Kaduna

“So long I remain Kaduna Governor, no amount of pressure will make me release El-Zakzaky” – el-Rufai

KADUNA – Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna State has stated that so far he remains at the helm of the affair of the state, no amount of pressure will make him release the leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMM, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. el-Rufai spoke on Friday night during a live radio interview in Abuja. According to Daily Nigerian, the governor said the state government went tough on the Shi’ite leader because the people of Kaduna state suffered under Mr El-Zakzaky’s excesses. “We agree [his fate is in our hands] but with a correction. The fate of El-Zakzaky is not in the hands of Kaduna State Government but [Read]

Several feared dead as gas explosion rocks Kaduna

  Several people have been reported dead in a gas explosion that rocked a shop along Kachia road in Sabon Tasha, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna. The cause of the gas explosion is not yet known at the time of filing this report, but the sound from the explosion attracted people within and outside Sabon Tasha to the scene. It was reported that the ship where the gas explosion occurred went up into flames and the level of casualty has not been ascertained. Police personnel have however condoned off the scene to avoid looting of property. Meanwhile, vehicles have been directed to follow a different route to avoid further [Read]

Xmas: Muslims join Christians to celebrate, attend church service in Kaduna

KADUNA – Pastor Yohanna Buru, the General Overseer of Christ Evangelical and Life Intercessory Ministry Sabon Tasha-Kaduna, on Wednesday expressed delight at the large turnout of Muslims to celebrate Christmas with Christians in Kaduna. Buru said: “I am so delighted that a large number Muslims that came to celebrate this year’s  Christmas morning service with us. “This will boost interfaith activities, promote religious tolerance and better understanding among different faith based organizations in the state and the northern region,” Buru said in an interview with reporters. Buru expressed gratitude to what he described as “astonishing turn out of Muslim youth including their scholars at the church for Christmas service with such [Read]

Passengers disembark, trek to station as Kaduna-bound train breaks down in bush

  A Kaduna-bound train from Abuja on Wednesday broke down about 1000 meters to the Railway Station in Rigasa, Kaduna. It was learnt that passengers on board the train had to disembark with their luggage on their heads or hands and walk to the station when it became obvious that the fault cannot be fixed immediately and it would take more than two hours to drive another train from the Idu Terminal in Abuja. The passengers were, however, escorted by teams of mobile policemen on board the train and those at the station to Rigasa. An eyewitness at the station said they saw the light of the train when it [Read]

Police Rescue 360 Chained Children At Daura Religious Centre, Emir Shocked

  KATSINA – No fewer than 360 chained children have been freed from a 40-year religious centre in Sabon Gari area Daura in Katsina state. This development was coming when 300 children were also discovered in a religious centre in Kaduna. To this end, the state police commissioner, Sanusi Buba directed for the immediate closure of the centre on Monday after getting information that the children were allegedly maltreated. Speaking with newsmen, the police boss said an investigation revealed that the place had been in existence for at least 40 years. According to him ‘some children who fled the centre had raised the alarm that they were maltreated in the [Read]

Multiple Awards As Anambra-born Nwama Emerges Overall Best NDA Graduate

2nd Lt. Ugochukwu Nwama from Anambra State has written his name in gold as a result of his sterling performance at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA). He was adjudged the best graduating Cadet Adjutant of the 2018 Course. The young officer, who is the son of Igwe Obosi Eze, A.C. Iweka 111, was presented with four different awards as rewards for his achievement at the Passing out Parade in Kaduna State last February. NEWS FLAKES NG gathered that according to records from the institution, Nwama not only emerged the best in the Army but was the overall best in the entire military–the Army, Air Force and the Navy in the [Read]

Gov El-Rufai Enrols Son in Kaduna Public Primary School [SEE PHOTOS]

Governor El-Rufai of Kaduna state on Monday, September 23, enrolled his six-year-old son, Abubakar into primary one in Capital School Malali, Kaduna, a public school, in fulfillment of a promise he made in 2017. El-Rufai said he was determined to fix public education and raise their standards so that private education will become only a luxury. He said he made a commitment because he believed that it is only when all political leaders have their children in public schools that will pay due attention to the quality of public education. See more photos below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; NEWS FLAKES NG reports that El-Rufai had in a state [Read]

