Pictures: Terrorists release another 7 Kaduna train attack victims

August 10, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The terrorists who attacked the Abuja-Kaduna train passengers on March 28, 2022, have released another seven hostages, including a family of six and an older woman. Speaking with newsmen Wednesday in Kaduna, the Publisher of Kaduna-based Desert Herald and Media Consultant to Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, Malam Tukur Mamu the Dan Iyan Fika, said the seven were released following Read More

At home in Zaria, Dattijo recieves a Prince’s welcome

March 21, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

One of the frontline gubernatorial aspirants in the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kaduna State, Muhammad Sani Abdullahi popularly known as Dattijo has continued his consultation in Amaru in Kwarbai A, Zaria local government area of Kaduna state.  Muhammad Sani Dattijo is a Prince of the Zazzau Emirate, drawing his royal lineage from the late Emir of Zazzau, His Royal Read More

Mr. President’s visit to Kaduna state – beyond roads

January 29, 2022 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari’s two-day working visit to Kaduna state, January 20 to 21, put Governor Nasir El-Rufai and his regime in the spotlight.  The scorecard looked impressive, at least, to all dispassionate observers, including Mr. President himself, who had the privilege of cutting several tapes to inaugurate legacy projects across Kaduna’s three senatorial districts. In other states visited, it was always restricted to the state capital.  Within Kaduna metropolis, the President formally commissioned seven transformational projects executed under the statewide Urban Renewal Programme. Read More

Operation Safe Haven drills vigilante members on security

January 24, 2022 Abubakar Labaran 0

The Operation Safe Haven, Sector 7 Kafanchan, has trained 103 vigilante members on security operations in a bid to curb criminal activities in trouble-ridden local government areas of Southern Kaduna. Speaking at the passing out ceremony of the trainees referred to as “Coalition Vigilante Network” on Friday, the guest of honour at the occasion, Mr Amos Gwamna Magaji thanked the Read More

On Kaduna’s 4 working days

January 23, 2022 Blueprint 0

It is no longer news that Kaduna state government has migrated to four working days. With the new policy, civil servants are expected to work from Mondays to Thursdays. Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i said the new measure is designed to boost productivity, improve work-life balance and enable workers to have more time for their families, rest and undertake agricultural activities. I Read More

SaMBA demands immediate release of SOKAPU spokesman

January 21, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

A group, Southern and Middle Belt Alliance (SaMBA), has asked the Kaduna state government to release the spokesman of Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), Luka Biniyat, without delay. The group in a statement issued in Abuja Friday by its spokesperson, Prince Rwang Pam Jnr., condemned the continuous detention of the journalist, wondering “how a Nigerian citizen could be detained for Read More

Kaduna’s budget of sustainability and people’s hope

January 4, 2022 Blueprint 0

As Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state signed the 2022 budget into law amidst high expectations from residents, the state government explains that the ‘Budget of Sustainable Growth’ is targeted at completing the urban renewal projects and addressing poverty among the citizens at the grassroots level. ABDULRAHEEM AODU takes a look at the budget’s targets and expectations of Kaduna people.  Read More

Kafanchan municipal authority inaugurates board members

December 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

Board members for Kafanchan Municipal Authority, which was recently created by the Kaduna state government, have been inaugurated as an integrated management of the three local governments selected in the area; comprising Jema’a, Kaura, and Zangon Kataf. Inaugurating the board members in a colourful ceremony, which took place at New Choice Hotel Kafanchan during the week, Mrs. Phoebe Sukai Yayi, Read More

Breaking: After receiving motorcycles, bandits release remaining 2 Zaria LG workers

December 2, 2021 Habib Bello, Zaria 0

Bandits terrorising Kaduna state on Thursday released the remaining two Zaria local government area staff Suleiman Zailani and Nura Abdullahi. Both Zailani and Abdullahi were abducted along side 11 colleagues last month in Giwa local government area of the state on their way to a condolence. Blueprint reports that last week, the bandits released 11 of the victims but held Read More

Kaduna to begin 4-day working week soon

November 30, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state government will soon commence a four-day working week, as public servants are expected to work from home for one day per week from Wednesday December 1st, 2021. The government said the measure is designed to help boost productivity, improve work-life balance and enable workers to have more time for their families, for rest and for agriculture. A statement Read More

The scary security report on Kaduna

October 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

The recent revelation that at least 888 people have been killed and 2,553 others kidnapped in Kaduna state between January and September 2021 is not only frightening but it is also alarming and deplorable. The Kaduna state report also disclosed thar 720 people were injured within the period.   The third quarter security report presented by Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Read More

Zazzau emir okays ex-ABU VC, finance minister, 4 others as ZEDA’S BoT members

October 5, 2021 Moh Bello Habib, 0

The Emir of Zazzau and Chairman Kaduna state Council of Emirs and Chiefs, Ambassador Ahmad Nuhu Bamalli has approved the appointment of former Vice Chancellor Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Professor Shehu Usman Abdullahi, Minister of Finance, Dr Zainab Shamusuna Ahmed alongside four other prominent indigenes of the emirate as members of the Board of Trustees of Zaria Education Development Association Read More

