Garba Muhammad

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University don blames politicians for southern Kaduna crises

A professor at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, James Kantiok, has accused politicians from southern Kaduna State of compromising the core interests of their people, making the future bleak for coming generations. Mr. Kantiok, who is the director, Center for Peace, Conflict and Security Studies, added, “The situation is dangerous…

Gunmen kill Borno Police Deputy Commissioner’s driver

The driver of the Borno State Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP Tom Chukwu, was on Sunday shot dead at his residence in Nnamdi Azikiwe way, Kaduna, the police has confirmed. The Police Public Relations Officer in the Kaduna State, Aminu Lawal, confirmed the incident. He also confirmed the deceased is…

Southern Kaduna PDP Elders reject automatic tickets

The Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] Elders Forum in Southern Kaduna Senatorial Zone, Kaduna State on Monday rejected automatic tickets for elected office holders in their area. Addressing a press conference in Kaduna, North-West Nigeria, the chairman of the forum, Haruna Zego, said the people vehemently rejected automatic tickets and imposition…

Lecturer drags Kaduna University to court

The lecturer was asked to stop “denigrating” the state governor. A lecturer of Kaduna State University, KASU, John Danfulani, has dragged the Governing Council of the university to the National Industrial Court of Nigeria sitting in Kaduna. Mr. Kasu is challenging the attempt to stop him from commenting on public…

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Gunmen kill filling station manager in Kaduna

The thieves carted away the day's sales. Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers invaded a fuel station in Kaduna on Saturday, killed the manager and carted away an unspecified amount of money. Witnesses said the incident occurred at about 6:45 p.m. when three armed men in an ash-colour Gulf car…

Kaduna Bombing: Police investigative team meets Buhari

The bomb killed more than 40 people Wednesday (more…)

Shiite muslims in Zaria

UPDATE: 5 feared dead as Nigerian troops, Shiite Muslims Clash in Zaria over Gaza conflict

Dozens were injured in the clash, residents say. (more…)

Buhari Says He Suffered No “Scratch” In Kaduna Bombing

The former leader says terrorism is not based on religion or ethnicity Former Head of State, and leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Muhammadu Buhari, has given more insight into how he managed to escape Wednesday’s bomb attack in Kaduna that targeted him. Speaking to Governor Mukhtar Yero of…

Northern group submits bill seeking registration of southerners

The group believes southerners are destroying the North with alien vices. A group known as Concerned Arewa Citizen on Monday submitted a bill to the Kaduna House of Assembly seeking a law for the registration of southerners in Kaduna and other parts of Northern Nigeria. The Kano-based group stormed the…

Former Petroleum Minister, Rilwanu Lukman, is dead

A former Minister of Petroleum Resources and erstwhile Secretary General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, Rilwanu Lukman, is dead. Born on August 26, 1938, he died about a month to his 76th birthday. Family sources told a PREMIUM TIMES reporter in Kaduna that he died early Monday…

Five feared killed as gunmen attack Kaduna community

Last month, 200 people were killed by gunmen in the area. (more…)

Nigerian journalist, Ustaz Yunus, assassinated in Kaduna

The Kaduna Police spokesperson, Aminu Lawal, confirmed the murder. (more…)

Suspected Boko Haram kingpin killed in Kaduna

The suspect was allegedly gunned down by soldiers at his residence. (more…)

Kaduna explosion targeted Islamic cleric’s guards – Witnesses

The police said the blast was a minor one. (more…)

Nigeria Police Officers

Police confirm Kaduna explosion

No one died from the explosion. An explosion occurred at about 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday around a major u-turn along Nnamdi Azikwe way, Kaduna, North-West Nigeria. The State Commissioner of Police, Umar Shehu, who confirmed the incident to newsmen said no death was recorded. "There was an explosion , but…

APC will address Nigeria’s security challenges if elected in 2015 – Buhari

"It is only when the perpetrators are brought to book and punished according to the law of the land that it would serve as a deterrent to others.” A former Nigerian Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari, has said his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, would address the security challenges…

BREAKING: Petroleum tankers association’s leader kidnapped in Kaduna

The National Treasurer of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers Association, PTD, Abdullahi Haruna, also known as 63, has been kidnapped by gunmen in Kaduna. Family sources say the kidnappers stormed Mr. Haruna's residence near Bibal Hospital in Tudun Wada around 10 p.m. on Friday and whisked him away at gun point.…

Motorcyclist drops bomb on busy Kaduna road

The bomb was detonated by the police. (more…)

5 Boko Haram suspects arrested in Kaduna

Suspects say Boko Haram has nothing to do with Islam (more…)

Nigeria Police Officers

5 Nigerien prison escapees re-arrested in Nigeria

Police also recovered a stolen car (more…)

Nigeria2015: Northern Elders Council declares support for Jonathan, Sambo

The council held its meeting in Kaduna (more…)

Four police officers feared killed as gunmen attack GTBank vehicle

The victims were rushed to the hospital. (more…)

IRS plane crash-lands in Kaduna

No lives were lost in the emergency landing (more…)

Armed robbers attack trader near army, police post in Kaduna

The police chased the robbers but made no arrest. (more…)

‘Impeached’ Kaduna Speaker rejects removal, says it’s illegal

Usman Gangara was impeached by majority lawmakers on Monday. (more…)