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Isa Ashiru Kudan

INTERVIEW: My academic credentials authentic, I’ll win Kaduna governorship – PDP candidate Isa Ashiru

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Kaduna State in this interview denies he submitted fake credentials to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as alleged by his critics, including members of his party. He also denies he signed any political 'agreement' with other PDP aspirants during the…

INTERVIEW: Why Indian-Hausa dubbed films can’t displace Kannywood – Teema Yola

Popularly known as Teema Yola, Kannywood's Fatima Isa is a new face in the film Industry compared to other known actresses; but she is gradually carving a niche for herself. Intelligent, smart, the robust actress has since become an attraction for many producers and directors in Kannywood who need a…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

Kaduna govt lifts curfew in metropolis

The Kaduna State Government has lifted the curfew it imposed on Kaduna metropolis and its environs on October 31. A statement by Governor Nasir El-Rufai's spokesperson, Samuel Aruwan, on Tuesday said residents were free to go about their legitimate businesses at anytime of the day. "However, a security review has…

Hadiza Balarabe

2019: El-Rufai gives running mate new appointment

Hadiza Balarabe, the running mate to Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai in the forthcoming 2019 elections, has been given a fresh appointment. A statement signed by Samuel Aruwan, governor's spokesperson disclosed that Mr El-Rufai has appointed her as 'Senior Adviser-Counsellor', with immediate effect. She is currently the Executive Secretary of…

Gov. El Rufai [Photo credit: Information Nigeria]

El-Rufai chooses female running mate

Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai has announced the selection of Hadiza Balarabe as his running mate for the 2019 election. In a statement signed by his spokesperson, Samuel Aruwan, the governor said the choice of Mrs Hadiza was deliberately done to encourage women participation in government. The incumbent deputy governor,…

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

Kaduna deputy governor urges Christian clerics to stop spreading rumours

Christian officials in the Kaduna State government led by the deputy governor, Barnabas Bantex, have called on Christian clerics to desist from spreading rumours among their followers. In a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday, Mr Bantex alleged some Christian clerics were maliciously linking the killing of a traditional…

Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai at Kajuru

Govt relaxes night-time curfew in Kaduna

The Kaduna State Government has relaxed the night-time curfew in Kaduna metropolis and environs with immediate effect, an official said. Residents are henceforth free to move and pursue legitimate activities everyday, until the hours between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., Samuel Aruwan, a spokesperson to Governor Nasir El-Rufai said in…

El-Rufai relaxes curfew on Kaduna metropolis, environs

El-Rufai relaxes curfew on Kaduna metropolis, environs

The Kaduna State Government has relaxed the curfew on Kaduna metropolis and environs with immediate effect. Residents are now free to pursue their legitimate activities from now till 5 p.m. from today. According to a statement signed by Samuel Aruwan, Governor Nasir El-Rufai's spokesperson, the curfew is relaxed from 6…

BBC Hausa honours winners of “Hikayata” writing competition in Abuja

Winners of the 2018 writing competition for women, titled 'Hikayata' organised by the BBC Hausa, were honoured in Abuja on Friday. This year, Safiyya Jibril won the best story award with her story "Ya Mace" or ‘The Girl-Child’. Ms Jibril is a 29 year-old secondary school teacher studying for her…

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Kaduna govt reinstates 24-hour curfew

The Kaduna State government has reinstated a 24-hour curfew on Kaduna metropolis and environs- Kasuwan Magani, Kajuru, Kateri and Kachia. According to a statement signed by Samuel Aruwan, the spokesperson to the governor, Nasir El-Rufai on Friday, the curfew is effective from 11am on October 26 and will remain in…

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Govt reviews Kaduna curfew

The Kaduna State Government has reviewed hours of the curfew it imposed on Kaduna and environs in the wake of a communal conflict on Saturday. A statement on Wednesday by Samuel Aruwan, Governor Nasir El-Rufai's spokesperson, stated that the curfew will from Thursday run from dusk to dawn. "Effective tomorrow,…

Governor of Kaduna State Nasir El-Rufai

Kaduna residents restock as govt eases curfew for few hours

The curfew declared by the Kaduna State government in the aftermath of the violence that rocked parts of the state was relaxed for a few hours on Tuesday. This allowed residents come out to restock their depleted groceries and other needs. The government had declared a 24-hour curfew on the…

