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HOW ZAMFARA RTD. ARMY COLONEL RABIU GARBA YANDOTO WAS ABDUCTED

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A retired Colonel of the Nigerian Army Rabiu Garba Yandoto has been abducted on Monday by some suspected armed bandits while on his way to his country home in Yandoton Daji.

The attack according to one of the survivors came when the bandits armed with guns pulled out of the bush where they were hiding and attacked vehicles on the road, part of which that of Col. Rabiu Yandoto was included.

The incident took place in between Tazame and Yandoton Daji Junction few meters to a police checkpoint.

The survivor said, the bandits asked them to pull out of the car and move to the bush, and he was lucky to escape because of his ill-condition, and they decided to abandoned him on the road and move to the forest together with the colonel Yandoto and other abductees.

He informed the media that, the retired Col. was abducted alongside his two biological children and his friend.

He further explained that, Col. Yandoto was kidnapped less than an hour after he finished a meeting with some of his political associates.

According to the survivor, the meeting centered around his ongoing consultations with some political associates on how to get reconciled with Sen. Kabiru Garba Marafa.

Zamfara police command has confirmed the incident and assured that investigation has commences.

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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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