Friday, April 9, 2021

Nok University Set To Offer Science Oriented Courses To Equip Graduates Eith Requisite Skill For Self-employment - Founder

Nok University to offer Cyber Security, B.Sc. Anatomy, Physiology, Medical and Labratory Science, Architecture, Quantity Surveyor, Nursing, Biochemistry, Biotechnology among others.
The Founder of NOK University, Kachia, Kaduna, Mr Anthony Hassan, says that the institution is set to offer science oriented courses to equip graduates with requisite skill for self-employment.
Hassan disclosed this at a brief ceremony after receiving license of the university from the National Universities Commission (NUC) on Thursday in Abuja.
He said that the institution would begin its academic activities with the departments of Cyber Security, Physiology, Anatomy and other science related courses.
According to him, the younger generation needs to focus more on science oriented courses to enable them realised their potential and contribute to national development.
He added that the youth must be encouraged to take measure in special courses in order to be self-reliant.

“I am equally happy when I saw the kind of courses that the university was given to start with.
“I went through the courses and I saw B.Sc. Anatomy, Physiology, Medical and Labratory Science, Architecture, Quantity Surveyor, Nursing, Cyber Security, Biochemistry, Biotechnology among others.
“I felt that those are courses that the younger generation needs to go into.
“Because like I always say, when you go to school now, you go to sharpen your skills so that wherever you go to you will do better,” he said.
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Kaduna Political Awards: Fabian Obum, Receives Nomination Certificate

Fabian Obum Uzochukwu, an ardent follower of Kaduna Political Affairs, has received his Nomination Certificate for the forthcoming Kaduna Political Awards. 

Fabian, a keen of follower of KPA, received his Nomination Certificate under the Reader Of The Year Category.
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Bandits Release Eight RCCG Evangelists Abducted In Kaduna

Eight members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) kidnapped in Kaduna State have been released.
It was reported that the members of RCCG, Region 30, Trinity Sanctuary, Kaduna, were attacked on March 26 near Doka along the Kachia-Kafanchan Road.
They were said to be travelling for an Easter programme when they were ambushed and kidnapped.
The kidnappers had demanded a ransom of N50 million.
But in a tweet on Thursday, the General Overseer of the church, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, said all the eight members have been freed and taken to hospital for examination.

The cleric wrote, “Today I got the exciting news that our brethren who were in captivity of kidnappers have all been released and taken to the hospital for checkup and tests.
“Glory be to Jesus. We pray for lasting peace in all troubled regions of the country in Jesus name.”
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Local Government Elections: John Hassan Picks Nomination Form


Hon. john Hassan, has picked the nomination form to contest for the chairmanship position of Zangon Kataf Local Government, under the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC. 
The event which took place on the 8th of April 2021 in the state's party sectariat, was witnessed by party supporters, well wishers and APC faithfuls of Zangon Kataf Local Government, who were all present to show their unflinching and overwhelming support to the aspirant.
Hon. John Hassan in his remarks appreciated the party's state and Local government stakeholders, for believing in him and standing by him since he declared his intentions. He assured APC community in Zangon Kataf Local Government of an inclusive government if elected.
The honourable in his closing remarks appealed for the sustenance of trust, genuine love and solidarity shown to him, and task them to keep the fire burning as that will not only promote the party, but it Will give him all the courage he needs to govern Zangon Kataf Local Government.
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Kaduna Political Awards: Nagarta Radio Receives Nomination Certificate


The management of Nagarta Radio, had on Thursday Received their Nomination Certificate for the forthcoming Kaduna Political Award, under the ''Best Political Program On Radio" Category. 
"Ance Ka ce," a Hausa Political Program on Nagarta Radio was Nominated by Kaduna State Residents.

In her acceptance speech, Hajiya Binta Bello said, " We really appreciate Kaduna Political Affairs for the program they initiated. We also appreciate our listeners for nominating us as one of the Radio stations that has the best Political Program, which is ance ka ce. We are grateful. We wish to solicit for your votes. We hope and pray that we'll have the highest votes at the end of the voting process. Thank you very much."
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Gunmen Release Five More Kidnapped Afaka Students


Few days after bandits released five students out of the 39 abducted from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka in Kaduna State, the kidnappers have released five more students.
With the development, 10 of the 39 students kidnapped from the school have regained freedom, leaving 29 with the bandits. 
It was learnt that the five students – four males and a female – were picked up by policemen around Giwa Local Government Area of the state.
It was also learnt that plans were being made for the students to be moved to a police facility for treatment.
The five students earlier released by the bandits on Monday, were taken to a military hospital for health evaluation.
One of the earlier released students, Francis Paul, had narrated how the bandits selected five of them and asked them to mount motorbikes after which they were dropped off on a highway.
This is the second batch of release; the first batch comprise Mary Danladi, Abubakar Yakubu, Francis Paul, Obadiya Habakkuk and Amina Yusuf who were reunited with their family on Wednesday.
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Kaduna Political Award: Barau Daniels, Receives Nomination Certificate


Barau Daniels, an ardent follower of Kaduna Political Affairs has received his Nomination Certificate for the forthcoming Kaduna Political Awards, under the "Reader Of The Year" Category.

