10 killed in Kaduna-Kano Expressway accident

No fewer than 10 people died in an accident that occurred on Kaduna-Kano Expressway on Saturday. The News agency of Nigeria reports that the accident occurred around Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, at 5:30 am. A statement issued by the Head of Public Enlightenment, Zaria Unit Command of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Mr Idris Yahaya, confirmed the occurrence. Yahaya said in the statement that the Unit Commander, Zaria, Assistant Corps Commander, Muktar Zubairu, described the accident as “pathetic. “The accident involved three vehicles, a luxury bus; marked GDD 361 YE,…

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One Police killed amidst pandemonium in Kaduna as El Zakzaky appears in court

El-zakzaky

There was palpable tension in Kaduna metropolis and environs on Thursday as the men of the Nigerian Police and Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, (IMN), the Shiites clashed in Kaduna. One policeman was mobbed to death by the protesters and his rifle carted away at Ahmadu Bello way by Ibrahim Taiwo. An eyewitness told our correspondent that the police in the company of his colleagues were shooting into the air to disperse the crowd when their ammunition finished. While the rest took to their heels, the diseased was…

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Kaduna SUBEB to conclude recruitment of 13,665 teachers

Kaduna

Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) yesterday said it would conclude the recruitment of 13,665 teachers for public primary schools in the state by the end of this month. Executive Chairman of the board, Malam Nasiru Umar, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna, the state capital.   Umar said of the 65,000 applicants who sat for the recruitment examination, 13,665 would be employed. He said marking the examination scripts had been concluded and names of the successful applicants would soon be announced for interview…

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One dead as Cholera outbreak hits Kaduna school

Kaduna

At least one student of Government Girls Secondary School, (GGSS) Kawo, Kaduna has died following an outbreak of cholera in the school premises. Also, no fewer than 55 students of the institution have been hospitalized and are receiving treatment for diarrhoea and vomiting among other complications. Government Girls Secondary School, Kawo, is located in Kaduna metropolis within Kaduna North local government area of the state. Our correspondent also gathered that no fewer than 89 students are under investigation from symptoms related to the outbreak. Officials of the Red Cross Society…

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PDP campaign funds: Ex-Kaduna Governor, ex-minister, 2 others detained by EFCC

PDP

Former Kaduna State Governor Ramalan Yero, has been detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) zonal office in Kaduna. The former governor was detained alongside former Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Chairman Kaduna State, Abubakar Gaya Haruna, former Secretary to the state government, Hamza Ishaq and former minister in the last Administration Nuhu Somo Wya. A source at the Commission volunteered that the four persons have been reporting at the EFCC office for the past two-three months in line with the procedure for their investigations. They have been under…

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BREAKING: 8 killed in Kaduna attack

Kaduna

At least eight people have been killed and several others injured when armed bandits suspected to be cattle rustlers attacked Kurega village in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Kurega is a border community with Birnin Gwari local government area also in the state that has been under heavy attack in recent time. The state police command has confirmed the incident and added that they are on the trail of the attackers with a view to arresting them. It was reported that the gunmen in their large numbers invaded…

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BREAKING: Reps interior chairman, Adams Jagaba, dumps APC for PDP

Adams Jagaba

The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Interior, Adams Jagaba, has dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress. Jagaba, who is from Kaduna State, has just announced his defection to the Peoples Democratic Party on the floor of the House in Abuja. Members of the PDP caucus in the House are in jubilation mood right now. Details later…

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Bandits kidnap over 44 travellers in Kaduna

No fewer than 44 persons mainly travellers have been abducted along the Birnin-Gwari – Kaduna Highway. The incident took place between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. Chairman of the Nigerian Road Tranaport Workers Birnin Gwari branch Danladi Duniya confirmed the abduction of the travellers to newsmen on phone in Kaduna the state capital. According to him, the travellers that were abducted on Wednesday were traveling in three Golf vehicles from Birnin-Gwari to Kano. He said each of the vehicle was conveying not less than 7 passengers each, totalling 21 persons.…

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31 political parties to boycott Kaduna LG polls today

About 31 political parties under the aegis of Kaduna Coalition of Political Parties (KCPP) yesterday disclosed that they would be boycotting the local government elections taking place today. The parties are accusing the State Electoral Commission (SIECOM) of plans to rig the election in favour of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). This is coming as the state government announced the restriction of movement during the election period. Meanwhile, the political parties that signed to boycott the election are, AA, DPP, CNP, ADC, SDP, APGA, DPC, AD,PPP, PPA, APDA. Others…

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Police deploy three additional mobile units to Birnin Gwari

The Kaduna State Police Command on Monday announced the deployment of three additional police mobile units to reinforce security in Birnin Gwari where 45 people were killed on Saturday in Gwaska village. The Command’s spokesman Mukhtar Aliyu told the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna that no arrest has been made, but that efforts were on to track down the killers. He said that the policemen were detailed to comb the area for the killers and other criminals. NAN reports that the 45, mostly children were killed when armed bandits…

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