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Speakers of the nineteen Northern States under the umbrella of Northern Speakers Forum converged in Kaduna on Saturday to discuss critical issues affectecting Northern Nigeria region.
Declaring the maiden conference opened, the interim Chairman of the Forum who doubled as Speaker of the Kebbi State House of Assembly Ismaila Abdulmumini  Kamba urged all the 19 states assembly to work in synergy with the executives in order to move the region forward. 

In a statement by the Public Relations Officer of Zamfara State House of Assembly Mustapha Jafaru Kaura said, issues of insecurity, rape and domestic violence against women, Corona Virus Pandemic, autonomy of the state legislatures and judiciary formed the dominant issues for the discussion at the conference
The Speakers commended the Federal and nineteen Northern State governments for their tireless effort in ending the insecurity affecting the Northern region especially Boko Haram in the North East and rising armed banditry in the North Western part of the country 
They commended President Muhammad Buhari for signing the Executive Order 10 to law which allow for the financial autonomy of state legislatures and judiciary hence it will help strengthen democracy and good governance

The conference also called on the 36 states Governors to as a matter of public interest allow for the financial independence of legislatures and judiciary to hold in their respective states for effective democratic governance. 
The conference also called on the Presidential task force on Covid-19 to intensify effort in creating awareness about the health hazard of the virus and also develop strategies aimed at providing Covid-19 testing centers across the 36 states of the federation and if possible be extended to all the 774 local government Council areas in the federation. 

The conference agreed that, all State Houses of Assembly should promulgate laws with punitive measures on rape and domestic violence against women with a view to ending the tragedy. 

The one day brainstorming session also saw the emergence of Nasiru Muazu  Magarya as the Vice -Chairman North West of the forum.

They thanked their colleague the Speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly for hosting the maiden conference. 

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Zamfara State Police Commissioner Ayuba Elkana has formally retired from active service of the Nigerian Police Force on Thursday.

He retired on age ground since he has thirty-three of active years in service.

He assumed office as police Commissioner in Zamfara in August 13th 2021 and formally retired after attaining 60 years of age.

During his twelve months of active service as the Police, Commissioner Elkana work harder

Addressing officers of the command, CP Elkana said he has never regretted serving the police force since he has done his best in serving his country.

He commended the IGP Baba Alkali, the state Governor Bello Matawalle, heads of security outfits and indeed all officers of the command for their support to him during his active days as police commissioner.

He also appealed to Nigerian youths to join the police force, stressing that it would help to enhance the depleting manpower, “in order to sustain the efforts to rid Zamfara State and Nigeria in general of security challenges.

He urged his predecessor and indeed all officers of the command to remain committed and be corrupt free in the discharge of their official duty.

Today in Gusau, I am leaving with so much legacy. We were able to stimulate our men and enhanced their operational capacity to combat crimes and criminality in the state.

“But all these achievements were made possible with the collective support and cooperation of the Inspector General of Police, Zamfara State Governor and officers and men of this command.” he explained.

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A woman leader in charge of the campaign of Dr. Dauda Lawal the Zamfara PDP gubernatorial candidate has conducted a sensitization meeting with hundreds of women as part of her strategies of securing support for the PDP gubernatorial candidate.

Mrs Lami Samaho who conducted the sensitization rally in Gusau on Wednesday with the support of some prominent women including Hajiya Lubabatu Ammani and rest the meeting was scheduled to create awareness on the need for Zamfara women to support Dr. Dauda Lawal.

She emphasized on the need for women to rally round their support for Dr. Dauda Lawal considering the good plans he had for the development of womanhood.

She said, she was sent by Dauda Lawal Dare to continue to engage women and assured them of his resolved to continue to safeguard their value and integrity.

Samaho also emphasized that, the purpose of the sensitization was to enlighten women in Zamfara on the dos and don’t expect of them ahead of the 2023 general elections.

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Zamfara State Police Commissioner Ayuba Elkana has decorated (19) Deputy Superintendents of Police to their new ranks of Superintendents of Police on Wednesday.

The activity which took place at the state police headquarters was witnessed by DCP Operation Dauda Mamman and DCP Finance and Administration Mr. Olubenga Adepoju.

According to the police spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad, the CP warned the officers to put in their best and renew their commitment with utmost professionalism to justify the recent elevation to their new ranks.

He also thanked the IGP and indeed the Police Service Commission for the promotion and other gestures provided to the officers and men of the command, and called on all the officers within the command not to relent in doing the right thing.

Few among the officers elevated in the new promotion include, SP Sadiq Umar, O/C Highway Patrol, SP Sadiq Mohd, staff officer senior (SOS), SP Babangida Abubakar, P&G OPs, among others.

In a vote of thanks on behalf of other promo tees, SP Babangida Abubakar expressed appreciation to the IGP and Police service commission for the promotion, and promised to reciprocate the gesture through hard work, commitment in line with professional ethics and international best practices.

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