Breaking: Governor Uba Sani rejoices with new Defence Chief

Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna State

Kaduna State Governor, Senator Uba Sani, has welcomed the appointment by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of Gen. Christopher Gwabin Musa as Chief of Defence Staff, saying it is well-deserved by an illustrious son of the State. “I wish to congratulate our dear brother and citizen, on his well deserved appointment as the Chief of Defence (CDS),” the Governor said, in a statement he personally wrote on Monday. The Governor described the new Chief of Defence Staff as a worthy Ambassador of Kaduna State who has had a distinguished military career…

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Kaduna: Govt. shuts down mobile phone services, bans commercial motorcycles, amongst others

The Kaduna State Government says it has asked telecommunications firms to suspend their services in the State from today, September 30, towards checking the activities of bandits. The State’s Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this in an issued statement, yesterday. According to him, the use of motorcycles for transport services and the sale of petrol in jerrycans have also been suspended across the State. The latest development in Kaduna followed that of Zamfara, where all parts of the State are affected; Katsina State, where 13…

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Just In: El-Rufa’i shuts down telecoms in some LGAs in Kaduna

Telecoms services have been reportedly shut down in some parts of Chikun, Rigasa and Malali LGAs of Kaduna State by the governor, Nasir Ahmed el- Rufa’i. According to reports, the State government authorised the shutdown of telecoms to combat the perpetual attacks by criminal elements, who continue to kill, malign and hurt the peaceful integration of the State, other affected areas are Gonin-Gora, Sabo, Maraban-Rido, etc. Details to follow…

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Kaduna Govt. directs schools to re-open for JSS3 exams

…Asks students not to wear uniforms  Kaduna State government has announced the re-opening of all secondary schools to allow Junior Secondary School (JSS3) to write their National Examination Council’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (NECO-BECE). The government made the announcement yesterday, in an issued statement by the State’s Commissioner for Education, Shehu Usman Mohammed. The government had on the advisory of the security agencies suspended resumption of schools indefinitely due to the ongoing onslaught against bandits. According to the statement: “The Kaduna State Ministry of Education has approved the resumption of…

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Kaduna: Demolition agency issues 21-day eviction notice to poor market traders

The Kaduna State Urban Planning and Development Authority, (KASUPDA), has issued a 21-day eviction notice to occupants of some markets in Kaduna metropolis. In a statement on Wednesday, the spokesperson of the agency, Nuhu Garba, said the area was being used for a purpose contrary to the title given for it. He said an ultra-modern pharmaceutical market would be established in the place. “The construction of a new ultra-modern pharmaceutical market in the area is in line with the State Government’s Urban Renewal, Urban Reformation and City Beautification Initiatives,’’ he…

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Kaduna: Public, private, religious schools to remain shut’ — Commissioner

…Says no date for resumption The Kaduna State Government says that all primary and secondary schools will remain close until the security situation improves across the State. Picture caption: Commissioner for Education, Dr Shehu Muhammad The Commissioner for Education, Dr. Shehu Muhammad, stated this on Monday, in Kaduna, at a joint press conference with the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan. Muhammad said that the press conference was organised to dispute the fake news going round that schools were directed to reopen for the third term on…

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Kaduna: El-Rufa’i orders demolition of dilapidated storey buildings within 5 days

Kaduna State governor, Nasir Ahmed el-Rufa’i has ordered the Kaduna State Urban Planning and Development Authority, (KASUPDA), to demolish nine identified inhabitable and dilapidated storey buildings and other abandoned structures within five days if the owners failed to rehabilitate such structures. A statement issued by the Public Relations Executive of KASUPDA, Nuhu Garba, said sub-standard materials were used in erecting the affected buildings with poor workmanship, thereby making them unstable. “Kaduna State Urban Planning and Development Authority (KASUPDA) has granted additional five days for the owners of inhabitable and dilapidated…

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Banditry: Kaduna Govt suspends schools resumption indefinitely

…As another Kaduna traditional ruler is  kidnapped The Kaduna State government has suspended the resumption of schools across local governments of the state until further notice. Addressing a stakeholders’ meeting yesterday, the State governor, Nasir el-Rufa’i, stated that the government took the decision due to the ongoing aggressive military operation against bandits in most parts of the State. He informed the meeting attended by members of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), as well as professional and community-based associations that the operation was aimed at flushing…

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222 persons killed, 774 kidnapped in second quarter in Kaduna – Govt.

Two hundred and twenty-two deaths linked to banditry and other violent attacks were recorded in Kaduna State between April and June representing the second quarter of the year. Seven hundred and seventy-four others were kidnapped within the period. The revelations came at the State’s Security Council meeting yesterday, where the security summary of the State for the second quarter was presented to the governor. According to the report, Kaduna-Central recorded the highest number of attacks – with 159 deaths, 555 kidnapped persons, and 10 rape cases. The Commissioner of Internal…

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Court declares Kaduna govt’s reduction of  retired top civil servants pension benefits as draconian, unconstitutional

The National Industrial Court, sitting in Kaduna, yesterday, declared the action of the Kaduna State government in reducing the Pension of retired Secretaries to State Government, (SSGs), Heads of Service and Permanent Secretaries as draconian, in bad faith and unconstitutional. Recall that retired Heads of Service and Permanent Secretaries, numbering 71 in the state sued el-Rufai at the National Industrial Court over the deduction of their pension. Counsel to the plaintiffs, Barr. Sam Atung Esq, who said the deduction started in March, 2020 without any prior notice, noted that they…

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