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‘Give incompetent teachers 12months grace to upgrade’ Kaduna

The Mainan Zazzau Communication Committee has called on Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state to toll the path of sanity and pragmatism on the issue of teachers’ sack.

They urged  him to give the ‘incompetent’ teachers a grace period of six to 12months to go back to relevant institutions to update their knowledge and skills; rather than outrightly sacking them.

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160 Kaduna groups plan for peace

About 160 groups in Southern Kaduna on Friday agreed to form committees at community levels to promote peaceful co-existence among themselves.

The decision came on the heels of another initiative by Governor Nasir El-Rufai to forge peace in the state, often wracked by ethnic and religious violence. On Thursday, El-Rufai named Bishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon as the chair of a Peace Commission.

The 160 groups made a separate commitment at a workshop on peace building organised by Global Peace Foundation(GPF) in Angwar Fari, Kanikon Chiefdom in Jema’a Local Government Area.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the groups comprised of religious and traditional leaders, elders, women and youth, represented by 40 delegates each.

Communities involved in the search for peace included Goska, Ambam, Bakin Kogi, Tudun Wada, Amere, Angwar Fari, Angwar Baki and Dangoma which had experienced several attacks in the past.

The Country Director of GPF, Mr Jonh Okon said the workshop was a follow up to series of mediation efforts by the foundation since January.

“We thank the people for their commitment to peace and express our happiness that since after the peace and reconciliation meeting in June, normalcy has been gradually returning to the communities.

“GPF is committed to continue working with you through the ‘One Family under God’ peace building programme to ensure that sustainable and lasting peace returns to the communities, as without sustainable peace, there can be no development.”

Also, Northern Nigeria Coordinators of the foundation, Sheikh Halliru Maraya and Rev. John Hayab expressed delight that several months of efforts by all stakeholders have resulted in the return of peace to the various communities.

“Today, we are building on the foundation of the understanding we all had during the peace and reconciliation meetings and training workshops,” they said.

They reminded the participants of the kind of inter-dependent and mutually beneficial
relationships that existed between the Natives and Fulani in Southern Kaduna over the

The coordinators urged the people to execute community service projects for the good of all, to strengthen the bond of unity and peaceful coexistence among them.

They also reminded participants that everyone had the fundamental human right to life, ownership of properties, freedom of religion and expression.

” This confers on every human being the responsibility of protecting those fundamental human rights not just of him or herself but of others, and also living for the greater good.

“We are very hopeful judging from the way events have unfolded that this chiefdom is on the right path towards achieving sustainable peace, because you have accepted to forgive one another, you have accepted to visit one another.”

Mr Abokie Galadima, a former Chief of Staff to late Governor Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna State expressed happiness with the programme and urged all residents to unite and embrace peace and brotherhood.

“It they live in peace, then there will be progress, but government needs to come out and help bring to book those that are giving us sleepless nights,” he added.

Also Alhaji Husseini Dembo, a former commissioner in the state, urged the communities to sustain dialogue and avoid anything that would trigger violence.

“The people are now aware that they are not alone, they now know that there are people out there who care about them, so they should also start caring about themselves,” Dembo said.

NAN report that the participants in their various groups discussed and outlined several ongoing community engagements to facilitate peace building.

The engagements include setting up community peace and reconciliation committees, initiating community dialogue meetings, regular dialogue with security agencies, interfaith forum, community group outreach, community sport activities, as well as annual community peace festivals.


Kaduna Govt. generates N17bn in 9 months

Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service on Wednesday said it had generated N17 billion of the N50.2 billion targeted for the 2017 fiscal year.

Alhaji Ahmed Murkhtar, Chairman of the agency, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna.

Murkhtar said the revenue was generated between January and September 2017, regretting that the amount was far below the agency’s target.

He, however, said that the agency would exceed the N23 billion  generated in 2016.

According to him, the agency has set up a committee to recover about N500 million ground rent  from 653 defaulters.

He said the agency would generate about N5 billion from ground rent and land use charge before the end of the year.

The chairman appealed to individuals and organisations to remit taxes as and when due to avoid embarrassment by officials of the agency.

He warned business owners against payment of cash to agency’s officials as the state government had abolished cash collections, adding that payments should be done through designated banks or Point of Sale Machines (POS).


Men who want to be PDP chairman

Barring any last minute change, the leading opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will on December 9 hold its elective national convention after a rancorous season of blames and counter that lasted over two years. While there are many aspirants for the coveted office, the politics behind the convention transcends party leadership alone. It has a lot to do with 2019.

From the onset, credible sources within PDP told Daily Trust on Sunday that there is a sharp division among power brokers as to who takes over the throne of the party chairman after the National Caretaker Chairman, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, a former governor of Kaduna States steps aside.

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Corp member builds bridge in Jaba LGA, kaduna state

A corps member has built a bridge linking five communities at Gora community in Jaba Local Government area of Kaduna State.

The project initiator Mr. Eze Onyekachi during the commissioning said the project is aimed at reducing hardship the communities faced while plying the road especially during raining season.

Mr. Eze Onyekachi said the nine point five metre long and seven metre wide bridge consumed about eight million naira.

The NYSC state coordinator who was represented by assistant director CDS Mrs Stella Ogbeche expressed satisfaction with the laudable project called on other corp members to emulate same.

She encouraged corps members to always pay attention to empowerment lectures at orientation camp so that they can have the requisite skills to affect their host communities during their primary assignment.

The chairman of the occasion reverend Gideon Para-Mallam explained that the bridge would promote inter-connected relations among the communities and simplify the transportation of farm produce.

Reverend Para-Mallam thanked the corp member for the bridge that connects the communities.


Radio Nigeria


Kaduna APC endorses Buhari, El-Rufai for 2019

Kaduna—The All Progressives Congress in Kaduna State has endorsed the re-elections of President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Nasir El-Rufai in 2019.

This is even as the governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El Rufai, apologized to members of All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state for any offence any government or party official may have caused them in the discharge of their duties.
The APC in the state made this known at a stakeholders’ meeting with party leaders from the 255 electoral wards of the state on Saturday. The meeting at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Hall, Kaduna was attended by Governor El-Rufai, two of the senators from the state, members of the House of Representatives and the State House of Assembly, as well as political appointees at both federal and state levels.

This is even as the governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El Rufai, apologized to members of All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state for any offence any government or party official may have caused them in the discharge of their duties.

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Appeal court says Katsina govt can prosecute ex-gov Shema

The Appeal Court sitting in Kaduna has disallowed the application filed by former governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shehu Shema to stop his ongoing trial by the Katsina State Government on grounds that he was not availed documents pertaining to the petition against him.

The court however recognized the right of an accused to be availed documents pertaining to charges standing against them but said Shema’s application could not stand as it was filed prematurely and before a plea was taken.

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