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KIDNAPPERS OF STUDENTS AND TEACHERS OF ZAMFARA COLLEGE DEMANDS FOR 350M RANSOM

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The kidnappers of the students and staff of college of Agriculture and Animal Science Bakura had called to demand for the release of 350 million naira ransom.

Provost of the college Malama Habibu Mainasara confirmed this to Channels TV reporter during an interview on Tuesday.

He further confirmed that a total of twenty persons were kidnapped in the Sunday incident, even as he said, one police officer and two local security operatives engaged by the college lost their lives during the encounter.

In a related development, an un verified video clip is currently circulating on the social media where a person spoke as one of those kidnapped at the College of Agriculture on Sunday appealing to the government to do something before the bandits killed them as threatened.

Governor Bello Matawalle in a press statement issued by his spokesperson Malama Yusuf Idris Gusau directed the security agencies to take every step possible to get the abductees of the college released.

The police Commissioner who spoke during an assessment visit to the college on Monday assured that his men have been deployed for rescue operation, noting that his men would get rid of the bandits within the shortest possible time.

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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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