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    Death toll rises to 45 in Kaduna attack

Death toll rises to 45 in Kaduna attack

The number of lives lost in the attack on Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state has risen to 45.Austin Iwar, the state commissioner of police, disclosed this on Sunday.The incident occurred less than 48 hours after Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP) and Mohammed Mohammed, general officer commanding (GOC), 1 division, Nigerian army visited the area.Idris had ordered [...]

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    Women, children killed as bandits invade Kaduna community again

Women, children killed as bandits invade Kaduna community again

Barely 48 hours after Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP) and Mohammed Mohammed, general officer commanding (GOC), 1 division, Nigerian army, Kaduna, visited Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna, suspected bandits have invaded a community in the area, killing 27 persons, including women and children.After the visit, the IGP ordered the immediate deployment of additional 200 police personnel to Birnin [...]

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    El-Rufai: The three senators representing Kaduna are useless

El-Rufai: The three senators representing Kaduna are useless

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says the three senators representing his state are ignorant of the real indices of development and progress in a democratic setting.He made the comment five weeks after the senators -- Shehu Sani (Kaduna central), Sulieman Hukunyi (Kaduna north), and Danjuma Leah (Kaduna south) -- blocked a $350 million loan request by the Kaduna government.The state [...]

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    Kaduna to use electronic voting machines for May 12 LG poll

Kaduna to use electronic voting machines for May 12 LG poll

Electronic voting machines will be used in the local government election of Kaduna state scheduled for May 12.Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, said this at the flag off of the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaigns for the poll.He said his administration had invested a considerable amount in electronic voting because the APC believes that votes must count.The event was attended [...]

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    Fresh crisis looms in Kaduna APC over attempt to block Hunkuyi’s participation in congress

Fresh crisis looms in Kaduna APC over attempt to block Hunkuyi’s participation in congress

The Kaduna state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is divided over the attempt to prevent Suleiman Hunkuyi, senator representing Kaduna-north, from participating in the forthcoming congresses.The decision was said to have been made on Tuesday by a faction of the party loyal to Nasir El-Rufai, the state governor.Hunkuyi belongs to a faction known as Kaduna Restoration, one opposed to [...]

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    Kaduna files fresh charges against Zakzaky

Kaduna files fresh charges against Zakzaky

The Kaduna state government has charged Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), to a high court in the state.El-Zakzaky was arrested in December 2015 after his followers and some soldiers clashed in Zaria, Kaduna state.Over 300 people were said to have been killed as a result of the clash.After his arrest, the Kaduna government charged him [...]

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    Fire guts Kaduna electoral commission headquarters — weeks before LG poll

Fire guts Kaduna electoral commission headquarters — weeks before LG poll

The headquarters of Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (KADSIECOM) was on Saturday gutted by fire.The inferno was said to have been noticed on the two-storey building located along Sokoto road, Kaduna at about 11am.The fire incident comes a few weeks before the state's local government election scheduled to hold May 12.The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. Fire officials [...]

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    El-Rufai: World Bank won’t grant loan to any state without Kaduna

El-Rufai: World Bank won’t grant loan to any state without Kaduna

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says the World Bank will not grant loan to any state if Kaduna is not included.Kaduna is among the states which applied for loan from World Bank but while the senate approved the facility for others, it rejected the $350 million request of Kaduna based on opposition from the three senators representing the state.But speaking [...]

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    Gunmen kill policemen, abduct two brides in Kaduna

Gunmen kill policemen, abduct two brides in Kaduna

Two policemen and an official of the National Union Road Transport Workers (NURTW) have been shot dead in Ciki Da Falo, a village in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state.A resident confirmed this to TheCable on Thursday, disclosing that 15 people, including two brides, were abducted.The resident who preferred anonymity said the incident happened around 5pm on Thursday.Austin Iwar, [...]

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    Shehu Sani alleges plot to frame him for murder (updated)

Shehu Sani alleges plot to frame him for murder (updated)

Shehu Sani, the senator representing Kaduna central in the national assembly, says his political opponents in the state plan to frame him for murder.TheCable has seen a copy of a letter addressed to him by Kaduna commissioner of police inviting him for questioning over "criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide".One of the suspects who was arrested in a murder case was said [...]

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    Vigilantes chase ‘bandits’ out of Kaduna community

Vigilantes chase ‘bandits’ out of Kaduna community

Local vigilantes and volunteers from Kuyello district in Kaduna state on Monday chased away suspected bandits form Layin-lasan, a village in Birnin-Gwari local government area of Kaduna.Armed men on motorbikes were said to have attacked the town in the afternoon, injuring at least three people.The village, which is about 96 kilometers from Birnin-Gwari along Birnin-Gwari-Funtua road, has recorded different attacks of late.Witnesses [...]

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    10 shot dead as ‘bandits’ raid Kaduna villages

10 shot dead as ‘bandits’ raid Kaduna villages

At least 10 people have been killed in different attacks across Kaduna state on Thursday.A source told TheCable that gunmen killed eight people, including a village head, in Asso and Sarari in Jama'a and Birnin Gwari local government areas of the state respectively.The attack in Asso was said to have occurred around 10am. The victims were on their way home after [...]

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    Kaduna needs $65.5bn for infrastructure

Kaduna needs $65.5bn for infrastructure

Naisr El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says the state requires $65.5 billion to address its infrastructure challenges over the next 30 years.While unveiling the Kaduna infrastructure master plan (2018-2050), El-Rufai said the long-term infrastructure master plan summarised the infrastructure target of the state aimed at providing job opportunities and making lives better for the people.“The breakdown of the future infrastructural developments between [...]

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    ‘750 kidnappers, cattle rustlers’ surrender in Kaduna

‘750 kidnappers, cattle rustlers’ surrender in Kaduna

At least 750 kidnappers, cattle rustlers and bandits have renounced their crimes in Kubau local government area of Kaduna state.They swore an oath to turn a new leaf at the renunciation ceremony which held at the council, on Sunday.Speaking at the event, Austin Iwar, the state commissioner of police, said 400 persons had earlier taken the same step and renounced their [...]

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    Two killed, nine kidnapped in Kaduna village

Two killed, nine kidnapped in Kaduna village

Two people have been killed by unknown gunmen in Tsohuwar Gwari village in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state.A source from the village said the gunmen invaded the village around 12 midnight on Saturday and kidnapped nine people, including a newly-wedded bride.He added that three of those abducted managed to escape."They killed two people on the spot and kidnapped [...]

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    Kaduna monarch to subjects: Don’t be killed like fools… defend yourselves

Kaduna monarch to subjects: Don’t be killed like fools… defend yourselves

Zubairu Gwari, emir of Birnin Gwari in Kaduna state, has asked his subjects to defend themselves against suspected bandits invading their communities.One of the 23 local government areas in Kaduna, Birinin Gwari has recorded a high level of insecurity in recent times.It was in the area that 11 soldiers were killed earlier in the month.In an interview with Daily Trust, [...]

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