Sunday, January 13, 2019

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    Curfew relaxed in parts of Kaduna

Curfew relaxed in parts of Kaduna

The Kaduna state government has eased off the 24-hour curfew on Kaduna metropolis, giving residents between 1pm to 5pm “to restock on essentials”.Samuel Aruwan, spokesman to Nasir el-Rufai, the state governor, said the decision was as a result of improved security in the location.El-Rufai had on Sunday, declared a 24-hour curfew in Kaduna towns and its environs to ease the [...]

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    Shehu Sani resigns from APC in protest

Shehu Sani resigns from APC in protest

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has resigned his membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).The lawmaker took the decision following the controversies which trailed the party's primaries for the 2019 elections.Sani has sent his resignation letter to the chairman of the APC in ward 6, Tudun wada north, Kaduna."I  present to you my highest compliments and wish by [...]

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    World Bank ranks Kaduna first in property registration, contract enforcing

World Bank ranks Kaduna first in property registration, contract enforcing

The World Bank has ranked Kaduna state number one in registering property and enforcing contracts in its latest ranking of doing business in Nigeria.The bank also ranked Kaduna State fifth in ease of doing business and 17th in dealing with construction permits.In its 'Doing Business in Nigeria' report released on Friday, the bank ranked the federal capital territory first in [...]

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    APC insists on Shehu Sani, says ‘el-Rufai can’t dictate to us’

APC insists on Shehu Sani, says ‘el-Rufai can’t dictate to us’

The national body of the All Progressives Congress (APC) says Shehu Sani remains its senatorial candidate in Kaduna central.Yekini Nabena, acting national publicity secretary of the party, gave the clarification in an interview with NAN in Abuja on Sunday.He said Sani was the only senatorial candidate from the zone duly recognised by the national body, maintaining that Nasir el-Rufai, governor of [...]

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    El-Rufai: Shehu Sani’s fate lies with APC delegates

El-Rufai: Shehu Sani’s fate lies with APC delegates

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says the fate of Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, lies in hands of delegates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.Speaking after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday, the governor described the president as a democrat, who would not support imposition.The national working committee [...]

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    El-Rufai, Akeredolu meet Buhari after disqualification of preferred senatorial candidates

El-Rufai, Akeredolu meet Buhari after disqualification of preferred senatorial candidates

President Muhammadu Buhari met with Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, and Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of  Ondo state, at the presidential villa in Abuja on Wednesday.El-Rufai and Akeredolu arrived at Aso Rock around 3.15pm and walked straight into the office of the president.The purpose of the meeting was unknown as of the time of filing this report.The meeting happened a day after [...]

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    I don’t have N20m in my account, says el-Rufai as groups donate nomination form to him

I don’t have N20m in my account, says el-Rufai as groups donate nomination form to him

Some groups in Kaduna state have purchased expression of interest and nomination forms of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna.While receiving the forms at government house, Kaduna on Monday, the governor said he does not have up to N20 million in his account.The forms cost N22.5 millionAmong the groups are the Association of Cattle Sellers, Independent Petroleum [...]

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    Kaduna people are ready to effect change, says PDP guber aspirant

Kaduna people are ready to effect change, says PDP guber aspirant

Shuaibu Mikati, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Kaduna state, says residents will witness an era of decency in governance if he is given the chance to rule the state.In an interview, he said there was a bandwagon effect in 2015 election when the sympathy of the electorate to President Muhammadu Buhari helped some candidates win elections but the [...]

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    Many homeless as flood wreaks havoc in Kaduna

Many homeless as flood wreaks havoc in Kaduna

Torrential rain has rendered hundreds of people homeless in some suburbs in Kaduna state.Many houses were submerged as a result of the downpour which started on Thursday evening and lasted till the early hours of Friday.The communities worst hit by the disaster are Ungwa-Romi, Kigo road, Barnawa, Kudenda, Karatudu, Narayi, Ungwa- Rimi, Gonin-Gora, the Federal Cooperative School, Kawo, Ramat Road [...]

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    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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