Friday, August 18, 2017

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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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    El-Rufai orders investigation after attack on senators, journalists in Kaduna

El-Rufai orders investigation after attack on senators, journalists in Kaduna

Senators Shehu Sani and Suleiman Hunkuyi were allegedly attacked on Sunday at the secretariat of the Kaduna chapter of Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ).Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, had ordered an investigation.Sani and Hunkuyi represent Kaduna central and north at the upper legislative chamber, respectively.They had just begun to address journalists on the state's party congresses which took place [...]

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    Police redeploy all officers in Abuja-Kaduna axis after villagers raised the alarm

Police redeploy all officers in Abuja-Kaduna axis after villagers raised the alarm

Ibrahim Idris, inspector general of police, has ordered the immediate redeployment of all police officers serving in different formations along the Abuja-Kaduna highway.Jimoh Moshood, force spokesman, who disclosed this in a statement, said new officers had been posted to the area.The development comes after Abdulsalam Abubakar, a community leader, complained that kidnappers had killed 18 people who provided information to security agencies.He [...]

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    Kidnappers ‘kill 18′ people who exposed their activities in Kaduna

Kidnappers ‘kill 18′ people who exposed their activities in Kaduna

Suspected kidnappers have killed at least 18 people in Rijana, a village along Kaduna-Abuja expressway in Kaduna state, for providing information to security agencies.Activities of armed robbers and kidnappers are on the rise in the community.Abdulsalam Abubakar, a community leader, disclosed this when Abdulrahaman Dambazau, minister of interior, visited the community.Abubakar served as special assistant on rural development to Ahmed [...]

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    Police: 33 killed in farmers, herdsmen clash in Kaduna

Police: 33 killed in farmers, herdsmen clash in Kaduna

Kaduna state police on Wednesday confirmed the death of 33 villagers in Kajuru local government area of the state, due to an outbreak of violence between suspected herdsmen and farmers.A total of 27 Fulani people living in the area were killed by the villagers in two separate attacks, while six villagers died.Agyole Abeh, the state commissioner for police, said at [...]

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    ‘37 killed’ as farmers, herdsmen clash in Kaduna

‘37 killed’ as farmers, herdsmen clash in Kaduna

‎At least 37 people have reportedly been killed in a fresh outbreak of violence involving suspected herdsmen and farmers in Kaduna state.A witness told TheCable that the incident happened in Kajuru local government area of the state.Trouble was said to have started after some youth allegedly stormed a village in Ungwan Uka to avenge the death of a suspected herdsman.The [...]

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    One killed as gunmen kidnap NHIS’ external auditor in Kaduna

One killed as gunmen kidnap NHIS’ external auditor in Kaduna

‎Gunmen have abducted Zakari Mohammed-Sada, an external auditor with the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).He was abducted on the Abuja-Kaduna highway around 5pm on Saturday.His attackers were said to have opened fire. A stray bullet reportedly hit a woman in one of the vehicles on the road during the incident.A source said Sada was returning to Kaduna from Abuja when [...]

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    ‘Cattle rustlers’ kill two policemen in Kaduna

‘Cattle rustlers’ kill two policemen in Kaduna

Suspected cattle rustlers have killed two policemen and a civilian in Kaduna state.The incident was said to have occurred in Maigana district of soba local government area of the state.Agyole Abeh, Kaduna state commissioner of police, told Channels TV that the deceased officers were killed during a gun battle.He explained that policemen who were on a routine patrol in the area were [...]

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    Nobody can remove Magu, says Osinbajo

Nobody can remove Magu, says Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo says nobody can remove Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).He said this in Kaduna on Thursday while commissioning a zonal office of the EFCC.Represented by Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna,  the acting president described Magu as a “nightmare for corrupt people”.El-Rufai also revealed the outcome of a conversation on Magu [...]

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    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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