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GOV BELLO MATAWALLE EXPEND N1.4 BILLION IN REMODELING STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY COMPLEX

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Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle has expended a total of 1.4 billion naira in reconstructing the state house of assembly complex as part of his effort to strengthen their legislative activities.

In a statement by the Governor’s Director General of Public Enlightenment, Media and Communication Malam Yusuf Idris Gusau said, said the Governor promised to sustain the mutual working relationship with the legislative arms of the government.

The Governor who spoke at the official inauguration of the new house of assembly edifice on Wednesday in Gusau said the project cost the state a total of N1,403,011,985.89.

Idris said the house edifice which was commissioned by Katsina State Governor Aminu Bello Masaru has among other things an administrative block, house chamber, committee rooms, restaurant, filling station, clinic, mosque, and wall fence.

“Matawalle, a one time federal legislator said the provision of the modern assembly complex in the state was necessitated in realization that the lawmakers were housed in dilapidated structure and the need to provide for them a serene environment that would give them the much-needed atmosphere and state of mind to provide laws most benefit to the teeming population of the state” Idris added.

“According to Idris, “for the House to effectively perform its legislative and oversight functions, it is vital that a conducive working environment is provided which commissioning is part of a series of events packaged to commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the Bello Matawalle led administration in the state”.

Governor Matawalle thanked Aminu Bello. Masari for accepting the state invitation and for inaugurating the new office edifice, noting that as former Speaker he knows the value of having a conducive working environment for the lawmakers.

The Governor charged the state legislators to redouble their efforts to come up with effective legislations that will further improve the wellbeing of Zamfara people.

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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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