Monday, April 22, 2019

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    Dangote asks northern governors to emulate el-Rufai

Dangote asks northern governors to emulate el-Rufai

Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, says northern Nigeria needs the like of Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna governor, to bridge the development gap between the region and other parts of the country.Dangote spoke on Wednesday as a guest at the fourth edition of the Kaduna economic and investment submit (KADINVEST).The president of Dangote Group expressed concerns about the increasing poverty in the [...]

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    Kaduna group accuses el-Rufai of ordering arrest of its president

Kaduna group accuses el-Rufai of ordering arrest of its president

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, has allegedly ordered the arrest of Awema Dio Maisamari, president of the Adara Development Association (ADA).According to a statement by Danladi Yarima, a former president of the association, Maisamari was arrested alongside Joseph Abdallah, treasurer of the association.Yarima said the duo were arrested by the state police command on Saturday on the orders of the [...]

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    Odinkalu: 66 weren’t killed in Kaduna… el-Rufai just playing politics with lives

Odinkalu: 66 weren’t killed in Kaduna… el-Rufai just playing politics with lives

Chidi Odinkalu, human rights lawyer, has described as false, the statement from the Kaduna state government that 66 people were killed in attacks on Kajuru local government area of the state.Samuel Aruawan, spokesman of Nasir el-Rufai, had  said the killings reportedly took place in eight settlements across the local government area.El-Rufai also confirmed the incident."Report of the killing of about [...]

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    Kaduna PDP asks DSS to release its campaign director

Kaduna PDP asks DSS to release its campaign director

The Kaduna state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the immediate and unconditional release of Ben Bako, director, media and publicity of its campaign organisation.Bako was arrested on Saturday by the Department of State Services (DSS) for allegedly making inciting comments at a PDP rally in Kafancha, earlier in the week.Reacting to Bako’s arrest, Danjuma Sarki, [...]

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    ‘I can make mistakes because I’m human’ — el-Rufai lobbies Kaduna pastors

‘I can make mistakes because I’m human’ — el-Rufai lobbies Kaduna pastors

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has reached out to some pastors in the state for support, saying as a human being, he is not immune to mistakes.The governor said this during a town hall meeting with some pastors under the umbrella of Pastors United For Change Association (PUCA), on Saturday.He explained to them that his choice of Hadiza Balarabe, a [...]

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    Kaduna CAN: El-Rufai is an ingrate… we made him governor

Kaduna CAN: El-Rufai is an ingrate… we made him governor

John Hayab, chairman of the Kaduna state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), says the votes cast by Christians in the state made Nasir el-Rufai, the state governor, victorious in the 2015 gubernatorial poll.He said this in response to the claim of the governor that majority of the Christians in southern Kaduna voted against him in 2015.Hayab, who [...]

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    Shehu Sani: El-Rufai will insult Buhari… it’s just a matter of time

Shehu Sani: El-Rufai will insult Buhari… it’s just a matter of time

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says Nasir el-Rufai, the state governor, will turn against President Muhammadu Buhari in the future.Sani said this when he spoke  on The Osasu Show with Osasu Igbinedion.El-rufai is a staunch supporter of Buhari.However, Sani described el-Rufai as a "serial betrayer" who turns against any government when he is no longer in its favour.The governor and [...]

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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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    El-Rufai: Atiku spent 12 years begging for visa… PDP should be crying for him

El-Rufai: Atiku spent 12 years begging for visa… PDP should be crying for him

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says there is nothing worth celebrating about the visit of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to the US.El-Rufai said this at the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential rally in the state on Friday.Atiku visited the US for the first time in 13 years on Thursday. The APC has repeatedly [...]

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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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    El-Rufai: Buhari directed me to punish ‘traitor’ Shehu Sani for disloyalty

El-Rufai: Buhari directed me to punish ‘traitor’ Shehu Sani for disloyalty

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says President Muhammadu Buhari directed him to initiate the recall of Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central district, over acts of contempt and disloyalty. The governor disclosed this in a letter dated October 2 to the the president.In the letter, he listed the 'compendium' of sins committed by Sani against him, the president and the [...]

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    Shehu Sani: If I’m leaving APC, I’ll make it known

Shehu Sani: If I’m leaving APC, I’ll make it known

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says if he is leaving the All Progressive Congress (APC), he will make it public.Sani said this on Facebook while debunking reports that he had defected to the Social Democratic Party (SDP).He used football terms to pass across his message.“I’m still in the Broomcity FC as a left winger and not a defender. The rumour [...]

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    Kaduna needs $65.5bn for infrastructure

Kaduna needs $65.5bn for infrastructure

Naisr El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says the state requires $65.5 billion to address its infrastructure challenges over the next 30 years.While unveiling the Kaduna infrastructure master plan (2018-2050), El-Rufai said the long-term infrastructure master plan summarised the infrastructure target of the state aimed at providing job opportunities and making lives better for the people.“The breakdown of the future infrastructural developments between [...]

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    El-Rufai tackles Bill Gates, says Buhari’s plan reflects needs of Nigerians

El-Rufai tackles Bill Gates, says Buhari’s plan reflects needs of Nigerians

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says it is incorrect to say the execution process of the economic and recovery growth plan (ERGP) does not truly reflect the needs of Nigerians.He said this in response to a statement made by Bill Gates at the expanded national economic council presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo."The Nigerian government’s economic recovery and growth [...]

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    Hurricane El-Rufai

Hurricane El-Rufai

Last week, the war ongoing among politicians in Kaduna State went a notch higher when officials of the state government demolished a house belonging to Suleiman Hunkuyi, a serving senator also elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).As usual, the news broke first on social media and I thought it was a joke. Not because our politicians [...]

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    VIDEO: The demolished factional APC head office in Kaduna

VIDEO: The demolished factional APC head office in Kaduna

Residents of GRA Kaduna were still in bed on Tuesday morning when a demolition team escorted by armed security operatives stormed 11B Sambo road.Just last week did Suleiman Hukunyi, lawmaker representing Kaduna north central senatorial district, convert the building - a duplex - to the head office of the faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) which he leads.The building [...]

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