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NIGERIAN CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF BAGS TITLE OF JARMAN MARADUN

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Emir of Maradun Alh Garba Muhammad Tambari has conferred the title of Jarman Maradun to the Nigerian Chief of Army Staff Lt. General Tukur Buratai in recognition of his effort toward restoring peace in the country. 


The Chief of Army Staff was in Maradun in company of the State Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle to inspect the ongoing RUGA project executed by the state government as part of the peace measures instituted by the state government to ending the lingering conflict in the state. 

The Emir who commended the effort of the the army chief and his personnel for the giant military operation in the North West geopolitical zone expressed the commitment of his Emirate Council in supporting measures by the army aimed at restoring peace in the state. 


Before the royal visit to the Emir’s Palace, the Chief of Army Staff Lt. General Yusuf Buratai was toured round the location of the ongoing RUGA project by the Governor where he expressed satisfaction with the level of the initiative by the state Governor. 
He said, the RUGA initiative is one of the best project designed by the state government aimed at addressing the root cause of Zamfara social conflict which is Heardsmen-Farmers clashes which resulted to death of multiple number of people with attendant loss of lives and properties in the state. 
The army Chief urged other State Governors to key in to the initiative by Zamfara State which in his own assessment has multiplier effects to both security and economy observing that, on completion, the RUGA  project would provide ample opportunities for youth employment, agricultural activities and industrialization. 
He noted further that, as part of their commitment to ending banditry and other forms of criminalities, Nigerian Army has set up Special Super Camps in Batsari and Faskari which he said, would assist greatly in curbing the menace of bandit activities along Sokoto, Katsina and Zamfara States. 


Earlier in his remarks, the State Governor called on the unrepentant bandits to surrender to the peace initiative of the State and handed down their weapons to avoid being crushed militarily adding that his government is willing and ready to provide logistic support to both the army and all the security agencies operating in the state. 

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ZAMFARA NUJ ELECT MAI ZARE, M.B UMAR AS NEW CHAIR & DEPUTY

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Members of Zamfara State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) have elected their new Chairman, who is to steer the activities of the union.

Ibrahim Musa Maizare who was the former Chairman of the Zamfara State based newspaper chapel “The Legacy” was elected alongside Haliru Muhammad Umar from the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) chapel as his Deputy.

The remaining seats of the state officers of the union were returned unopposed, except the office of the Treasurer.

The election of the new executives followed the expiration of the tenure of the current executives, led by the Publisher of the Analyzer Newspaper Mai Haraji Altine Salah.

Mai Zare who was immediately sworn into the office alongside other executives, thanked the members of the state council for having confidence in his leadership and assured that he is going to reposition things in the union for a sustainable change.

He promised to come up with innovation that will transform the union and reposition it to be more sound like before and called for continued cooperation from all the members of the union.

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I NEVER ASK GOV. BELLO MATAWALLE TO DASH ME A CAR.

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The Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Zamfara state Faruk Ahmad Shatiman Rijiya has challenged those in the APC to prove whether the embattled eighteen seater bus they were making noise over was personally donated to him by Governor Matawalle or for the office of the PDP Publicity of Secretary.

Shatima who declared this during a Press Conference in Gusau on Friday said, contrary to the noise making round the public, he has never, for once, begged Governor Matawalle to dash him a car instead, the Governor personally feels he wanted to donate the car to him because of the role he played during his electioneering campaigns in 2019.

“If they wanted the car to be returned as claimed, let them tell the world how the Governor donated out the car to me through late Ibrahim Mallaha of blessed memory. The Governor gave the car to late Mallaha for onward handing over to me as personal donation, and I am certain if they met the him, he will confirm this to them.

“I am not in politics for vehicle, asked those who were with us in 2019. I used my personal Peugeot (406) to move with the Governor throughout the campaign period. I was not paid even money for fuel and the Governor knew that, and may be in his wisdom that was why he decided to dash me a vehicle I did not beg for”.

On the new security measures taken by the Governor, Shatiman Rijiya said he is sure the measures are targeted at the supporters of the PDP and because election is approaching, noting that they have every reason to entertain fear.

If the measures are initiated to get the lives of the typical Zamfara citizen better and secured, PDP will welcome the idea but noted that, under the current situation, the party and its members are not confident enough with the Governor’s pronouncement.

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SHATIMAN RIJIYA TO GOV. BELLO MATAWALLE: STOP INSULTING PDP

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The Zamfara State Secretary of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Faruk Ahmad Shatiman Rijiya has called on Governor Bello Matawalle to desist from insulting PDP because it was the platform he used to become the Governor of Zamfara state in 2019.

Shatiman Rijiya who stated this during a Press Conference on Friday reminded Governor Bello Matawalle that, the certificate of return issued to him by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was bearing the name of the PDP not APC the political party he defected to.

He described as morally wrong for the Governor to be rendering insult on the party that produces him as a substantive Governor, noting that even the people who are very familiar with his political antecedent and how he emerged as the Governor of Zamfara would not be happy with him abusing his original political platform.

He added that, PDP will continue to watch things as they unfold in Zamfara and continue to raise alarm where right decisions are not taken in the overall interest of the people of the state

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