Kaduna govt set to decongest Kaduna-Abuja highway – Aruwan

September 23, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Kaduna state government is taking measures to address the gridlock on the Kaduna-Abuja highway to “enable easy and smooth movement of vehicles in the ever- busy highway that serves as gateway between the South and North-west.” The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, who stated this in Kaduna Friday, said the state was discussing with Read More

ASUU strike: Avoid Kaduna airport, Shehu Sani advises NANS

September 20, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Senator Shehu Sani, has advised the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), to stay away from Kaduna airport as they continue to protest against the lingering strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Sani stated on his Twitter account Friday, that the forest near Kaduna Airport is unsafe, saying, “NANS should avoid Kaduna International Airport; you know Read More

2023: Trouble in Kaduna APC as 13,000 members join PDP

September 17, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Over 13,000 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Saturday, dumped the ruling party and joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Southern Kaduna. Treasurer of the opposition party, North-West, Hon. Rabiu Bakori, who formally received the new members on behalf of the North-West Zonal PDP Chairman, Sen. Hayyatu Gwarzo, in Zonkwa, said for the party to win election come Read More

Re: Irrational and inconsistent, the results of el-Rufai’s policies in Kaduna

September 14, 2022 Danjuma Musa 0

Dr. Nasir Aminu’s article “Irrational and inconsistent, the results of El-Rufai’s policies in Kaduna”, published in Sahara Reporters and several other online platforms, undoubtedly gained traction, largely because he lectures in Cardiff Metropolitan University, United Kingdom. But like it’s often stated, the hood doesn’t make the monk. Unfortunately, Aminu, hoodwinked hisreaders with the fact that being a lecturer in the Read More

Issues in the 2023 Kaduna state governorship poll

September 14, 2022 Chigozie Ogbuagu 0

Although election fever has been in the air since the beginning of the year, with the parties conducting their primaries, the campaigns for the 2023 general elections will officially flag off on September 28, 2022, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) schedule of activities. Thenceforth, the public space unchained, would be inundated with partisan messages of all sorts. Read More

Kaduna 2023: An assessment

September 14, 2022 Jabir T. Usman 0

The 2023 governorship battle in Kaduna state is predicted by political pundits and analysts to be a very tough contest. However the prospect to emerge victorious at the polls lie on the strength of the two major political parties, i.e. the incumbent ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Nonetheless, the shifting of allegiance Read More

Kaduna 2023 and the electorate

September 4, 2022 Blueprint 0

Those following my update keenly on this space know that I am not interested in commenting on issues pertaining Kaduna state politics, not because my pen is stuck with ideas to write on, but simply because my focus is mostly on national issues. Besides, I don’t have issues with the state’s affairs. It is on record that since I began Read More

Kaduna 2023: Hunkuyi picks Mazawaje as running mate

September 2, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Kaduna state governorship candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Sen. Suleiman Othman Hunkuyi, has picked Dr. Sani Mazawaje from Southern Kaduna as his running mate. Addressing party supporters during the Hunkuyi unveiling at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium Kaduna, Hunkuyi described his running mate who hails from Kachia local government area as Read More

Kaduna 2023 and the electorate

August 25, 2022 Blueprint 0

Those following my update keenly on this space know that I am not interested in commenting on issues pertaining Kaduna state politics, not because my pen is stuck with ideas to write on, but simply because my focus is mostly on national issues. Besides, I don’t have issues with the state’s affairs. It is on record that since I began Read More

ActionAid, GPD donate N54m, kits to 3,000 displaced Kaduna households

August 23, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna 0

ActionAid Nigeria (AAN), Global Peace Development (GPD) weekend donated cash worth N54million and dignity kits to 3,000 families led by women in 61 communities displaced by banditry across Kaduna state. Speaking in Kaduna, AAN’s Country Director, Ene Obi said the cash and dignity kits were donated by AAN and GPD with funding support from STARTFUND to provide emergency relief materials Read More

Troops foil kidnap, rescue 3 in Kaduna community

August 19, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna 0

Security agents have foiled an attempted kidnap in Ungwan Madaki, Chikun local government area of Kaduna state, rescuing three captives. The Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, in a statement on Friday said the bandits fled after they were engaged by soldiers. He said the victims have been reunited with their families. “Troops of Read More

Breaking: 85-year-old woman, daughter, 2 others freed as terrorists plan to marry off train attack victim, aged 21

August 19, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

An 85-year-old woman, Hajiya Halimatu Atta, her daughter, Adams Aliyu and two others were among released by terrorists who attacked the AK-9 Abuja-Kaduna train passengers on March 28, on Friday. The hostages spent at least four months in captivity. Tukur Mamu, Publisher of Kaduna-based Desert Herald and Media Consultant to controversial Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, who withdrew as one Read More

2023 Presidency: Lawmaker Leke Abejide hails Tinubu, congratulates Faleke, Lalong on their Appointment as PCC Secretary and DG

