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May God’s anger be on me if I divorced my wi‎fe, man tells court

A Shariah court on Thursday rejected an application for divorce after the husband swore an oath that he had not divorced his wife, contrary to her claims. The woman, Hajara Ibrahim, had dragged Albashir Ibrahim before the court sitting at Magajin Gari in Kaduna State, complaining that despite divorcing her,…

A Maternity Ward used to illustrate the story [Photo: The Guardian Nigeria]

70% Kaduna children don’t have birth certificates – Official

About 70 per cent of children born in Kaduna State are without birth registration certificates, the state government has said. As a result of many children not being registered at birth, government cannot reach them with critical health intervention programmes, the Kaduna State Primary Health Care Development Agency said on…

Nasir El-Eufai [Photo Credit: The Whistler]

Kaduna 2019: Groups buy APC nomination form for El-Rufai

Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) and four other groups on Monday presented the All Progressives Congress (APC) nomination form to Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai. The groups said they want Mr El-Rufai to seek reelection in 2019 because they believe in his leadership of the state. The four…

Chairman of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees (BOT), Walid Jibrin

PDP reappoints Walid Jibrin BOT chairman

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reappointed Walid Jibrin as chairman of its Board of Trustees for another five years. Mr Jibrin from Nasarawa State was first elected to the position in 2013. The reappointment was announced in a statement on Monday from the BOT chairman. The acting secretary of…

Sen Shehu Sani displaying his nomination form to His Supporters in Abuja

Shehu Sani picks senatorial nomination forms

The senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, on Saturday picked his nomination form under the All Progressives Congress (APC). The senator picked the form at APC headquarters in Abuja amidst a crowd. He was accompanied by his supporters from the seven Local Government Areas of Kaduna State under his constituency.…

Ahmadu-Bello-University-Teaching-Hospital-ABUTH. [PHOTO CREDIT: Nigerian Scholars]

ABUTH to conduct first open heart surgery in Northern Nigeria – CMD

The Chief Medical Director Of Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Lawal Khalid, says the hospital will carry out its first open heart surgery by the end of September. Mr Khalid, a professor, disclosed this to journalists in Zaria on Thursday, saying the exercise will be the first in northern…

The senator representing Kaduna Central in the National Assembly, Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani kicks against Kaduna APC’s adoption of indirect primaries

The Senator representing Kaduna Central district, Shehu Sani, has kicked against the adoption of indirect primaries by the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The state executive committee (SEC) of the party Thursday announced it has adopted the indirect primaries for selection of its candidates for the 2019…

APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole

Kaduna APC adopts indirect primaries

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State has adopted indirect primaries for selecting its candidates for the 2019 general elections. The chairman of the party in the state, Emmanuel Jekada, announced the decision in a statement in Kaduna on Thursday. Mr Jekada said the state executive committee had at…

Balarabe Musa

PRP names new national chairman, BOT

The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) has a new national chairman. He is Falalu Bello, a former managing director of the Bank of the North. Mr Bello replaces the former chairman of the party, Balarabe Musa, who stepped down from his position on Friday due to failing health. The former bank…

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Wife of murdered cleric freed six days after abduction

The wife of Hosea Akuchi, a clergyman murdered by suspected kidnappers, has regained freedom six days after abduction. Talatu Akuchi was released unhurt on Saturday according to the police. The Kaduna State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Yakubu Sabo, confirmed her release Sunday evening. According to him, she was released…

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Suspected kidnappers kill cleric, abduct wife in Kaduna

The Kaduna Police Command on Tuesday confirmed the killing of a clerric, Hosea Akuchi of Nasara Baptist Church at Guguwa community of the state. The gunmen, believed to be kidnappers, also abducted the victim's wife, Talatu, after the killing. The armed men arrived the pastor's home located in Igabi local…

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Defection: Kaduna House of Assembly declares ex-deputy speaker’s seat vacant

The Kaduna State House of Assembly on Wednesday declared the legislative seat of the ex-deputy speaker, John Audu, vacant. Mr Audu, who represents Kachia Constituency at the Assembly, last Friday defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party. He also tendered his resignation letter as deputy…

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How kidnappers killed four Nigerian police officers – Official

