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  •  The ongoing Nigeria Army 84 Regular Intake plans to open screening of 1 560 indigenes of Zamfara The Zonal Recruitment Supervisor Brig Gen Mohammed Kanoma disclosed this while receiving Zamfara Deputy Governor Sen Hassan Nasiha who visited the training centre at the headquarters of 1 Base Brigade Garrison of the Nigerian Army along Kaura Namoda Road in hellip
    Army regular intake to screen 1,560 in Zamfara
     The ongoing Nigeria Army 84 Regular Intake plans to open screening of 1 560 indigenes of Zamfara The Zonal Recruitment Supervisor Brig Gen Mohammed Kanoma disclosed this while receiving Zamfara Deputy Governor Sen Hassan Nasiha who visited the training centre at the headquarters of 1 Base Brigade Garrison of the Nigerian Army along Kaura Namoda Road in hellip
    Army regular intake to screen 1,560 in Zamfara
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    Army regular intake to screen 1,560 in Zamfara

    The ongoing Nigeria Army 84 Regular Intake plans to  open screening of 1,560 indigenes of Zamfara.The Zonal Recruitment Supervisor, Brig.- Gen. Mohammed Kanoma, disclosed this while receiving Zamfara  Deputy Governor, Sen. Hassan Nasiha who visited the training centre at the headquarters of 1 Base Brigade Garrison of the Nigerian Army along Kaura-Namoda Road in Gusau. Kanoma  who took the deputy governor round the facilities, said necessary arrangements had been concluded for the success of the exercise.He said 1,560 indigenes of the state would undergo the  screening to enable the state to meet its quota in the exercise.Nasiha expressed appreciation over high level dedication demonstrated by the  applicants in joining the Nigerian Army.He commended them for sacrificing their lives to protect the nation’s territory against external invasion and other threats to national security.Nasiha said the administration of Gov. Bello Matawalle was committed to restoring peace and security in the state.He said Zamfara had faced  enormous security challenges that needed the attention of all security agencies, including the Nigerian Army.The deputy governor appealed to the Nigerian Army to accord the state proper consideration.He advised the applicants to adhere to rules of the  exercise and wished them luck even as he  warned the successful candidates to be good ambassadors of the state.Nasiha assured them of the government’s continuous support and cooperation throughout the exercise.The deputy governor commended the doggedness of the officials of the Directorate of Recruitment and Quota System in ensuring Zamfara was  represented at all levels.

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  •   gt Gov Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has begun training for a newly established security outfit Community Protection Guard CPG to tackle banditry and kidnaping in parts of the state The announcement was contained in a statement by Malam Jamilu Birnin Magaji Press Secretary to the Governor in Gusau The statement said the new outfit would give needed hellip
    Matawalle establishes community protection guards 
      gt Gov Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has begun training for a newly established security outfit Community Protection Guard CPG to tackle banditry and kidnaping in parts of the state The announcement was contained in a statement by Malam Jamilu Birnin Magaji Press Secretary to the Governor in Gusau The statement said the new outfit would give needed hellip
    Matawalle establishes community protection guards 
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    Matawalle establishes community protection guards 

