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PAYMENT OF N60M TUITION FEES, STUDENTS OF SOKOTO STATE UNIVERSITY ACCUSES LAWMAKER KABIRU AMADU OF BREAKING PLEDGE

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Indigents of Zamfara State studying at Sokoto State University especially those from Gusau and Tsafe Federal Constituency have raised an alarm that they may likely be aged out of the University by end of next week if they are unable to pay their tuition fees.


They alleged that they were deceived by the member of the Federal House of Representatives for Gusau and Tsafe Kabiru Amadu Maipalace who promised the University authority of his commitment to settle the tuition fees on behalf of the students.


One of the students Jubril Garba Imam a 300 level student of Biological Sciences who spoke to Thunder Blowers Online News Medium on behalf of other members of their forum said, the Federal lawmaker demanded from the management for a comprehensive list of all students of the University from his constituency with a promise that, he will act accordingly.


He noted that, Mr Kabiru Amadu went further to set up a committee to verify the list of the students and finally raised the hope of every one that the money would be paid.


He lamented that for close to one and a half years this issue continue to linger since the Federal lawmaker became inaccessible.


He called on the Governor Matawalle and leaders of the PDP in Zamfara to come to their aid and talk to the federal lawmaker to settle the tuition fee as promised before they are disgraced by the University management.


Imam further reiterated that by the end of this week anything can happen since the University authority may ask them to leave the University campus unceremoniously.


He explained that, those offering science courses pays N104,000 while others pays N98,000 and that the majority of the students cannot afford to pay their tuition fees.

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MADAWAKI, BAKAUYE, ONE OTHER WITHDRAW FROM ZAMFARA PDP GUBERNATORIAL RACE

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An hour after the commencement of the PDP primaries in Zamfara three aspirants namely Mal. Wadatau Madawaki, Engr Ibrahim Shehu and Hafiz Nahuche have announced their withdrawal from the race.

They alleged that their withdrawal was as a result of irregularities observed shortly after the commencement of the voting.

One of the Aspirants Malam Wadatau Madawaki said, they are accusing the state party Chairman Col. Bala Mande Rtd of romancing with one of the aspirants alleging that, they have video evidence that, the party Chairman went around the hotels together with the aspirant canvassing for support from the delegates.

He also alleged that, the list brought from the National Headquarters of the party is adulterated with the names of APC members.

He also alleged that one of the members of the committee from the national was captured lobbying for votes from the delegates who cannot write their names on the ballot papers.

They announced that they have withdrawn from race and threaten to file an appeal to the national headquartered of the party for consideration.

They have also announced their readiness to proceed to court if their appeal is not considered.

 

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SERIAL ARMED BANDIT ATTACKS: ZAMFARA COMMUNITY CRIES OUT TO GOVT.

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Residents of Damaga village in Maru local government area of Zamfara state have cried out for help as bandits continue to launch serial attacks on their community, resulting in killing and abduction of many people.

A source who confided on this medium said for the past three weeks there was no day that will pass without the bandits launching attack either on the Damaga community as a whole or on individuals, especially local farmers.

He said, there are many people from Damaga and other neighboring villages who have been in captivity for sometimes and with the exception of those whose relations were able to raise money for ransom, the fate of those that have been in captivity is yet to be established.

He also said, many were killed especially when they went to their farms as the bandits insisted that, no farmer will be allowed to go to the farm for their agricultural activities.

Furthermore he added that, some residents who felt not secured, have already fled out of the Damaga community for safety.

Effort to speak to Zamfara police spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad on the issue has failed.

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AS ZAMFARA PDP MOVE TO CONDUCT GOVERNORSHIP PRIMARIES, TWO ASPIRANTS STEPS DOWN AMBITION TO SUPPORT EX-BANKER

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Two gubernatorial aspirants of the People’s Democratic Party had stepped down their ambition to support the candidature of Dr. Dauda Lawal Dare Gamjin Gusau.

The immediate past Deputy Governor of Zamfara State Barr. Mahadi Aliyu Gusau has announced his decision to step down for Dr. Dauda Lawal via a statement from his former Principal Private Secretary Aminu Umar Game-Game.

He called on all the delegates who are fully supporting him to direct their vote to Dr. Dauda Lawal in the overall interest of the state.

Two days back, another aspirant Abubakar Nakwada Gusau has also announced his formal step down for Dr. Dauda Lawal.

The party primaries which is scheduled for Wednesday is to be contested between Gamjin Gusau and three other aspirants including a retired Director of Education at the UBEC Malam Wadatau Madawaki and former Federal lawmaker Ibrahim Shehu Gusau.

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