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    Policeman stoned to death during clash with Shi’ites in Kaduna

Policeman stoned to death during clash with Shi’ites in Kaduna

A policeman was on Thursday killed during a clash between his colleagues and members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), better known as Shi'ites in Kaduna state.Many members of the sect also sustained injuries in the clash which started on Wednesday.Members of the group had trooped out in large numbers to witnessed the the trial of Ibrahim Zakzaky, their [...]

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    Two officers injured as police, Shi’ites clash in Kaduna

Two officers injured as police, Shi’ites clash in Kaduna

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    Rescheduled poll fails to hold in two Kaduna LGs

Rescheduled poll fails to hold in two Kaduna LGs

Saratu Dikko, chairman of Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission, says the rescheduled election did not hold in Chikun and Kaura local government areas of the state, on Wednesday.The commission had rescheduled the election on May 12.But at a press conference on Friday evening, Dikko said different results were declared by separate officials in the election conducted in Jaba local government."Free, [...]

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    PDP defeats APC in rescheduled Kaduna LG poll

PDP defeats APC in rescheduled Kaduna LG poll

Philip Gwada of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won the rescheduled chairmanship election in Jaba local government area of Kaduna state.Grace Doyaro, the returning officer, who announced the result on Thursday, said Gwada secured 17,967 votes to defeat Benjamin Jok, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who scored 7,401 votes.Dayaro described the election as free and fair, [...]

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    One dead, 55 hospitalised as Cholera hits Kaduna school

One dead, 55 hospitalised as Cholera hits Kaduna school

A cholera outbeak at the Governmemt Girls' Secondary School, Kawo, Kaduna state, has led to the death of one student while 55 others have been hospitalised.Jafaru Sani, commissioner of education in the state, confirmed the development to reporters, on Monday, when he visited the school to access the situation.The commissioner said the situation had been brought under control with 15 [...]

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    Over 25 abducted in fresh Birnin Gwari attack

Over 25 abducted in fresh Birnin Gwari attack

More than 25 people were kidnapped along the Birnin Gwari-Funtua road in Kaduna state on Thursday.Sources said the kidnappers struck between Kiryoyi and Maganda villages of Birnin Gwari local government area.They reportedly stopped vehicles carrying passengers and ordered the people into the bush.Danladi Duniya, chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Birnin Gwari, confirmed the  incident [...]

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    Women ‘stripped naked’ as gunmen abduct 44 passengers in Kaduna

Women ‘stripped naked’ as gunmen abduct 44 passengers in Kaduna

Gunmen have abducted 44 passengers along the Birnin-Gwari-Kaduna highway in Kaduna state.According to witnesses, the victims were kidnapped on two different occasions — Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.The female victims were reportedly stripped before being taken inside the bush.In the Wednesday incident, 21 people said to be traveling in three Golf vehicles from Birnin-Gwari to Kano were abducted.On Tuesday, a Sharon [...]

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    El-Rufai’s aide says PDP is dead in Kaduna

El-Rufai’s aide says PDP is dead in Kaduna

Uba Sani (pictured left), an aide to Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), “is dead” in the state.Sani, who is el-Rufai's special adviser on political matters, said this while speaking to journalists shortly after the state congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC).He said it was “surprising” that the PDP won in four of [...]

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    ‘Bandits’ injure 12-year-old child, abduct three housewives in Kaduna

‘Bandits’ injure 12-year-old child, abduct three housewives in Kaduna

Three housewives were abducted when gunmen invaded Maganda village in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state on Sunday.A 12-year-old child was said to have sustained injuries from gunshots during the incident.A witness said the incident took place around 2am on Sunday.The witness said when they arrive in the community, the gunmen started shooting sporadically and went into the [...]

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    Kaduna electoral commission reschedules election in three LGAs

Kaduna electoral commission reschedules election in three LGAs

The Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (KADSIEC) has rescheduled election in Jaba, Kaura and Kajuru local government areas of the state.Binta Saratu Dikko, chairman of the commission, who announced this on Thursday, said the fresh exercise would hold on June 2.She also announced the results of Saturday election, saying the All Progressives Congress (APC ) won the chairmanship election in [...]

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    Bandits kill 10 in Birnin Gwari —  72 hours after inauguration of military base

Bandits kill 10 in Birnin Gwari — 72 hours after inauguration of military base

Armed bandits have killed at least 10 people in five villages in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state.The bandits were said to have struck around 5pm on Thursday, shooting and burning down house in the process.The incident happened less than three days after Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, gave his men a three-week ultimatum to "flush out" [...]

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    Kaduna poll: APC wins 12 LGs, PDP takes five — three still pending

Kaduna poll: APC wins 12 LGs, PDP takes five — three still pending

The Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (SIECOM) on Monday declared the local government elections results for Chikun as inconclusive, NAN reports.Samuel Ndams, SIECOM returning officer for Chikun local government, who made the announcement, said only results from seven wards out of the 12 wards of the area were submitted.Ndams said results from five wards were not submitted at the collation [...]

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    APC coasting to victory in Kaduna LG poll

APC coasting to victory in Kaduna LG poll

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has won 16 of the 23 local government areas in the ongoing council polls in Kaduna state.The APC secured the most votes in Jama'a, Soba, Zaria, Lere, Ikara, Makarfi, Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Kagarko, Kudan, Igabi and Kajuru local councils.In Zaria, APC polled 42,859 votes, while PDP got 16,033. In Soba, APC got 40,903, while PDP [...]

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    31 parties to boycott Kaduna council poll

31 parties to boycott Kaduna council poll

A total of 31 political parties have announced their decision to boycott the local councils’ election in Kaduna state on Saturday.The parties under the aegis of Coalition of Political Parties in Kaduna state made their stand known at a press conference on Friday in Kaduna.The coalition hinged their decision on the alleged violation of the constitution and electoral act by [...]

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    ‘2,000 people’ displaced by recent Kaduna attack

‘2,000 people’ displaced by recent Kaduna attack

The May 6 attack which left 71 people dead in Gwoska village, Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state, also rendered 2000 people homeless.According to NAN, an official of the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) who confirmed the figures on condition of anonymity, said the agency had undertaken an assessment of the damages and provided assistance to the [...]

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    EXTRA: Kaduna PDP chairman says Holy Ghost will protect senators from el-Rufai’s curse

EXTRA: Kaduna PDP chairman says Holy Ghost will protect senators from el-Rufai’s curse

Hassan Hyat, chairman, Kaduna state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says senators are protected by the power of the Holy Ghost.Hyat said this on Monday while responding to the caustic remarks made by Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, over the $350 million World Bank loan application rejected by the senate.Describing the the three senators representing the state as [...]

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