In his acceptance speech, he said, "Though I'm not good in making speeches, let me first of all appreciate the organizers of Kaduna Political Awards for the recognition. I'm very  pleased to be included in the list of nominees. I was a bit stunned when I learned about my nomination. Without false modesty, being an ardent follower of your page was to get informed, never thought it will earn me a nomination (reader of the year) so again I want to express my gratitude to you. I am very pleased to receive this nomination. I am greatly  honoured. Wish all other nominees the very best. Long Live Kaduna Political Affairs.
Long Live Kaduna State.
Long Live the Federal Republic of Nigeria."
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

"Bandits Voluntarily Released Us" - Freed Afaka Student


An abducted student of Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Mando, Kaduna State, has narrated how they were released from captivity, Daily Trust reports.
The Nigerian Army had claimed that its troops “recovered five of the students”, who spent over three weeks in captivity.
Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, was the one who first announced the release of the students but he did not go into details.
However, in a statement on Tuesday, Brig. Gen. Yerima Mohammed, Army Spokesman, unveiled the identities of the “recovered students”, and showered encomiums on the troops.
“The rescued students are currently receiving medical attention in a military facility in Kaduna. The GOC 1 Division, Maj Gen DH Ali-Keffi has commended the troops for their effort and charged them not to rest on their oars until all kidnap victims are rescued and returned to their families,” he had said while giving the impression that the military rescued the students.

But speaking shortly after the freed victims were reunited with their families on Wednesday, Francis Paul, a 200 level student of Agriculture Technology at the institution, said the bandits released them voluntarily.

“One afternoon, they (the bandits) came and started selecting us… I was very ill that day. So, they asked me to sit aside and they added some girls and put us on motorbikes. They dropped us at a village close to the main road and said we should walk towards the road and we did,” he said.
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OPEN LETTER: Isa Ashiru Writes El-rufai, Tells Him To weigh The Implications Of His Actions And Utterances


The 2019 Gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Kaduna State Chapter, Hon. Isa Ashiru Kudan had in an open letter stated that the security challenges in Kaduna State have not only persisted under the leadership of mallam Nasir El'Rufai but have also worsened with the perpetrators of the criminal acts becoming even more daring. 
He advised the governor to weigh the implications of his actions and utterances, especially at this time of heightened insecurity. 

"It is with a high sense of responsibility that I have decided to write to you this Open Letter to express my utmost concern over the rising insecurity in our dear Kaduna State. The widespread cases of banditry, kidnapping and other forms of violent crimes which, almost on daily basis, result in the loss of human lives and properties are most disturbing to me and other well-meaning people of the State.

Although it is true that such security challenges are not peculiar to Kaduna State as some other States in the North are under similar threats, it is however most painful that the problem in our own State is getting worst by the day as the recent abduction of the students, mostly females, of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization in Afaka-Kaduna has shown. The confirmation by the Emir of Birnin-Gwari His Highness Alhaji Zubairu Jibril Maigwari that over 30 communities in his Emirate have been displaced by bandits as well as reports of similar occurrences in the various parts of Southern Kaduna are all phenomena that have put our people in a situation of helplessness and hopelessness.

Your Excellency, I am fully aware of the fact that some forms of insecurity in Kaduna State have predated your Administration as successive governments, either military or civilian, contended with similar challenges over the past decades. It was even such experience that necessitated the adoption of certain measures by several past State Governments which had helped towards the containment of the crisis in Kaduna State.

However, in the last six years that you have been at the helm of affairs the challenges have not only persisted but have also worsened with the perpetrators of the criminal acts becoming even more daring. As a result of incessant attacks on communities in Birnin-Gwari, Kajuru, Zangon Kataf, Sanga and some other places, thousands of people (mostly women and children)  have now become Internally Displaced Persons [IDPs] living in camps without enough access to food, healthcare and education, even as farmers-herders clashes have continued unabated causing not only loss of lives but also severely affecting food production in the State.

The persistence and even escalation of violence across Kaduna State have continued to re-enforce the belief that there must have been something wrong with the approach of the State Government to the issue of insecurity in the State. It is already clear that the strategies of the State Government for the restoration of peace and security are either inadequate or ineffective and should therefore be thoroughly re-examined with a view to either strengthening or completely substituting them with better ones.

