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    Reopening of Abuja airport cripples businesses in Kaduna

Reopening of Abuja airport cripples businesses in Kaduna

"Things are back to normal." – That was how a taxi driver described the current situation at the Kaduna international airport.For the six weeks that flights were diverted from the Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport, Abuja, Kaduna airport was a beehive of activities.The diversion boosted businesses and created many jobs in Kaduna. At least 4,000 flights were said to have used [...]

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    Aviation College acquires 20 trainer aircraft

Aviation College acquires 20 trainer aircraft

The Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria, has acquired 20 “new” DA42NG trainer aircraft to boost the training of pilots in the college.During the delivery of the aircraft to the college by Interjet Nigeria limited on Monday in Zaria, Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, expressed the determination of the federal government to phase out obsolete trainer aircraft [...]

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    Troops uncover large cache of arms in Southern Kaduna

Troops uncover large cache of arms in Southern Kaduna

Nigerian troops on Saturday recovered a large cache of arms in Southern Kaduna, Sani Usman, army spokesperson, has said.The discovery is coming three days after the army launched a special operation, "Harbin Kunama II," to flush out armed bandits from the area.'Harbin Kunama' was launched in Kaura local government area of the state on April 19.According to Usman, the arms and ammunition [...]

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    Buratai: Southern Kaduna situation out of control? God forbid!

Buratai: Southern Kaduna situation out of control? God forbid!

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has launched a new operation in the southern part of Kaduna, saying God forbid that the situation in the region gets out of control.Speaking at the event in Kafanchan on Wednesday, Buratai said the army is determined to ensure that there is peace in the area.He expressed confidence in the officers deployed in the [...]

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    Kaduna dep gov: We’re spending more money on security instead of infrastructure

Kaduna dep gov: We’re spending more money on security instead of infrastructure

Barnabas Bantex, Kaduna state deputy governor, on Tuesday expressed concern that the state government was spending huge sums of money on security instead of providing infrastructure and sustainable livelihood for the people.Bantex said this at a town hall meeting which the Nigerian army held in the Kafanchan area of the state.According to NAN, the meeting, sponsored by the department [...]

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    Shehu Sani begs el-Rufai not to demolish Kaduna market

Shehu Sani begs el-Rufai not to demolish Kaduna market

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has appealed to Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, not to demolish a market in the state.Speaking with journalists after traders called his attention to the alleged plans of the state government to demolish a Kaduna market known as Kasuwan Barci, the lawmaker said many policies of the state government were not favourable to the [...]

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    Soldiers, policemen have failed us, says witness of fresh killings in southern Kaduna

Soldiers, policemen have failed us, says witness of fresh killings in southern Kaduna

A man who witnessed the fresh killings in southern Kaduna says security personnel deployed in the area have been unable to bring the violence in the region under control.In December, the federal government deployed troops to southern Kaduna to end the incessant attacks and killings, but the attackers have managed to strike on a number of occasions.But speaking with TheCable [...]

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    El-Rufai dares Dogara, publishes security vote

El-Rufai dares Dogara, publishes security vote

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has made public details of  his state's expenditure, including security vote.The governor made this public less than four days after Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, publicly challenged governors to release their expenditure.The nation's number four citizen said this in response to el-Rufai's demand of accountability in the national assembly.He spoke at a [...]

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    I probably need more prayers than el-Rufai, says Kaduna dep gov

I probably need more prayers than el-Rufai, says Kaduna dep gov

Bala Bantex, deputy governor of Kaduna state, says he probably needs more prayers than Nasir  el-Rufai, governor of the state.Bantex, who hails from southern Kaduna, said his people have been mounting pressure on him based on the crisis in the region.The clash between farmers and herdsmen in the region has led to the loss of many lives, with government finding it [...]

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    APC chieftain kicks as Kaduna govt demolishes his house

APC chieftain kicks as Kaduna govt demolishes his house

Inuwa Abdulkadir, zonal chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the north-west, has accused Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, of demolishing his house for political reasons. The house located at Yakubu Avenue, Kaduna, was pulled down by officials of the Kaduna State Urban Planning and Development Agency (KASUPDA) on Thursday, while he was in Abuja for party meeting.Abdulkadir, [...]

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    WAEC loses vital records as fire guts Kaduna office

WAEC loses vital records as fire guts Kaduna office

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says it lost 10 computers holding vital records and information about all schools in the zone when fire gutted part of its office in Kaduna on Tuesday morning.Fedelis Gaiya, the zonal coordinator of WAEC in Kaduna, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the fire which occurred at about 9:50 am probably started [...]

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    Southern Kaduna Union tackles el-Rufai over closure of university campus

Southern Kaduna Union tackles el-Rufai over closure of university campus

The southern Kaduna Peoples’ Union (SOKAPU) has accused Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, of deliberately keeping the Kafanchan campus of the Kaduna State University closed.In a statement on Thursday, Yakubu Kuzamani, the group’s national public relations officer, Kuzamani said the governor was hiding under the aegis of insecurity to abuse his executive powers.Kuzamani said students of the campus were [...]

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    Southern Kaduna: Army denies killing 17 herdsmen

Southern Kaduna: Army denies killing 17 herdsmen

Nigerian Army has refuted social media reports on the alleged killing of 17 herdsmen by soldiers in southern Kaduna.Kingsley Umoh, deputy director, army public relations of 1 division, dismissed the report as unfounded and irresponsible.In a statement, he said that the mandate of the army in the area was to restore peace and ensure mutual coexistence among the people, and [...]

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    ‎43,000 passengers used Kaduna airport in 11 days — double the total for Q1 of 2016

‎43,000 passengers used Kaduna airport in 11 days — double the total for Q1 of 2016

A total of 43,000 passengers used the Kaduna international airport in 11 days – more than double the 21,000 that used the facility in the first quarter of 2016.Of the 43,000, some 10,000 passengers took advantage of the free bus shuttle between the Abuja and Kaduna airports.This is contained in ‎the latest data submitted to the presidency by the committee [...]

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    Soldiers accused of killing 17 herdsmen in southern Kaduna

Soldiers accused of killing 17 herdsmen in southern Kaduna

Haruna Usman, chairman of the Kaduna state chapter of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), has alleged that soldiers killed 17 herdsmen in Daile Alkariyo village in Jama'a local government area of Kaduna state, on Monday.Usman said many herdsmen sustained injuries, while some were arrested.He alleged that over 47 houses belonging to the cattle owners were torched, [...]

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    Kaduna airport recorded 16,000 passengers in 5 days, says FAAN

Kaduna airport recorded 16,000 passengers in 5 days, says FAAN

No fewer than 16,000 passengers were transported through the Kaduna International Airport (KIA) in the first five days of its replacement of the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport (NAIA).Ibrahim Bwala, head, corporate affairs, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), disclosed this on Wednesday in Kaduna.According to NAN, this data was recorded from March 8 to March 12 when flight operations switched from [...]

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