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    No Igbo attacked in Kaduna or relocating in fear, says el-Rufai

No Igbo attacked in Kaduna or relocating in fear, says el-Rufai

Nasir El-Rufai, Kaduna governor, has said that no Igbo was ambushed or attacked in the state.He denied insinuations that Igbo were relocating to the east because they were being killed in Kaduna.Samuel Aruwan, his senior special assistant on media and publicity, said no Igbo had suffered a backlash as a result of the quit notice order recently issued by a [...]

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    Court adjourns Zakzaky’s N2bn suit against the army

Court adjourns Zakzaky’s N2bn suit against the army

A federal high court sitting in Kaduna on Thursday adjourned to June 30, a N2bn suit filed by by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader, Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), against the Nigerian army, chief of army staff and three others.El-Zakzaky had filed the suit over alleged abuse of his human right, destruction of his house in Zaria and the murder of his three [...]

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    Kaduna sacks 4,453 village chiefs, 313 district heads

Kaduna sacks 4,453 village chiefs, 313 district heads

The Kaduna government has sacked 313 district heads and 4,453 village chiefs in the state.Speaking with journalists on Sunday, Jafaru Ibrahim Sani, commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs, said all districts and village units created in 2001 have been abolished.Sani said only the 77 districts and 1,429 village units that existed before 2001 were recognised by the state [...]

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    Gunmen abduct Kaduna lawmaker

Gunmen abduct Kaduna lawmaker

Isa Salihu, a member of the Kaduna state house of assembly, has been abducted by unknown gunmen.Salihu represents Magajin Garin constituency in the assembly.A source told TheCable that the incident happened on Friday.Usman Aliyu, spokesman of the Kaduna state police command, said he could not confirm, but investigations were ongoing."I can't confirm until we investigate and establish it," he told TheCable.Salihu's abduction comes [...]

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    El-Rufai orders arrest of ‘Arewa youth’ who asked Igbo to leave north

El-Rufai orders arrest of ‘Arewa youth’ who asked Igbo to leave north

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has ordered the arrest of members of the groups which gave the Igbo three-month ultimatum to leave the north.El-Rufai gave the order at a press conference in Arewa House, Kaduna, on Wednesday.On Tuesday, a coalition of northern youth declared that the north could no longer co-exist with the Igbo.But speaking through Samuel Aruwan, his spokesman, [...]

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    Kaduna to share free computer tablets to secondary school students

Kaduna to share free computer tablets to secondary school students

The Kaduna state government has procured 5,000 computer tablets to be distributed to students in a bid to enhance teaching and learning in public secondary schools.Andrew Nok, the state’s commissioner of education, science and technology, disclosed this in an interview with NAN on Monday.  [...]

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    Kaduna orders probe of rifles discovered in wrecked car

Kaduna orders probe of rifles discovered in wrecked car

The Kaduna state government has ordered an investigation into the discovery of five locally made AK 47 rifles and a magazine in a car involved in an accident last week.Samuel Aruwan, senior special assistant to the governor on media and publicity, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.The accident, which involved two vehicles, occurred on the May 12, at Mazuga, [...]

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    Kaduna to seal almost all banks in the state for failure to pay stipulated fees

Kaduna to seal almost all banks in the state for failure to pay stipulated fees

The Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service (KDIRS) has threatened to seal all banks operating in the state which failed to pay its communication mast and signage fees as required by law.Legal Adviser to KDIRS Francis Kozah told NAN in Kaduna on Thursday that the defaulting banks were given two weeks to pay or be sealed.Kozah explained that the Kaduna State [...]

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    Audu Maikori sues el-Rufai for N10bn

Audu Maikori sues el-Rufai for N10bn

Audu Maikori, entertainment mogul, has filed a suit against Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna state governor, for alleged gross violation of his rights.In the suit filed by his lawyers, Ballason’s Chambers, at the federal high court, Abuja, Maikori, is seeking damages against the governor to the tune of N10 billion.According to details of the suit, which came up for hearing before the [...]

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    18 people arrested in Kaduna clash that ‘left many injured’

18 people arrested in Kaduna clash that ‘left many injured’

Eighteen people have been have arrested in connection with a clash in Kaduna state.On Monday, many people were reportedly injured when youths of Kabala west and Anguwan Mu'azu clashed.Samuel Aruwan, spokesman of Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, said security agencies arrested suspects involved in the unrest, and they would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.He [...]

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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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