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ABU senior staff union pulls out of national strike

The Ahmadu Bello University chapter of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities Union (SSANU) has pulled out of the national strike which commenced December 2017. The union made the pronouncement after its congress held at the union secretariat in the main campus, Tuesday. The union directed all its members to…

Nasir El-Eufai [Photo Credit: The Whistler]

63 persons arraigned over Kaduna violence

The Kaduna State government has charged 63 persons to court over last month's violence at the Kasuwar Magani market in Chikun Local Government Area of the state. The incident on February 16 led to loss of at least 12 lives and destruction of properties. The suspects were arraigned before the…

Former National Caretaker Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ahmed Makarfi.

Makarfi denies voting for APC in 2015

Former interim chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ahmed Makarfi, has denied voting for the All Progressive Congress (APC) at the 2015 general elections. Mr. Makarfi, who is also a former two-term governor of Kaduna State on the platform of the PDP, was accused of voting for the then…

Ibrahim Shekarau

Herdsmen, farmers conflicts threatening Nigeria’s unity — Shekarau

A former governor of Kano ‎State, Ibrahim Shekarau, has urged the federal government to take appropriate measures to end the conflicts between farmers and herders across Nigeria before they degenerate into religious conflicts. Mr. Shekarau warned that the rampant conflicts are already affecting the unity of Nigeria. He made the…

Govt. worries over alleged collusion of Kaduna orphanages in child trafficking

The Kaduna State Government is worried by cases of foreigners allegedly buying children from orphanages in the state for trafficking out of Nigeria. The state government expressed the concern against the backdrop of an order by the state high court last year for the release of three children to a…

Journalists

UPDATED: Kidnapped wife, son of Nigerian journalist freed

The wife and son of a journalist who were kidnapped on Wednesday have been released. The victims were kidnapped when the attackers stormed the Kaduna home of Nasiru Yakubu, a journalist with Voice of America. A neighbour of Mr. Yakubu who tried to stop the kidnappers was killed in the…

Foremost Nigerian Islamic scholar advocates death sentence for drug dealers

The national chairman of Izalatul Bidi'a Waikamatus Sunnah, a major Islamic group in Northern Nigeria, Abdullahi Lau, wants the Nigerian government to push for death sentence as a punitive measure on drug dealers. He said the importation of illicit drugs is destroying the future of the younger generation. The cleric,…

Nigerian Police on patrol

Kidnappers of Nigerian journalist’s wife, son demand N12 million ransom

The abductors of the wife and son of a Nigerian journalist have asked for a N12 million ransom for their release. Nasiru Yakubu, a journalist with Voice of America, Hausa Service, posted on his Facebook wall Wednesday morning that kidnappers stormed his house at Birnin Yero, a small community in…

Another village set ablaze in Kaduna

Houses were again set ablaze by a mob in Kalla village near Kasuwar Magani in Kajuru local Government Area of Kaduna State on Tuesday evening. The incident occurred at about 5 p.m., according to residents. The village is about 7 kilometres from Kasuwar Magani community where a previous violence raged…

Police on patrol

Kaduna violence: Death toll 12 — Police

The Kaduna state police command have confirmed the death of 12 persons in the mayhem that occurred on Monday in Kasuwan Magani, in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State. Police also said 18 suspects had been arrested. The government had announced earlier that a team from the Kaduna State…