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    El-Rufai’s aide says PDP is dead in Kaduna

El-Rufai’s aide says PDP is dead in Kaduna

Uba Sani (pictured left), an aide to Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), “is dead” in the state.Sani, who is el-Rufai's special adviser on political matters, said this while speaking to journalists shortly after the state congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC).He said it was “surprising” that the PDP won in four of [...]

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    ‘Bandits’ injure 12-year-old child, abduct three housewives in Kaduna

‘Bandits’ injure 12-year-old child, abduct three housewives in Kaduna

Three housewives were abducted when gunmen invaded Maganda village in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state on Sunday.A 12-year-old child was said to have sustained injuries from gunshots during the incident.A witness said the incident took place around 2am on Sunday.The witness said when they arrive in the community, the gunmen started shooting sporadically and went into the [...]

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    Kaduna electoral commission reschedules election in three LGAs

Kaduna electoral commission reschedules election in three LGAs

The Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (KADSIEC) has rescheduled election in Jaba, Kaura and Kajuru local government areas of the state.Binta Saratu Dikko, chairman of the commission, who announced this on Thursday, said the fresh exercise would hold on June 2.She also announced the results of Saturday election, saying the All Progressives Congress (APC ) won the chairmanship election in [...]

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    Bandits kill 10 in Birnin Gwari —  72 hours after inauguration of military base

Bandits kill 10 in Birnin Gwari — 72 hours after inauguration of military base

Armed bandits have killed at least 10 people in five villages in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state.The bandits were said to have struck around 5pm on Thursday, shooting and burning down house in the process.The incident happened less than three days after Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, gave his men a three-week ultimatum to "flush out" [...]

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    Kaduna poll: APC wins 12 LGs, PDP takes five — three still pending

Kaduna poll: APC wins 12 LGs, PDP takes five — three still pending

The Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (SIECOM) on Monday declared the local government elections results for Chikun as inconclusive, NAN reports.Samuel Ndams, SIECOM returning officer for Chikun local government, who made the announcement, said only results from seven wards out of the 12 wards of the area were submitted.Ndams said results from five wards were not submitted at the collation [...]

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    APC coasting to victory in Kaduna LG poll

APC coasting to victory in Kaduna LG poll

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has won 16 of the 23 local government areas in the ongoing council polls in Kaduna state.The APC secured the most votes in Jama'a, Soba, Zaria, Lere, Ikara, Makarfi, Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Kagarko, Kudan, Igabi and Kajuru local councils.In Zaria, APC polled 42,859 votes, while PDP got 16,033. In Soba, APC got 40,903, while PDP [...]

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    31 parties to boycott Kaduna council poll

31 parties to boycott Kaduna council poll

A total of 31 political parties have announced their decision to boycott the local councils’ election in Kaduna state on Saturday.The parties under the aegis of Coalition of Political Parties in Kaduna state made their stand known at a press conference on Friday in Kaduna.The coalition hinged their decision on the alleged violation of the constitution and electoral act by [...]

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    ‘2,000 people’ displaced by recent Kaduna attack

‘2,000 people’ displaced by recent Kaduna attack

The May 6 attack which left 71 people dead in Gwoska village, Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state, also rendered 2000 people homeless.According to NAN, an official of the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) who confirmed the figures on condition of anonymity, said the agency had undertaken an assessment of the damages and provided assistance to the [...]

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    EXTRA: Kaduna PDP chairman says Holy Ghost will protect senators from el-Rufai’s curse

EXTRA: Kaduna PDP chairman says Holy Ghost will protect senators from el-Rufai’s curse

Hassan Hyat, chairman, Kaduna state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says senators are protected by the power of the Holy Ghost.Hyat said this on Monday while responding to the caustic remarks made by Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, over the $350 million World Bank loan application rejected by the senate.Describing the the three senators representing the state as [...]

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    Death toll rises to 45 in Kaduna attack

Death toll rises to 45 in Kaduna attack

The number of lives lost in the attack on Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state has risen to 45.Austin Iwar, the state commissioner of police, disclosed this on Sunday.The incident occurred less than 48 hours after Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP) and Mohammed Mohammed, general officer commanding (GOC), 1 division, Nigerian army visited the area.Idris had ordered [...]

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    Women, children killed as bandits invade Kaduna community again

Women, children killed as bandits invade Kaduna community again

Barely 48 hours after Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP) and Mohammed Mohammed, general officer commanding (GOC), 1 division, Nigerian army, Kaduna, visited Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna, suspected bandits have invaded a community in the area, killing 27 persons, including women and children.After the visit, the IGP ordered the immediate deployment of additional 200 police personnel to Birnin [...]

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    El-Rufai: The three senators representing Kaduna are useless

El-Rufai: The three senators representing Kaduna are useless

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says the three senators representing his state are ignorant of the real indices of development and progress in a democratic setting.He made the comment five weeks after the senators -- Shehu Sani (Kaduna central), Sulieman Hukunyi (Kaduna north), and Danjuma Leah (Kaduna south) -- blocked a $350 million loan request by the Kaduna government.The state [...]

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    Kaduna to use electronic voting machines for May 12 LG poll

Kaduna to use electronic voting machines for May 12 LG poll

Electronic voting machines will be used in the local government election of Kaduna state scheduled for May 12.Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, said this at the flag off of the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaigns for the poll.He said his administration had invested a considerable amount in electronic voting because the APC believes that votes must count.The event was attended [...]

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    Fresh crisis looms in Kaduna APC over attempt to block Hunkuyi’s participation in congress

Fresh crisis looms in Kaduna APC over attempt to block Hunkuyi’s participation in congress

The Kaduna state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is divided over the attempt to prevent Suleiman Hunkuyi, senator representing Kaduna-north, from participating in the forthcoming congresses.The decision was said to have been made on Tuesday by a faction of the party loyal to Nasir El-Rufai, the state governor.Hunkuyi belongs to a faction known as Kaduna Restoration, one opposed to [...]

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    Kaduna files fresh charges against Zakzaky

Kaduna files fresh charges against Zakzaky

The Kaduna state government has charged Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), to a high court in the state.El-Zakzaky was arrested in December 2015 after his followers and some soldiers clashed in Zaria, Kaduna state.Over 300 people were said to have been killed as a result of the clash.After his arrest, the Kaduna government charged him [...]

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    Fire guts Kaduna electoral commission headquarters — weeks before LG poll

Fire guts Kaduna electoral commission headquarters — weeks before LG poll

The headquarters of Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (KADSIECOM) was on Saturday gutted by fire.The inferno was said to have been noticed on the two-storey building located along Sokoto road, Kaduna at about 11am.The fire incident comes a few weeks before the state's local government election scheduled to hold May 12.The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. Fire officials [...]

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