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INSECURITY IN THE NORTH: BAFARAWA MEETS SPEAKER GBAJABIAMILA

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 Former Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa (Garkuwan Sokoto) has held a special meeting with the Speaker of the National Assembly, Femi Gbajabiamila, at his office in Abuja to discuss security issues and demand compensation for the victims of genocide and kidnappings.  affected in Northern Nigeria.


He also seek urgent solutions to the security challenges facing the North with participation for all the stakeholders in the country.


 Bafarawa told the Speaker of the House of Representatives that it was time to take action to provide relief to the affected communities and to bring about a speedy recovery.


 Bafarawa handed over to the Speaker of the House a number of documents containing the names and assets of others who have lost their lives as a result of various attacks and massacres in Northern Nigeria.


 In his remarks, the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, lauded the former governor, Bafarawa, for his hard work and dedication in compiling hard-line information on those who have faced hardships or lost loved ones.


“I salute you, believe on your vision of achieving positive things on our people. Bafarawa you are a pride of the modern new Nigeria, and a good politician of high repute who practices his teaching to followers” said, Hon. Gbajabiamila


 He said he would look into the needs of the Bafarawa Foundation and those involved in advocacy to take appropriate action.


 He also thanked for the visit and assured the former governor and his team of continued cooperation to move the country forward.

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AHEAD OF THE APC PRIMARIES, ZAMFARA FMR. FED. LAWMAKER MEETS PARTY DELEGATES.

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The former lawmaker who represented Maru and Bungudu Federal constituency Abdulmalik Zubairu Zannan Bungudu has met with party stakeholders from his constituency in his bid to woe their support ahead of the forthcoming APC primaries.

Zannan Bungudu is re-contesting for the same post of member representing Maru/Bungudu at the federal house of reps under the umbrella of All Progressive Congress.

His bid to contest the post followed the recent reconciliation effort between the serving Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle and the former Governor Abdulazeez Yari Abubakar.

The meeting which took place at the conference hall of City King Hotel Gusau on Wednesday was attended by the APC Chairmen for Maru and Bungud and all the delegates from the two local government areas.

During the interface, vital issues regarding the progress of the APC, Bello Matawalle and all the party aspirants were discussed.

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APC COMMITTEE SCREENS (28) LAWMAKERS IN ZAMFARA

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The APC screening committee sent to Zamfara State has screened (28) aspirants who are going to contest for the posts of members of Zamfara State House of Assembly.

The seven-man committee led by Hon. Babangida Tijjani Banki from Borno State assured that justice would be done to all the aspirants screened.

With the screening of the 28 aspirants, four constituencies may likely go into the primary election if consensus has not been reached between the candidates.

The state House of Assembly has the vacancy of only (24) members representing the (14) local government councils.

The remaining members of the committee include Hon Wakili Aliyu, Hon Abubakar Yarima, Faruk Ibrahim Tsiga, Hon Abdullahi Musa, Hon Adamu Ibrahim and Hajiya Fadima Ibrahim who is to serve as committee Secretary.

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GOV. BELLO MATAWALLE NAMES NEW EMIRS

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Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle has approved the appointment of Alh Muh’d Bello Suleiman as the new Sarkin Zamfaran Zurmi (Emir of Zurmi).

He has also appointed Alh Aliyu Garba Marafa as the new Emir of Birnin Yan doto while Alh Muhd Aliyu was appointed as the new Sarkin Bazai.

The two emirs of Bazai and Birnin Yandoto were appointed following the signing into law the amended Zamfara Emirate Council Act 2022 which led to the creation of the two additional emirate councils of Yandoto and Bazai.

As for the new Emir of Zurmi he was appointed following the dethronement of the former Emir Atiku Abubakar by the current administration of Bello Matawalle

According to the statement signed by the Secretary to the state government Kabiru Balarabe, the Governor also approved the appointment of Alh Habib Lawal Habib khalifa as the new Bunun Tsafe the Senior District Head of Tsafe.

Both appointments take immediate effect.

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