Kaduna APC women leader doles out aids

October 26, 2021 Correspondent 0

Barely two weeks of their inauguration, the newly elected All Progressives Congress, APC, women leader in Kaduna state, Hajiya Maryam Sulaiman, popularly known as Mai Rusau, has called on the citizens to exercise patience and tolerance on Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s implementation of urban renewal programme. She made the remark while distributing food items to hospital patients, orphans and prison inmates Read More

Expose people behind banditry in Nigeria, council tells FG

October 24, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Northern States Council Secretary of Ansar-ud-Deen Society, Alhaji Isiaq Sanni, has urged the federal government to expose the sponsors and people supporting banditry in Nigeria for an enduring solution to the security challenge. The call came just as Speakers of the 36 states Houses of Assembly rose from their forum’s meeting in Katsina to support the call by the National Read More

Searching for a suitable vepee candidate from the North

October 13, 2021 Salihu Isa Nataro 0

A consensus is steadily building among the progressive members of the political class who are fair, just, equitable and who continue to believe in one united and strong Nigeriain favour of Vice president YemiOsinbajo becoming the presidential candidate of the ruling APC in 2023 and he eventually becoming the president of the country itself. This is especially so among the Read More

In Kaduna, El-Rufai reshuffles cabinet, redeploys 8 commissioners

October 12, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state on Monday reshuffled the state cabinet, redeploying eight of the 14 commissioners, while assigning new portfolios to some senior officials of the state government. The governor said, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye that the reshuffle is designed to help harness fresh energy for the government’s Read More

Gains of joint efforts against insurgency

October 3, 2021 Barnabas Joshua 0

The tide has definitely turned in the protracted war of attrition against Boko Haram insurgents and their bandit offshoots. The insurgents have been dropping their weapons and surrendering in droves under awesome firepower and bandits abandon forests as they face a new normal of non-kinetic assaults that AK47s cannot counter. These turn-around events are results of strategic transformations in operational 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

How KASU spent N10bn on permanent site, graduated 9,665 students – VC

September 25, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Kaduna State University (KASU) has so far spent over N10 billion on the development of its permanent site in Rigachikun, Igabi local government, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mohammed​​ Tanko has said.  Addressing the 4th Combined Convocation of the University and installation of ex-Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi as Chancellor of KASU on Saturday, Prof. Tanko said KASU also received N3 Read More

Breaking – Kaduna LG polls: El-Rufai loses chairman, councillor elections in polling unit

September 4, 2021 Editor 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai has lost Saturday’s chairmanship and councillorship elections in his polling unit, as the main opposition party, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) won both elections.  El-Rufai had earlier voted at his Polling Unit 01 Ungwar Sarki, Kaduna North local government area of the state, where he said his target was not to win all the polls but to improve Read More

PDP rejects Kaduna LG polls, alleges results manipulation

September 4, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

As the local government election takes place on Saturday across 19 of the 23 local government areas of Kaduna state, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected results of the elections, alleging that the election results were predetermined. Seamless electronic voting Kaduna state government through the State Independent Electoral Commission (Kadsiecom) deployed Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) for the council Read More

Fatal crash: 12 killed, 6 injured along Kaduna-Abuja highway as El-Rufai gives fresh order

August 31, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

A fatal road accident at Nasarawa Doka, along Kaduna-Abuja highway in Kachia local government area of Kaduna state has left 12 people dead leaving six others with injuries. Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, said, “On a sad note, security agencies have reported to the Kaduna state government that 12 persons have died and Read More

Kaduna records 2.3m poor, vulnerable residents

August 6, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state has identified 2,366,753 individuals from 607,974 poor and vulnerable households in the state and captured them into the National Social Register (NSR). The coordinator, Kaduna state Operation Coordinating Unit (KADSOCU), National Social Safety Nets Coordinating Office (NASSCO), Mrs. Dawong Nina Yakwal, gave the statistics Friday in a presentation during the 2nd quarterly roundtable media engagement on the status Read More

Insecurity: Matawalle, others to speak at Arewa media writers conference

July 24, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Governor Bello Mohammed Mutawalle of Zamfara state is expected to address Arewa youths in Kaduna on Sunday on insecurity and political development affecting the Northwest region. A statement signed by National Secretary, Arewa Media Writers, Haidar Hashim Kano on Saturday said the Conference, aimed at addressing insecurity in the region, will equally be graced by Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state, the Read More

