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Allegation of assasinating former law maker, Zamfara Assembly Make “U” turn.



Sani Muhammad Sani

Zamfara State house of Assembly make “U” turn on allegation of connivance with bandits by it’s two recently suspended members to assassinate a former member of the Assembly Muhammad G. Ahmad.

The Director General Press Affairs and Public Relations of the State house of Assembly, Mustafa Jafaru Kaura had in the press released quoted to have stated that its member Yusuf Alhassan Kanoma during plenary sesssion alleged that the suspended members Yusuf Muhammad Anka and Ibrahim Tukur Bakura were the brain behind the assassination of a former law maker, Muhammad Ahmad.

Kaura, had on Tuesday 12/10/202, in a press released he personally signed disclosed that Kanoma after leveling various allegations against the two suspended members prior to their suspension further explained how the accused law makers were jubilation “during the kidnap saga of the father of speaker late Alhaji Mu’azu Abubakar Magarya.

In the earlier press released, Kaura revealed that Yusuf Kanoma alledged that “…these two unscrupulous elements in the House were brain behind the killing of late Hon Muhammad G. Ahmad (walin Jangeru) a former member representing Shinkafi constituency in the state House of Assembly through connivance with the bandits by telephone conversation that led to his killing.”

“While calling on the security agencies to fully track all their telephone lines and listened to all their conversations, Hon Kanoma also called on his colleagues to as a matter of urgency suspend them from all House activities for an initial period of three months pending the conclusion of investigations on the two erring House Members.”

Jafaru Kaura in a fresh press released made available to newsmen Thursday rescind on his statement, saying that “Members of the House only make reference with the gruesome murder of the late Hon. member by the armed bandits who mostly operate within and outside the state.”

The suspended members, Yusuf Muhammad Anka representing Anka constituency and Hon Ibrahim T.Tukur Bakura representing Bakura constituency were only penalised according to Kaura “for an alleged involvement in banditry activities in particular in the act of omission or commission of assassination of late Hon Muhammad G Ahamad (walin Jangeru) member that represented Shinkafi constituency in the state of Assembly during his life time.”

Kaura while accusing the press of peddling distorted reports even though they were facts contained in his earlier press released pointed out that, “The House wants to state categorically clear that his Assassination or involvement in the act of banditry as widely reported by some sections of the media in the country and even beyond is never an issue or fact in issue in the decision during the suspension of the two Hon members”

“The House at this material time is unequivocally clear and stands on its position that, the two embattled Hon members remain suspended pending the outcome, determination, and findings of the ethics and privileges Committee of the House as provided by law”


ACF hails Gov. Yusuf 50% slash down of school fees, says the move is exemplary



The Arewa Consultative Forum( ACF) has hail the 50% reduction of school fees for indigent students by the incumbent Governor, of Kano State, Abba Kabir Yusuf as exemplary and worthy to emulate by other governor’s.

Gov. Yusuf has recently cut down 50% reduction in the registration fee for the 2023/2024 academic session for all Kano State indigenes studying regular courses at the Aliko Dangote University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano, Sa’adatu Rimi University of Education, Kumbotso, Audu Bako College of Agriculture, Dambatta and other state owned tertiary institutions accross the state to cushion  the worsening economic situation people have been going through. 

While reacting to the governor’s initiative, the Chairman of the forum, Dr. Goni Farouk Umar  described the decision as both revolutionary and a hallmark of visionary leadership. 

He noted with delight the Kano State government’s resolve to restore its foreign scholarship programme designed to sponsor 1001 best graduates which demonstrates the government compassion that resulted in the payment of N700million registration fees for 700 Kano State students at the Bayero University Kano. 

The ACF leader noted that both the slashing of the fees in state owned institutions, and the off-setting of the BUK fees would go along way to ease the burden on parents and the students occasioned by the current economic hardship. 

Dr  Umar who describe education as power, and pivot in society’s advancement, prayed for the successful implementation of the government’s pro-poor education policies.

 He also appealed to all sections of the community to support educational development in all facets. 

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Nigeria’s President Tinubu say’s country’s pilgrim who return $80,000 to owner in Saudi is a pride of all.



President of Nigeria, Mr  Ahmed Bola Tinubu will honour Zamfara pilgrim Hajiya A’ishatu ‘Yan Guru Nahuce who found $80,000 in Saudi Arabia during the last Hajj exercise and return the money to it’s rightful owner. Chairman Zamfara State Hajj Commission, Alhaji Musa Mallaha has revealed.

Mallaha disclosed that the president is overwhelmed by the act of honesty exhibited by the female pilgrim hence he directed the National Hajj Commission to organize a national press conference to interview the woman for record keeping while in Saudi.

When the directives was given by the president according to Mallaha, the woman was already airlifted back to Nigeria adding that arrangements are in top gear to ensure the presidential directives is implemented as soon as possible.

Mr. Mallaha who revealed that president Tinubu expressed delight and pointed out that Hajiya Nahuce has brought respect and honour to her country Nigeria said the commission’s preparation towards the national press conference in Nigeria now will include the State governor, Dauda Lawan keying into the activities.

Mallaha further said that her honesty is a pride to all Muslims accross the globe.

The woman during the last excise stumbled into the money while performing Tawaff at the Ka’abah, she said that she kick the bag of the money to a distance for fear of been trample upon if she bow down to pick it up because of the large crowd. An Arab Pilgrim who saw her action pick the bag and gave it to her thinking that it was hers.

Mrs. Nahuce who was sponsored to Hajj by her son’s revealed that it was her first trip to the holy land.

She further revealed in an interview that, she took the money to the officials of her local government Hajj commission and handed it over. The officials met Saudi Authorities and within few days the owner was found and the money was returned to him.

She commented that she was not aware of the magnitude of her action until she was back home to Nigeria where she understands that the news went viral before her arrival

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Nigerian Army neutralize 7 bandits, comb bush for others in Zamfara



Nigerian Army neutralized seven Armed Bandits while several others flee with gunshots wounds in the late hours of Monday. 

The bandits in large number according to reliable source attempted to infiltrate and attack the troops at Kango Sabuwa. The gallant troops of Sector 1 Operation Hadarin Daji in conjunction with troops deployed at Forward Operating Base Wanke were steps ahead of them.

This was achieved by the troops in an ambush operation along the route suspected to be used by the Bandits.

The troops Shortly after the encounter proceeds in pursuit of other fleeing wounded bandits, recovered 1 Machine Gun, ammunition and 6 Motorcycles from the armed bandits.

The Commander Joint Task Force Northwest Operation Hadarin Daji, Major General Godwin Mutkut commends the troops for their bravery and resilience in dealing with the Armed Bandits.

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