News - Kaduna State

44 Minors Rescued From Traffickers In Kaduna

4 days ago /
Nation 

The Kaduna State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it has intercepted two suspected human traffickers and rescued 44 minors. The Sector Commander, Malam Umar Ibrahim, told reporters in Kaduna on Thursday that the suspects, a driver and one other adult were arrested on Wednesday on Kaduna...

FG Has Spent N6bn On School Feeding Programme In 14 States – Presidency

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has announced that a total of 14 states now benefit from the school feeding programme set up by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. In a statement by the spokesperson to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, Laolu Akande, the Presidency also noted that it is now close to its target...

El-Rufai Seeks More Investment In Girl Child Education

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has called for an increased investment in girl child education for sustainable socio-economic development of the country. Governor El-Rufai urged parents and stakeholders in the sector to give priority to female education as they did with their male counterparts. He lamented that denying the girls such...

Kaduna EFCC Recovers N227m In Seven Months

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Kaduna Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has recovered over N227m during its operations in the last seven months. According to the Head of Operations at the zonal office, Mr Ibrahim Bappa, the sum is made up of N221,336,884.06 and $17,600 (about N6.4m) recovered...

Terrorism War: Osinbajo Commissions Five New Super Mushak Aircraft

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has commissioned five new Super Mushak trainer aircraft recently acquired from Pakistan by the Nigerian Air Force for the training of personnel and counter insurgency operations. At the inauguration ceremony of the aircraft and graduation of 16 pilots held at the Airforce base in Kaduna...

Kaduna-Abuja Highway: Police Kill Kidnapper, Arrest Four Others

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Operatives of the Special Mobile Force Unit of the Kaduna State Police Command have arrested four suspected kidnappers terrorising motorists along the Kaduna-Abuja Highway. According to the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Agyole Abeh, one other kidnapper was killed by the security operatives during a shootout. Parading the suspected kidnappers at...

Police Arrest Suspected Kidnappers

2 weeks ago /
Security 

Barely one week after the launch of operation absolute sanity, residents of surrounding communities on the Abuja-kaduna highway, have expressed confidence in the Nigeria police. This renewed confidence is coming as 31 suspected kidnappers operating in the area have been arrested for being in possession of different live ammunitions. Like other surrounding...

Crime: Police Commence New Operations On Abuja-Kaduna Highway

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, has deployed a Joint Police Team with a mandate to wipe out kidnappers on the Abuja-Kaduna Highway. The team deployed in Rijanah, Kaduna State comprises the Special Police Force, Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Squad, Anti-Kidnapping Units, Intelligence Response Team, Special Tactical Squad,...

Osinbajo Orders Security Reinforcement In Southern Kaduna

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has ordered further security reinforcements in Kaduna State following the communal clashes that resulted in the loss of lives in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state. Prof. Osinbajo in a statement commiserated with families of the victims, the government and people of kaduna State, and commended...

Kaduna Clash: Over 400 Displaced, Death Toll Rises To 40

1 month ago /
Nation 

The death toll in the communal crisis that occurred between a Fulani settlement and Kadara community in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State has risen to 40. This is as the victims have appealed to the Kaduna State Government to help them get over the shock from the attack as...

Kaduna Partners China Province On Solar Power, Agriculture

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Kaduna State Government and Hebei Province of China have signed a bilateral agreement for the establishment of solar power plants, agro allied industries as well as steel and cement manufacturing factories across the state. The partnership deal was signed by Governor Nasir el-Rufai and the Acting Governor of Hebei Province,...

37 Killed In Kaduna As Herdsmen, Farmers Clash

1 month ago /
Nation 

Tragedy struck again in Kaduna State on Tuesday as 37 people were reported killed in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state. The incident came barely three days after four herdsmen were said to have been killed by gunmen in the same place. The fresh round of violence is said to have...

PDP Crisis: No Victor, No Vanquished, Markafi

1 month ago /
Politics 

The leadership of the People's Democratic Party, PDP is to embark on a fresh reconciliation move to reconcile all the aggrieved groups in the party.  The national chairman of the party, Ahmed Makarfi, a one time governor of Kaduna state, north west Nigeria unfolded the peace initiative while addressing a gathering of...

Kaduna APC Faction Criticises El-Rufai’s Performance

1 month ago /
Politics 

A faction of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kaduna State on Monday passed a vote of no confidence on the administration of Governor Nasir El-Rufai. The faction, which calls itself ‘Akida (True APC),’ has been at loggerheads with the governor on politics and governance in the state. Addressing a press conference...

Northern CAN Asks States to Establish Ranches, Restructure Nigeria’s Political System

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Christian Association of Nigeria(CAN) in the 19 northern states and Federal Capital Territory have called on the states that have suffered the ravages of herdsmen attacks to legalize ranching and establish enforcement mechanisms to deal with defaulters. This is part of resolutions reached at an emergency meeting of the group...

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

1 month 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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...


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