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NINE INMATES SENTENCED TO DEATH, OTHERS PARDONS BY ZAMFARA GOV.

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Nine inmates with conviction of life sentences were among the (46) convicts pardoned by Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state.

All the (46) inmates were serving their respective sentences at the Gusau Medium Correctional Center.

Chairman of the Zamfara committee on Prerogative of Mercy who doubled as the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr. Junaidu Aminu Kaura said the Governor is empowered by section 212 of the Nigeria’s Constitution 1999 (as amended) to grant such pardon.

Juniadu further said, the (7) man committee of Prerogative of Mercy headed by him had commenced this exercise nine months back and also conducted a thorough behavioral analysis of the inmates while in Correctional custody before the decision to grant them the pardon was arrived at.

Barrister Junaidu, who further informed that, the Governor has a power to either pardon a convict or redress the punishment sentenced on him by the court disclosed that, the total of those awaiting death sentence were eleven out of whom nine were pardoned following recommendation passed by the committee.

He added that another five convicts out of the (46) pardoned were initially sentenced to death by hanging but the Governor redressed their punishment to life imprisonment.

He noted that two years after, the committee noticed that there is significant improvement in their attitudes which resulted in their inclusion for pardoned.

According to barrister Junaidu, another thirty inmates, who enjoyed the Governor’s prerogative of mercy, were those sentenced to twenty years down to six months jail term for committing lighter offenses.

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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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