Saturday, January 19, 2019
Advertisement

Kaduna

    Three killed as ‘bandits’ abduct nursing mothers, 8-day-old baby in Kaduna

Three killed as ‘bandits’ abduct nursing mothers, 8-day-old baby in Kaduna

Three people were reportedly killed while seven others, including two nursing mothers and an eight-day-old baby, were abducted when armed bandits stormed Birnin-Gwari local government area of Kaduna state on Sunday.According to Ibrahim Nagwari, chairman of the Birnin-Gwari Vanguards for Security and Good Governance, the incident occurred at  Unguwar Dan-Baki, Sabon-Layi village around 7pm.He said one of the nursing mothers [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    Banks, offices, schools shut in Kaduna over Zakzaky’s trial

Banks, offices, schools shut in Kaduna over Zakzaky’s trial

Business and commercial activities were paralysed in Kaduna on Wednesday following the resumed trial of Ibraheem Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).Shops, offices, banks and schools in the city centre were closed as residents stayed away for fear of outbreak of violence.On Tuesday, messages were circulated on the possibility of the cleric follower's causing trouble during his [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Tension in Kaduna ahead of Zakzaky’s trial

Tension in Kaduna ahead of Zakzaky’s trial

Rumours of a planned attack by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) during resumed trial of Ibrahim Zakzaky, IMN leader, have caused panic among residents of Kaduna state.Zakzaky has been in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) for three years despite court orders for his release.He was arrested in December 2015 after the Shi’ites and the [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    No candidate can defeat el-Rufai in 2019, says aide

No candidate can defeat el-Rufai in 2019, says aide

Samuel Aruwan, media aide to Nasir dl-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says none of those interested in the number one position in the state can defeat his principal.Aruwan said this while speaking with reporters in Kaduna on Friday.The governor's aide said the other governorship candidates in Kaduna only want power but do not have vision for development."None of the [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Kaduna varsity secures accreditation for 27 undergraduate programmes

Kaduna varsity secures accreditation for 27 undergraduate programmes

The Kaduna State University (KASU) has secured full accreditation for 27 undergraduate and four postgraduate programmes from the National Universities Commission (NUC). [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    School feeding: Kaduna teachers ‘eating food meant for pupils’

School feeding: Kaduna teachers ‘eating food meant for pupils’

Connecting Gender for Development (COGEN), a non-governmental organisation, has alleged that teachers are taking part of the ration meant for pupils in some schools in Kaduna state.Rachael Musa, one of the monitors of the project, said this during a town hall meeting on the federal government’s home grown school feeding programme.Musa spoke at the meeting which held in Kafanchan, Jema’a local [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Policeman stoned to death during clash with Shi’ites in Kaduna

Policeman stoned to death during clash with Shi’ites in Kaduna

A policeman was on Thursday killed during a clash between his colleagues and members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), better known as Shi'ites in Kaduna state.Many members of the sect also sustained injuries in the clash which started on Wednesday.Members of the group had trooped out in large numbers to witnessed the the trial of Ibrahim Zakzaky, their [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Two officers injured as police, Shi’ites clash in Kaduna

Two officers injured as police, Shi’ites clash in Kaduna

[...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Rescheduled poll fails to hold in two Kaduna LGs

Rescheduled poll fails to hold in two Kaduna LGs

Saratu Dikko, chairman of Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission, says the rescheduled election did not hold in Chikun and Kaura local government areas of the state, on Wednesday.The commission had rescheduled the election on May 12.But at a press conference on Friday evening, Dikko said different results were declared by separate officials in the election conducted in Jaba local government."Free, [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    PDP defeats APC in rescheduled Kaduna LG poll

PDP defeats APC in rescheduled Kaduna LG poll

Philip Gwada of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won the rescheduled chairmanship election in Jaba local government area of Kaduna state.Grace Doyaro, the returning officer, who announced the result on Thursday, said Gwada secured 17,967 votes to defeat Benjamin Jok, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who scored 7,401 votes.Dayaro described the election as free and fair, [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    One dead, 55 hospitalised as Cholera hits Kaduna school

One dead, 55 hospitalised as Cholera hits Kaduna school

A cholera outbeak at the Governmemt Girls' Secondary School, Kawo, Kaduna state, has led to the death of one student while 55 others have been hospitalised.Jafaru Sani, commissioner of education in the state, confirmed the development to reporters, on Monday, when he visited the school to access the situation.The commissioner said the situation had been brought under control with 15 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Over 25 abducted in fresh Birnin Gwari attack

Over 25 abducted in fresh Birnin Gwari attack

More than 25 people were kidnapped along the Birnin Gwari-Funtua road in Kaduna state on Thursday.Sources said the kidnappers struck between Kiryoyi and Maganda villages of Birnin Gwari local government area.They reportedly stopped vehicles carrying passengers and ordered the people into the bush.Danladi Duniya, chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Birnin Gwari, confirmed the  incident [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Women ‘stripped naked’ as gunmen abduct 44 passengers in Kaduna

Women ‘stripped naked’ as gunmen abduct 44 passengers in Kaduna

Gunmen have abducted 44 passengers along the Birnin-Gwari-Kaduna highway in Kaduna state.According to witnesses, the victims were kidnapped on two different occasions — Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.The female victims were reportedly stripped before being taken inside the bush.In the Wednesday incident, 21 people said to be traveling in three Golf vehicles from Birnin-Gwari to Kano were abducted.On Tuesday, a Sharon [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    El-Rufai’s aide says PDP is dead in Kaduna

El-Rufai’s aide says PDP is dead in Kaduna

Uba Sani (pictured left), an aide to Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), “is dead” in the state.Sani, who is el-Rufai's special adviser on political matters, said this while speaking to journalists shortly after the state congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC).He said it was “surprising” that the PDP won in four of [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    ‘Bandits’ injure 12-year-old child, abduct three housewives in Kaduna

‘Bandits’ injure 12-year-old child, abduct three housewives in Kaduna

Three housewives were abducted when gunmen invaded Maganda village in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state on Sunday.A 12-year-old child was said to have sustained injuries from gunshots during the incident.A witness said the incident took place around 2am on Sunday.The witness said when they arrive in the community, the gunmen started shooting sporadically and went into the [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Kaduna electoral commission reschedules election in three LGAs

Kaduna electoral commission reschedules election in three LGAs

The Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (KADSIEC) has rescheduled election in Jaba, Kaura and Kajuru local government areas of the state.Binta Saratu Dikko, chairman of the commission, who announced this on Thursday, said the fresh exercise would hold on June 2.She also announced the results of Saturday election, saying the All Progressives Congress (APC ) won the chairmanship election in [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
Advertisement
Advertisement

 

Advertisement

Advertisement

Exchange Rates

January 18, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362463411
KANO361465413
PH361462412
ABUJA362462413
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement