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    El-Rufai suspends plan for new university in Kaduna

El-Rufai suspends plan for new university in Kaduna

Nasiru el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has suspended plans of the immediate past administration of Mukhtar Yero to establish a new university in Kafachan.He announced the suspension to officials of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) who paid him a courtesy visit on Tuesday.El-Rufai said the project was suspended because of inadequate funds.“The state government has no money to establish a [...]

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    Gunmen kill 13, injure 15 in Kaduna

Gunmen kill 13, injure 15 in Kaduna

Unknown gunmen have killed about 13 persons at Katsak village in Jema’a local government area and Ungwan Danborno in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state.The men also injured 15 persons who are currently receiving treatment at different hospitals in the state.A witness said the gunmen stormed Katsat village during an annual cultural festival, opening fire on those in [...]

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    Soldier ‘dies’ during shootout with Boko Haram in Kaduna

Soldier ‘dies’ during shootout with Boko Haram in Kaduna

A soldier lost his life at Ungwan Keke, a village in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state, during an exchange of gunfire between suspected Boko Haram insurgents and security operatives on Sunday.A witness told Channels Television that the security personnel stormed the village around 1 am and headed straight to the residence of the insurgents, where there was a [...]

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    El-Rufai slashes his salary by 50% to improve Kaduna

El-Rufai slashes his salary by 50% to improve Kaduna

Nasiru el-Rufai, the new governor of Kaduna state, has announced his intention to forfeit 50 percent of his salary until the financial situation of the state improves.He disclosed this during his inaugural address after being sworn in by Tanimu Zailani, chief judge of the state.He said that the pay cut would also affect Barnabas Bala, his deputy.El-Rufai also declared that the administration [...]

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    Angry youths disrupt el-Rufai’s inauguration

Angry youths disrupt el-Rufai’s inauguration

The inauguration of Nasir el-Rufai, the new governor of Kaduna state, ended abruptly on Friday,as some youths pelted dignitaries with water sachets, stones and other objects in the pavilion of Murtala Square, Kaduna, where the ceremony held.The incident occurred when the new governor concluded his address and was about to mount an open van to review the parade mounted by the [...]

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    APC Kaduna to discuss role of women in elections

APC Kaduna to discuss role of women in elections

The All Progressives Congress Campaign Council in Kaduna will on Wednesday hold a special women summit in Kaduna.The summit which will take place at Arewa House has its theme as “The Role of Women in Elections”.Women from all sections of Kaduna society, including representatives of professional women groups, women in business, rural women and market women associations are expected to [...]

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    Two brothers battle for house of reps seat in Kaduna

Two brothers battle for house of reps seat in Kaduna

Two brothers –  Gideon Gwani and Charles Bonat  –  are contesting for the Kaura federal constituency seat in Kaduna state.The contestants are both princes of the Kagoro chiefdom in Kaura local government of the state.In 2006, Bonat contested against Gwani’s father, Jehu, for the first class traditional stool, which became vacant after the death of Gwamna Awan, its former occupier.While [...]

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    Fire razes 300 shops at Kaduna market

Fire razes 300 shops at Kaduna market

An early morning fire destroyed about 300 shops at Sabongarin Zaria main market in Sabongari local government area of Kaduna state, on Saturday.A correspondent of NAN, who visited the scene, reported that buildings, sheds and property worth millions of naira, were destroyed in the inferno.Adamu Ibrahim, the vice chairman of butchers association at the market, said the cause of the [...]

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    INEC postpones issuance of PVCs in Kaduna

INEC postpones issuance of PVCs in Kaduna

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the suspension of the issuance of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) earlier scheduled to begin on Friday in Kaduna state.According to NAN, Halliru Tambuwal, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), announced the postponement at a meeting with stakeholders on Thursday.Represented by Yusuf Hadejia, the administrative secretary, the REC said the issuance of the PVCs [...]

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    El-Rufai obtains nomination form for Kaduna gov poll

El-Rufai obtains nomination form for Kaduna gov poll

Malam Nasiru el-Rufai, former minister of the federal capital territory, on Friday obtained the APC nomination form to contest for the 2015 governor election in Kaduna state.But he said his aspiration was not out of desperation.He told officials of the party and supporters at the APC state secretariat in Kaduna that he was ready to offer credible leadership if [...]

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    PDP endorses Yero, deputy for 2015

PDP endorses Yero, deputy for 2015

Governor of Kaduna state, Mukhtar Yero, and his deputy, Nuhu Bajoga, have received the support of stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in their respective local government areas of origin.Ahmed Maiyaki, the director-general on media and publicity to the governor, said the people of Zaria and Jaba local government areas in the state had expressed support for continuity of [...]

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    Kaduna procures N116m equipment to fight Ebola

Kaduna procures N116m equipment to fight Ebola

The Kaduna state government on Tuesday said it had released N116m for the purchase of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) detecting equipment in public schools.The state commissioner for education, Alhaji Ibrahim Ali, said this at the flag-off of training for 13,000 teachers on prevention of EVD ahead of the Sept. 22, resumption date for primary and post primary schools.Ali, who stressed [...]

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Hundreds killed in fresh Kaduna attacks

Barely 24 hours after gunmen killed 38 people in Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State, about 100 people have been killed in the same local government.According to the Kaduna State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), the attack was perpetrated by suspected Fulani herdsmen.Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, Rev. Sunday Ibrahim, CAN’s secretary in the state, expressed sadness [...]

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Gunmen kill 38 in Kaduna

Thirty-eight people were killed at Ankpon and Fadan Karshi Villages in Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State, when gunmen invaded the villages on Monday night and fired gunshots indiscriminately.The attack also left several people injured.Chairman of Sanga Local Government, Mr. Emmanuel Adamu, described the incident as unfortunate.He revealed that 21 people were killed in Fadan Kashi, while 17 were killed in [...]

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Kaduna frees 212 inmates

As part of its effort to decongest its prisons, the Kaduna State Government has pardoned and released 212 awaiting-trial inmates between January and April.Mr. Dari Bayero, Secretary of the Committee on Decongestion of Prisons in Kaduna State, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna.According to Bayero, 112 of the inmates were discharged after close [...]

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    Yero names Acting Kaduna Head of Service

Yero names Acting Kaduna Head of Service

Governor of Kaduna State, Mr. Mukhtar Yero, has approved the appointment of Mr. Habila Kyong as Acting Head of Service of the state.Director General, Media and Publicity of the state, Alhaji Ahmed Maiyaki announced Kyong’s appointment to NAN on Wednesday in Kaduna, saying it takes effect from Thursday.He replaces Mr. Akila Bungwon, whom the governor commended for a successful career in [...]

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