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GOVERNOR MATAWALLE WINS ANOTHER BEST GOVERNOR AWARD

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Governor Bello Matawalle has been confered with “Best Governor  of the year 2020 on security and humanitarian services” by a Lagos based magazine owned by a veteran journalist, Me Sola Olugbemiro.


The Governor was represented at the event by his Special Adviser on Media, Public Enlightenment and Communications, Mallam Zailani Bappa at a ceremony which was conducted at the LCCI Conference and Gardens, Alausa  area of Ikeja, Lagos State. 

Governor Matawalle was honoured along with Lagos State Governor, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP  Mohammed Adamu and many Nigerians who distinguished themselves in different fields of their chosen career. 


In his acceptance speech, Governor Matawalle called for a collective approach in addressing security challenges facing the country, especially the Northern region and advised leaders at all levels to stop trading blame games and be decisive in addressing the issue.
He noted that security issue should always be seen and treated as everybody’s business and calls for a more coordinated approach that is holistic and genuine in order to take it to a logical end and make the country safe and more conducive for for progressive investment.


The governor added that governments at all levels should do more in terms of youth engagement to become self sufficient and reliant through various skills acquisition, trades and  employment. 

Matawalle further gave highlight of his administration’s success in the area of security to the social intervention programmes and other employment opportunities created by his government which have continued to yield positive results. 


Earlier while presenting the award to the Governor, Mr. Dada Dele said the Access Weekly Magazine decided to honour Governor Matawalle this year’s colloquium and award 2020 as a result of  improvement recorded particularly in the area of security which bedeviled Zamfara State and the nation at large. 

Mr Dada explained that since the coming of Governor Matawalle, the narration in Zamfara State changed significantly both in reality and in the news unlike the daily reports of killings and wanton destruction of life and property of innocent citizens that had become the identity of the state in the past.


He further said that the award given to the Governor was to encourage him to do more to his people and also make other Governors to follow his footsteps in  addressing security challenges facing their respective states. 

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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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