NULGE slams Kaduna House of Assembly for rejecting LG autonomy

The Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees, (NULGE), in Kaduna State has expressed its disappointment over the rejection of the Local Government Financial Autonomy Bill by the Kaduna State House of Assembly.  NULGE said the rejection of the Bill was a setback for genuine grassroots development in the state and the country at large.  The Bill was considered by the State House of Assembly recently alongside other Bills received from the National Assembly but which failed to scale through, while many other bills, including those of financial autonomy for the…

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Kaduna: Bandits kidnap 40 worshippers, demand N200m ransom – SOKAPU 

The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union, (SOKAPU), has alleged that over 40 people, including members of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church Movement, in Bayan-Kasuwa Quarters, of Kasuwan-Magani, Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State, have been abducted by terrorists. The union, in a statement by its National President, Dr. Awemi Maisamari, issued to newsmen in Kaduna, yesterday, said the bandits had reached out to families and were demanding N200m before the abductees could regain their freedom. According to SOKAPU, the incidents took place on September 12 and 13, at Kasuwan-Magani area…

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Kaduna: NDLEA arrests 761 drugs suspects, seizes 11,000kg worth of drugs

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), says it has arrested 761 suspected drug traffickers and users and seized 11,000kg of illicit drugs in Kaduna State in the first eight months of the year. Its Commander in the State, Umar Adoro, told newsmen yesterday, in Kaduna, that 725 of those arrested are male, while the 36 others are female. He said 610 of the suspects were drug users, but that 480 of them were counselled, rehabilitated and reintegrated into the society, “We arraigned 151 of the suspects, secured the conviction…

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Kaduna Insecurity: Woman gives birth in captivity as bandits demand N50m, family cries out

The family of a woman, who gave birth in captivity, have cried out to the Federal and Kaduna State government and individuals for assistance, as bandits are demanding N50 million ransom to release the nursing mother and her two sisters.  The three sisters were kidnapped on July 17, 2022 in Mando, on the outskirts of Kaduna, at their family house where they were tending to their sick mother. It was gathered that the eldest of the sisters, who was heavily pregnant when they were kidnapped, has given birth in captivity…

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2023: NNPP drags INEC to court, seeks disqualification of Kaduna APC candidates

The New Nigeria Peoples Party, (NNPP), has dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) before Justice Hadiza Shagari, of a Federal High Court, sitting in Kaduna. The party is challenging the list of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates for Governorship and State Assembly seats for the 2023 General Election published by INEC on July 22. The NNPP alleged that the candidates did not emerge through a legal process or due process as prescribed by the Electoral Act and other extant laws. The party is, therefore, asking the court to…

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Sha’aban vs. APC/Uba Sani: Court adjourns till Oct. judgment on Kaduna APC 2023 Guber Primary tussle

Abdul-Azeez Ahmed Kadir A Federal High Court, sitting in Kaduna, has adjourned till October 13 for judgment, the case filed by Sani Sha’aban over the conduct of All Progressive Congress (APC) primaries conducted by the party in Kaduna for the 2023 elections. Recall that Sani Sha’aban had dragged the APC Senator representing Kaduna-Central and gubernatorial candidate of the party and other stakeholders before the High Court over the conduct of the party’s gubernatorial primaries without legal and due delegates. The counsel to Sani Sha’aban, John Mshelia, said the court adjourned…

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Kaduna Insecurity: Parents vow not to allow their children resume school

As primary and secondary schools resume across Kaduna State and most parts of the country, many parents have vowed that their wards will remain at home if necessary security arrangements are not put in place. Recall that an issued circular from the State’s Ministry of Education, signed by Adama Yahaya, had ordered both private and public schools in the State to resume on Sunday, September 4. However, reacting to the circular, some parents have reportedly vowed to resist such a move. Although the President of the Parents Teachers Association of…

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Kaduna: Despite N7m ransom payment by family, terrorists threaten to kill abducted Birnin-Gwari DPO

…Demands N200m A family member of the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) who was kidnapped by terrorists on his way to assume duty in Birnin-Gwari, in Kaduna State, has raised the alarm that the bandits have vowed to kill him if their demand of N200m  is not met soon. It was gathered that his colleagues mobilised N5m ransom, while his friends mobilised another N2 million making the total amount of N7m and it was sent to them. However, a family source who spoke to newsmen yesterday, said/ “Now, the person who…

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Debt: Kaduna, Cross-River has highest exposure to China – Report

…As Nigeria’s total debt stock hits $100bn Two Nigerian States of Cross River and Kaduna have the highest debt to China, given through China’s Exim Bank, according to data from Debt Management Office (DMO).  According to the DMO, the two States owe a total of $33,475,847, with Cross River State owing the most with $20,676,994 and Kaduna with $12,796,853. The States are also exposed to lenders like Japan International Corporation (Jica) India and KFW Development Bank. Further information from DMO also revealed that Nigeria’s total debt stock, which hit over…

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Debt: Kaduna, Cross-River has highest exposure to China – Report

…As Nigeria’s total debt stock hits $100bn Two Nigerian states of Cross River and Kaduna have the highest debt to China, given through China’s Exim Bank, according to data from Debt Management Office (DMO). The States are also exposed to lenders like Japan International Corporation (Jica) India and KFW Development Bank. According to the DMO, the two States owe a total of $33,475,847, with Cross River State owing the most with $20,676,994 and Kaduna with $12,796,853. Further information from DMO also revealed that Nigeria’s total debt stock, which hit over…

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