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TWO EMIRATE COUNCILS EMERGED IN ZAMFARA

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Members of Zamfara State House of Assembly have approved the creation of two additional emirate councils in the state.

They are Emirates of Yandoton Daji in Tsafe and Jangeru in Shinkafi local government areas of the State and all of them in second class status.

Spokesperson of the house Nasiru Usman Biyabiki who stated this in a statement said, the development followed the amendments of Zamfara Emirate Council Establishment Law No (15) of the year 2000.

He said in the statement that the motion for amendment to the old law was presented by the Deputy House Leader Nasiru Lawal Bungudu who reminded his colleagues on the urgent need to consider the proposed amendment; hence the law has never been reviewed since the year 2000.

He reported that members who contributed to the debate unanimously agreed that the law need to be allowed for review considering the socio-economic contributions of traditional and religious leaders to the development of the state.

Furthermore, he further said after deliberation, the house retired into the committee of a whole where recommendations were raised for consideration on the floor of the house.

The two established emirate councils under the Law are ‘Yandoton Daji Emirate with second class status comprising ‘Yandoton Daji, Keta, Kizara, Bawa-Ganga, Kwaren-Ganuwa, Danjibga and Kunchin-Kalgo Districts with its headquarter at Birnin ‘Yandoto. While Bazai Emirate with second class Emir also is to have its headquarter at Jangeru with Bazai, Jangeru, Galadi, Katuru, Birnin Yaro Tungar Kaho and Tubali Districts.

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AHEAD OF THE APC PRIMARIES, ZAMFARA FMR. FED. LAWMAKER MEETS PARTY DELEGATES.

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The former lawmaker who represented Maru and Bungudu Federal constituency Abdulmalik Zubairu Zannan Bungudu has met with party stakeholders from his constituency in his bid to woe their support ahead of the forthcoming APC primaries.

Zannan Bungudu is re-contesting for the same post of member representing Maru/Bungudu at the federal house of reps under the umbrella of All Progressive Congress.

His bid to contest the post followed the recent reconciliation effort between the serving Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle and the former Governor Abdulazeez Yari Abubakar.

The meeting which took place at the conference hall of City King Hotel Gusau on Wednesday was attended by the APC Chairmen for Maru and Bungud and all the delegates from the two local government areas.

During the interface, vital issues regarding the progress of the APC, Bello Matawalle and all the party aspirants were discussed.

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APC COMMITTEE SCREENS (28) LAWMAKERS IN ZAMFARA

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The APC screening committee sent to Zamfara State has screened (28) aspirants who are going to contest for the posts of members of Zamfara State House of Assembly.

The seven-man committee led by Hon. Babangida Tijjani Banki from Borno State assured that justice would be done to all the aspirants screened.

With the screening of the 28 aspirants, four constituencies may likely go into the primary election if consensus has not been reached between the candidates.

The state House of Assembly has the vacancy of only (24) members representing the (14) local government councils.

The remaining members of the committee include Hon Wakili Aliyu, Hon Abubakar Yarima, Faruk Ibrahim Tsiga, Hon Abdullahi Musa, Hon Adamu Ibrahim and Hajiya Fadima Ibrahim who is to serve as committee Secretary.

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GOV. BELLO MATAWALLE NAMES NEW EMIRS

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Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle has approved the appointment of Alh Muh’d Bello Suleiman as the new Sarkin Zamfaran Zurmi (Emir of Zurmi).

He has also appointed Alh Aliyu Garba Marafa as the new Emir of Birnin Yan doto while Alh Muhd Aliyu was appointed as the new Sarkin Bazai.

The two emirs of Bazai and Birnin Yandoto were appointed following the signing into law the amended Zamfara Emirate Council Act 2022 which led to the creation of the two additional emirate councils of Yandoto and Bazai.

As for the new Emir of Zurmi he was appointed following the dethronement of the former Emir Atiku Abubakar by the current administration of Bello Matawalle

According to the statement signed by the Secretary to the state government Kabiru Balarabe, the Governor also approved the appointment of Alh Habib Lawal Habib khalifa as the new Bunun Tsafe the Senior District Head of Tsafe.

Both appointments take immediate effect.

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