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    PDP seeks recount of Kaduna guber votes

PDP seeks recount of Kaduna guber votes

Isah Ashiru, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna state, has requested for a recount of votes cast in the March 9 election in the state.This is contained in an application filed on Tuesday by Elisha Kurah, counsel to the PDP candidate, at the election petition tribunal in the state capital.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) [...]

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    S’court affirms ex-commissioner as lawmaker representing federal constituency in Kaduna

S’court affirms ex-commissioner as lawmaker representing federal constituency in Kaduna

The supreme court has affirmed Suleiman Lere as the representative of Lere federal constituency of Kaduna state in the house of representatives.On April 11, the apex court dismissed the appeal of Ahmed Munir who contested the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) alongside Lere.The five-man panel of the court gave reasons for its earlier action on Friday.Aliyu had [...]

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    Gunmen ‘kill three’ in Kaduna

Gunmen ‘kill three’ in Kaduna

Gunmen have killed three people in a fresh attack on Gerti village, Kaninkon ward, Jama'a local government area of Kaduna state.The incident was said to have occurred around 8am on Monday. The victims, a man and his son, were working on the farm when they were attacked.Christopher Philip, councilor representing Kaninkon ward, said the victims were busy with their farm [...]

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    Kaduna vendors: APC leaders plotting to eject us from school feeding programme

Kaduna vendors: APC leaders plotting to eject us from school feeding programme

Some food vendors engaged under the national home grown school feeding programme in Kaduna say there are plans to disengage them because they didn’t vote for the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the last elections. The vendors from Kaura and Zangon Kataf local government areas said APC officials in their area have threatened to sack them for political reasons. In separate interviews [...]

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    Inside story of how British tourist was shot dead in Kaduna

Inside story of how British tourist was shot dead in Kaduna

Faye Mooney, a Briton, was one of the two persons shot dead at Kajuru Castle in Kaduna state on Friday morning.Suspected bandits had attacked the holiday resort but two mobile policemen guarding the facility were said to have prevented them from gaining access to the facility.A source told TheCable that Mooney, a member of staff of Mercy Corps Nigeria, a [...]

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    Kaduna peace committee worried over killings

Kaduna peace committee worried over killings

The Kaduna state peace commission has expressed worries over the security challenge in many parts of the state.Josiah Idowu-Fearon, chairman of the commission, gave his concern at a news conference on Wednesday.He said insecurity is most prevalent in Birnin Gwari as well as some parts of Chikun, Igabi, Kachia, Kajuru, Kagarko and Kauru local government areas.He noted that although peace [...]

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    Police confirm killing of 21 in Kaduna

Police confirm killing of 21 in Kaduna

The Kaduna state police command has confirmed the killing of 21 people by gunmen in Banono and Anguwan Aku communities in Kufana district of Kajuru local government area of the state.TheCable had reported the attack, detailing how armed men in military uniform raided the communities.In a statement, Yakubu Sabo, police public relations officer in the state, said the attackers invaded the [...]

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    El-Rufai names running mate head of 38-man transition committee

El-Rufai names running mate head of 38-man transition committee

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has named Hadiza Balarabe, deputy governor-elect, as the head of a 38-member transition committee ahead of his inauguration on May 29.In a statement on Tuesday, Samuel Aruwan, the governor's spokesperson, said the duty of the transition committee is to prepare the ground work for the government.El-Rufai was re-elected in the March 9 election, having [...]

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    ‘Many lives have been lost’ – bishop warns against divisive politics in Kaduna

‘Many lives have been lost’ – bishop warns against divisive politics in Kaduna

Matthew Man-Oso Ndagoso, Catholic archbishop of Kaduna, has warned against divisive politics in the state.The bishop gave the warning amid the increasing spread of ethnic and religious propaganda in the state ahead of the governorship poll scheduled for Saturday.Speaking at a press conference in Kaduna on Thursday, Ndagoso asked politicians not to plunge the state into crisis in their [...]

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    Mixed feelings in Kaduna over Buhari’s victory

Mixed feelings in Kaduna over Buhari’s victory

Residents in Kaduna state are having mixed feelings over the outcome of the just concluded presidential election.President Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was declared winner on Wednesday by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)and Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party came second.In the northern part of Kaduna metropolis, it was celebration galore as [...]

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    Amnesty demands release of gender activist arrested in Kaduna

Amnesty demands release of gender activist arrested in Kaduna

Amnesty International (AI) has called on the Nigeria police force to urgently release Maryam Awaisu, a gender activist arrested on Tuesday.Awaisu, one of the leaders of the #ArewaMeToo movement was reportedly picked up by operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) in Kaduna state.The movement which began recently is seeking justice for victims of sexual violence in Nigeria.Osai Ojigho, AI [...]

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    El-Rufai: Death toll in Kajuru killings now 130

El-Rufai: Death toll in Kajuru killings now 130

The death toll in Kajuru LGA of Kaduna state has risen from 66 to 130, Nasir el-Rufai, the  governor, said on Tuesday.Briefing journalists in Abuja after the security meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari, el-Rufai said it was a case of genocide.Chidi Odinkalu, former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, had queried the casualty figure released by the state [...]

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    Kaduna PDP asks DSS to release its campaign director

Kaduna PDP asks DSS to release its campaign director

The Kaduna state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the immediate and unconditional release of Ben Bako, director, media and publicity of its campaign organisation.Bako was arrested on Saturday by the Department of State Services (DSS) for allegedly making inciting comments at a PDP rally in Kafancha, earlier in the week.Reacting to Bako’s arrest, Danjuma Sarki, [...]

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    DSS arrests politician who made ‘inciting comment’ at PDP rally

DSS arrests politician who made ‘inciting comment’ at PDP rally

The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested Ben Bako, director, media and publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign organisation.TheCable understands that the secret police had earlier invited Bako over “inciting comments” he made at a PDP rally in Kafancha, earlier in the week.Bako had told party members to deal with those who go against the PDP during [...]

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    Kaduna CAN: El-Rufai is an ingrate… we made him governor

Kaduna CAN: El-Rufai is an ingrate… we made him governor

John Hayab, chairman of the Kaduna state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), says the votes cast by Christians in the state made Nasir el-Rufai, the state governor, victorious in the 2015 gubernatorial poll.He said this in response to the claim of the governor that majority of the Christians in southern Kaduna voted against him in 2015.Hayab, who [...]

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    El-Rufai’s elder brother, AVM Aliyu, is dead

El-Rufai’s elder brother, AVM Aliyu, is dead

Aliyu Rufai, elder brother of Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, is dead.Samuel Aruwan, spokesman to the governor, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.Rufai was said to have passed on in the early hours of Saturday in Abuja, aged 70.He was said to have died from an undisclosed sickness.The deceased was a retired air vice marshal. He was commissioned into [...]

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