Happening now: Many scamper for safety as fire raze shops in Kaduna

April 29, 2020 Editor 0

About 20 shops including a pharmacy are currently on fire in Kaduna State, Channels television is reporting. Accodring to the report, the incident started at about 7:00 pm on Wednesday along Constitution road in the state capital and the cause is yet to be known. No official of the state fire service and other emergency response agencies had arrived the Read More

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Breaking: In Oyo, Makinde tests postive for coronavirus

March 30, 2020 Editor 0

Just as his Kaduna and Bauchi counterparts, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). Makinde, head of the Oyo COVID-19 task force, who confirmed this via his twitter handle @seyiamakinde, on Monday evening said, “I just received my COVID-19 confirmation test result. It is POSITIVE. I am asymptomatic and will continue to self-isolate. “I have Read More

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Mahuta community calls on el-Rufai

March 20, 2020 Editorial III 0

We, the good people of Mahuta Community of National Eye Centre, Kaduna, call on Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state to come to the aid of the community. The community overwhelmingly voted for El-Rufai in the 2015 and 2019 elections because of trust and belief in his reformation agenda. Mahuta community at the moment is facing a lot of challenges Read More

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Kaduna: How bandits in military uniform attacked Maro, killed 7 villagers – Police

February 14, 2020 Editor 0

The Kaduna state Police Command Thursday night confirmed attack on Maro Village in Kajuru LGA of Kaduna state by unknown gunmen in military uniform who shot sporadically everywhere killing seven people and injuring many others. A statement signed by Kaduna state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Muhammad Jalige, Thursday night said that police mobilised to the scene but the deed Read More

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Military hands over 7 kidnap suspects to Kaduna govt

January 3, 2020 Editorial III 0

Troops of Defence headquarters Operation Thunder Strike have handed over seven persons arrested during their raid on suspected kidnappers’ hideout around Kuyeri Mountain, Kagarko local government, to Kaduna state government. The persons suspected to be kidnappers were arrested five days ago according to the Commander Sector II of the operation, Flt. Lt. Kabir Ladan, but upon investigation, they were discovered Read More

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Blueprint HR manager Joseph passes on, Chairman visits family

December 23, 2019 Editor 0

Deputy General Manager Human Resources/ Administration Thomas Imoniche Joseph is dead.  A statement by the newspaper’s management said Joseph died Sunday in Kaduna after a brief illness.  Condoling with the family during a visit to the deceased’s residence in Kaduna, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Blueprint Newspapers, Alhaji Mohammed Idris, expressed shock at the demise of Joseph.  While describing his death as a Read More

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Kaduna: Fresh crisis hits Kajuru, El-Rufai slams 24-hour curfew

April 26, 2019 Editor 0

The Kaduna State Government has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Kajuru Local Government Area following security breaches in the area. The curfew, which is with immediate effect was announced by the State Deputy Governor, Mr Barnabas Bala, on Friday in Kaduna. “Following events in Kasuwan Magani, the dusk to dawn curfew that has been in place in Kajuru LGA has Read More

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As NAF launches Operation ‘Tsaftan Daji’ in N/West: FG says highly placed monarchs behind killings

April 10, 2019 Editor 0

As the Nigerian Air Force Tuesday launched Operation ‘Tsaftan Daji’ in North west, the federal government has said highly placed traditional rulers in the north are behind the spate of killings in the region. The position came as Governor Abdulaziz Abubakar Yari of Zamfara state, a hotbed of violence, said over 3,596 innocent citizens lost their lives to banditry in the state Read More

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It’s a noisy world!

April 6, 2019 Editor 0

I am not a fan of Nasiru El-Rufai, the diminutive helmsman of Kaduna state. But I have been following the activities of the self-styled Accidental Civil Servant especially since the return of democracy to Nigeria in 1999. The pocket-size grenade became well known or notorious when he was appointed as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the administration Read More

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NNPC moves to jack up gas supply as Kaduna govt pledges support for pipeline project

April 5, 2019 Editor 0

The Abuja-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) gas pipeline project received a major boost on Thursday as the Kaduna State Government pledged to join forces with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to ensure effective optimisation of the project by stakeholders across the state. Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, who said this when he received the Group Managing Director (GMD) of NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Read More

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Poverty rating: At Kaduna investment summit, Dangote slams strong verdict on northern Nigeria

April 4, 2019 Editor 0

Africa’s richest man and Chairman, Dangote Group of Companies, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has said that Northern Nigeria would continue to remain poor, except its states governments move to close the development gap between the North and the South. Speaking at the 4th edition of the Kaduna Investment Summit (KadInvest 4.0) in Kaduna on Wednesday, Dangote berated Northern state governors for Read More

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Bandits kill 16 in fresh Zamfara attacks

April 1, 2019 Editor 0

Suspected bandits have killed 16 persons in fresh attacks on Kursasa and Kurya villages of Shinkafi local government area of Zamfara state. A resident of Kursasa village identified as Usman Garba told Blueprint on phone that the bandits simultaneously besieged the two villages between 10pm and 11pm on Saturday and attacked the residents with dangerous weapons. He said the attacks on Kursasa Read More

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With El-Rufai, Kaduna awaits better days ahead – Uba Sani

March 30, 2019 Editor 0

Senator-elect for Kaduna Central Senatorial Zone, Malam Uba Sani, has described Governor Nasir el-Rufai’s re-election for second term as ratification of covenant with the people of Kaduna state and that there are better days ahead. Addressing selected journalists in Kaduna following presentation of certificate of returns to Governor Nasir el-Rufai and 34 members-elect of Kaduna State House of Assembly by Read More

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Court adjourns trial of El-Zakzaky, wife indefinitely

March 25, 2019 Editor 0

A Kaduna State High Court presided over by Justice Gideon Kurada on Monday adjourned indefinitely the trial of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiite, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zinat. NAN reports that El-Zakzaky and wife are standing trial over allegations of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, and disruption of public peace, among others. Read More

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Breaking: Amidst speculation of ill-health, El-rufai returns to Nigeria

March 20, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Kaduna state Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai has surprisingly returned to the country against the speculation that he was flown abroad for medical attention. The governor was sighted on Wednesday while returning from an abroad trip at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja. His spokesman, Samuel Aruwan, later shared two pictures of the governor, dressed in black caftan, smiling broadly. Read More

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State Assembly: PDP gains more seats in Kaduna ahead re-run poll

March 17, 2019 Editor 0

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has gained two additional seats in the just concluded House of Assembly election in Kaduna State. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the PDP, which had only seven members in the assembly after the 2015 election, now has a total of nine members. The elected PDP members would represent Kaura, Jema’a, Jaba, Read More

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10 killed, houses razed as unknown gunmen invade Southern Kaduna community

March 16, 2019 Editor 0

An early money attack by unknown gunmen on Nandu Gbok in Sanga local government area of Kaduna state on Saturday left 10 people including children dead and dozens of houses burnt. Member representing Jema’a and Sanga federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Shehu Nicholas Garba, said 10 people were killed by the gunmen, while 30 houses were burnt Read More

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Breaking: El-Rufai re-elected Kaduna governor

March 11, 2019 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate, Governor Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai as the winner of the Saturday governorship election in Kaduna state. Announcing the results and declaring Governor el-Rufai re-elected, the Returning Officer for the governorship poll, Prof. Mohammed Yahuza Bello said, el-Rufai pollled a total votes of 1,045,427 to emerge Read More