• Hajj Commission uncovers 14 illegal tour operators in Kaduna

    Hajj Commission uncovers 14 illegal tour operators in Kaduna

    The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria has warned that 14 tour operators were operating illegally in Kaduna State.

    The commission made the disclosure in Kaduna on Thursday after inspecting some operators engaged in organising the muslim pilgrimage in the state.

    Malam Muhammad Gireri, who led the commission’s officials, said only seven of the tour companies in the state have valid licences.

    He said that the affected companies have been given a 21-day period within which to obtain valid operation licence.

    Gireri said: “Though we have […]

  • Kaduna APC suspends Senator Shehu Sani indefinitely

    Kaduna APC suspends Senator Shehu Sani indefinitely

    The suspension of Shehu Sani, the senator representing Kaduna central senatorial district from the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna state, has been renewed indefinitely.

    Sani’s previous 11-month suspension elapsed on Tuesday, but in a letter addressed to him and circulated to journalists, secretary of the APC in ward 6, Tudun Wada, said the earlier suspension was to enable the senator defend himself against the allegations leveled against him, a courtesy he failed to honor.

    “As you are aware, your suspension from […]

  • Police in Kaduna confirm kidnap of Bagudu Hirse, former Foreign Affairs minister

    Police in Kaduna confirm kidnap of Bagudu Hirse, former Foreign Affairs minister

    Police in Kaduna on Sunday, confirmed the kidnapping of a former minister of foreign affairs Bagudu Hirse, by suspected kidnappers.

    Kaduna State Police Command’s Public Relation officer, ASP Aliyu Usman, confirmed the incident but said no arrest had been made so far. He said the command had intensified efforts to track down the gunmen and free the former minister unhurt.

    “The command will not sit and allow criminals to take laws into their hands. We will make sure that we arrest those criminals […]

  • Kaduna Electric sacks 24 workers over fraud

    Kaduna Electric sacks 24 workers over fraud

    Kaduna Electric has sacked twenty-four members of its staff for fraud related cases.A statement signed by the Head, Corporate Communication, Abdulazeez Abdullahi, quoted the Head of Human Resources, Hajia Khadija Kabir, as saying the staff were laid off following reports of an Investigation Committee that found them culpable of fraudulent offences, and confirmed by a Disciplinary Committee.

    “The staff were relieved of their duties after they were found guilty for various offences which range from stealing company funds, meter theft, illegal […]

  • Kaduna demolishes Shi’ite school

    Kaduna demolishes Shi’ite school

    Some residents of Zaria, Kaduna State on Thursday expressed happiness as a primary and secondary school, Fudiyya School, belonging to the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, popularly called the Shi’ite sect, was demolished in Zaria.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the school, called Fudiyya Centre, is located at Babban-Dodo, Gangaren-Fadama in Zaria.

    A cross section of the residents hailed the government for embarking on the exercise in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria in Zaria.

    Malam Musa Musa, a resident […]

  • Probe Shi’ites, Southern Kaduna killings, Fayose tells ICC, calls for Zakzaky’s release

    Probe Shi’ites, Southern Kaduna killings, Fayose tells ICC, calls for Zakzaky’s release

    Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has called on the International Criminal Court, Amnesty International and other world bodies to investigate the murder of members of Shi’ite Muslim group in Zaria, Kaduna State and Kano State, as well as the ongoing killings in the Southern Kaduna.

    The governor described the detention of the leader of the Shi’ite sect, Ibrahim Zakzaky, and some of his members since December as inhuman, clear contravention of his fundamental human rights, and an affront on the 1999 […]

  • Declare security emergency in Southern Kaduna – Senate tells Buhari

    Declare security emergency in Southern Kaduna – Senate tells Buhari

    According to reports, the Senate on Tuesday urged the Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to declare a “security emergency” in Southern Kaduna.

    The call followed a motion by Sen. Danjuma La’ah (PDP-Kaduna), who told the senate at plenary that since 2011 many communities in the senatorial district had been consistently attacked by herdsmen.

    He said that such attacks had resulted in deaths, loss of property and displacement of indigenes of the communities.

    La’ah noted that the district was substantially agrarian with large arable and […]

  • Kaduna government recovers over 19,000 stolen cows from rustlers

    Kaduna government recovers over 19,000 stolen cows from rustlers

    About 19,000 that were stolen from herdsmen in various parts of the state have been recovered by security operatives while suspected rustlers were also arrested.

    The Special Adviser to the state governor on internal Security, Mr Yakubu Yusuf, disclosed this during the handing over of recovered stolen cows and goats to their respective owners in Kagarko and Kachia Local Government Areas of the state.

    He says that the state government is not leaving any stone unturned in the ongoing effort to flush […]

  • Defiant Shiite members protest in Kaduna, demands El-Zakzaky’s release

    Defiant Shiite members protest in Kaduna, demands El-Zakzaky’s release

    In a defiant manner on Saturday hundreds of members of the Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), staged a peaceful protest in Kaduna to demand the release of their spiritual leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

    The protesters closed down the popular Ahmadu Bello way causing heavy traffic on the road.

    As they walked through the busy Gumi market, they sang praises of Mr. El-Zakzaky and called on the government to release him from detention.

    “We are not terrorist, we are Nigerians, free our leader, free […]

  • NOUN partners World Bank, Kaduna govt to train artisans on skills acquisition

    NOUN partners World Bank, Kaduna govt to train artisans on skills acquisition

    It was gathered that the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) is set to train over 800 artisans in Kaduna State.

    The project will be executed in partnership with the World Bank, the Kaduna state government, the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, and Housing Developers Institute.

    The university’s Director of Media and Publicity, Malam Ibrahim Sheme, disclosed this shortly after a meeting between the institution and the said partners in Kaduna yesterday.

    At the meeting, the Director of NOUN’s Centre for […]

  • Detained Kaduna ex-lecturer John Danfulani released

    Detained Kaduna ex-lecturer John Danfulani released

    A former lecturer of Kaduna State University who is on trial for alleged hate speech, has been released from prison.

    John Danfulani, first arrested in January, was remanded in prisons two weeks ago by a High Court in Kaduna, the Kaduna State capital.

    “Driving home. My 13 days ordeal in Kaduna prison ended some minutes ago. Thanking comrades for their support,” Mr. Danfulani posted on Twitter Monday afternoon.

    Mr. Danfulani was suspended from the university before being handed over to the law enforcement […]