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    Children shot dead in Kaduna

Children shot dead in Kaduna

Two children and a teenager were killed after suspected herdsmen attacked Unguwan Rimi village in Kauru local government area of Kaduna state.The attackers were said to have invaded the village around 2:30pm on Monday.A resident said the armed men started shooting immediately they entered the village and that the children were killed on the spot.Many persons reportedly sustained gunshots injuries.Confirming [...]

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    ‘Robbers’ kill motorcyclists in Kaduna

‘Robbers’ kill motorcyclists in Kaduna

Two commercial motorcyclists were killed after suspected robbers invaded a filling station in Kaduna state.The incident occurred at Usmania filling station, located along Nnamdi Azikwe expressway in the state, in the early hours of Monday.The victims of the incident were reported to have passed the night at the filling station, a usual practice of some commercial motorcyclists in the area.Their attackers [...]

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    Bill on preaching: Kaduna speaker risks jail sentence, says PFN

Bill on preaching: Kaduna speaker risks jail sentence, says PFN

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has initiated contempt proceedings against the Kaduna state house of assembly over the bill to regulate preaching in the state.Speaking on Monday in the state capital, Sunny Akanni, counsel to PFN, said Abdullahi Shangali, speaker of the house (pictured), could land in trouble.He said if the house is found guilty of disobeying the court order [...]

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    El-Rufai scraps three ministries, creates new ones

El-Rufai scraps three ministries, creates new ones

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has scrapped three ministries and created new ones, including the ministry for internal security.In a statement, Samuel Aruwan, media aide to the governor, said as part of el-Rufai's structure for second term, he has signed an executive order creating three new ministries.“In a major rejig of the governance structure, Malam Nasir El-Rufai has signed [...]

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    Kaduna assembly passes bill to regulate preaching

Kaduna assembly passes bill to regulate preaching

The Kaduna state house of assembly, on Friday, passed the religious preaching regulation bill.NAN reports that the executive bill, proposed by Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, in 2016, was passed, hours before the eighth assembly was dissolved on Friday.The bill had been with the assembly for three years and had been opposed by Muslim and Christian bodies as well [...]

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    El-Rufai reappoints Aruwan as spokesman

El-Rufai reappoints Aruwan as spokesman

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has reappointed Samuel Aruwan, his  senior special assistant on media and publicity.Salisu Suleiman, principal private secretary to the governor, disclosed this  in a statement on Saturday.Suleiman said Maryam Abubakar​​ was also reappointed as senior special assistant on new media.“Malam Nasir el-Rufai has began announcing personnel choices, beginning with some offices that do not [...]

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    El-Rufai announces 6-month maternity leave for female civil servants

El-Rufai announces 6-month maternity leave for female civil servants

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has announced that female civil servants in the state will get six months for maternity leave.Speaking after being sworn for a second term on Wednesday, the governor explained that the initiative is to ensure that children were adequately cared for, well-fed and receive all the nutrients they would need within the first six months [...]

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    Tribunal fixes Tuesday for ruling on recount of Kaduna guber votes

Tribunal fixes Tuesday for ruling on recount of Kaduna guber votes

The governorship election petition tribunal in Kaduna state has fixed Tuesday  for ruling on the application filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the recount of votes cast during the election that held in the state. Isa Ashiru, candidate of the PDP is challenging the declaration of Nasir el-Rufai, the incumbent governor, as the winner of the election.During the pre-trial [...]

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    Kaduna DisCo: We’ll begin meter deployment in four states by June

Kaduna DisCo: We’ll begin meter deployment in four states by June

Kaduna electricity distribution company (DisCo) says it will begin the deployment of prepaid meters to its customers by June.In a chat with TheCable on Thursday, Abdulazeez Abdullahi, head of corporate communications of the company, said the deployment will cover its franchise areas, Kaduna, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara states.Abdullahi said the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has approved four meter asset [...]

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    PDP seeks recount of Kaduna guber votes

PDP seeks recount of Kaduna guber votes

Isah Ashiru, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna state, has requested for a recount of votes cast in the March 9 election in the state.This is contained in an application filed on Tuesday by Elisha Kurah, counsel to the PDP candidate, at the election petition tribunal in the state capital.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) [...]

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    S’court affirms ex-commissioner as lawmaker representing federal constituency in Kaduna

S’court affirms ex-commissioner as lawmaker representing federal constituency in Kaduna

The supreme court has affirmed Suleiman Lere as the representative of Lere federal constituency of Kaduna state in the house of representatives.On April 11, the apex court dismissed the appeal of Ahmed Munir who contested the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) alongside Lere.The five-man panel of the court gave reasons for its earlier action on Friday.Aliyu had [...]

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    Gunmen ‘kill three’ in Kaduna

Gunmen ‘kill three’ in Kaduna

Gunmen have killed three people in a fresh attack on Gerti village, Kaninkon ward, Jama'a local government area of Kaduna state.The incident was said to have occurred around 8am on Monday. The victims, a man and his son, were working on the farm when they were attacked.Christopher Philip, councilor representing Kaninkon ward, said the victims were busy with their farm [...]

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    Kaduna vendors: APC leaders plotting to eject us from school feeding programme

Kaduna vendors: APC leaders plotting to eject us from school feeding programme

Some food vendors engaged under the national home grown school feeding programme in Kaduna say there are plans to disengage them because they didn’t vote for the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the last elections. The vendors from Kaura and Zangon Kataf local government areas said APC officials in their area have threatened to sack them for political reasons. In separate interviews [...]

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    Inside story of how British tourist was shot dead in Kaduna

Inside story of how British tourist was shot dead in Kaduna

Faye Mooney, a Briton, was one of the two persons shot dead at Kajuru Castle in Kaduna state on Friday morning.Suspected bandits had attacked the holiday resort but two mobile policemen guarding the facility were said to have prevented them from gaining access to the facility.A source told TheCable that Mooney, a member of staff of Mercy Corps Nigeria, a [...]

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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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