Anxiety in Ogun, Kano, Kaduna, Nasarawa as parties await tribunals’ verdicts

With the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) through with its assignment last Wednesday, attention has now shifted to the Governorship Election Petition Tribunals in the states where incumbent governors are eagerly waiting to know their fate. Section 285 (6) of the 1999 Constitution stipulates that “an election tribunal shall deliver judgment in writing within 180 days from the date of filing of the petition.” Politics observers believe that the governorship election petition cases in Ogun, Kaduna, Kano, Enugu, Nasarawa and Ebonyi are of particular interest. Other states where judgments are being awaited on the governorship polls include Delta, Gombe, Sokoto

FG begins nationwide distribution of 1m free meters in Kano, Kaduna, Lagos

ABUJA—THE Federal Government last night said that it will commence the distribution of free meters with the target of getting 30 million consumers. The National Mass Metering Programme, NMMP, is expected to commence today, Friday, October 30, 2020, and to be simultaneously launched in Kano, Kaduna, Eko and Ikeja DISCO franchise areas. The free meter distribution, a Presidency source said was in fulfillment of President Muhammadu Buhari’s promise to ensure mass metering in the country and in the process put an end to the problems of estimated billing in the electricity sector. The Presidency sources disclosed that the locations to

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Kaduna Students’ Abductors Demand N20m Ransom

The abductors of the students of Prince Academy in Dabam-Kasaya community in Chikun Local government Area of Kaduna State are demanding a N20 million collective ransom. The ransom demand was for the five victims including their teacher, Christina Madugu. Daily Trust reported how the students, Happy Waziri, 16, Ezra Bako, 15, Miracle Danjuma, 15, Favor Danjuma and their teacher were abducted last week Tuesday, while doing revision in preparation for the Junior Secondary School Examination. One Benjamin Auta was also shot dead by the gunmen who stormed the village around 8:30 am. A youth leader, Akila Luka Barde, said the

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Kidnapped Kaduna School Victims Regain Freedom

Six students and two staff of Engravers College who were  kidnapped from their school recently have regained their freedom. The Kaduna State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan confirmed their release in a statement today. He said, “We are relieved that this criminal violation of the right to liberty is over and that they are all back safely. “The victims, most of whom are minors, and their families will now be focusing on recovering from this undeserved trauma. We appeal for considerate reporting of their ordeal and respect for their privacy. “As we continue to combat banditry,

By |October 26th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Gunmen Invade Another School in Kaduna, Abduct Principal

The Principal of Government Technical Secondary School, Maraban Kajuru, Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State have been abducted following an attack on the school by gunmen. The gunmen were said to have invaded the school in the early hours of Thursday and broke into the principal’s house. This is coming a week after bandits raided Engravers College, Kakau Daji in Chikun Local Government Area, abducting six female students and two members of staff who are still in captivity. A resident around the school, who witnessed the incident, said the bandits arrived the technical school at about 12:45am and were

By |October 10th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Gunmen Abduct Six Female Students, Two Teachers In Kaduna

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted six students and two teachers from a private secondary school in Kaduna State. The Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, Mr Yakubu Sabo, confirmed the abduction to Channels Television on Thursday. According to him, the incident took place at Kakau Daji, a village located behind the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemicals Company (KRPC) in Chikun Local Government Area of the state. Sabo said the gunmen invaded the school through a porous fence in the early hours of Thursday morning, went straight to the female hostel and abducted the students. He added that

By |October 3rd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |0 Comments

El-Rufai enrols son in public primary school

Gov. Nasir El-Rufa’i of Kaduna State on Monday enrolled his six-year-old child, Abubakar into primary one in Capital School Malali, Kaduna, a public school, in fulfillment of a promise he made in 2017. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that El-Rufa’i had in a state broadcast in December 2017, promised to enroll his child in a public school when he turns six years. The move is part of reforms to revamp public schools in the state to make them more competitive. “We are determined to fix public education and raise their standards so that private education will become only

By |September 23rd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Votes recount: Court dismisses PDP’s appeal

The Kaduna Division of the Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its gubernatorial candidate, Alhaji Isa Ashiru against the refusal of the Kaduna State Governorship Petition Tribunal to order for the recount of votes. Delivering judgement on Thursday, Justice Hussaini Muktar also affirmed the orders of the tribunal, refusing to order for a recount. It will be recalled the tribunal had struck out the petitioners’ request, seeking for a recount of votes cast in the governorship election which held on March 9, for lack of merit. Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Ibrahim

By |July 18th, 2019|Categories: Politics|Tags: , |0 Comments

You have no right to license preachers, court tells Kaduna govt

A Kaduna State High Court on Wednesday ruled  that the state had no right  to screen and issue licences to preachers in the state. But Justice Hajaratu Gwadah  ruled  that the state government had the right to regulate religious activities in the state. The judgement was  delivered in suit filed by the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, challenging the constitutionality of a  bill by the Kaduna State Government seeking  the regulation of religious activities  in the state. The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria    in 2016 challenged  the constitutionality of the bill. The PFN,  among other  prayers, asked  the   court for

By |June 20th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

For Wearing Skimpy Dresses, Court Sentence Two Women In Kaduna

A Shari’a Court II sitting at Magajin Gari, Kaduna, on Tuesday sentenced 20-year-old Farida Taofiq and Raihana Abbas to two months in prison each for wearing skimpy dresses. Taofiq and Abbas, residents of Argungu road in Kaduna, were convicted after they pleaded guilty to “constituting public nuisance and indecent dressing.” The two convicts however pleaded for leniency saying they won’t repeat the crime. The judge, Mallam Musa Sa’ad-Goma, however, gave the convicts an option to pay N3,000 fine each. Sa’ad-Goma also ordered them to return to their parents’ homes. Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Aliyu Ibrahim, said that Taofiq and Abbas

By |April 23rd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments
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