    > Gov. Bello Matawalle  of Zamfara has begun training for a newly-established security outfit, Community Protection Guard (CPG) to tackle banditry and kidnaping in parts of the state.The announcement was contained in a statement by Malam Jamilu Birnin-Magaji, Press Secretary to the Governor in Gusau.The statement said the new outfit would give needed support to the conventional security agencies in their effort to end banditry and kidnapping that had ravaged the state.Matawalle said at the exercise, that his administration had resolved to tackle the state’s security challenges head-on by implementing new security measures.“The Governor said the government came up with additional measures for combating insurgency in the state.“Among the new measures is the recruitment of CPGs in each of the 19 Emirate Councils of the state.“He said the decision to establish the CPG was informed by his administration’s desire to use possible options to deal with the increasing act of banditry causing loss of lives, untold hardships and rupturing inter-communal peace in parts of the state,” the statement said.It said that the governor urged  the guards to concentrate fully on their training as the task ahead of them was enormous and daunting. “As Community Protection Guards, yours is a patriotic call, your names would stand out in history as people with remarkable patriotism, selflessness and love for peace.“Only people with courage and bravery will offer to serve as guards of their communities, bravely standing up to face the brutal infamy of the bandits,” Matawalle said.The governor also called on them to work within the parameters of the rules of engagement which would be clearly spelt out during the training.He counseled them as newly-recruited guards, to serve as agents for the restoration of normalcy and peace in their communities.Matawalle said at the end of the training, the CPG members would be deployed to their various communities in the 19 Emirate Councils of the state to complement the security forces in the fight against banditry and sundry crimes.He reminded them to remain disciplined throughout the exercise and to keep in mind that they were trained for a life saving mission that would spare their neighborhoods from terror and suffering.He said their efforts would restore the dignity of human life and peaceful co-existence in the state.The Commissioner of Police, Zamfara Command, CP Ayuba Elkana, said the training was part of series of measures being  taken to tackle  crimes. Elkana expressed the command’s support to Matawalle in the fight against banditry.He urged the recruits to be law abiding, God-fearing  in the discharge of their duties to achieve the desired goals.Earlier, the Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs, retired Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Alhaji  Mamman  Tsafe, said the guard was established to assist the security agencies in securing the state.The event was attended by the Speaker, Zamfara House of Assembly, Alhaji Nasiru Magarya, Secretary to the State Government Alhaji Kabiru Balarabe, and Chief of Staff, Government House, Malam Ibrahim Suleiman.Others included the State Head of Civil Service, Alhaji Kabiru Muhammad, members of the State Executive Council as well as Heads of security agencies in the state. (www.nan.ng) IEI

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  •  President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday evening returned to Abuja after a five day State Visit to Lisbon Portugal where Nigeria and the European nation signed Memorandum of Understanding in diverse sectors While in Lisbon the Nigerian leader held several bilateral engagements which culminated into the signing of Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding between Nigeria and Portugal hellip
    State Visit: Buhari returns to Abuja from Lisbon as Nigeria, Portugal sign MoUs
     President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday evening returned to Abuja after a five day State Visit to Lisbon Portugal where Nigeria and the European nation signed Memorandum of Understanding in diverse sectors While in Lisbon the Nigerian leader held several bilateral engagements which culminated into the signing of Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding between Nigeria and Portugal hellip
    State Visit: Buhari returns to Abuja from Lisbon as Nigeria, Portugal sign MoUs
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    State Visit: Buhari returns to Abuja from Lisbon as Nigeria, Portugal sign MoUs

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday evening returned to Abuja after a five-day State Visit to Lisbon, Portugal, where Nigeria and the European nation signed Memorandum of Understanding in diverse sectors.

    While in Lisbon, the Nigerian leader held several bilateral engagements which culminated into the signing of Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding between Nigeria and Portugal.

    The MoUs signed include Political Consultations; Diplomatic Training, Research and the Exchange of Information and Documentation.

    Cooperation in the field of Culture; and Cooperation in the Field of Women and Girls Development, Empowerment and Gender Affairs; Youths and Sports were also parts of the cooperation.

    President Buhari, had earlier met with representatives of Nigerians living in Portugal, on Wednesday night, where he again cautioned Nigerians abroad against the use of social media to insult and incite from a safe and anonymous distance.

    Buhari, rather urged them to always promote Nigeria’s unity.

    According to the president, the social media can be a force for good, as well as a force for evil, urging all Nigerian citizens to make use of the social media for the general good of the society.

    Also on Thursday in Lisbon, Buhari called for an increase in the volume of trade with Portugal as well as diversification to non-oil products.

    The president made the call at a Seminar between Nigeria and Portugal businesses during the State Visit to Portugal.

    According to the Nigerian leader, the two countries are in dire need of new investment opportunities following the devastation on global economies caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and, in recent times, the impact of Russia-Ukraine conflict.

    President Buhari also expressed the readiness of Nigeria  to fill the natural gas gaps in Europe predicated by the current Russian-Ukrainian war.

    Also on June 30, the president approved  renewal of the appointment of Patience Oniha as the Director-General of the Debt Management Office (DMO) for a second term of 5 years.

    The president on Friday met with Carlos Moedas, Mayor of Lisbon and City Council Members, where he expressed gratitude and appreciation to them for accommodating Nigerians and those fleeing the war in Ukraine.

    Buhari also used the occasion to congratulate him and his party on their electoral victory and his emergence as the Mayor of Lisbon.

