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    El-Rufai asks principals to stop collecting fees from ALL primary/secondary students in Kaduna

El-Rufai asks principals to stop collecting fees from ALL primary/secondary students in Kaduna

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, has directed that free primary and secondary education be implemented in the state with immediate effect.Phoebe Yayi, permanent secretary for the state ministry of education, announced the development in a letter dated January 17 and addressed to the zonal director of the Kaduna state schools quality assurance authority.The governor earlier announced free and compulsory education [...]

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    Two killed as gunmen break into Kaduna village

Two killed as gunmen break into Kaduna village

Two people were reportedly killed in an attack by gunmen in Gora village, Zangon Kataf local government area of Kaduna state.Two others were also said to have sustained injuries in the attack which occurred at about 7pm on Friday.Sources in the village said the attack took place at the community market when the gunmen who arrived on motorcycles started shooting [...]

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    Gunmen ‘kill 35’ in Kaduna, demand ‘N100m ransom’ for 58 victims

Gunmen ‘kill 35’ in Kaduna, demand ‘N100m ransom’ for 58 victims

About 35 people have been reportedly killed and another 58 abducted after suspected bandits invaded 10 communities in Chikun and Birnin Gwari local government areas of Kaduna state.The gunmen were said to have invaded the villages and carried out the attacks on January 6, and subsequently demanded the payment of N100 million ransom for the release of their victims.The attacks had [...]

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    ‘Four’ air force personnel shot dead by bandits in Kaduna

‘Four’ air force personnel shot dead by bandits in Kaduna

Suspected bandits have killed four personnel of the Nigerian Air Force in Kaduna, according to military sources.One of the sources told TheCable that the suspects laid an ambush for the security operatives at Unguwan Yako, close, along Kaduna- Birnin Gwari road.Two vehicles belonging to the air force were said to have been set ablaze in the incident which happened on [...]

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    Gunmen kidnap woman, teenage son in Kaduna

Gunmen kidnap woman, teenage son in Kaduna

A woman and her 14-year-old son were on Tuesday abducted by gunmen at their residence in Juji area of Sabon Tasha, Chikun local government area of Kaduna state.The incident was said to have occurred in the early hours of Tuesday when the bandits invaded the community, shooting sporadically.The woman's son reportedly protested the abduction of his mother, insisting that he [...]

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    DPR: Illegal transfer of cooking gas triggered Kaduna explosion

DPR: Illegal transfer of cooking gas triggered Kaduna explosion

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says the illegal transfer of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) also known as cooking gas, to cylinders caused the explosion that rocked Kaduna on Saturday.At least five persons, including Simon Mallam, chairman of Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission, lost their lives in the tragic incident which occurred at Sabon Tasha in Kaduna metropolis.In a statement on [...]

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    ‘We lost our son in the explosion’ — Kaduna community confirms death of Atomic Energy Commission CEO

‘We lost our son in the explosion’ — Kaduna community confirms death of Atomic Energy Commission CEO

Kagoro community in Kaura local government area of Kaduna state has confirmed the death of Simon Mallam, chief executive officer (CEO) of the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC). TheCable had reported that Mallam might have been killed following the gas explosion in Kaduna state on Saturday afternoon.In a statement signed by one Francis Donatus Gwaza, on Sunday, Kagaro where Mallam hailed from, said the [...]

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    Gas explosion ‘kills many’ in Kaduna

Gas explosion ‘kills many’ in Kaduna

Many people were killed as a result of a gas explosion at Sabon Tasha in Kaduna metropolis on Saturday afternoon.The incident occurred at shop located opposite Total filling station at Sabon Tasha.The sound of the explosion caused fear among many residents who initially thought it was a bomb attack by Boko Haram.Philip Kambai, who escaped the blast, told TheCable that [...]

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    Christmas bears profound lessons for everyone, says el-Rufai

Christmas bears profound lessons for everyone, says el-Rufai

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says Christmas bears profound lessons for everyone.In a message he sent out on Christmas Day, he appealed to all residents of Kaduna to uphold peace and pray for the progress of the country.The governor also congratulated the Christian community "on this important religious moment".“I am delighted to congratulate and celebrate with our people on [...]

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    How district head, three brothers were kidnapped in Kaduna

How district head, three brothers were kidnapped in Kaduna

Gunmen have kidnapped Yahaya Abubakar, district head, and Ibrahim Musa, former education secretary of Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state.Three brothers identified as Jonathan, Joakin and Benjamin Obi were also abducted at Sabon Tasha in Chikun local government area in the state.In a statement on Thursday, Yakubu Sabo, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed the incidents, saying the three [...]

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    Kaduna earmarks N50m for treatment of VVF patients

Kaduna earmarks N50m for treatment of VVF patients

The Kaduna state government has set aside N50 million for the treatment of Vesico Vaginal Fistula(VVF) patients.VVF is a hole that develops between the vagina and the bladder, resulting in uncontrollable leaking of urine through the vagina.Hafsat Baba, the state's commissioner of human services and social development, who disclosed this at a high-level conference on obstetric fistula, said the money [...]

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    EXTRA: Kaduna-Abuja road is the safest in Nigeria, says el-Rufai

EXTRA: Kaduna-Abuja road is the safest in Nigeria, says el-Rufai

Despite the high level of crime along the Kaduna-Abuja road, Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has listed it as the “safest road in Nigeria”.Robbery, kidnappings and other forms of crime which happen frequently on the road have forced many to abandon it for trains.But speaking with reporters at a meeting of security administrators on Thursday, the governor said security agencies [...]

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    PHOTOS: El-Rufai hosts Obasanjo at Kaduna govt house

PHOTOS: El-Rufai hosts Obasanjo at Kaduna govt house

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo visited Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, on Wednesday.Both men smiled, shook hands as they posed for photographs.El-Rufai had served under Obasanjo as minister of the federal capital territory (FCT).Below are pictures of the visit:[...]

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    ‘We are suffering under you’ — Adara people write el-Rufai

‘We are suffering under you’ — Adara people write el-Rufai

The Adara Development Association (ADA), an umbrella body for the Adara ethnic nationality in Kajuru and Kachia local government areas of Kaduna state, has written a letter to Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, highlighting their plights under his administration.In the letter jointly signed by Awemi Maisamar, president of ADA, and Luke Waziri, the assistant secretary, the association accused the state [...]

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    Kaduna DisCo vows to prosecute defaulting customer who battered ‘Buratai’

Kaduna DisCo vows to prosecute defaulting customer who battered ‘Buratai’

The Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company has vowed to prosecute any of its customers who assaults its officials on legitimate duties.In a statement on Wednesday, Abdulazeez Abdullahi, the company's head of corporate communication, said Buratai Ahmed, one of its officials, was beaten on Tuesday for attempting to disconnect a customer's power supply at Rigasa community, Igabi local government area of the [...]

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    PHOTOS: El-Rufai and his ‘female army’

PHOTOS: El-Rufai and his ‘female army’

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, swore in two more female commissioners on Monday, bringing the number of women in his cabinet to six.The governor, who is known for giving opportunity to women, appointed Hadiza Bala Usman, current managing director of the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), as his chief of staff, in his first tenure.El-Rufai is the only governor in [...]

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