The many battles of Yari

Abdulaziz Yari, the immediate past governor of Zamfara State has continued to occupy the media space since he left office on May 29, unfortunately, not for good. ONYEKACHI EZE examines the genesis of the ex-governor’s problem   Former Zamfara State governor, Abdulaziz Yari, is fighting the political battle of his life. Unlike some of his former colleagues like Umaru Al-makura (Nasarawa) and Kashim Shettima (Imo), who have retired quietly to the National Assembly as senators, Yari has hordes of officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) trailing his…

Read More

I did my best to address security challenges in Zamfara, says Yari

Former Zamfara Governor, Abdul’aziz Yari, on Monday defended his handling of the security situation in the state, saying he did his best to tackle the problem. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Yari made the remarks in Talata-Mafara at a meeting of All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders from Gusau, Maradun and Tsafe local government areas. “I am using this opportunity on behalf of the entire APC members in Zamfara state to condole people of Maradun and Tsafe local government areas over recent bandits’ attacks in their communities. “We…

Read More

I left no debt in Zamfara, says ex-Governor Yari

Abdulaziz Yari

Immediate past governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, has said that he left no debt or liability to the new administration of Alhaji Bello Matawalle. Yari made this known at a news conference organised at the All Progressives Congress (APC) state secretariat in Gusau yesterday. He spoke through his media aide, Alhaji Ibrahim Dosara. “I want to make it categorically clear that the immediate past governor, Abdulaziz Yari, left no debt on the state when he handed over the leadership of the state to the government of Bello Matawalle.…

Read More

APC Disciplinary Committee receives report on Shuaibu, Yari’s alleged anti-party activities

Abdulaziz Yari

The five-man Disciplinary Committee set up by the All Progressives Congress (APC) has received a report and evidence of alleged anti-party activities against its Deputy National Chairman (North) Lawal Shuaibu. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Zamfara State Executive Committee of the APC submitted the report to the committee on Tuesday in Abuja. The committee also received report against Abdul-Azeez Yari, the former Governor of Zamfara, on his alleged role in the 2019 electoral misfortune of the APC in the state. The Zamfara APC Publicity Secretary, Mohammed…

Read More

Yari hails Zamfara APC court judgement

Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State has expressed satisfaction with victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in a Court ruling. The Zamfara State High Court yesterday validated the congress conducted by the Yari-led faction of the APC. It is one of the rulings in the case instituted over the conduct of primaries by the state branch of the APC. In the separate ruling, the Federal High Court in Abuja affirmed the powers of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to refuse the party’s candidates in the election following the…

Read More

Killings: I’m no longer the CSO of Zamfara – Yari

…urges indigenes to seek God’s help   Zamfara State Governor Abdul’aziz Yari, yesterday said he had dropped his responsibility as Chief Security Officer (CSO) of the state as he had no control over security machinery in the state. Speaking to journalists in Talata-Mafara, Yari said his decision stemmed from the seeming helplessness of the state government and the people over recurring killings in the state. He deplored the prevailing situation where as the Chief Security Officer of the state, he could not take decisions on strategies for protecting the state…

Read More

Wet farming: Yari subsidises fertiliser

Abdulaziz Yari

Governor Abdul’azeez Yari of Zamfara State has launched 25,000 metric tonnes of fertiliser procured for distribution at subsidised rates of N5,000 per bag to farmers in the state. Yari, who flagged off the 2018 fertiliser sales at an occasion held at Nasarawa Burkullu town of Bukkuyum Local Government Area, said this year’s wet season farming would provide farmers with enough fertiliser and new improved seeds across the state. According to him, each of the 14 local government areas in the state will receive 60 trucks of fertilisers in this year’s…

Read More

Zamfara killings and Yari’s peace initiative

  On Thursday, February 22, the Fact Finding Committee led by Governor of Ebonyi State, Chief Dave Umahi, was in Zamfara State in continuation of its visit to some of the states affected by security challenges. The essence of the visit to Zamfara along with members of his team was to assess the security situation in the state, and also proffer solutions along with stakeholders on the way forward at the instance of the National Economic Council (NEC) headed by Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo.   Zamfara State has suffered…

Read More

Buhari: Bring perpetrators of Zamfara killings to book

Bring perpetrators to book, President tells security operatives   …we alerted them 24 hrs before gunmen struck President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned in strong terms Thursday’s massacre of innocent persons in Birane village, Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State. Similarly, former Vice- President Atiku Abubakar has called on Nigerians to be vigilant in the wake of spate of killings by gunmen in many parts of the country. President Buhari in a message of commiseration with families of victims of the attacks on defenceless citizens, described the killings as heinous…

Read More

Governors’ Forum backs state police

Senators urge FG to address causes of insecurity The Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) yesterday threw its weight behind the current call agitation for establishment of state police in the country. The Chairman, Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) and Governor of Zamfara State, Abdul’aziz Abubakar Yari, expressed the support of the Forum while speaking to journalists at the closing session of the two-day National Security Summit, organised by the Senate . He stated that the Forum had earlier agreed on the issue of state police during the constitutional amendment in the past,…

Read More