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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…

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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…

Boat

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…

John Odigie-Oyegun, APC Chairman

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…

WAEC building

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…

Dino Melaye

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…

Ralia Suleiman

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…

Photo of the N49 million cash intercepted at Kaduna International Airport, being displayed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, at their Kaduna Zonal Office on Tuesday.

How EFCC intercepted N49 million stashed in sacks at Kaduna airport

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kaduna Zonal Office has intercepted an undeclared sum of N49 million at the Kaduna International Airport. Ibrahim Bappa, the Kaduna zonal head of the EFCC, while addressing journalists on Tuesday in Kaduna, said the money was stashed in five large 150 kilogramme coloured…

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Kaduna pilgrims board official found dead

A staff of Kaduna State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Hussaini Ahmed, has been found dead. The board’s spokesperson, Yunusa Makarfi, confirmed the death to PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday in Kaduna, suggesting the victim may have been murdered. "Yes, he was killed by unknown persons. We are just returning from his burial…

Kaduna Airport[Photo Credit: NewswireNGR]

Abuja airport closure: Heavy security in Kaduna ahead of flight diversion

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has assured passengers of security ahead of the diversion of flights from Wednesday from the Nnamdi Azikwe Airport, Abuja to the Kaduna International Airport. The diversion, scheduled to last until April 9, is to enable repair of the runway of the Abuja airport.…

President Muhammadu Buhari and Sultan of Sokoto

Sultan to lead special prayer session for Buhari, Southern Kaduna

The Sultan of Sokoto has directed the Jama’atu Nasir Islam, JNI, and the Kaduna State branch of the Council of Imams and Ulamas, to hold a special prayer session over the crisis in Southern Kaduna and the ailment of President Muhammadu Buhari. The Secretary-General of the JNI and the state…

16 brand new cargo motorcycles recovered former Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Abdullahi Dikko Inde.

SHOCKING! More obscene property recovered from ex-Nigeria Customs boss who forfeited 17 exotic vehicles, returned N1 billion

Less than a week after 17 exotic vehicles were recovered from a former Customs boss, dozens of brand new tricycles and motorcycles have also been recovered from a property belonging to him The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said on Wednesday that it raided the warehouse of Abdullahi Dikko, the…

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Two Germans kidnapped in Nigeria freed

The two Germans kidnapped in Kaduna State have been released. A German archaeologist, Peter Breunig, and his colleague, Johannes Buringer, were released on Saturday night, police sources told PREMIUM TIMES. "Yes, they were released last night (Saturday) by their kidnappers. No ransom was paid," a senior police officer said in…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

El-Rufai hails Southern Kaduna community for rescuing 30 victims

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has commended Zauru community in Zangon Kataf local government for rescuing 30 persons who were attacked by hoodlums. The governor’s spokesman, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this in a statement issued on Saturday in Kaduna. The Zauru community in Bajju Chiefdom had on Wednesday resisted a…

Map showing Southern Kaduna

Some Southern Kaduna communities benefit from “exaggerated” crisis – Police Commissioner

The Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Agyole Abeh, on Friday accused some communities in Southern Kaduna of mischief and benefitting from the crisis. He made this known while addressing journalists on Friday at the Area Command headquarters in Kafanchan. "Some of the communities are mischief makers, they are beneficiaries of…

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Abductors of Germans give condition for their release

Kidnappers of a German archaeologists, Peter Breunig and Johannes Buringer, have demanded N60 million naira ransom, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. The two men were abducted Wednesday morning at Jenjela village in Kagarko Local Government of Area Kaduna State. The attackers shot dead two locals who tried to rescue the men,…

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo

Osinbajo summons Nigeria police chief over kidnap of German archaeologists

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday summoned the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, over the kidnap of two German archaeologists, Peter Breunig and Johannes Behringer, in Kadarko Local Government Area of Kaduna State. A source told the News Agency of Nigeria that the police chief briefed the Acting President on…