Kaduna State

Kaduna State Govt sacks 2,357 teachers

Kaduna State Govt sacks 2,357 teachers

The Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board (KADSUBEB) says it has dismissed 2,357 teachers who failed the recently conducted competency test. Its spokesperson, Mrs Hauwa Mohammed, in a statement on Sunday in Kaduna, said the Board conducted a competency test for over 30,000 teachers in Dec. 2021. She said that 2,192 primary school teachers including the National President of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Mr Audu Amba, had been dismissed for refusing to sit for the competency test. She said that some 165 of the 27,662 teachers that sat for the competency test were also sacked for poor performances.…
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DSS bursts bank robbery syndicate in Kano

DSS bursts bank robbery syndicate in Kano

The Department of State Service (DSS) has burst a notorious bank robbery gang known as “Open Boots” in Kano State. The gang reportedly specializes in trailing their unsuspecting victims from the banks after they have withdrawn monies to either rob them or break into their vehicles to steal the money. Parading the ring leaders of the syndicate, the Kano State Director of the DSS, Alhassan Muhammad, said for the last three years the criminals have terrorised Kano and its environs with their dastardly acts. He said the ring leaders of the syndicate who are in custody, including Abubakar Umar, 30,…
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Kaduna to shutdown telecommunication services

Kaduna to shutdown telecommunication services

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has asked residents to prepare for a shutdown of telecommunication services. In a chat with some radio stations, the governor said security agents are prepared to launch an offensive on bandits taking refuge in some parts of the state. El-Rufai said the shutdown would not cover the entire state, adding that only local government areas bordering the troubled Zamfara and Katsina states where military onslaught is ongoing will be affected. “We have been advised by the Military and other security agencies to shut down telecommunication services in certain LGAs but we are waiting for…
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50 villagers massacred, 254 houses, 7 churches destroyed in Kaduna – Paramount ruler cries out

50 villagers massacred, 254 houses, 7 churches destroyed in Kaduna – Paramount ruler cries out

The paramount ruler of Atyap Chiefdom, Zangon Kataf local government area of Kaduna State, Agwatyap Dominic Gambo Yahaya has cried out against incessant attacks by suspected herdsmen. He said the militia/bandits have in the last few days killed no fewer than 50 villagers, destroyed 254 homes and 7 churches in the Atyap Chiefdom within two months. The Agwatyap in a statement he personally issued, explained that the unrestrained violence unleashed on poor, defenceless, innocent farmers of Atyap land had reached a sorry state that no farmer can venture out to the farmland, as the chances of returning home alive were…
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Bandits, herdsmen have taken over Kaduna from ‘incompetent’ El-Rufai – Omokri

Bandits, herdsmen have taken over Kaduna from ‘incompetent’ El-Rufai – Omokri

Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has insisted that bandits and herdsmen are in control of Kaduna State. Omokri made the remake while insisting that the State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai’s competency was in doubt. He described Kaduna as the worst place on earth to live. In a tweet, the former presidential aide rubbished the move by the state government to conduct competency tests for teachers. He stressed that a competency test should be conducted for El-Rufai, not teachers. According to Omokri: “Kaduna wants to conduct a competency test for teachers? What Kaduna needs is a competency test…
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