Garba Muhammad

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Abuja Airport Closure: Kaduna commences construction of road linking train station to airport

The Kaduna State Government has said it will complete a 5.1 kilometre road that links a train station to the Kaduna international airport before March 8. March 8 is the day the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja will be closed for six weeks to enable major repairs on its…

Journalist arraigned, sent to prison over Southern Kaduna report

A journalist has been arraigned before a magistrate court in Kaduna on allegation of falsifying a news report about the Southern Kaduna crisis. Luka Binniyat, a Vanguard newspaper Kaduna correspondent, was accused of falsely claiming that five students of the state College of Education were killed by Fulani herdsmen. The…

Nigerians don’t need police permit to organise protests – Senator

The Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has said popular Nigerian hip-hop artiste, Innocent Idibia, better known as Tuface, does not need any police permit to organise a protest in Nigeria. He made the assertion while responding to questions from journalists when he received a delegation of National Association of…

Kaduna relaxes Zangon-Kataf curfew

The 24-hour curfew imposed on Zangon-Kataf Local Government Area of Southern Kaduna has been relaxed. The state government imposed the curfew in Jema’a Zangon-Kataf and Kaura LGAs in December, 2016. President Muhammadu Buhari endorsed the curfew after a meeting with Governor Nasiru El-Rufai. The curfew was put in place to prevent violent attacks like the one…

Woman faints after reading sack letter by Kaduna Electric

A mother of two, Asmau Sulaiman, reportedly fainted twice on Tuesday after receiving her sack letter from her employer, Kaduna Electric. Mrs. Suleiman was among 530 workers disengaged by the electricity distribution company. Some of her colleagues who spoke to our reporter said she slumped immediately she read the content…

Governor of Kaduna State Nasir El-Rufai

Southern Kaduna attackers not punished for 35 years – El Rufai

Governor of Kaduna State, Nasiru El-Rufai, says part of reasons the killings in Southern Kaduna has continued is because those involved have neither been punished nor prosecuted in the last 35 years. The federal government says 204 people have been killed in the area since the latest wave of violence…

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Kaduna Electricity Company seeks govt help in getting bank credit

The Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company has appealed to the Federal Government to help guarantee bank loans for DISCOs, and to ease their difficulty in acquiring foreign exchange for their operations. The company blamed the two problems as amongst the factors responsible for incessant power outage across the country. It also…

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, Sultan, emirs meet over Southern Kaduna crisis,others

The Sultan of Sokoto and Chairmen of councils of traditional rulers across the 19 States of northern Nigeria, Sa'ad Abubakar, has met with governors in the region over the continuing violence in Southern Kaduna. Hundreds have been killed in the area since last year in clashes between Fulani herdsmen and…

Like in Plateau, only dialogue can solve Southern Kaduna violence – Governor Lalong

The Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has urged community and religious leaders as well as other stakeholders to get together to bring an end to the recurrent crisis in the southern part of Kaduna State. Over 200 people have been killed in recent violence in the area and properties worth…

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Herdsmen deny responsibility for Southern Kaduna killings

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, has denied claims that its members were responsible for the attacks in Southern Kaduna that claimed many lives. Over 200 people have been confirmed killed in ethno-communal violence in various parts of Southern Kaduna. Speaking at a press conference on Friday…

Balarabe Musa

Politicians, elite using Southern Kaduna crisis to make money – Balarabe Musa

The first executive Governor of Kaduna State, Balarabe Musa, has accused politicians and the elite of exploiting the Southern Kaduna killings to make money and advance their political interests, while the victims wallow in trauma. Speaking with journalists at his residence on Thursday in Kaduna, Mr. Musa warned against inciting…

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3 feared dead in fresh Southern Kaduna violence

Three people were reported killed and scores injured in renewed violence in a part of Southern Kaduna. Residents said the attack occurred on Tuesday night at Samarun Kataf, Zangon Kataf Local Government Area. The Kaduna State Government on Tuesday night announced a 24-hour curfew in the local government based on…

Southern Kaduna crisis can engulf Nigeria, Ex-Head of State Abdulsalam Abubakar warns