August 15, 2022 Onaja Johnson 0

The lawmaker representing Yagba Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Elder Leke Abejide, who is seen as the ‘Asiwaju’ of Yagba land, has commended the appointment of the Plateau State Governor, Rt. Hon Simon Lalong, and Member Representing Ikeja Federal Constituency, Chief James Faleke, as Director-general and secretary, respectively, of the All Progressives Congress (APC) 2023 Presidential Campaign Council. Read More

In Kaduna, 35 kidnapped Millennium City residents regain freedom 

August 13, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu , Kaduna 0

In Kaduna, 35 kidnapped Millennium City residents regain freedom Three weeks after, 35 persons kidnapped at Keke B in Millennium City, Chikun Local Government of Kaduna state have regained their freedom. A medical doctor and 15 others who were kidnapped from Sabon Gero in the same Millennium City have equally regained their freedom, according to security officials.  The victims were freed Read More

Troops kill scores of terrorists, recover GPMGs, AK-47s, motorcycles 

August 13, 2022 Abdul Raheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Troops killed scores of terrorists in a coordinated ground and aerial attack in Galbi, Chikun local government of Kaduna state, recovering two General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMGs), three AK-47 rifles and seven motorcycles.   A statement by Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, Saturday, said Governor Nasir el-Rufai commended the tenacity of the troops.  “Security forces Read More

APC laments insecurity nationwide, demands urgent action

July 28, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has lamented the spate of insecurity in the country, asking all the security agencies to live up to the expectations. The North-west leadership of the APC made this demand at end of its fact-finding tour of the zone which began in Kebbi state on Monday 4th July 2022. The country has witnessed rise in Read More

2023: APC constitutes panel to halt defection in Kaduna 

July 27, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Stakeholders and chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has set up a high-powered committee to reconcile aggrieved party members and halt the gale of defection in Kaduna state. The reconciliation team comprises the State Working Committee, chairmen of various local government areas, elected representatives, elders and members of the State Executive Council. The development was coming five days after Read More

Kaduna 2022 Hajj and Arrigasiyyu

July 26, 2022 Blueprint 0

This year’s Hajj was peculiar, and was conducted at a very critical moment – barely one month of the appointment of Dr. Yusuf Arrigasiyyu as the Executive Secretary of the Kaduna State Pilgrims Welfare Agency. Kaduna state was fortunately granted the highest number of seats/slots for pilgrimage by the National Hajj Commission (NAHCON). 2,600 slots were allocated to Kaduna state. Read More

2023: Kaduna’ll give Tinubu highest votes – Uba Sani…Debunks rumoured Shettima/El-Rufa’i rift

July 22, 2022 Chamba Simeh 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Kaduna state, Malam Uba Sani, has assured the vice-presidential candidate of the APC, Senator Kashim Shettima, that Governor Nasir el-Rufa’i would deliver Kaduna for the Tinubu/Ticket in the 2023 presidential election “because el-Rufa’i reigns supreme” in the state. Senator Sani gave the assurance at the official inauguration of the VP candidate Kashim Read More

Kaduna’s triumph over politics of faultlines

July 19, 2022 Blueprint 0

Long before Kaduna state All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Comrade Uba Sani, announced his choice of running mate, various interest groups, in and out of the state, had started dictacting who he must appoint and who he mustn’t. It needs be clearly stated that it’s Uba Sani’s prerogative to nominate his deputy, after due consultations with critical stakeholders. And Read More

Terrorists sustain attacks, kidnap 2 Catholic priests in Kaduna

July 16, 2022 Editor 0

Two Catholic priests Rev. Fr. John Mark Cheitnum and Rev. Fr. Donatus Cleopas were kidnapped by terrorists in Lere local government area of Kaduna State on Friday. This is coming barely 11 days after Rev Fr Emmanuel Silas was abducted at the rectory of St. Charles Catholic Church in Zambina, Kauru Local Government Area of Kaduna State The Chancellor, Catholic Read More

Official: Kidnapped Catholic priest regains freedom

July 5, 2022 Editor 0

The Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan, Kaduna State has confirmed the release of Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Silas, barely 24 hours after he was abducted by some  armed men. Silas was kidnapped from the parish rectory at St. Charles Catholic Church in Zambina, Kauru Local Government Area of Kaduna state in the early hours of Monday. In a statement, the Chancellor of Read More

Breaking: In Kaduna, APC retains Muslim-Muslim ticket as Uba Sani picks El-Rufai’s deputy as running mate

July 4, 2022 Chamba Simeh, Abuja 0

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna state,  Senator Uba Sani, has picked Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s deputy, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, as his running mate for the upcoming 2023 gubernatorial elections in the state. Sani, who made the announcement on Monday night after consultations with critical stakeholders of Kaduna state, said, “I am happy to announce that Read More

Breaking: Terrorists kidnap another DPO

June 27, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Barely four days after a Divisional Police Officer (DPO) was abducted in Nasarawa state, another has been kidnapped by terrorists, this time along Kaduna -Birnin Gwari road, in Kaduna state.  The Divisional Police Officer was kidnapped by suspected bandits terrorising the area in the early hours of Monday when the criminal elements operated in the Birnin Gwari area. The DPO, Read More