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ZMSG IGNORES COURT ORDER, DEMOLISH BUSINESS STRUCTURES BELONGING TO ASSOCIATE OF FMR. GOV YARI

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Zamfara State Urban and Regional Planning Board has demolished some business structures belonging to the younger brother of the immediate past Governor of Zamfara State Yahaya Abubakar Yari and that of the political ally of the former Governor Bello Mustapha Dogo. 


The demolition exercise which was carried out today on the alleged order of the Director General of the Board Alh Sanusi Ahmed Lilo took the staffers of the board over three hours amidts tight security to execute the order according to a source. 

The two structures according to the Lawyer representing the two clients have valid letters of grants, certificates of occupancy and building permits duly signed by the Governor and the ZUREPB it self. 
According to our sources, sometimes in March 2020 the State Urban and Regional Planning Board issued a two weeks demolition notice to the owners of the facilities to either remove the structures themselves or forced to be demolished by the agency. 
Dissatisfied by the steps taken by the Agency, the the duo approached the State High Court and secure a stay of execution order pending the hearing of the substantive motion on notice. 

The Order was later granted by the state High Court presided over by Justice Bello Tukur on the 10th of March 2020 and the order was dully served to the agency and State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice. 
Thunder Blowers Online News Medium learned that, while the matters was ongoing at the State High Court today with all the parties represented in court, the lawyer to the duo received a call from his clients that, the agency has brought in some bulldozers for the demolition exercise and despite resistance by friends and well wishers on the ground that, the matter is before the court, the staffers of the agency went ahead to demolished the two structures. 

It was learnt that, the Plaza of Bello Mustapha was demolished completely while that of Yahaya Abubakar Yari was demolished partially by the ZUREPB. 
When contacted the lawyer to the duo said he has no comment for now since the matter is before the court but insisted that, parties need to respect the court order since the substantive matter would be heard on its merit. 

When contacted on phone, the Director General of Zamfara Urban and Regional Planning Board Alh Sanusi Ahmad Lilo said he is going to address members of the press regarding the development when he heard from his team that went to carry out the exercise in Mafara.

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ZMHA AMEND LAW ON AREA DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL.

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Members of Zamfara state house of assembly has passed into law amended Bill for a Law to amend the Area Development Council Establishment Act Law No(7).

The development followed the delivery of
committee report by the house leader Faruk Musa Dosara who doubled as the Chairman of the house standing committee on local government.

With the new development, the qualifications for someone to be appointed as administrator of Area Development Council is senior living certificate .

The new law also stated that, the person to be appointed as Administrator for the Area Development Council must attain the age of (25) years.

The new amendment had also provided that, funds for the execution of development projects be credited to the account of the area development Council directly.

 

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ZMHA SCREEN FMR. BBC STAFF, TWO OTHERS AS SPECIAL ADVISERS.

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Three additional nominees for the post of Special Advisers have been screened by the members of the state house of assembly.

The nominees are Malam Sahabi Ahmad Mada, Dr. Nura Makwashe and Malan Shehu Garba.

Until his appointment, Dr. Makwashe is an academic staff working with the Bayero University Kano and also worked with BBC London during his study days in the United Kingdom.

According to the House Spokesperson Nasiru Usman Biyabiki the screening followed an executive communication received from the office of the Secretary to the State Government.

Presenting the nominees before the members, the house leader, Hon. Faruk Musa Dosara urged his colleagues to accept the nomination and confirm the appointment of the nominees.

Speaker Nasiru Magarya confirmed the nomination of the candidates as unanimous decision of the house.

Magarya urged the nominees to bring their experience to bear and justify the confidence reposed on them in ensuring the sustainable development of the state.

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BILL ON ZAMFARA ANTI-THURGGERY AGENCY SCALES THROUGH FIRST & SECOND READING

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A Bill for an act to establish Zamfara State Anti Thuggery Agency scales through first and second readings on the floor of the state house of assembly on Tuesday.

According to the House Spokesperson Nasiru Usman Biyabiki, the proposed executive Bill was presented on the floor of the house by the House Leader Faruk Musa Dosara.

After extensive deliberation, Biyabiki said, the Bill scales through first and second readings and later presented before the standing Committee on justice and security for further legislative consideration.

“Hon. Magarya said, if established vthe Agency will among other things complement the security agencies’ efforts in curtailing anti-thuggery activities and other social vices in the state” Biyabiki added.

Speaker Magarya called on the committee members to work hard and accomplish the assigned responsibilities within the stipulated period.

 

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