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ZAMFARA APC RAISES ALARM OVER ATTACK BY PDP THUGS

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Zamfara State All Progressive Congress (APC) has accused the opposition People’s Democratic Party of deploying armed political thugs to be attacking its gubernatorial campaign team.

Spokesperson of the party, Mal. Yusuf Idris Gusau said PDP has deliberately refused to call its political thugs to order, despite various scenarios that occurred previously as a result of similar attacks allegedly launched by political thugs.

Malam Yusuf Idris said, the thugs attacked the APC campaign entourage while driving from Birmin Magaji where the party held its gubernatorial campaign rally.

He alleged that, the State Radio OB Van, the official vehicle of the Chairman Zamfara Radio and Television Services, official vehicle for ZAROTA, as well as vehicles belonging to other travelers plying the road.

Idris argued further that, the suspected thugs were seen dropping on yellow painted vehicle, indicating that, the thugs were deployed from either the state capital or elsewhere.

“The PDP is certainty testing our earlier threat that we will be responding to their irresponsible acts in the same manner” Idris added.

“This is an unacceptable act capable of causing serious crisis in the state, should the APC respond in the same jungle way”.

Idris stated that APC is a law-abiding political party which always believed in the ability of the security agencies to doing justice to those cheated and assured that the party will not allow its members to take the law into their hands and instead will always seek redress from the appropriate law enforcement agencies.

While calling on the APC members to remain calm, Idris assured that those behind the attack must be arrested and prosecuted accordingly.

He advised the PDP supporters in the state to concentrate on campaign instead of embarking on attacks on innocent people.

Idris also on behalf of the APC commended the security agencies for their commitment to ensuring that security has been restored.

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BREAKING: CASH SWAP: SUPREME COURT AGREES WITH ZAMFARA, KOGI & KADUNA GOVERNORS OVER FEB 10TH DEADLINE

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The Supreme Court of Nigeria has restrained the Federal Government from continuing with the full implementation of the demonetization policy.

Three northern states, Kaduna, Kogi and Zamfara, had, in a motion ex-parte filed on February 3rd, prayed the apex court to halt the Central Bank of Nigeria’s naira redesign policy.

A 7-man panel of the Supreme Court led by Justice John Okoro, in a unanimous ruling, granted an interim injunction restraining the FG, CBN, commercial banks etc, from implementing the February 10 deadline for the old 200, 500 and 1000 Naira notes to stop being a legal tender.

The court further held that the FG, CBN, and commercial banks must not continue with the deadline pending the determination of a notice on notice in respect of the issue on February 15.

By the ruling, the old Naira notes continue to be legal tenders in Nigeria.

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ZAMFARA AG. GOV. NASIHA VISITS CBN GUSAU BRANCH, ASK COMMERCIAL BANKS TO IMPROVE ON SERVICE DELIVERY.

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Zamfara State Acting Governor Sen. Hassan Muhammad Nasiha has paid an unscheduled visit to the Gusau branch of Central Bank on Monday.

The visit was part of the commitment of the Matawalle administration to ensure that the suffering of the people of the state in trying to access cash from banks has been reduced to the barest minimum.

According to the Spokesperson of the Deputy Governor Babangida Umar Zurmi, the Senator expressed dismay with the manner at which people are spending multiple hours at the ATM points trying to access cash for their daily activities.

He therefore urged the CBN to develop ways of getting people out of the present predicament.

In a response, the branch controller of CBN Mal. Buhari Abbas thanked the Deputy Governor for the visit and assured that the needful would be done and cash would be made available in the shortest possible time.

In a related development, the Deputy Governor paid similar unscheduled visits to FCMB,ECO Bank, Zenith and Gt Bank in order to hear from the citizens directly.

He commended the arrangements made by FCMB and ECO banks in trying their best to make money available for customers to withdraw, especially at the ATM Points.

As for Zenith and Gt Bank, Sen. Nasiha expressed dismay over the poor arrangements made for the customers in the two banks and urged them to ensure that Improvement has been made

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ZMSG DIRECT WATER BOARD TO SUSTAIN WATER TRANSMISSION TWICE A DAY

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Zamfara state Acting Governor Sen. Hassan Muhammad Nasiha has paid unscheduled visit to the state Ministry of Water Resources as part of the commitment of the state government in ensuring potable water supply within Gusau the capital city and its environs.

According to the Spokesperson of the Deputy Governor Babangida Umar Zurmi, the visit of the Acting Governor was triggered by the constant public outcry over shortage of water supply in the capital city.

Sen. Nasiha who commended the effort of the staff of the Ministry for demonstrating serious commitment to duty explained that the high cost of diesel has been part of the reason that is causing inconsistencies in the frequent supply of water.

But he explained that the state government has taken the appropriate steps of increasing the funding of the Ministry because of the reality on the ground.

He urged the ministry to intensify public enlightenment so that people can be kept informed about the challenged faced by the ministry.
While urging the commissioner of Water Resources to forward situation report directly to his office for action, he directed the ministry to ensure transmission of water to Gusau town and environs twice a day.

The Commissioner for water resources in a response thanked the Deputy Governor for the visit and assured him of their readiness to comply with the government directive at all time.

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