Kaduna: Ten months after employment, 7600 new teachers set to receive posting letters

The 7,600 new teachers recruited by the Kaduna State government are set to receive their posting nearly 10 months after their employment, according to reports. Recall that the new teachers spent eight months without receiving any salary, leading to uncertainty among many of them. However, credible sources in the Kaduna State Government, including the Kaduna State Teachers Service Board, told newsmen that “the new teachers will start receiving their posting letters likely from Monday, May 16, 2022”. One of the sources said, “Barring any hitch, the posting letters will start…

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2023: “I thought you’re voting Asiwaju?” – El-Rufa’i to APC delegates as they endorse Amaechi

Delegates of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in Kaduna, have declared support for Ex-minister and 2023 presidential aspirant, Rotimi Amaechi. This is coming after they had pledged to support the National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Speaking during a consultative meeting with Amaechi, State governor, Nasir Ahmad el-Rufa’i, queried the delegates on who they wanted to vote for, and shouts of: ‘Dan Amanar’, ‘your choice’, ‘Amaechi’ rang through the room. He responded;” I thought you were voting Asiwaju?”, the delegates continued to express support for the…

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Kaduna: Farmers threaten to carry arms over incessant kidnapping, killings

…’Ansaru, Boko Haram regrouping in B/Gwari forests – Indigenes raise alarm Farmers from communities across five local government areas of Kaduna State on Saturday protested incessant killings and kidnap of their members as well as their inability to access their farmlands due to activities of bandits terrorising the State. The farmers, however, vowed that if the security challenges persist in the areas without a solution, they may be forced to take arms against their attackers. The farmers, whose groups cut across towns and areas such as Kajuru, Mararaban Rido, Kachia,…

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Bandits kill 1, abduct 20 in Kaduna

Bandits, said to be in their large numbers have invaded Kurmin Sata village, a few kilometers from the Millennium City in Chikun local government area of Kaduna State, killing one person and abducting no fewer than 20 others to an unknown destination. According to one of the heads of the Joint Task Force (JTF) within the communities, who pleaded anonymity, the bandits attacked the community around 12:16 am on Saturday. According to him, among the 20 persons initially abducted, four persons escaped from the abductors, who invaded the community with…

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Kaduna bans religious protests, as Gov. Tambuwal declares 24-hour curfew in Sokoto metropolis

The Kaduna State Government has banned any form of religious protest, just as it warned that any violator will be prosecuted. This warning was handed down by the State’s Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, in an issued statement yesterday. According to him, the prohibition becomes imperative in view of moves by some unpatriotic elements to organize a series of for-and-against protests related to a security development in one of the Northern Nigerian States. “The Kaduna State Government, in consultation with security agencies under the umbrella…

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2023: Kaduna journalists under attacks by political thugs, politicians lament

Some politicians in Kaduna State have lamented that some politicians, directly and indirectly, sponsor miscreants to attack journalists while covering political assignments, especially towards the 2023 general elections. Heavy attacks on journalists by thugs at different coverage of political events in recent times gave credence to these ugly incidents in the State capital. According to reports, one of the journalists had his car stolen, and others were molested, and beaten by thugs at coverage of political events in recent times. Unfortunately, security men appeared to have turned their backs on…

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Kaduna bans religious protests, says violators will be prosecuted

The Kaduna State Government has banned any form of religious protest, just as it warned that any violator will be prosecuted. This warning was handed down by the State’s Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, in an issued statement on Saturday. According to him, the prohibition becomes imperative in view of moves by some unpatriotic elements to organize a series of for-and-against protests related to a security development in one of the Northern Nigerian States. “The Kaduna State Government, in consultation with security agencies under the…

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Abuja-Kaduna Train attack: Police arrest councillor for supplying arms to bandits in Kaduna

Kaduna State Police Command has arrested a serving councillor caught in possession of an AK-47 rifle in the Giwa local government area of the State. According to reports, the suspect, Abdulrahman Adamu, who is a serving councillor in the Soba local government area of the State, was arrested by the operatives of ‘Operation Puff Adder II’ attached to the Kaduna Police Command during a routine patrol along Galadimawa Road. While giving an account of how the suspect was arrested, the spokesperson of the Command said police officers succeeded in intercepting…

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2023: El-Rufa’i, Kaduna delegates endorse Tinubu

Governor Nasir Ahmed el-Rufa’i, of Kaduna State, has openly declared his support for the presidential aspiration of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. El-Rufa’i made the declaration at the Murtala Square in the State capital, where the National Leader of the APC, accompanied by the former Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, former EFCC boss, Nuhu Ribadu including other dignitaries, canvassed support from delegates. Shetimma had earlier assured the delegates that the Kaduna State Governor was ‘solidly by their side’. However, while speaking,…

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Kaduna Escalating Insecurity: Kidnapped Catholic Priest dies in captivity 8 weeks after abduction

Catholic Priest, Rev Fr. Joseph Aketeh Bako, has died in the hands of his abductors eight weeks after he was abducted. The Chancellor, Catholic Archdiocese of Kaduna, Rev Fr. Christian Okewu Emanuel, disclosed this yesterday, in Kaduna. Recall that the Late Rev. Fr Bako was kidnapped from his residence in Kudenda community of Chikun local government area of Kaduna State on March 8, 2022. The Chancellor also disclosed that late Fr. Bako had died between April 18 and 20, 2022. “Fr. Joseph (aged 48) was kidnapped from his residence, in…

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