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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]

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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…

Nasir El-Eufai [Photo Credit: The Whistler]

Kaduna 2019: Traders insist they bought form for El-Rufai, reject faction’s claims

Traders at Sheikh Mahmud Gumi Market have distanced themselves from a faction of their market association which denied involvement in the purchase of the All Progressives Congress Congress (APC) nomination form for Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i. The Sheikh Mahmud Gumi Market Association on September 10 was announced as joining four other…

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Almost 50 tricycles damaged as Protesting 'Keke Napep' Drivers Ground activities in parts of Abuja

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Adam Zango and Ali Nuhu

Adam Zango reconciles with Ali Nuhu

A major tussle for supremacy in the Kannywood film industry has finally come to an end with Adam Zango reconciling with Ali Nuhu. The two Kannywood giants have been entangled in squabbles that divided the industry into two factions. Zango posted a picture on his Instagram wall kneeling before Ali…

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…

President Muhammadu Buhari nomination form and expression of interest form

Group pays N45m to buy APC presidential form for Buhari

A group has paid the N45 million required  by President Muhammadu Buhari to buy the presidential form of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), a presidential aide has said. The group's action comes barely 24-hours after the formal announcement of dates for the APC primaries and fees for forms for…

Ali Nuhu at the AMVCA 2018 [photo:]

#AMVCA2018: Ali Nuhu wins, dedicates award to cast

Kannywood legend, Ali Nuhu, has added yet another award to his collections; this time around, it is the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards 2018, (AMVCA ) for the best indigenous movie of the year. This year, the award process was filled with many surprises and enthralled winners. The event was…

Kwaru - Unguwar Yero residents defy curfew

Residents defy curfew on Kaduna communities

Residents have ignored a curfew imposed on Kwaru and Ungwan Yero communities August 26 by the Kaduna State Government. The state government announced the restriction on movement in the area after a fight by rival gangs left two youth dead. Governor Nasir El-Rufai visited the families of the victims following…

Ex-NEMA DG, Sani Sidi

Former NEMA boss, Sidi, picks form for Kaduna governorship race

A former National Emergency Management Agency boss, Sani Sidi, has picked the PDP nomination form to contest for the highest seat in Kaduna State. The form was presented to the representative of Mr Sidi, Ahmed Maiyaki, a former spokesperson to governor Ramalan Yero and a host of others by Hassan…

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Nasir El-Eufai [Photo Credit: The Whistler]

Kaduna Govt imposes 24-hour curfew on troubled communities

The Kaduna State Government has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Kwaru and Ungwan Yero, two communities affected by violence. This extends the 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew earlier imposed on the neighboring communities in Kaduna North Local Government Area. The government, in a statement by Governor Nasir El-Rufai's spokesperson,…

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Fresh violence reported in another Kaduna community

Suspected gang members on Sunday evening went on rampage in Malali, a community in Kaduna State, attacking residents. The violence is believed to be gang-related with residents saying the attackers were from Badarawa, and that they attacked residents of Unguwan Gado in Malali area of the state. Umma Dauda, a…


NEMA partners NMA on medical response to disasters

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) have entered into a partnership to provide quick medical assistance to disaster victims in the country. The two have constituted a Bilateral Technical Working Group (BTWG) to draw up details of the working relationship. Sani Datti, Head Media…

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Why gang fights easily turn religious in troubled Kaduna communities – Residents

“We have lived under the threat of the unfortunate event at Unguwar Yero and Kwaru for a very long time. We are being terrorised by boys who attack even in broad daylight with dangerous weapons. They collect your possession and run into the community,” Lawal Hussaini said. Several residents of…