Garba Muhammad

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Shiites hold solidarity rally for Amnesty International. [Photo: Idris Ibrahim]

Nigerian journalist detained while covering rally released

A Kaduna-based journalist, Ibraheem Yakubu, who was arrested while covering a protest in Kaduna has been released. Mr. Yakubu reports for the Hausa service of the German Deutsche Welle, DW radio. He was arrested on Friday by the police while covering the attack on protesting Shiites by some community members in Kaduna. PREMIUM TIMES reported how…

Shiites hold solidarity rally for Amnesty International. [Photo: Idris Ibrahim]

Nigerian journalist arrested in Kaduna

A Kaduna-based journalist, Ibraheema Yakubu, who reports for the Hausa service of Deutsche Welle, DW radio, Germany, was arrested Friday by the police while covering a clash between Shiite sect and a Kaduna community. Two people were injured and 10 arrested after locals attacked Shiites during an annual Quds procession.…

Yakubu Yahaya, leader of the Katsina chapter of the Shiite sect, flanked by Oyetakin Ebenezer Executive Secertary Anticorruption Network (R) and Deji Adeyanju Concern Nigeria (L) addressing a press conference after a mob attacked Shiites in Kaduna on Friday.

Shiites ‘attacked’ in Kaduna during procession

Two children were injured Friday in Kaduna during a procession by Shiites, witnesses sect told our reporter. Ten people were arrested during the march. Kingsley Umoh, an Army Colonel and Deputy Director Army Public Relations, 1 Division Nigerian Army, confirmed the arrests. He said the army arrived at the scene…

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10 factors working against Nigeria’s unity – Senator

The senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has listed 10 factors he believed are working against the unity of Nigeria as a nation. Mr. Sani in a facebook post on Sunday listed the factors as: 1.Dependence on one major source of revenue from a section of a country, which logically…

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Kidnapped lawmaker freed

A Kaduna lawmaker who was kidnapped on Friday has been freed. Salisu Isah, representing Magajin Gari constituency, Birnin Gwari Local Government Area, in the Kaduna State House of Assembly, was kidnapped along Birnin Gwari-Kaduna road. He was abducted on Friday, between Kaduna International Airport/ NDA roundabout and Buruku while on…

Hajj pilgrims

2017 Hajj: NAHCON counters tour operator’s claim of cheaper package

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, says a claim by a tour operator to offer Nigerian Muslims a cheaper package for the 2017 Hajj is false. HASHA Travel and Tour, one of NAHCON’s approved tour operators, is offering N1.25 million fare with $500 stipend. The fare however does not…

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Another lawmaker kidnapped

A lawmaker representing Magajin Gari constituency, Birnin Gwari Local Government Area, in the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Salisu Isah, has been kidnapped. Family sources said Mr. Isah was abducted on his way to Birnin Gwari from Kaduna around 5:17 p.m. after attending a special session of the assembly. "Yes,…

Scene of the shooting at Command Secondary School Junction, Nnamdi Azikiwe Way, Kaduna

Nigerian soldiers kill ‘three’, spark deadly protest in Kaduna

A Nigerian soldier shot and killed a resident of Kaduna on Friday, sparking a deadly protest that resulted in the killing of two demonstrators. One person was injured in the shooting, resulting in a clash between soldiers and civilians. The first fatal shooting triggered a protest that resulted in the…

Ahmed Makarfi
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Makarfi disputes figure of PDP defectors in Kebbi

The leader of a faction of opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ahmed Makarfi, has disputed the report that 25,000 members have fled from the party to the ruling All Progressives Congress ,APC, in Kebbi State. According to the former governor of Kaduna State, the reported figure of the politicians involved…

Hajj pilgrims

Hajj 2017: Tour operator offers cheaper Hajj package to Nigerian pilgrims

A tour operator has offered Nigerian Muslims a cheaper package for the 2017 Hajj, with fares lower than what the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, has approved for state pilgrim Boards. The commission had announced fares for many states at the ongoing state Muslim Pilgrims’ Welfare boards, agencies and…

Police reinforcement sent to forestall a breakdown of law and order

Scores injured in Kaduna clashes

Calm has returned to Kaduna after clashes early Monday left many injured, residents say. One witness said three people were killed, but that could not be confirmed. Witnesses said the clashes took place in the Kabala West Nariya and Umuazu communities, and almost degenerated into a religious crisis between Christians…

Burnt house in Goska Village, southern Kaduna.

