Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Court Grants Jerry Ishaku Bail, after weeks in Prison custody over inciting social media post

The Kaduna State High Court has granted bail to Mr Jerry Ishaku, after spending 21 days in prison. 
It would be recalled that he was arrested over a post he made on Facebook, encouraging Kaduna State residents to loot the palliative warehouse that was discovered at Gwari Avenue, Barnawa. 
In a Facebook post made on the 24th of October, Jerry Ishaku said, "Kaduna palliative warehouse found in Gwari Avenue Barnawa Kaduna. Go get what belongs to you but don't be violent on the process."
According to the police, his post was inciting and a security threat to Kaduna State, which was the reason he was arrested.
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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Kaduna Political Awards: 9Mobile receives Nomination Certificate

The management of 9mobile, formerly known as Etisalat, has received their Nomination Certificate for the forthcoming Kaduna Political Awards, under the Best Network category. 

In his acceptance speech, the SME Manager, who received the Nomination Certificate on behalf of the organization said, "We are glad to be associated with your agency. It's a pleasure to be Nominated in the Best Network category. 9mobile will try its best to support your event. We'll make sure that our presence is felt."

Recall that 9mobile was Nominated alongside other telecommunication companies, under the "Best Telecommunication Network"category, in the forthcoming Kaduna Political Awards.
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Monday, November 23, 2020

2023: El-Rufai disowns VP campaign posters‌

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Friday, disowned campaign posters depicting him as running mate to the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, in the 2023 presidential election.
He spoke with State House correspondents after a meeting he had with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The governor said he had also called Amaechi who denied knowledge of those printing and pasting the pictures.
He said, “I don’t know who is printing those posters, wasting his or her money printing posters. I heard about them. I called Minister, Amaechi, and asked him whether he knew anything about them; he said he didn’t know.
“I think we need to trace who is doing it and ask that person. I am the governor of Kaduna State; I have job to do. I haven’t delivered on the promises I made to the people of Kaduna State. Until I do that I don’t want to discuss anything.”
On whether he has been approached by people and asked to contest the 2023 election, he said that as a politician, people could approach him, but that he would not be sure of what their intentions would be.
“I am in politics. People will approach you, but whether they are genuine or not is another matter and whether you are interested or not is another matter,” the governor said.
El-Rufai added those who went to court to compel him to contest the election did so to attract attention, insisting that no one can be compelled to do anything against their wish.
“I just want to be the best governor that I can be and satisfy the aspirations of the people of Kaduna State from now to 2023. After 2023, everything is in the hand of God. It is not in the hand of anyone.”
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Abuja-Kaduna train incident caused by failed locomotive ― NRC Apologises to passengers

The Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC, has attributed the incident on the Abuja-bound train on Saturday to a failed locomotive’s turbocharger, saying such incident will not occur again.
The train which took off from Kaduna reportedly stopped a few kilometres to Abuja, forcing passengers to disembark for a while amidst anxiety.
Reacting to the development, Managing Director of NRC, Engineer First Okhiria said the corporation was already working to forestall a future occurrence.
“The locomotive’s turbocharger failed and we apologise for that. We are working hard to avoid such occurrences in future, by Monday the train service would be operational,” he said.
Okhiria,  however, assured Nigerians that by Monday, Nov.23, the failed locomotive would be fully operational stating that the incident didn’t affect the train operation.
He further apologised to the affected passengers and pledged NRC’s commitment to their safety at all times.
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PHOTONEWS: Wedding Fatiha Of Bashir El-Rufai And Lover Halima Nwakego Kazaure

On Saturday, November 21, the wedding Fatiha of Bashir El-Rufai and Halima Nwakego Kazaure was held.
Bashir is one of the sons of Nasir El-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna State and Halima is the daughter of former Senator from Jigawa state, Ibrahim Kazaure.

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Abducted Zaria Poly Lecturer, 2 Children Released

The Head of Department, Computer Engineering of Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, Eng. Bello Atiku who was abducted by gunmen nine days ago has regained his freedom from the den of the kidnappers.
He was released alongside the two children of his neighbour who were also abducted.
It was reported that gunmen on Saturday, November 14, 2020 invaded the Staff quarters of Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic in Zaria and abducted Eng. Atiku.
The gunmen also shot his neighbor, Sanusi Hassan, a registry staff of the institution on the hand before they made away with his two children.
The school Public Relations Officer, Abdallah Shehu said the victims were released on Monday but could not give further details.
“They are all safe now but they need rest and so we were not able to get any details from them but as soon as we get the necessary information, it will be related to the press,” he said.
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Gunmen Invade ABU Staff Quarters, Kidnap Staff

Unknown gunmen on Monday invaded the Staff Quarters of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria and abducted a staff of the school. 
While confirming the development, ABU Zaria in a statement said the incident took place at the Sardauna Crescent on the university’s main campus.
Although the gunmen had gone away with the unnamed staff, his wife and daughter, they were later overpowered by security officials in an exchange of fire and ran into the bush with the victims.
They escaped with the lecturer and his family but a swift response by the Police who chased them to Dasuwar Da’a village, a community bordering the University, saw the gunmen releasing the wife and daughter, the statement signed by the school’s spokesman, Awwalu Umaru, further noted.
The school said it has informed the Inspector-General of Police, Adamu Mohammed and other security agencies about the incident, quoting the Vice-Chancellor of the school, Prof Kabir Bala, as calling for calm among residents of the university community.
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