Saturday, February 25, 2017

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    Southern Kaduna crisis exaggerated, says police commissioner

Southern Kaduna crisis exaggerated, says police commissioner

Agyole Abeh, Kaduna state commissioner of police, says the crisis in southern Kaduna is largely exaggerated and used as a propaganda by those benefitting from it.Abeh said this in Kafanchan on Friday, while giving update on the security situation in the area.He alleged that some community leaders in the area were compounding the issues due to selfish interest, but that security [...]

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    El-Rufai reshuffles cabinet

El-Rufai reshuffles cabinet

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has reshuffled his cabinet.According to Samuel Aruwan, special assistant to the governor on media and publicity, el-Rufai announced the changes during the state executive council meeting held on Tuesday.Aruwan said some commissioners were swapped, while new commissioners were nominated, and new permanent secretaries.He quoted the governor as saying, “the commissioners swapping portfolios include; Amina [...]

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    DSS operative: Buhari’s lawyer gave Justice Ademola N500,000 during certificate scandal

DSS operative: Buhari’s lawyer gave Justice Ademola N500,000 during certificate scandal

Babatunde Adepoju, a Department of State Services (DSS) operative, has alleged that Kola Adewoyin, counsel to President Muhammadu Buhari, gave Adeniyi Ademola, a judge of the federal high court Abuja, N500,000 while the president's certificate forgery case was before him.Ademola is one of the judges who was arrested by the DSS. He is currently standing trial alongside Olubowale, his wife, and [...]

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    My office has been under a mango tree for 18 years, says Kaduna ASUP chairman

My office has been under a mango tree for 18 years, says Kaduna ASUP chairman

Aliyu Ibrahim, chairman, Kaduna chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP), has called on the federal government to improve the state of infrastructure in Nigerian polytechnics.Speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)  on Tuesday in Kaduna, Ibrahim decried the high level of infrastructure deficit in the institution, stating that nothing had changed in terms of infrastructure since [...]

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    Top security personnel relocate to southern Kaduna to check violence

Top security personnel relocate to southern Kaduna to check violence

Ismaila Isa, garrison commander of the 1 division of the Nigerian army and Agyole Abeh, commissioner of police in the state have relocated to southern Kaduna.According to the Kaduna state government, they moved into the region to coordinate a determined response to renewed attacks by armed bandits on communities in Kaura and Jema’a local government areas.Twenty-one persons were killed in [...]

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    21 killed in fresh attacks in southern Kaduna

21 killed in fresh attacks in southern Kaduna

At least 21 people have been killed in renewed attacks in four communities in Kaura and Jama'a local government areas of Kaduna state.Many houses were also burnt in the attacks, which reportedly took place between Sunday evening and Monday morning.Details of the attacks are still sketchy.All efforts to contain the violence in the region have not yielded the desired results.Nasir [...]

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    Kaduna airport tested and ready, says relocation committee chairman

Kaduna airport tested and ready, says relocation committee chairman

Mohammed Joji, chairman coordinating committee on Abuja relocation, has said that the Kaduna international airport is ready for heavy commercial use.Joji, who is also the secretary general, aircraft operators in Nigeria, made the remark on Friday after inspecting facilities at the airport.Speaking to reporters in Kaduna, Joji said, "All the equipment were tested and are doing fine. As far as [...]

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    El-Rufai: No going back on establishment of barracks in southern Kaduna

El-Rufai: No going back on establishment of barracks in southern Kaduna

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says there is no going back on the establishment of a military barracks in southern Kaduna.On February 5, Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, laid the foundation for the establishment of battalion at Ungwan Yashi area of Zangon Kataf local government area, but less than five days after, some persons destroyed it.But speaking on [...]

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    El-Rufai kicks as foundation of proposed military base in southern Kaduna is vandalised

El-Rufai kicks as foundation of proposed military base in southern Kaduna is vandalised

Less than one week after Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, laid foundation for the establishment of a battalion at Ungwan Yashi area of Zangon Kataf local government area of Kaduna state, some persons have destroyed it.Speaking when the foundation was laid, Buratai had said the location was chosen as a response to the incessant killings occurring in southern Kaduna [...]

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    A tale of 2 cities: As Kaduna airport drivers rejoice, those in Abuja brace up for tough times

A tale of 2 cities: As Kaduna airport drivers rejoice, those in Abuja brace up for tough times

Different strokes for different folks. While some have expressed displeasure with the decision to close Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, for six weeks – starting from March 8 – others cannot wait for flights to be diverted to the Kaduna airport.The federal government decided to close the airport in the nation’s capital in order to repair its runway.In Kaduna, hotels, [...]

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    We are the most oppressed community in Nigeria, say Shi’ites

We are the most oppressed community in Nigeria, say Shi’ites

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) say it is the "most oppressed community" in Nigeria's history.Qasim Umar, a leader of the movement, said this on Thursday while addressing members of the IMN, also known as Shi'ites, at a rally in Kaduna.They were subsequently dispersed by the police."The atrocities committed by the army are the first of its kind in [...]

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    Kaduna bans FRSC checkpoints

Kaduna bans FRSC checkpoints

The Kaduna state government has banned the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) from mounting checkpoints within Kaduna metropolis and other urban centres across the state.Samuel Aruwan, spokesman to Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday.Aruwan said the decision was taken at a security council meeting presided over by the governor.‎The state government [...]

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    British Airways, South African Airways reject Kaduna airport (updated)

British Airways, South African Airways reject Kaduna airport (updated)

British Airways and South African Airways say they will not to fly to Kaduna during the six weeks that Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport would be shut.The Abuja airport would be closed from March 8 in order to carry out repairs on its runway.The airlines made known their decision five days after Lufthansa ruled out the option of flying to Kaduna."That [...]

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    New military formation ‘will check’ violence in southern Kaduna

New military formation ‘will check’ violence in southern Kaduna

A group known as the Northern Christian Youth Assembly has expressed delight over the formation of a military formation in Kanfachan in in Jema’a local government area of Kaduna state.Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, and Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, laid the foundation of the military base on Saturday.Commenting on this, Peter Bawa, coordinator of the group, said security [...]

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    Police arrest 17 suspects ‘involved in’ southern Kaduna killings

Police arrest 17 suspects ‘involved in’ southern Kaduna killings

Nigeria police say they have arrested 17 suspects involved in the recent killings in Kafanchan, Kaduna state.Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, made the disclosure on Thursday in Abuja when he presented the suspects before journalists.He said that 29 assorted firearms were recovered from them.He explained that the suspects were arrested after discreet and sustained investigation, adding that they would be charged [...]

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    Don’t give the impression that you are targeting Christians, Suleman tells FG

Don’t give the impression that you are targeting Christians, Suleman tells FG

Johnson Suleman, general overseer of Omega Fire Ministries, has advised the federal government not to give the impression that Christians were being victimised.In a statement by Phrank Shaibu, his communication adviser, Suleman said those who speak the truth have been vilified.Recently, the Department of State Services (DSS) made attempt to arrest him.After failing in the bid, the secret police then [...]

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Feb 24, 2017USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK315.25395.57333.84
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KANO470610510
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ABUJA450600510
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