Governor El-Rufai Tests Positive For Coronavirus

The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has tested positive for the coronavirus disease. He announced this in a video posted on his verified Twitter handle on Saturday evening. “Earlier this week, I submitted a sample for the COVID-19 test. The result came in this evening, and I regret to say that it is positive,” […]

FG selects 6 states for pilot Open Schooling Programme

By Philomina Attah The Federal Government has selected six northern states for the pilot phase of its Open Schooling Programme (OSP). OSP which was launched in early 2019 is an open learning programme aimed at reducing the high number of out-of-school children in the country. The beneficiaries, Kaduna, Katsina, Kebbi, Kano, Adamawa and Niger, are […]

Gov. El-Rufai presents 24 Jeeps to High Court judges

By Hussaina Yakubu Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Monday presented 24 Jeeps to High Court judges, as part  of efforts to enhance the welfare of judicial officers in the state. The governor, said while presenting the vehicles to the judges in Kaduna that more vehicles would be provided to other judges. El-Rufai also […]

Kaduna re-run election witnesses voter apathy

By Moses Kolo The re-run election for Kaduna State House of Assembly in Sanga Local Government Area, has witnessed voter apathy, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. It would be recalled that the Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (KAD-SIECOM), had slated the State House of Assembly re-run election for Sanga and Kagarko local government […]

Obasanjo’ Visit to El-Ruafai – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa, Nigeria | December 22, 2019 – Obasanjo’s recent visit to the Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El Rufai, has dominated the media the past one week. During the visit, the former President reportedly reflected on the Kaduna state governor’s spat with the Senate when he was Federal Capital Territory […]

Nigerians blast Fayemi, El-rufai, Sanusi for attending South Africa event

Nigerians have been reacting to the presence of Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State and Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II in South Africa, in light of the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other foreign nationals in the country. The Federal Government had on Wednesday announced its withdrawal from […]

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 […]

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