As always stated even in the official circles, security maintenance and peace promotion require the participation of every member and segment of the society which clearly means that government alone can not guarantee the security of the people, especially now that the threats to human lives have become more pronounced and pervasive. Government at all levels are therefore required to, as a matter of responsibility, consider it necessary to engage as many stakeholder groups as possible in the security maintenance and peace-building processes.

 It is in the light of the fact stated above that I wish to make the following recommendations.

The Kaduna State Government should, as a matter of utmost urgency, organize a Security Summit which shall serve as an avenue for the expression of views and idea-sharing by individuals and various stakeholder groups on the persistent insecurity in Kaduna State. The invitees, either as individuals or groups shall use the opportunity to be provided by the Summit to comprehensively look at the security situation in Kaduna State vis-a vis the approaches of the Federal, State and Local Governments to the matter.
Additionally, the Summit shall be required to identify the causes, patterns/manifestations and effects of insecurity on the people  of the State as well as focus on all the issues relating to the rehabilitation and return of IDPs to their original places, all with a view to coming up with the immediate, medium and long-term solutions to the problem of insecurity in Kaduna State.

 Delegates to the Summit should include all former Military and Civilian Governors of the state, indigenes of the State who served as Military Governors or Administrators in some other States, indigenes of the State who held top ranks/positions in the military, para-military and security agencies,  all former commissioners of police in the State [serving and retired] as well as the indigenes of the State who served as Police Commissioners in some other States. The others include retired Chief Justices and Justices of the Supreme and Appeal Courts from the state, former and serving legislators at both state and federal levels as well as other prominent politicians, traditional rulers, all former and serving Vice Chancellors from Kaduna State, renowned media practitioners and the representatives of religious, socio-cultural, ethnic and civil society organizations.

Let me also, Your Excellency, use this opportunity to advise you to always weigh the implications of your actions and utterances for the State, especially at this time of heightened insecurity. I am of the strong belief that a lot of your past statements on even sensitive issues of security and peaceful co-existence among the people of the State had only increased the prevalent tension. As the Executive Governor and therefore Chief Security Officer of the State you are always required to exercise utmost caution in the manner you address issues because whatever you say or do will definitely, either positively or negatively, influence the thinking and attitudes of the people of the State. It is in fact only such an exercise of absolute caution and the regular engagement of stakeholders that can be effective measures for the restoration of peace and security in Kaduna State.
Finally,  while I wish to implore you to facilitate the rescue of all those held by kidnappers in Kaduna State as a way of restoring public confidence in the government, I also pray for a maximum success in the on-going fight against all forms of criminality in Kaduna State, in the North and in the whole Country," he wrote.
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Local Government Elections: Ekene Adams Picks Nomination Form

Philanthropist, Politician and founder of markana management center, Hon. Ekene Adams had on Tuesday picked the All Progressives Congress Nomination form for the forthcoming Local Government Elections, amidst cheers from his supporters. 
He later made a post via his official Facebook account, thanking his supporters for their support while assuring them of the victory that is ahead. 
"To God be the glory. It was a success yesterday, when me and my campaign team, friends, picked up the nomination form at the APC State party sectariat. I will like to use this opportunity to thank you all for your Support, prayers, and financial contribution, towards this victory and success. Many thanks to you all.The Sky will be our starting point. God Almighty will not disappoint you. Inshallah. Good morning, and have a blessed day." He posted. 
Recall that he earlier declared interest to contest for the position of Chairman, Chikun Local Government Area.
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Kaduna Political Awards: Simnom Hassan, Receives Nomination Certificate

Simnom Hassan, an ardent follower of Kaduna Political Affairs has received her Nomination Certificate for the forthcoming Kaduna Political Awards, under the "Reader Of The Year" Category.

In her a acceptance speech, she said, "I wish to register my appreciation for counting me worthy to be part of the forth coming Kaduna Political Awards which I've been nominated under the Reader Of The Year Category.
"My quest and yearning to get informed about the political happenings in my state stirred my interest to follow your page. I find your page to be of a professional standard.''
"I am here to say thank you. I was just following to be informed, never expected any recognition. Shared for others to be informed because of your professionalism."
"I pray you keep being consistent, neutral and authentic in disseminating your media contents, i wish you a global household name." Thank you.
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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

"Bandits and kidnappers are targetting Kaduna State because we refused to give them money and negotiate with them" — El-Rufai

