Zamfara Emerges Top-Performing Northern State in NECO Examination

Posted by - July 14, 2024

  By Kasim Isa Muhammad Zamfara State has made a remarkable achievement, emerging as the top-performing state in the northern region and second in Nigeria in the National Examination Council (NECO) entrance exams for gifted students. According to the 2024 results released by NECO, Zamfara State secured the highest number of slots among the 19

Zamfara State Government Receives 16 Rescued Kidnap Victims from NSA

Posted by - July 4, 2024

  By Kasim Isa Muhammad The National Security Adviser (NSA), Nuhu Ribadu, has handed over 16 rescued kidnapped victims to the Zamfara State Government. The victims, comprising eight males and eight females, were abducted from Zurmi, Duran, and Gusau Metropolis in Zamfara State on April 22, 2024. They were rescued in two batches on June

Zamfara Lawmaker, Ex-LG Chair Arrested for Alleged Banditry Involvement

Posted by - June 5, 2024

By Sabiu Abdullahi The Zamfara State Police Command has arrested a member of the State House of Assembly and a former local government chairman for their alleged involvement in banditry activities. The Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Dalijan, made this revelation on Wednesday during a meeting with Thomas Parker, head of the Counterterrorism Unit at the

Terrorists Did Not Abduct 500 People in Zamfara—DHQ

Posted by - May 17, 2024

BY HASSAN MAINA KAINA, DEFENCE EDITOR   Troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI which covers the North West of Nigeria are actively fighting and conducting ongoing operations in  and around Zurmi LGA of Zamfara State.   Speaking to press today in Abuja, the director Defence Media Operations Major General ES Buba said It must be noted

Zamfara: Dare Appoints New Commandant for Security Outfit

Posted by - April 19, 2024

By Isah Aliyu Chiroma Governor Dauda Lawal of Zamfara State has approved the appointment of Major Maikano Adamu (retd.) as the Acting commandant of the Zamfara State Community Protection Guards. In a statement on Thursday, the state Commissioner for Information, Munnir Haidara, said the appointment was with immediate effect. “The appointment of the acting CPG

Troops Dislog Terrorists Enclave in Zamfara

Posted by - April 18, 2024

By Hassan Maina Kaina, Defence Editor, Abuja Nigerian Army troops deployed for Counter-terrorism Counter-insurgency operations in the North West on Monday made a significant inroad into terrorists’ enclave in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State, destroying the camp and exterminated the terrorists. The Director Army Public Relations, Major General Onyeama NWACHUKWU said in a

Zamfara Suspends Community Protection Guards’ Commandant

Posted by - April 18, 2024

By Isah Aliyu Chiroma Zamfara State Government has suspended the Commandant of the state Community Protection Guards, Colonel Rabiu Garba (retd). This was contained in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Abubakar Nakwada, and made available to newsmen on Wednesday. The statement read, “This is to inform the general public

Zamfara Imposes Curfew along Katsina, Sokoto Borders

Posted by - April 3, 2024

By Isah Aliyu Chiroma The Zamfara State Government has ordered immediate restriction of movement along the state’s borders with Katsina and Sokoto from 7:00 pm to 6:00 am. The Commissioner for Information and Culture, Manir Haidara, disclosed this to journalists in Gusau on Tuesday. Haidara noted that the directive was part of the decision of

Zamfara: Lawal Begins Payment of N13.4bn Gratuities

Posted by - February 10, 2024

By Isah Aliyu Chiroma The Zamfara State Government has commenced the payment of a backlog of N13.4 billion in gratuities to retirees at the state and local government levels. The owed gratuities include death, retirement and contract gratuities. The state Governor, Dauda Lawal, had earlier set up a committee to authenticate the data of retired