KADUNA ASSEMBLY REJECTS COMMISSIONER NOMINEE OVER PAST FACEBOOK POST

The Kaduna State House of Assembly on Thursday rejected the nomination of Aliyu Jafaru as commissioner over an old Facebook post criticizing Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s education policy. Mr Jafaru, 42, was nominated for confirmation as Hon. Commissioner for Agriculture by Mr El-Rufai. With the exception Mr Jafaru, a lecturer at the Department of Geography of Kaduna State University, all the nominees have been screened and confirmed. During the screening at the today’s plenary, the Speaker, Aminu Shagali, reminded the nominee about his Facebook post in which he criticized the governor’s…

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EL RUFAI VISITS KADUNA ATTACKED CHURCH, READ WHAT HE SAIS

Kaduna state governor,Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has on Monday, visited St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, Tudun-Wada, where the church altar was burnt last Friday night, saying investigation into the incident ongoing. The governor who led other government officials to the church commended Kaduna Polytechnic students for putting off the fire which averted burning down the church. Speaking with journalists after the assessment of the church, el-Rufai, said those behind the incident want to cause another round of crisis in the state, applauding Kaduna residents for living in peace with one another:” We…

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CATHOLIC CHURCH PULPIT SET ABLAZE IN KADUNA

Unknown religious fundamentalists in Kaduna State on Friday night set the St. Augustine Catholic Church pulpit in Tudun-Wada in Kaduna South Local Government Area ablaze. Godwin Isenyo, Kaduna. Unknown religious fundamentalists in Kaduna State on Friday night set the St. Augustine Catholic Church pulpit in Tudun-Wada in Kaduna South Local Government Area ablaze. A source said it was the eight time, a part of the church would be set ablaze. “St Augustine Catholic parish, Tudun wada Kaduna, opposite Maimuna Gwarzo Girls Secondary School behind Kaduna Polytechnic Main Campus was set on…

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KADUNA ELECTION PETITION TRIBUNAL: LIVES OF MY WITNESSES UNDER THREAT- SHEHU SANI

Former Senator representing Kaduna Central Zone, Shehu Sani, yesterday, raised the alarm at the Elections Petition Tribunal, saying all his witnesses were being threatened by his opponent, therefore, he might no longer present witnesses to prosecute his case to reclaim the mandate to the National Assembly. Sani, a chieftain of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), is one of those challenging the mandate of All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator, Uba Sani at the tribunal, over the Kaduna Central Senatorial Zone elections .He told Justice A.H Suleiman that his witnesses’ lives were…

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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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