Sunday, June 25, 2017

Tag "Kaduna"

    We are going nowhere, Igbo tell Arewa youth

We are going nowhere, Igbo tell Arewa youth

The Igbo Delegate Assembly and Northern Igbo Chiefs, groups comprising stakeholders from the south-east, have told the coalition of Arewa youth that Igbo would remain in the north.The Arewa group has given those from the south-east up till October 1 to leave the region but the elders said they have found a home.They visited Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state on Tuesday."We are [...]

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    Shema, ex-Katsina governor, accused of diverting N58.5bn from state coffers

Shema, ex-Katsina governor, accused of diverting N58.5bn from state coffers

The Katsina judicial commission of inquiry on missing funds and properties has said Ibrahim Shema, a former governor, allegedly diverted N58.5 billion from state coffers.Ado Ma’aji, chairman of the commission, said N58.5 billion was unaccounted for by the previous administration.He made this known while presenting the commission's report to Aminu Masari, the state governor, on Sunday.The amount is N3 billion higher [...]

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    Armed men ‘chop off herdsman’s hand’ in Kaduna

Armed men ‘chop off herdsman’s hand’ in Kaduna

Armed men have amputated a herdsman in the southern part of Kaduna state.Haruna Tugga, Kaduna chairman of Meyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), disclosed this at a news conference on Friday.He described as a setback to the peace in the areaTuga identified the victim as Abubakar Muhammed, revealing that he was migrating from Panda village in Nassarawa state [...]

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    Igbo-haters, the Arewa ultimatum and our nation

Igbo-haters, the Arewa ultimatum and our nation

Fifty years after the civil war ended, Igbos do not yet feel a sense of belonging, acceptance or safety in the Federation called Nigeria. The sad part is that this belief is shared not just by the generation that witnessed the war and its deadly consequences, but Igbos across all generations, including the millennials who have been socialized into believing [...]

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    Kaduna sacks 4,453 village chiefs, 313 district heads

Kaduna sacks 4,453 village chiefs, 313 district heads

The Kaduna government has sacked 313 district heads and 4,453 village chiefs in the state.Speaking with journalists on Sunday, Jafaru Ibrahim Sani, commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs, said all districts and village units created in 2001 have been abolished.Sani said only the 77 districts and 1,429 village units that existed before 2001 were recognised by the state [...]

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    We stand by quit notice issued to Igbo, Arewa groups insist

We stand by quit notice issued to Igbo, Arewa groups insist

Despite widespread condemnation, northern youth groups say they stand by the quit notice given to the Igbo to leave the north.A coalition of youth groups from the region had on Tuesday given the Igbo until October 1 to leave the north.Reiterating its stance, the coalition in a statement on Saturday said the Igbo have already carved out a new country for themselves and as [...]

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    Gunmen abduct Kaduna lawmaker

Gunmen abduct Kaduna lawmaker

Isa Salihu, a member of the Kaduna state house of assembly, has been abducted by unknown gunmen.Salihu represents Magajin Garin constituency in the assembly.A source told TheCable that the incident happened on Friday.Usman Aliyu, spokesman of the Kaduna state police command, said he could not confirm, but investigations were ongoing."I can't confirm until we investigate and establish it," he told TheCable.Salihu's abduction comes [...]

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    Northern youth coalition insists: We don’t want Igbo in Nigeria

Northern youth coalition insists: We don’t want Igbo in Nigeria

Despite the widespread condemnation that trailed their move to evict the Igbo out of the north, the northern youth coalition has insisted that those from the ethnic group must leave Nigeria.Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, had ordered their arrest, while Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno, said their position did not represent the view of the north.Different stakeholders also condemned [...]

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    House of reps member kidnapped in Kaduna

House of reps member kidnapped in Kaduna

Garba Durbunde, lawmaker representing Takai/Sumaila federal constituency of Kano state, has been kidnapped.Durbunde was reportedly abducted at Jere, along Abuja Road, Kaduna, while returning to the federal capital territory (FCT) after a trip to Kano.One of the legislator's aide confirmed the incident, saying the abductors had not contacted family members or friends of Durbunde.“I can confirm to you that Honourable Durbunde is nowhere to [...]

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    Kaduna orders probe of rifles discovered in wrecked car

Kaduna orders probe of rifles discovered in wrecked car

The Kaduna state government has ordered an investigation into the discovery of five locally made AK 47 rifles and a magazine in a car involved in an accident last week.Samuel Aruwan, senior special assistant to the governor on media and publicity, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.The accident, which involved two vehicles, occurred on the May 12, at Mazuga, [...]

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    Kaduna to seal almost all banks in the state for failure to pay stipulated fees

Kaduna to seal almost all banks in the state for failure to pay stipulated fees

The Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service (KDIRS) has threatened to seal all banks operating in the state which failed to pay its communication mast and signage fees as required by law.Legal Adviser to KDIRS Francis Kozah told NAN in Kaduna on Thursday that the defaulting banks were given two weeks to pay or be sealed.Kozah explained that the Kaduna State [...]

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    Boko Haram hits Borno military checkpoint, injures two soldiers

Boko Haram hits Borno military checkpoint, injures two soldiers

A female suicide bomber attacked a military checkpoint in the Konduga area of Borno state on Wednesday, leaving two soldiers injured.A witness told TheCable that the incident happened around 8pm.He said the bomber took the soldier unawares by pretending to be asking for his number."The soldier did not know what she was up to. She was chatting with him and [...]

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    Killing of suspected robber sparks violence in Kaduna

Killing of suspected robber sparks violence in Kaduna

There was an outbreak of violence in Kabala west area of Kaduna metropolis on Monday, following the killing of a suspected house burglar.Some angry residents reportedly killed the suspect on Sunday and abandoned his corpse. His relations and friends were said to have found the corpse on Monday morning.This resulted in a clash that lasted for hours. Traders were forced [...]

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    Reopening of Abuja airport cripples businesses in Kaduna

Reopening of Abuja airport cripples businesses in Kaduna

"Things are back to normal." – That was how a taxi driver described the current situation at the Kaduna international airport.For the six weeks that flights were diverted from the Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport, Abuja, Kaduna airport was a beehive of activities.The diversion boosted businesses and created many jobs in Kaduna. At least 4,000 flights were said to have used [...]

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    Troops uncover large cache of arms in Southern Kaduna

Troops uncover large cache of arms in Southern Kaduna

Nigerian troops on Saturday recovered a large cache of arms in Southern Kaduna, Sani Usman, army spokesperson, has said.The discovery is coming three days after the army launched a special operation, "Harbin Kunama II," to flush out armed bandits from the area.'Harbin Kunama' was launched in Kaura local government area of the state on April 19.According to Usman, the arms and ammunition [...]

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    Buratai: Southern Kaduna situation out of control? God forbid!

Buratai: Southern Kaduna situation out of control? God forbid!

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has launched a new operation in the southern part of Kaduna, saying God forbid that the situation in the region gets out of control.Speaking at the event in Kafanchan on Wednesday, Buratai said the army is determined to ensure that there is peace in the area.He expressed confidence in the officers deployed in the [...]

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