Connect with us




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.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Daily News




Zamfara State Police Commissioner Ayuba Elkana has formally retired from active service of the Nigerian Police Force on Thursday.

He retired on age ground since he has thirty-three of active years in service.

He assumed office as police Commissioner in Zamfara in August 13th 2021 and formally retired after attaining 60 years of age.

During his twelve months of active service as the Police, Commissioner Elkana work harder

Addressing officers of the command, CP Elkana said he has never regretted serving the police force since he has done his best in serving his country.

He commended the IGP Baba Alkali, the state Governor Bello Matawalle, heads of security outfits and indeed all officers of the command for their support to him during his active days as police commissioner.

He also appealed to Nigerian youths to join the police force, stressing that it would help to enhance the depleting manpower, “in order to sustain the efforts to rid Zamfara State and Nigeria in general of security challenges.

He urged his predecessor and indeed all officers of the command to remain committed and be corrupt free in the discharge of their official duty.

Today in Gusau, I am leaving with so much legacy. We were able to stimulate our men and enhanced their operational capacity to combat crimes and criminality in the state.

“But all these achievements were made possible with the collective support and cooperation of the Inspector General of Police, Zamfara State Governor and officers and men of this command.” he explained.

Continue Reading

Daily News




A woman leader in charge of the campaign of Dr. Dauda Lawal the Zamfara PDP gubernatorial candidate has conducted a sensitization meeting with hundreds of women as part of her strategies of securing support for the PDP gubernatorial candidate.

Mrs Lami Samaho who conducted the sensitization rally in Gusau on Wednesday with the support of some prominent women including Hajiya Lubabatu Ammani and rest the meeting was scheduled to create awareness on the need for Zamfara women to support Dr. Dauda Lawal.

She emphasized on the need for women to rally round their support for Dr. Dauda Lawal considering the good plans he had for the development of womanhood.

She said, she was sent by Dauda Lawal Dare to continue to engage women and assured them of his resolved to continue to safeguard their value and integrity.

Samaho also emphasized that, the purpose of the sensitization was to enlighten women in Zamfara on the dos and don’t expect of them ahead of the 2023 general elections.

Continue Reading

Daily News




Zamfara State Police Commissioner Ayuba Elkana has decorated (19) Deputy Superintendents of Police to their new ranks of Superintendents of Police on Wednesday.

The activity which took place at the state police headquarters was witnessed by DCP Operation Dauda Mamman and DCP Finance and Administration Mr. Olubenga Adepoju.

According to the police spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad, the CP warned the officers to put in their best and renew their commitment with utmost professionalism to justify the recent elevation to their new ranks.

He also thanked the IGP and indeed the Police Service Commission for the promotion and other gestures provided to the officers and men of the command, and called on all the officers within the command not to relent in doing the right thing.

Few among the officers elevated in the new promotion include, SP Sadiq Umar, O/C Highway Patrol, SP Sadiq Mohd, staff officer senior (SOS), SP Babangida Abubakar, P&G OPs, among others.

In a vote of thanks on behalf of other promo tees, SP Babangida Abubakar expressed appreciation to the IGP and Police service commission for the promotion, and promised to reciprocate the gesture through hard work, commitment in line with professional ethics and international best practices.

Continue Reading