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The Emir flanked from right with the Waziri of Potiskum, Ali Guza and ssg, Baba malam Wali at Potiskum on friday. photo Joe Hemba.

Bandits Attack: Buhari sympathises with emir but keeps mum on 30 people killed, 100 kidnapped

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday night "expressed his sympathies and that of the nation to the Emir of Pokiskum, Umaru Bubaram" over a fatal attack on his convoy. The president's message was contained in a statement by his spokesperson, Garba Shehu. The president, however, made no reference to the 30…

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Six killed, many kidnapped as armed men in military uniform attack emir’s convoy

Armed men in military uniform attacked an emir's convoy on Tuesday, killing six people. Five other people sustained injuries in the attack that occurred along Kaduna-Zaria ‎highway, the police said on Wednesday. A yet to be determined number of people were also kidnapped. In a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES,…

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Armed men in military uniform storm seminary school, kidnap four

Armed men in military uniforms stormed a seminary school in Kaduna State and kidnapped four people, an official has said. The spokesperson of the Kaduna State Police Command, Yakubu Sabo, said the armed men in military camouflage entered the Good Shepard Major Seminary School and abducted four students. The school,…

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Death toll rises in Kaduna gas explosion

The death toll from the gas explosion in Kaduna State has increased to six, the police have said. PREMIUM TIMES reported the explosion which occurred Saturday afternoon at a gas plant in Sabon Tasha. President Muhammadu Buhari also expressed deep sadness over the explosion which led to the death of…

Nigeria Police officers are working with the military to counter insurgency.

District head, ex-education official abducted by ‘men in military uniform’- Police

The Kaduna Police Command on Thursday said men in military uniform kidnapped a district head, Yahaya Abubakar, ‎along the Birnin Gwari Kaduna highway. The gunmen also abducted a former education secretary, Ibrahim Musa, who was travelling in the same vehicle with the district head. The incident happened around 2 p.m.…

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Six killed in Kaduna community– Police

The Kaduna Police Command has confirmed the killing of six persons at Fadaman Rimi hamlet, a remote settlement in Chukun Local Government Area of the state. The incident, police said, happened Saturday when the suspected bandits attacked the community around 7 a.m. The victims' names according to the release include,…

Nasir El-Eufai [Photo Credit: The Whistler]

UPDATED: Tribunal dismisses PDP’s petition against El-Rufai’s election

The election tribunal in Kaduna has dismissed a petition challenging the reelection of Nasir El-Rufai as the Kaduna State Governor. Mr El-Rufai was the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC ) in the March 9 poll in Kaduna State. The chairman of the tribunal, Ibrahim Bako, read the ruling…

Nigeria Police officers are working with the military to counter insurgency.

Police arrest suspected kidnappers of lawmaker, ABU students – Official

The police in Kaduna said they have arrested the suspected kidnappers of a member of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Sulaiman Dabo. The police also announced the arrest of the kidnappers of three students of the Ahmadu Bello University, ABU. PREMIUM TIMES reported the kidnap of the lawmaker about…

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Experts, civil society groups set agenda for El’rufai on health delivery

Healthcare experts and civil society organisations working under the‎ Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PACKFAH) at Scale have asked Governor Nasir El-Rufai to prioritise full implementation of the Primary Health Care Under One Roof (PHCUOR) to fast track the attainment of Universal Health Coverage in Kaduna State.…

El-Zakzaky

Court grants El-Zakzaky, wife medical bail

The Kaduna State High Court has granted the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, bail on health grounds. The court also ordered the release of Mr El-Zakzaky's wife, Zeenatu. The couple is expected to visit Mandeta Hospital in New Delhi, India for treatment. The court said the…

Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky

Business activities grounded as El-Zakzaky’s trial resumes

Business activities are on a standstill within Kaduna metropolis as the trial of the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, resumes at the State High Court. Most of the shops along the usually busy Ahmadu Bello way were shutdown as shop owners stayed away while others…

Kaduna State House of Assembly rejects nominee for criticising El-Rufai in the past

Kaduna Assembly rejects commissioner-nominee who criticised El-Rufai

The Kaduna State House Of Assembly on Thursday rejected a commissioner nominee who criticised Governor Nasir El-Rufai on social media two years ago. Mr El-Rufai had nominated Aliyu Abubakar for confirmation by the lawmakers as Commissioner for Agriculture. But the speaker of the Kaduna assembly, Aminu Shagali, who presided over…

