Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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    Amnesty: There must be justice for the 347 Shi’ites ‘killed by military’

Amnesty: There must be justice for the 347 Shi’ites ‘killed by military’

Amnesty International (AI) has urged the federal government to ensure justice is done over the “unlawful killings" of hundreds of Shi'ites in Kaduna two years ago.Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) clashed with the military between December 12 and December 14, 2015.Speaking on Tuesday in commemoration of the two-year anniversary of the incident, AI regretted that “no one [...]

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    Shehu Sani’s aide ‘kidnapped in Kaduna’

Shehu Sani’s aide ‘kidnapped in Kaduna’

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says Bashir Ahmed, his aide, has been kidnapped by masked gunmen in the Tudun Wada area of Kaduna state.According to a Facebook post by Sani, the kidnap took place on December 8, with witnesses stating that the kidnappers mistreated Ahmad before carting him off to an undisclosed location.Prior to his kidnap, Ahmad had received [...]

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    Kaduna disengages 4,042 workers

Kaduna disengages 4,042 workers

The Kaduna state government has disengaged over 4,000 workers.Jafaru Sani, commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs, said the affected workers were from the state's local service commission.Sani said while 3,159 of the affected workers were retired, the others were laid off.He said the measure is part of efforts of the state government to renew public service in the state and [...]

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    OBITUARY: Andrew Nok, the Nigerian scientist who discovered the sleeping sickness gene

OBITUARY: Andrew Nok, the Nigerian scientist who discovered the sleeping sickness gene

Andrew Jonathan Nok, a professor of biochemistry and Kaduna state commissioner of education, science and technology, died in the early hours of Tuesday at the age of 55.TheCable understands that the world-renowned scientist had been down with an undisclosed ailment and was on admission at an Abuja hospital until his discharge last week.He was dean in the faculty of science at the [...]

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    Buhari endorses el-Rufai’s plan to sack 21,780 teachers

Buhari endorses el-Rufai’s plan to sack 21,780 teachers

President Muhammadu Buhari has thrown his weight behind the move of Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, to sack 21,780 teachers, who failed the competency test conducted by the state government.The plan of the state government had sparked controversy, with many calling on the governor to back down because of the economic implication on the affected civil servants.But speaking at [...]

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    Protesting pupils are victims of bad teachers, says el-Rufai

Protesting pupils are victims of bad teachers, says el-Rufai

Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says "unqualified teachers" are using pupils for "illegal protests".Recently, some pupils took to the streets to protest the state executive council's approval to sack the primary four teachers who failed competency test.A total of 21,780 primary school teachers in the state had reportedly failed the examination administered to test their competence in October.In a statement, [...]

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    Kaduna finalises plan to replace teachers who failed primary four test

Kaduna finalises plan to replace teachers who failed primary four test

Kaduna state executive council has approved the outcome of the primary four teachers’ competency test and directed immediate process for recruiting 25,000 teachers to replace those who failed the examination.A total of 21,780 primary school teachers in the state had reportedly failed the examination administered to test their competence in October.The names of the 11,220 out of the 33,000 primary [...]

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    $350m budget support loan and the enemy within

$350m budget support loan and the enemy within

BY MUKHTAR GARBA MAIGAMOThe recent hullabaloo that greeted the $350 million World Bank loan, granted to Kaduna state, has conspicuously unmasked senator Shehu Sani as the greatest enemy of Kaduna state and her people. The enemy of Kaduna’s progress, whose egocentric demeanor, as the chairman of senate committee on foreign and domestic debt, is putting the entire lives of Kaduna [...]

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    Judge who remanded Kaduna reporter dies

Judge who remanded Kaduna reporter dies

Bashir Sukola, the judge who ordered the remand of Luka Binniyat, a former Vanguard correspondent, is dead.Sukola was said to have died at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH), Zaria, in the wee hours of Wednesday.Survived by a wife and six children, the deceased has been buried in accordance with Islamic rites.His remains were interred at Bachama cemetery, Tudun Wada area of Kaduna.Nasir [...]

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    Maina’s family: Buhari’s govt invited our son to join ‘change agenda’

Maina’s family: Buhari’s govt invited our son to join ‘change agenda’

Family members of Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, say their son is not a fraudster but a messiah who brought reforms into the pension scheme.At a news conference in Kaduna on Wednesday, Aliyu Maina, spokesman of the family, accused a "cabal" of being behind the travails of the dismissed civil servant.He said based on [...]

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    EFCC seals off four houses, two companies ‘belonging to Maina’

EFCC seals off four houses, two companies ‘belonging to Maina’

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission ( EFCC) have sealed off four houses and two companies allegedly belonging to Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms.Ibrahim Kamal, an official of the commission, said EFCC confirmed that the property belong to Maina.The affected property are a two-storey shopping plaza located at 2C Ibrahim Taiwo [...]

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    Shehu Sani on Kaduna’s loan request: We need to be convinced

Shehu Sani on Kaduna’s loan request: We need to be convinced

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says no loan request will get approval until the lawmakers were convinced of it.Sani, who is the chairman of the domestic and foreign debts, said this on Monday while reacting to allegations that he was hindering the state from gaining access to $350 million granted by the World Bank.Last week, a group took to [...]

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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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