As part of efforts to end the incessant attacks in the southern part of Kaduna State, former Head of State, Abubakar Abdulsalam; Sultan of Sokoto, Sa'ad Abubakar: and the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Hassan Kukah; were on Friday in Kaduna for a peace visit. The leaders had a closed…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai

Nigerian govt says 204 killed in Southern Kaduna crisis

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, says 204 people have been killed in the Southern Kaduna crisis. The clashes between Fulani herdsmen and locals in southern Kaduna have lasted months. It is the first time a government agency is providing a figure of the attacks since they began last year.…

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APC Women Leader accuses party official of corruption

The All Progressives Congress North-west zonal women leader, Aisha Kaita, has called for investigation of the zonal vice chairman, Inuwa Abdulkadir, for allegedly misusing party funds totaling N21 million and violating the party's constitution. She also asked for the immediate resignation of Mr. Abdulkadir from the top party position. Addressing…

Price of Kerosene up by 60% in Kaduna

The price of Kerosene, an essential household commodity, has increased by 60 per cent in Kaduna, from N1, 100 a gallon in December, 2016 to N1, 600 in first week of January 2017. Dealers of the product told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna on Friday, that the…

Ex-Nigerian Airways boss heads team to transfer Abuja flights to Kaduna

The Federal Government has appointed a former Managing Director of the defunct Nigerian Airways, Mohammed Joji, as chairman of a transitional committee for temporary relocation of flight to and from Abuja, to Kaduna airport. Mr. Joji confirmed the appointment to PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday. "Yes, I have just been appointed…

Governor of Kaduna State Nasir El-Rufai

2016: Year of attainments, challenges for Kaduna, El-Rufai says

The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has described 2016 as a year of attainments and challenges for the state. In his new year message to the people of the state on Saturday in Kaduna, he said his government has confronted its difficulties with the same decisiveness it used to…

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Islamic clerics ask El-Rufai to arrest, prosecute persons responsible for Southern Kaduna killings

Islamic clerics have asked Governor Nasir El-Rufai to ensure the arrest and prosecution of persons involved in the killings in Southern Kaduna. The National Council of Ulamas said the prosecution of the perpetrators will serve as deterrent to others. The Council made the call at the end of an emergency…

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El-Rufai confirms fresh attacks in Southern Kaduna despite curfew, vows to bring culprits to justice

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has confirmed the attacks on Saturday and Sunday in Goska, Kaninkon chiefdom of Jema’a Local Government Area of the state, describing them as the handiwork of forces of darkness. The attacks in Goska occurred in spite of a 24-hour curfew the state government imposed…

Kaduna govt imposes 24-hour curfew on 3 local governments

A 24-hour curfew has been imposed on three local government areas in Kaduna State. The affected areas are Zangon-Kataf, Kaura and Jema’a. The State Security Council said it took the step following credible intelligence about risk to lives and property in the areas. Kaduna has 23 local government areas. Governor…

Governor of Kaduna State Nasir El-Rufai

El-Rufai appoints Chief of Staff

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has appointed Muhammad Sai’du as his Chief of Staff. A statement by Samuel Aruwan, Special Assistant to the Governor Media and Publicity, said the appointment is with immediate effect. Until this appointment, Mr. Sai'du was the Commissioner for Local Government in Kaduna State. Born…

Woman arrested for torturing 4-year-old boy

Police have arrested a woman in Kaduna for allegedly torturing her four-year-old stepson. The woman, Amina Yakubu, is accused of frequently beating the boy, pouring cold water on him and abusing him with a hot pressing iron. The boy, Al-amin Yakubu, lives with her at Kura Street Layin Aminu Kano…

Governor of Kaduna State Nasir El-Rufai

El-Rufai signs 2017 Kaduna budget into law

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Tuesday in Kaduna, signed the 2017 budget of N214 billion into law. The State House of Assembly was the first among the 36 states of the Federation to pass the 2017 budget into law. The size of the 2017 budget is N214.9 billion,…

Governor of Kaduna State Nasir El-Rufai

NLC, TUC reject El-Rufai’s eviction order on civil servants; vow to fight to death

The Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria are at loggerheads with the Kaduna State Government over a directive for all civil servants living in government quarters to quit the premises within seven days. At a joint press conference in Kaduna on Monday, Adamu Ango, and Shehu Mohammed, state…