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    Two policemen killed as gunmen abduct four expatriates in Kaduna

Two policemen killed as gunmen abduct four expatriates in Kaduna

A gang of suspected kidnappers have killed two policemen and abducted four foreign nationals on Kwoi-Jere road in Kagarko local government area of Kaduna state.The victims had visited Kafanchan and Kaura but were ambushed on their way back around 7pm on Tuesday.A police source said the two policemen killed were escorting the two foreign nationals when they were ambushed.“Two policemen [...]

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    10 killed in fresh ‘herders’ attack in Kaduna

10 killed in fresh ‘herders’ attack in Kaduna

Not less than 10 persons were killed when gunmen suspected to be herdsmen attacked two villages in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state.The attacks were said to have taken place on Friday night in Dangaji and Ungwan Gajere villages.Apart from the fatalities, several persons reportedly sustained gunshot injuries during the attack.The villagers were said to have fled [...]

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    No amount of resistance will reverse teachers’ sack, el-Rufai insists

No amount of resistance will reverse teachers’ sack, el-Rufai insists

Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna governor, says there is no amount of resistance that will make the state government rescind its decision to sack 21,780 teachers.The government has received backlash from some Nigerians since its decision to fire the teachers said to have failed a competency test it organised.On Thursday, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) protested the decision in the state, days [...]

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    Man collapses after receiving sack letter in Kaduna

Man collapses after receiving sack letter in Kaduna

Abubakar Shu’aibu, a messenger at Government Secondary School, Sabongari Zaria, Kaduna state, reportedly slumped and went into coma on Tuesday, after receiving his sack letter.Shu'aibu, 47, is said to have served the state for 11 years.“We reported to work this morning and Abubakar Shu’aibu was invited to zonal education office; on reaching there, they served him with a sack letter," [...]

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    Kaduna teachers dare el-Rufai, begin indefinite strike

Kaduna teachers dare el-Rufai, begin indefinite strike

Some teachers in Kaduna state refused to return to work on Monday in compliance with the directive of the state chapter of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT).The union had asked its members to stay away from work in protest of the decision of the state government to sack over 21,000  teachers who failed a competency test last year.But Nasir [...]

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    Kidnappers of Kukah’s brother demand N100m ransom

Kidnappers of Kukah’s brother demand N100m ransom

Abductors of Yohanna Sidi Kukah, a traditional ruler in Zangon Kataf local government area of Kaduna state, have demanded a ransom of N100 million for his release.The Agwam Akulu of Ikulu chiefdom and younger brother to Matthew  Kukah, bishop of Sokoto diocese of the Catholic Church, was abducted at gunpoint alongside one of his guards at his private residence in Anchuna, a [...]

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    Kaduna boils again as gunmen abduct traditional ruler who is Kukah’s brother

Kaduna boils again as gunmen abduct traditional ruler who is Kukah’s brother

Yohanna Kukah, a traditional ruler in Zangon Kataf local government area of Kaduna state, has been abducted. The monarch with the title: ‘Agwam Akulu,’ is the younger brother of Matthew Kukah, bishop of the Catholic diocese of Sokoto.  ‎‎The attackers were said to have struck in Anchuna, village of the traditional ruler.They were said to have arrived at his private [...]

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    Traditional ruler, pregnant wife shot dead  in Kaduna

Traditional ruler, pregnant wife shot dead  in Kaduna

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have killed a traditional ruler and his pregnant wife in the southern part of Kaduna state.Gambo Makama, the Etum Numana, and his wife were said to have been killed in Arak, his hometown in Sanga local government area of the state, around 12:05 am.The assailants reportedly broke into Makama’s residence and opened fire on three [...]

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    Six shot dead in yet another southern Kaduna attack

Six shot dead in yet another southern Kaduna attack

At least six people were killed in yet another attack by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen in Anguwan Mailafiya, Gwong Chiefdom, Jama'a local government area of Kaduna state.The latest attack happened barely 48 hours after gunmen invaded a Carol service at Nindem community in the same locality.Details of the latest attack are scanty but the gunmen were said to invaded [...]

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    Master’s degree holders apply for primary school job in Kaduna

Master’s degree holders apply for primary school job in Kaduna

The Kaduna state government, on Wednesday, began screening of 43,806 applicants for 25,000 teaching positions in its primary schools, with MSc degree holders being among the applicants.The list of applicants pasted on the notice board at Rimi College, Kaduna, one of the examination centres, showed that two applicants held MSc degrees in biochemistry and water resources.The examination of the applicants [...]

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    Black marketers rejoice as fuel hits N350 per litre in Kaduna

Black marketers rejoice as fuel hits N350 per litre in Kaduna

Black marketers in Kaduna state are having a field day as a result of the hike in the price of petrol.Many filling stations in the ancient city have been closed, forcing motorists to patronise those selling the product between N300 and N350 per litre.Long queues of vehicles were seen at different black market spots on the outskirts of the city.Fuel scarcity has [...]

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    Shehu Sani’s aide ‘kidnapped in Kaduna’

Shehu Sani’s aide ‘kidnapped in Kaduna’

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says Bashir Ahmed, his aide, has been kidnapped by masked gunmen in the Tudun Wada area of Kaduna state.According to a Facebook post by Sani, the kidnap took place on December 8, with witnesses stating that the kidnappers mistreated Ahmad before carting him off to an undisclosed location.Prior to his kidnap, Ahmad had received [...]

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    Kaduna disengages 4,042 workers

Kaduna disengages 4,042 workers

The Kaduna state government has disengaged over 4,000 workers.Jafaru Sani, commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs, said the affected workers were from the state's local service commission.Sani said while 3,159 of the affected workers were retired, the others were laid off.He said the measure is part of efforts of the state government to renew public service in the state and [...]

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    El-Rufai: 43,806 people applied for the jobs of incompetent teachers

El-Rufai: 43,806 people applied for the jobs of incompetent teachers

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says 43,806 applicants have indicated interest in replacing the teachers who failed examination questions meant for primary four pupils.Speaking when he visited the state assembly on Thursday, el-Rufai said the applicants would be thoroughly screened.He also promised that his administration would give severance package to those who would be dismissed.There are 21,780 persons to [...]

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    Court frees 10 IMN members standing trial in Kaduna

Court frees 10 IMN members standing trial in Kaduna

A Kaduna high court presided has discharged and acquitted 10 members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) who were arrested for staging protests over the detention of Ibrahim Zakzaky, leader of the sect.Zakzaky was arrested following a clash between some of his members and soldiers in December 2015.Delivering judgement on Thursday, Esther Lolo, a judge, struck out the 5-count [...]

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    Protesting pupils are victims of bad teachers, says el-Rufai

Protesting pupils are victims of bad teachers, says el-Rufai

Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says "unqualified teachers" are using pupils for "illegal protests".Recently, some pupils took to the streets to protest the state executive council's approval to sack the primary four teachers who failed competency test.A total of 21,780 primary school teachers in the state had reportedly failed the examination administered to test their competence in October.In a statement, [...]

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