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TWO-MONTH-OLD ZAMFARA COMMISSIONER FOR INFORMATION HANDS OVER AFTER HIS UN-CEREMONIOUS SACK BY MATAWALLE

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Former Commissioner for Information in Zamfara Ibrahim Magaji Dosara who was unceremoniously sacked on Monday by Governor Bello Matawalle has handed over the affairs of the ministry to the Permanent Secretary Barr. Sani Nasarawa on Wednesday.

Until his unceremonious sacking by the Governor he was rated by the practicing journalists in the state as the worst Commissioner for Information who tried to create a fence of enmity between some media houses and the government.

In less than one month in office he has planned to use security agencies to clamp down on some media houses whom he has personal grudge with their Chief Executives.

Less than a month to his sacking also he betrayed the former principal he served for eight years as Special Adviser Abdulazeez Yari Abubakar by accusing him before his new boss Matawalle of not given him the deserving opportunity to carry out his official duties, a comment condemned by all the journalists present during the Iftar with the Governor.

He was also alleged to have attempted to muscle down some media aids of the Governor and push them to destroy the long term working relationship they have build with the majority of the media houses before he was appointed as Commissioner.

According to the statement by the Director of information Services Usman Muhammad Maru said part of the achievements of the sacked Commissioner was securing the reopening of the state FM station which was shut down by the NBC, two weeks before his appointment.

He also said the sacked commissioner secured the approval of Governor Matawalle for the establishment of the state Media Corporation which was aimed at enhancing the capacity, efficiency and effectiveness of the state media industry to generate revenue and serve the people better, in terms of information, enlightenment, entertainment and awareness.

Other unfulfilled plans of the sacked commissioner according to the statement include mapping out plans to make all the state media outfits online for wider coverage.

He also said Dosara intended to deploy reporters to cover all the 19 northern states and FCT.

At the handing over ceremony the sacked commissioner urged the Permanent Secretary and the management of the ministry not to relent in their efforts to ensure the implementation of the new government policies for the realization of their set objectives.

Dosara also urged the staff of the ministry to continue to be law-abiding and loyal citizens to the government of Zamfara State.

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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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