Esu Chikun was a peacemaker – El-Rufai

July 21, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai has described the late Esu Chikun, His Highness, Dr. Danjuma Barde, as a traditional leader who promoted peace and embraced the diversity that development and modernity had brought to his chiefdom. The Esu Chikun died on Wednesday morning after an illness. Governor el-Rufai stated this in a condolence message to the Chikun Traditional Council and the family Read More

Kaduna politics: Shehu Sani dumps PRP, may join PDP

July 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A former Kaduna senator, Shehu Sani, has reportedly tendered his resignation from the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) with immediate effect, even as sources said the former Senator may join opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Sani, who joined the party in October 2018, made the announcement in a letter dated July 9 and directed to the PRP chairman in ward six, Read More

At 62, I’m too old to be Nigeria’s President – El-Rufai

July 4, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state said despite being suspected of nursing ambition to be Nigerian president for 15 years, he does not have presidential ambition and is too old lead Nigeria at 62.  According to the governor, some people have painted him in bad light and called him names including Jihadist since 2005, just to keep him out of Read More

Will Nigeria break up from the North?

July 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

No, this may not happen for some years to come. Northern Nigeria has been nursing Nigeria’s oneness over the years. This was demonstrated during the mass murder of our political giants of the North. It is rather regrettable at this time to bring about such past matter to the fore. It is high time we forgave but not entirely forgot, Read More

El-Rufai unveils fourth cohort of Kashim Ibrahim Fellows

June 29, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai has unveiled the fourth cohort of Kashim Ibrahim Fellows, comprising 24 fellows, 12 males, 12 females, which he described as the most diverse of the programme, which began three years ago. The third sets of fellows are expected to graduate in July 2021, following which the fourth cohort will resume for their one-year programme in August 2021. Read More

Breaking: Police confirm student shot dead during Kaduna protest as NANS threatens massive action

The Kaduna state Police Command has confirmed the killing of a student of College of Education Gidan Waya, Kafanchan by security operatives during a protest by the students over the hike in tuition fees by the state government. This is just as the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) gave Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state 21 days to pacify Read More

El-Rufai is misunderstood

June 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state is truly a man of principle but that doesn’t stop him from performing his great task of running the affairs of Kaduna state with utmost patience and high sense of responsibility. There are several policies, programmes and projects designed and well implemented aimed at providing social, security and welfare for the great people of Read More

99 political appointees sacked, not civil servants – El-Rufai

June 18, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state governor Nasir el-Rufai has said the state government had started implementing its right-sizing policy by disengaging 99 political appointees, but was yet to disengage any state civil servant. He said only agencies connected to the local government system had disengaged staff and that the agencies included the 23 local government councils, SUBEB and the Primary Health Care Board. Read More

School fees hike: Kaduna varsity shut down

June 8, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

 Kaduna State University has suspended undergraduate activities until further notice to restore law and order. The suspension did not however affect the postgraduate students from the various departments who are currently writing their examinations.  College of medicine, faculty of pharmaceutical sciences and part-time programmes are also exempted from the indefinite suspension. Students of the university recently engaged in protest march to the Read More

Bandits kill community leader, 7 others in Kaduna

May 28, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Bandits have killed a community leader in Ungwan Ayaba, even as gunmen killed four people in Sabon Birnin and three people in Na’ikko, in Chikun, Igabi and Giwa local governments, respectively, of Kaduna state. The Na’ikko youth, in a reprisal, attacked a neighbouring community killing two people. Just as Kaduna state government urged private schools in high-risk communities to avoid Read More

Emergence of new COAS: APC sets agenda as mixed feelings greet Yahaya’s choice

May 28, 2021 Editorial IV 0

There are mixed feelings over Thursday’s appointment of Major-General Farouk Yahaya as the 22nd Chief of Army Staff (COAS). His appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari followed the death of Lt.-General Ibrahim Attahiru, in an air crash alongside 10 other military officers in Kaduna last Friday. Also, Blueprint gathered Yahaya’s choice was greeted with jubilation among soldiers at the Theatre Command headquarter in Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri  as Read More