News - Kaduna State

Quit Notice: Our Lives Are In God’s Hands, We Are Not Leaving North – Eze Sylvanus Aneke

16 hours ago /
Nation 

The Eze-Igbo in Kaduna State, Igwe Sylvanus Aneke has said that his life and that of other Igbos in North are in the hand of God. He insisted that Igbos in Kaduna were not planning to vacate on the instruction of coalition of Arewa youths. Igwe Aneke said Northern youths were too...

We Are Going To Arrest Arewa Youths, El-Rufai Vows

4 days ago /
Nation 

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has said the Arewa youths that issued a “quit notice” to Igbos in the North will be prosecuted no matter how long it takes. The governor said this on Tuesday when the Igbo Delegate Assembly and Igbo chiefs in the Northern states visited him at the...

FG Will Complete Lagos-Kano Rail Line This Year – Amaechi

4 days ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has announced that it will complete the Lagos-Kano rail project as well as a segment of the Lagos to Port Harcourt standard gauge before the end of 2017. The Minister Of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, disclosed this during an inspection of the container inland dry seaport in Kaduna State,...

Attack On Igbo Is Attack On All, Say Southern Leaders

6 days ago /
Nation 

Leaders of Southern Nigeria held an emergency meeting in Lagos yesterday where they urged the Federal Government to take urgent steps against the ultimatum given to Igbo to vacate the north as any attack on any easterner would be considered as an attack on all. At the meeting by the apex...

No Igbo Attacked In Kaduna Or Relocating In Fear – El-Rufai

1 week ago /
Nation  Security 

Nasir El-Rufai, Kaduna governor, has said that no Igbo was ambushed or attacked in the state. He denied insinuations that Igbo were relocating to the east because they were being killed in Kaduna. Samuel Aruwan, his senior special assistant on media and publicity, said no Igbo had suffered a backlash as a...

Nigeria Sees Surge In Separatist Sentiments

1 week ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s government is calling for national unity after southerners were given an ultimatum to leave the country’s north, triggering renewed calls for independence elsewhere. The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum last week said Igbos living in the mainly Muslim north should go back to the largely Christian south by October 1. At least...

DSS Reveals Top Kidnappers Arrested In 2017

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Department of State Services (DSS) has listed some of the successes recorded during its operations in 2017 with support from sister agencies. The agency in a statement signed by a DSS spokesperson, Tony Opuiyo on Monday noted that the capturing of notorious kidnap kingpin, Terwase Akwaza, among other high profile...

Kaduna Govt Scraps 4,776 Traditional Districts

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Kaduna State Government has scrapped a total of 4,766 traditional districts, as part of measures to reduce the cost of running local authority administration in the state. The decision followed the recommendation of a committee set up by the state government to review the number of districts and village units...

Arewa Youths Insist North Will Not Be In Same Country With Igbos

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

A coalition of Arewa Youth Groups which gave Igbos three months’ notice to quit northern Nigeria has reiterated that it’s call for Igbos to leave the region was not a call to violence but to allow them to achieve their ambition of having the country. In a statement issued on Thursday...

Threat To Igbos: Security Agencies Are In Control, Says Lai Mohammed

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has assured Nigerians that the threats issued to Igbos by a coalition of northern youth groups are not new and therefore, security agencies are in control. The Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, told reporters on Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council meeting that the threats...

INEC Registers Five New Political Parties

2 weeks ago /
Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has registered five new political parties. According to the Commission, 95 associations applied for registration as political parties, but it approved five applications which met the constitutional requirements for registration. The parties are Young Progressive Party (YPP); Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA); New Generation Party of Nigeria...

El-Rufai Orders Arrest Of Northern Youths Over ‘Quit Notice’ To Igbos

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has ordered the arrest of those behind the three-month ‘quit notice’ given to Igbos to leave northern Nigeria. The arrest follows an order by a coalition of northern youth groups on Tuesday, asking Igbos resident to vacate the region before October 1 or prepare to...

Committee Accuses Former President Jonathan Of Abusing His Discretionary Powers As President In The Allocation Of The Ecological Funds

1 month ago /
Nation 

The eleven member committee set up by the national economic council to look into the operations of the ecological fund has recommended that the sum of two billion naira be paid to nineteen states that did not benefit from the ecological fund disbursement in 2013. The committee which is headed by Kaduna...

Federal High Court Grants Andrew Yakubu 3weeks Leave On Medical Grounds

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Federal high court in Abuja has granted former group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum corporation, NNPC Andrew Yakubu a three - week leave to proceed to the United Kingdom for medical grounds. At Wednesday's trial, counsel for yakubu, Raji Ahmed informed the court of his client's application...

Air Force Restates Commitment To Protect Nigeria’s Territorial Integrity

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Air Force has pledged its support and commitment in defending the nation’s territorial integrity from both internal and external aggression. Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar made the pledge in Kaduna State during the Nigerian Air Force’ second quarterly meeting for commanding officers and senior personnel of...

Senate Committee Unhappy With State Of Power Projects In Kaduna

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Senate Committee on Power and Steel development has expressed displeasure over the slow pace of work on the 215KVA Kudenda Power Plant and other independent power projects in Kaduna State. According to the committee, failure to complete the projects contributes to irregular and poor electricity supply being experienced in most...

Kaduna Govt, Private Developers To Build 16 Markets, Others

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Kaduna State Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with some local investors and developers for the construction of 16 new markets and 14 neighbourhood centres in Zaria, Kafanchan, and the state capital, Kaduna. Speaking at the signing ceremony, which took place at the Council Chambers of the Governor’s Office,...

We’ve Served 25 Million Meals Under School Feeding Programme – FG

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government says N41bn has so far been spent on its Social Investment Programmes, with 25 million meals served under the school feeding programme. The FG disclosed this in a statement issued by the spokesman to Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, Mr. Laolu Akande, on Tuesday. The statement said a breakdown of...

Kaduna Dry Port To Be Commissioned Soon – Shippers’ Council

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Hassan Bello, says the Kaduna Inland Dry Port is set to be commissioned at any time soon. Mr Bello said this while addressing stakeholders on Wednesday, shortly after inspecting facilities at the port in Kaduna State, the first...

Buhari’s Health Needs Urgent Medical Attention – Falana

1 month ago /
Nation 

Ace lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently seek for medical leave. Buhari had on March returned from the UK, where he was on medical vacation for weeks. However, observations revealed that since his return, the president has only made a few public appearances,...


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