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GOV. MATAWALLE DONATES FIVE BRAND NEW HILUX TO GOVT OF MARADI IN NIGER REPUBLIC

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Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle has fulfilled his promised of donating five units of brand new operational vehicles (HILUX VANS) to the Governor of Maradun as part of his contribution in strengthening patrol along the borders of Nigeria and Niger.

It could be recalled that, during Governor Bello Matawalle’s visit to the Republic of Niger, he promised to donate five units of Hilux Vans to the security operatives in Niger Republic.

The vehicles were presented to Governor of Maradun Region Alh. Abubakar Shuaibou on Friday by Governor Bello Matawalle at the state government house, Gusau.

Governor Bello Matawalle said his administration decided to donate the vehicles to the government of Niger Republic to provide special border patrol at Maradi and other parts of Niger Republic which share Borders with Zamfara, Katsina and Sokoto States.

Matawalle requested for a regular meeting with the Nigerien Minister of Defense, the Governor of Maradi Region, himself as the Governor of Zamfara State as well as those of Sokoto and Katsina States to bring an end to the lingering security challenges facing the two countries, especially around the borders of Maradi Region.

Responding, The Governor of Maradi Region, Alhaji Abubakar Shu’aibou thanked Governor Bello Matawalle for the gesture saying the vehicles will be utilized for the purpose they are meant for.

The Maradi Governor who was in company of his Commissioner of Police and other service chiefs from Maradi Region commended the efforts of Governor Bello Matawalle in the fight against banditry and in addressing the entire problem of insecurity affecting the two countries, especially along the borders of Maradi Region and North Western Nigeria.

He urged Governor Matawalle to continue with the good efforts of tackling insecurity by adopting new methods to achieve a sustainable peace.

 

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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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