Buhari moves to establish Ruga settlements across the country in spite of opposition

Friday Olokor, Eniola Akinkuotu, Okechukwu Nnodim, John Charles and Enyioha Opara Despite the harsh criticism of  the planned establishment of Ruga settlements across the country, the Federal Government is set to commence the pilot phase of the project  in Taraba, Adamawa, Plateau, Kaduna and seven other states, Saturday PUNCH’s investigations have confirmed. It was learnt in […]

Kaduna Govt. spends N142.9bn on basic education in 4 years

The Kaduna State Government said on Saturday that it had expended  N142.9 billion on basic education between 2015 and 2018. The state’s Commissioner for Education Science and Technology, Ja’afaru Sani, disclosed this in Kaduna in a paper entitled, “Management and Funding of Basic Education in Kaduna State”. The paper was presented at the ongoing two-day […]

Police arrests spiritual father of kidnappers terrorizing Abuja/Kaduna highway

Molly Kilete, Abuja The police headquarters in Abuja has announced the arrest of one Mallam Salisu Abubakar, 48, said to be the “spiritual father” of armed robbers, kidnappers and other criminals terrorizing motorists and other road users along the Abuja/Kaduna highway. The suspect, who hails from Dutsinma Local Government Area of Katsina State, is said to […]

Sen. Shehu Sani donates $1000 to Nigerian authors

Maureen Okon (NAN)Sen. Shehu Sani has donated one thousand dollars to the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) for its 2019 Poetry prize. Sani is the APC senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly in Abuja. Denja Abdullahi, the President of ANA in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja, described the money […]

Presidential race: The battleground states

On February 16, Nigerians will troop out to elect a new President that will pilot the affairs of the nation for another four years. Of the 72 presidential candidates on the final list recently released by the Independent National Electoral Commission that are eligible to contest the presidential election, two contenders are generally believed to […]

Lawmakers want end to Southern Kaduna killings

Lawmakers want end to Southern Kaduna killings — 7th April 2018 Sola Ojo, Kaduna Member representing Jema’a/Sanga Federal Constituency, Nicholas Garba and his counterpart from Jema’a in Kaduna State House of Assembly, Labari Shelley Tella, have made strong appeal to Kaduna State government and security agencies to end the killings in Southern part of the state. The lawmakers, who were reacting separately […]

Restructuring: El-Rufai panel recommends state police, fiscal federalism, merger of states

— 26th January 2018 Job Osazuwa The All Progressives Congress committee on restructuring has presented its report to the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, with the committee making several recommendations it said were based on opinions of Nigerians. Some of the panel’s key recommendations are resource control, making local government an affair of […]

Kaduna: El-Rufai backpedals, asks sacked teachers to reapply

El-Rufai backpedals, asks sacked teachers to reapply — 20th January 2018 The Kaduna State Wing of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) says the 21,780 primary school teachers sacked by Gov. Nasir El-Rufa’i should reapply. The state NUT Chairman, Audu Amba, said in Kaduna yesterday that the affected teachers would reapply, sit for another examination and […]

4 killed, 8 injured in Kaduna gunman attack

4 killed, 8 injured in Kaduna gunman attack — 23rd December 2017 From: Sola Ojo, Kaduna No fewer than four persons were shot dead while eight others were critically injured in an attack by alone gunman at Nindem village of Godogodo District, Jemaa Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The area, which has earlier in […]

No more secrecy in governance – el-Rufai warns govt. officials

From: Sola Ojo, Kaduna Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State, in Kaduna, on Tuesday, said with the technological breakthrough in the world today, there was no more secrecy in governance. He then called for the need for government officials to be conversant with their respective areas of responsibilities. The governor stated while inaugurating the steering committee on […]

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