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January 12, 2012

The 24-hour curfew has been reviewed to a 1pm - 5pm curfew

The Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Ballah Nasarawa, on Thursday announced the reduction of the 24-hour curfew imposed in the state.

"In view of the gradual return to normalcy within Kaduna metropolis and environs, the Kaduna State Security Council, met and approved the reduction of the 24-hour curfew currently in place," Nasarawa said.

"Consequently, today, Thursday, 12 January 2012, the curfew has been reviewed from 1pm – 5pm."

January 12, 2012

The 24-hour curfew has been reviewed to a 1pm - 5pm curfew

The Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Ballah Nasarawa, on Thursday announced the reduction of the 24-hour curfew imposed in the state.

"In view of the gradual return to normalcy within Kaduna metropolis and environs, the Kaduna State Security Council, met and approved the reduction of the 24-hour curfew currently in place," Nasarawa said.

"Consequently, today, Thursday, 12 January 2012, the curfew has been reviewed from 1pm – 5pm."

January 12, 2012

The government's argument is bogus, and has grown legs from endless repitition

“Is it because the president has a PhD in zoology he wants to treat us like animals?” asked Umar Afolabi in Kaduna, as thousands took to the streets in many parts of Nigeria, protesting the government’s New Year decision to hike the price of petrol to about 65p a litre.

I know readers in the UK would long dreamily for the rosy past when we used to get petrol at that price. It is now averages around £1.30 a litre in “rip off Britain”.

January 9, 2012

Citizens came out in solidarity all over the country to protest the removal of the fuel subsidy

In protest against the fuel subsidy removal by the Federal Government, on Monday, citizens all over Nigeria embarked on a strike which paralysed the country.

Over 10,000 protesters took to the streets to show their displeasure against the policy which led to an increase in the price of petrol (PMS) from N65 per litre to N141 per litre, resulting in an astronomical hike in the prices of goods and services.

December 23, 2011

 Deceased persons were travelling in a Peugeot J5 bus which collided with a broken down trailer

Two persons were burnt to death in an auto crash which occurred at Dikko junction in NigerState, along the Abuja-Kaduna dual carriage wayon Thursday.

The accident, which occurred at about 3am, involved a Peugeot J5 bus loaded with oranges and a broken down trailer.

Unfortunately, due to poor emergency response efforts, the driver of the bus and a passenger were burnt to death, as only a few security guards of a nearby market were available to put off the fire.

December 22, 2011

Says she killed her baby because the baby had a chronic illness

A 25-year-old woman, Ifeoma Gabriel was, on Wednesday, paraded at the Kaduna state police command headquarters, for allegedly beheading her six-month-old baby.

Gabriel was said to have beheaded her child with a cutlass because she was sick and wasn't eating well last week Thursday.

"She had been sick for weeks. I took her to hospital, the doctor treated her and discharged us but when we got home her illness persisted and she was not responding to treatment that was why I killed her,"she said.

December 22, 2011

Says she killed her baby because the baby had a chronic illness

A 25-year-old woman, Ifeoma Gabriel was, on Wednesday, paraded at the Kaduna state police command headquarters, for allegedly beheading her six-month-old baby.

Gabriel was said to have beheaded her child with a cutlass because she was sick and wasn't eating well last week Thursday.

"She had been sick for weeks. I took her to hospital, the doctor treated her and discharged us but when we got home her illness persisted and she was not responding to treatment that was why I killed her,"she said.

December 14, 2011

The agency says the less than quarter of this amount it gets is inadequate

The Managing Director, Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA), Gabriel Amuchi, says the agency needs N110 billion annually to effectively maintain roads in the country.

December 14, 2011

Including the controversial 65,000 barrels per day which were allegedly unaccounted for

The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has debunked claims that the corporation is unable to account for 65,000 barrels out of its daily allocation of 445,000 barrels of crude oil.

Dr. Levi Ajuonuma, Group General Manager (Public Affairs Division) of the NNPC, dismissed the claims, on Tuesday in Abuja, in a statement issued to journalists.

December 13, 2011

The state government says it will provide transportation for people coming home for Christmas

The Abia State Government is to provide free transportation to indigenes of the state travelling home for Christmas and New Year celebrations.

December 12, 2011

Midnight attack leaves one woman dead and two people injured

One woman was killed while two others sustained gun shot wounds following an attack on Kukum Dutse, a village in the Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

December 12, 2011

Midnight attack leaves one woman dead and two people injured

One woman was killed while two others sustained gun shot wounds following an attack on Kukum Dutse, a village in the Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

December 11, 2011

The search aims to provide a platform for the discovery of musical talents

The Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN) will soon begin an aggressive talent-hunt to promote music among youths in the northern part of the country, Queen Abeuh, Chairperson of the Northern Musical Development and Mobilisation Committee disclosed in Kaduna on Friday.

