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ZMHA PASSES 21 BILLS IN 2020, RENEWS COMMITMENTS TO AMENDING OBSOLETE LAWS OF GOVT AGENCIES

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Zamfara State House of Assembly had since inception passed (21) a number of executive bills (18) which were assented by the Executive Governor of the State Bello Muhammad Matawalle in 2020.



Deputy House Leader Nasiru Lawal Bungudu declared this during a TV programme of Thunder Blowers Online news medium.



He noted that prominent amongst the bills passed are the Anti-Banditry, Kidnapping and other Crimes Law, Consolidated Revenue Law, pension law for the former Governors and Speakers of the State House of Assembly, law establishing Zakkat and Endowment Board amongst others.



On the laws establishing some ministries, agencies and parastatals of the state government, the state legislator noted that, the State House of Assembly is working harder to amend those laws that are considered obsolete or inconsistent with the reality of the state.



Mr Bungudu who doubled as the Chairman of the house committee on Justice and judiciary said in the 2021 approved budget sufficient allocation has been provided for those agencies responsible for the draft of the amendment of these laws to be able to do the needful within limited time.



He assured that, the house will do everything humanly possible in 2021 to make sure that majority of the obsolete laws have been reviewed so that government businesses can be done in line with the laid down rules and regulations.



It could be recalled that, government agencies like Zamfara Radio and Television Services, Zamfara Geographic Information System, Zamfara Directorate for Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management as well as Zamfara State Transport Company are amongst several other agencies of Zamfara State Government that either do not have laws establishing them or their existing laws are obsolete and needed to be amended.

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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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