Revealed! How Police trapped, killed notorious bandit terrorising Abuja-Kaduna highway

November 28, 2021 Editor 0

A notorious bandit terrorising Kaduna-Abuja Highway identified as Yellow Magaji has been gunned down by police operatives in Kaduna. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Kaduna State Command, ASP Muhammed Jalige, dated November 27, 2021. “On the 24th November, 2021 Operatives of the Kaduna Police Command in collaboration with the Federal Intelligence Read More

APPEALS assists 2,000 Kaduna farmers, boosts productivity by 38%

November 27, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Agro Processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) has supported 2,000 farmers in Kaduna state, including youth, women and people with disability, with machines and technology to improve their productivity. The World Bank supported federal government programme, being implemented in six states; Cross River, Enugu, Kaduna, Kano, Kogi and Lagos, has also improved farmers’ productivity in the affected Read More

Stakeholders’ teamwork required to achieve goals in Kafanchan – Commissioner

November 18, 2021 Abubakar Labaran 0

The Commissioner, Kafanchan Municipal Authority in Kaduna state, Mrs. Phoebe Sukai Yayi, has said teamwork was required from all stakeholders in the area to achieve desired objectives in the area. The commissioner stated this when she paid a familiarisation visit to two palaces of paramount traditional rulers in Kaura local government area. She said the Kafanchan Municipal Authority will pay Read More

2023: APC governors move against direct primaries mode

November 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have rejected the direct primaries mode of selecting candidates for elections. The governors under the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) declared that adopting direct primaries by political parties will overstretch the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The National Assembly had passed a bill adopting Section 87 on mandatory direct primaries for Read More

Breaking: Oyo rep defects to APC

November 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress caucus of the House of Representatives has gained another member. He is Rep. Jacob Ajao Adejumo from Oyo State. Until his defection to the majority party, he was a member of the Action Democratic Party (ADP. The Speaker, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has, however read his defection letter to members on the floor in Abuja on Tuesday Read More

Anambra: NYCN commends Corp members, security agencies for peaceful election

November 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has commended the National Youth Service Corp members that served as adhoc electoral officials and security agencies in the Anambra governorship election held on Saturday, November 6, 2021 for the role they have played in strengthening democracy in Nigeria.  Vice President of the organisation, Amb. Comrade Akoshile Mukhtar, who gave this commendation Sunday Read More

Insecurity: Indigenous CSOs to stage mass protest against FCT Minister

November 6, 2021 Editorial II 0

Indigenous Civil Society Organisation under the auspices of Abuja Grassroots Advocacy Projects (AGAP) has concluded plans to stage a mass protest in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday over what they described as gross failure of the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello. Comrade Yunusa Ahmadu Yusuf, Coordinator of the group, who made this known Saturday said that they Read More

2023: Prevail on Tinubu to back Osinbajo, group lobbies govs, Obas, others

November 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors, traditional rulers, business and political elites in the Yorubaland must carefully weigh various options and seriously consider backing Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in 2023, an All Progressives Congress youth group has advocated. According to members of the South West Movement for Osinbajo (SOWEMOVE) who presented a report and copies of correspondence with several Obas and other eminent personalities in Read More

Group berates Tinubu’s silence over invasion of Justice Odili’s residence

November 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A political pressure group known as the South-west Frontiers has condemned the prolonged silence of the former Lagos state governor and leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on the invasion of the residence of a Supreme Court judge, Justice Mary Odili by armed security operatives. The group similarly faulted the APC leader’s inaction about the recent Read More

COP26: Nigeria keying into electric, gas-powered vehicle manufacturing – Jelani Aliyu

November 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director-General, National Automotive Design and Development Council, Jelani Aliyu, has asserted that Nigeria’s automotive industry is advancing towards actualizing the manufacturing of electric and gas-powered vehicles, in keeping with the net-zero target by 2060. Mr Aliyu made the disclosure while addressing delegates at the ongoing COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland where close to 200 countries gathered Read More

Breaking: As tension heightens in Plateau, IGP deploys new Police Commissioner

November 3, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

Amidst growing tension, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has ordered the posting of CP Bartholomew Nnamdi Onyeka to Plateau state Police Command as the new Commissioner of Police in-charge of the state. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Mba, in a press statement, Wednesday in Abuja, said: “The posting follows the redeployment of CP Edward Egbuka to Read More

