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Kaduna governor El-Rufai to swear in elected chairmen of 19 councils

Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai will swear-in the newly elected chairmen of the 19 elected local government councils on Tuesday. The state government announced this on Monday through a statement by the governor's spokesperson, Samuel Aruwan. It said caretaker committee chairmen had been appointed for the four local government councils…


El-Rufai condemns attack on police, vows justice

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has condemned a reported attack on security agents, and the destruction of property by suspected members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria. Members of the Shiite group staged a protest in Kaduna on Thursday against the detention of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. Mr El-Zakzaky…

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Kaduna govt threatens to suspend benefits to pensioners with invalid BVNs

The Kaduna State Pension Bureau has announced that pensioners on the defined benefits scheme who have invalid or duplicate BVNs will be suspended from the pension payroll by July 2018. A statement signed by the executive secretary of the Kaduna Pension Bureau, Dan Ndackson advised affected retirees to effect necessary…

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Why I’m calling for Buhari’s resignation – Sheik Gumi

A Kaduna-based Islamic scholar, Ahmad Gumi, has said he has no sympathy for any political party in Nigeria. He also said he stands by his call on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign due to alleged failure of his government. Mr Gumi, a very influential Islamic cleric, particularly in Northern Nigeria,…

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50 ‘Sarasuka’ thugs arrested in Kaduna

About 50 suspected thugs, known as 'Yan Sarasuka' or 'Yan Shara', meaning 'sweepers', have been arrested in Kaduna in the last fours days. In a statement, Samuel Aruwan, spokesperson to the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, said the governor directed security agencies to deal decisively with the menace of…

Kannywood Producer, Zaharaddeen Sani

How piracy is slowly crippling Kannywood — Producer

Kannywood's Zaharaddeen Sani has urged Nigerians and the government to come to the rescue of the Kannywood entertainment industry. Zaharadden spoke with PREMIUM TIMES Mohammed Lere in Abuja on Friday. During the interview, the actor said the industry is gradually collapsing due to piracy. Excerpts: PT: Why are there no…

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Bandits kidnap 23 in Birnin-Gwari – Witness

Armed bandits have kidnapped 23 travellers people in the troubled Birnin-Gwari area of Kaduna State, a witness has said. The victims include a nursing mother and a kid, Mohammed Kebi told the news agency, PRNigeria. Mr Kebi, a commercial driver who escaped the scene of the kidnapping, said about five…

Supporters of ex-governor accused of fraud besiege court, offer prayers

Supporters of a former governor of Kaduna State, Ramalan Yero, on Wednesday besieged the Federal High Court, Kaduna, to protest his arraignment for alleged money laundering and corruption by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Mr Yero and three others were remanded in prison for six days after they…

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VIDEO: Tobacco, a human addiction that damages all organs

According to the World Health Organisation(WHO), tobacco epidemic is one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced, killing more than 7 million people each year. [youtube]

VIDEO: Coach Rohr answering questions from journalists

Nigeria lost to England on Saturday in a top rated friendly just days before World Cup in Russia.

VIDEO: Mikel Obi speaks with Premium TIMES in London after the game in Wembley

Nigeria lost to England on Saturday in a top rated friendly just days before World Cup in Russia.

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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.…

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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


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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…

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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…