Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Tag "Kaduna"

    How passengers’ revolt ended ticket racketeering at Kaduna train station

How passengers’ revolt ended ticket racketeering at Kaduna train station

Walid Kisumu had set out for the day’s business with plans to get to Abuja with the 10:35am train from the Rigasa station in Kaduna. Unfortunately, things did not go as planned and he ended up not meeting up with the sale of tickets for the trip. The time was still 10:20am and waiting for the next trip - at [...]

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    Killers of Kaduna reverend demand N5m to release wife

Killers of Kaduna reverend demand N5m to release wife

Abductors of Talatu, wife of Hosea Akuchi, pastor of a Baptist church in Kaduna, have demanded a N5 million ransom for her release.The victim was abducted after her husband was killed while resisting the kidnappers at their residence in Guguwa, Igabi local government area of the state.The tragic incident happened on Sunday morning.A source in the church said the suspected [...]

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    How four policemen were gunned down after arresting kidnappers in Kaduna forest

How four policemen were gunned down after arresting kidnappers in Kaduna forest

The police officers who were killed in an ambush in Kaduna state on Saturday were on the trail of the suspects who abducted Ahmad Adam, a prominent Islamic cleric, in Kaduna.TheCable understands that Adam was abducted in the Rigasa area of the state 10 days ago.His family members were said to have paid an undisclosed sum to his abductors as ransom after [...]

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    Kaduna deputy speaker dumps APC for PDP

Kaduna deputy speaker dumps APC for PDP

John Kwaturu, deputy speaker of Kaduna state house of assembly, has defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Kwataru told reporters that he has since submitted his letter of withdrawal of membership of the APC to his Kwataru ward in Kachia local government area."I have left the APC for the PDP. My reasons for leaving [...]

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    National secretariat, Kaduna APC lock horns over Shehu Sani’s suspension

National secretariat, Kaduna APC lock horns over Shehu Sani’s suspension

The national headquarters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday reversed the suspension of Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central.Sani was suspended indefinitely by his ward for alleged misconduct and disrespect of the party leadership in the state.In a statement, Yekini Nabena, acting spokesman of the ruling party, said the suspension has been lifted and that the senator remains [...]

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    Court to rule on Zakzaky’s bail application in October

Court to rule on Zakzaky’s bail application in October

A Kaduna state high court has fixed October 4 for ruling on the bail application for Ibrahim Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), and his wife, Zeenat.Zakzaky has been in detention since December 2015 when members of IMN also known as Shi’ites, clashed with soldiers in Zaria, Kaduna state.Over 300 people were said to have been killed [...]

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    Kaduna kicks as court frees 100 Shi’ites in detention

Kaduna kicks as court frees 100 Shi’ites in detention

The Kaduna state high court has discharged and acquitted about 100 members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) who have been in detention since December 2015.They were arrested following a clash between the Shi'ites and Nigerian army which left hundreds dead, with many injured.The Kaduna state government in March 2016, filed criminal charges ranging from conspiracy to culpable homicide [...]

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    Two policemen shot dead in Kaduna

Two policemen shot dead in Kaduna

Two police officers lost their lives in the Birnin Gwari area of Kaduna state on Monday night.Mukhtar Aliyu, spokesman of the state police command, who confirmed this in a statement, said the deceased officers were on a special operation against bandits.While morning their colleagues, policemen fired live bullets indiscriminately and a 26-year-old woman was killed by a stray bullet.Aliyu said the policemen, [...]

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    I’m still in APC, says Shehu Sani

I’m still in APC, says Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says he is yet to defect from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to any other party.In a statement on Friday, Sani said consultations are still ongoing with regard to his continued stay or otherwise in the APC.“I am yet to defect or decamp or migrate from the APC to any other party,” the senator [...]

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    Tension in Kaduna ahead of Zakzaky’s trial

Tension in Kaduna ahead of Zakzaky’s trial

Rumours of a planned attack by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) during resumed trial of Ibrahim Zakzaky, IMN leader, have caused panic among residents of Kaduna state.Zakzaky has been in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) for three years despite court orders for his release.He was arrested in December 2015 after the Shi’ites and the [...]

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    No candidate can defeat el-Rufai in 2019, says aide

No candidate can defeat el-Rufai in 2019, says aide

Samuel Aruwan, media aide to Nasir dl-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says none of those interested in the number one position in the state can defeat his principal.Aruwan said this while speaking with reporters in Kaduna on Friday.The governor's aide said the other governorship candidates in Kaduna only want power but do not have vision for development."None of the [...]

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    Some people joined APC just to worship their ego, says el-Rufai

Some people joined APC just to worship their ego, says el-Rufai

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) joined the party to worship their egos.Speaking at the inauguration of the state executives of the party on Thursday, the governor said the APC would not derail from its vision because some its members are resolute."Some wayfarers, who see every political party only as [...]

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    Malnutrition in Kaduna frightening, says el-Rufai

Malnutrition in Kaduna frightening, says el-Rufai

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says the increasing population of malnourished persons in the state is frightening.El-Rufai said this on Tuesday at the opening of a two-day orientation workshop on “Effective Coordination of Nutrition Programme’’ organised for members of the state committee on food and nutrition.The governor, who was represented by Hafsat Baba, the state commissioner for women affairs and [...]

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    El-Rufai’s aide says PDP is dead in Kaduna

El-Rufai’s aide says PDP is dead in Kaduna

Uba Sani (pictured left), an aide to Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), “is dead” in the state.Sani, who is el-Rufai's special adviser on political matters, said this while speaking to journalists shortly after the state congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC).He said it was “surprising” that the PDP won in four of [...]

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    APC coasting to victory in Kaduna LG poll

APC coasting to victory in Kaduna LG poll

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has won 16 of the 23 local government areas in the ongoing council polls in Kaduna state.The APC secured the most votes in Jama'a, Soba, Zaria, Lere, Ikara, Makarfi, Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Kagarko, Kudan, Igabi and Kajuru local councils.In Zaria, APC polled 42,859 votes, while PDP got 16,033. In Soba, APC got 40,903, while PDP [...]

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    31 parties to boycott Kaduna council poll

31 parties to boycott Kaduna council poll

A total of 31 political parties have announced their decision to boycott the local councils’ election in Kaduna state on Saturday.The parties under the aegis of Coalition of Political Parties in Kaduna state made their stand known at a press conference on Friday in Kaduna.The coalition hinged their decision on the alleged violation of the constitution and electoral act by [...]

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