lawal.

The party primaries which is scheduled for Wednesday is to be contested between Gamjin Gusau and three other aspirants including a retired Director of Education at the UBEC Malam Wadatau Madawaki and former Federal lawmaker Ibrahim Shehu Gusau.

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