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Zamfara

(ˌzæmˈfarə)
n
(Placename) a state of Nigeria, in the NW. Capital: Gusau. Pop: 3 259 846 (2006). Area: 39 762 sq km (15 352 sq miles)
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He added that, the project involves five dams, including Bakalori Dam in Zamfara State, Goronyo Dam in Sokoto State, Hadeja Dam in Jigawa State, Dafin Kowa in Gombe State and a dam in Kano State.
He, along with coauthors Amos Koggie and Zamfara Iveh and others, interviewed some elders in Miango.
In 2013, the fresh flash floods that displaced a number of communities in Kano, Katsina and Zamfara states in North-West Nigeria and the security challenge that threatened peaceful socio-economic activities in the North-East and in some states in North-West of Nigeria did not help alleviate the figure palaver either.
This is the case inNigeria, where in 2003, the governors of three states in Northern Nigeria --Kano,Kadunaand Zamfara -- decided to suspend polio immunisation until the vaccines were investigated and proven safe.
Section 127 of the Zamfara harmonised Sharia Code states:
7 Federal University Dutse, 2012 2013 Jigawa, Jigawa State 8 Federal University Birnin 2012 2013 Kebbi, Kebbi State 9 Federal University Gusau, 2012 2013 Zamfara State 10 Kano University 2000 2007 of Technology Wudil.
The Department also advises travelers to exercise additional caution while traveling in Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, Imo, Jigawa, Kaduna, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, and Zamfara States.
There are reports that gold is illegally extracted in some parts of Nigeria like Zamfara.
Au Nigeria, la recrudescence des violences revient a la Une de la presse locale, apres les fusillades perpetrees dernierement, d'une part, par une douzaine d'hommes armes appartenant a une bande criminelle, contre des villageois dans l'Etat de Zamfara, au nord-ouest du pays, et, d'autre part, par des membres du groupe arme Boko Haram contre deux etablissements scolaires a Borno et a Yobe, au nord-est, et ce en represailles au soutien des jeunes a l'armee dans sa guerre contre ce groupe.
In spring 2010, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) and Nigerian health officials conducting meningitis surveillance in Zamfara State, northwestern Nigeria, recognized an unprecedented outcome of artisanal (subsistence) gold extraction--a deadly outbreak of acute childhood lead poisoning (MSF 2012).
The then governor of Zamfara state, Sani Yerima, had declared sharia law in the state, which heightened tension in the country.
The lead poisoning crisis in northwest Zamfara state that first came to light in 2010 was "the worst outbreak ever recorded," MSF said, with an official death toll saying 400 children were killed across the state.