Bandits abduct Zamfara gov’s special adviser on political affairs


Bandits have abducted the Zamfara state Special Adviser to Governor Bello Mattawalle on political affairs, Ibrahim Ma,aji. Ma,aji was abducted in his house in Mareri area in Gusau town, the state capital in the early hours of Saturday. Source closed to the family of the abductee, Mohammed Ahmed said, the bandits were yet to reach … Read more

Ramadan fasting: Curfew now starts from 10pm to 5am – Zamfara govt

Following the commencement of Ramadan fasting, the Zamfara State Government has reduced the curfew imposed on the state to start from 10pm to 5am DAILY POST recalls that the state government imposed a curfew on the entire state following the destruction of property in the name of jubilation by agents and party members of the … Read more

ANALYSIS: How Zamfara governor squandered goodwill, lost to PDP

Not many foresaw Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle of the All Progressives Congress (APC), losing his seat to Dauda Lawal of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 18 March governorship election. The upset makes Mr Matawalle the only sitting governor to lose a reelection bid in this election cycle. The only other governor whose … Read more

Zamfara PDP wins six state Assembly constituencies


The Independent National Electoral has declared the Peoples Democratic Party as the winner in six Zamfara Assembly constituencies. The results of the six state constituencies were announced by their Returning Officers at the various state constituencies on Monday. The Returning Officer for Bungudu state Constituency, Dr Yahayya Alhasan, said the six registration areas had total … Read more

BREAKING: PDP’s Lawal unseats Matawalle in Zamfara

Dauda Lawal

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state has lost his seat to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate, Dauda Lawal. The Independent National Electoral Commission declared Lawal as the governor-elect with a total of 377,726 votes. He defeated Matawalle of the All Progressives Congress who polled 311,976. Lawal was declared as the winner in Gusau, … Read more

It’s Official: PDP’s Dauda Lawal wins Zamfara, defeats Governor Matawalle

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Dauda Lawal of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the governor-elect of Zamfara State. The result was announced by the state collation officer, Kashim Shehu of the Federal University Birnin Kebbi, Tuesday morning, in Gusau, the Zamfara State capital. Mr Lawal polled 377,726 votes to defeat the … Read more

Zamfara PDP accuses IGP of deploying police officers to help APC rig election result

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Zamfara State, Dauda Lawal, has alleged that the Inspector General of Police, Alkali Baba, has deployed a team of special operatives to rig the election in the northwestern state. Mr Lawal, in a statement by his media office on Monday in Gusau, accused the Inspector General … Read more

Gunmen kidnap INEC electoral officer in Zamfara with election results


The electoral officer in charge of Maradun Local Government Area in Zamfara State, Bashir Shagari, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen. Shagari, according to a source, was coming to INEC collation center in Gusau to deliver the results of the governorship election for Maradun Local Government when he was kidnapped along the road on Monday. … Read more

Zamfara PDP Alleges Kidnapping of Gov’s LGA Returning Officer

The Zamfara State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has said that the returning officer of the Maradun local government area has been kidnapped.  The party pointed accusing fingers at the state governor, Bello Mutawale In a statement Monday in Gusau, the party through the Dauda Lawal Media Office stated that the governor was pushing … Read more

PDP maintains lead in Zamfara governorship, wins six of eight LGs announced

Zamfara on Map (Photo Credit: Channels TV)

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in Zamfara State, Dauda Lawal, is maintaining his early lead in the governorship election in the state. Mr Lawal won a majority of the votes after the announcement of results in eight of the state’s 14 local government areas. He also won in six of the eight local … Read more