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ZMSG REVOKES OPERATIONAL LICENSES OF 500 PRIVATE SCHOOLS

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Zamfara State Government has announced the revoking of the operational license of over 500 private schools in the state.



This was announced by the State Commissioner for Education Ibrahim Abdullahi Spirow when he featured on Thunder Blowers TV programme in Gusau on Sunday.



The Commissioner who also declared that, the intent of the decision was to ensure that the operations of the private schools have been sanitized in Zamfara state said, soonest, comprehensive procedures would be set for any private school that needed to be re-issued with a new operational license to fulfil before it can be reconsidered.



He noted that, when the administration of Bello Matawalle came on board, it realized that the government has almost lost control of the supervision of the operation of these private schools hence there was no control mechanism set up by the state ministry of education which empowers the government to monitor their operations.



He explained as shocking that, he met a system whereby private school owner is only required to pay the sum of N30,000 for the issuance of operational license after that, government is not benefiting from a dime despite huge amount of money these private school operators extort from parents and guardians.



He also declared that, the ministry has already come up with a draft bill which will any moment be sent to the state Assembly for passage after which he said the law will empower the state ministry of education to have total control of what private schools are doing in the state.



He said all those private schools that wanted to re-apply for renewal of their license must meet up with at least 50% of the laid down requirements to be set up under the new law before they are to allow operating.



He further declared that, ministry of education has now been declared part of the revenue generating ministries hence they have to be active in enforcing the remittance of what is due for the state from what they charged as school fees.



He said effort has been made to upgrade the status of the unit in charge of private schools monitoring and control in the ministry in to a full department, so that efficiency can be added to ensure that the ministry has become active to its responsibilities.

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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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