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    Kaduna declares state of emergency on water, sanitation

Kaduna declares state of emergency on water, sanitation

The Kaduna government has declared a state of emergency on the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector to enable the state attain open defecation free (ODF) status. Muyiwa Adekeye, spokesman to the governor, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, and said the decision will enable the state to build on the success of the sanitation, hygiene and water in Nigeria [...]

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    El-Rufai: No more bail for rapists… we’re considering castration as punishment

El-Rufai: No more bail for rapists… we’re considering castration as punishment

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says the justice system of the state will no longer grant bail to rapists. El-Rufai disclosed this when a group of women, advocating for justice for rape victims, staged a peaceful rally at the government house in Kaduna, on Monday. The governor, who noted that the state already has strong legislation against rape, added that his government [...]

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    Kaduna ‘recorded 485 rape cases’ between January and May

Kaduna ‘recorded 485 rape cases’ between January and May

Hafsat Baba Ahmed, Kaduna commissioner for human services and social development, says between January and May 2020, 485 rape cases were recorded at the sexual abuse referral centre in the state. The statement comes a few weeks after Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), said 717 rape cases were recorded across the country in five months. Speaking on a radio programme on [...]

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    Zangon-Kataf crisis: Kaduna raises white paper committee — after 28 years

Zangon-Kataf crisis: Kaduna raises white paper committee — after 28 years

The Kaduna government has set up an eight-member committee to draw up a white paper on two reports on the perennial crisis in Zangon-Kataf local government area of the state. The committee is to work on the recommendations of the Justice Rahila Cudjoe Commission of Inquiry. The commission drew up recommendations in the aftermath of the crisis in the state between February [...]

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    Kaduna orders removal of roadblocks at state boundaries

Kaduna orders removal of roadblocks at state boundaries

The Kaduna state government has directed the removal of roadblocks at various boundaries of the state. This development is coming a week after the state government lifted the 75 days lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19. Roadblocks had earlier been stationed at the boundaries of the state to implement the lockdown and interstate travel ban as directed by the federal government. In a [...]

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    How Kaduna lawmakers exchanged blows over deputy speaker’s impeachment

How Kaduna lawmakers exchanged blows over deputy speaker’s impeachment

Some lawmakers at the Kaduna state house of assembly were involved in a fight over the impeachment of Mukhtar Hazo, former deputy speaker. Hazo was impeached by 24 members of the assembly at Thursday’s plenary session. While the reason for his impeachment remains unclear, there are reports that it was over "inability to discharge his duties". After the impeachment process, members of the [...]

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    Kaduna deputy speaker impeached — after four months in office

Kaduna deputy speaker impeached — after four months in office

Mukhtar Isa Hazo, deputy speaker of Kaduna state house of assembly, has been impeached. Hazo was impeached by 24 members of the assembly at Thursday’s plenary session. It was not immediately clear the reason for his impeachment but there are reports he was accused of inability to discharge his duties. The deputy speaker has only been in office for four months having been [...]

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    Kaduna lifts lockdown after 75 days

Kaduna lifts lockdown after 75 days

The Kaduna government has lifted the lockdown imposed on the state to curb the spread of COVID-19. The state had been on partial lockdown since March 26. In a state broadcast on Tuesday, Nasir el-Rufai, the governor, said as from Wednesday, the quarantine order will be amended to permit a significant reopening of the state, especially for businesses and places of worship. Schools [...]

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    ABUTH overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, says emirate council

ABUTH overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, says emirate council

The Zazzau Emirate Council in Kaduna state has lamented the rising number of COVID-19 patients at the new treatment centre in Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH). Speaking at a sensitisation meeting in Zaria, Abdulkadir Salanke, Salenken Zazzau and chairman of traditional leaders committee on health, said the treatment centre is overwhelmed as infections are rising in the emirate. According to him, [...]

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    ‘You’ll lose your jobs’ — el-Rufai warns doctors threatening to go on strike

‘You’ll lose your jobs’ — el-Rufai warns doctors threatening to go on strike

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says the doctors threatening to go on strike in the state are at risk of losing their jobs. The doctors say the state government has not honoured an agreement on salary adjustments among other matters. In a statement on Thursday, Muyiwa Adekeye, special adviser on media to the governor, quoted el-Rufai as saying every health worker willing [...]

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    Kaduna workers to receive May salaries before Sallah

Kaduna workers to receive May salaries before Sallah

The Kaduna state government has directed its ministry of finance to pay May salaries to workers ahead of the set date for payment. Workers in the state are said to usually receive their salaries on the 25th of every month. The Muslim holiday, Eid al-Fitr, is expected to be celebrated during the weekend. Hadiza Balarabe, the deputy governor, announced the early payment [...]

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    Army general arrested for flouting lockdown order

Army general arrested for flouting lockdown order

An army general has been arrested in Kaduna for flouting the lockdown order. In a statement on Monday, Aisha Dikko, commissioner of justice, said the army general, who was in full uniform, was arrested while driving in from Abuja with three other passengers who had no face masks. "The general identified himself and said he was coming from Abuja and on a [...]

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    Yakubu Bityong, former Kaduna lawmaker, is dead

Yakubu Bityong, former Kaduna lawmaker, is dead

Yakubu Bityong, a former member of the Kaduna state house of assembly, is dead. Bityong, who represented Kaura constituency in the state assembly from 2011 to 2019, died on Friday night in Kaduna. He was aged 56. NAN reports that Yakubu Umaru-Spider, a political associate of the deceased, confirmed the news of the lawmaker's death. Umaru-Spider, a former secretary of Kaura local government, said [...]

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    APC deputy chairman, daughter kidnapped in Kaduna

APC deputy chairman, daughter kidnapped in Kaduna

Shuaibu Idris, deputy chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna state, has been kidnapped alongside his daughter. TheCable learnt they were kidnapped by gunmen from their residence located along Zaria-Kaduna road. The gunmen were said to have arrived at the area on Wednesday night before abducting the duo. When contacted, Umar Muri, the state commissioner of police, told TheCable to call back later [...]

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    Gunmen kill 15 in Kaduna community

Gunmen kill 15 in Kaduna community

Some gunmen have killed 15 people at Gonar Rogo village in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state. Confirming the development in a statement on Tuesday, Mohammed Jalige, spokesman of the Kaduna police command, said they got a call from the divisional police officer (DPO) in Kajuru that a group of armed men invaded the village. Jalige said apart from the 15 [...]

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    Kaduna records two fresh COVID-19 deaths

Kaduna records two fresh COVID-19 deaths

Kaduna state has recorded two fresh deaths from COVID-19, bring the fatalities from COVID-19 in the state to three. Nasir el-Rufai, the governor, said the latest fatalities are a senior citizen from Makarfi and a lady from Zaria. In a tweet from his official Twitter handle, the governor also revealed that two more persons have tested positive, bringing the active COVID-19 cases [...]

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