Bandits invade Zaria Poly, kill, injure students, kidnap staffs, lecturers

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Following alleged last night’s invasion of bandits at Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic, Zaria in Kaduna State, one student was reportedly shot dead, while some others sustained gunshot injuries. Eye witness report also said that two academic staffs, a wife and two children of one of the staffs were also

Tuition Fees Hike: We’re deeply disappointed in Kaduna Dep. Gov – Indigene Students

…Poised for a protest rally. by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Kaduna State indigent students have expressed “deepest disappointment” in the State’s Deputy Governor, Mrs Hadiza Balarabe, over her alleged attendances concerning the hike in tuition fees in all the State-owned higher institutions by the government. The students’ wing of Southern Kaduna People’s Union (SOKAPU) made the assertion in a statement issued

Kaduna State Varsity shuts down academic activities indefinitely

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Kaduna State University (KASU) has indefinitely shut down academic activities for undergraduate students. This was announced in a statement issued Tuesday and signed by Registrar of the University, Mr Samuel S. Manshop. Although, no reason was advanced for the shutting down of the academic activities, our correspondent gathered that the university students had threatened for

Tensions soar as Benue community accused of killing Fulani

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Tension has continued to rise steadily in Ufia community in Ado local government area of Benue State, following the alleged killing of a young Fulani person made against the people of Ojije, by a Fulani leader in the State. A statement issued and signed by national president of Ufia Development Association (UDA), Chief Vincent

Bauchi Govt steps-up assistance to orphans in its domain

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos Bauchi State orphans have been urged to no longer see themselves as orphans, because God has bestowed on them leaders and wealthy individuals in the society to look after them. Governor of Bauchi State, Sen. Bala Abdulkadir Muhammad, disclosed this in Bauchi recently, while hosting orphans and children of less-privileged members in

Media potential as Weapon of War, National Unity must be realized – NUJ

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has restated that the potential of media as aforce for multiplier and weapon of war and national unity must be realized. NUJ President, Chief Chris Isiguzo, who made striking observation on today, said failure to recognize its potential would be counterproductive as enemy’s usage of the media

Ghastly motor accident claims several lives in Kaduna

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna A tragic ghastly motor accident, on Sunday, reportedly claimed several lives in Kaduna State, according to the State Internal Security and Home Affairs Commissioner, Mr Samuel Aruwan’s security update made available to journalists. Aruwan stated that security agencies have reported that several persons lost their lives in a ghastly road traffic crash, which

Bandits invade communities, kill 5, burn church, house in Kaduna

…Pastor’s spouse, others sustain injuries. by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Five persons have been reportedly killed across two local government areas in Kaduna State, while a church and a house were also razed down by bandits. A statement by the state internal security and home affairs commissioner, Mr Samuel Aruwan, explained that security agencies reported to Kaduna State Government that,

Kaduna State Varsity officials Debunk Shutting down School

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna The management of Kaduna State University (KASU) has denied media reports, especially social media, of the alleged shutting down of the institution. Some students of the varsity reportedly gathered to stage a protest in the early hours of Monday over refusal of the state government to heed to appeals to revert the 500 percent increase