Friday, July 12, 2019

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    Kaduna pastor drums support for construction of mosque

Kaduna pastor drums support for construction of mosque

Yohanna Buru, a Kaduna-based pastor, has appealed to public spirited Muslims to assist in building a mosque for members of the Centre for Muslims with Disability in Nigeria in Kaduna.Buru made the appeal when executive members of the centre led other associations of physically-challenged persons to his residence in Kaduna south on Tuesday.The pastor called on Muslims, who are able [...]

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    CAN to el-Rufai: Devote your energy to insecurity — NOT regulation of preaching

CAN to el-Rufai: Devote your energy to insecurity — NOT regulation of preaching

The Kaduna state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked Nasir el-Rufai, the governor, to devote his energy to solving insecurity in the state rather than pursuing a law to regulate preaching.Addressing a press conference in the state on Monday, Joseph Hayab, CAN chairman in Kaduna, condemned the bill, which has now been ruled against by a [...]

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    You can’t issue licence to preachers, court tells Kaduna govt

You can’t issue licence to preachers, court tells Kaduna govt

A Kaduna state high court has ruled that it is unconstitutional for the government to screen and issue licence to preachers.In a ruling on Wednesday, Hajaratu Gwadah, the presiding judge, maintained that the government, however, has the right to regulate religious activities in the state.In 2016, the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) had approached the court to challenge the constitutionality [...]

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    Bill on preaching: Kaduna speaker risks jail sentence, says PFN

Bill on preaching: Kaduna speaker risks jail sentence, says PFN

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has initiated contempt proceedings against the Kaduna state house of assembly over the bill to regulate preaching in the state.Speaking on Monday in the state capital, Sunny Akanni, counsel to PFN, said Abdullahi Shangali, speaker of the house (pictured), could land in trouble.He said if the house is found guilty of disobeying the court order [...]

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    CAN kicks but JNI expresses support for bill to regulate preaching in Kaduna

CAN kicks but JNI expresses support for bill to regulate preaching in Kaduna

Religious bodies in Kaduna state have expressed divergent views on the passage of the bill to regulate preaching in the state.The state house of assembly had, on Friday, passed the executive bill which was introduced in 2016.Reacting to the development, Sunny Akanni, counsel to the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), threatened to sue the state assembly for disobeying a court order [...]

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    El-Rufai reappoints Aruwan as spokesman

El-Rufai reappoints Aruwan as spokesman

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has reappointed Samuel Aruwan, his  senior special assistant on media and publicity.Salisu Suleiman, principal private secretary to the governor, disclosed this  in a statement on Saturday.Suleiman said Maryam Abubakar​​ was also reappointed as senior special assistant on new media.“Malam Nasir el-Rufai has began announcing personnel choices, beginning with some offices that do not [...]

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    El-Rufai announces 6-month maternity leave for female civil servants

El-Rufai announces 6-month maternity leave for female civil servants

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has announced that female civil servants in the state will get six months for maternity leave.Speaking after being sworn for a second term on Wednesday, the governor explained that the initiative is to ensure that children were adequately cared for, well-fed and receive all the nutrients they would need within the first six months [...]

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    ‘Danger still living with us’ — Shehu Sani speaks on Kaduna church attack

‘Danger still living with us’ — Shehu Sani speaks on Kaduna church attack

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says danger is still living "with us."The lawmaker said this on the floor of the senate in reaction to an attack of a church in his constituency at the weekend.TheCable had reported how some gunmen raided communities in Kaduna state, killing one person and abducting 17 others.The senator said these security issues would be solved by [...]

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    Group drags Human Rights Commission to court over failure to probe Wike

Group drags Human Rights Commission to court over failure to probe Wike

A federal high court in Abuja has been asked to investigate Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, over the violence during the conduct of the 2919 presidential election in the state.The Incorporated Trustees Global Integrity Crusade Network had dragged the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) before the court asking it to compel the commission to begin the probe of Wike [...]

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    One shot dead as gunmen raid church in Kaduna

One shot dead as gunmen raid church in Kaduna

Some gunmen raided communities in Kaduna state, killing one person and abducting 17 others.They were said to have struck in the early hours of Sunday.Some of the villages affected are Dankande and Dogon Dawa in Birnin Gwari local government area and Guguwa-Kwate village and Rigasa area in Igabi local government area of the state.In Dankande, a witness said over 20 gunmen surrounded [...]

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    Shettima: We must come up with a solution to the insecurity in the north

Shettima: We must come up with a solution to the insecurity in the north

Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno state, has asked the federal government to adopt new strategies that could permanently address the insecurity in the north.Speaking on Friday at a meeting of the Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) at the government house, Kaduna, Shettima said he and his colleagues will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to brainstorm on the issue when he [...]

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    PDP seeks recount of Kaduna guber votes

PDP seeks recount of Kaduna guber votes

Isah Ashiru, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna state, has requested for a recount of votes cast in the March 9 election in the state.This is contained in an application filed on Tuesday by Elisha Kurah, counsel to the PDP candidate, at the election petition tribunal in the state capital.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) [...]

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    S’court affirms ex-commissioner as lawmaker representing federal constituency in Kaduna

S’court affirms ex-commissioner as lawmaker representing federal constituency in Kaduna

The supreme court has affirmed Suleiman Lere as the representative of Lere federal constituency of Kaduna state in the house of representatives.On April 11, the apex court dismissed the appeal of Ahmed Munir who contested the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) alongside Lere.The five-man panel of the court gave reasons for its earlier action on Friday.Aliyu had [...]

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    IGP redeploys Kaduna CP over insecurity

IGP redeploys Kaduna CP over insecurity

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), has redeployed Ahmed Abdulrahaman, commissioner of police in Kaduna state.In a statement Frank Mba, force spokesperson, said Adamu had directed Ali Janga, commissioner of police in Bauchi state, to take over the Kaduna command.According to the new directive, Habu Ahmadu, former commissioner of police in charge of intelligence, will take charge of the Bauchi.Omololu [...]

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    Kaduna vendors: APC leaders plotting to eject us from school feeding programme

Kaduna vendors: APC leaders plotting to eject us from school feeding programme

Some food vendors engaged under the national home grown school feeding programme in Kaduna say there are plans to disengage them because they didn’t vote for the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the last elections. The vendors from Kaura and Zangon Kataf local government areas said APC officials in their area have threatened to sack them for political reasons. In separate interviews [...]

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    OBITUARY: Oguche, the 27-year-old entrepreneur killed at Kajuru Castle, spoke five languages

OBITUARY: Oguche, the 27-year-old entrepreneur killed at Kajuru Castle, spoke five languages

At 27, Matthew Danjuma Oguche had done so well for himself and humanity and left no doubt that his future held milestone promises of greatness and even bigger accomplishments. Unfortunately, the native of Kogi, who described himself as “work in progress” was killed on Friday alongside Faye Mooney, his colleague, at the Kajuru resort in Kaduna state.Here’s what we know about [...]

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