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APC floors PDP in Kaduna election tribunal

The national and state assembly election petition tribunal sitting in Kaduna, on Wednesday, nullified the election of Comfort Amwe of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) as member representing Sanga constituency in the Kaduna state house of assembly.The tribunal equally ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue certificate of return to Haliru Dangana of the All Progressives Congress (APC) [...]

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    Kaduna closes Assemblies of God church ‘to avert crisis’

Kaduna closes Assemblies of God church ‘to avert crisis’

The Kaduna state government has ordered the immediate closure of the Assemblies of God Church in AGC Saminaka district in the Lere local government area of the state.According to Samuel Aruwan, special adviser to the governor of the state on media and publicity, the decision was taken to avert crisis as a result of the leadership crisis rocking the church.Aruwan [...]

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    El-Rufai’s ‘lopsided appointments’ brewing hatred

El-Rufai’s ‘lopsided appointments’ brewing hatred

The Centrum Initiative for Development and Fundamental Rights Initiative (CEDRA) says Nasir el-Rufai’s "lopsided appointments" are brewing hatred in the state.The group also called on the governor to sack his special adviser on investment promotion, Jimmy Lawal, who it said was on the US wanted list.John Danfulani, executive chairman and director of strategy of CEDRA, who reiterated the content of a report [...]

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    El-Rufai orders banks to close government accounts

El-Rufai orders banks to close government accounts

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of kaduna state, has directed banks with accounts of the state government to close them and remit the deposits to the Central bank of Nigeria (CBN).The governor explained that the decision was being taken ahead of the commencement of the implementation of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) framework by September 1."As part of the process of attaining [...]

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    El-Rufai cancels sponsorship of pilgrimages to Mecca, Jerusalem

El-Rufai cancels sponsorship of pilgrimages to Mecca, Jerusalem

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says his administration has stopped sponsorship of pilgrimages while slashing overhead costs by 60 per cent as part of measures to rescue the state from its precarious financial situation.In a broadcast to the people of the state, el-Rufai said Kaduna was broke and had a debt burden of more than N74.297 billion, comprising N28.840 billion domestic [...]

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    El-Rufai retires 20 perm secs in Kaduna

El-Rufai retires 20 perm secs in Kaduna

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, on Wednesday relieved 20 permanent secretaries in the state of their positions.The governor based the action on his decision to cut the cost of running government.In a statement issued by Samuel Aruwan, his special assistant on media and publicity, el-Rufai said the decision has made him fulfill his promise of reducing ministries in the [...]

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    El-Rufai orders beggars off Kaduna streets after Zaria blast

El-Rufai orders beggars off Kaduna streets after Zaria blast

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has ordered beggars and hawkers off the streets of Kaduna as a means of enhancing security in the state.The governor said the development became necessary after the attack that killed 25 people in Zaria on Tuesday morning.He advised those affected to comply with the directive, saying failure to do so will lead to arrest.“The [...]

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    El-Rufai grants financial autonomy to Kaduna LGAs

El-Rufai grants financial autonomy to Kaduna LGAs

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has abolished 'joint account' and announced that his government will be remitting ten percent of internally generated revenue (IGR) to local government councils in the state.Samuel Aruwan, special assistant on media and publicity to the governor, disclosed this in a statement issued shortly after the governor swore-in chairmen of the interim management committees of [...]

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    Police arraign 115 ‘street gang members’ in Kaduna

Police arraign 115 ‘street gang members’ in Kaduna

The Kaduna state command of the Nigeria police force on Monday said it had arraigned 115 street gang members, locally known as “Yan Sara-Suka” for allegedly terrorising communities in the state.Zubairu Abubakar, spokesman of the command, told NAN that the arraignment followed massive raid of the gangs’ hideouts across the state.Nasiru el-Rufa’i, governor of Kaduna, recently directed the police to [...]

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    El-Rufai appoints Hadiza of BBOG as chief of staff

El-Rufai appoints Hadiza of BBOG as chief of staff

Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has appointed Hadiza Bala Usman as his chief of staff.Samuel Aruwan,‎ the governor's spokesman, made the announcement on Monday.Bala Usman is a notable figure in the All Progressives Congress (APC), where she served in a number of committees and capacities, key among, which are administrative secretary of the Buhari presidential campaign organisation, secretary [...]

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    El-Rufai suspends plan for new university in Kaduna

El-Rufai suspends plan for new university in Kaduna

Nasiru el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has suspended plans of the immediate past administration of Mukhtar Yero to establish a new university in Kafachan.He announced the suspension to officials of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) who paid him a courtesy visit on Tuesday.El-Rufai said the project was suspended because of inadequate funds.“The state government has no money to establish a [...]

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    Gunmen kill 13, injure 15 in Kaduna

Gunmen kill 13, injure 15 in Kaduna

Unknown gunmen have killed about 13 persons at Katsak village in Jema’a local government area and Ungwan Danborno in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state.The men also injured 15 persons who are currently receiving treatment at different hospitals in the state.A witness said the gunmen stormed Katsat village during an annual cultural festival, opening fire on those in [...]

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    Soldier ‘dies’ during shootout with Boko Haram in Kaduna

Soldier ‘dies’ during shootout with Boko Haram in Kaduna

A soldier lost his life at Ungwan Keke, a village in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state, during an exchange of gunfire between suspected Boko Haram insurgents and security operatives on Sunday.A witness told Channels Television that the security personnel stormed the village around 1 am and headed straight to the residence of the insurgents, where there was a [...]

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    El-Rufai slashes his salary by 50% to improve Kaduna

El-Rufai slashes his salary by 50% to improve Kaduna

Nasiru el-Rufai, the new governor of Kaduna state, has announced his intention to forfeit 50 percent of his salary until the financial situation of the state improves.He disclosed this during his inaugural address after being sworn in by Tanimu Zailani, chief judge of the state.He said that the pay cut would also affect Barnabas Bala, his deputy.El-Rufai also declared that the administration [...]

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    Angry youths disrupt el-Rufai’s inauguration

Angry youths disrupt el-Rufai’s inauguration

The inauguration of Nasir el-Rufai, the new governor of Kaduna state, ended abruptly on Friday,as some youths pelted dignitaries with water sachets, stones and other objects in the pavilion of Murtala Square, Kaduna, where the ceremony held.The incident occurred when the new governor concluded his address and was about to mount an open van to review the parade mounted by the [...]

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    APC Kaduna to discuss role of women in elections

APC Kaduna to discuss role of women in elections

The All Progressives Congress Campaign Council in Kaduna will on Wednesday hold a special women summit in Kaduna.The summit which will take place at Arewa House has its theme as “The Role of Women in Elections”.Women from all sections of Kaduna society, including representatives of professional women groups, women in business, rural women and market women associations are expected to [...]

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