Monday, September 24, 2018

Tag "Kaduna"

    Angry youths disrupt el-Rufai’s inauguration

Angry youths disrupt el-Rufai’s inauguration

The inauguration of Nasir el-Rufai, the new governor of Kaduna state, ended abruptly on Friday,as some youths pelted dignitaries with water sachets, stones and other objects in the pavilion of Murtala Square, Kaduna, where the ceremony held.The incident occurred when the new governor concluded his address and was about to mount an open van to review the parade mounted by the [...]

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    Nigerian army pulls 34 generals out of service

Nigerian army pulls 34 generals out of service

Exactly a week to the inauguration of a new federal government, the Nigerian army has withdrawn 34 infantry generals from service.The officers comprise 20 majors-general and 14 brigadiers-general, who retired between 2005 and 2015.In a valedictory service at the Jaji military cantonment in Kaduna state on Friday, Joseph Shoboiki, former director of training at the Nigerian army, expressed appreciation for the [...]

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    NFF confirms Kaduna for Nigeria, Chad AFCON qualifier

NFF confirms Kaduna for Nigeria, Chad AFCON qualifier

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed Kaduna as the venue for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier between Nigeria and Chad.The Super Eagles will begin their AFCON 2017 campaign on June 13 when they host Chad at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna.Mohammed Sanusi, general secretary of the NFF, said that logistics will be put in place [...]

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    Kaduna gov, Yero, concedes election to el-Rufai

Kaduna gov, Yero, concedes election to el-Rufai

Ramalan Yero, governor of Kaduna state, has congratulated Nasir el-Rufai, his opponent in Saturday's governorship election even though INEC is yet to officially announce the winner.The sitting governor made a call to the presumed governor-elect at 3pm on Sunday to congratulate him – a gesture el-Rufai commended when he posted a tweet from his account. Just received a phone call from Gov Mukhtar Ramalan [...]

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    Don’t go to northern Nigeria, US warns citizens

Don’t go to northern Nigeria, US warns citizens

The United States department of state has warned its citizens in and outside Nigeria to avoid travelling to Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe, the three states most ravaged by insurgency.Citing insecurity in the region, it described the situation in the northeast Nigeria as “remaining fluid and unpredictable”.Three south-southern states, though, were also added to the list of no-go zones.“The US Department of State [...]

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    Ebola: Lesotho abandons U20 qualifier vs Eagles

Ebola: Lesotho abandons U20 qualifier vs Eagles

Lesotho has pulled out of this weekend’s 2015 African Youth Championship qualifier against the Flying Eagles, citing concerns about the outbreak of Ebola in Nigeria.Nigeria, the most successful country in the history of the championship, were to host Lesotho at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna in a repeat of the 1989 meeting between the two sides, which the Flying Eagles won 4-0 [...]

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    If Ebola breaks out, striking doctors will work

If Ebola breaks out, striking doctors will work

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) will allow  doctors attend to Ebola patients in the event of an outbreak, despite its ongoing nationwide industrial action.Vice president of NMA, Dr. Titus Ibekwe, made this known on Friday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.“NMA has been on strike even before the Ebola scare and we are still on [...]

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    Soldiers stop, seek to search Tambuwal in Kaduna

Soldiers stop, seek to search Tambuwal in Kaduna

The speaker of the federal house of representatives, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, was on Monday morning "detained" by soldiers in Kaduna, his office has alleged.The incident, it said, occurred at Hotel 17, venue of an international conference on security and development challenges of pastoralism in west and central Africa.The conference was organised by the office of the national security [...]

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    Ambrose hopes World Cup will bring back Chibok girls

Ambrose hopes World Cup will bring back Chibok girls

Super Eagles defender, Efe Ambrose, hopes Nigeria’s World Cup campaign will lead to the return of nearly 276 schoolgirls who were kidnapped by terrorists.The 25-year-old, who joined Celtic from Israeli side Ashdod in 2012, believes the African nation’s passion for football can help bring peace and stability to his homeland.The world was shocked when Boko Haram abducted the girls from [...]

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    Flying Eagles, Super Falcons trounce opponents 4-1

Flying Eagles, Super Falcons trounce opponents 4-1

The Flying Eagles of Nigeria on Saturday qualified for the third and final round of the 2015 African Youth Championship (AYC) qualifiers, after trouncing Tanzania counterpart 4-1.Playing at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna, Nigeria took the lead in the seventh minute when Alhassan Ibrahim's low shot beat goalkeeper Hamad Joma.The Ngorongoro Heroes evened scores on 16minutes, as Banda Hassan curled a free [...]

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    Troops recover arms in Benue, Plateau, Kaduna

Troops recover arms in Benue, Plateau, Kaduna

Nigeria's Defence Headquarters on Wednesday said troops operating in the north-central and north-western parts of the country have recovered caches of arms and ammunition in the areas.Major-General Chris Olukolade, the Director of Defence Information, made this disclosure in Abuja."During a cordon and search operation at Anyibe in Logo Local Government Area of Benue State, troops seized a cache of arms [...]

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