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Gunmen raid Kaduna community, kidnap nursing mother

Gunmen on Tuesday stormed Rigasa Community of Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna state and abducted a nursing mother. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the gunmen arrived in the community at about 2 a.m. and went from house to house picking their victims. Three other young women were alleged to have…

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state

New Northern governors’ forum chairman emerges

The Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has been elected as the chairman of the northern governors' forum which comprises 19 members. The second-term governor was elected during the forum's meeting held on Friday in Kaduna. The forum's outgoing chairman and Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima, disclosed this at the end…

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Why I ended my Reps speakership ambition – APC lawmaker

The wife of a former governor of Yobe State, Khadija Bukar-Abba, says her ambition to become the speaker of the House of Representatives in the ninth assembly has died a natural death. Mrs Bukar-Abba is returning to the House for the fourth time as the representative of Damaturu, Tarmuwa, Gujba,…

Kaduna residents protest incessant kidnappings (PHOTOS)

Residents of some communities in Kaduna State on Sunday morning protested the repeated kidnappings in the area. The residents of Nariya and Kanama communities blocked the Nnamdi Azikwe Expressway during the protest. Kaduna and many states in Nigeria have witnessed several kidnap cases. In many instances, the victims are released…

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Female ‘expatriate’, two others killed in troubled Kaduna town

A female expatriate and two others have been killed by suspected kidnappers in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State, police said. The incident occurred around 11:30 a.m. on Friday when the attackers stormed the area shooting sporadically. The identities of the victims were not immediately made available by the…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

El-Rufai asks political appointees to resign by April 30

Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna State, has directed all political appointees in the state to submit their letters of resignation by April 30, 2019. He said all resignation letters should be properly addressed to his 'Principal Private Secretary.' According to the directive, each notice of resignation must be submitted along…

Nigeria Police

Gunmen kill 21 in Kaduna — Police

The police in Kaduna on Tuesday said armed men riding on motorbikes killed 21 persons at Banono and Angwan AKU communities in Kufana district of Kajuru Local Government Area. The police said the during the incident which occurred on Monday at about 9:30 am, the attackers invaded the communities shooting…

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Catholic priest kidnapped in Kaduna

A Catholic priest has been kidnapped in Kaduna State, North-west Nigeria. John Shekwolo, a reverend father, was kidnapped by armed men in Ankuwa, Kachia Local Government Area of the state, the police said. The police spokesperson, Yakubu Sabo, said the cleric was kidnapped at about 8 a.m. on Monday when…

Pilgrims at the Hajj in Saudi Arabia Photo: AlJazeera

Hajj: Kaduna begins enlightenment programme for intending pilgrims

The Kaduna State Pilgrims Welfare Board on Saturday flagged off the Hajj Enlightenment exercise for intending pilgrims across the 23 Local Government Areas of the state. The Director General, Bureau for Religious Affairs, Kaduna State, Namadi Musa, while flagging off the exercise urged the intending pilgrims ‎to give thanks to…

Kaduna State House of Assembly rejects nominee for criticising El-Rufai in the past

APC wins 22 Assembly seats in Kaduna, PDP gets nine

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has won 22 of the 31 seats in the Kaduna State House of Assembly. The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won the remaining nine seats. Among the winners is the speaker of the State House of Assembly, Aminu Shagali, who was reelected from the…

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PDP threatens to reject Kaduna election results

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday threatened to reject the results of the governorship and state house of assembly elections in Kaduna State. The party said it would not accept rigged elections that do not tally with the wish of the people. The party said it has not yet…

Women turn out en masse to vote in Kaduna

Women turn out en masse to vote in Kaduna

Women have turned out in large numbers to vote in the presidential and National Assembly elections in Kaduna State. In most of the polling units visited by PREMIUM TIMES in the state capital metropolis, women patiently waited on queues to cast their votes. Some of the women said they left…

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31 shops, Mosque burnt in Kaduna market fire

Traders in foodstuff at the Kaduna Central Market, Bakin Dogo, were on Wednesday left in shock and confusion by an early morning fire outbreak that consumed 31 shops along Birnin Kudu Road in the market. The fire which began at about 2 a.m. was said to have started from the…