Terrorists setting up operational base, collecting taxes in Kaduna – El-Rufai writes Buhari

August 12, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Kaduna state Governor Nasir El-Rufai has said terrorists are consolidating their grip on communities in the state with a “parallel” government and “permanent operational base” in the North-western state near Nigeria’s capital Abuja. The governor said this in a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, exclusively obtained by Premium Times. El-Rufai warned the president of the terrorists’ consolidation in a late July Read More

Train attack: As kidnapped victims spend 100 days in terrorists’ den, Shehu Sani reveals next plan

July 3, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Former senator representing Kano central, Senator Shehu Sani, has declared interest to join the planned protest by family members of Kaduna-Abuja train attack, to force federal government to hasten action to secure the victims’s release. The human rights activist promised to be physically present during the protest to lend his voice to the call on government to act now and Read More

Owo Church massacre likely carried out by ISWAP – FG

  The Nigerian government Thursday said the fatal attack on a Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo state, was likely carried out by a terror group, the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP). Minister of Interior Rauf Aregbesola said this while briefing journalists after the National Security Council meeting presided by President Muhammadu Buhari. “The Council is quite concerned about the Read More

Insecurity: How do we go to Kaduna?

April 8, 2022 Blueprint 0

The suspension of train services along the Abuja-Kaduna rail route following terrorist attack on the a Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) train enroute Kaduna from Abuja has travellers stranded as the road and airport had not been spared of similar attacks. In this report, KEHINDE OSASONA echoes the question in the minds of many: How do we go to Kaduna? Gunmen Read More

Breaking: El-Rufai declares 24-hour curfew in 2 Kaduna LGAs

March 21, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Kaduna state government has declared 24 hours curfew in Jema’a and Kaura local government areas of the state to enable security agencies restore law and order as well as bring an end to the killings and reprisals taking place there.  A terse statement signed by the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, on Monday urged residents Read More

I can hardly find my way home in Kaduna – Buhari

January 20, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended Governor Nasir el-Rufai for the urban renewal infrastructural development across the state, noting that he can hardly find his way home within the Kaduna city.  Speaking while commissioning the redesigned and redeveloped Murtala Mohammed Square Kaduna, President Buhari said he was constrained to move Daura to Kaduna but with the new infrastructural developments, the governor Read More

Bandits kill 2 abducted Kaduna Baptist worshipers, injure 3

November 8, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Two of the 66 worshipers abducted on Saturday, October 31 at Emmanuel Baptist Church Kakau Daji, Chikun LGA of Kaduna state have been killed by their captors. Rev Joseph John Hayab, Chairman of CAN kaduna chapter, confirmed the development to journalists on Sunday. He said the bandits opened fire on five of their victims on Saturday, killing two while three Read More

Many killed as hoodlums attack Kaduna communities

November 5, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Many people were killed and houses were burnt following separate attacks on Yagbak and Ungwan Ruhugo communities both in Zango Kataf local government of Kaduna state. A statement by the state government on Friday did not, however, specify if the attacks were carried out by bandits or if it was reprisal attacks. The statement signed by the Commissioner for Internal Read More

UN body commends NECC Kaduna for research innovation on co-chlear implants

November 2, 2021 Editor 0

The United Nations African Convention on Disabled and physically challenged people (UNACDCP) has commended the National Ear Care Center (NECC) Kaduna for embarking on reforms which has turned around the fortunes of the center. Speaking at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) which held in Nairobi Kenya, host, Dr Mutavi Evans Mutavi, the organisations Charge d ‘affairs in Kenya said NECC Read More

APC National chair: Veteran Journalists Forum backs Sani Musa

October 30, 2021 Chamba Simeh 0

The Veteran Journalists Forum (VJF) has lent its weight to the bid by Senator Sani Musa (APC Niger state) for the national chairmanship of the All Progressives Congress (APC). At a press conference in Kaduna at the weekend, group’s Secretary-General, John Femi Adi, said Senator Musa has been a “detribalised Nigerian” with “powerful connections beyond ethno-geographic barriers and religious persuasions”. Read More

Insecurity: Stop tagging terrorism as banditry, Akeredolu warns

October 25, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has warned that the various criminal activities of kidnapping, bombing and assault on the people in some parts of the country which are being referred to as banditry must be appropriately addressed as terrorism. Governor Akeredolu said that infiltration of the country’s borders and burning down of railway are activities that must be Read More

Condemnations trails explosive attack on Abuja – Kaduna rail track by terrorists, NRC begins probe

October 22, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Nigerians have taken to the social media to condemn the Wednesday night attack of a Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) coach with explosives by yet to be identified persons between Rijana and Dutse along the Abuja-Kaduna rail track. Managing Director of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, Engineer Fidet Okhiria on Thursday confirmed the attack and said the explosives destroyed part of the Read More

Breaking: Passengers jittery as NRC suspends Abuja-Kaduna train service indefinitely over ‘bandits attack’

October 21, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) has suspended indefinitely train services along the Abuja –Kaduna route following reports that armed men attacked and destroyed parts of the rail line, using explosives. Passengers heading to Kaduna from Abuja returned to the nation’s capital after a delay which lasted at least two hours on Thursday. The NRC in a statement on its website Read More

Buhari backing reforms in oil sector with actions – APC group

October 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A voluntary think-tank group of the All Progressives Congress, known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is backing long overdue efficiency and transparency to the management of Nigeria’s oil and gas resources with action. The group added that the President will not slow down or relent in his efforts to transform the Read More

Rampaging bandits kill 30 in Sokoto market

Gun-wielding bandits Sunday stormed a weekly market in Goroyo local government of Sokoto state, killing 30 people, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has confirmed. But another report from Goroyo, though unconfirmed,  said about 60 people were killed by the bandits during the attack.   The tragic incident occurred barely 12 days after the gunmen in yet another attack hit  Unguwar Lalle market in Sabon Birni local Read More

Insecurity: PDP presenting false narrative against Buhari, APC – PGF boss

October 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has said opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and others are presenting false narrative to paint President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party in bad light. The PGF boss also described as “politically scandalous” for an APC state like Lagos to Read More

We’re inspired by Mailafia, Shekarau’s legacies – SOKAPU

September 27, 2021 Agi Onda 0

The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) in Abuja over the weekend commended the inspiring legacies left behind by both former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr Obadiah Mailafia and Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Abuja chapter, Barr Hauwa Evelyn Shekarau. Speaking when he led the executives of the Union on sympathy visits to the 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