Kaduna

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]

Tension in Kaduna as soldiers stop voters from polling units [READ MORE]

  Tempers rose at Stadium Roundabout, Kaduna, on Saturday morning as soldiers prevented some voters from accessing their polling units. The soldiers had stopped residents of the southern part of the Kaduna metropolis whose polling units are located in the various places at the city centre. At their Roundabout road block, the soldiers stopped people from driving to the city centre, saying they had orders from above not to allow movement. Displaying their PVCs, the voters started chanting “Buhari must go” and insisted that nobody would stop them from accessing their polling units. The soldiers also attempted to seize mobile phones from journalists who were taking pictures of the incident, [Read]

66 people Killed by gunmen in Kaduna, Gov El-rufai Confirms [READ MORE]

  Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el -Rufai, on Friday confirmed the death of 66 people in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that among the victims were 22 children and 12 women, while four wounded persons were rescued alive, the government stated in a public statement. The time of the massacres and the incident leading to them were, however , not explained in the release. The governor, in the statement, regretted the development and vowed that those responsible for the massacres will be brought to justice. The Kaduna State Governor had, through his verified Twitter handle @elrufai, tweeted: The Tweet leads to a Facebook statement [Read]

Kaduna commercial sex workers hail El-Rufai for lifting curfew

  The Association of Commercial sex workers, Kaduna State, have hailed Governor Nasir El-rufai of Kaduna State for lifting the curfew imposed on Kaduna following the crisis that rocked the town and environs. Kaduna and environs recently witnessed security challenges that started in Kasuwan Magani in October this year and spread to other parts to the state capital resulting to loss of lives and property that made the state government imposed 24 hour curfew in the affected areas. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Chairman of the Association, Justina Emmanuel, made the commendation in company of the Treasurer of the Association while briefing newsmen, saying the imposition of the curfew [Read]

2019: Cattle Sellers, IPMAN, Others Buy Election Forms For El-Rufai

Five groups, led by the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Kaduna Branch have bought a nomination form for Governor Nasir El-rufai to recontest for election in 2019. Governor El Rufai who expressed surprise at the development said the gesture came at the right time because he could not have afforded the nomination fees set by the party. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that other groups that jointly financed the nomination forms were Petroleum Tanker Drivers, National association of Road Transport Owners, Traders of Sheikh Mahmud Gummi Market and The Katsina and Daura People’s Association living in Kaduna. Receiving the head of the delegation at at the Sir Kashim [Read]

PHOTO NEWS: Buhari attends Graduation of Armed Forces Staff College, Kaduna SEE MORE PHOTOS HERE >>>

The President of Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari was today at the graduation ceremony of Senior Course 40 at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji, Kaduna State. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that the President Muhammadu Buhari was also accompanied by Commandant Armed Forces Command and Staff College, AVM Lawal Shittu, while Kaduna governor,  Mallam Nasir El-Rufai played host to the many dignitaries at the event. See more photos of the event below:   [Read]

POLITICS: Illiteracy looms in Kaduna as Senators Disapprove $350m Education Loan READ MORE HERE >>>

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Kaduna is set for continued decline in its education sector as the three senators representing the state masterminded the disapproval of $350m education loan by the Senate.  The disapproval was connected to the ego and personalities clash among the three senior federal lawmakers and Governor Nasir El-Rufai. On the floor of Upper Chamber, senators Shehu Sanni (Kaduna Central), Sulaiman Hunkuyi (Kaduna North) and Danjuma La’ah described the size of the loan as baseless. The excuse of the legislators was contrary to the creditor and ratings agency approval. House of Representatives also approved the loan. Kaduna State Government intended to use the facility to build new [Read]