Tag: Bello Matawalle

Defection: Yari, Marafa reject Matawalle as APC Leader in Zamfara

The governor of Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle, seems not to be well-welcomed in his new home, the All Progressive Congress (APC). Two chieftains in the state, Abdulaziz Yari and Kabiru Garba Marafa, have rejected his leadership. Recall NewsWireNGR had earlier reported that Matawalle like his counterpart in Cross River, Ben[Read More…]

Defection: PDP threatens Zamfara Governor, Bello Matawalle

Against the backdrop of the official defection of the Zamfara state governor, Bello Matawalle from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC; the PDP has warned the governor not to forget that there is no crisis in the party to warrant his defection. The Presidency had[Read More…]

Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle has reportedly dumped the PDP for APC

Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Sources in the All Progressive Congress confirm to NewsWireNGR that the Governor has moved like his counterpart in Cross River State Ben Ayade did only last month. Although, the defection is yet to be announced officially by[Read More…]

Governor Matawalle dissolves Executive Council, suspends Dansadau Emir

Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has approved the suspension of His Royal Highness, the Emir of Dansadau, Alhaji Hussaini Umar, with immediate effect. Governor Matawalle further approved that the District Head of Dansadau, Alhaji Nasiru Muhammad S/Kudu, would oversee the affairs of the Emirate. In a statement by his Special[Read More…]

Zamfara Governor revokes all land titles

Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has directed property owners to go to the state’s Geographic Information System (ZAGIS) for recertification of their respective titles, with the new policy of granting electronic certificates. The governor made the announcement at the flag-off of the issuance of the Electronic Certificates of Occupancy (e-C[Read More…]

Zamfara Governor Matawalle begs armed bandits in the state to repent or change base

Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle on Saturday said his administration is seeking a new approach to handle insecurity issues in the state. Matawalle made the comment while receiving Chairman of the APC Governors’ Forum and Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu in Gusau, the state capital. Bagudu and Jigawa[Read More…]

Yari warns Zamfara Governor, Matawalle against politicising security

Abdulaziz Yari, former Governor of Zamfara has warned his successor, Bello Matawalle against politicising security challenges in the state. He spoke while speaking with newsmen on Monday in Talata Mafara, headquarters of Talata Mafara Local Government Area of the state. Yari told Matawalle to be careful with the security advice[Read More…]

Governor Matawalle did not mean to say not all bandits are criminals – Media aide

The media aide to Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara state, says thd Governor did not intend to say that all bandits are not criminals. NewsWireNGR recalls that speaking with reporters after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock villa on Thursday, Matawalle had said not all bandits are[Read More…]

‘Zamfara is the epicentre of banditry in the North’ State Governor says

Zamfara State Governor, Bello Muhammed Matawalle, says until the bandit camps in Zamfara are destroyed, banditry will not end in the North. The Governor spoke on Tuesday night in Abuja when the members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by its Chairman, Prince[Read More…]

Zamfara Governor says Miyetti Allah was the group that negotiated release of abducted school boys

Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara, says the 344 schoolboys who were abducted from Katsina and taken to a forest in the state were released with no ransom paid to their kidnappers. The governor told Daily Nigerian that the state was able to secure their release through the help of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders[Read More…]