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When I got admission into ABU Zaria in August 1986 for my A’levels and later a Degree in Geology, on my first Visit to ABU bookshop to buy some books, I came across a book Written by Franzt Fanon containing his famous quotations,
such as “Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize, ignore and even deny anything that doesn’t fit in with the core belief.”

“Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfil it or betray it.

My generation, as represented by the hard-working governor of Zamfara state, Hon. Bello Mohammed is working assiduously to prove that the leader expectation of this generation and that he is certainly not willing to betray it.

The unfolding security challenges and threats in Zamfara state no doubt calls for an urgent, unrestrained and collective support of every patriotic indigene of the state and even beyond. I noted this with a high degree of responsibility to call on any other factors or disposition that may undermine or want to undermine the ongoing peace efforts of the Executive governor of the state.

No doubt the insecurity in the state is taxing, it had taken a great toll on the resources of the state, and further limit the ability of the state government to maximally serve the people to the utmost of their ability in bringing the dividends of democracy to the people. This ought not to be so.
Much effort is being made to contain the ravaging security challenges and banditry in Zamfara state.

Every hand must thus be on deck to fully and truthfully support the aspiration of the state government to ensure a robust and unassailable security and safety of the state as well as those of life and property, so that the state can return to its glorious days.

This will also have a translative and positive effect on the economy of the state. One must thus give credit to His Excellency, The Executive governor of the state, Dr Mohammed Bello Matawalle for his untiring effort and determination to partner with the federal government so as to put an end to the ravaging banditry that has turned our dear state into a wanton killing field.

While we are comforted and encouraged by the efforts and goodwill of many who work to ensure peace in the state, we are much concerned and perturbed by the deliberate attempt to undermine all the gains made by this administration regarding the issue of armed banditry. Sadly, there are some elements that have refused to see the gains made in all the negotiations as well as the peace process.

They have decided to take the path of ignominy, spreading fake news and spewing hate responses, that continue to threaten the peaceful coexistence in the state.

They have decided to spread unverified, unsubstantiated fake news. For every patriotic element in the state, we urge you not to relent in your support for the peace effort of this administration.

For those who are bent on undermining the state, we call for restraint, or desist, as all our actions have reward here on earth and hereafter. The cost of such an adventure is telling on the state. Fake news or hate peddling, for what ever reason has a tendency to create fear, lawlessness and tension in the state. It undermines all efforts targeted at development thereby reducing the gains of good governance. It foists poverty on the people and breed intolerance.

Spreading fake news is against all ethics of all religions in the world as it is akin to murder.

Sadly, some unscrupulous elements in the state have continued to negativity unleash the social and uncommon media platform to spread fake news. Little incidents are enlarged and fabricated as conflicts. An ordinary rumour is mischievously amplified as a real incident. The report on Tunga Baushe village in Ruwan Tofa of Maru Local government area is one case of such and should be disregarded as the entire report was a fake news, orchestrated to create fear and tension in the state.

We call on the federal government to continue to support efforts to address banditry in Zamfara state and even beyond. We Call on the state government not to relent in its efforts to address the challenges of insecurity in the state. We strongly commend the cooperation and support given to all security agents as this will go a long way to boost their ability to be proactive the more in the campaign. We call on all good people of the state to remain law abiding and continue to support the vision and aspiration of the governor of the state. We call on all security agents to remain vigilant as they continue to work with the state government to address the challenges.

It is also pertinent to call for the deployment of technology to track and bring to justice all purveyors of fake news.

Dr Nurudeen Isah
Honourable Commissioner, Ministry of Environment and Solid Mineral

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A Zamfara federal house of representatives aspirant Abdulmalik Bungudu Zannan Bungudu has attended an interface with the Bungudu local government council chairman and other APC stakeholders aimed at strategizing ways to strengthen the ongoing reconciliation.

