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Zamfara Communication black out and the work of Saboteurs



His Excellency Dr Bello Mohammed invited the National Communications Commission to order the suspension of communications by providers in the state. This is a part of measures introduced to curb and nip in the bud, the growing bandits activities in the state.

Since the introduction of this latest measure, reports from the active field indicates a tremendous success being recorded against the bandits who are now agitated and in many instances, wallowing around in utter disarray. The pockets of their unholy strikes indicating a  sprouting anger and high state of frustration.

The spillage of many groups of bandits from the state to neighboring states also necessitated the introduction of similar measures in at least two of the neighboring states which are further  frustrating the determination of the fleeing bandits to regroup.

Ab initio, the residents of Zamfara state, indigenes and non indigenes, were united in their total support to the measure taken by the state Government. The lack of communication facilities to function has been accepted by majority of the Zamfara State residents as a necessary sacrifice they have to offer and bear with in order to find a lasting peace in the state.

However, in a very devilish and sadistic approach to appraising the situation in Zamfara state, some obviously contracted non governmental organizations, a manipulated section of the media and some known public commentators have been trying to vilify the measure taken, hammering on the economic hardship they believe the measure is promoting in the state. 

Surprisingly, these are the same groups and media who were happily narrating the extent of the bandits escapades in the pas,  sometimes with lots of hyperbole to smear the name of the state Government. Today, as the bandits are taking the toll of their misdeeds, the same groups are finding excuses to allow them have a breath if fresh air to recoup.

Who on earth is talking about economic hardship when droves are being raped, kidnapped and killed? Certainly not the residents of Zamfara state! The ongoing campaigns to discredit the measures taken by the state Government with bogus and obviously false statistics on the increasing economic hardship in the state is completely anti humanity and the work of the devil.

Yes, no doubt the lack of communication ability in today’s World would affect every person in terms of his business, work place and socialization. The ease of lives is a bit screwed up in such instance. But the State Government is not insensitive to these temporary hardships. Hence, the State Government constituted a palliative Committee under the abled leadership of Alhaji Aminu Sani Jaji to address these concerns.

Already, all Civil Servants are receiving palliative cash while other citizens will get appropriate support in terms of cash, food and products to support their businesses and personal lives. It is very unfortunate that at this hour of our journey some supposed civilized groups are hell bent on supporting criminals to have an upper hand on our innocent people. Such groups must be treated in the same coin as the bandits. 

Finally, it must be re-iterated here and always that the communications black out has come to stay until success is adequately achieved. No amount of blackmail  will deter the state government from doing what is right for the sake of its people. 

Zailani Writes from Gusau.


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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