True federalism: PGF boss calls for implementation of El-Rufai c’mtt’s recommendations

January 25, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a founding member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Lukman, has called on the National Caretaker Committee of the party to initiate processes of consultations with the executive and legislative arms of government in order to commence the implementation of the recommendations of Nasir el-Rufai-led committee on true federalism. Lukman believe Read More

Jet fighters kill bandits in Birnin Gwari, other Kaduna LGAs

January 16, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Air force patrol conducted over locations in Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Igabi and Chikun Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Kaduna state has led to killing of bandits in Farin Ruwa and Kuduru areas. A statement signed by the Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs Samuel Aruwan on Saturday said the air missions also covered the Kaduna – Abuja Read More

Banditry: Jet fighters patrol Birnin Gwari, Kaduna -Abuja Highway

January 16, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Jet fighters have conducted air patrol over suspected bandit camps in Birnin Gwari LGA and Kaduna – Abuja Highway to engage the bandits, Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan has said. In a statement, Friday, Aruwan said some bandits were seen by the air patrol and were immediately engaged but they quickly took cover Read More

Atyap: New leadership set to roll out strategic plans

January 14, 2021 Editor 0

The new executive of the Atyap Community Development Association (ACDA) in Zangon-Kataf local government area of Kaduna state has assured of their readiness to roll out strategies to ensure lasting peace, progress and development. Newly inaugurated President of ACDA, Comrade Dr. Silas Adamu, gave the assurance after their inauguration at the Agwatyap’s palace on Wednesday January 13, 2020. “As new Read More

Gunmen kill 3 in Kaduna

January 9, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Unidentified gunmen have killed three people and injured another person in Kamaru Chawai village, Kauru local government area of Kaduna state. In another development, a local farmer in Gindin Dutse village, Jema’a local government area of the state, suspected of poisoning two cattle have been arrested for questioning. A statement signed by the Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna state, Mr Read More

Troops neutralise bandits in Birnin Gwari, residents arrest 2 suspects

January 9, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Fighter jets have killed several bandits in six locations across Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state, just as residents captured two suspected bandits in Chikun after a failed attempted kidnapping.  Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, said in Kaduna on Saturday that several bandits were neutralised at a bandit settlements in Sani Maichuku, Read More

Shari’a Council lauds el-Rufai for demolishing ‘sex party’ hotel

January 2, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Supreme Council for Shari’a in Nigeria (SCSN) has commended the Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir el-Rufai, for taking action against organisers of Kaduna sex party and demolishing venue. The Council’s Secretary, Engr. AbdurRahman Hassan, in a statement, Friday, said the actions taken to sanction the organisers of the “immoral party” were in order as it would deter others from Read More

Emulate Christ, El-Rufai urges Nigerians

December 25, 2020 Blueprint 0

Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir el-Rufai, has urged the people of Kaduna state to reject the negativity of the demagogues who seek to turn them against each other just because their faiths and tongues differ. El-Rufai in his Christmas message also asked residents of the state to ‘commit to peace and goodwill towards all. “We all can, as Christians as Read More

Kaduna Speaker Cup: Foundation hails Sabo GRA, wants others to emulate peaceful initiative

December 12, 2020 Editor 0

The Zailani Absolute Care Foundation has commended the Tsaunin Kura GRA Residents Association (Sabo GRA) for blazing the trail in consolidating peace and unity in Kaduna metropolis by organising Rt. Honourable Yusuf Zailani peace and unity soccer competition. In a statement signed by its Chairman, Honourable Tasiu Musa, and made available to newsmen on Saturday December 12, 2020 , the Read More

How Kaduna state APPEALS

December 9, 2020 Blueprint 0

It is no longer news that Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai is working literally like a big bull-dozer to revitalize Kaduna state in many respects. Some aspects, such as unprecedented urban renewal works and comprehensive rehabilitation of schools and hospitals, stand out because they are happening in public glare. A more significant silent revolution may be taking place in agriculture, the Read More

Kaduna: NPA conducts vocational training, empowerment for youth, women

December 6, 2020 Editor 0

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has conducted a vocational skills training and presentation of empowerment tools with inscription and logo for women and youth in Makarfi local government area of Kaduna state. The event which held on Sunday December 6, 2020 at Shehu Idris School of Health Sciences, Makarfi, saw over 130 Read More

2 suspects linked to Zangon Kataf District Head’s murder arrested

December 4, 2020 bdulRaheem Aodu 0

Military intelligence operatives of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) have arrested suspects in connection with the killing of a District Head in Atyap Chiefdom of Zangon Kataf local government of Kaduna state. The District Head of Gidan Zaki, Mr. Haruna Kuye and his son, Destiny Kuye were killed at their residence in Gidan Zaki on November 17, 2020, while his wife Read More

