In Zamfara, Police repel Bandits attack, rescue 11 kidnapped victims

April 10, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Zamfara state Police Command has repelled attack on Yarkala village in Rawayya District of Bungudu Local Government Area (LGA) by suspected armed bandits, The spokesman of the command SP Muhammad Shehu stated this in a statement Saturday in Gusau, the state capital. According to him, the Police operatives attached to Operation Puff Adder deployed to Rawayya – Yarkala axis Read More

Breaking: Another 5 kidnapped Kaduna students freed

April 8, 2021 Editor 0

From Kaduna state comes a report that five more kidnapped students have regained their freedom from Bandits enclave on Thursday. The freed students were among the initial 39 abducted from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation Kaduna. The latest release brings to 10 the number of those who are now free. Five released earlier this week have already reunited with Read More

Breaking: 8 kidnapped RCCG members regain freedom

April 8, 2021 Editor 0

Eight kidnapped members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Kaduna state have been freed. The General Overseer of RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye who revealed this via his verified Twitter handle on Thursday said, “Today I got the exciting news that our brethren who were in captivity of kidnappers have all been released and taken to the Hospital Read More

Wase mourns Lere

April 7, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Ahmed Idris Wase has expressed shock over the death of Rep Sulaiman Aliyu Lere, who passed on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. In a condolence message by his Chief Press Secretary, Umar Muhammed Puma, the Deputy Speaker described Lere as a disciplined and upright politician who contributed immensely to the development of his Read More

Breaking: In 3 days, Reps lose another lawmaker

April 6, 2021 Editor 0

Nigeria’s House of Representatives are in mourning mood again. This was after the green chamber lost another of its member Suleiman Aliyu, member representing Lere Federal Constituency of Kaduna State. Aliyu died on Tuesday at the Barau Dikko Specialists Hospital in in Kaduna. He was aged 53. His demise happened three days after a member representing Jos North/Bassa Federal Constituency Read More

Lar pledges commitment to boosting agriculture, fight hunger

April 6, 2021 Abubakar Labaran 0

The senator representing Kaduna South senatorial district, Danjuma Lar Tela has reiterated his commitment to augment the federal government’s efforts in boosting agriculture and fighting hunger in the country. The senator made the pledge at the inauguration of Rice Producers, Processors and Marketers (RIPMAN) state and local government executives, which took place at Wonderland Hotel Kafanchan Jema’a local government area Read More

Gwong chiefdom thumbs up El-Rufa’i on response to auto crash

April 4, 2021 Abubakar Labaran 0

The Kpop Gwong, Col. Paul Zakka Wyoms (rtd), the traditional title holders and entire people of the chiefdom have appreciated Kaduna state governor, Mallam Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai on his unwavering promptness and love during the recent road tragedy experienced by the father of Gwong chiefdom while on an official engagement. A statement made available to newsmen in Kafanchan, Sunday by Read More

Autonomy: Judiciary workers to shut down courts Tuesday

April 4, 2021 Moses John 0

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has directed her members accross Nigeria to shut down courts following the inability of Goverment to implement Financial Autonomy of the Judiciary in line with the Constitution and other extant laws. The union had on 13th March 2021 issued a 21- day ultimatum which elapsed on Sunday April 2021,  and strike begin Monday but Read More

Time to heal Nigeria, Uba Sani preaches at Easter

April 3, 2021 Editor 0

Senator Uba Sani representing Kaduna Central at the National Assembly has called on Christians in the country to see Easter as the period to pray for the healing of the nation. He said the need for prayer is because Nigeria is at the crossroads, facing huge economic and security challenges. In his Easter message to the people, the lawmaker noted Read More

Any end in sight to fire disasters?

April 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

Fire disasters have rendered many Nigerians homeless, jobless even as they have caused citizens to commit suicide in states across the federation particularly in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). PAUL OKAH writes on the situation. Almost on a daily basis, fire outbreaks are reported in states across the federation. There include the burning down of markets, shops, homes, vehicles, among Read More

Mannir Yakubu: One good turn deserves another

March 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

For his unalloyed commitment and loyalty to Governor Bello Masari, Katsina state deputy governor, Mannir Yakubu, has paid the price for higher appointments and responsibilities as HAMIDU SABO reports. It is generally believed that loyalty as a virtue is not a choice but a bond especially since leaders everywhere in the world are ordained by God and entails responding to Read More

Gunmen kill 29 in Niger, Kaduna communities… one soldier killed, another kidnapped

