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INSECURITY: PROTESTING WOMAN ASSAULTS ZAMFARA EMIR

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A protesting widow name withheld has allegedly assaulted a first class Emir from Maru an emirate council in Zamfara State.

According to an eyewitness, he stated that the emir Alh Gado Maigari came to plead with the protesting women and children who blocked the popular Sokoto-Gusau road as part of their concern to demonstrate their anger over the worsening security situation in the state but end up being assaulted by one of the angry woman.

Other protestors shouted at the emir and attempted to crash his vehicle before his drivers maneuvered their way out of the scene.

He told this medium that, the angry protestors numbering over two thousand stood their ground that they would not allow access to the highway until the government is able to provide adequate security for their safety.

The eyewitness explained further that, motorists and commuters have been stranded for hours even as motorcyclists took advantage of the situation to be transporting stranded passengers to the exit borders.

It could be recall that, residents of Bingi local government area of Zamfara State took to the street to protest to demonstrate their anger over series of attacks against their communities by the suspected bandits.

Few hours before the protest, the soldiers earlier deployed in Bingi community for several months have moved out of the village after people of the area were attacked by the bandits and scores killed.

As at 6:00 evening, security operative were making extensive pleading for the protestors to allow access to the Sokoto-Gusau highway for the stranded commuters to proceed with their trips, but the people sound not willing to accept the offer.

All call made to the Police Public relations Officer SP Shehu Muhammad as at the time of filing this report were neither answered nor reply

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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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