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    Three policemen gunned down at Kaduna checkpoint

Three policemen gunned down at Kaduna checkpoint

Three policemen serving at Fadan Karshi Outpost in Sanga local government area of Kaduna state were on Tuesday gunned down by unknown gunmen at a checkpoint between Fadan Karshi and Sabon Gida village.Abubakar Abba, vice-chairman of Sanga local government council, confirmed the incident to NAN on Wednesday.He added that the bodies have been deposited at the Gwantu General Hospital.“Two policemen [...]

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    Two lecturers kidnapped in Kaduna

Two lecturers kidnapped in Kaduna

Gunmen have abducted two lecturers in Mahuta community of Igabi local government area of Kaduna state.The victims, identified as Adamu Chinoko and Umar Chinoko, are said to be biological brothers, working at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, and Kaduna Polytechnic, respectively.According to reports, Adamu was abducted on Thursday night and the kidnappers later contacted the family to demand a [...]

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    Appeal court upholds el-Rufai’s election

Appeal court upholds el-Rufai’s election

The court of appeal sitting in Kaduna has upheld the election Nasir el-Rufai as governor of the state.The appellate court gave the judgment on Thursday while dismissing the petition of Isah Ashiru, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the March 9 poll.Ashiru had challenged the outcome of the election at the tribunal but he lost. He had asked the [...]

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    El-Rufai: How I got $350m World Bank loan — with pictures of rundown schools

El-Rufai: How I got $350m World Bank loan — with pictures of rundown schools

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, has explained how he secured a $350 million loan from the World Bank to fix education in his state -- with pictures of rundown schools.El-Rufai was speaking on Monday at a send forth for Rachid Ben Massaoud, outgoing country director of the World Bank.The event was organised by the Nigeria Governors’ Forum at the Transcorp [...]

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    11 rescued at another ‘torture centre’ in Kaduna

11 rescued at another ‘torture centre’ in Kaduna

At least 11 inmates have been rescued at a religious centre in Zaria, Kaduna state.Security operatives raided the centre, known as "Malam Aliyu Mai Adakan Salatul Fatih" on Tuesday.Hadiza Balarabe, deputy governor of the state, later led some cabinet members to visit the rescued inmates.Among them were Samuel Aruwan, commissioner for internal security and home affairs, Hafsat Baba, commissioner for [...]

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    Kaduna shortlists over 5,000 for employment

Kaduna shortlists over 5,000 for employment

The Kaduna state government has shortlisted 5,351 persons out of the 41,971 that applied for the state civil service.Muyiwa Adekeye, special adviser to the governor on media and communications, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.Adekeye said the shortlisted persons were selected after conclusion of a computer based tests (CBT) set for the 13,700 candidates who scaled through the first [...]

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    Top police officer kidnapped in Kaduna

Top police officer kidnapped in Kaduna

Isa Rambo, an assistant commissioner of police, has been kidnapped, according to PUNCH.Rambo, who was identified as the commander of the Suleja area command of the Nigeria Police Force,  was reportedly kidnapped on his way to Jos, Plateau state capital.The newspaper quoted a source as saying the senior police officer was abducted on Saturday evening.“He was kidnapped around Kaduna and [...]

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    147 rescued as police raid yet another ‘torture centre’ in Kaduna

147 rescued as police raid yet another ‘torture centre’ in Kaduna

The police have raided another religious rehabilitation centre in Kaduna state, setting 147 inmates free.The police stormed the centre located at Kwanar Gurguwa in Igabi local government area of the state on Saturday.Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, was on the ground when security operatives raided the place  yj ghnbv  c.Some of the rescued victims were reportedly found in chains [...]

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    Kaduna principal regains freedom six days after abduction

Kaduna principal regains freedom six days after abduction

Francis Maji, principal of Government Technical Secondary School, Maraban-Kajuru in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state, has regained freedom six days after his abduction.Gunmen had broken into Maji's residence in the school last week. They had shot sporadically into the air to scare the students and members of staff.Family sources said he was released on Wednesday night after the payment [...]

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    Kidnapped female students still in custody despite ‘N3.6m ransom’

Kidnapped female students still in custody despite ‘N3.6m ransom’

Abductors of the six female students and two staff of Engravers College, Kakau Daji, in Chikun Local government area of Kaduna state, are yet to release their victims.The victims are still in custody after their captors have collected a ransom of N3.6 million, according to sources close to the families of the victims.The parents reportedly said there had been no communication [...]

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    Kidnappers increase ransom of Kaduna students to N80m

Kidnappers increase ransom of Kaduna students to N80m

Negotiation for the release of the six female students and two staff of Engravers College, Kakau Daji, Chikun local government area of Kaduna state, has suffered a setback following fresh demands by their abductors.The bandits, who had earlier demanded a ransom of N50 million have reportedly increased it to N80 million, insisting that all the captives must pay N10 million [...]

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    Abductors of Kaduna schoolgirls demand N50m ransom

Abductors of Kaduna schoolgirls demand N50m ransom

Abductors of the six female students and two staff of Engravers College (pictured), Kakau Daji, Chikun local government area of Kaduna state have demanded a N50 million ransom.The students and the staff were abducted from the school in the early hours of Thursday.One of the two security guards on ground was said to have been shot when he attempted to [...]

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    Six female students, two teachers abducted at Kaduna school

Six female students, two teachers abducted at Kaduna school

At least six female students and two teachers have been abducted at the Engraver's College in Kakau Daji, Chikun local government area of Kaduna state. One of the parents whose daughter was abducted told TheCable that he received a call from the abductors on Thursday morning."They told my daughter to give them a number to call, and that was when they [...]

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    ‘Horrifying spectacle’ — Buhari speaks on rescue operation at Kaduna religious centre

‘Horrifying spectacle’ — Buhari speaks on rescue operation at Kaduna religious centre

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the abuse of over 300 persons at an Islamic centre at Rigasa, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis.At least 300 persons were reportedly set free after the police raided the Islamic centre on Thursday night.The victims, who according to the police, are from Burkina Faso, Mali and other African countries, were subjected to inhuman treatment.According to [...]

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    Chained persons freed as police ‘rescue 300’ at religious centre in Kaduna

Chained persons freed as police ‘rescue 300’ at religious centre in Kaduna

At least 300 persons were reportedly set free after the police raided an Islamic centre at Rigasa, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis on Thursday night.The victims, who according to the police, are from Burkina Faso, Mali and other African countries, were subjected to inhuman treatment.While the children among were said to have been sexually abused, others were tortured on a regular [...]

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    CAN kicks as Kaduna moves to evict 110-year-old church

CAN kicks as Kaduna moves to evict 110-year-old church

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has raised the alarm over a 7-day quit notice issued to St. Gregory’s Anglican Church (pictured), Sabon Gari, Zaria, by the Kaduna State Urban Planning Development Agency (KASUPDA).In the notice seen by TheCable, the agency said the failure to comply with the directive will lead to the forceful eviction of the church.“Reference to the [...]

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