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    Kaduna APC receives ‘850’ defectors from PDP, PRP

Kaduna APC receives ‘850’ defectors from PDP, PRP

No fewer than 850 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) have defected to the All Progressives Party (APC) in Zaria, Kaduna state.NAN reports that the defectors include Ibrahim Hassan-Pako, the PRP youth leader in Zaria, and a prominent PDP member, Hajiya Sa’adiya Mohammed-Mai-Yanga.Receiving the defectors at Tudun Wada Ward in Zaria on Saturday, Aliyu [...]

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    El-Rufai’s running mate handed new role ‘at the heart of Kaduna govt’

El-Rufai’s running mate handed new role ‘at the heart of Kaduna govt’

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has offered Hadiza Balarabe, his running mate in the 2019 governorship election, a new appointment.The governor on Thursday appointed Balarabe as his senior adviser-counsel, according to a statement from Samuel Aruwan, his spokesman.The statement said the appointment, which is with immediate effect, will put her at "the heart of the (state) government".Balarabe is the [...]

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    Police warn against processions as El-Zakzaky’s trial resumes

Police warn against processions as El-Zakzaky’s trial resumes

The Kaduna police command on Tuesday said the ban on all forms of processions/demonstrations in the state is still in force.Yakubu Sabo, the command’s public relations officer, gave the warning in a press statement.Sabo said the police will not hesitate to deal with any person or group of persons who deliberately attempt to violate the ban.He said: “In view of [...]

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    El-Rufai picks female running mate, settles for Muslim-Muslim ticket

El-Rufai picks female running mate, settles for Muslim-Muslim ticket

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has picked Hadiza Balarabe as his running mate for the 2019 election.Balarabe, a Muslim from Sanga local government area of the state, is currently the executive secretary of the state primary health care development agency.In a statement on Friday, Samuel Aruwan, spokesman of the governor, said the choice of Balarabe as el-Rufai's running mate [...]

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    Kaduna curfew relaxed after violence subsides

Kaduna curfew relaxed after violence subsides

The Kaduna state government has relaxed the curfew in Kaduna metropolis and environs after considerable peace has returned to the city.Samuel Aruwan, senior special assistant to the governor on media and publicity, said this in a statement on Sunday in Kaduna.Aruwan said residents could now move around until 5pm, adding that the prevailing peace had encouraged the authority to relax [...]

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    One killed as police arrest 32 over Kaduna unrest

One killed as police arrest 32 over Kaduna unrest

The police in Kaduna have arrested 32 persons for involvement in disturbances in the state.Some persons were said to have attempted to destroy places of worship in Kawo and Hanyin Banki while one person was killed in Kasuwan Magani and another arrested with a weapon.Meanwhile, the Kaduna state government has relaxed the curfew in Kachia, Samuel Aruwan, spokesman of the [...]

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    Kaduna senators describe death of traditional ruler as a monumental loss

Kaduna senators describe death of traditional ruler as a monumental loss

Senators from Kaduna state have described the death of Maiwada Galadima, traditional ruler of Adara ethnic group in Kujuru local government area of the state, as a monumental loss.Galadima, who was abducted on October 19, died in captivity in the wee hours of Friday.He was killed after abductors allegedly collected ransom.Following his death, the state government reinstated the 24-hour curfew in the [...]

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    Senators: Why did el-Rufai travel out of Kaduna in the heat of this crisis?

Senators: Why did el-Rufai travel out of Kaduna in the heat of this crisis?

Two senators have accused Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, for being complicit in the violence that engulfed parts of the state.Danjuma Laah, senator representing Kaduna south, and Philip Gyunka, senator representing Nasarawa north, are wondering why el-Rufai travelled out of the state in the heat of the crisis.Over 50 people have been killed in the ongoing religious conflict in Kaduna.Despite [...]

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    Curfew relaxed in parts of Kaduna

Curfew relaxed in parts of Kaduna

The Kaduna state government has eased off the 24-hour curfew on Kaduna metropolis, giving residents between 1pm to 5pm “to restock on essentials”.Samuel Aruwan, spokesman to Nasir el-Rufai, the state governor, said the decision was as a result of improved security in the location.El-Rufai had on Sunday, declared a 24-hour curfew in Kaduna towns and its environs to ease the [...]

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    Three shot dead in Kaduna — despite curfew

Three shot dead in Kaduna — despite curfew

Gunmen have killed three unidentified people in Kaduna despite the 24-hour curfew imposed on the state by the government.The victims were reportedly killed in Narayi area of the state.Over 40 were killed in the state after violence broke out in some parts of the state's metropolis on Sunday.Buildings and cars were also burnt.Speaking with journalists on Monday, Emmanuel Godwin, a [...]

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    Kaduna violence: NYSC indefinitely postpones Batch C orientation

Kaduna violence: NYSC indefinitely postpones Batch C orientation

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    Houses burnt, people killed as violence breaks out in Kaduna community

Houses burnt, people killed as violence breaks out in Kaduna community

Houses got burnt while some lives were lost during a religious conflict in Kasuwan Magani community, Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state, on Thursday evening.A resident of the area told TheCable narrated what led to the violence via telephone.He explained that a young man, who was caught stealing in the market, was being beaten when some youths belonging to [...]

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    Gunmen invade brewery in Kaduna, kill two policemen

Gunmen invade brewery in Kaduna, kill two policemen

Two mobile policemen attached to the Nigerian Breweries, located along Nnamdi Azikiwe expressway, Kaduna, were killed on Wednesday by gunmen suspected to be armed robbers.The gunmen were said to have stormed the company around 4:30am. They engaged the policemen in a shootout that lasted over 30 minutes.Two of the police men were said to have been killed on the spot [...]

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    ‘Islam is for peace’ — Gumi explains role in Atiku, Obasanjo reconciliation

‘Islam is for peace’ — Gumi explains role in Atiku, Obasanjo reconciliation

Ahmed Gumi, a prominent Islamic scholar, says his presence at the reconciliation meeting between former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Atiku Abubakar, was to ensure peace.Gumi said this in response to the criticisms that have trailed his visit to the Obasanjo's residence, alongside the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku.Speaking with Daily Trust in Kaduna, the Islamic scholar said his attendance at [...]

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    16 miners kidnapped in Kaduna

16 miners kidnapped in Kaduna

The Kaduna state police command on Wednesday announced the kidnap of 16 miners in Bogoma village of Birnin Gwari local government area of the state.Yakubu Sabo, the command public relations officer, disclosed this to NAN in Kaduna.Sabo said the 16 miners were abducted on Tuesday night when the truck they were travelling in was intercepted by armed bandits shortly after [...]

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    Shehu Sani kicks as Kaduna APC adopts indirect primary

Shehu Sani kicks as Kaduna APC adopts indirect primary

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna-central, has disagreed with the adoption of indirect primary by the Kaduna state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Indirect primary election is when delegates choose the party’s candidate while direct primary is a process where interested members of the party vote for a candidate.The national executive committee (NEC) of the party had on Friday announced [...]

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