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    El-Rufai inaugurates panel to probe Kajuru crisis

El-Rufai inaugurates panel to probe Kajuru crisis

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has inaugurated a 10-man judicial commission to investigate the communal crisis in Kajuru, Kachia and Chikun local government areas (LGAs) of the state. The development comes five months after el-Rufai announced plans to set up the commission.Speaking at the inauguration of the panel on Wednesday, el-Rufai charged the commission to investigate and identify the immediate [...]

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    Kaduna CAN chairman kicks as gunmen kill pastor, abduct wife

Kaduna CAN chairman kicks as gunmen kill pastor, abduct wife

Joseph Hayab, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Kaduna, has lamented over the high level of insecurity in the state.He spoke to reporters shortly after Jeremiah Omolewa, a resident pastor of the Living Faith Church in Romi New Extension, a suburb in Kaduna state, was killed while his wife was abducted.The incident happened along the Kaduna-Abuja road on [...]

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    Gunmen abduct varsity lecturer in Kaduna

Gunmen abduct varsity lecturer in Kaduna

Abubakar Idris, a lecturer with the Federal University, Dutsinma in Katsina, has been abducted by gunmen.Yakubu Sabo, a spokesperson of the state police command, said the lecturer was abducted on Friday in his residence in Kaduna metropolis.Sabo said the Barnawa police division informed the command that two unknown persons gained entrance to Idris' apartment to whisk him away.According to him, [...]

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    Gunmen kidnap court official in Kaduna, kill son

Gunmen kidnap court official in Kaduna, kill son

Aishatu Muhammad, a director with the Sharia court of appeal in Kaduna state, has been kidnapped.The Kaduna state police command disclosed this on Thursday, saying the incident occurred in Chikun local government area of the state on Wednesday.Yakubu Sabo, public relations officer of the command, said the abductors also killed the victim’s son.He said policemen had been deployed in a bid [...]

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    El-Rufai threatens to sack non-performing commissioners

El-Rufai threatens to sack non-performing commissioners

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has vowed to sack any of the newly appointed commissioners who fails to deliver results.He gave the warning on Friday while swearing in 13 commissioners cleared by the state house of assembly.El-Rufai said the commissioners will sign a performance agreement with the top management of their ministries.He said the performance of each commissioner will [...]

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    Kaduna assembly rejects commissioner nominee who criticised el-Rufai on Facebook

Kaduna assembly rejects commissioner nominee who criticised el-Rufai on Facebook

The Kaduna state house of assembly has rejected the nomination of Aliyu Abubakar (pictured) as commissioner for agriculture.While other nominees were cleared, Aminu Shagali, the speaker, asked the nominee why he wanted to serve in a government that he attacks its policies.Abubakar had reportedly criticised some policies of el-Rufai.“You criticized the same administration that is about to employ you now in [...]

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    Children shot dead in Kaduna

Children shot dead in Kaduna

Two children and a teenager were killed after suspected herdsmen attacked Unguwan Rimi village in Kauru local government area of Kaduna state.The attackers were said to have invaded the village around 2:30pm on Monday.A resident said the armed men started shooting immediately they entered the village and that the children were killed on the spot.Many persons reportedly sustained gunshots injuries.Confirming [...]

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    ‘Robbers’ kill motorcyclists in Kaduna

‘Robbers’ kill motorcyclists in Kaduna

Two commercial motorcyclists were killed after suspected robbers invaded a filling station in Kaduna state.The incident occurred at Usmania filling station, located along Nnamdi Azikwe expressway in the state, in the early hours of Monday.The victims of the incident were reported to have passed the night at the filling station, a usual practice of some commercial motorcyclists in the area.Their attackers [...]

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    Bill on preaching: Kaduna speaker risks jail sentence, says PFN

Bill on preaching: Kaduna speaker risks jail sentence, says PFN

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has initiated contempt proceedings against the Kaduna state house of assembly over the bill to regulate preaching in the state.Speaking on Monday in the state capital, Sunny Akanni, counsel to PFN, said Abdullahi Shangali, speaker of the house (pictured), could land in trouble.He said if the house is found guilty of disobeying the court order [...]

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    El-Rufai scraps three ministries, creates new ones

El-Rufai scraps three ministries, creates new ones

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has scrapped three ministries and created new ones, including the ministry for internal security.In a statement, Samuel Aruwan, media aide to the governor, said as part of el-Rufai's structure for second term, he has signed an executive order creating three new ministries.“In a major rejig of the governance structure, Malam Nasir El-Rufai has signed [...]

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    Kaduna assembly passes bill to regulate preaching

Kaduna assembly passes bill to regulate preaching

The Kaduna state house of assembly, on Friday, passed the religious preaching regulation bill.NAN reports that the executive bill, proposed by Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, in 2016, was passed, hours before the eighth assembly was dissolved on Friday.The bill had been with the assembly for three years and had been opposed by Muslim and Christian bodies as well [...]

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    El-Rufai reappoints Aruwan as spokesman

El-Rufai reappoints Aruwan as spokesman

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has reappointed Samuel Aruwan, his  senior special assistant on media and publicity.Salisu Suleiman, principal private secretary to the governor, disclosed this  in a statement on Saturday.Suleiman said Maryam Abubakar​​ was also reappointed as senior special assistant on new media.“Malam Nasir el-Rufai has began announcing personnel choices, beginning with some offices that do not [...]

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    El-Rufai announces 6-month maternity leave for female civil servants

El-Rufai announces 6-month maternity leave for female civil servants

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has announced that female civil servants in the state will get six months for maternity leave.Speaking after being sworn for a second term on Wednesday, the governor explained that the initiative is to ensure that children were adequately cared for, well-fed and receive all the nutrients they would need within the first six months [...]

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    Tribunal fixes Tuesday for ruling on recount of Kaduna guber votes

Tribunal fixes Tuesday for ruling on recount of Kaduna guber votes

The governorship election petition tribunal in Kaduna state has fixed Tuesday  for ruling on the application filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the recount of votes cast during the election that held in the state. Isa Ashiru, candidate of the PDP is challenging the declaration of Nasir el-Rufai, the incumbent governor, as the winner of the election.During the pre-trial [...]

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    Kaduna DisCo: We’ll begin meter deployment in four states by June

Kaduna DisCo: We’ll begin meter deployment in four states by June

Kaduna electricity distribution company (DisCo) says it will begin the deployment of prepaid meters to its customers by June.In a chat with TheCable on Thursday, Abdulazeez Abdullahi, head of corporate communications of the company, said the deployment will cover its franchise areas, Kaduna, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara states.Abdullahi said the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has approved four meter asset [...]

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    PDP seeks recount of Kaduna guber votes

PDP seeks recount of Kaduna guber votes

Isah Ashiru, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna state, has requested for a recount of votes cast in the March 9 election in the state.This is contained in an application filed on Tuesday by Elisha Kurah, counsel to the PDP candidate, at the election petition tribunal in the state capital.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) [...]

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