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Kaduna APC faction splits

A faction of the All progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State, 'APC Kaduna Restoration Group' has further divided in two. Aggrieved members of the faction further factionalised the group, appointing a new chairman and a new secretary. The restoration group is a faction of the APC who were aggrieved by…

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Adam Zango to perform in Paris

Popular Kannywood singer and actor, Adam Zango, has been invited by the Hausa community in Paris, to attend the turbaning ceremony of some of its members residing in France and other parts of Europe. According to the invitation seen by PREMIUM TIMES, Zango is expected to sing at the occasion…

VIDEO: What Buhari said about $16 billion previous administration “bragged” about spending on power


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Birnin-Gwari: Armed Bandits attack another Kaduna community, abduct housewives

A week after the chief of Army staff, Tukur Buratai, asked soldiers stationed in the Birnin-Gwari axis of Kaduna State to flush out armed bandits that have been terrorising and killing people in the area, three housewives have been forcefully abducted in Maganda village of the community. They were kidnapped…

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Kaduna LG Polls: Results reviewed, APC now 14, PDP 4

The chairperson of the Kaduna electoral commission has announced the final results of local government elections held last Saturday. Saratu Dikko said results of 18 local governments had been confirmed. She said the governing party, APC, won in 14 local governments while the opposition PDP won in four local governments.…

Burnt houses in Birnin Gwari

Birnin Gwari: 10 feared killed as armed bandits attack Kaduna communities

A recent attack by armed bandits on four villages in Birnin-Gwari Local Government has left at least 10 people dead, residents have said. The bandits overran Mashigi, Dakwaro, Sabon gida, and a last village killing at least ten people, a resident said. "Ten bodies of people killed were recovered, while…

VIDEO: IGP Idris stammers as he reads from own prepared speech


Kaduna LG Polls - Premium Times Mohammed Lere.

LG Election: Kaduna votes with electronic machines as opposition complains

Local government council elections held in Kaduna on Saturday amid complaints of late arrival of materials and low turnout of voters. The election in 21 of the state's 23 local government areas was conducted using electronic voting machines -- the first time in Nigeria. At all the polling unit visited…

El-Rufai endorses political adviser, Uba Sani for Senate

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has endorsed his political adviser, Uba Sani, to contest for the senatorial position of Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the 2019 elections. Shehu Sani is the current senator representing the zone. Mr El-Rufai is currently having a running battle with the current three senators…

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Birnin Gwari Massacre: What we’re doing to end Kaduna, Benue, Taraba violence – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of a new Battalion of the Nigerian Army, as well as a new Police Area Command in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The approvals are part of measures to scale up the security response to the banditry affecting the area,…

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Kaduna Attack: Nigerian Army to station permanent battalion in Birnin Gwari – El-Rufai

The Kaduna State Government has commiserated with the people of Birnin Gwari following fatal attacks on the area by bandits. Armed persons on Saturday attacked residents of the Kaduna community killing many people, PREMIUM TIMES reported. The bandits attacked Gwaska village in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area at about 2:30…

Nasir El-Eufai [Photo Credit: The Whistler]

El-Rufai commends orderly conduct of Kaduna APC ward congresses

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has commended the orderly conduct of congresses held to elect ward officials for the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. APC held congresses across the 36 states and Abuja on Saturday. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the congresses were mired in controversies and…

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My relationship with Adam Zango intact – Ado Gwanja

Popular Kannywood hilarious actor and singer, Ado Gwanja, has debunked rumours going round that he has parted ways with actor Adam Zango. In a chat with PREMIUM TIMES, Mr Gwanja said nothing like that happened between the two celebrities. “If I must confess to you today, I never had any…

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Kannywood actress, Hauwa Maina, is dead

Kannyood actress, Hawwa Maina, is dead. She died at a Kano hospital Wednesday night. Confirming the death, popular Kannywood actor, Ali Nuhu, told PREMIUM TIMES the celebrity died at the hospital after an illness. "Yes Hauwa Maina is dead," Ali Nuhu said. Many Kannywood celebrities have condoled with the family…

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Housing: Kaduna State, Sterling Bank launch N5bn mortgage scheme

The Kaduna State Government and Sterling Bank have agreed to jointly fund a N5 billion mortgage scheme to allow more persons own homes in the state. The fund will provide mortgages at single-digit interest rate. Representatives of the Kaduna State Government and Sterling Bank announced the new mortgage initiative at a press…

Big Brother Naija: Why northern personalities enjoy watching but can’t take part — Kannywood actress

Kannywood actress, Fati SU, has given reasons she believes northern personalities cannot participate in the Big Brother Naija reality show. In a chat with PREMIUM TIMES in Abuja, Fati said a main reason northern celebrities will not want to aspire to participate in the show includes how culture and religion…

Senator Hunkuyi remains suspended from party – Kaduna APC

The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kaduna has warned Suleiman Hunkuyi, the senator representing Kaduna North District, to stay away from the activities of the party in the state. Mr Hunkuyi, who is an adversary of Governor Nasir El-Rufai, reported how he was harassed when suspected thugs intruded into a…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai

May Day: El-Rufai salutes Kaduna workers

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has congratulated the leadership and members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in the state on the commemoration of 2018 Workers’ Day. The governor made the remark in a statement signed by his spokesperson, Samuel Aruwan. Mr El-Rufai said that every society must inculcate…

The hoodlums made their way out with the mace

VIDEO: Moment hoodlums invade, steal mace at senate chamber


Thugs stealing the mace from the Senate

VIDEO: Thugs invade Senate, steal mace


CORRUPTION: What Femi Falana said about banks and religious bodies

Renowned Human Rights Activist, Femi Falana hits hard on the private sector and religious organisations as being more corrupt than some government departments in Nigeria. [youtube]

Zango signs son to own record label

Kannywood actor and singer, Adam Zango, has signed his eldest son Haidar Zango, to his own musical record label, White House Family Records. The 11-year-old singer has concluded recording his first album, says Mr Zango, on his Instagram page. Haidar Zango is following in the footsteps of his father as…

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VIDEO: NHIS chief denies investing scheme’s N25b fund on securities, apologises for past mistakes


INTERVIEW: Why I am called sheikh in Kannywood – Sheikh Alolo

Isa Alolo has achieved fame in Kannywood as a producer, director,  makeup artist and comical actor. In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES HAUSA, he reveals how he combines his numerous skills to thrill fans of the Hausa movie industry. He also reveals why he is named ‘Sheikh’ in the industry.…