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai says money realised from banditry and kidnapping is being used to fund the activities of Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East.
El-Rufai disclosed this while featuring on Channels Television’s ‘Sunday Politics’ programme.
Kaduna State Governor Nasiru Ahmed El-Rufai
He said gunmen are targetting his state because the government refused to give them money and negotiate with them.
“Bandits and kidnappers are targetting Kaduna State because we refused to give them money and negotiate with them. 
“The solution to our security problem is partly state police and we are working on that. No civilised society sits back when its sovereignty is challenged. The first thing to do is to wipe out these bandits. This is war. We must fight them to the end
“Nigerian Army and security agencies, as an immediate step, need to acquire advanced weaponry to combat insecurity.”
On the government’s effort in rescuing the 39 abducted students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, El-Rufai said, “Necessary action will be taken by the grace of God, we will rescue them.”
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Kaduna Political Awards

Dear KPA Readers, we'll be Live on Invicta FM Kaduna to discuss the Forthcoming Kaduna Political Awards at exactly 5:pm. 

Host: Ehis Agbon
Program: Ground Zero

You can listen by tuning into Invicta FM 98.9 or via Invicta FM's app by downloading it on play store. 

Thank you
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Monday, April 5, 2021

Army Recovers 5 Students Of Federal College Of Forestry Afaka

Kaduna State Government has announced that five of the 39 students abducted from Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation Afaka in Kaduna have been recovered.
Though the state government did not give details of how the students were recovered, it stated that they were undergoing medical check-up at a military facility.
A statement issued by the state Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan stated that: “The Nigerian military has informed the Kaduna State Government that five of the many kidnapped students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Kaduna were recovered this afternoon and are presently in a military facility where they are undergoing a thorough medical check-up.”
It stated that the state government will provide updates on further operational feedback to be received on this case.

Recall that gunmen had on March 11th 2020 breached the perimeter fence of the institution at Afaka, Igabi local government area of Kaduna state and abducted 39 students.
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Kaduna APC Releases Guidelines For Conduct Of Local Government Council Primary Elections

The All Progressives Congress, APC, Kaduna State Chapter, has released the guidelines for conducting the forthcoming Local Government Election Primaries. 

See Details Below: 

1: Aspirant must be a Nigeria.

2: Aspirant must be educated up to at least school Certificate or it's equivalent.

3: Aspirant must attain the age of 30 years for Chairmanship and Councillorship.

4: Aspirant must be a registered voter and possess evidence of such registration in the form of permanent voter card (PVC) Issued by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

5: Aspirant shall not be an adjudged lunatic under any law in Nigeria, or otherwise declared to be of unsound mind.

6: Aspirant shall not be under a death sentence imposed on him/her by any Court of law or convicted of fraud.

7: Aspirant shall not be convicted for contravention of code of Conduct within the period of 10years before the date of the election.

8: Aspirant shall not be adjudged or declared bankrupt under any law.

9: Aspirant shall not be employee of the public service within 30 days proceeding the day of an election.

10: Aspirant shall not be a member of a Secret Society.

11: Aspirant shall not be indicted by a judicial Commission of inquiry, or a tribunal set up under the Tribunal of Enquiry Acts, or any other law for fraud or embezzlement, which is accepted by federal or state Government.

12: All Aspirant shall comply with provision of the Constitution of the federal Republic of Nigeria and requirements applicable to the office they seek to contest for.

13: In the case of qualifications for the office of Council Chairman, provisions of the Electoral law of Kaduna State 2018 as amended.

14: This compliance shall be without prejudice to other necessary requirement of the Electoral law of Kaduna State 2018 as amended, the party Constitution and such other additional guidelines as may be issued.

15: For the office of Chairman each Aspirant shall pay the sum of
a, N1,000,000,00              Nomination fee.
b, N100,000,00,Intent fee.

16: For the office of Councillor,
a, N250,000,00 Nomination fee.
b, N50,000,00 Intent fee.

17: For the Chairmanship, Aspirant shall be nominated by at least five party members from each ward.

18: For the Councillorship position, Aspirant shall be nominated by at least 10 party members from his/her ward.

19: Nomination form for Female Aspirant will be paid at least 50% Discord.

20: Nomination form for Physically Challenged Aspirant is free.

21: All Aspirant to Provide,
a, Kaduna State Residency Registration Certificate.
b, Tax Clearance Certificate.
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Kaduna Political Awards: Unyem Dogara, Receives Nomination Certificate

Unyem Dogara, Popularly known as Caesar has received his Nomination Certificate for the forthcoming Kaduna Political Awards, under the Young Politician Of The Year Category. 

