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ZAMFARA PENSIONERS LAMENT DELAY IN PAYMENT OF APRIL PENSION, PLANS PEACEFUL PROTEST MONDAY

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Pensioners in Zamfara State have continued to lament the delay in the payment of their April pension by the state government.

One of the pensioners who spoke to this medium on condition of anonymity said, it was unfortunate that eight days in to the new month of May, pensioners in Zamfara are yet to receive their April pension.

He said it has not been easy with some of the pensioners who are yet to receive their gratuity for close to five or six years, yet their small amount of money paid to them as pension is not forth coming.

Another source said, if by Monday they are not paid their pension they have no option than to embark on a peaceful protest to show the entire world what they are undergoing.

Chairman of Nigerian Union of Pensioners Alh Hassan Gusau who spoke to this medium on phone said, it was unfortunate that, the situation of pensioners is becoming alarming since before now, they used to get their payment before the conventional civil servants.

He attributed the crisis to change in the pattern of payment of pension from Ministry of Finance to the State Local Government Contributory Pension Commission as the basis for the sudden changes noting that when the State Ministry of Finance was in charge the story was not the same.

He appealed to the state Governor to temper justice with mercy by considering the plight of pensioners as people who have contributed to the development of the state.

When contacted, The Secretary of Zamfara State Contributory Pension Commission Mansur Mustapha Kaura said the Commission has already concluded all that are needed for the payment of April pension.

He explained that, as at yesterday, the Commission was still expecting money from the state Ministry of Finance as promised, but the alert is yet to be received for onward disbursement to pensioners.

He said up to today Saturday, staff of the state pension commission are still in the office anticipating the release of the fund by the state Ministry of Finance.

Zamfara State Commissioner of Finance Sufiyanu Bashir Yuguda appealed to the pensioners to drop their intended protest since government is working hard to get the situation resolved.

He assured that henceforth pensioners would be getting their pension as at when due.

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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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