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    El-Rufai: Sanusi has accepted to serve as Kaduna varsity chancellor

El-Rufai: Sanusi has accepted to serve as Kaduna varsity chancellor

The Kaduna state government has named Muhammadu Sanusi II, ex-emir of Kano, as the chancellor of the Kaduna State University (KASU). Muyiwa Adekeye, special adviser to Nasir el-Rufai, the state governor, on media and communication, announced this in a statement on Wednesday. The development comes a day after el-Rufai also appointed Sanusi as vice-chairman of Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency(KADIPA). Both appointments come within 72 [...]

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    Kaduna airport road unsafe, FAAN warns staff, commuters

Kaduna airport road unsafe, FAAN warns staff, commuters

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has asked its staff to stay off the road leading to Kaduna International Airport at early and late hours over the current state of insecurity on the route. It said the airport road has become unsafe owing to the activities of gunmen. In an internal memo dated March 2 and signed on behalf of the [...]

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    ‘I apologise for the failure to protect you’ — el-Rufai begs victims of fresh attacks

‘I apologise for the failure to protect you’ — el-Rufai begs victims of fresh attacks

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, has apologised to residents of the villages attacked in Igabi and Giwa local government areas of the state over the attacks that reportedly led to the deaths of more than 50 persons. TheCable had earlier reported that el-Rufai was on his way to the villages over the latest attacks. A local guard had told VOA Hausa that [...]

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    ‘Over 50 corpses’ recovered as bandits sack villages in Kaduna

‘Over 50 corpses’ recovered as bandits sack villages in Kaduna

At least 50 corpses have reportedly been recovered from attacks in villages across Igabi local government area of Kaduna state. In an interview with VOA Hausa monitored by TheCable, a local security guard said the attacks happened in the early hours of Sunday. He said the attackers set many vehicles and houses on fire and also burnt some corpses. According to the guard, [...]

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    Kaduna assembly speaker resigns

Kaduna assembly speaker resigns

Aminu Abdullahi Shagali, speaker of the Kaduna state house of assembly, has resigned from his position. Shagali conveyed his decision to resign in a letter dated February 25 and addressed to the clerk. The lawmaker, who described his office as an "appointment", said he resigned on "personal grounds". "I Aminu Abdullahi Shagali, speaker Kaduna state house of assembly hereby resign my appointment as [...]

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    Doctor who worked in govt hospital for 11 years remanded for ‘certificate forgery’

Doctor who worked in govt hospital for 11 years remanded for ‘certificate forgery’

The Kaduna state ministry of justice has charged Saidu Ya'u, an alleged fake medical doctor, before the chief magistrate court for certificate forgery and impersonation. In a statement issued by the ministry, Aisha Dikko, attorney-general of the state, said Saidu was remanded at the Kaduna Correctional Facility until March 16. Dikko said the first information report(FIR) indicated that Saidu has been working [...]

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    Two killed as gunmen abduct teenage girl in Kaduna

Two killed as gunmen abduct teenage girl in Kaduna

Two people were killed while a 13-year-old girl was abducted by gunmen in Kaduna on Thursday. The gunmen were said to have invaded  Angwan Alkali, Mararaban Rido area, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis around 1am. They reportedly headed for the resident of a prison warder and killed him. However, while the assailants were breaking into the warder’s house, a neighbour was said to [...]

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    ‘Seven killed’, many injured as ‘bandits’ attack Kaduna market

‘Seven killed’, many injured as ‘bandits’ attack Kaduna market

Seven people were allegedly killed by suspected bandits in a market at Maro village, Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state on Wednesday. The incident was said to have happened about 6:00pm when the bandits invaded the market. The attack comes less than 24 hours after over 20 people, including a family of 13, were reportedly killed by bandits in an onslaught on Bakali village, [...]

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    Children of Kaduna doctor regain freedom — days after mother’s killing

Children of Kaduna doctor regain freedom — days after mother’s killing

The children of Philip Ataga, a Kaduna-based medical doctor, who were kidnapped in January, have regained freedom. Sunday Ogwu, a Facebook user who said he has been in touch with the family, announced the development on Thursday. The children, identified as Christabel and Jasmine, were abducted alongside Bola,  their mother, from their residence at Juji near Sabon Tasha, Chikun local government area of Kaduna. The [...]

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    ‘Bandits’ kill seminarian — after three weeks in captivity

‘Bandits’ kill seminarian — after three weeks in captivity

One of the four students of Catholic Good Shepherd Major Seminary, Kaduna, who spent three weeks in captivity, has been killed by his captors. The victim identified as Nnadi Michael was abducted alongside three others when gunmen invaded the seminary located at Kakau along Kaduna-Abuja road in Chikun local government area of the state on January 9. The others were reportedly released [...]

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    Gunmen invade journalist’s residence in Kaduna

Gunmen invade journalist’s residence in Kaduna

Suspected armed robbers invaded the residence of Raymond Gandu, a correspondent of Africa Independent Television (AIT) in Kaduna state, on Saturday.  According to Gandu, the gunmen broke into his house at Angwan Maigero, a suburb within Kaduna metropolis, around 1am on Saturday. He said they broke the window to gain entrance into his house and robbed him of some of his belongings [...]

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    CAN disowns man who ‘kidnapped self and demanded N5m ransom’

CAN disowns man who ‘kidnapped self and demanded N5m ransom’

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says James Clement, a man said to have kidnapped himself, for a ransom of N5 million is not a pastor. Clement was arrested alongside one George Otokpa, his alleged accomplice, om Wednesday. In a statement on Thursday, Joseph Hayab (pictured), CAN chairman in Kaduna, said preliminary checks have revealed that the suspect is not a pastor. Hayab said anyone [...]

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    El-Rufai showered with praise for raising minimum pension to N30,000

El-Rufai showered with praise for raising minimum pension to N30,000

The Nigerian Union of Pensioners (NUP) in Kaduna has commended Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, for raising the minimum amount paid to pensioners to N30,000. The governor has promised to increase the minimum payment to N30,000 from as low as N3,000. In a statement on Thursday, Muyiwa Adekeye, special adviser on media and communication to the governor, said the commendation was [...]

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    Police arrest Kaduna pastor who ‘kidnapped self, demanded N5m from family‘

Police arrest Kaduna pastor who ‘kidnapped self, demanded N5m from family‘

The Kaduna state police command says it has arrested James Clement, a pastor, who allegedly kidnapped himself and sought N5 million ransom from his family. In a statement on Wednesday, Yakubu Sabo, the command spokesman, said George Otokpa, who “conspired with Clement” to get the ransom, was also arrested. He said the duo were nabbed by operatives of the police anti-kidnapping unit on [...]

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    Travellers abducted in fresh attack near Kaduna train station

Travellers abducted in fresh attack near Kaduna train station

Gunmen attacked vehicles conveying travellers who arrived at the Rigasa railway station from Abuja on Saturday. According to NAN, some of the victims were abducted while others sustained injuries. The agency said the attack occurred along the road linking airport road from the railway station at around 8pm. Saturday's incident was the second within 24 hours. TheCable had reported how some passengers [...]

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    Lassa fever spreads as one case is confirmed in Kaduna

Lassa fever spreads as one case is confirmed in Kaduna

Kaduna state government says it confirmed a case of Lassa fever in Chikun local government area. In a statement on Saturday, Amina Mohammed-Baloni, the state commissioner of health, said the patient, who is a 36-year-old male, is being treated at the designated infectious disease control centre. She said the ministry of health and the diseases control centre "are ready to manage any [...]

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