In his acceptance speech, he said, ''I am earnestly grateful for the recognition I have received to be nominated in this category. I am humbled and very sure that every other nominee is capable if not more, of winning this award. 
However, as young people, we must aggressively get involved, to take charge of our nation's destiny. It is time for our generation to bring about a different ideological drive that the old pilots fail to or have no political will to establish; In as much as our politics must be responsible, there is need for a radical approach in changing the present status quo of all that is against the people, if Kaduna state and Nigeria must get the best out of this democracy and reach to the stars. We can do this when we begin to exercise justice and transparency in socioeconomic and political affairs. 
While praying for God to use our leaders to restore peace, unity and stability in Nigeria, It is our hope that Kaduna state takes the lead.  This can only be done with a sense of responsibility and unity across all political and ethnic divide. Thank you and God bless"
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Anyone Caught Negotiating With Bandits On Our Behalf Will Be Prosecuted – KDSG


The Kaduna State Government says it never appointed any group or individual to negotiate on its behalf with bandits.
The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.
Aruwan said anyone caught negotiating with bandits on government’s behalf, would be prosecuted.

The statement read, “The attention of the Kaduna State Government under the leadership of Governor Nasir El-Rufai has been drawn to reports in the media that it has appointed representatives to interface with bandits on its behalf.
“The Kaduna State Government hereby clarifies firmly that such intermediaries have never been appointed.
“The position of the Kaduna State Government remains the same: the government will not negotiate with or pay ransoms to bandits.
“Any person who claims to do so in any capacity, if found, will be prosecuted accordingly.
“Citizens are urged to report the details of any persons posing as official government negotiators to the Kaduna State Security Operations Room on 09034000060 and 08170189999, or email internal.security@kdsg.gov.ng.”

Bandits had in March invaded the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka in the Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna state and abducted 39 students comprising 23 females and 16 males.
Few days later, the gunmen kidnapped teachers from UBE Primary School in Rama, a village in Birnin Gwari LGA of the state.
The bandits have failed to release them after many days in captivity.
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Sunday, April 4, 2021

PDP Congratulates Christians On The Occasion Of Easter

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),Kaduna State Chapter, congratulates Christians across the State on the occasion of Easter and urges citizens to use the period to pray and show love to one another,which is a cardinal part of the Christian faith, as Jesus Christ did.

The PDP in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Alberah Catoh,  notes that the historic death and resurrection of Jesus Christ from the death for the atonement of our sins is indeed a priceless sacrifice made by God to all mankind.

The party further calls on all Christians to pray for our dear State to overcome all her insecurity challenges, which includes Kidnappings, banditry,herdsmen attacks, hunger and economic woes caused by misgovernance.

The celebration of Easter is a sign of man's gratitude to God on the salvation of mankind, through sacrifice of His son, and to also strengthen the christian faith. 

Our party therefore, calls on all citizens not to despair, even in the face of hopelessness, but also use the occasion of Easter to rekindle their hope, remain prayerful and redouble their trust in God for a better society.

On a final note, the PDP wishes all Kaduna State citizens a Happy Easter Celebration.
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BREAKING: Kaduna Political Affairs Releases Nomination List For The Forthcoming Kaduna Political Awards


The organisers of Kaduna Political Awards have released the list of Nominees for the maiden  edition of the awards. 
The award ceremony is aimed at recognising outstanding achievements in Kaduna State's polity. 
The maiden edition features 19 categories to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding achievements of Politicians and other proffesionals in the state. 

The categories for the best Local Government Chairman, Best House Of Representatives member, Best Political Program On Radio and the Best House of assembly member were Nominated by Kaduna State residents, while the other categories were Nominated by organisers of the event. 

See Full Nomination List: 

CATEGORY: Best Governor (1999-2021)

NOMINEES

1.Sen. Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi 
2. Architect Namadi Sambo
3. Hon. Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa
4. ALH. Muktar Ramalan Yero
5. Mallam Nasir Elrufai

CATEGORY: Best Senator 

NOMINEES

1.Sen. Danjuma Laah
2. Sen. Uba Sani 
3. Sen. Kwari Suleiman

CATEGORY: Philanthropist Of The Year 

NOMINEES 

1. Hon. Muhammad Sani Abdulmajid
2. Mallam Abba Ibrahim
3. Dr.  Matthew Saleh
4. Mr. Mahdi Shehu

CATEGORY: Best Blog

NOMINEES

1.Amebo loaded 
2.Krockcity degreez 
3.Kaduna Political affairs
4. Judith caleb 
5. Gurara accord

CATEGORY: Best State House Of Assembly Member 

Nominated By Kaduna State Residents

1. Hon. Ali Kalat  
2. Hon. Comfort Amwe  
3. Hon. Yusuf Zailani 
4. Hon. Goro Shadalafiya 
5. Hon. Aminu Abdullahi Shagali 
6. Hon. Ayuba Chawazah
7. Hon. Samson Monday Dikko
8. Hon. Yusuf Mugu

