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    Shehu Sani on Kaduna’s loan request: We need to be convinced

Shehu Sani on Kaduna’s loan request: We need to be convinced

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says no loan request will get approval until the lawmakers were convinced of it.Sani, who is the chairman of the domestic and foreign debts, said this on Monday while reacting to allegations that he was hindering the state from gaining access to $350 million granted by the World Bank.Last week, a group took to [...]

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    El-Rufai presents 2018 budget to state assembly

El-Rufai presents 2018 budget to state assembly

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, on Thursday presented a budget proposal of N216.55 billion to the state house of assembly.Speaking while making a presentation of the 2018 appropriation bill tagged: 'Budget of consolidation', el-Rufai said it is aimed at completing the various projects embarked by his administration.He said priority was given to capital projects and N131 billion voted for that, [...]

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    21,780 teachers fail primary four test in Kaduna

21,780 teachers fail primary four test in Kaduna

A total 21,780 teachers in Kaduna state have reportedly failed the primary four examination administered to test their competence.Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, said the teachers were required to pass at least 75% of the test but that two-third of the total number of the teachers failed.He said a new set of 25,000 primary school teachers would be employed " as parts of the [...]

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    Drama as policemen protest in Kaduna

Drama as policemen protest in Kaduna

Aggrieved officers in the Kaduna command of the Nigeria police force on Monday protested the non-payment of their August and September salaries.Some of those who were paid alleged that their salaries were incomplete.The police officers, in their hundreds, staged the peaceful protest at the salary section of the command.One of the officers, who spoke with TheCable, said in August and [...]

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    Kaduna doctors commence indefinite strike

Kaduna doctors commence indefinite strike

Residents doctors in Kaduna state on Tuesday began an indefinite strike over the “sorry state” of healthcare facilities in state government hospitals.Joseph Jokshan, president, Association of Resident Doctors in the state, said the state government had not responded to any of the doctors’ demands issued 21 days ago.He said that the doctors were pained to begin the strike, but “unfortunately, [...]

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    El-Rufai: Buhari has endorsed me for 2019

El-Rufai: Buhari has endorsed me for 2019

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says President Muhammadu Buhari has endorsed his bid to seek re-election.In a live radio interview, the governor said after some party stakeholders in the state gave him the nod on September 16, he consulted with the president who also approved of it.He said with the endorsement, he would “definitely" seek re-election."It was after [...]

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    Muktar Muhammed, ex-military governor of Kaduna, is dead

Muktar Muhammed, ex-military governor of Kaduna, is dead

Muktar Muhammed, a former military governor of Kaduna state, has died at the age of 73.According to NAN, Muhammed died on Sunday in a London hospital following a protracted illness.Lawal Musa, a family source, said the remains of the deceased would be flown to Nigeria for burial.Muhammed served as the minister of housing, urban development and environment from 1976 to [...]

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    We’ll rescue abducted ACP, says police

We’ll rescue abducted ACP, says police

The Kaduna state police command has vowed to ensure the release of Emmanuel Adeniyi, assistant commissioner of police in Zamfara state.Adeniyi was kidnapped on Thursday while driving along Dandume/Birnin Gwari road (Katsina/Kaduna) road on his way back to Gusau, the state capital.Speaking about this on Friday, Muktar Aliyu, spokesman of the command, said immediately the incident was reported, a crack team [...]

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    Kaduna secures arrest warrant of youth who issued quit notice

Kaduna secures arrest warrant of youth who issued quit notice

The Kaduna state government has secured an arrest warrant for the northern youth group who gave a quit notice to the Igbo living in the north.The group had asked the Igbo to leave the north on or before October 1. They later reversed it after northern governors prevailed on them.In a statement, Samuel Aruwan, spokesman of Nasir el-Rufai, governor of [...]

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    Airtel refurbishes Kaduna school

Airtel refurbishes Kaduna school

Leading telecoms operator, Airtel Nigeria, has inaugurated Yahaya Hamza Primary School, Zaria, Kaduna state. The company said it decided to refurbish the school in line with its commitment to provide opportunities for underprivileged children. The school has been transformed with six blocks, 12 classrooms, desk and chairs, teachers’ offices, whiteboards, borehole facilities and toilets for male and female students as well as teachers. Nasir [...]

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    Kaduna varsity staff join nationwide strike

Kaduna varsity staff join nationwide strike

The Kaduna state university chapters of senior staff association, non-academic staff union and national association of technologists have joined the nationwide indefinite strike declared by unions on Monday.Kantoma Bala, chairman of the universities senior staff association, told NAN in Kaduna on Tuesday, that the three unions had formed a joint action committee to monitor the strike. [...]

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    Buhari inaugurates feed mill poultry in Kaduna — the largest in sub-Saharan Africa

Buhari inaugurates feed mill poultry in Kaduna — the largest in sub-Saharan Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday inaugurated an integrated poultry farm and animal feed mill in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state.According to Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, the facility owned by Olam International cost $150 million to set up.Olam International says it is the biggest in sub-Saharan Africa.The leading agri-business operates in 70 countries, supplying food and industrial raw materials to over [...]

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    Kaduna Polytechnic lecturers also begin indefinite strike

Kaduna Polytechnic lecturers also begin indefinite strike

Kaduna Polytechnic (KadPoly) lecturers on Friday commenced an indefinite strike over welfare issues and decayed infrastructure.The development comes on the heels of lecturers’ strike in Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Ondo state. [...]

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    El-Rufai orders reopening of schools in southern Kaduna

El-Rufai orders reopening of schools in southern Kaduna

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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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