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    El-Rufai: Making Kaduna people matter

El-Rufai: Making Kaduna people matter

Like a ritual, politicians celebrate milestones at every opportunity and on in our clime, these landmarks abound at every turn. Usually, it is either they are celebrating the first 100 days in office, the anniversary of their election or May 29th, when most of them were sworn into office. On such occasions, their media units, Public Relations consultants and political [...]

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    I’m not part of el-Rufai’s government, says wife

I’m not part of el-Rufai’s government, says wife

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    COVID-19: Kaduna discharges 35 almajiri children

COVID-19: Kaduna discharges 35 almajiri children

The Kaduna state government has discharged 35 almajiri children from isolation centre after they tested negative the coronavirus. Nasir el-Rufai, the governor, disclosed this on his Twitter handle on Thursday evening. “35 more patients, all of them almajirai, have been discharged having tested negative,” he wrote. “The state now has 47 active Covid-19 cases, having discharged 63 persons and recorded four fatalities.” https://twitter.com/GovKaduna/status/1261045192469209100 Nigeria recorded [...]

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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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    Kaduna discharges fifth COVID-19 patient

Kaduna discharges fifth COVID-19 patient

The Kaduna ministry of health says one COVID-19 patient has recovered and has been discharged in the state. Amina Mohammed-Baloni, commissioner for health in the state, said the number of patients who have now been discharged is five. Mohammed-Baloni said three new cases of the disease have also been confirmed in the state, bringing the total number of active cases to four. The [...]

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    Hadiza el-Rufai threatens to sue group that accused her of endorsing son’s sexual assault comment

Hadiza el-Rufai threatens to sue group that accused her of endorsing son’s sexual assault comment

Hadiza el-Rufai, wife of the Kaduna state governor, has threatened to institute a libel suit against a group that accused her of endorsing sexual assault comments made by Bello, her son. In a heated argument with a Twitter user, Bello had threatened to pass a woman to his friends after he was done with her. “Oh and tell your mother I’m passing [...]

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    El-Rufai: A man of the people

El-Rufai: A man of the people

In 2015, the All Progressives Congress(APC), after the merger, had promised change in all its ramifications. Similarly, State Campaign Organisations, across the country,  domesticated the slogan to suit their own peculiarities. In Kaduna, change meant ‘’Making the State Great Again’’ and that catch-phrase rekindled hope, galvanised the electorate and fired up their potentials.  Yet again, Governor Nasir Ahmad El Rufai, [...]

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    Kaduna fumigates markets over coronavirus

Kaduna fumigates markets over coronavirus

The Kaduna government has started disinfecting markets in the state over the coronavirus outbreak. This is coming two days after Nasir el-Rufai, the governor, ordered a partial lock down of all markets in the state, except those selling food and drugs to curb the spread of coronavirus. He also directed that the Kaduna Markets Development and Management Company to ensure that all [...]

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    El Rufai: A new sheriff in town

El Rufai: A new sheriff in town

BY ADAMU HAYATU For someone who was born in the 70s, nothing had changed in Kaduna town until now. From when the military handed over to the civilians in 1979, to the time it seized power again in 1983, held on to it for almost 13 years, handed over to the civilians again in 1999, the town had remained essentially the [...]

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    ‘Send your child to school or be prosecuted’ — Kaduna warns parents

‘Send your child to school or be prosecuted’ — Kaduna warns parents

The Kaduna state government, on Friday, advised parents to send their children to school or face prosecution in accordance with extant laws. Phoebe Yayi, permanent secretary for the ministry of education, gave the advice in Kaduna. Yayi said every child has the right to free, compulsory and universal basic education. She said the state government has a duty to provide such education. She added [...]

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    El-Rufai means business

El-Rufai means business

Radical, populist and idealistic, the Peoples Redemption Party(PRP) fired the politics of the second republic. Welfarists, goateed Marxists and trade unionists had found common ground in the party. Together, these disparate groups and personalities, like a Salvation Army, had converged on Aminu Kano’s political totem pole. Malam, as he was called, espoused ‘Democratic Humanism’ and broadly, the ideology resonated with [...]

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    El-Rufai: Acting on the constitution

El-Rufai: Acting on the constitution

BY PETER IBRAHIM At swearing in, presidents and vice presidents , as well as governors and their deputies, usually take an oath of office, where they will promise to be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Federal Republic of Nigeria. In addition, they also swear to discharge their duties to the best of their abilities and in accordance with the [...]

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    Kaduna district head ‘escapes’ from kidnappers’ den

Kaduna district head ‘escapes’ from kidnappers’ den

Yusuf Abubakar, a district head in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state who was abducted by kidnappers, has reportedly escaped from captivity. Abubakar was abducted at gunpoint alongside, Ibrahim Musa, a former education secretary of the LGA, along the Kaduna-Birnin-Gwari highway on  December 18. A total of N3.5 million was said to have been paid as ransom of the duo but [...]

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    Kaduna earmarks N50m for treatment of VVF patients

Kaduna earmarks N50m for treatment of VVF patients

The Kaduna state government has set aside N50 million for the treatment of Vesico Vaginal Fistula(VVF) patients. VVF is a hole that develops between the vagina and the bladder, resulting in uncontrollable leaking of urine through the vagina. Hafsat Baba, the state's commissioner of human services and social development, who disclosed this at a high-level conference on obstetric fistula, said the money [...]

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    El-Rufai will never be president, says Anglican bishop

El-Rufai will never be president, says Anglican bishop

Abiodun Ogunyemi, bishop of Zaria diocese, Anglican communion, says Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna state governor, will never be president of Nigeria.  He said the governor is being groomed to take over from President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023. The bishop said this in a statement shared on the website of the diocese while reacting to the aborted demolition of St George Cathedral in Zaria and [...]

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    Kaduna shortlists over 5,000 for employment

Kaduna shortlists over 5,000 for employment

The Kaduna state government has shortlisted 5,351 persons out of the 41,971 that applied for the state civil service. Muyiwa Adekeye, special adviser to the governor on media and communications, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday. Adekeye said the shortlisted persons were selected after conclusion of a computer based tests (CBT) set for the 13,700 candidates who scaled through the first [...]

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