Garba Muhammad

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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…

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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…

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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…

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How gunmen killed brave Kaduna locals who tried rescuing abducted Germans

Locals in Kaduna staged a formidable attempt to rescue two German nationals abducted on Wednesday, but their efforts ended on a deadly note as two residents were shot dead, witnesses have told PREMIUM TIMES. Peter Breunig, a professor of archaeology, and his colleague, Johannes Buringer, were seized while excavating a…

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Kaduna TV Presenter Gabia is dead

Abdullahi Gabia, a Kaduna based television presenter, has died at the age of 44. Late Mr. Gabia was a presenter of a popular television human interest Hausa programme "Gari Ya Waye," and a comedy programme, "Mu Shakata" on Desmims Independent Television DITV/Alheri radio, Kaduna. He died at about 5 p.m.…

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Two Germans kidnapped in Kaduna – Police

Two Germans have been kidnapped in Kaduna, North-west Nigeria, the police have said. The Germans are said to be archaeologists engaged in an escalation work at Jajela, a village in Kagarko Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The Kaduna police spokesperson, Aliyu Usman, told PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday evening that…

Kaduna Refinery

Kaduna refinery resumes crude supply after pipeline fire

The Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company has resumed crude oil pumping after a disruption that was caused by pipeline fire at Aku, near Lokoja in Kogi State. Idi Mukhtar, the managing director of the company, disclosed this to members of the House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum Downstream, who visited…

El Rufai

Fresh 24-hour curfew declared in Southern Kaduna towns

The Kaduna State Security Council has imposed a 24-hour curfew in Jema’a and Kaura Local Government Areas of Kaduna State with immediate effect. Gunmen invaded different communities in the two local governments of Southern Kaduna, within 24 hours, killing at least 14 people and destroying several properties. The first attack…

SSS Officials

Police arraign SSS operative for drunk driving

The police has arraigned an operative of the State Security Service before a Kaduna Magistrate Court for drunk driving. The operative, Julius Johnson, was charged with causing a fatal road accident on December 4, 2015 while driving his car along Constitution Road, Kaduna under the influence of alcohol. According to…

Money Found in Ex-NNPC Boss, Andrew Yakubu House, Kaduna.

Recovered N3 billion: Angry neighbours mock ex-NNPC boss Yakubu

Residents of Zaria Road, Sabon Tasha, a poor suburb of Kaduna, have no sympathy for their neighbour from whose house the staggering sum of $9.7million and 74,000 pounds was recovered last week. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, last Friday announced it recovered the money (about N3 billion in total) from…

FILE PHOTO: Former Army chief General Ishaya Bamaiyi (C) is led out of the courtroom after regaining his freedom of attempted murder charge at the Ikeja High Court in Lagos on April 3, 2008. A Lagos high court has discharged and acquitted General Bamaiyi, former Army Chief during the dictatorial regime of General Sani Abacha, who has been standing trial on four counts of attempted murder since 1999.  AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Ex-Army Chief, Bamaiyi, plans tell-all book on Abacha regime role

Former Chief of Army Staff, Ishaya Bamaiyi, says he has written a book, titled "Vindication Of The General" to correct “misinformation” about his role during the regime of former dictator, Sani Abacha. Mr. Bamaiyi, who was charged in 1999 with the attempted murder of the publisher of the Guardian newspaper, Alex Ibru,…

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NEMA confirms 23 killed In Kano-Zaria truck accident

At least 23 people were killed in an accident along Kano-Zaria road, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has said. The agency said 58 people were also injured in the Friday accident involving a truck loaded with firewood. Musa Ilallah, the North-West zonal coordinator of the agency, said ton Sunday…

Attacked Army base foundation structure [Photo Credit: Facebook | Samuel Aruwan]

Southern Kaduna: Army base foundation structure attacked

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has expressed shock over the destruction of a foundation laying structure of the proposed Nigerian Army Battalion in Southern Kaduna. The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, and Governor El-Rufai had penultimate Saturday, laid the foundation for the establishment of the battalion at Ungwan…

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CAN, JNI call for prayers for Buhari

Two main religious coalitions in Nigeria have called for prayers for President Muhammadu Buhari. The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, and the Jama'atul Nasril Islam, JNI, made the calls in separate statements on Thursday. In its statement, signed by Kwamkur Samuel, Director of Legal and Public Affairs, CAN said it…