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Court To Hear Maina’s Suit Against EFCC On January 15

2 days ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna state will on January 15, 2018, hear a suit brought before it by the embattled former chairman of the pension reform task team, Mr Abdulrasheed Maina, seeking to quash the EFCC act of 2004, on the premise that the act is illegal and...

El-Rufai Signs 2018 Budget Into Law

4 days ago /
Nation 

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state on Monday, signed the 2018 budget of N216.55 billion into law, with a promise to complete all ongoing projects and initiating new ones. The document tagged: “Budget of Consolidation” is made up of N85.44 billion in recurrent expenditure and N131.1billion in capital expenditure. While signing the...

Labour Vows To Vote Out Non-Performing Governments

5 days ago /
Nation 

President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba has advised retirees to obtain their voter cards to enable them vote-out non-pension paying federal and states governments. Wabba who was speaking at the 2017 pensioners day also criticized the decision of the Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai to sack more teachers and...

Plateau PDP Chairman, Son Kidnapped

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Plateau State Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, Damishi Sango has been allegedly kidnapped, alongside four others in Jere, along the Kaduna/Abuja expressway. The incident was said to have occured while they were in transit from Jos to Abuja in preparations for the party’s national convention. Sango, who was also a former Minister of...

Reps Adopt 2018-2020 MTEF Document: $307 Exchange Rate, 2.3m BPD

1 week ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives was in agreement with the executive on the set parameters in the 2018-2020 medium term expenditure framework (MTEF) and fiscal strategy paper (FSP). This was despite the attempt by Betty Apiafi, to divert attention to the statue recovered looted funds in funding the 2018 budget. The house...

NNPC Assures Nigerians Of Sufficient Product As Fuel Queues Emerge

1 week ago /
Nation 

Most petrol stations nationwide are currently besieged with queues, some are either shut down while those opened are flooded with inevitable queues. The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has attributed the scarcity to undersupplying of petrol by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) from Lagos. An Independent Marketer, Benjamin Omale,...

Kaduna Government Sacks Over 4,000 Workers

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Kaduna State Government has disengaged over 4, 000 workers from the state local service commission as part of the public service renewal and revitalisation agenda of the Governor Nasir El-Rufai administration. Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr Jafaru Sani said today, November 28, that the decision to lay...

NJC Recommends Justices For The Court Of Appeal

2 weeks ago /
Judiciary  

The National Judicial Council has released a list of prospective justices of the court of appeal. The list is in two categories of priority and reserved judges who have performed well morally in the discharge of their duties. There are thirteen judges on the priority list. They are Justice P.  Mahmoud ,  Justice F. Ojo,   Justice I....

Exercise Wazobia Kungama: Nigerian Army Coducts Combat Training Exercise In Falgore Forest

2 weeks ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Army has conducted a joint combat training exercise for its personnel in the Falgore forest, which stretches from Kano to Bauchi, Kaduna Plateau and Kaduna states. The training exercise comprised troops from the Nigerian Army school of Infantry (NASI), the Nigerian Army Depot, The Warrant Officers Academy, and the...

Propaganda Won’t Derail Education Reform In Kaduna – El-Rufai

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has insisted that no amount of blackmail and propaganda will stop him from reforming education in the state. The governor said this on Thursday in Abuja during a regular consultative meeting with members of the National Assembly from Kaduna State. His statement comes amid the controversy and...

NNPC Completes 539km Of Gas Pipeline Projects

3 weeks ago /
Business and Economy  

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it has completed, commissioned and delivered 500 kilometers (km) of gas pipelines between 2010 to date. The Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru, said this on Tuesday in Abuja in a statement by Mr Ndu Ughamadu, the corporation’s Group General Manager...

Kaduna Education Commissioner, Professor Nok Is Dead

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Kaduna State Commissioner of Education, Science and Technology, Professor Andrew Nok is dead. The state government in a statement signed by the spokesman to the governor, Samuel Aruwan, said Professor Nok died at the age of 55, at his residence in Kaduna on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Governor Nasir El-Rufai said the...

Maina Files Suit To Stop EFCC From Arresting Him

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Justice Tukur Aliyu of the Kaduna State High Court has fixed December 15, 2017 to hear the suit filed by the embattled former Chairman of the Presidential Pension Reform Task Team, Mr Abdulrasheed Maina to stop the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from arresting or prosecuting him over alleged...

NLC Condemns Plot To Arrest Kaduna Labour Leaders

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Nigeria Labour congress is accusing the Kaduna state government of plotting to secure a court order to arrest all Labour leaders in the state Briefing journalists in Abuja at the end of its national executive council meeting on Thursday, NLC President Ayuba Wabba said all state chapters and unions are...

Kidnapping: Declare State of Emergency On Kaduna-Abuja Highway, Community Tells FG

1 month ago /
Nation 

Residents of Sabon Gaya community in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State have appealed to the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency on the Kaduna-Abuja highway due to the incessant kidnapping of travellers and killing of innocent citizens along the highway. The residents want the government to deploy...

Fayose Criticises Buhari For Backing El-Rufai In Sacking Teachers

1 month ago /
Nation 

Governor Ayodele Fayose on Tuesday criticised President Buhari for supporting Governor Nasir El-Rufai in the planned sack of Kaduna teachers who failed the recently conducted competency test in the state. A statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Mr Lere Olayinka, said the governor described the President’s...

Buhari Backs El-Rufai’s Education Reform

1 month ago /
Education  Nation 

Governor Nasir El-Rufai to reform the education sector in Kaduna state through the institution of competency test for teachers in the state.  El-Rufai plans to sack twenty two thousand teachers in Kaduna state after they failed a competency test recently.  President Buhari who made his position known on Monday while declaring open...

Villagers Block Abuja-Kaduna Expressway Over Murder Of Community Leader

1 month ago /
Nation 

Villagers of Sabon Gaya community in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Sunday, November 11 trooped out in protest blocking the Kaduna-Abuja Highway. The villagers were protesting over the killing of the community’s district head by suspected kidnappers. A resident of the community speaking with reporters said that the community...

Senate Probes Death Of 26 Nigerian Girls Across The Mediterranean

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian upper legislative chamber (senate) wants its committee on diaspora, foreign affairs and special duties to investigate the circumstances surrounding the "unfortunate death of 26 Nigerian girls in the Mediterranean sea en route Italy. Senate condemned the incident in strong terms and wants its committee to thoroughly investigate the matter...

Falana Writes Buhari Over El-Zakzaky’s Continued Detention

1 month ago /
Nation 

Human Rights lawyer,  Mr Femi Falana, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to order the immediate release of the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Ibrahim El Zakzaky. In a letter dated November 7 and addressed to the President, Mr Falana recalled that a Federal High Court in Abuja had...


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