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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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    Three shot dead in fresh Kaduna violence

Three shot dead in fresh Kaduna violence

Three persons were shot dead in an attack  in Gwong, Jema’a local government area of Kaduna state, on Sunday night.Peter Averik, the local government chairman, who confirmed the development to NAN, said the attack took place around 7:30pm.He said the gunmen attacked some persons walking along a bridge.“I was told the gunmen, who seemed to be advancing, opened fire on the [...]

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    El-Rufai: Ordinary citizens will reelect me… to break barrier of progress erected by Kaduna elite

El-Rufai: Ordinary citizens will reelect me… to break barrier of progress erected by Kaduna elite

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says he is confident the ordinary citizens in the state will support his bid for a second term in office.The governor said this on Saturday while speaking on a FRCN Radio Nigeria Kaduna programme.He said his nearly four years in office has been dedicated to the plight of the poor masses against the wishes of [...]

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    Buhari, Shehu Sani’s supporters trade blames over destruction of billboards

Buhari, Shehu Sani’s supporters trade blames over destruction of billboards

The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of sponsoring the destruction of campaign posters and billboards of Shehu Sani, its candidate in Kaduna central senatorial district.Samaila Sulaiman, the secretary of the party in the state, who said this in a statement on Sunday, described the act as irresponsible.He said it shows the ruling party's level [...]

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    El-Rufai signs 2019 budget into law

El-Rufai signs 2019 budget into law

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says as a beneficiary of public schools, he owes it to the children of "ordinary people", a duty to restore public education in the state.El-Rufai said this on Friday when he signed the state budget into law.The approved budget size is N157.449bn, with the capital component of N94.47bn, while recurrent expenditure is N62.97bn.Speaking during the [...]

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    Religion, ethnicity don’t influence my policies, says el-Rufai

Religion, ethnicity don’t influence my policies, says el-Rufai

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says he does not allow ethnicity and religion to influence his policies.El-Rufai said this at the 2018 Kaduna Igbo Cultural Day held at the Prison Staff Training College.The governor regretted the recent violence that rocked the state, saying "every responsible resident of this state can now see that the relentless obsession with ethnicity and [...]

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