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Court jails four Yahoo Boys in Kaduna

<!– Jail –> Jail The Kaduna Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday secured the conviction of four suspected fraudsters, popularly known as Yahoo Boys before Justice M.T Tukur of the State High Court, sitting in Kaduna State. The convicts are: Idris Ibrahim, Martin Anda …

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Falana warns against continued detention of El-Zakzaky

ACTIVIST lawyer Mr Femi Falana (SAN) has urged the Federal Government to release detained leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky. The popular lawyer noted that the continued detention of the Islamic cleric and killing of peaceful Shi’ite protesters by security forces could lead the country into …

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School feeding: FG distributes bowls, spoons to 523000 pupils in Kaduna

Oyeneyin made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Kaduna, on the sideline of the distribution of the items which began in the state on Monday. He explained that the 523,000 represent 70 per cent of the 834,130 pupils benefiting from the …

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El-Zakzaky: Nigerian Government Provoking Fresh Insurgency, Says Falana

Human rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN), has warned the Federal Government of Nigeria against its violent approach to handling members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria who are protesting the continued detention of their leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, despite numerous court orders issued for his release. Falana expressed concerns over the …

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Former Kaduna State Governor loses father

<!– Senator Ahmed Makarfi –> Senator Ahmed Makarfi Former Kaduna State Governor and former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has lost his father. A statement by the PDP on Tuesday said the deceased would be buried by 4.00pm today according to Islamic Rites. The …

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Why Kaduna residents are angry – Bishop Fearon

Secretary-General, Anglican Communion Worldwide, Bishop Josiah Idowu Fearon, has said there is too much hatred, anger and fear among residents of Kaduna State. According to him, ignorance fuelled by the segregation of the people along religious and ethnic lines was behind the negative mindset. Addressing the joint graduation ceremony for …

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Kaduna lawmakers reject commissioner nominee for criticising El-Rufai on social media

The Kaduna State House Of Assembly on Thursday rejected a commissioner nominee who criticised Governor Nasir El-Rufai on social media two years ago. Mr El-Rufai had nominated Aliyu Abubakar for confirmation by the lawmakers as Commissioner for Agriculture. But the speaker of the Kaduna assembly, Aminu Shagali, who presided over …

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1084 Kaduna pilgrims transported to Saudi Arabia

The board’s spokesman, Yunusa Abdullahi, who made the disclosure in a statement on Monday in Kaduna, said that the second flight,with 545 intending pilgrims, left Kaduna International Airport 5:05a.m on Monday. He said that 683 males and 404 females were transported by the state official air carrier, Med view. Governor Nasir …

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Women in Kaduna State step up as peace leaders

  Hajara Suleiman fled religious violence in her village in Kaduna State when clashes between Christian and Muslim groups became too intense. Now, Suleiman is an example of a transformation happening for many women in Northern Nigeria.   Margaret Kwa’ada Julius works with vulnerable citizens at the NGO Eye Opener …

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