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Kaduna court frees journalist arraigned for public incitement

A Kaduna Magistrate's Court has dismissed a suit filed by the police against a journalist, Midat Joseph. Mr. Joseph, the Kaduna State Bureau Chief of LEADERSHIP Newspapers, was arrested on April 19 by officers of the Nigeria Police Criminal Investigation Department over a comment he made in a group conversation…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai

El-Rufai reacts after hoodlums attack two Kaduna senators, journalists

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has condemned the violence, in which two senators, Shehu Sani and Suleiman Hunkuyi, were targeted. The violence occurred at the premises of the Nigerian Union of Journalists in Kaduna. Earlier on Sunday, hoodlums had disrupted a press conference held by the two senators, Messrs…

FILE PHOTO: In Kaduna, for a secure north: Governors Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), Atiku Bagudu ( Kebbi), Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna), Kassim Shettima (Borno) and Aminu Bello Masari (Katsina) at a joint meeting of the Northern State Governors' Forum and the Chairmen of the Council of Chiefs of the northern states on Monday, 23rd January 2017

Northern governors constitute committee on restructuring‎ Nigeria

As the call for restructuring of Nigeria gains momentum, the 19 northern governors have constituted a committee headed by the Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, to revire the matter. Members of the committee are governors of Nasarawa, Gombe, Benue, Bauchi, and Kaduna. The emirs of Kano, Zazzau,Gummi, as well as…

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How kidnappers killed husband, abducted nursing mothers, babies‎ – Survivors

Two nursing mothers have narrated how a 15-member gang of kidnappers killed their husband and abducted them and their babies in Sabon Gayan, a village along Kaduna-Abuja road. The village located near National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, orientation camp, about 10 kilometres from Kaduna, is one of the areas currently…

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Kaduna nabs 41 sara-suka gangsters for alleged murder — FULL LIST

The Kaduna State Security Council has announced the arrest of suspected gangsters belonging to the dreaded Yan Sara-suka sect, accusing them of violence and murder. A statement on Friday by Samuel Aruwan, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Governor Nasir El-Rufai, said the suspects were arrested at different…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai

Gov. El Rufai ‘persecuting’ our members — Nigerian Union of Journalists

The Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, has warned Governor of Kaduna State Nasiru El-Rufai against "persecuting journalist in the state". The warning came following the trial of a journalist, Luka Binniyat. A Kaduna State High Court on Wednesday remanded Mr. Binniyat, a former reporter with Vanguard Newspapers, over allegations of…

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Court remands Nigerian journalist in jail

A Kaduna State High Court has remanded a former reporter with Vanguard Newspapers, Luka Binniyat, in prison over allegation of false publication brought before it by the Kaduna State Government. Mr. Binniyat, who had been on medication, walked into the courtroom with the help of crutches to make appearance having…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai

Kaduna APC crisis worsens as faction criticises El-Rufai’s performance

A faction of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kaduna State on Monday passed a vote of no confidence on the administration of Governor Nasir El-Rufai. The faction, which calls itself ‘Akida (True APC),’ has been at loggerheads with the governor on politics and governance in the state. Addressing a…

EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

Senator protests Governor’s invitation to EFCC event, walks out

The Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has walked out of an event in Kaduna to protest the attendance of Governor Nasir El-Rufai. The event held Thursday was the launching of the Kaduna zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The anti-graft agency had invited the two…

The Dangote Truck that crushed to death,  two on a motorcycle Saturday in Kaduna.

Dangote truck crushes two to death

A Dangote company truck loaded with cement on Saturday crushed a motorcyclist and a passenger to death in Kaduna. The accident occurred at about 9:47a.m. at the gate of 1 Mech. Division, Nigeria Army in Kaduna. Soldiers and passersby who witnessed the accident said the two victims on the motorcycle…

Nigerian journalist, Ibraheema Yakubu

Nigeria Police apologise to brutalised journalist

The Kaduna State Police Command on Thursday apologised to Ibraheema Yakubu, a journalist brutalised by police officers during a clash between Shiites and members of a Kaduna community. Mr. Yakubu, who was arrested while covering a peaceful procession by the Shiites in Kaduna on Friday, said he was beaten and…

Former Vice President, Namadi Sambo; Photo credits: Desert Herald

Security agencies search ex-VP Namadi Sambo’s house

Heavily armed security operatives on Wednesday raided the residence of a former vice president, Namadi Sambo, in Kaduna. The operatives are believed to have come from the State Security Service, SSS, and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC. An ICPC operative in the North-West zonal office…

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Medical Director of National Ear Care Centre, Aminu Bakare, is dead

The Medical Director of the National Ear Care Centre, Kaduna, Aminu Bakare, is dead. A family member, Garba Sani, said he died on Monday at a private hospital in Kaduna around 7:27 p.m. after a brief illness. “He slumped while performing ablution for maghrib prayers around 6:47 p.m. this night…

Nigerian journalist, Ibraheema Yakubu

Police ‘brutalise’ Nigerian journalist before arrest

A Nigerian journalist, Ibraheema Yakubu, who was arrested while covering a procession by Shiites in Kaduna Friday, says he was beaten and slapped by the police, before being detained. Mr. Yakubu reports for the Hausa service of the German Deutsche Welle, DW radio. He was arrested as he covered a…

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…

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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…