Friday, April 28, 2017

Tag "Kaduna"

    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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    Shehu Sani begs el-Rufai not to demolish Kaduna market

Shehu Sani begs el-Rufai not to demolish Kaduna market

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has appealed to Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, not to demolish a market in the state.Speaking with journalists after traders called his attention to the alleged plans of the state government to demolish a Kaduna market known as Kasuwan Barci, the lawmaker said many policies of the state government were not favourable to the [...]

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    El-Rufai dares Dogara, publishes security vote

El-Rufai dares Dogara, publishes security vote

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has made public details of  his state's expenditure, including security vote.The governor made this public less than four days after Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, publicly challenged governors to release their expenditure.The nation's number four citizen said this in response to el-Rufai's demand of accountability in the national assembly.He spoke at a [...]

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    Only Muslims can effectively fight terrorism, says Gumi

Only Muslims can effectively fight terrorism, says Gumi

Ahmad Gumi, prominent Islamic scholar, says only Muslims can fight terrorism effectively.Speaking at the Centre for the Study of Christian-Muslim Relations in Kaduna on Saturday, Gumi said it was unfortunate that Christians misinterpreted the move of the federal government to enlist Nigeria in the coalition of Islamic nations fighting terrorism.The centre was founded by Idowu Fearon, secretary-general of the [...]

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    APC chieftain kicks as Kaduna govt demolishes his house

APC chieftain kicks as Kaduna govt demolishes his house

Inuwa Abdulkadir, zonal chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the north-west, has accused Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, of demolishing his house for political reasons. The house located at Yakubu Avenue, Kaduna, was pulled down by officials of the Kaduna State Urban Planning and Development Agency (KASUPDA) on Thursday, while he was in Abuja for party meeting.Abdulkadir, [...]

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    EFCC recovers fake $570,000 from ‘fraudsters’ in Kaduna

EFCC recovers fake $570,000 from ‘fraudsters’ in Kaduna

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested and recovered $570,000 from some suspected fraudsters in Kaduna state.Wilson Uwujaren, spokesman of the commission, said the suspects were nabbed in a bush along Sabon Gari, Kurmin Kogi, Ikara local government area of Kaduna.He gave the names of the suspects as: Ibrahim Idris, alias Dankano; Magaji Musa (Nigerien) who goes by [...]

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    Sanusi: Northern Nigeria has refused to recognise that the Muslim world has moved on

Sanusi: Northern Nigeria has refused to recognise that the Muslim world has moved on

Muhammad Sanusi II, the emir of Kano, says northern Nigeria needs to move on from the 13th century mindset of Islam, emphasising that the rest of the Muslim world has moved on.Speaking to the theme 'promoting investments in the midst of economic challenges', Sanusi said northern Nigeria has not been paying attention to providing necessary education and healthcare for the [...]

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    El-Rufai: Kaduna is the only state in Nigeria to have started 2017 with an approved budget

El-Rufai: Kaduna is the only state in Nigeria to have started 2017 with an approved budget

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says his state is the only one in the entire federation to have started the year 2017 with an approved budget.Speaking at the second edition of the Kaduna Investment Forum (Kadinvest 2.0), el-Rufai said the state was ranked by African Finance Corporation (AFC) as the fastest growing state in Nigeria.He said the state's Ease [...]

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    WAEC loses vital records as fire guts Kaduna office

WAEC loses vital records as fire guts Kaduna office

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says it lost 10 computers holding vital records and information about all schools in the zone when fire gutted part of its office in Kaduna on Tuesday morning.Fedelis Gaiya, the zonal coordinator of WAEC in Kaduna, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the fire which occurred at about 9:50 am probably started [...]

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    Army dismisses married soldier who stabbed girlfriend to death

Army dismisses married soldier who stabbed girlfriend to death

The Nigerian army has dismissed Sunday Umaru, a private, for killing Charity Thomas, his lover, over a phone call.Umaru, a married man, was on posting at the special task force (STF), sector 7, Barkin Ladi, Plateau, at the time of the incident, on January 23, 2016.He was taken before a Barkin-Ladi high court on Friday, after the hearing, scheduled for [...]

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    You are not fit to criticise Buhari, Kaduna APC faction tells el-Rufai

You are not fit to criticise Buhari, Kaduna APC faction tells el-Rufai

A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna state on Sunday told  Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, that he lacks the moral standing to criticise President Muhammadu Buhari.The group also accused the governor of being behind the crisis rocking the ruling party in the state.Matamaki Maiyashi, chairman of the group, said the governor turned down all efforts [...]

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    ‎43,000 passengers used Kaduna airport in 11 days — double the total for Q1 of 2016

‎43,000 passengers used Kaduna airport in 11 days — double the total for Q1 of 2016

A total of 43,000 passengers used the Kaduna international airport in 11 days – more than double the 21,000 that used the facility in the first quarter of 2016.Of the 43,000, some 10,000 passengers took advantage of the free bus shuttle between the Abuja and Kaduna airports.This is contained in ‎the latest data submitted to the presidency by the committee [...]

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    El-Rufai: If anyone is upset about what I wrote, so be it

El-Rufai: If anyone is upset about what I wrote, so be it

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, is unapologetic about the memo he wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari, recommending that some reforms be made.In the 30-page document, which Sahara Reporters published last week, el-Rufai told Buhari that some of the people around him are not only selfish, but inexperienced.El-Rufai made reference to Abba Kyari, the chief of staff to the president, [...]

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    Don’t drag us into your propaganda, army warns herdsmen

Don’t drag us into your propaganda, army warns herdsmen

The Nigerian Army has denied the allegation that soldiers killed 17 cattle breeders in southern Kaduna, warning herdsmen from dragging it into any propagandaHaruna Usman, chairman of the Kaduna state chapter of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), had alleged that the attack happened in Daile Alkariyo village in Jama’a local government area of Kaduna state, on [...]

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Exchange Rates

April 27, 2017USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK310.50400.51338.25
LAGOS388497420
KANO387495417
PH390500420
ABUJA388497420
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