    The President’s media aide, Malam Garba Shehu, in a statement, said the Nigerian leader thanked Carlis Moedas for graciously receiving the Nigerian delegation in the ‘beautiful and historic coastal city of Lisbon’.

    President Buhari also pledged Nigeria’s commitment to reducing marine plastic pollution from land-based sources and activities.

    The president gave the assurance in a speech delivered on his behalf by the Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, at the 2022 UN Ocean Conference, in Lisbon, Portugal, on Friday.

    While highlighting Nigeria’s effort at ensuring the health and sustainability of oceans, seas and marine resources, Buhari said that a national policy on plastic pollution and the road map on tackling solid and plastic waste management had been formulated and established.

    Buhari, who lauded the UN for leading the process of effective ocean governance, said that Nigeria had mainstreamed ocean management into the economy, constituting a Presidential Committee on Sustainable Blue Economy.

    He also announced that Nigeria had embarked on creation of two marine protected areas.

    Also, the Permanent Secretary, State House, Abuja, Tijjani Umar, on July 1 revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari would inaugurate new Presidential Wing of the State House Clinic in December.

    Umar, who made this known at the State House SERVICOM Unit Awards for the Year 2021 in Abuja, revealed that the construction work on the befitting health facility had already reached 75 per cent stage of completion.

    According to him, the multi-billion naira medical facility will be one of the legacies the Buhari administration will leave behind for incoming administrations in the country.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that before departing for Lisbon on Tuesday, the president had held official engagements  including the swearing in of Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) on June 27.

    The swearing of Ariwoola, the next most senior in the hierarchy of the Supreme Court, as the new CJN followed the resignation of Justice Tanko Muhammed on health ground.

    The president also on the same day met with Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo, who updated him on security and socio-economic developments in the state.

    Uzodinma, who later spoke to State House correspondents, said he used the opportunity of the meeting to thank the president for approving the hosting of this year’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration in Imo.

    The governor, who also reacted to recent call by Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara that his citizens should apply for guns for self-protection, said there was no need for such actions in Imo.

    The president also granted audience to some APC senators over the outcome of the party primaries and its implications for the party.

    Buhari reassured that the leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC) would sustain the post-primaries healing process to ensure fairness, justice and unity before the 2023 general elections.

    He said that complaints were received from some members and that machinery had been put in place by the National Working Committee to address their concerns.

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  •  Gov Bello Matawalle on Tuesday signed the anti banditry and other related offences bill into law The law which comes into force with immediate effect has death penalty for those found guilty of banditry and other related offences in Zamfara Speaking shortly after signing the bill Matawalle said the law formed part of measures to tackle hellip
    Bandits to face death penalty as Gov. Matawalle signs anti-banditry bill into law
     Gov Bello Matawalle on Tuesday signed the anti banditry and other related offences bill into law The law which comes into force with immediate effect has death penalty for those found guilty of banditry and other related offences in Zamfara Speaking shortly after signing the bill Matawalle said the law formed part of measures to tackle hellip
    Bandits to face death penalty as Gov. Matawalle signs anti-banditry bill into law
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    Bandits to face death penalty as Gov. Matawalle signs anti-banditry bill into law

    Gov. Bello Matawalle on Tuesday signed the anti-banditry and other related offences bill into law.The law which comes into force with immediate effect, has death penalty for those found guilty of banditry and other  related offences in Zamfara.Speaking shortly after signing the bill, Matawalle said the law formed  part of measures to tackle banditry, kidnapping and cattle rustling in Zamfara.The law: Prohibition and Punishment for Banditry, Cattle Rustling, Cultism, Kidnapping and Other Incidental Offences, 2022 was passed by the state legislature on Monday.

    He said the law was part of the government series of effort to address the nagging challenge of banditry and associated crimes in the state.

    “Today, we have signed the bill on Prohibition and Punishment for Banditry, Cattle Rustling, Cultism, Kidnapping and Other Incidental Offences, 2022.” You may recall that yesterday (Monday) I inaugurated four security-related committees, as part of our counter-banditry initiatives.“Formation of the committees is aimed at ensuring the effective implementation of the security measures being taken to end the over-decade-old banditry and other security-related challenges,” he said.The governor said he had earlier signed Executive Orders 7, 8,9, and 10, that provided the legal instruments and operational guidelines for the committees.According to him,  the most fundamental focus of governance anywhere in the world is security.Matawalle further said that his government would go to any length within the law, to secure the state and  restore peace in the communities.“Zamfara State, under my watch, will continue to explore all possible remedies to our plight.