CATEGORY: Best Telecom Network 

NOMINEES

1.MTN 
2. GLOBACOM
3. 9Mobile
4. AIRTEL

CATEGORY: Best Local Government Chairman

Nominated By Kaduna State Residents

1. Hon. Elias Manza 
2. Hon. Bege Katuka 
3. Hon. Cafra Caino 
4. Hon. Saleh Shuaibu 
5. Hon. Benjamin Jock 
6. Hon. Charles Danladi
7. Hon. Abubakar Buba 
8. Hon. Ladi Yahuza 
9. Hon. Hon. Nasara Rabo

CATEGORY: Entertainer Of The Year

NOMINEES

1. Penny Wealth
2. D.I.A 
3. Danhausawa DH
4. Dj Cinch
5. I.B.I 
6. V'zar
7. Rhymbox 
8. Mun
9. Mai Martaba 
10. S.O.B 
11. BUZU
12. DJ AB

CATEGORY: Best House Of Representatives Member
 
Nominated By Kaduna State Residents

1. Hon. Shehu Nicholas 
2. Hon. Muktar Ahmed Monrovia
3. Hon. Gabriel Saleh 
4. Hon. Yakubu Barde
5. Hon. Samaila Suleiman

CATEGORY: The Most Influential Alumni

NOMINEES 

1. Saint Bartholomews school 
2. Barewa College 
3. Imperial School
4. Danbo international School
5. Zamani college 
6. Essence international school 
7. Therbow school 
8. Kaduna capital school 
9. Uncle Bado memorial college 
10. Government secondary school fadan kaje

CATEGORY: Best Political Program On Radio

Nominated By Kaduna State Residents

1. Ground Zero - Invicta FM 
2. Democracy in Practice - Liberty Fm
3. Anche Kache - Nagarta Radio
4. Politics 101 - Salama Fm

CATEGORY: Personality Of The Year
 
NOMINEES

1. Sen. Othman Hunkuyi
2. Hon. Isa Ashiru Kudan 
3. Sen. Shehu Sani
5. Hajiya Hadiza Balarabe 
6.  Hon. Bala Bantex
7. Hon. Hassan Hyet 
8. Bar. Gloria Ballason
9. Hon. Ndi Kato
10. Hon. Fidelis J. Bagudu
11. Air Commodore Emmanuel Jakada Rtd
12. Hon. Othman El'kudan
13. Mallam Yamusa Rigasa
14. Audu Maikori
15. Hon. Sani Sidi

CATEGORY: Youth With A Difference 

NOMINEES

1. Alheri Magaji 
2. Steven Kefas
3. Murpheus Rhymz
5. Mohammad Mowiz Suleman 
6. Jesse Josh Goje 
7. Kevin Ebony Adams
8. Jakes Tudu
9. Vayan Villageboi Joseph
10. Timothy Felix (Vj Teemee)
11. Isaac John (Sir Jay)
12. Mercy Maisamari

CATEGORY: Customer Friendly Bank 

NOMINEES

1. Guaranty Trust Bank 
2. Zenith Bank
3. Access Bank
4. United Bank For Africa
5. Union Bank
6. Keystone Bank 
7. First City Monument Bank
8. Unity Bank
9. Stanbic IBTC Bank
10. Ecobank

CATEGORY: Young Politician Of The Year

NOMINEES

1. Zebulun Ibrahim Jatau
2. Usman Isah Babajo 
3. Dogara Unyem
4. Bello Elrufai
5. Abubakar Sani Turaki 
6. Saiza Emmanuel
7. Sadik Aboi
8. Sir Jalal Falal 
9. Isah Rabiu 
10. Toba Owojaiye 
11. Auwal Nuhu
12. Shedrach Awoma Jasper 
13. Umar Suleiman Kauran Wali
14. Abdulhafiz Uzzamath
15. Katung Stephen
16. Kevin Oko
18. Funom Kato

CATEGORY: Man Of The People 

NOMINEES

1. Sen. Shehu Sani 
2. Mr. Dio Maisamari
3.Hon. Lawal Adamu 
4. Hon. Isah Ashiru Kudan
5.  Hon. Ekene Adams Abubakar 
6. Hon. Jonathan Asake
7. Hon. Muktar Baloni

CATEGORY: The Most Vocal Opposition 

NOMINEES

1. Dr Abdurahman Usman
2. Hon. Jerry D. Ishaya
3. Mr Eli Dangana
4. Comrade Nasiru Jagaba
5. Hon. John Danfulani 
6. Edward John Auta Pama
7. Sen. Shehu Sani
8. Hon. Alberah Catoh