The Nigeria Police Force on Sunday narrated how four of its officers were killed in an ambush in Kaduna State. The police also said six of kidnappers that ambushed the policemen at Jankasa village inside Rigasa forest were also killed. According to police, the kidnappers were shot dead during a…

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Police arrest 8 suspects in foiled attack on Zamfara market

The police in Zamfara State on Saturday arrested eight suspects allegedly trying to attack a market in Gurbin Bore town in Zurmi Local Government Area of the state. Police spokesperson in the state, Shehu Mohammed, said the suspects were arrested following a distress call that bandits had stormed the market…

Nigerian Police on patrol

Four Nigerian police officers killed in ambush by armed persons

There was confusion in Jankasa village of Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Saturday when suspected armed bandits ambushed a team of police officers killing four of them. The incident occurred on Saturday morning when a team of policemen went into a bush in the area to carry…

John Audu, Deputy Speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly [photo: Information Nigeria]

Kaduna Deputy Speaker dumps APC

The Deputy Speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, John Audu, representing Kachia Constituency, has defected from the ruling APC. ‎Confirming his defection in a statement, he personally signed, Mr Audu said it was a difficult decision taken by him. According to him, he consulted widely with people of…

Caption Haruna Maikano speaking at the rally against Saraki

Kaduna APC youth hold anti-Saraki protest

Hundreds of youthful supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday defied an early morning rain in Kaduna to hold a protest march to call for the resignation of Senate President Bukola Saraki. The youth stormed the party's state headquarters along Ali Akilu Road ‎as early as 9…

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Nursing mother sues ‘ex-husband’ over breastfeeding allowance

A nursing mother, Hauwa'u Ibrahim, on Wednesday dragged Maibulala Rabiu to a Shari'a Court at Magajin Gari Kaduna and asked the judge to order him to pay her monthly allowance after their 'divorce'. According to her, she wants him (Maibulala) to be giving her allowance for breastfeeding their eight month…

Ex-NEMA DG, Sani Sidi

Ex-NEMA DG joins Kaduna guber race

Former Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Sani Sidi, on Tuesday joined the Kaduna governorship race under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He declared his interest at the party secretariat where he went to submit his letter of intent. In his remarks, Mr Sidi explained why he threw…

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Police arrest two over Nigeria Islamic scholar’s abduction

The Kaduna State Police Command on Friday confirmed the arrest of two suspects in connection with the abduction of a Kaduna based Islamic scholar. Ahmad Algarkawy was abducted Thursday armed men on motorcycles at his farm in Kaduna. The police said the farm was located at Maguzawa village in Igabi…

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Former Dangote flour manager joins Kaduna guber race

A former manager of Dangote Flour, Shuaibu Mikati, on Wednesday declared his intention to vie for the Kaduna governorship position in 2019 under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Mr Mikati contested for the office in 2007 and 2011, but lost at at the primaries. According to him, his vast experience…

2019: Ex-Kaduna Governor Yero declares governorship ambition

A former governor of Kaduna State, Ramalan Yero, on Monday submitted his letter of intent to vie for the state governorship position in 2019. Mr Yero, while submitting the letter at the state's Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) secretariat, said his decision was informed by "genuine concern of the people of the state." According…

El Rufai and Buhari [Photo: Pulse.ng]

Defecting senators corrupt, afraid of arrest if Buhari re-elected – El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has described senators who defected from the All Progressive Congress (APC) as corrupt politicians who are afraid of being arrested if President Buhari wins his second term bid. The governor said President Buhari dislikes corruption and will not work with any corrupt politician to cheat Nigeria. PREMIUM…

Kaduna State Deputy Governor, Barnabas Bantex. [Photo credit: Concise News]

Kaduna deputy governor declares for senate seat

The Kaduna State Deputy Governor, Barnabas Bantex, on Thursday declared his ambition to vie for the state's South Senatorial seat. The official, who made the declaration in front of journalists, said he would still retain his position as deputy governor for now. According to him, his quest to deliver ''quality…

The Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria, David Youn‎g. [Photo credit: US Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria]

Arrest, punish those responsible for killings, U.S tells Nigerian govt

The U.S. Deputy Chief ‎of Mission Nigeria, David Young, has urged the Nigerian government not to allow perpetrators of deadly violence in many states get away with their crimes. He called for a crackdown on deadly attacks that have led to over a thousand deaths in various northern states. Most…