Sanusi’s alarm on Nigerian economy

October 4, 2021 Blueprint 0

The prediction by the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Khalifa Muhammad Sanusi, that Nigerian economy will soon collapse is, indeed, a clarion call to the nation’s economic managers and policy makers to move swiftly and deftly to avert the impending calamity. Sanusi, noted, and quite rightly, that the crude oil on which the economy is anchored Read More

Breaking: Like Zamfara, Kaduna set to shut down telecommunication services, declares war on bandits

September 29, 2021 Editor 0

There are strong indications that Kaduna state government is ready to shut down all telecommunication services in parts of the state. Governor Nasir El-Rufai who dropped the hint while granting interview to radio stations said the shutdown which will affect basically local government areas where terrorists are operating will be effected once security agencies have signalled their readiness to deal Read More

World Bank to support fuelwood plantations in Kaduna

September 29, 2021 Moh Bello, 0

The World Bank-supported Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP), has said it would support the development of fuel wood plantations in rural communities of Kaduna state. The Project Coordinator, Mr Jibril Dahiru, stated this at a community sensitisation and advocacy on solid waste management, land degradation and plantation at Maje village in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna state. Read More

Lawmaker donates instruction materials to constituency

September 27, 2021 Moh Bello Habib 0

A member House of Representatives representating Ikara and Kubau federal constituency of Kaduna state, Dr Hamish Ibrahim, have donated instructions material to some selected public secondary schools in his constituency. Our correspondent reports that material include, 4,200 textbooks for both junior and secondary schools, 14,000 customised exercise books and 175 furniture. The schools that benefitted included, Government Secondary Schools, Ikara, Read More

Ex-CBN governor reveals what will happen to Nigerian economy

September 25, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Khalifa Muhammad Sanusi has sounded the death knell for Nigerian economy, noting that crude oil on which the economy is anchored has no future and is no longer sought after globally.  Addressing the sixth Kaduna Investment Summit, after inaugurating the state development plan 2021 to 2023, to transform the state into a knowledge-based economy, the Read More

PDP rejects Kaduna LG polls, alleges results manipulation

September 4, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

As the local government election takes place on Saturday across 19 of the 23 local government areas of Kaduna state, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected results of the elections, alleging that the election results were predetermined. Seamless electronic voting Kaduna state government through the State Independent Electoral Commission (Kadsiecom) deployed Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) for the council Read More

Fatal crash: 12 killed, 6 injured along Kaduna-Abuja highway as El-Rufai gives fresh order

August 31, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

A fatal road accident at Nasarawa Doka, along Kaduna-Abuja highway in Kachia local government area of Kaduna state has left 12 people dead leaving six others with injuries. Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, said, “On a sad note, security agencies have reported to the Kaduna state government that 12 persons have died and Read More

Cholera kills 93 in Kaduna

August 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

No fewer than 93 people have died of cholera in Kaduna state between March and July 2021, the director, Disease Control, State Primary Health Care Board, Dr. Hamza Ibrahim Kaura, has disclosed. Speaking on the sidelines of a meeting at the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) on the high flood alert level in the state, which was raised from Read More

In Kaduna, troops foil 2 kidnap attempts, rescue 6

August 7, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Troops of Operation Safe Haven have foiled a kidnap attempt and rescued five occupants of a commercial vehicle along Badde-Ungwan Ayaba-Keffi road. They also rescued a motorist from suspected kidnappers along Fanock-Kyayya-Keffi road. The troops foiled both kidnap attempts along the two roads in Jema’a local government area of Kaduna state, according to a statement signed by Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Read More

FG wades into Kaduna govt, NLC dispute

July 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

The federal government has inaugurated a ten-man committee to resolve the dispute between the Kaduna State Government and the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) with a charge to the members to meet the expectation of President Muhammadu Buhari that industrial peace returns to Kaduna shortly. The committee, inaugurated by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige in Abuja, is Read More

APC governors condoles El-rufai over ex-deputy’s demise

July 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has sent condolences message to the governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-rufai over the death of Arc. Barnabas Yusuf Bala (Bantex), former Deputy Governor of the state. The ruling party governors said they received the news of Bantex death with “heavy heart and gratitude to God for a life well lived.” The deputy governor died Read More

Breaking: As bandits target abduction of more students, Kaduna govt orders closure of mission, other schools

July 5, 2021 Editor 0

Hours after bandits attacked Bethel Baptist school and made unsuccessful attempt to invade Living Faith’s Academy, the Kaduna state government has ordered the immediate closure of 13 schools located in areas that have been identified as vulnerable to attacks. Up till the time of filling this report, the actual number of students kidnapped at the Bethel secondary school is still Read More