Nigerian journalist detained over WhatsApp comment granted bail

A journalist arrested by the Kaduna State command of the Nigeria Police for an alleged offence not related to his reportorial duties has been granted bail by a magistrate court. Midat Joseph, the Kaduna State correspondent of Leadership Newspapers, who is also the Chairman of the Correspondents Chapel of the…

Pictures of Nigerian journalists interviewing someone [Photo: BBC]

Nigerian journalist arrested, detained

The Kaduna State correspondent of the Leadership Newspapers, Midat Joseph, has been arrested by the police. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that he was taken away in the early hours of Wednesday from his house in Kaduna and was first detained at the Metro Police Station before he was transferred to the…

Mammoth crowd at the burial of Ahmadu Chanchangi, Chairman of Chanchangi Airlines

Two faint at Chanchangi’s burial in Kaduna

Two mourners fainted as a result of exhaustion and hot weather as a mammoth crowd attended the burial of Ahmadu Chanchangi, Chairman of Chanchangi Airlines, on Wednesday in the Tudun wada area of Kaduna. Thousands of sympathisers had trekked to escort the ambulance carrying the body of the billionaire businessman…

Chanchangi Airlines [Photo: Wikipedia]

Chairman of Chanchangi Airlines is dead

The Chairman of Chanchangi Airlines, Amadu Chanchangi, is dead. The Taraba-born, Kaduna-based billionaire died along Kaduna-Abuja road while on the way to a hospital in Abuja on Wednesday morning. "He died along the road while we were rushing him to a hospital in Abuja, after a protractive illness," a family…

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Boat Accident: Death Toll rises to nine as captain speaks on cause

The death toll from the River Niger boat accident that occurred on Friday has increased to nine with 25 people still missing and 26 rescued, officials have said. The boat was ferrying traders to Warra, Ngaski Local Government Area of Kebbi State, from Malale market in Borgu Local Government Area…

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Eight dead in River Niger boat accident

At least eight people died Friday after a boat carrying about 50 traders from a local market split into two after hitting a stump in the River Niger. The boat was ferrying traders from Warra, Ngaski local government area in southern part of Kebbi State, who were returning from Malale…

Vaccination for Meningitis [Photo Credit: SundiataPost]

Nigeria meningitis outbreak death toll hits 489

The current meningitis outbreak in Nigeria has so far killed at least 489 people, the health minister, Isaac Adewole, said Tuesday. Mr. Adewole said 4,637 cases of cerebrospinal meningitis were recorded across the country by Monday. The ministry had announced 428 deaths recorded on Friday. The minister gave the latest…

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El-Rufai is implementing APC blueprint, Odigie-Oyegun says

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, John Odigie-Oyegun, on Thursday showered praises on the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, saying the policies and programmes of his government were in line with the party's blueprint. Mr. Odigie-Oyegun spoke during the closing ceremony of a two-day Kaduna Investment and…

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UPDATED: WAEC exams papers safe after fire — Official

The West African Examination Council, WAEC, has confirmed that computers, vital documents and 10 offices of the control department were destroyed by Tuesday’s fire at its Kaduna zonal office. The council however said examination papers were not affected by the inferno, which erupted at about 9.50 a.m. Fidelis Gayan, deputy…

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Fire guts WAEC office in Kaduna

A section of the Kaduna Zonal Office of the West African Examination Council, WAEC, was on Tuesday engulfed by fire. A senior security source told our reporter that the fire started around 9:10a.m at the zonal office along Kaduna/Zaria Road, Kawo, Kaduna. "We received a distress call this morning of a fire incident at…

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Ahmadu Bello University reacts to Dino Melaye certificate controversy

The Ahmadu Bełlo University, ABU, Zaria has said it would not release information on the controversy surrounding the academic certificate Dino Melaye, the All Progressives Congress senator representing Kogi West District, until formally approached by the Senate. Mr. Melaye, who says he graduated from the university with a degree in…

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Traditional ruler remanded in prison for alleged kidnap

A Kaduna Chief Magistrate Court has remanded a traditional ruler in prison custody following his arraignment before the court over the disappearance of a man since September last year. The police had on Thursday dragged Damina Kurmi, the Chief of Bugon of Kurama Chiefdom of Kaduna State, and three officials…

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Police plan charges after whipped student lost eye

Police will charge Moses Auta, a teacher in Government Junior Secondary School, Kachia, Kaduna State, for seriously injuring a student while whipping her. The right eye of Ralia Suleiman, a JSS3 student and the deputy head girl of the school, was struck and damaged when Mr. Auta allegedly used a…

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Student loses eye after attack by teacher, but specialists say N1 million can restore sight

The father of 14-year-old Junior Secondary School female student whose eye was damaged by her teacher’s whip has cried for justice and assistance for her medical treatment. The right eye of Ralia Suleiman, a JSS3 student and the deputy head girl of the Government Junior Secondary School, Kachia, was hit…