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ZAMFARA:Massive turnout in Zamfara APC Ward Congress

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… as delegates affirm Gov Matawalle as party leader – Yari, Koguna absent

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Thousands of delegates and supporters of the All Progressive Congres, APC in Zamfara state turned out in massive numbers to elect their new leadership at the ward Congress held on Saturday.

Our News medium observed that the exercise was conducted in a peaceful atmosphere across the all 147 wards, despite the much anticipated security challenge in the state.
Women and youths in large numbers attended the event while APC officials gathered to monitor the conduct peacefully.

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At Galadima and Kayyaye/Matusgi wards under Talata Mafara local governments, the APC ward congress was conducted smoothly, without rancour.

We observe proceedings at the two wards, reports that party members turned out in their large numbers to participate in the elective ward Congress.

Similar reports across other wards of the state say party executive members emerged through consensus.

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A delegate, Sani Maigadi from Galadinma ward of Talata Mafara Local Government Area of the state, who was interviewed by our correspondent commended Governor Bello Matawalle for ensure a transparent and rancour-free exercise.

“This Congress is one of the best so far in the state.
We appreciate His Excellency for ensure a united APC. There was no imposition and the conduct was peaceful.” He said.

The Women Leader of Galadinma ward, Hajia Husseina Talata Mafara said APC has emerged a formidable party since the emergence of Governor Bello as the party leader in the state.

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The Sole Administrator, Talata Mafara local government council, Honourable Dahiru Maiyara, commended party members for a rancour free ward congress across the local government.

Dahiru admonished the newly elected party leaders to be transparent and carry party members in running the affairs of the party.

The congress was conducted under the supervision of Alhaji Ibrahim Kabir Massri led APC national headquarters congress committee.

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Addressing members of the party before the commencement of the congress, Masari said, “the national headquarters of the party has approved the conduct of the congress in Zamfara state.

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Queen Josephine Diete-Spiff bags “Hero of Gender Advocacy Award”

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The Twon Ibe Opuyingibo 1, of Twon Brass Kingdom,Her Majesty Queen Dame Josephine Aruoriwo Diete-Spiff Esq was honoured by the International Centre for the Research on African Women in Nation Building and Gender Studies (ICRAWINGS) as “HERO OF GENDER ADVOCACY” for selfless and incomparable contributions towards uplifting the living standard of Women and Girl Child in Bayelsa, Nigeria and Africa at large.

The event which was held in Abuja to commemorate the 16 days activism against sexual and gender based violence according to the organization (ICRAWINGS), which is under the authority of Standtall Africa Initiative (STAi).


The Award programme was Graced by His Majesty,King Alfred Pepepreye Diete-Spiff of Twon Brass Kingdom, important dignitaries from all works of life and captains of Industry.

Responding,the Awardee, Queen Josephine Diete-Spiff requested that everyone should join her to thank God for yet another feather added to her already crowded and adorned crown as she bags the Hero of Gender Advocacy Award from such a reputable and life impacting organization.


Dame Josephine Diete-Spiff,a Queen & Matriarch of Twon Brass Kingdom, Bayelsa State, Past Chairperson, Bayelsa State Traditional Rulers Wives Association (BSTWA), President, Royal Queens of the Niger Delta Initiative,

Patron, Advocate for Maternal and Child Health Award – National Council
Women Societies of Nigeria. (NCWS).

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Woman of Excellence in Nigeria Award – Thisday Newspaper

Award of Honour to the growth of Entrepreneurship and HR
Development -AETMAN

Distinguished Service Award (DISA) as an Icon of
Transformation- International Centre for Population & Development
Activities (CIPA)

Most Respected Women Professionals in Nigeria, Virtuous
Amazon -The Guardian Newspaper

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Gold Award for Selfless Service to Humanity -NEPAD
Bayelsa State

Golden Jubilee Nigerian Women Award for Leadership –
Radio Nigeria

Award of Honour as an Investor in Education – Celebrity Int.
Education Festival

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Golden Advocate Award for an immense contribution towards
the progress of the Nigerian Child – African Children Emergency
Foundation (ACEF)

Award of Honour as the most outstanding Queen/Female
Humanitarian of 2018 – Ijaw Women of Substance Worldwide

Lifetime Achievement Award for Humanitarian Services –
Catholic Chaplaincy of the Nigeria Police Force: Our Lady of
Victory Chaplaincy.

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Humanitarian Award for selfless Service– Rotary Foundation
International

Selfless Service Award 2012 by Gesi Publications, Bayelsa
State.

Patron, Red Cross Society, Port Harcourt, Patron, Nigerian Girl Guide Association

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Chairperson, Board of Trustees; Foundation for Children Orientation, President & Founder Lady Josephine Akporero Diete-Spiff Foundation for Widows, Physically Challenged, Orphans and the Aged.

Matron, Women Wing, Rivers State Chapter of HostCom,

Past Chairperson, NECA’s Network of Entrepreneurial Women, South-South, Nigeria.

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Past National President, Ladies Golf Union of Nigeria and many more.

She has also been described because of her several endeavours as A Royal Mother, an Advocate, Humanitarian, Educationist,dogged supporter of Living Visions and Recipient of local and global awards.

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