Saturday, January 19, 2019

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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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    APC faction suspends el-Rufai for six months

APC faction suspends el-Rufai for six months

A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna state has suspended Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, for six months.El-Rufai's suspension is coming three days after the faction, known as Kaduna Restoration Group, issued him a query and suspended three of his aides.The faction led by Suleiman Hunkuyi, senator representing Kaduna north central, had accused el-Rufai of  "anti- party [...]

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    El-Rufai: Buhari willing to give up power

El-Rufai: Buhari willing to give up power

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says President Muhammadu Buhari is willing to give up power if that is what is needed to make Nigeria progress.El-Rufai said this while speaking on one of the recommendations of the All Progressives Congress (APC) committee on restructuring.The committee had, among other things,  recommended the devolution of power.WHAT IS DEVOLUTION OF POWER?Devolution is the statutory [...]

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    El-Rufai: Atiku didn’t contribute a dime to APC in 2015

El-Rufai: Atiku didn’t contribute a dime to APC in 2015

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar did not contribute anything to the 2015 presidential campaign of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Abubakar had accused the government of President Muhammadu Buhari of sidelining him despite his contributions to bringing it to power.‎But speaking on 'Democracy Today', a Voice of America (VOA) Hausa service programme, which also featured [...]

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    You’re part of Atiku’s contribution to APC, ex-VP’s aide replies el-Rufai

You’re part of Atiku’s contribution to APC, ex-VP’s aide replies el-Rufai

Oladimeji Fabiyi, coordinator of Turaki Vanguard, an umbrella group for the supporters of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, says Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, is "part of Atiku's contribution to the All Progressives Congress (APC).He said this in reaction to el-Rufai's claim that Abubakar did not contribute a dime to the presidential campaign of the APC.The governor spoke when he [...]

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    ‘I stopped Obasanjo from becoming Mugabe’, ‘I’m not promising $1 = N1’ — 10 highlights of Atiku’s letter to IGoDye

‘I stopped Obasanjo from becoming Mugabe’, ‘I’m not promising $1 = N1’ — 10 highlights of Atiku’s letter to IGoDye

No doubt, former vice-president Atiku Abubakar has kicked-off his 2019 presidential campaign, and the Nigerian youth is his prime target.His latest release is another testament to that.Last week, Nigerian comedian Francis Agoda, better known as IGoDye had written a damning letter to the former vice-president, querying his days in office as the nation's number two citizen.Abubakar has penned a reply [...]

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    El-Rufai denies chief of staff’s comment on reelection, warns appointees

El-Rufai denies chief of staff’s comment on reelection, warns appointees

Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna state governor, says he will declare his intention to run for a second term in office at the right time, but not through his appointees.The governor was reacting to a statement credited to his chief of staff that he had no plans to run for office a second time, and that he would be succeeded by someone [...]

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    CAN declares national day of mourning over Kaduna killings

CAN declares national day of mourning over Kaduna killings

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked Christians in the country and in the diaspora to wear black clothes to mourn those killed in Southern Kaduna.The association also faulted the silence of President Muhammadu Buhari on the development, alleging that he has endorsed the killing of Christians.Musa Asake, general secretary of CAN, said this in a statement."The ongoing silence over the [...]

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