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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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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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