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Kaduna APC factional chairman resigns

The All Progressive Congress (APC) factional chairman, Danladi Wada, has resigned. Mr Wada said his decision to quit the position was personal and that he took the decision after consultation with his family and friends. He disclosed this at a press conference granted on Wednesday everning in Kaduna. Mr Wada,…

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Shari’ah council calls for T.Y. Danjuma’s prosecution over comment

The Supreme Council for Shari'ah in Nigeria has called on the federal government to prosecute a former minister of defence, Theophilus Danjuma, for calling on Nigerians to take arms to defend themselves against killers. Mr. Danjuma made the call on Saturday at the maiden convocation of the Taraba State University…

Nigerian Army on patrol in Borno, Boko Haram

Nigerian Army to bury 11 soldiers killed by bandits

The Nigerian Army said arrangement has been completed for the burial of 11 soldiers killed by suspected bandits at Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The army said a beffiting burial will be given to the slain soldiers at Commonwealth Cemetery Kaduna on Wednesday. This was contained in…

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Burnt Kaduna Church Speaks: How 21-year-old died working for us

The Celestial Church of Christ on Tuesday explained in detail, how 21 years old Sylvester Friday died while working in the Church Parish located at Bayan Dutse, Narayi Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The death of the young man led to the burning of the church by protesters…

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UPDATED: ‘Missing’ Kaduna APC chairman ‘found’

About 24 hours after he was declared missing by his family, the factional chairman of All Progressives Congress in Kaduna State, Danladi Wada, has been found. He was declared missing on Saturday after he went to a mosque for morning prayers close to his residence at Angwan Rimi GRA and…

Suleman Hunkuyi

APC Kaduna factional chairman ‘missing’

The chairman of the Kaduna All Progressive Congress faction opposed to Governor Nasir El Rufai, Danladi Wada, is missing, his family has said. Mr. Wada went to a nearby mosque close to his Kaduna Angwan Rimi GRA residence, around 5:30 a.m. Saturday for morning prayers, and has since not been…

Nigeria Police

Kidnapped octogenarian mother of Katsina businessman freed

Hajiya Diya, octogenarian mother of a businessman and owner of Shema Petroleum filling station, Nagogo Mamman, who was abducted by gunmen in Katsina State has been freed. The 82-year-old was released on Thursday according to a family source and the state police command. It was not clear if ransom was…

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El-Rufai orders probe of Kaduna Church attack

The Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai has cautioned residents of the state to desist from taking laws into their hands. Mr. El-Rufai gave the warning while condemning the burning of a church and police post by a mob at Narayi area of Kaduna state. The mob accused the pastor of…

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Protesters burn down church, police post in Kaduna

There was pandemonium in Narayi community of Kaduna State on Thursday morning when protesters burnt down a church and a police outpost in the area. The church set ablaze by the youth is called Celestial Church Narayi. The protesters were reportedly angry over the death of 21 years old ‎Sylvester…

Nigerian Army

11 soldiers feared killed as bandits attack Nigerian military base

Eleven Nigerian soldiers are feared killed during an attack by armed bandits on a Nigerian military detachment at Kamfanin Doka, along Funtua road in Birnin Gwari Local government Area of Kaduna State. PREMIUM TIMES reliably gathered that the attack occurred on Tuesday night. A former chairman of the local government…

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How we were kidnapped, raped – Teenage sisters

Two teenage sisters were reportedly raped and tortured by gunmen, who abducted them from their father's house in Tashan Jirgi village of Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The victims said they were tortured by their abductors for two days before they were released. Their father paid ransom to…

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Meningitis kills eight in Katsina- Officials

Health officials in Katsina have confirmed the death of eight persons as a result of an outbreak of Cerebro-spinal Meningitis. Katsina State Commissioner for Health, Mariatu Usman, confirmed this via a text message on Sunday. According to her, the first case was detected in Bugaje ward of Jibia local government…

Buhari’s CPC loyalist dumps APC

A political ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, Haruna Sa’eed, has dumped Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Mr. Sa’eed was the governorship candidate of Mr. Buhari’s Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in Kaduna in the 2011 elections. The CPC is one of the parties that merged to form the APC.…

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NYSC withdraws corps members from troubled Kaduna communities

The Kaduna State coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Dahunsi Mohammed, said on Wednesday that the scheme has withdrawn corps members serving in troubled communities in Kaduna. He also said the scheme will suspend the posting of corps members particularly to Kajuru Local Government Area due to the…

Notorious bandit, Buharin Daji, terrorising Zamfara killed‎ – Officials

An alleged notorious armed bandit in Zamfara State‎, Tsoho Buhari, has been killed. His death was confirmed by both the state government and the State Security Service (SSS). The confirmation came 48 hours after the news of his death spread in the state. Mr. Buhari, popularly known as Buharin Daji,…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…