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ZULUM PROMISE FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO IGBO TRADERS FOR DECIDING TO STAY IN MAIDUGURI AMIDST INSURGENCY

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Zulum extols Igbo spare-part traders, for not running away promises financial support

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum extolled automobile spare-parts’ traders, mostly Igbos, for their courage in not running away from Borno State and remaining in business despite the boko haram challenges since 2009.


The Governor gave the commendation on Tuesday, when he visited ‘Bola’, Maiduguri’s most popular market for automobile parts.
Zulum had recently constructed roads in the market to end difficulties faced by the traders and their customers.


The Governor, trekked for 30 minutes through the market, assured the Igbo traders that his administration would soon come up with a package to boost their business in the state.


“For the last one decade you have remained firm, and you have been with us all the time. Even, during the peak of the insurgency, even when our people are leaving the state. You people have been selling spare parts here.


The Igbo communities that are doing their businesses here are our brothers. Therefore, very soon Government of Borno State will provide financial assistance to you” Zulum said.


He charged the traders and others to maintain good hygiene of their environment.
The Governor continued his trek to the state pensions’ office where he inspected ongoing renovation work.


He directed the Permanent Secretary in charge of pensions to relocate after the work is completed to enable pensioners have easy access to the authorities.


Governor Zulum then moved to inspect progress of work at a 50-bed maternity hospital at Abbaganaram community, also in Maiduguri.


Zulum also traversed through the state capital interacting with residents with a view to finding solutions to their problems.
Responding to a community request, the Governor ordered the remodeling of a traditional Islamic School in Kofa Biyu.


Before ending his community interactions, Zulum attended to different groups of physically challenged persons at locations he visited within the capital

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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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