She explained that the search would provide a platform for discovering more talents among the youth for the development of the tourism sector.

According to Abeuh, the association would create a conducive atmosphere for its members, to ensure maximum productivity at the grassroots.

December 11, 2011

The search aims to provide a platform for the discovery of musical talents

The Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN) will soon begin an aggressive talent-hunt to promote music among youths in the northern part of the country, Queen Abeuh, Chairperson of the Northern Musical Development and Mobilisation Committee disclosed in Kaduna on Friday.

She explained that the search would provide a platform for discovering more talents among the youth for the development of the tourism sector.

According to Abeuh, the association would create a conducive atmosphere for its members, to ensure maximum productivity at the grassroots.

December 11, 2011

The ICPC calls for the support of citizens and groups to ensure a corruption-free Nigeria

Okey Igbudu  the Head of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC), Kaduna Zonal office, has disclosed that the agency is currently prosecuting 270 corruption cases involving 516 persons.

Speaking at the UN Anti Corruption Day Celebration in Kaduna on Friday, Igbudu said this year's theme, "Mobilising Civil Society for Good Governance", was appropriate to  raise the people’s consciousness and encourage them to act.

December 11, 2011

The ICPC calls for the support of citizens and groups to ensure a corruption-free Nigeria

Okey Igbudu  the Head of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC), Kaduna Zonal office, has disclosed that the agency is currently prosecuting 270 corruption cases involving 516 persons.

Speaking at the UN Anti Corruption Day Celebration in Kaduna on Friday, Igbudu said this year's theme, "Mobilising Civil Society for Good Governance", was appropriate to  raise the people’s consciousness and encourage them to act.

December 7, 2011

Police authorities deny that it was a bomb attack

Seven people have been confirmed dead, and many others injured, in a bomb blast in Kaduna this morning.

November 26, 2011

 Emmanuel Ushah allegedly killed, dismembered and dumped his mother in a well

A 32-year-old man, Emmanuel Ushah, was on Saturday paraded by the Kaduna State Police Command for allegedly killing his mother.

Commissioner of Police in the state, Ballah Nasarawa, told journalists that Ushah's  father, Godwin Ushah, had reported his wife, Martina missing on November 16.

In his report, Godwin said his son had raised alarm that his 51 year-old mother, who resided at Marraban Rido, an outskirt of Kaduna, was missing.

Police later arrested Emmanuel following information given by neighbours.

November 26, 2011

 Emmanuel Ushah allegedly killed, dismembered and dumped his mother in a well

A 32-year-old man, Emmanuel Ushah, was on Saturday paraded by the Kaduna State Police Command for allegedly killing his mother.

Commissioner of Police in the state, Ballah Nasarawa, told journalists that Ushah's  father, Godwin Ushah, had reported his wife, Martina missing on November 16.

In his report, Godwin said his son had raised alarm that his 51 year-old mother, who resided at Marraban Rido, an outskirt of Kaduna, was missing.

Police later arrested Emmanuel following information given by neighbours.

November 26, 2011

Out of the 102 charged to court for various criminal activities, 47 were convicted, 52 fined while three are still awaiting trial

165 persons were arrested for alleged involvement in criminal activities within Kaduna State in October.

The Kaduna State Police Commissioner, Ballah Nasarawa disclosed this while speaking to journalists on Saturday.

He added that criminal activities within the northern state have since declined.

November 26, 2011

Out of the 102 charged to court for various criminal activities, 47 were convicted, 52 fined while three are still awaiting trial

165 persons were arrested for alleged involvement in criminal activities within Kaduna State in October.

The Kaduna State Police Commissioner, Ballah Nasarawa disclosed this while speaking to journalists on Saturday.

He added that criminal activities within the northern state have since declined.

November 22, 2011

Says there is need to put the past behind and forge ahead instead of carrying out more killings

A federal lawmaker, Alhaji Garba Shehu, has cautioned againstthe carrying out of reprisal attacks by aggrieved communities in the recent crisis in Kafanchan, Kaduna State.

“We cannot continue to kill and destroy in the name of reprisal attacks and vengeance that will have no end,” Shehu, who represents Jemaa/Sanga Federal Constituency, said in Jos on Monday.

November 22, 2011

Says there is need to put the past behind and forge ahead instead of carrying out more killings

A federal lawmaker, Alhaji Garba Shehu, has cautioned againstthe carrying out of reprisal attacks by aggrieved communities in the recent crisis in Kafanchan, Kaduna State.

“We cannot continue to kill and destroy in the name of reprisal attacks and vengeance that will have no end,” Shehu, who represents Jemaa/Sanga Federal Constituency, said in Jos on Monday.

November 17, 2011

Abba Umar could not handle the shock of seeing his case dismissed

Abba Umar, who lost his bid to be elected into the Kaduna State House of Assembly, has been hospitalised after he fainted at the venue of the Kaduna State Election Petitions Tribunal.