Zamfara APC Governor Aspirant Killed By Gunman Along Kaduna-Abuja Road
Alhaji Sagir Hamida, an APC governorship candidate in Zamfara in the 2019 governorship election, was killed by unknown gunmen on Sunday evening.
News Agency of Nigeria
The deceased’s elder brother, Kabiru Hamida, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that Sagir was killed near Abuja on his way back from the weekend.
Kabiru, who stated that family members were still gathering information from authorities and potential eyewitnesses, explained that details would not be available until Monday.
According to NAN, Sagir Hamida, an Abuja-based businessman and former federal civil servant, ran for governor of Zamfara under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2011 but was defeated in the party’s primary election.
He ldefected to the APC and ran for governor in 2019 but was allegedly short-changed by the former governor Abdulaziz Yari-led APC in the state, prompting him to form the G-8 with seven other aspirants to protest and fight the Yari group all the way to the Supreme Court.
With the defection of the state governor, Alhaji Bello Matawalle, from the PDP to the APC, Hamida returned to the Yari faction of the APC in the state to challenge Matawalle’s leadership of the party in the state, a position he held until his death.
“I can tell you, my principal is still in shock since the news was broken to him that one of the illustrious sons of the state was killed, we shall furnish you on this tomorrow when we get more details because right now, the governor is in Abuja attending a crucial meeting,” Idris said.
Follow Our Activities On Facebook
53 minutes ago
3 hours ago
8 hours ago
22 hours ago
1 day ago
#BigBrotherNaija “Level Up” Week 6
Though last Sunday Sunday was meant to be a “no-eviction” day, it came as a shocker when fake housemate, Modella…
Dating in 2022; Situationships Are Not For The Fainthearted
Situationships are defined as that space between a defined relationship and something other than a friendship. It is a romantic…
20 Questions With Dinta Media’s Visual Storyteller, Chimeremogo Nwoke
Dinta Media is not really just a media production brand but we like to see ourselves as a hub for…
How Are Nigeria’s Small Businesses Coping?
The current rising rate of inflation and other burdens against the Nigerian economy speaks to the realities of the times.
Thrifting Is All The Rave Now, Here’s Why
By Amy Adindu The affordable clothing movement has gained global attention and acceptance as we’re all trying to look like…
#BigBrotherNaija “Level Up” Week 2
Week 2 of the highly watched Nigerian TV show kicked off with an early plot twist. On Sunday, Big Brother…
#BlueTunes: Burna Boy, Omah Lay Top Album Picks For July
July was a promising month for music lovers; from Lizzo’s album titled Special and Imagine Dragons’ Mercury, (Acts 1 &…
#BlueTunes Album Picks For June
Gbagada Express – Boj Bolaji Odojukan, popularly known as BOJ, was raised both in England and Nigeria. He shot to…
“A Creative’s Dream” with Jeff Chinonso
On the 26th of June 2022, Jeff Chinonso hosted his first solo art exhibition. The Augmented Reality exhibition themed “A…
Nigerian API-based company Thepeer raises $2.1 million
Tech infrastructure startup Thepeer has raised a $2.1 million seed round according to a report from TechCabal. Thepeer, a Nigerian…
Dika Ofoma, Ugochukwu Onuoha take on grief in Debut Film “The Way Things Happen”
The twenty-minute film focuses on the loss of a loved one, and how grief changes a person.
Nigerian Startups might just be Crippled by a Recently Leaked bill
Over the years there has been talks of amendment on the 2007 Act of the National Information & Technology Agency (NITDA).
Why We Love Kelechi Amadi Obi
The definition of talent is Kelechi Amadi’s iconic story. Imagine a person who studies law in school, gets called to Bar, and leaves it all for something different and unrelated…Painting!