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    FRSC rescues 44 children from ‘traffickers’

FRSC rescues 44 children from ‘traffickers’

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it has rescued 44 children from suspected child traffickers along Kaduna-Zaria route in Kaduna state.According to a statement released by the corps, FRSC operatives had initially stopped the Fiat bus, popularly known as J5, for overloading only to discover the children in the bus.According to Bisi Kazeem, public education officer of FRSC, the [...]

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    Kaduna PDP: Attack on journalists shows our members are unsafe

Kaduna PDP: Attack on journalists shows our members are unsafe

The Kaduna state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the attack on journalists shows that members of the opposition party are not safe in the state. ‎On Sunday, suspected thugs invaded the NUJ centre while Shehu Sani and Suleiman Hunkuyi, two senators of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), were holding a press conference.Sani and Hunkuyi represent Kaduna central [...]

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    Shehu Sani: APC may fall apart like PDP

Shehu Sani: APC may fall apart like PDP

Shehu Sani, the senator representing Kaduna central, has called on the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to rescue the party's state chapter from imminent destruction.He warned that the ruling party may go the way of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which is currently in disarray.Sani made the call while speaking with newsmen on Monday in Abuja, after a [...]

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    El-Rufai orders investigation after attack on senators, journalists in Kaduna

El-Rufai orders investigation after attack on senators, journalists in Kaduna

Senators Shehu Sani and Suleiman Hunkuyi were allegedly attacked on Sunday at the secretariat of the Kaduna chapter of Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ).Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, had ordered an investigation.Sani and Hunkuyi represent Kaduna central and north at the upper legislative chamber, respectively.They had just begun to address journalists on the state's party congresses which took place [...]

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    Police: 33 killed in farmers, herdsmen clash in Kaduna

Police: 33 killed in farmers, herdsmen clash in Kaduna

Kaduna state police on Wednesday confirmed the death of 33 villagers in Kajuru local government area of the state, due to an outbreak of violence between suspected herdsmen and farmers.A total of 27 Fulani people living in the area were killed by the villagers in two separate attacks, while six villagers died.Agyole Abeh, the state commissioner for police, said at [...]

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    ‘37 killed’ as farmers, herdsmen clash in Kaduna

‘37 killed’ as farmers, herdsmen clash in Kaduna

‎At least 37 people have reportedly been killed in a fresh outbreak of violence involving suspected herdsmen and farmers in Kaduna state.A witness told TheCable that the incident happened in Kajuru local government area of the state.Trouble was said to have started after some youth allegedly stormed a village in Ungwan Uka to avenge the death of a suspected herdsman.The [...]

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    Southern Kaduna students pass vote of no confidence in el-Rufai

Southern Kaduna students pass vote of no confidence in el-Rufai

The southern Kaduna youth and students forum (SKYSFOM) says a total of 3,753 students in the zone have passed a vote of no confidence in Nasir el-Rufai, the state governor.A statement issued on Monday by Galadima Jesse, SKYSFORM president, said the no confidence votes are as a result of the refusal of the government to reopen schools closed in the [...]

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    One killed as gunmen kidnap NHIS’ external auditor in Kaduna

One killed as gunmen kidnap NHIS’ external auditor in Kaduna

‎Gunmen have abducted Zakari Mohammed-Sada, an external auditor with the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).He was abducted on the Abuja-Kaduna highway around 5pm on Saturday.His attackers were said to have opened fire. A stray bullet reportedly hit a woman in one of the vehicles on the road during the incident.A source said Sada was returning to Kaduna from Abuja when [...]

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    ‘Cattle rustlers’ kill two policemen in Kaduna

‘Cattle rustlers’ kill two policemen in Kaduna

Suspected cattle rustlers have killed two policemen and a civilian in Kaduna state.The incident was said to have occurred in Maigana district of soba local government area of the state.Agyole Abeh, Kaduna state commissioner of police, told Channels TV that the deceased officers were killed during a gun battle.He explained that policemen who were on a routine patrol in the area were [...]

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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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