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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

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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 Administrator 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 Administrator 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 Administrator 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