By Akon Eddy, Kaduna
The Nigerian Army (NA) is to train 10,000 operatives of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), on ranch security. Continue reading Nigerian Army to train 10,000 Civil Defence operatives on ranch security
By Akon Eddy, Kaduna
Nigerians have been called upon to support President Buhari-led administration’s fight against corruption in order to ensure that the nation is returned back to its land of prosperity and bountifulness. Continue reading War on corruption: Cleric calls on Nigerians to support Buhari
The Management of Kaduna Electric has lamented the increasing cases of energy theft in it franchise area and destruction of the smart meters currently being installed by the Company and resolved to prosecute anybody caught perpetrating the illegal act.
The Head, Energy metering and new connection of the Company, Engr. Aliyu Abbas Abdullahi made this known during a press briefing in Kaduna on Thursday.
He revealed that investigations carried-out by the Company showed that “some unscrupulous elements are compromising the integrity of the meters by damaging the board and circuitry of the meters”.
He disclosed that the energy theft are done both externally by bye-passing the new meters and internally by compromising or damaging the relays, vowing to leave no stone unturned in fighting those behind it.
According to him, the company will fish out anybody perpetrating or aiding the perpetration of the unwholesome act of energy theft either through meter bye-pass or through illegal connections and reconnections.
He further debunked and described as “ridiculous”, the claim that the smart meters being deployed by the Company have viruses and urged their customers to disregard the peddlers of such “false and unfounded information”.
Engr. Abdullahi disclosed that the Company has installed over 11,000 smart pre-paid energy meters in Kaduna, Kebbi and Sokoto States since the inception of the mass meters deployment programme two months ago, assuring that plans are on top gear to commence the exercise in Zamfara State, the last in the franchise area of the Company.
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The Kaduna State House of Assembly on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of four commissioners and two local government chairmen. Continue reading Kaduna Assembly confirms 4 commissioners, 2 LGA chairmen
A German archaeologist, Professor Peter Breunij and his associate, Johannes Buringer, have been abducted by yet to be identified gun men at Jenjela village in Kagarko local government area of Kaduna State.
News of the kidnap broke on Wednesday when the professor, who is the leader of a four man team from the University of Frankfurt, Germany working in Nigeria in collaboration with the National Commission for Museum and Monuments and other institutions on the relics of Nok culture in Nigeria.
The two ladies who are members of the team were however not taken by the abductors.
An eye witness who was part of the team working in collaboration with Germans said the incident happened when they had resumed for work at the site, Jenjela village and had started working when five gun men appeared from the bush and ordered them to lie down.
According to the eye witness, the gunmen came one by one, the first two with machetes then the others with heavy guns, and ordered us to face down and shot into the air in order to scare people around.
It was at that point that they asked the professor and his associate to follow them and they led them to the other side of the road, made them to cross the road to the other side from where we were and began to lead them further into the bush.
When they realised that of the workers including a hunter were following them, they turned and opened fire killed them.
The eye witness said the matter has been reported to the police at Kagarko.
Effort to speak to the Kaduna command police public relations officer, ASP Usman Aliyu Katsina proves abortive as he is not picking his call.
By Akon Eddy, Kaduna
A Peace Ambassador, Hajiya Ramatu Tijjani has stressed the need for introduction of Peace Education into the nation’s school curriculum. Continue reading Ambassador seeks introduction of peace education in schools’ curriculum
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Ekiti State Governor and Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Ayodele Fayose has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for heeding to public outcry on the appointment of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), saying; “Even though the President acted late, it is still commendable that he listened to Nigerians by not allowing the judicial institution, which is the last hope of the common man to be further bastardized.” Continue reading Fayose commends Buhari over Justice Onnoghen’s nomination as substantive CJN
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The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has stated reasons why the Gombe State Caretaker Working Committee was reconstituted. Continue reading ‘Why APC Gombe Caretaker Committee was reconstituted’