The Obadiah I knew

October 27, 2021 Prof Samuel Mailafia 0

As the sunset welcomed the twilight of December 24, 1956, my mother told me she began to feel signs of movement and labour pain in the left side of her womb. This child that was born would later be christened Obadiah as the first child of the family of the first wedded couple in the Evangelical Reformed Church of Christ Read More

Kaduna APC women leader doles out aids

October 26, 2021 Correspondent 0

Barely two weeks of their inauguration, the newly elected All Progressives Congress, APC, women leader in Kaduna state, Hajiya Maryam Sulaiman, popularly known as Mai Rusau, has called on the citizens to exercise patience and tolerance on Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s implementation of urban renewal programme. She made the remark while distributing food items to hospital patients, orphans and prison inmates Read More

Nigeria: In need of Elrufa’ism

October 24, 2021 Tahir Ibrahim Tahir 0

Do you remember when El-Rufa’i chased bandits into the bush, along the Kaduna-Abuja expressway as he came across a bandit attack along the highway? He practically trailed the assailants into the bush, chasing the gunmen, along with his retinue of armed escorts. He just wouldn’t stand aside and watch the security men put their lives on the line alone. They Read More

Seed coy introduces drought resistant maize seed

October 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

Seed Co, a hybrid seed production company is set to introduce a drought resistant climate wsmart maize seed ahead of next farming season to boost maize farming in Nigeria and Africa. Speaking during an interaction with farmers in Kaduna, Managing Director, Seed Co, Mr Kolade Dada, said the new variant tagged SC 419 is a product of deep research by Read More

Bandits abduct 3 students in Kaduna Catholic seminary, scores injured

October 13, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Secretary, Jama’a local government area of Kaduna state, Mr. Salleh Banda Kure, has confirmed the kidnap of three students of St. Albert the Great Institute of Philosophy, a Catholic-run major seminary. Earlier reports indicated that bandits attacked and kidnapped scores from St. Albert the Great Institute of Philosophy, a Catholic-run major seminary in Jema’a LGA. Kaduna police also confirmed the Read More

Use your strength to grab power, ex- Kaduna gov tells youth

October 12, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

Immediate past governor of Kaduna state, Alhaji Ramalam Yero, has called on youth to use their strength in the acquisition of power and influence under the current political dispensation in the country. Speaking at the launch of a magazine entitled; the ‘National Interest, the Man Godswill Akpabio,’ held at Mambayya House in Kano , Yero stated that the present generation Read More

In Kaduna, El-Rufai reshuffles cabinet, redeploys 8 commissioners

October 12, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state on Monday reshuffled the state cabinet, redeploying eight of the 14 commissioners, while assigning new portfolios to some senior officials of the state government. The governor said, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye that the reshuffle is designed to help harness fresh energy for the government’s Read More

61st Anniversary: Revert to pre-independence unity, Kaduna Speaker tells Nigerians

September 30, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

As Nigeria marks its 61st independence anniversary, Chairman Northern Speakers Forum and Speaker, Kaduna State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Yusuf Ibrahim Zailani, has urged all parts of the country to unite as they were before independence. Speaking in his message to Nigerians on the 2021 independence anniversary, signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ibrahim Dahiru Danfulani, Read More

Ministry pledges support to Kaduna on mineral resources development

September 27, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has pledged its support to the development of mineral resources in Kaduna state. Minister of State Mines and Steel Development Dr Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah said this during his address at the 2021 Kaduna State Economic and Investment Summit, Kadinvest, with the theme “Towards Sustainable. Knowledge-Based Economy,” on Friday. He stated that the Ministry has 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

Breaking – Sports federations elections: Sani Lawal, Chinazum Nwosu emerge technical, athletes reps for Taekwondo (VIDEO)

September 25, 2021 Editor 0

Veteran tactician Alhaji Sani Lawal a while ago on Saturday defeated his only opponent Osita Egwim to emerge technical representative in the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF) after a rescheduled Nigeria Sports Federations Elections (NSFE). The peaceful but fiercely contested election held inside Moshood Abiola National stadium Abuja saw Alhaji Lawal beat Egwim 19-16. While Lawal is of the Ahmadu Bello Read More

El-rufai to Southern govs: Anti open-grazing law unimplementable

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kaduna state governor Nasir El-Rufai, has responded to the new law banning Open-grazing in the Southern states of Nigeria, saying such law is not implementable presently. Some southern states like Ondo, Oyo, Lagos, Enugu and Osun, among others have passed anti open gracing law. But speaking with newsmen Tuesday after a meeting with officials of the All progressives Congress (APC) Read More