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GUNMEN SHOT ZAMFARA LAWMAKER TO DEATH

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Member representing Shinkafi at the State House of Assembly, Hon. Muhammad G. Ahmad was shot dead by some suspected armed bandits on Tuesday.

He was killed along Zamfara border with Katsina State around 6:00pm on Tuesday after the armed bandits laid ambush against his vehicle on the busy Zamfara-Zaria highway and opened fire indiscriminately at his vehicle.

According to the Deputy House Leader Nasir Lawal Bungudu the late lawmaker was travelling to Kano to drop his child who was flying to Sudan on Wednesday through Aminu Kano International Airport by 10:00am when the incident occurred.

“The son of the lawmaker and one other person in the car survived the attack as none of them sustain any injury,” Nasir Lawal added.

According to another source, the lawmaker decided to embark in the evening hour trip intending to follow the convoy of the Kano State Governor who was in Zamfara for the defection of Governor Bello Matawalle but mistakenly drove ahead of them and only for him to get trapped in to the ambush attack that claimed his life.

Another unverified source also said, two of the officials vehicles of the Kano state Governor were also attacked by the suspected bandits.

His funeral prayer was conducted in Gusau on Wednesday by 11:00am amidst hundreds of relations and sympathizers.

Governor Bello Matawalle personally attended the funeral prayers alongside some powerful politicians in the state including former Governor of the state Mamuda Shinkafi and a former federal lawmaker Aminu Sani Jaji.

Until his death, Hon. G. Ahmad was the longest ranking member of the state House of Assembly and Chairman House Committee on Finance and Appropriation.

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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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