The meeting which was summoned by the Council Chairman Muhammad Maitutare emphasized on the need for the APC supporters from both side of the divide in Zamfara to accept the reconciliation in the spirit of unity and progress.

He said accepting the consensus candidate anointed by the Governor is the only answer to showing solidarity to the decision of the Governor.

The aspirant who was a former federal lawmaker Abdulmakik Zubairu thanked the council chairman and all the stakeholders for the support and assured them his commitment to ensuring that the party succeeded.

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It was a moment of jubilation for the supporters of Dr. Dauda Lawal Gamjin Gusau one of the aspirants eying for the seat of the Governor of Zamfara state under the umbrella of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

He has conducted one of the best state of the earth rally with thousands of supporters across the divides driving with happiness to welcome him at Yankara, Zamfara state border town with Katsina.

His arrival to Zamfara on Sunday marked the beginning of a new dawn for the opposition People’s Democratic Party in Zamfara state, as the journey of 45-50 minutes took him over eight hours to finish.

He was stopped by thousands of supporters at the entry of every village and town along Zaria-Gusau highway to wish him well and prayed for God almighty to bless his gubernatorial candidature.

Dr. Dauda Lawal Dare who was looking visibly emotional and delighted with the mammoth crowd that came on the streets to welcome him said he is optimistic and confident that his gubernatorial candidature will surely triumph in 2023.

He expressed hope that the journey from 2023 will raise the hope of Zamfara people since his inspiration is to transform Zamfara state in the area of infrastructures, education, quality health care system, job creation, widening opportunities in small and medium enterprises as well as sustainable reforms beyond his period as Governor.

A young, agile Ibrahim Garba who trekked from Yankara to Gusau said he has high hope for the gubernatorial candidature of Dauda Lawal considering his track record while in the banking sector and his admiration to transforming humanity.

He said whenever he listened to perspective from Dauda Lawal he renewed his hope for the new Zamfara state because of his careful understanding of the governance crises rocking the state and his vision of how he want to create new opportunities for Zamfara state.

Another young woman Fatima who stood for hours at Gusau Hotel round about to welcome Dr. Dauda said many people she interacted with have raised new hope in the aspiration of Dauda Lawal which is ringing bell. She said the quality in everything done by Dr, Dauda will surely manifest in his administration if elected.

Another Youth Corp member Chineze Thomas said, he has heard about the competency of Dr. Dauda Lawal from many people who worked with him in the banking sector and the conclusion about him was that “he is the best for the Zamfara gubernatorial projects and prayed for God almighty to see him through the routes of success in 2023.

As for his chances in the PDP, Alh Tanuimu Garba a secondary school teacher in Tsafe said, with people like Dr. Dauda Lawal in the party, PDP has become a new hope for Zamfara people.



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Twelve Zamfara aspirants contesting for the post of federal house of representative are gearing up for the APC primaries scheduled for Thursday the 26th of May 2021

Those who are likely to secure the ticket unopposed are Ahmad Usman Gummi for Gummi/Bukkuyum, Umar Sarkin Fada Zurmi/Shinkafi, Muhammad Ahmed Sani Bakura/Maradun and Isah Muhammad Anka for Anka and Bukkuyum Federal Constituency.

As for Maru/Bungudu, five aspirants are to contest the ticket on Thursday and they include Dr. Bashir Muhammad Maru, Abdulmalik Zubairu Zannan Bungudu, Sufiyanu Usman, Abdulrahaman Tumbido and Aliyu Sulaiman Dansadau.

As for Gusau and Tsafe federal constituency, Sanusi Garba Rikiji and Fatima Mu’azu are to contest the ticket at the level of party primaries.

All aspirants, especially those for Maru and Bungudu are gearing up and meeting with the delegates to canvass for votes ahead of the date scheduled for the party primaries.

None of the aspirants who contesting at the level of primaries from Gusau/Tsafe and Maru/Bungudu constituencies has so far step down from the race.

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