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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

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PDP defeats deputy Gov in Kaduna as guber results trickle in

March 10, 2019 Editor 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday defeated All Progressives Congress (APC) at Manchok Registration Area (RA), the electoral ward of Mr. Barnabas Bantex, Kaduna State Deputy Governor. The RA Collation Officer, Mr. Yusuf Taiwo, who announced the result in Manchok on Saturday, said that Malam Isa Ashiru of the PDP polled 2,978 votes to defeat Gov Nasir El-Rufa’i of Read More

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Buhari commissions N1.24bn worth surveillance system in Kaduna

March 8, 2019 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday commissioned Command and Control Centre of the Kaduna State Surveillance and Monitoring System. He said security challenges in Nigeria required cooperation between state and federal governments. At the ceremony, the President commended Governor Nasir el-Rufai government’s decision for infusing technology into the security architecture. Buhari then lauded the vision and determination of the APC administration Read More

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#2019 Presidential election result: Buhari defeats Atiku in Kaduna

February 26, 2019 Editor 0

All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari has floored his closest contender, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Saturday’ elections in Kaduna. According to the results collated and announced by Kaduna State Presidential election Collation Officer, Professor Bello Shehu, APC’s Muhammadu Buhari pollled 993,445 to defeat PDP’s Atiku Abubakar, who polled 649,612. Buhari won Read More

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Why we arrested PDP campaign Spokesman – DSS

February 13, 2019 Editor 0

The Kaduna state Command of the Department of State Services (DSS) has said it arrested spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign, Mr Ben Bako because of inciting statement that if left unchecked, was capable of causing crisis in the state.  The PDP Campaign spokesman was arrested after a video in which he called for anybody that fail to Read More

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Court orders arrest of CCB Boss

February 8, 2019 Editor 0

Kaduna State High Court, on Friday, issued a warrant of arrest against the Chairman of Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, Dr. Muhammed  Isah, for contempt. The warrant of arrest was issued by  Justice Mario Mohammed after the chairman had ignored several summons by the court in a suit between Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufa’i and Today’s publishing Company Limited, and one Read More

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16 schools, 6 clubs for Inter Secondary Schools Athletics meet

February 8, 2019 Editor 0

The 2019 edition of the Inter Secondary Schools Athletics meet will kick off on Saturday in Kaduna with 16 secondary schools, six clubs taking part in four events for boys and girls.   The annual meet organised by Destiny College, Kaduna to discover new talents for Nigeria, would see athletes from the 16 schools and six clubs battle for honours in 100 Read More

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Ashiru flags-off campaign, pledges quality governance

January 15, 2019 Editorial III 0

    There was traffic gridlock stretching few kilometers along Kaduna – Zaria highway on Tuesday as Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate, Hon. Isa Ashiru Kudan flagged off his campaign at international trade fair complex Kaduna. As PDP supporters from within and outside Kaduna state thronged the venue parking their vehicles haphazardly on the shoulder of the highway, traffic Read More

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Refinery: Kachikwu makes u-turns says ‘full capacity ‘ll now be actualised in 2020’

November 27, 2018 Editor 0

Contrary to assurance of 2019, Minster of state, Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu has revealed that plans by Nigerian government to fix Nigeria’s moribund refineries and make them work in utmost capacity will not materialise until 2020. The Petroleum Minister had said that Nigeria’s refinery capacity will reach expected 1.1 million barrels per day in 2020. Kachikwu `who spoke in Lagos on Read More

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Despite curfew, 3 killed in fresh Kaduna attack

October 23, 2018 Editorial III 0

Three persons were killed on Monday in Kaduna despite the 24-hour curfew imposed on the metropolis by the state government. Violence broke out in some parts of the metropolis about 4:00pm on Sunday resulting in the burning of several houses and vehicles. Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i consequently imposed curfew to stop the violence from spreading to other parts of the city. Read More

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APC convention: NSCDC, VIO deploy 2,400 personnel

June 23, 2018 Blueprint 0

APC convention: NSCDC, VIO deploy 2,400 personnel Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the FCT Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO) has said that 2,400 personnel had been deployed to provide security during the All Progressives Congress (APC) convention today within the FCT. NSCDC, FCT Command, Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr. David Akinbinu, disclosed that the corps had deployed 2,000 Read More

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3 killed as cattle rustlers storm Kaduna community

June 23, 2018 Blueprint 0

  There was confusion in Kuriga village in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state yesterday when suspected cattle rustlers attacked the community. Residents said three persons were killed and eight others injured in the attack. The wounded are receiving treatment at a hospital in the village at the time of this report. However, the State Commissioner of Police, Austin Read More

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Inspector killed, scores wounded in Shi’ites, Police Kaduna clash

