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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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    Kaduna people are ready to effect change, says PDP guber aspirant

Kaduna people are ready to effect change, says PDP guber aspirant

Shuaibu Mikati, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Kaduna state, says residents will witness an era of decency in governance if he is given the chance to rule the state.In an interview, he said there was a bandwagon effect in 2015 election when the sympathy of the electorate to President Muhammadu Buhari helped some candidates win elections but the [...]

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    Many homeless as flood wreaks havoc in Kaduna

Many homeless as flood wreaks havoc in Kaduna

Torrential rain has rendered hundreds of people homeless in some suburbs in Kaduna state.Many houses were submerged as a result of the downpour which started on Thursday evening and lasted till the early hours of Friday.The communities worst hit by the disaster are Ungwa-Romi, Kigo road, Barnawa, Kudenda, Karatudu, Narayi, Ungwa- Rimi, Gonin-Gora, the Federal Cooperative School, Kawo, Ramat Road [...]

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    How passengers’ revolt ended ticket racketeering at Kaduna train station

How passengers’ revolt ended ticket racketeering at Kaduna train station

Walid Kisumu had set out for the day’s business with plans to get to Abuja with the 10:35am train from the Rigasa station in Kaduna. Unfortunately, things did not go as planned and he ended up not meeting up with the sale of tickets for the trip. The time was still 10:20am and waiting for the next trip - at [...]

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    Gunmen kill clergyman in Kaduna, abduct wife

Gunmen kill clergyman in Kaduna, abduct wife

Hosea Akuchi, a pastor of a Baptist Church, Guguwa, Nasira, Igabi local government area of Kaduna state, was on Sunday killed while attempting to resist kidnappers.The suspected bandits, however, abducted Talatu, the deceased's wife, after killing the clergyman.The incident was said to have occurred when the gunmen attacked the community.Witness said the bandits arrived the community around 1am and forced [...]

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    Six killed as bandits, soldiers engage in gun battle in Kaduna

Six killed as bandits, soldiers engage in gun battle in Kaduna

The Nigerian army says it killed five suspected bandits in a gun battle along Funtua-Birnin Gwari road, Kaduna state.According to NAN, Muhammad Dole, deputy director, army public relations, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.Dole said the troops responded to a distress call about an armed robbery attack along the road on Tuesday."While on hunt for the armed robbers, they [...]

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    El-Rufai presents 2019 budget — first governor to do so

El-Rufai presents 2019 budget — first governor to do so

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has presented the proposed 2019 budget to the state house of assembly.The N155.86 billion budget is broken into N62.3billion recurrent and 93.5billion capital expenditure.The education and health sectors are the most favoured with 27.5 percent and 15.02 percent respectively.Though the budget is 28% reduction from N216.65 billion budgeted last year, el-Rufai pledged that his [...]

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    Kaduna speaker declares seat of defectors vacant

Kaduna speaker declares seat of defectors vacant

Aminu Shagalinku, speaker, Kaduna state house of assembly, has declared vacant, the seats of John Audu Kwaturu, his former deputy and Junaid Yakubu who defected last week from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Kwaturu and Yakubu represent Kachia and Kudan state constituencies.Declaring their seats vacant on floor of the house, Shagalinku maintained that the [...]

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    National secretariat, Kaduna APC lock horns over Shehu Sani’s suspension

National secretariat, Kaduna APC lock horns over Shehu Sani’s suspension

The national headquarters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday reversed the suspension of Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central.Sani was suspended indefinitely by his ward for alleged misconduct and disrespect of the party leadership in the state.In a statement, Yekini Nabena, acting spokesman of the ruling party, said the suspension has been lifted and that the senator remains [...]

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    Apologise to el-Rufai’s government or remain suspended, Kaduna APC tells Shehu Sani

Apologise to el-Rufai’s government or remain suspended, Kaduna APC tells Shehu Sani

The Kaduna state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has imposed an indefinite suspension on Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central.The party vowed not to lift the suspension until Sani tenders an apology to Nasir el-Rufai, the governor, and President Muhammadu Buhari.In a statement on Thursday, Ibrahim Togo, chairman of the party in Tudun Wada ward where Sani is from, [...]

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