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ZAMFARA AG. GOV. RECEIVES RAMFAC DELEGATION, CALL FOR ALLOCATION OF MORE FUNDS TO DEAL WITH HUMANITARIAN CRISES.

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Zamfara state acting Governor Sen. Hassan Muhammad Nasiha has called on the Revenue Mobilization Allocations and Fiscal Commission (RAMFAC) to use the report submitted by the state government in providing more funds to support the humanitarian crises rocking the state.

Sen. Hassan Nasiha who made the call when he received a delagation from the RMAFAC who were in Zamfara state for on the spot assessment of the humanitarian crises caused by years of armed bandit activities said Zamfara needs more funds to support the victims of the social crisis.

He expressed optimism that the assessment visit by the committee will no doubt resulted in the allocation of more funds to support the effort of the state government in the security management of the state.

According to the statement by the spokesperson of the acting Governor Babangida Umar Zurmi said Sen. Nasiha took time to explain to the committee the origin of the social conflict in Zamfara and what has changed over the time.

Speaking on behalf of the delegation, Engr. Hussaini Usman Muhammad expressed appreciation to the state government for the warm reception accorded them and promised to take advantage of the visit to recommend the right thing to do for the state.

He said, the assessment visit was informed by their will to come down to Zamfara and see things for themselves instead of relying on the media reports across the divides.

He assured that based on their physical assessment, their recommendations would be in the best interest of the 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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