JUST IN: Shiites, Police clash in Kaduna, Gombe, Bauchi; 5 feared dead

KADUNA  – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) has raised alarm that men of Nigerian police have killed three of its members who were on the road for Ashura procession in Kaduna today. The group said one member in Bauch and another in Gombe killed. IMN have defied its proscription by the government by embarking on a procession across the country. While the procession which the police described as ”an act of advancement of terrorism” and also warned the group against embarking on was peaceful in Abuja, other parts of Nigeria recorded a sad story. The spokesperson of [Read]

JUST IN: El-Rufai Defeats PDP’s Ashiru At Election Petition Tribunal

KADUNA – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the election tribunal in Kaduna has dismissed a petition challenging the reelection of Nasir El-Rufai as the Kaduna State Governor. The chairman of the tribunal, Ibrahim Bako, read the ruling of the three-member panel on Monday afternoon. The PDP and its governorship candidate, Isa Ashiru, challenged Mr El-Rufai’s victory at the tribunal. The tribunal struck out the petition for lack of substantial evidence by the opposition. [Read]

CAN members sent to deliver ransom to kidnappers abducted with money

KADUNA – The Kaduna State Chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has said that two of its members sent to deliver ransom to kidnappers keeping the two children of a Kaduna-based bishop hostsge have been kidnapped with ransom. Kaduna CAN Chairman, Rev. Joseph Hayab stated this while speaking in Kaduna on Tuesday. He alleged that the kidnappers abducted its members and also failed to release the Bishop’s two children after receiving the ransom. It was also learnt that Pastor Elisha Numan, the Senior Pastor of the Nagarta Baptist Church in Makeri area of the state and his son Emmanuel, were also kidnapped three weeks ago. News Agency of Nigeria [Read]

Kaduna begins payment of Minimum Wage September

KADUNA – The Kaduna State Executive Council has risen from its Monday meeting to approve that payment of the new national minimum wage and consequential adjustments to civil servants begins from 1st September, 2019. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Executive Council meeting, chaired by the Deputy Governor, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, noted the commitment of Governor Nasir El-Rufai to strengthen the public service and its capacity to deliver quality and responsive public service. The council according to a statement issued Special Adviser to the Governor on Media & Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye, deliberated on the minimum wage memo and unanimously approved commencement of the implementation in September 2019. According to Adekeye, [Read]

TRAGEDY: Two men electrocuted while working on streetlight

  Tragedy struck, today, in #Kaduna State, as two men got burnt after being electrocuted while fixing a streetlight along NNPC road, Kaduna. According to an eyewitness report, the incident occurred after the metallic ladder they were using for the operation, made a contact with a high tension cable. [Read]

Buhari Orders Clamp Down on Armed Bandits in Kaduna, Zamfara, Rivers, Condemns Latest Violence

President Muhammadu Buhari condemns the recent violence in Kaduna State, which led to the death of 20 members of the Adara community. These unfortunate deaths are the latest incident between the Adara and Fulani peoples in the state, who have a long history of mistrust between themselves. The President has also condemned the resurgence of cultist killings in Rivers State and ordered for increased community and law enforcement action against its escalation. President Buhari appeals for peace and decries the on-going culture of ‘an eye for an eye’ that has fuelled a number of attacks and reprisal attacks, with the two communities at different times, suffering casualties in Kajuru and [Read]

Eight Feared Killed, Many Injured, homeless in Fresh Kaduna Attack

At least eight people including two policemen are feared to have been killed and several others injured following a fresh attack by suspected armed bandits in Katangi district in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state. The fresh attack comes barely 24 hours after the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu launched a joint security operation to flush out bandits in Kaduna, Niger, Zamfara and Katsina States in recent time. Although the police authorities are yet to confirm the incident, the Chairman of Birnin Gwari Vanguards for Security and Good Governance, Ibrahim Nagwari, said in a statement that the bandits stormed Kakangi around 5.00 pm Saturday evening on motorcycles, [Read]

Residents, electoral officials run for safety as gunshots cause pandemonium in Kaduna community

  – NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that there was panic in a Kaduna community as robbers attacked the kiosk of a money transfer agent.  – Residents and electoral officials in the area, who were sorting electoral materials, ran for safety as gunshots rattled the air – After the robbers had finished their operation, the officials returned along with security personnel and party agents and continued sorting the materials. Barely few hours to governorship and state Assembly elections, gun shots from a robbery attack on Friday, March 8, in Manchok, Kaura local government area of Kaduna state, sent residents and electoral officials running in all direction for safety. A correspondent of [Read]