CATEGORY: The Most Hardworking Appointee (2015-2021)

NOMINEES

1. Hon. Samuel Aruwan 
2. Hon. James Kanyip 
3. Hon. Muhamammed Sani Abdullahi
4. Hon. Hafiz Bayero  
5. Hon. Jimi Lawal 
6. Hon. Ben Kure

CATEGORY: Reader Of The Year

NOMINEES

1. Kyamana Elisha
2. Jane Thomas 
3. Fabian Obum Uzochukwu
4. Yerima T. Saleh
5. Barau Daniels 
6. Auwal M Hussain
7. Oma Akeje
8. Vivian Peter 
9. Feylom Jonah
10. Simnom Hassan
11. Sharfudeen Abubakar

Kaduna Political Awards was created to promote Good Governance, at the same time setting a Healthy Competition in Kaduna State's Polity. 

Voting would take place online. Winners would be announced on the day of the event.
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Saturday, April 3, 2021

If 39 Abducted Kaduna Students Belonged To El-Rufai, He Would Have Secured Their Release —Parent

As the 39 abducted students the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Kaduna State, spend weeks in captivity, some of the parents have developed high blood pressure and some have been hospitalised.
One of the parents, Samuel Kambai, told Daily Post on Thursday that the parents have been going through unthinkable trauma for the last 14 days, with many of them unable to sleep, others developing high blood pressure, and some in the hospital.
Kaduna State Governor Nasiru Ahmed El-Rufai
“To be honest with you, on this matter we have not been sleeping; some of the parents have developed high blood pressure. I just came out of St Gerald Hospital where I went to see some fellow parents there because of the condition of their children.
“Like one of us, her only child, a girl is today in the bush, so we feel bad. We are not happy about it and don’t know what to do. Some of the parents even said we should go into the bush and begin to search for our children because we have been hoping that the government would do something, but up till now, they have still not done anything,” he said.
A widow whose only child was abducted, presently has her world hanging in the balance.
Another distraught parent disclosed that no one, the bandits, the government or security agents had contacted them. 
He added that they had also tried in vain to call the phone numbers of their children.
According to him, the bandits are only communicating with the government but the government has refused to talk to them.
“We even tried to see the minister of environment while he was in Kaduna but he denied us access. We also tried seeing people from the state government but we got the same response, saying they can’t see us.
“We have not heard anything from them. We are the ones trying to contact them but to no avail,” he said.
“As far as I’m concerned, before now, Governor Nasir El-Rufai made a statement that he was ready to negotiate with bandits and even pay them money to ensure there would be no more kidnapping or killing in the state, but unfortunately we are surprised to see that this same governor who made this statement has come out to say that he is not ready to negotiate with bandits. We believe that if it were to be his children, they would be out by now. But since they are not his, that is why he is making such statements.
“We are now saying they should connect us with these people so that if it comes to it, let us make negotiations with them to get our children back. We are ready to do that if they are not ready, because we are tired of waiting and our children are still in the bush; we just want our children back,” the parent added.
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Community Leaders, Others Killed, Missing As Fulani, Atyap Clash In Southern Kaduna

There have been reported cases of killings and people's disappearance, including community leaders following a clash between the Fulani and Atyap indigenes in Atyap Chiefdom in the southern part of Kaduna State.
In a press release issued recently by the Atyap community, three community leaders, including secretary to the district heads went missing after a meeting between herders and farmers over the destruction of farm crops by cattle.
Also, a press conference on Thursday in Kaduna by Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), condemned the alleged killing of their leaders, including the Wakilin Fulani of Atyap (Kataf) Chiefdom by Atyap people.
The Fulani group, led by the state chairman, Alhaji Haruna Usman Tugga lamented the purported fresh killing of innocent Fulani people in the Zango Kataf Local Government Area and destruction of their properties. 
He, therefore, demanded justice and compensation for victims. 

"It is on a very sad note that our association addresses you today. This is in relation to the renewed wanton killings of innocent Fulani people in Zangon Kataf LGA and the destruction of their properties.

"In the past few days, there has been a series of deliberately targeted killings by the Atyap communities on Fulani people, including two Ardos namely: Ardo Pate Kurmi (Wakilin Fulani in the Atyap Chiefdom) and Ardo Muhammadu Anchau, who were brutally killed in cold blood after embarking on a peace mission to Gora District of the Atyap Chiefdom," the group said.

