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    Appeal court upholds el-Rufai’s election

Appeal court upholds el-Rufai’s election

The court of appeal sitting in Kaduna has upheld the election Nasir el-Rufai as governor of the state.The appellate court gave the judgment on Thursday while dismissing the petition of Isah Ashiru, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the March 9 poll.Ashiru had challenged the outcome of the election at the tribunal but he lost. He had asked the [...]

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    El-Rufai kicks against zoning ahead of 2023 presidential election

El-Rufai kicks against zoning ahead of 2023 presidential election

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says the country needs to choose competence over zoning when electing its president.In Nigeria, political offices, including the presidency, are rotated on the basis of geographical zones.Olusegun Obasanjo from Ogun state in the south-west was president between 1999 and 2007. He was succeeded by Umaru Musa Yar'Adua from Katsina state in the north-west. Following [...]

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    ICYMI: Abuja-Kaduna road now safe for use, says el-Rufai

ICYMI: Abuja-Kaduna road now safe for use, says el-Rufai

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says he is confident that the Abuja-Kaduna road is safe for use.El-Rufai, who spoke after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, hinged his confidence on initiatives, he said, are being taken by the police.The governor, however, said he is not willing to give details of the measures.According to him, the route, which has become notorious [...]

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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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Shehu Sani: Any governor financially placating herdsmen is a patron, security risk

Fiery Kaduna senator Shehu Sani has taken a swipe at governors who use financial inducement to placate marauding herdsmen, describing them as national security risks.Making this accusation through his twitter handle, he said Kaduna was now very unsafe as the herdsmen consistently killed residents and even security operatives on a daily basis, making the state nearly uninhabitable.https://twitter.com/ShehuSani/status/984339641686986752https://twitter.com/ShehuSani/status/984333333688737792 He also lamented the [...]

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