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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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    Death toll rises to 45 in Kaduna attack

Death toll rises to 45 in Kaduna attack

The number of lives lost in the attack on Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state has risen to 45.Austin Iwar, the state commissioner of police, disclosed this on Sunday.The incident occurred less than 48 hours after Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP) and Mohammed Mohammed, general officer commanding (GOC), 1 division, Nigerian army visited the area.Idris had ordered [...]

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    Fresh crisis looms in Kaduna APC over attempt to block Hunkuyi’s participation in congress

Fresh crisis looms in Kaduna APC over attempt to block Hunkuyi’s participation in congress

The Kaduna state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is divided over the attempt to prevent Suleiman Hunkuyi, senator representing Kaduna-north, from participating in the forthcoming congresses.The decision was said to have been made on Tuesday by a faction of the party loyal to Nasir El-Rufai, the state governor.Hunkuyi belongs to a faction known as Kaduna Restoration, one opposed to [...]

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    Fire guts Kaduna electoral commission headquarters — weeks before LG poll

Fire guts Kaduna electoral commission headquarters — weeks before LG poll

The headquarters of Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (KADSIECOM) was on Saturday gutted by fire.The inferno was said to have been noticed on the two-storey building located along Sokoto road, Kaduna at about 11am.The fire incident comes a few weeks before the state's local government election scheduled to hold May 12.The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. Fire officials [...]

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    Shehu Sani: If I’m leaving APC, I’ll make it known

Shehu Sani: If I’m leaving APC, I’ll make it known

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says if he is leaving the All Progressive Congress (APC), he will make it public.Sani said this on Facebook while debunking reports that he had defected to the Social Democratic Party (SDP).He used football terms to pass across his message.“I’m still in the Broomcity FC as a left winger and not a defender. The rumour [...]

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    I regret criticising World Bank over $350m loan, says Kaduna deputy governor

I regret criticising World Bank over $350m loan, says Kaduna deputy governor

Barnabas Bantex, deputy governor of Kaduna State, has expressed regrets over the comments he made on the senate's rejection of $350m loan request by the state government.Bantex, who represented Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state at the law week of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Barnawa, Kaduna chapter on Monday, had declared that the World Bank would not grant loan to [...]

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    ‘Is Nigeria a zoo?’ and other reactions to lockdown of Abuja, Kaduna by religious group

‘Is Nigeria a zoo?’ and other reactions to lockdown of Abuja, Kaduna by religious group

Islamic Tijjaniyya movement stormed the streets of Abuja and Kaduna to celebrate Maulud Nabiyy, the birth of Prophet Muhammed, on Saturday. Rabiu Kwankwaso, a serving senator and former governor of Kano state, was among the notable Nigerians who identified with the movement. Their activities caused traffic gridlock in Abuja and Kaduna and some of those who mistook the sect members for followers of Ibrahim Zakzakky, [...]

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    Vigilantes chase ‘bandits’ out of Kaduna community

Vigilantes chase ‘bandits’ out of Kaduna community

Local vigilantes and volunteers from Kuyello district in Kaduna state on Monday chased away suspected bandits form Layin-lasan, a village in Birnin-Gwari local government area of Kaduna.Armed men on motorbikes were said to have attacked the town in the afternoon, injuring at least three people.The village, which is about 96 kilometers from Birnin-Gwari along Birnin-Gwari-Funtua road, has recorded different attacks of late.Witnesses [...]

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    Kaduna needs $65.5bn for infrastructure

Kaduna needs $65.5bn for infrastructure

Naisr El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says the state requires $65.5 billion to address its infrastructure challenges over the next 30 years.While unveiling the Kaduna infrastructure master plan (2018-2050), El-Rufai said the long-term infrastructure master plan summarised the infrastructure target of the state aimed at providing job opportunities and making lives better for the people.“The breakdown of the future infrastructural developments between [...]

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    ‘750 kidnappers, cattle rustlers’ surrender in Kaduna

‘750 kidnappers, cattle rustlers’ surrender in Kaduna

At least 750 kidnappers, cattle rustlers and bandits have renounced their crimes in Kubau local government area of Kaduna state.They swore an oath to turn a new leaf at the renunciation ceremony which held at the council, on Sunday.Speaking at the event, Austin Iwar, the state commissioner of police, said 400 persons had earlier taken the same step and renounced their [...]

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    $350m loan: Kaduna accuses senators of  putting their frustrations above public interest

$350m loan: Kaduna accuses senators of putting their frustrations above public interest

Following the senate’s rejection of a request for a $350 million loan, the Kaduna state government has accused the three senators from the state of working against the people of the state.The senators are Shehu Sani (Kaduna central), Suleiman Hunkuyi (Kaduna north) and Danjuma Laah (southern Kaduna).Speaking at a news conference on Friday, Suleiman Abdu Kwari, commissioner for finance, alleged that the senate elevated [...]

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    Shehu Sani on Kaduna loan: You are a slave if you borrow money and can’t pay

Shehu Sani on Kaduna loan: You are a slave if you borrow money and can’t pay

Shehu Sani, senator representing central district, says anyone who borrows money and cannot repay will end up a slave.Sani said this in response to criticisms that trailed the senate rejection of a N350 million loan request by the Kaduna government.“If you borrow money that you can pay, you are a businessman; If you borrow money that you can’t pay, you [...]

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    El-Rufai hosts Fulani leaders, sues for peace

El-Rufai hosts Fulani leaders, sues for peace

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has asked Fulani leaders to do their best to ensure peace in the state.He said this on Wednesday during a meeting with Fulani chiefs from the 32 emirates and chiefdoms in the state.The meeting held at government house, Kaduna.According to Samuel Aruwan, spokesman of the governor, the meeting was part of government engagements with communities across the state.“We [...]

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    Kaduna to conduct competency test for newly recruited teachers

Kaduna to conduct competency test for newly recruited teachers

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says the state has begun the process of conducting competency tests for the newly recruited teachers.El-Rufai had sacked 21,780 teachers in October 2017, after they reportedly failed a primary four test. He subsequently employed new ones to replace the sacked ones.He, however, said it was discovered that some of the new teachers could not write their acceptance [...]

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