5 gang-rape 13-year-old girl, nabbed in Kaduna

June 6, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state government has confirmed the arrest of four men, suspected to have drugged and gang-raped a 13-year-old girl and their accomplice in Kaduna. The state’s Ministry of Human Services and Social Development which disclosed this said the victim was later dumped underneath a parked vehicle near her home. The ministry on its verified official Twitter handle narrated that the Read More

Covid-19: Again, El-Rufai extends lockdown in Kaduna

May 27, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state on Tuesday night extended the ongoing lockdown imposed in the state to curb the spread of Covid-19 pandemic by two weeks.  Kaduna state government imposed the Quarantine Orders on March 26 to contain the spread of Covid-19, after 60 days of partial lockdown, government decided to extend the lockdown by two weeks.  Kaduna state Read More

Kaduna provides daily incentives, insurance for health workers

May 2, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state government will pay daily incentives to front line health workers and provide them additional insurance coverage for death and disability, the Commissioner for Health, Dr Amina Mohammed Baloni, has said. Speaking in a statement issued on Saturday, the commissioner said, “Government has also approved a monthly incentive of 10% of net pay for other health workers in public Read More

UNICEF supports HIV, nutrition programmes in Kaduna

April 25, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has pledged its support for Kaduna state government’s integration of HIV services with nutrition programmes for improved outcome. UNICEF Kaduna Nutrition Specialist, Mrs Chinwe Ezeife, made this known in Kaduna on Saturday, during the training of 60 health workers, on integration of paediatric HIV counselling and testing with Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) Read More

Breaking: Kaduna relaxes curfew over Covid-19 …see why

April 1, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state government has temporarily relaxed the restriction of movement imposed throughout the state to check the spread of Covid-19, allowing residents to move between 3pm on Wednesday and midnight Thursday.  The Deputy Governor of Kaduna state, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, who made the announcement in a state broadcast on Wednesday, said that the curfew will be eased from 3pm on Read More

Revealed! How school proprietor raped 9-year-old girl in Kaduna

April 1, 2020 NAN 0

The Kaduna state government said on Tuesday, that it had withdrawn the license of Liberation College Tirkania, Kaduna, over alleged rape of a nine-year old pupil by the proprietor, Mr Samuel Ejikeme. The state Commissioner for Education, Dr Shehu Makarfi, said in a statement in Kaduna, that the school was equally closed down as directed by Gov. Nasir El-Rufai. Makarfi Read More

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Lassa fever hits Kaduna, one case confirmed

January 25, 2020 Editor 0

Kaduna state government has confirmed a case of Lassa fever in Chikun local government area but said that the patient is being treated at the designated infectious disease control centre. A statement signed  by the Commissioner of Health, Dr Amina Mohammed-Baloni, Saturday said the patient is a 36-year-old male. The commissioner however assured that the Ministry of Health has “supplied Read More

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How explosion rocked Kaduna; Professor, 4 others feared dead

January 4, 2020 Editor 0

Tragedy struck in Sabon Tasha area of Kaduna state on Saturday following a gas explosion that killed no fewer than five people. The gas explosion occurred on business premises located along Kachia Road, Sabon Tasha, in Chikun Local Government Area between 2.30pm and 3.00pm according to eyewitnesses. Professor Simon Mallam, Chairman of Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission, was feared killed in Read More

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I remember Uncle Suberu

April 27, 2019 Editor 0

When I got an invitation to be in Kaduna for a very important assignment mid last week, my heart suddenly leaped into my mouth. I did not like the timing of the invitation at all. Travelling from Abuja to Kaduna in the past couple of months could be likened to venturing into a wildlife park swarming with dangerous animals. The Read More

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Breaking: El-rufai reshuffles cabinet, appoints new Commissioner

April 15, 2019 Editorial II 0

A reshuffle has been announced in the management of the Kaduna State Ministry of Finance. The ministry has not had a substantive commissioner since the resignation of Suleiman Abdu Kwari became effective on January 7, 2019. A government statement signed a while ago by Samuel Aruwan, govermor Nasir El-rufai’s spokesman said Alhaji Muhammad Bashir Saidu has been appointed as the Read More

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Hockey tourney: Nigeria risks IHF ban, N5m fine as foreign teams hit Abuja

December 14, 2018 Editor 0

As the 2018 hockey African Cup for Club Champions (ACCC) kicks-off today in Abuja, there are indications that two of Nigerian representatives, Kada Stars and Kada Queens may not attend the competition. The ACCC is Africa’s flagship club competition and integral part of the International Hockey Federation (IHF) annual calendar, thus a country which failed to attend the competition after Read More

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Emir of Jama’a committed to peace, unity -Zannan Jama’a

November 30, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Emir of Jama’a in Kaduna state, Alhaji Muhammadu Isa Muhammadu has been described as a leader who is committed towards ensuring security and development in the Southern Kaduna, Kaduna state and the country in general. Speaking on the 20th Anniversary of the Emir, the Zannan Jama’a,‎ Alhaji Dankeke Mato said the emir has all the leadership qualities and is Read More

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Shariah Council wants Kaduna crisis probed

October 26, 2018 Blueprint 0

  ‎The Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria, has condemned the recent Kaduna crisis, and therefore called for a commission of enquiry to investigate the unrest. Over 77 lives were lost while over 100 others were injured following sectarian crisis last Thursday in Kasuwa Magani, which culminated in another crisis in Kaduna on Sunday. Speaking in a communiqué issued after Read More

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US warns Nigeria over looming population explosion

September 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

The United States Deputy Chief of Mission in Nigeria, Mr. David Young has tasked the federal government and other stakeholders to plan ahead for the challenges of population explosion expected to double to 400 million in the country by 2050. Speaking in an interactive forum with members of the Sir Kashim Ibrahim Fellows at Kaduna state Government House, the envoy Read More

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$350m loan: Kaduna senators put personal frustration above people’s welfare – State govt

March 31, 2018 Blueprint 0

  The three senators from Kaduna state were driven by their personal frustration in rejecting the $350m World Bank loan sought by Kaduna state government, rather than the people’s right to better quality of life and infrastructure, the state government has said. The Senate had on Thursday turned down the loan request, saying that with the current total debt profile Read More