Nasir El-Eufai [Photo Credit: The Whistler]

Kaduna government relaxes curfew in parts of Kaduna metropolis

The Kaduna State government has relaxed the 24-hour curfew declared on Sunday in Kaduna metropolis and other parts of the state with immediate effect. This was contained in a statement signed by the governor, Nasir El-Rufai's spokesperson, Samuel Aruwan, on Tuesday. As highlighted in the statement, this follows a meeting…

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El-Rufai imposes 24-hour curfew on Kaduna metropolis

The Kaduna State Government on Sunday imposed a 24-hour curfew on Kaduna town and its envrions. This was announced in a short statement by Governor Nasir El-Rufai, on his verified Twitter handle. "This is a notice of a 24-hour curfew imposed on Kaduna town and environs, with immediate effect. Residents…

Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai at Kajuru

55 killed in Kaduna’s Kasuwan Magani crisis – Police

The Kaduna State Police Command on Friday said 55 people were killed in Thursday’s communal crisis at Kasuwan Magani in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state. The State Commissioner of Police, Ahmad Abdur-Rahman, who disclosed this at a press briefing in Kaduna, said that the police had arrested 22…

Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai at Kajuru

El-Rufai visits Kasuwan Magani, vows to prosecute “conflict entrepreneurs”

Residents of Kasuwan Magani in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State have been charged to shun violence and learn to live in peace. Governor Nasir El-Rufai gave this admonition on Friday when he visited the community following violent clashes between rival youth groups there on Thursday. The state government…

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Kaduna imposes 24-hour curfew on community

The Kaduna State Government has imposed a 24 hour curfew on the Kasuwan Magani community. Kasuwan Magani is situated in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state. The curfew is with immediate effect, the government said Thursday. It said the measure is to prevent breach of law and order in…

Kannywood’s Gwanja weds heartthrob Maimuna

Kannywood popular actor and singer, Ado Gwanja, took his heartthrob, Maimuna Hassan, to the altar on Saturday in Kano. It was a glamorous event as producers, actors, and well-wishers turned up for the event. Gwanja started his career as an office boy in Adam Zango's production company and has grown…

Uba Sani

Court bars APC from conducting primaries for Kaduna Central senatorial seat

The Kaduna High Court has restrained the ruling party, APC, from conducting the primary to select the party’s candidate for the Kaduna Central Senatorial District. Ruling on an ex-parte motion in a suit filed by Uba Sani, a senatorial aspirant, the court on Wednesday ordered the APC, its chairman Adams…

Senator Shehu Sani

Protest in Kaduna over APC senatorial list

Some All Progressives Congress members in Kaduna staged a protest over the exclusion of aspirants for the senatorial seat of Kaduna Central by the party's headquarters in Abuja. The protest extended into the late hours of Tuesday night. Party loyalists demanded the immediate upturning of the decision of the party…

Ashiru defeats Hunkuyi, Sidi to clinch PDP ticket in Kaduna

A former member of the House of Representative, Isa Ashiru, has defeated other contestants to clinch the PDP governorship ticket in Kaduna. Mr Ashiru defeated the senator currently representing Kaduna North, Suleiman Hunkuyi; a former director general of the National Emergency Management, Sani Sidi; and former governor of the state,…

Mukhtar Yero, Former Governor of Kaduna

Kaduna 2019: Ashiru, Yero, Sidi, Hunkuyi battle for PDP governorship ticket

While the ruling All Progressives Congress holds its governorship primary at the Murtala Square, Kaduna, opposition Peoples Democratic Party delegates have converged at the Trade Fair Complex along Zaria road to elect the PDP candidate. The PDP primary will be a contest among political gladiators as none of them is…

Senator Ademola Adeleke [Photo: TheCable]

VIDEO: Osun rerun election a charade – Adeleke

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Osun Election

VIDEO: #OsunDecides2018: How votes buying rocks

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Three lecturers kidnapped in Kaduna

Three academic staff of Shehu Idris College of Health, Makarfi, Kaduna State, have been kidnapped. The victims were kidnapped on Sunday while travelling to Makarfi from Zaria in Kaduna. Among the kidnapped lecturers are two women, Rabi Dogo and Halimatu Malam, and the director of the institution’s dental school, identified…