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    El-Rufai: Parents who enroll children into almajiri system may be jailed

El-Rufai: Parents who enroll children into almajiri system may be jailed

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says has warned parents who enroll their children into the almajiri system that they may end in jail. He gave the warning on Monday when he visited some almajiri children repatriated from Nasarawa state, and undergoing rehabilitation and optical screening at Government College, Kurmin Mashi, Kaduna. The governor said any Islamic cleric who enrolls any child into [...]

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    Kashamu: Ogun PDP congress followed due process

Kashamu: Ogun PDP congress followed due process

Buruji Kashamu, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in the 2019 elections in Ogun, says the recently held congresses of the party, which produced a new set of party executives in the state, followed due process. Kashamu stated this in a statement entitled “Setting the records straight on Ogun State PDP executive committee” released in Lagos at the weekend. According to the [...]

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    El-Rufai: We have N5m life insurance for every health worker on the frontline

El-Rufai: We have N5m life insurance for every health worker on the frontline

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says the state government has a life insurance package for frontline health workers dealing with COVID-19 to the tune of N5 million. Speaking at the 24th edition of The Platform, hosted by Poju Oyemade's Covenant Nation, the governor said the state is taking extraordinary care of its health workers. "We took extraordinary steps to get PPEs [...]

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    El-Rufai recovers from COVID-19 — after three weeks

El-Rufai recovers from COVID-19 — after three weeks

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has recovered from COVID-19 -- after nearly four weeks.  The governor announced his recovery on Twitter on Wednesday. He said he tested negative twice for the disease. KADUNA UPDATE: “I am delighted to report today, that after nearly four weeks of observing a strict medical regime, I have now received the all-clear after two consecutive negative test [...]

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    ‘You’re in our prayers’ — Twitter reactions to el-Rufai’s coronavirus status

‘You’re in our prayers’ — Twitter reactions to el-Rufai’s coronavirus status

Nigerians on social media platforms have reacted after Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, announced that he tested positive for coronavirus. El-rufai had taken to his Twitter page on Saturday to share a video where he disclosed his status for COVID-19. The development makes him the second governor to test positive for the killer virus in Nigeria, after Bala Mohammed, his counterpart in [...]

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    Coronavirus: El-Rufai asks FG to suspend Abuja-Kaduna train services

Coronavirus: El-Rufai asks FG to suspend Abuja-Kaduna train services

The Kaduna state government has asked the federal government to stop the Abuja-Kaduna train services amid the outbreak of coronavirus. Speaking during a broadcast on Monday, Nasir el-Rufai, the governor, said this is to protect residents of the state from coronavirus (Covid-19). There are over 30 coronavirus cases in Nigeria but none in Kaduna. Hwoever, el-Rufai said his administration needs to be proactive. "We [...]

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    PHOTOS: Bakare, el-Rufai, Bala Usman meet Sanusi in Lagos

PHOTOS: Bakare, el-Rufai, Bala Usman meet Sanusi in Lagos

Muhammadu Sanusi II, dethroned emir of Kano played host to Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna; Tunde Bakare, senior pastor of the Latter Rain Assembly, and Hadiza Bala Usman, director of Nigerian Port Authority. The former emir had arrived Lagos on Friday night from Awe, Nasarawa, where he was on exile following a court order annulling the order to keep him in [...]

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    Sanusi leaves Abuja for Lagos — after praying with followers

Sanusi leaves Abuja for Lagos — after praying with followers

Muhammad Sanusi II, the deposed emir of Kano, has left Abuja for Lagos, following his release from confinement in Awe, Nasarawa state.  Before departing Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Sanusi, who was escorted to the airport by Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, prayed for his followers before bidding them farewell. He is expected to reunite with members of his family in Lagos. After [...]

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    Finally, Sanusi leaves Awe after judicial victory

Finally, Sanusi leaves Awe after judicial victory

Muhammad Sanusi II, former emir of Kano, has left Awe, a town in Nasarawa where he was banished to after his dethronement. Sanusi is riding in the same vehicle as Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, who visited him on his third day in detention. A federal high court in Abuja had ordered the immediate release of Sanusi. On Thursday, Lateef Fagbemi, a [...]

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    PHOTOS: Sanusi in high spirits as he receives el-Rufai in Awe

PHOTOS: Sanusi in high spirits as he receives el-Rufai in Awe

Muhammad Sanusi II, deposed emir of Kano, was all smiles as he received Nasir el-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna state, in his ''exile home'' at Awe, Nasarawa state, on Friday. El-Rufai, who recently appointed Sanusi as vice-chairman of Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency (KADIPA), greeted the ex-monarch with a bow as they shook hands. Below are photos. [...]

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    Security beefed up around Sanusi ahead of ‘possible’ el-Rufai’s visit

Security beefed up around Sanusi ahead of ‘possible’ el-Rufai’s visit

Security was beefed up ahead of a possible visit by Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, to Muhammad Sanusi II, the deposed emir of Kano. Earlier on Thursday, security sources told TheCable that they had orders to prepare to receive the governors of Nasarawa and possibly Kaduna at 3pm. TheCable called sources within the Nasarawa government house to verify the information. We were [...]

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    El-Rufai: Sanusi has accepted to serve as Kaduna varsity chancellor

El-Rufai: Sanusi has accepted to serve as Kaduna varsity chancellor

The Kaduna state government has named Muhammadu Sanusi II, ex-emir of Kano, as the chancellor of the Kaduna State University (KASU). Muyiwa Adekeye, special adviser to Nasir el-Rufai, the state governor, on media and communication, announced this in a statement on Wednesday. The development comes a day after el-Rufai also appointed Sanusi as vice-chairman of Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency(KADIPA). Both appointments come within 72 [...]

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    ICYMI: A southerner should succeed Buhari, says el-Rufai

ICYMI: A southerner should succeed Buhari, says el-Rufai

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says the presidency should go to the south after the tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari.   Speaking in an interview with Vanguard, el-Rufai said it is an "unwritten consensus" that the presidency rotates between the north and the south, adding that  "everyone understands it". The former minister said every politician should honour the consensus, except there is "an [...]

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    El-Rufai asks principals to stop collecting fees from ALL primary/secondary students in Kaduna

El-Rufai asks principals to stop collecting fees from ALL primary/secondary students in Kaduna

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, has directed that free primary and secondary education be implemented in the state with immediate effect. Phoebe Yayi, permanent secretary for the state ministry of education, announced the development in a letter dated January 17 and addressed to the zonal director of the Kaduna state schools quality assurance authority. The governor earlier announced free and compulsory education [...]

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    Obasanjo’s visit to el-Rufai

Obasanjo’s visit to el-Rufai

Obasanjo’s recent visit to the Governor of Kaduna State,Malam Nasir el-Rufai, has dominated the media the past one week.  During the visit, the former President reportedly reflected on the Kaduna state governor’s spat with the senate when he was Federal Capital Territory (FCT) minister and his refusal to apologise to the red chamber when he fell out with them during [...]

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    Supreme court upholds elections of Makinde, el-Rufai

Supreme court upholds elections of Makinde, el-Rufai

The supreme court has upheld the election of Seyi Makinde as the governor of Oyo state. The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) declared Makinde as the winner of the 2019 governorship election in the state. But not satisfied with the outcome of the election, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Adebayo Adelabu, its candidate, approached the election petition tribunal seeking a nullification of [...]

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