According to MACBAN, the killing of their leaders was allegedly done with the involvement of security operatives.
"Their killing was orchestrated in a systematic way with active connivance or tacit support of the officer in charge of Operation Safe Haven stationed at Gora Gan village, Gora District.
"This is because the attack that culminated in the brutal killing of the two Ardos and one other person started right at the camp of the Operation Safe Haven at Gora Gan when some Atyap women started a protest, attacking the Ardos and the other three Fulani people that were with them.
"Notwithstanding the violent protests, the officers of the Operation Safe Haven asked the Ardos to be driven by the Secretary to the District Head of Gora District (one Ayuba Bungwon) without any security cover.
"Unfortunately, they were intercepted on the road along Sagwaza and the two Ardos and one other person, named Muhammed Yakubu, were brutally killed.

"As the Almighty would have it, two young persons were able to overrun the attackers and narrowly escaped," the Fulani group stated.

According to them, there were several other attacks on Fulani people and their livestock in Zango Kataf LGA and surrounding local government areas.

In Kagarko grazing reserve in the Kagarko Local Government Area of Kaduna state, MACBAN stated that, "It is imperative to also inform you; gentlemen of the press about the antics and deliberate destruction of Fulani settlements in the Kagarko grazing reserve by one Vice Admiral Iko lbrahim (rtd), who is a former Chief of Naval Staff. He has been going about intimidating, harassing and torturing Fulani community members of the grazing reserve on the pretext that he is the owner of over 30, 000 hectares in the grazing reserve.

The group alleged that the ex-naval chief has been conniving with the military personnel manning the roadblock at Kagarko to punish the residents of the grazing reserve.
The group, therefore, demanded that perpetrators of violence against its people should be identified, arrested and prosecuted, according to the laws of the land. 
It also urged their members to be calm and law-abiding and not to take the law into their hands.
They also called on the leadership of Atyap Chiefdom in particular and the Southern Kaduna in general to caution their subjects from attacking, killing and maiming their members and destroying their means of livelihood.

"The government should pay adequate compensation for the lives of our members who were killed during the attacks as well as for their wealth that was heartlessly destroyed by the Atyap communities, among others.
"We appeal to the Kaduna State Government to take the necessary action by ensuring the arrest and prosecution of the said Vice Admiral lko Ibrahim (rtd) and his cohorts.

"We call on the Kaduna State Government to come to the aid of the victims of the violence perpetrated by Admiral Iko Ibrahim and his agents which rendered them homeless making them to be living in deplorable conditions currently and at the mercy of neighbours and relations," MACBAN stated.
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Thursday, April 1, 2021

Nigerian Breweries Bags Highest Taxpayer Award In Kaduna

 


The Nigerian Breweries Plc has bagged the Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service 2020 Highest Taxpayer, Pay-As-You-Earn Award.

The Executive Chairman of KADIRS, Zaid Abubakar, reportedly described Nigerian Breweries at the agency’s 2020 Grand Dinner and Award Night, in Kaduna on Friday, as one of the “committed” taxpayers in the state.

Abubakar urged other corporate organisations to emulate Nigerian Breweries and other committed taxpayers in the state by paying the needed tax voluntarily and as and when due.

He was quoted as saying, “The essence of the award was to motivate taxpayers in the state to continue to pay their taxes voluntarily so that the state government will continue to deliver quality services to the people.”

Receiving the awards from the state’s finance commissioner, the company's manager in Kaduna, Abbay Ajayi, thanked KADIRS for recognising the efforts of the company in fulfilling its tax obligation and contributing to the development of the state.

According to him, the Nigerian Breweries has paid a total of N1.4 billion to Kaduna state government as PAYE and levies, among others between 2018 and 2020.

He said: “We have equally paid N315 million to Kaduna State Water Cooperation as water bills from 2016 to date.
“We have so far invested N45 billion in Kaduna state from inception to date and planned to invest N7.0 billion in the state in 2021 alone.
“Kaduna has been a home for all of us at the Nigerian Breweries since the 1960s and we are still thriving due to the conducive business environment that have made Kaduna more home than any other."

He reiterated Nigerian Breweries’ continued investment and support to the development agenda of the Kaduna state government and Nigeria.

A total of 23 taxpayers were honoured as part of efforts to encourage voluntary tax compliance and boost revenue generation for the development of the state.

Nigerian Breweries Plc engages in the brewing and marketing of Lager beer, Stout and non-alcoholic malt drinks. Its product range includes Star, Gulder, Legend Extra Stout, Maltina and Malta.
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Kaduna Political Awards

The categories for the Best local Government Chairman, Best House Of Representatives Member, Best Political Program On Radio and The Best State House Of Assembly Member were Nominated by Kaduna State Residents while the other 15 categories were Nominated by the event's organisers. 

Voting would take place online. Winners would be announced on the day of the event. 

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