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    El-Rufai: Kaduna has more gold than S’Africa

El-Rufai: Kaduna has more gold than S’Africa

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says a single local government in the state has more gold than the entirety of South Africa.Speaking at the opening of the Kaduna economic and investment forum in the state on Wednesday, el-Rufai said solid minerals would attract as much as N40 billion.“On solid minerals, you’ve seen the presentation, the minerals we have in [...]

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    Police declare state of emergency in Kaduna

Police declare state of emergency in Kaduna

The Kaduna state police command has declared a state of emergency to stem rising cases of kidnapping in the state.Zubairu Abubakar, the command's spokesman,  disclosed this in an interview with NAN, saying that a special team of anti kidnap squad has been formed to track and dislodge criminal gangs.He said the declaration of the state of emergency was on the [...]

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    Fire razes another market in Kano

Fire razes another market in Kano

Another fire outbreak gutted Gwarzo market in Gwarzo local government area of Kano state on Thursday, destroying property worth millions of naira.A witness told NAN that the incident occurred around 1 am.He said the inferno destroyed the entire furniture section of the market before it was put out by men of the fire service.When contacted Mustapha Rulwan, director of the [...]

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    Kidnapped army officer found dead, decomposed

Kidnapped army officer found dead, decomposed

Samaila Inusa, the army officer kidnapped in Kaduna on Sunday, is dead.A statement signed by Sani Usman, acting director of the army public relations department of the army, confirmed the death and described it as "regrettable".“The Nigerian army wishes to regrettably inform the public that Colonel Samaila Inusa who was kidnapped on Sunday 27th March 2016, was found dead today at [...]

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    Gunmen kidnap pastors, demand N100m ransom

Gunmen kidnap pastors, demand N100m ransom

Emmanuel Dziggau, president of the United Church of Christ in Nigeria, Illiya Anto, his vice, and Yakubu Dzarma, a reverend, were abducted by some gunmen in Kaduna state on Monday evening.The incident happened along the Kaduna-Abuja highway, where they had gone to inspect a project of the church.The gunmen, who reportedly work masks during the operation, later released Anto on [...]

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    El-Rufa’i warns labour against inciting Kaduna workers

El-Rufa’i warns labour against inciting Kaduna workers

The Kaduna state government has chided the organised labour on threats to proceed on strike if the government failed to stop ongoing verification of workers.Speaking through Samuel Aruwan, his media aide, Nasiru el-Rufai, governor of the state, warned that any worker who failed to participate in the verification exercise would be removed from payroll.He said the verification was compulsory, as [...]

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    Kaduna preaching bill offensive to Christianity, says PFN

Kaduna preaching bill offensive to Christianity, says PFN

The Kaduna state chapter of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) says the executive bill which the Kaduna state government seeks to regulate preaching is obnoxious and directly offensive to Christianity.Femi Ehinmidu, chairman of the PFN in the state,  said this at a news conference on Monday, declaring that the fellowship was totally opposed  and shall do everything within the [...]

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    Lassa kills doctor, nurse in Kaduna

Lassa kills doctor, nurse in Kaduna

The Kaduna state government has confirmed the death of three people following an outbreak of Lassa fever.  The incident took place at Saint Louis Specialist Hospital Zonkwa, Zango Kataf Local government  area of the state. The three  people  confirmed dead are a doctor, nurse and  a pregnant woman who was believed  to have infected the health workers. The Kaduna state commissioner for health, Jonathan [...]

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    El-Rufa’i: 42% of Kaduna teachers are unqualified

El-Rufa’i: 42% of Kaduna teachers are unqualified

Nasiru El-Rufa'i of Kaduna state on Thursday said over 42 per cent of teachers in Kaduna were unqualified.El-Rufa'i said this at the commissioning ceremony of a 1,500-seater capacity hall named after him at the Federal College of Education (FCE), Zaria, Kaduna state.The edifice was constructed by the college through the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TEDFUND)."We do not intend to sack [...]

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    3 housewives abducted in Zaria

3 housewives abducted in Zaria

Three housewives have been kidnapped at Dorayi village in Zaria local government area of Kaduna state.Zubairu Abubakar, police spokesman in the state, told NAN that the women were kidnapped on Sunday.Abubakar said that the police were on the trail of the kidnappers and had intensified surveillance in the area.He urged the family members to cooperate with the police to ensure [...]

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    Uba Sani ‘is rightgul owner of land’

Uba Sani ‘is rightgul owner of land’

Uba Sani, former presidential adviser, is the rightful owner of a disputed parcel of land in Hayin Danbushiya community, Kaduna state, Ibrahim Hassan, the state director-general of lands and survey, has said.Hassan recounted the history of the controversial land on Tuesday, maintaining that Sani (pictured), who is now political adviser to Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, is the officially recognised [...]

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    El-Rufai suspends monarch over ‘marijuana possession’

El-Rufai suspends monarch over ‘marijuana possession’

 Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has suspended Ibrahim Danladi, village head of Goma in the Gimi district of Sanga local government area of the state, over drug-related offence.According to Samuel Aruwan, the governor's spokesman, operatives of  the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arrested Danladi on 20 January for being in the possession of a 1.5kg of marijuana.Aruwan, who [...]

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    Kaduna hoteliers want tax holiday

Kaduna hoteliers want tax holiday

Jijiwon Akpovwovwo, secretary of the Kaduna State Hoteliers Association, has urged the state government to grant tax holiday for hotels in the state.Akpovwovwo made the appeal when he spoke with NAN on Wednesday.He said if the request was granted, the tourism sector in the state would thrive, thereby boosting employment opportunities for the youth.According to him, if one year tax [...]

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    El-Rufai dissolves LG councils

El-Rufai dissolves LG councils

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state has dissolved the interim management committees of the 23 local government areas in the state.Samuel Aruwan, special assistant to the governor on media and publicity, announced this in a statement issued on Wednesday.Aruwan explained that the decision was based on the expiration of their six-month term of office.“The interim management committees of the 23 [...]

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    Shehu Sani’s 2019 ambition rocks Kaduna APC

Shehu Sani’s 2019 ambition rocks Kaduna APC

Senator Shehu Sani's rumoured ambition to be governor of Kaduna state in 2019 is rocking the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), leading to his suspension from the party on Monday.Sani, the senator representing Kaduna central senatorial district, was suspended for opposing the “enduring legacies” of Nasir el-Rufai, the state governor.The suspension, which is for 11 months, was handed [...]

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    Violence in Zaria as soldiers ‘arrest’ Shi’ia leader

Violence in Zaria as soldiers ‘arrest’ Shi’ia leader

Normalcy is yet to return to Zaria in Kaduna state after Saturday's clash between members of the Shi’ia sect and the Nigeria army.The convoy of Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, was allegedly attacked by Shiites on his way to the palace of the emir of Zazzau.Sani Usman, spokesman of the army, described the attack as an attempt on the [...]

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