June 22, 2018 Blueprint 0

A Police Inspector was yesterday killed, while scores were injured when the police and members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shi’ites, clashed again in Kaduna over detained IMN leader, Sheikh Ibrahim el-Zakzaky. The police and IMN clashed for the second day running at the popular Ahmadu Bello Way between Katsina and Leventis roundabouts in Kaduna Read More

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Just In: APC loses Kaduna rep to PDP

May 30, 2018 Blueprint 0

Adams Jagaba, a member of the house of representatives from Kaduna state, has decamped from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Jagaba, who represents Kachiya/Kagarko constituency, switched to the opposition party during plenary on Wednesday. In his letter of notification read by Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house, the lawmaker cited division in the state Read More

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Kaduna LG polls: APC wins 15 councils, PDP 4

May 14, 2018 Blueprint 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is currently leading in the Kaduna state local government elections conducted on Saturday. Of the 19 local governments released yesterday, the APC won 15, while the opposition Peoples Democratic Party clinched four. The results were announced at the various local government headquarters. Kaduna state has a total of 23 local government areas, but election Read More

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El-Rufai endorses political adviser for Senate

May 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

Kaduna state Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has endorsed his political adviser, Uba Sani, to contest for the senatorial seat of Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the 2019 elections. Shehu Sani is the current senator representing the zone. El-Rufai is currently having a running battle with the current three senators from Kaduna and is expected to try to replace them. The governor Read More

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Senator Eno, others protest C/River, Kaduna APC congresses

May 7, 2018 Blueprint 0

Chairman Senate Committee on Finance, Senator John Owan Eno, has lamented efforts by some individuals within the ruling party All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River state, to hijack its structure, adding that last Saturday’s ward congress never took place in the state. The Senator representing Cross Rivers Central, however, warned the APC national leadership to disregard any attempt by Read More

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Kaduna LG poll: Dead on arrival

May 5, 2018 Blueprint 0

Despite objections raised by the two major political parties, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (KADSIECOM) is still bent on conducting the local government election on May 12. However, sections of the Electoral Act may force the commission to have a rethink as ABDULRAHEEM AOUDU reports After going back Read More

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APC spent N60bn on 1,293 projects in Kaduna – El-Rufai

May 5, 2018 Blueprint 0

  The All Progressive Congress (APC) deserves to sweep next Saturday ‘s local government elections in Kaduna state, having spent over N60 billion on 1,293 projects since 2015 in the state, Governor Nasir el-Rufai has said. Addressing supporters at the flag-off of APC’s campaign for the local government elections at the Kaduna Township Stadium, which had in attendance APC National Read More

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‘Kaduna has N1.6bn deficit on 2018 child spacing funding’

April 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

There is a huge gap of deficit in funding child spacing in Kaduna state, a development that would make it difficult to meet its contraceptives prevalent rate target of 46.5 per cent by end of 2018. Mr. Benjamin Yunana Maigari of FHANI, brought this to the fore during a presentation to Child Spacing Media Forum at a round table discussion Read More

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Kaduna deploys 11,395 new teachers to primary schools

April 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

Kaduna state government has deployed 11,395 newly recruited teachers to public primary schools in the state. The state Commissioner for Education, Jafaru Sani, who announced this yesterday, said the new teachers emerged from the first phase of the plan to recruit 25,000 new teachers to replace those sacked by the state government last year for incompetence. He said the new Read More

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$350m loan: Kaduna senators put personal frustration above people’s welfare – State govt

March 31, 2018 Blueprint 0

  The three senators from Kaduna state were driven by their personal frustration in rejecting the $350m World Bank loan sought by Kaduna state government, rather than the people’s right to better quality of life and infrastructure, the state government has said. The Senate had on Thursday turned down the loan request, saying that with the current total debt profile Read More

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APC Secretariat demolition: El-Rufai capable of destroying democracy – Timi Frank

February 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

  …Says Kaduna gov doesn’t respect Buhari, Tinubu Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank has asked all Nigerians, especially political leaders across board not to keep quiet over what he described as “anti-democratic tendency” exhibited by the Kaduna state governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, in the demolition of the secretariat belonging to a Read More

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Reconciliation: APC will collapse finally, if Tinubu fails – Sen. Sani

February 18, 2018 Blueprint 0

…Urges Buhari to speak on re-election The Senator representing Kaduna central on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Shehu Sani, has said that the party will be doomed if Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s led reconciliation committee of aggrieved party members fail. Sani, also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately tell Nigerians whether he will seek re-election in 2019 Read More

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El-Rufai on the threshold of history

February 17, 2018 Blueprint 0

El-Rufai on the threshold of history Greatness is not about achieving everything. It is about achieving something extraordinary, even if it is a single thing. During his campaigns, Governor Nasir El-Rufai promised the people of Kaduna State that he would conduct free and fair elections into the 23 Local Government Councils of the State within three months of being sworn Read More