News - kaduna

44 Minors Rescued From Traffickers In Kaduna

2 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...

Again, Shettima Meets Northern Elders, Arewa Coalition On Withdrawal Of Quit Notice To Igbos

2 days ago /
Nation 

In continuation of efforts aimed at withdrawing the quit notice against Igbos living in northern Nigeria, a group of northern governors represented by the Borno State Governor and Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum, Kashim Shettima, Wednesday met with members of the Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF) and key leaders of...

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

5 days 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...

Abuja Kaduna Rail Station Managers Sacked

1 week ago /
Nation 

The station manager of the rail station at Idu, the terminus of the Abuja- Kaduna rail line, Pascal Nnorim has been removed. Minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi wielded the hammer today while undertaking an inspection of the train station. Amaechi said reports of ticket racketeering by passengers at the Idu station had...

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...

Osinbajo Appoints 21 New Permanent Secretaries

1 week ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has approved the appointment of 21 new Permanent Secretaries in the Federal Civil Service. The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, disclosed this in a statement signed on Thursday in Abuja by the Director of Communications in the office, Mr...

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...

NBC launches Digital Broadcasting In Kaduna

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has launched the Kaduna phase of the Digital Switch Over (DSO), signalling the commencement of the full roll-out of digital broadcasting across the state capital and environs. Speaking at the DSO launch in Kaduna, the Director General of NBC, Suleiman Kawu, who described the launch as...

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,...

Arewa Youths To Review Quit Notice Ultimatum

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

A coalition of northern youth groups says it is set to review its position on the October 1 quit notice ultimatum given to Igbos. In an interview with with reporters  in Kaduna, President of the Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, Yerima Shettima said the decision to review the ultimatum is for the...

Buhari Has Not Lost Any Bit Of His Sense Of Humour- Okorocha

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Imo State Governor,  Rochas Okorocha, has  said  that President Muhammadu Buhari was very cheerful and has not lost any bit of his sense of humour when he and other leaders of the All Progressives Congress met him in London on Sunday. Okorocha gave this report in a telephone conversation Reported by...

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,...

In Second Tranche, Bayelsa, Delta, Kano Get Highest Paris Club Refunds

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Federal Ministry of Finance on Tuesday evening released the details of the second tranche of Paris Club refunds to the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory with five states receiving N10bn each. The funds were released on the premise that a minimum of 75 per cent of the funds...

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...

Nigerian Air Force Acquires 5 New Super Mushshak Trainer Air Craft

1 month ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Air Force has taken delivery of the first batch of five out of ten Super Mushshak aircraft being expected from Pakistan. The first batch of the trainer aircraft, which is for the primary flying training of Air Force pilots at 401 Flying Training School, Kaduna, was received on...


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