LETS REST FOR A WHILE, PDP, ASHIRU BEGS KADUNA ELECTIONS TRIBUNAL

Alhaji Isah Ashiru The lead Counsel to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its Governorship Candidate in the March 9 poll in Kaduna State, Mr. Elisha Kurah (SAN), on Wednesday begged for long adjournment to allow the team of counsels time to rest. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Kurah, who vividly looked worn-out, applied for adjournment after the half day sitting on Friday, till Wednesday, June 26. Kurah made the submission after he led 32 witnesses who testified against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on its…

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EL RUFAI NAMES 8 SPECIAL ADVISERS, 3 OF THEM YORUBAS, SEE LIST

El Rufai has named his Special Advisers, again Yoruba’s feature prominently in the new list, with some of them reappointed. This was confirmed in a series of post on his official Twitter page. El-Rufai noted that some of the Special Advisers were reappointed to the roles they played in the first term of the governor, while one is joining the team afresh. The post reads: “The appointees are as follows: • Aisha Dikko – Legal Matters • Muyiwa Adekeye – Media & Communication • Dr.Salamatu Isah – Economic Matters •…

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GUNMEN ABDUCT NURSING MOTHER, 3 OTHER WOMEN IN KADUNA

There was pandemonium in Rigasa community in Kaduna, yesterday, when gunmen stormed the area and abducted a nursing mother and three other women. The incident occurred around 1:48am on Wednesday, according to the families of the victims. The husband of the nursing mother, Ibrahim Abdullahi, told journalists that he was at home when his children alerted him that some people were knocking at his gate‎. “I was sleeping when my children rushed into my room to tell me that there were people at the gate. So I heard them (kidnappers)…

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KADUNA ASSEMBLY PASSES CONTROVERSIAL LAW REQUESTING GOVT LICENSES FROM PASTORS AND MUSLIMS BEFORE THEY CAN PREACH

 John Gabriel  The Religious Preaching Regulation law, 1984 before the Kaduna State House of Assembly seeking substitution was on Friday passed into law The passage of the bill came three years after the bill faced serious criticism from different religious bodies and individuals. The bill, which purpose is to regulate religious preaching in Kaduna State with a view of promoting religious harmony and peaceful co-existence amongst the residents of the state was brought to the House since 2016. Presiding over the plenary, the Speaker, Alhaji Aminu Abdullahi Shagali while reading…

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CHRISTIANS ALLEGE ETHNO-RELIGIOUS CLEANSING IN KADUNA, PETITIONS TRUMP, SEE EL RUFAI’S REACTION

Kaduna State governor Nasir El-Rufai PHOTO: TWITTER/ GOVERNOR KADUNA • Don’t politicise security challenges, govt tells group • Petitioners have right to opinion, says PFN Christians in the north, under the umbrella of Voice of Northern Christian Movement in Nigeria (VNCMN) have petitioned the United States President, Donald Trump, over alleged ethno-religious cleansing in southern Kaduna and other parts of the country. But a senior government official in Kaduna State debunked the allegations, describing them as products of politics. The Christians specifically alleged that since the emergence of Nasiru Ahmed…

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GUNMEN KIDNAP POLYTECHNIC LECTURER

Police raid bandits’ camps, kill one Francis Sardauna in Katsina Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a lecturer with the Hassan Usman Polytechnic Katsina, Mr. Bello Abdullahi Birchi. This is coming as the operatives of ‘Operation Puff Adder,’ have killed one of the suspected bandits terrorising residents of Batsari and Safana Local Government Areas of the state and injured one other. Birchi, who was kidnapped at his residence in Birchi, Kurfi Local Government Area (LGA) of the state, is a lecturer at the Department of Technical Education of the…

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EL RUFAI INCREASES MATERNITY LEAVE TO 6 MONTHS FOR FEMALE CIVIL SERVANTS

Governor Nasir El-Rufai on Wednesday revealed that female civil servants in Kaduna State would now enjoy six months of maternity leave. On his verified Twitter handle, El-Rufai said, “I am pleased to announce that just yesterday, our State Executive Council approved six months maternity leave for our female public servants.” He added that the prolonged maternity leave would encourage the healthy development of babies. “This encourages the healthy development of infants through prolonged breastfeeding, among other benefits,” he stated. El-Rufai was sworn into office for a second term on Wednesday,…

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KADUNA GUBER ELECTION: TRIBUNAL RULES ON PDP’S REQUEST FOR VOTES RECOUNT

The Kaduna State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has adjourned to Tuesday, May 27, for ruling on the motion for a recount of ballot papers brought before it by the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Isa Muhammad Ashiru. The Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Ibrahim M. Bako, adjourned the sitting after a hot debate for or against the recount motion filed by the PDP’s governorship candidate. Counsels to Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Governor Nasir el-Rufai and the All Progressives Congress (APC), Messer Aliyu Umar, Abdulhakeem Mustapha…

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ABDUCTORS OF KADUNA PASTOR, DAUGHTER AND 13 OTHER WORSHIPPERS DEMAND 15MIL RANSOM

Despite all the Police claim to be doing, criminals seemed to be having an upper hand in Kaduna and major parts of the North West, bandits and kidnappers seemed to be having upper hand. Gunmen who attacked the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) at Dankade village, Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Sunday and abducted 15 persons have demanded N15 million to free their hostages. They abducted the pastor, Rev. Zachariya Ido, his daughter and 13 other members of the church. This is as the state Police Public…

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2 NEWLY ELECTED APC LAWMAKERS LOSE CERTIFICATES OF RETURN IN KADUNA

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday withdrew the Certificates of Return issued to two members-elect of Kaduna State House of Assembly. The members are Haruna Aliyu popularly known as Chakis and Ibrahim Ismail. While Aliyu represented Kaduna North II (Kawo), Ismail was the legislator for Kaduna South II (Tudun Wada) constituency. The duo, whose certificates were withdrawn contested in the All Progressives Congress, APC, primaries where two other contestants, Yusuf Salihu and Nasiru Usman scored 104 and 49 votes at the said elections held on October 7, 2018.…

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