Gunmen continued their offensive in the face of intensified attacks by security agencies, as they killed nine people in Birnin Gwari and Giwa local government areas of Kaduna state. According to government report, the gunmen set up road block on the Dogon Dawa-Kuyello road, after Ungwan Gajere Village where they slit six people to death. The gunmen in a separate Read More

Updated: 19 killed, 34 injured in Kaduna-Abuja auto-crash

March 23, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

A fatal motor accident on Sunday evening on the Kaduna – Abuja highway has killed 19 people while 34 others sustained various degrees of injuries, according to Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan. The accident, which took place at Kateri, involved a DAF articulated truck with 53 people affected while 16 of them died on Read More

DPR threatens sanction on erring petroleum marketers

March 22, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) North-west zonal office Kaduna has warned petroleum marketers against under dispensing, hoarding and selling petrol above government approved pump price belt of N161 to N165 per litre. The Zonal Operations Controller, Kaduna, Malam Ahmed Rufa’i Shakur, whose operation covers Northwest states of Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Jigawa, Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara, gave the warning after Read More

Kaduna Electric supports KDSG’s efforts in fight against insecurity

March 22, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

Management of Kaduna Electric has said it will do its utmost best in supporting the Kaduna state government in tackling the menace of banditry and insecurity in the state. It also commended the stakeholder-engagement efforts of the Malam Nasir El-Rufai led government in ensuring lasting peace and security in the state. This followed a meeting between the state government officials Read More

Abductions: Time for northern education summit

March 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

The continued abduction of students and pupils by rampaging bandits in some North-west states has threatened the education of Northern Nigeria. The unfortunate incident occurred in spite of the safe school initiatives launched in 2014 to promote security and safety of students, teachers and schools in the country. The growing cases of attacks on schools, leading to abduction for ransom Read More

Breaking: Tragedy strikes as 19 perish along Abuja-Kaduna expressway

March 22, 2021 Editor 0

Up to 19 people have been confirmed dead in an auto accident at the Kateri along the Kaduna-Abuja Highway on Sunday. The DAF trailer involved in the accident was said to be heading for Kano from Lagos when the incident happened. According to the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, the accident, which happened late Read More

Gunmen kill 13, injure 7 in Kaduna communities

March 19, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Gunmen have killed 13 people and injured seven others in a series of attacks across communities in Zangon Kataf, Kauru and Chikun local government areas of Kaduna state. This was included in a military report submitted to the Kaduna state government by the Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), according to Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan. “According Read More

Now that our leaders are being guinea-pigged

March 19, 2021 Clem Oluwole 0

At long, long last, the Covid-19 vaccine has finally arrived in Nigeria. But the Presidential Task Force set up by the federal government has warned that despite the arrival of the defence laager, it is too early to start dancing on the grave of the pandemic that has claimed more than two million lives and sickened several other millions worldwide Read More

Insecurity: RIGAN moves 2020 games from Zaria to Abuja

March 19, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

National Executive Council (NEC), of Research Institutes Games Association of Nigeria (RIGAN) has mandated the Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NITT) Zaria to move the 17th edition its games earlier scheduled to hold in Zaria to Abuja due to insecurity in Kaduna state. RIGAN national president prof.Owolade Oluwaferonmi who stated this at NEC meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, said the Council Read More

Bandits strike in Kaduna, Zamfara, Sokoto as Police kill 2 gunmen, lose 1… students, pastor, others abducted

 The ugly trend of banditry in the North-west and a part of North-central of Nigeria continued Thursday with the criminal elements killing innocent citizens and abducting others. The affected states include Kaduna and Zamfara and Sokoto, all in the North-west, as well as Niger in the North-central Although they killed a security officer, they however lost two of their gang members in Read More

Gunmen kill Police inspector, abduct 3 in Kaduna

March 18, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Gunmen on Wednesday night killed a Police inspector and kidnapped three persons two of whom are suspected to be female students of Kaduna State University, (KASU) at Ungwa Waziri, Karji in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state. An eyewitness account, who confirmed the name of the police Inspector as John Bello, said, “around 11pm on Wednesday, we received a distress Read More

Banditry: A step beyond dialogue

March 18, 2021 Yusuf Mairiga Shekarau 0

The rising spate of kidnapping and banditry has been one of the front burner issues that ignited heated reactions amongst Nigerians of vast extractions. Heightening scares across the country, citizens, specifically those from lower class, are unfortuna tely at the receiving end of the menace. The development has sadly continued to claim huge lives while simultaneously housing a significant number Read More