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Zamfara: Gov. Matawalle blasts predecessor, Yari

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The Zamfara state Governor, Hon Bello Muhammed Matawalle on Monday vowed to give former governor, Abdulaziz Yari, a tough time, insisting that what was impossible for Yari would be very possible for him.

Speaking with DAILY POST on phone Monday, the governor noted that Abdulaziz Yari was only operating on jealousy because what he could not achieved security-wise, has been achieved by his administration.

“The attacks on this government by the former governor indicates that he was not happy seeing the state in a peaceful condition, but security should be the watchwords of every responsible government which Yari has failed totally,” he stressed.

According to Matawalle, his predecessor should watch his utterances or face the consequence of his words, stressing that he would no longer tolerate any rubbish statement from Yari henceforth.

“I have taken enough insult from him and would no longer tolerate his excesses but if he insists on insulting me and my government, I will do nothing but to show him that I am the number-one citizen and the chief security officer of this state,” he vowed.

He noted that during the administration of Yari, he (Matawalle) did not engage himself in an open confrontation with Yari but through constructive criticisms that would have helped the government to address some issues that bedeviled the state.

The Governor noted that government is a continuous process, assuring that his administration would emphasise on some economic projects initiated by Yari to give ways for the economic progress of the state.

‘”As I have always promised my government is a government of the people by the people for the people and I have included all the political parties in my government and I have shut down the mouths of so many critics in and out of the state,” he said.

Matawalle urged the citizens of the state to ignore the empty propaganda of the former governor, stressing that he is nothing but “a public enemy and an enemy of progress to the state and an empty propagandist.
” I would urged you all to ask Yari why he was unable to stop the terror attacks and notorious kidnappings in the state for eight years of his administration,” he asked.

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What Buhari told lawmakers in Katsina

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President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday in Daura told Katsina State lawmakers that leadership entails earning the trust of the people who voted you into office and consistently staying the path of honesty and fairness at all times,

Receiving the leadership of the State House of Assembly led by the Speaker, Tasiu Musa Maigari, Buhari said the essence of contesting elections was to serve the people, and political actors must always remain loyal, dedicated and focused on delivering on their promises.

“Having been chosen by your people to lead, you must ensure that you remain trustworthy. Ensure fairness at all times.

“Leadership at home, community or national level is a heavy responsibility. And it must be discharged with fairness, firmness and justice,’ the President said.

He urged the lawmakers to be selfless, visionary and committed to meeting the needs of the electorate while minding their constitutional responsibilities.

In his remark, the Speaker thanked the President for providing leadership at the national level, and setting a standard on integrity and forthrightness for others to emulate.

Maigari assured the President that the Katsina House of Assembly will continue to support his policies, and ensure a trickling down in the state to favour their various constituencies.

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Controller speaks on ‘jail break in Keffi prison’

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Emmanuel Okoro, the Controller of the Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service, on Thursday, refuted reports by a section of the media which claimed there was a jail break at the Keffi Old Prison.

Okoro denied the news while speaking to newsmen in Lafia, adding that what happened at the prison was a reaction by some angry prisoners who were not allowed to smoke cigarettes within the prison yard.

The controller explained that the inmates were refused access to cigarettes because it was against the regulation of the service, NAN reports.

“These inmates here are for us to correct them; we can not allow them indulge in habits that will further expose them to more harm within the prison yard,” he said.

Okoro, who said that he personally visited the facility after the incident, revealed that the smokers became aggressive until officials were able to restrain them and brought the situation under control.

According to him, no inmate escaped or got injured during the altercation with officials of the service.

“I was there and I spoke to some of the inmates and they told me that they had no plans for a jail break and all they wanted was to smoke.

“So I informed them it was against regulations to allow smoking in the facility and they apologised.

“Lets be clear on this, what they demanded to smoke was cigarettes not Indian hemp or any other hard drugs. As I speak to you, the situation is under control,” he added.

Okoro, however, said the command would constitute a committee to immediately investigate the matter with a view to coming up with recommendations on how to prevent such ugly happening in future.

”We are setting up a committee to unravel the remote cause of the clash.

“In a week’s time, we will get a better picture of what really happened. But mark my words, what happened was not a jailbreak,” he insisted.

The Controller also expressed dismay with the speed at which some newsmen jumped to conclusion and reported unverifiable stories without contacting the appropriate authority first.

He, therefore, urged reporters to verify information before going to press.

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NDLEA talks tough over Gombe farmers inducing labourers with hard drugs

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has warned farmers in Gombe State against inducing labourers with hard drugs to work for them.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the NDLEA Commandant in the state, Mr Aliyu Adole gave the warning in an interview with the newsmen on Friday.

Adole said that investigation revealed that some farmers were in the habit of adulterating milk and pudding with drugs before giving them to labourers employed to work in their farms, to enable them work tirelessly.

According to him, most of their victims were youths between the ages of 15 and 30 irrespective of gender.

The Commandant said “I want to seize this opportunity to warn perpetrators of such act, that NDLEA will not leave any stone unturned to ensure they face the wrath of the law.

“Those found wanting will be prosecuted, therefore desist from such act.

”Research in the state had shown that youths, male and female, were the major victims of drug abuse.

”Further findings showed that the impact of drug abuse on academic activities impede with the physiological, psychological and emotional functions of the students.”

Adole said that the effect of drugs could impair the memory and affects other intellectual faculties.

He also said that some of these youths also engage in related vices of drug trafficking which seriously affect the nation’s development and render the labour market saturated with unwanted or unqualified labour force.

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