    ” Those making insinuations about our decision to support the right of community members to self-defence against ruthless attacks by bandits ought to take into consideration the scale of the problem we are facing.“They should take into account the plight of the innocent people who are maimed, killed, and kidnapped every day in various parts of the state,” he added.

    The governor said the state Community Protection Guards were not different from the Civilian Joint Taskforce, JTF in Borno and Amotekun in the southwest sub-region.

    “Our move is particularly significant considering the fact that there is currently no part of the country that is not facing one form of insecurity or the other.“Our conventional security forces are operating in various theatres ranging from southeast to southwest, northeast to north central, heroically battling with varying degrees of security challenges.“They are not only overstretched but also lack enough modern equipment to prosecute counter-banditry and insurgency warfare effectively,” he said.

    He said that similar move by the Zamfara Government aimed to complement the efforts of the security forces, “with the ultimate goal of totally defeating the miscreants”. The new law, according to him, will serve as a legal instrument for prosecuting banditry-related offenders.

    The new law provides that any person found guilty of banditry, kidnapping, cattle rustling, cultism or being an informant to the bandits is liable to the death penalty.

    It also provides that anyone found guilty of aiding and abetting the crimes would be liable to life imprisonment, 20 years imprisonment, or 10 years imprisonment, without an option of  fine.Matawalle commended the legislature for keeping up with its constitutional responsibility of making laws to secure the state. “We equally thank the Federal Government under the able leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari for its consistent support and cooperation to Zamfara State to achieve the desired end,” he said.

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  •  The Zamfara Assembly on Monday passed a bill to provide a law for the prohibition and punishment for banditry cattle rustling cultism kidnapping terrorism and other incidental offences 2022 The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the executive bill sent to the house by Gov Bello Matawalle was passed during the assembly s plenary Presenting the hellip
    Zamfara assembly passes banditry, terrorism, other offences bill
     The Zamfara Assembly on Monday passed a bill to provide a law for the prohibition and punishment for banditry cattle rustling cultism kidnapping terrorism and other incidental offences 2022 The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the executive bill sent to the house by Gov Bello Matawalle was passed during the assembly s plenary Presenting the hellip
    Zamfara assembly passes banditry, terrorism, other offences bill
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    Zamfara assembly passes banditry, terrorism, other offences bill

    The Zamfara Assembly on Monday passed a bill to provide a law for the prohibition and punishment for banditry, cattle rustling, cultism, kidnapping, terrorism and other incidental offences. 2022.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the executive bill sent to the house by Gov Bello Matawalle was passed during the assembly’s plenary.Presenting the bill before the house, the Deputy House Leader and Chairman, House Committee on Justice and Judiciary, Nasiru Bello-Lawal (APC- Bungudu West) called on the lawmakers to deliberate and agree on the bill.Bello-Lawal called on members of the house to read the bill and allow it to be given it’s 3rd reading.The Speaker, Nasiru Magarya, said the bill had already gone through its first and second readings and other rigorous legislative processes, including a public hearing.“There is need for the passage of the bill  by the house, considering its position in contributing to peace and stability in the state,” Magarya said.After deliberations, the lawmakers unanimously agreed with the bill to be given its third reading.The Speaker directed the Clerk of the house, Alhaji Shehu Anka, to give the bill its third reading.Speaker commended Gov Bello Matawalle for introducing new policies and measures to curtail the menace of insecurity against the wellbeing of people of the state.“I commend the governor for taking these proactive measures, but they can only be successful when the prayers and support of all citizens are enjoyed by the government, Magarya added.Meanwhile, the house also gave a bill to provide a law for the establishment of Zamfara College of Nursing Science Gusau, its first reading.This followed a motion on the bill moved by the leader of the house, Alhaji Faruku  Dosara during the plenary.At the same sitting, the house screened and confirmed 5 government nominees presented to it by Gov Bello Matawalle as Commissioner and Special Advisers.The Speaker listed the names as Muhammad Abubakar-Gummi, the former Dep. Speaker of the house, who was screened and confirmed as Commissioner-nominee.Sambo Garba-Marafa, Abdulkadir Muhammad, Muhammad Kabiru and Bala Dakitakwas were screened and confirmed by the house to be appointed as Special Advisers.(

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