Urban renewal projects: NSE hails el-Rufai

August 9, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Engr. Babagana Mohammed, has expressed satisfaction with the ongoing Kaduna state urban renewal projects of the Governor Nasir el-Rufai administration. Speaking when he led other officials of the Society on a courtesy visit to the Managing Director of Kaduna State Road Agency (KADRA) on Saturday, Engr. Babagana Mohammed said el-Rufai’s  giant strides Read More

2023: El-Rufai breaks silence, declares where Nigerian President ‘ll come from

August 8, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Barely a week after Malam Mamman Daura spoke against zoning of presidency ahead of the 2023 elections, Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state has said that the next Nigerian President should come from the South. Speaking in an interview with the Hausa Service of the BBC monitored by Blueprint Correspondent in Kaduna on Saturday, the governor equally cleared the air over Read More

Jema’a LG chair tasks stakeholders on peace, unity

August 2, 2020 Abubakar Labaran 0

Executive chairman Jema’a local government Kaduna state, Peter Danjuma Averik, Friday led a high-powered delegation of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Jama’atul Nasir Islam (JNI) and civil societies  on a courtesy visit to the palaces of the Emir of Jama’a, Alhaji Muhammadu Isa Muhammadu II and Chief of Zikpak, Dr. Josiah Tagwai Kantyok. The visit was a follow-up to Read More

In Kaduna communities, DPO seeks community involvement for better policing

July 20, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Sabon Tasha Division, Nigeria Police Force, Paul Timbushi, has called on communities in the area to organise themselves for better policing. He said if communities are well organised, it makes the job of the police in checking criminal activities easy. According to a statement signed by the Executive Public Relations Officer (EPRO) Tsaunin Kura Residents Read More

Breaking: Again, gunmen unleash mayhem in Kaduna, 19 feared killed

July 20, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Kaduna state Police Command has confirmed an attack by unknown gunmen, on Kukum Daji Village, Kaura local government area of Kaduna state, where 19 persons were reported to have been killed. The attack, according to information available to Blueprint, was launched on the village around 10:30pm on Sunday night. Blueprint also gathered that 30 other persons who narrowly escaped the Read More

Breaking: Gunmen invade Kaduna communities, kill 20, many missing in fresh attack

July 18, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Unknown gunmen have reportedly killed 20 people following attacks on Chibuak and Kigudu II communities in Kauru Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna state.  The two villages were reportedly attacked consecutively on Thursday and Friday at midnight, while some of the villagers are said to be missing. The bandits were said to have launched yet another attack on Saturday in Read More

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

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KadSUBEB to relaunch 2017/2018/2019 UBE procurement process

June 5, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state Universal Basic Education Board (KadSUBEB) has cancelled the 2017 and 2018 UBE intervention projects that were earlier advertised on March 4, 2020. The executive chairman of the Board, Malam Tijani Abdullahi, said in a statement on Thursday that the cancellation was done by the board in order to follow due process. The chairman said “the procurement exercise shall Read More

Kaduna community appeals to El-Rufai on roads, drainages

May 30, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Tsaunin Kura community of Sabon Tasha GRA in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state has appealed to Governor Nasir el-Rufai to come to their aid in constructing motorable roads and drainages in the area. President General of the community, Dr. Silas Adamu, alongside other community leaders, who took journalists round the community on first hand assessment of the deplorable Read More

Kaduna pegs bag of fertiliser at N5000, warns against racketeering

May 30, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state has put measures in place to check any act of fertiliser diversion that could lead to it being re-sold above the official price of N5,000 per bag, the Commissioner of Agriculture, Hajiya Halima Lawal, has assured. Speaking in a press statement issued on Saturday, the Commissioner said despite these measures, there were reports of some individuals buying up fertilisers Read More

Police decry ‘fake, malicious another Southern Kaduna attack report’

May 29, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state police command has lamented what it described as “fake and malicious” a story circulated on social media by the President of Adara Development Association captioned ‘Again Fulani Herdsmen Attacked Southern Kaduna Communities.’ The Command’s public relations officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, in a statement on Friday, said the story was fabricated to create fear and apprehension in the minds 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

Breaking: 10 more persons contract Coronavirus in Kaduna; 2 discharged

May 22, 2020 Editor 0

Kaduna state Governor Nasir El-Rufai a while ago on Friday night revealed that two patients have been discharged, while 10 more persons tested positive. El-Rufai who disclosed this via his Twitter handle. said, “Covid-19 UPDATE: Two patients were discharged today, but 10 more persons have tested positive. All the new cases are contacts from cases in Chikun, Kaduna North and Read More

In Kaduna, SWAN mourns demise of ex-sports commissioner Bityong

May 16, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) Kaduna state chapter has expressed shock over the death of former two-term Kaduna state Commissioner for Sports, Hon. Yakubu Bityong Nkom. Speaking in a statement issued on Saturday and signed by its Secretary, Okpani Jacob Onjewu Dickson, SWAN said Bityong’s untimely death came at a time he was still actively contributing to the Read More

Covid-19: 4-month-old child tests positive

May 16, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state Ministry of Health has confirmed that a four-month-old child is one of the 20 new Covid-19 cases that were recorded in the state on Friday. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Amina Mohammed Baloni, in a statement on Saturday, said that the ministry’s investigation revealed that the father of the infected child has travel history to Kano. ‘’The Read More

Breaking: 13 new Coronavirus cases hit Kaduna, 15 discharged, 4 dead

May 11, 2020 Editor 0

Kaduna state has recorded 13 new coronavirus cases just as the 15 patients have been treated and discharged, while four are now dead. Governor Nasir El-Rufai who disclosed this on Monday night via his twitter said, “13 more Covid-19 cases have been recorded in the state. There are 92 active cases and four fatalities from the total number of 111 Read More

Kaduna redeploys SUBEB chairman, make 3 new appointments

May 3, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state government has appointed Tijjani Abdullahi as Chairman of State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) to replace Abdullahi Sani, who has been redeployed as pioneer Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs. The new appointments in line with implementation of government’s Governance Continuation Plan, is to ensure that the state government delivers on its core priorities in Read More

Breaking: Disquiet in Kaduna as 14 almajiris from Kano test positive for Coronavirus

May 2, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state, Saturday recorded 14 more Covid-19 positive results from almajiris who were repatriated from Kano, Commissioner for Health, Dr Amina Mohammed Baloni has confirmed. Dr Amina, who made the disclosure while briefing the daily meeting of the State Standing Committee on Covid-19 said the figure may rise as more test results are awaited.  The commissioner however, assured that the Read More

Updated: Kaduna records first Covid-19 death

May 2, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state has recorded its first Covid-19 death, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Amina Mohammed Baloni, has revealed. Speaking via her verified Twitter handle on Saturday, the Commissioner said the deceased is a retired civil servant who had concealed his recent travel to Kano. According to Dr Amina, the deceased, who had underlying medical conditions prior to testing positive Read More

In Kaduna, El-Rufai lists locations of temporary neighbourhood markets

May 1, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The management of Kaduna Markets Development and Management Company (KMDMC) has released the list of locations of temporary neighbourhood markets that will become operational on Saturday, 2nd May 2020. A statement by Muhammad Hafiz Bayero, the Managing Director of KMDMC, said the decision follows the directive of the Kaduna state government that all major markets be closed and be replaced Read More