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    El-Rufai’s elder brother, AVM Aliyu, is dead

El-Rufai’s elder brother, AVM Aliyu, is dead

Aliyu Rufai, elder brother of Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, is dead.Samuel Aruwan, spokesman to the governor, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.Rufai was said to have passed on in the early hours of Saturday in Abuja, aged 70.He was said to have died from an undisclosed sickness.The deceased was a retired air vice marshal. He was commissioned into [...]

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    Three shot dead in fresh Kaduna violence

Three shot dead in fresh Kaduna violence

Three persons were shot dead in an attack  in Gwong, Jema’a local government area of Kaduna state, on Sunday night.Peter Averik, the local government chairman, who confirmed the development to NAN, said the attack took place around 7:30pm.He said the gunmen attacked some persons walking along a bridge.“I was told the gunmen, who seemed to be advancing, opened fire on the [...]

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    El-Rufai: Ordinary citizens will reelect me… to break barrier of progress erected by Kaduna elite

El-Rufai: Ordinary citizens will reelect me… to break barrier of progress erected by Kaduna elite

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says he is confident the ordinary citizens in the state will support his bid for a second term in office.The governor said this on Saturday while speaking on a FRCN Radio Nigeria Kaduna programme.He said his nearly four years in office has been dedicated to the plight of the poor masses against the wishes of [...]

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    Buhari, Shehu Sani’s supporters trade blames over destruction of billboards

Buhari, Shehu Sani’s supporters trade blames over destruction of billboards

The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of sponsoring the destruction of campaign posters and billboards of Shehu Sani, its candidate in Kaduna central senatorial district.Samaila Sulaiman, the secretary of the party in the state, who said this in a statement on Sunday, described the act as irresponsible.He said it shows the ruling party's level [...]

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    El-Rufai signs 2019 budget into law

El-Rufai signs 2019 budget into law

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says as a beneficiary of public schools, he owes it to the children of "ordinary people", a duty to restore public education in the state.El-Rufai said this on Friday when he signed the state budget into law.The approved budget size is N157.449bn, with the capital component of N94.47bn, while recurrent expenditure is N62.97bn.Speaking during the [...]

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    Religion, ethnicity don’t influence my policies, says el-Rufai

Religion, ethnicity don’t influence my policies, says el-Rufai

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says he does not allow ethnicity and religion to influence his policies.El-Rufai said this at the 2018 Kaduna Igbo Cultural Day held at the Prison Staff Training College.The governor regretted the recent violence that rocked the state, saying "every responsible resident of this state can now see that the relentless obsession with ethnicity and [...]

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    Retired workers arrested for ‘plotting against el-Rufai’

Retired workers arrested for ‘plotting against el-Rufai’

Eight retired workers in Kaduna have been arrested for allegedly organising prayers against Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state.The workers claimed there were not paid their entitlements after they were disengaged by the Kaduna government.Known as "Alqunuci", the Islamic prayer is said to be powerful and is invoked by those seeking justice.Emmanuel Dogo, leader of Kaduna state Retired Workers Forum, [...]

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    Kaduna APC receives ‘850’ defectors from PDP, PRP

Kaduna APC receives ‘850’ defectors from PDP, PRP

No fewer than 850 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) have defected to the All Progressives Party (APC) in Zaria, Kaduna state.NAN reports that the defectors include Ibrahim Hassan-Pako, the PRP youth leader in Zaria, and a prominent PDP member, Hajiya Sa’adiya Mohammed-Mai-Yanga.Receiving the defectors at Tudun Wada Ward in Zaria on Saturday, Aliyu [...]

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    El-Rufai’s running mate handed new role ‘at the heart of Kaduna govt’

El-Rufai’s running mate handed new role ‘at the heart of Kaduna govt’

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has offered Hadiza Balarabe, his running mate in the 2019 governorship election, a new appointment.The governor on Thursday appointed Balarabe as his senior adviser-counsel, according to a statement from Samuel Aruwan, his spokesman.The statement said the appointment, which is with immediate effect, will put her at "the heart of the (state) government".Balarabe is the [...]

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    Police warn against processions as El-Zakzaky’s trial resumes

Police warn against processions as El-Zakzaky’s trial resumes

The Kaduna police command on Tuesday said the ban on all forms of processions/demonstrations in the state is still in force.Yakubu Sabo, the command’s public relations officer, gave the warning in a press statement.Sabo said the police will not hesitate to deal with any person or group of persons who deliberately attempt to violate the ban.He said: “In view of [...]

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    El-Rufai picks female running mate, settles for Muslim-Muslim ticket

El-Rufai picks female running mate, settles for Muslim-Muslim ticket

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has picked Hadiza Balarabe as his running mate for the 2019 election.Balarabe, a Muslim from Sanga local government area of the state, is currently the executive secretary of the state primary health care development agency.In a statement on Friday, Samuel Aruwan, spokesman of the governor, said the choice of Balarabe as el-Rufai's running mate [...]

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    Kaduna curfew relaxed after violence subsides

Kaduna curfew relaxed after violence subsides

The Kaduna state government has relaxed the curfew in Kaduna metropolis and environs after considerable peace has returned to the city.Samuel Aruwan, senior special assistant to the governor on media and publicity, said this in a statement on Sunday in Kaduna.Aruwan said residents could now move around until 5pm, adding that the prevailing peace had encouraged the authority to relax [...]

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    One killed as police arrest 32 over Kaduna unrest

One killed as police arrest 32 over Kaduna unrest

The police in Kaduna have arrested 32 persons for involvement in disturbances in the state.Some persons were said to have attempted to destroy places of worship in Kawo and Hanyin Banki while one person was killed in Kasuwan Magani and another arrested with a weapon.Meanwhile, the Kaduna state government has relaxed the curfew in Kachia, Samuel Aruwan, spokesman of the [...]

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    Kaduna senators describe death of traditional ruler as a monumental loss

Kaduna senators describe death of traditional ruler as a monumental loss

Senators from Kaduna state have described the death of Maiwada Galadima, traditional ruler of Adara ethnic group in Kujuru local government area of the state, as a monumental loss.Galadima, who was abducted on October 19, died in captivity in the wee hours of Friday.He was killed after abductors allegedly collected ransom.Following his death, the state government reinstated the 24-hour curfew in the [...]

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    Senators: Why did el-Rufai travel out of Kaduna in the heat of this crisis?

Senators: Why did el-Rufai travel out of Kaduna in the heat of this crisis?

Two senators have accused Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, for being complicit in the violence that engulfed parts of the state.Danjuma Laah, senator representing Kaduna south, and Philip Gyunka, senator representing Nasarawa north, are wondering why el-Rufai travelled out of the state in the heat of the crisis.Over 50 people have been killed in the ongoing religious conflict in Kaduna.Despite [...]

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    Curfew relaxed in parts of Kaduna

Curfew relaxed in parts of Kaduna

The Kaduna state government has eased off the 24-hour curfew on Kaduna metropolis, giving residents between 1pm to 5pm “to restock on essentials”.Samuel Aruwan, spokesman to Nasir el-Rufai, the state governor, said the decision was as a result of improved security in the location.El-Rufai had on Sunday, declared a 24-hour curfew in Kaduna towns and its environs to ease the [...]

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