Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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    El-Rufai presents 2018 budget to state assembly

El-Rufai presents 2018 budget to state assembly

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, on Thursday presented a budget proposal of N216.55 billion to the state house of assembly.Speaking while making a presentation of the 2018 appropriation bill tagged: 'Budget of consolidation', el-Rufai said it is aimed at completing the various projects embarked by his administration.He said priority was given to capital projects and N131 billion voted for that, [...]

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    21,780 teachers fail primary four test in Kaduna

21,780 teachers fail primary four test in Kaduna

A total 21,780 teachers in Kaduna state have reportedly failed the primary four examination administered to test their competence.Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, said the teachers were required to pass at least 75% of the test but that two-third of the total number of the teachers failed.He said a new set of 25,000 primary school teachers would be employed " as parts of the [...]

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    Drama as policemen protest in Kaduna

Drama as policemen protest in Kaduna

Aggrieved officers in the Kaduna command of the Nigeria police force on Monday protested the non-payment of their August and September salaries.Some of those who were paid alleged that their salaries were incomplete.The police officers, in their hundreds, staged the peaceful protest at the salary section of the command.One of the officers, who spoke with TheCable, said in August and [...]

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    El-Rufai: Buhari has endorsed me for 2019

El-Rufai: Buhari has endorsed me for 2019

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says President Muhammadu Buhari has endorsed his bid to seek re-election.In a live radio interview, the governor said after some party stakeholders in the state gave him the nod on September 16, he consulted with the president who also approved of it.He said with the endorsement, he would “definitely" seek re-election."It was after [...]

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    Muktar Muhammed, ex-military governor of Kaduna, is dead

Muktar Muhammed, ex-military governor of Kaduna, is dead

Muktar Muhammed, a former military governor of Kaduna state, has died at the age of 73.According to NAN, Muhammed died on Sunday in a London hospital following a protracted illness.Lawal Musa, a family source, said the remains of the deceased would be flown to Nigeria for burial.Muhammed served as the minister of housing, urban development and environment from 1976 to [...]

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    Kaduna secures arrest warrant of youth who issued quit notice

Kaduna secures arrest warrant of youth who issued quit notice

The Kaduna state government has secured an arrest warrant for the northern youth group who gave a quit notice to the Igbo living in the north.The group had asked the Igbo to leave the north on or before October 1. They later reversed it after northern governors prevailed on them.In a statement, Samuel Aruwan, spokesman of Nasir el-Rufai, governor of [...]

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    Airtel refurbishes Kaduna school

Airtel refurbishes Kaduna school

Leading telecoms operator, Airtel Nigeria, has inaugurated Yahaya Hamza Primary School, Zaria, Kaduna state. The company said it decided to refurbish the school in line with its commitment to provide opportunities for underprivileged children. The school has been transformed with six blocks, 12 classrooms, desk and chairs, teachers’ offices, whiteboards, borehole facilities and toilets for male and female students as well as teachers. Nasir [...]

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    Abuja-Kaduna train breaks down twice in two weeks

Abuja-Kaduna train breaks down twice in two weeks

Fear gripped passengers on Friday when the train they boarded from Abuja to Kaduna broke down close to Jere, a community which has recorded a series of kidnappings.Friday's incident was the second in two weeks.According to DAILY TRUST, the train experienced system failure at the station before it broke down.The newspaper said though an official of the Nigerian Railway Corporation [...]

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    We trek 100 km to hospital, say Kaduna village residents

We trek 100 km to hospital, say Kaduna village residents

Residents of Maiyola, a community of 3,000 residents in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state, say they lose an average of one pregnant woman monthly due to the absence of antenatal services.In separate interviews with NAN, the residents said they also lose a lot of children under five years due to the absence of healthcare services.A housewife, Salamatu [...]

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    EXTRA: I get into trouble every time I give a speech in Kaduna, says Sanusi

EXTRA: I get into trouble every time I give a speech in Kaduna, says Sanusi

Muhammad Sanusi II, emir of Kano, says he gets into trouble whenever he delivers a speech in Kaduna state.Speaking on Tuesday at the commissioning of Olam International's feed mill poultry, Sanusi said: "It is always a pleasure to associate with the giant stride driven by my friend, the governor of Kaduna state."The problem, of course, is that every time I [...]

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    Buhari inaugurates feed mill poultry in Kaduna — the largest in sub-Saharan Africa

Buhari inaugurates feed mill poultry in Kaduna — the largest in sub-Saharan Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday inaugurated an integrated poultry farm and animal feed mill in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state.According to Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, the facility owned by Olam International cost $150 million to set up.Olam International says it is the biggest in sub-Saharan Africa.The leading agri-business operates in 70 countries, supplying food and industrial raw materials to over [...]

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    Kano clash: A wake-up call to the APC

Kano clash: A wake-up call to the APC

We are 18 months away from the 2019 general election, but it is not surprising seeing how political gladiators have earnestly commenced political activities. But this will actually hamper effective leadership, threaten the peace and stability in the land.Such anxiety will always surface considering that Nigeria is a "politically charged" nation, to borrow the words of Alkasim Abdulkadir. And politics [...]

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    El-Rufai orders reopening of schools in southern Kaduna

El-Rufai orders reopening of schools in southern Kaduna

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    Air force jet crashes in Kaduna

Air force jet crashes in Kaduna

An aircraft of the Nigeria air force has crashed in Kaduna.Olatokunbo Adesanya, air force director of public relations and information, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, said the aircraft crashed while on a mission in the state.He said one of the organisation’s pilot instructors was killed in the crash.He also said the cause of the incident was still [...]

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    Kaduna PDP: Attack on journalists shows our members are unsafe

Kaduna PDP: Attack on journalists shows our members are unsafe

The Kaduna state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the attack on journalists shows that members of the opposition party are not safe in the state. ‎On Sunday, suspected thugs invaded the NUJ centre while Shehu Sani and Suleiman Hunkuyi, two senators of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), were holding a press conference.Sani and Hunkuyi represent Kaduna central [...]

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    Shehu Sani: APC may fall apart like PDP

Shehu Sani: APC may fall apart like PDP

Shehu Sani, the senator representing Kaduna central, has called on the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to rescue the party's state chapter from imminent destruction.He warned that the ruling party may go the way of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which is currently in disarray.Sani made the call while speaking with newsmen on Monday in Abuja, after a [...]

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