Zazzau Emirate: El-Rufai slams suspension on kingmaker

November 20, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Kaduna state government led by Governor Nasir El-Rufai has suspended the Wazirin Zazzau and Chairman of the Zazzau Emirate kingmakers, Alhaji Ibrahim Adamu, over the selection and installation of the Emir of Zazzau, Ambassador Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli. A letter of suspension was sent to him from the Ministry of Local Government signed by the Permanent Secretary, Musa Adamu, on Read More

Happening now: Again, Buhari summons security chiefs as gunmen invade Kaduna communities, kill village head, son, shoot wife… kidnap others (Pictures)

November 17, 2020 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has summoned Nigeria’s Security Chiefs to a meeting, hours after Kaduna state government confirmed fresh killings in Kaduna villages in the early hours of Tuesday. Reports revealed that Bandits killed the District Head of Gidan Zaki, in Zango Kataf Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna Haruna Kuye and his son, Destiny Kuye. They also left his wife Read More

Breaking: Northern govs, Sultan meet Senate President, SGF, CoS, IGP over insecurity… see pictures

November 2, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Senate President, Senator Ahmed Lawan, Northern Governors, Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Alhaji Ibrahim Gambari, and Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, are in crucial meeting over insecurity in the North and in Nigeria.  The meeting, which kicked off at the Council Chambers of Sir Kashim Ibrahim House Kaduna 12pm Read More

Breaking: El-Rufai imposes curfew in Kaduna LGs

October 24, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state has declared 24-hour curfew in parts of the Kaduna metropolis to forestall breakdown of law and order effective Saturday evening.   The curfew follows the breaking of stores where Covid-19 palliative food items were stored by hoodlums in Tanko Tete Street off Gwari Avenue, Kaduna on Saturday afternoon and looting of the food items including Read More

Breaking – Emir of Zazzau: Iyan Zazzau drags el-Rufai to Court over Ahmed Bamalli’s appointment

October 12, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Iyan Zazzau, Alhaji Bashir Aminu, has dragged Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state before the Kaduna State High Court for appointing Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli as the new Emir of Zazzau. El-Rufai appointed Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli to succeed Alhaji Shehu Idris who died on September 20. The appointment followed the recommendations of the five kingmakers of Zazzau for the Read More

Breaking: New Emir of Zazzau speaks, makes critical pledge …El-Rufai reacts

October 7, 2020 Editor 0

Moments after he was declared the new Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Bamali, is ecstatic after the Zaria Emirate returned to Bamali throne. Alhaji Bamali who reacted via his twitter handle, Wednesday afternoon, wrote, “Alhamdullah, after 100years. The throne is back home Allah Gives Power And Leadership To Whom He Wills. Now my watch begins, I shall serve you Read More

2021: El-Rufai proposes N237.52bn budget (Pictures)

October 6, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state on Tuesday presented a draft budget of N237.52 billion to the Kaduna State House of Assembly for the 2021 fiscal year tagged ‘Budget of Recovery’ in line with the Covid-19 pandemic. The governor noted that the budget proposals reflects government’s commitment to promote equal opportunity, accelerate human capital development and attain fiscal viability, while taking Read More

Urban renewal projects: NSE hails el-Rufai

August 9, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Engr. Babagana Mohammed, has expressed satisfaction with the ongoing Kaduna state urban renewal projects of the Governor Nasir el-Rufai administration. Speaking when he led other officials of the Society on a courtesy visit to the Managing Director of Kaduna State Road Agency (KADRA) on Saturday, Engr. Babagana Mohammed said el-Rufai’s  giant strides Read More

2023: El-Rufai breaks silence, declares where Nigerian President ‘ll come from

August 8, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Barely a week after Malam Mamman Daura spoke against zoning of presidency ahead of the 2023 elections, Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state has said that the next Nigerian President should come from the South. Speaking in an interview with the Hausa Service of the BBC monitored by Blueprint Correspondent in Kaduna on Saturday, the governor equally cleared the air over Read More

Kaduna community appeals to El-Rufai on roads, drainages

May 30, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Tsaunin Kura community of Sabon Tasha GRA in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state has appealed to Governor Nasir el-Rufai to come to their aid in constructing motorable roads and drainages in the area. President General of the community, Dr. Silas Adamu, alongside other community leaders, who took journalists round the community on first hand assessment of the deplorable Read More