Tuesday, April 9, 2019

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    Shehu Sani: Some govt officials condemn hate speech but sponsor attacks on their opponents

Shehu Sani: Some govt officials condemn hate speech but sponsor attacks on their opponents

Shehu Sani, lawmaker representing Kaduna central senatorial district, says some people in government are raising concerns about hate speech while they pay some media users to attack and defame others.In a Twitter post on Saturday, the senator, who did not mention names, said those people in government preach against hate speech and incitement yet keep an army of social media [...]

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    Lai: Fake news, hate speech are big threats to 2019 polls

Lai: Fake news, hate speech are big threats to 2019 polls

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says if left unchecked, hate speech and fake news will constitute big threats to the 2019 polls.Mohammed said this on Thursday while speaking at the 47th national council of information in Kaduna state.The minister said the media must lead the campaign against fake news and hate speech.“This issue transcends political party lines, religion, ethnicity, and [...]

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    Shehu Sani unites Christians, Muslims in Kaduna

Shehu Sani unites Christians, Muslims in Kaduna

Shehu Sani, lawmaker representing Kaduna central senatorial district, on Monday inaugurated an inter-religious and ethnic peace roundtable in Kaduna state.According to the senator, the initiative is an intervention aimed at finding lasting peace in states in the north affected by sectarian and religious conflict.The round table is made up of Islamic and Christian leaders "who will talk to each other [...]

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    El-Rufai: Being a governor is not an easy job… I feel like running away

El-Rufai: Being a governor is not an easy job… I feel like running away

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says it is not easy to preside over the affairs of many people.Speaking at an election summit organised by the Kaduna State Peace Commission, the governor said at times he feels like running away.He said he would accept defeat if he loses the 2019 governorship election, adding that he would be in a hurry [...]

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    Buhari, Osinbajo ‘are friends of the church’

Buhari, Osinbajo ‘are friends of the church’

The United Young Christians Forum (UYCF) has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for second term.The Christian group described the duo of Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo as friends of the church, saying they deserve every support to push the nation forward.In a statement signed by Andrew Enenche, a leader of the group, UYCF  said the reason for adopting Buhari was further informed [...]

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    Retired workers arrested for ‘plotting against el-Rufai’

Retired workers arrested for ‘plotting against el-Rufai’

Eight retired workers in Kaduna have been arrested for allegedly organising prayers against Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state.The workers claimed there were not paid their entitlements after they were disengaged by the Kaduna government.Known as "Alqunuci", the Islamic prayer is said to be powerful and is invoked by those seeking justice.Emmanuel Dogo, leader of Kaduna state Retired Workers Forum, [...]

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    ‘He was a shining star’ — el-Rufai mourns Abba Kyari

‘He was a shining star’ — el-Rufai mourns Abba Kyari

The Kaduna state government has condoled with the family of Abba Kyari, former military governor of the north-central state, who died in Abuja on Sunday.In a statement on Monday, Samuel Aruwan, media aide of Nasir el-Rufai, quoted the governor, as describing Kyari as a shining star of his generation.“The Kaduna state government regrets to announce the death of Brig.-Gen. Abba [...]

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    El-Rufai and the choice of his running mate

El-Rufai and the choice of his running mate

BY AMIRU HALILU"Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves." - George Gordon ByronA vigorous discourse about the nomination of Dr. Hadiza Balarabe by Governor Nasiru el-Rufai as his running mate has totally and completely dominated public sphere; aroused all sorts of extraneous debate about her faith by [...]

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    El-Rufai’s running mate handed new role ‘at the heart of Kaduna govt’

El-Rufai’s running mate handed new role ‘at the heart of Kaduna govt’

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has offered Hadiza Balarabe, his running mate in the 2019 governorship election, a new appointment.The governor on Thursday appointed Balarabe as his senior adviser-counsel, according to a statement from Samuel Aruwan, his spokesman.The statement said the appointment, which is with immediate effect, will put her at "the heart of the (state) government".Balarabe is the [...]

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    El-Zakzaky to remain in DSS custody as court denies him bail

El-Zakzaky to remain in DSS custody as court denies him bail

Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), and his wife will remain in custody as a high court in Kaduna state has refused to grant them bail.Gideon Kurada, presiding judge, denied the bail application on the ground that El-Zakzaky did not attach a medical report to it.El-Zakzaky is facing trial over allegations of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, [...]

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    Police warn against processions as El-Zakzaky’s trial resumes

Police warn against processions as El-Zakzaky’s trial resumes

The Kaduna police command on Tuesday said the ban on all forms of processions/demonstrations in the state is still in force.Yakubu Sabo, the command’s public relations officer, gave the warning in a press statement.Sabo said the police will not hesitate to deal with any person or group of persons who deliberately attempt to violate the ban.He said: “In view of [...]

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    Buhari visits Kaduna, meets with traditional, religious leaders over violence

Buhari visits Kaduna, meets with traditional, religious leaders over violence

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with traditional and religious leaders in Kaduna state over the clashes that led to loss of lives.The meeting is being held at the Indoor Sports Hall of the Murtala Square, Kaduna.Among thos in attendance are Shehu Idris, emir of Zazzau; Mathew Man-oso Ndagoso, archbishop of Kaduna Catholic archdiocese; Khalid Aliyu, secretary-general of the Jama'atul Nasril Islam [...]

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    Middle belt forum asks Buhari to set up panel of inquiry on Kaduna violence

Middle belt forum asks Buhari to set up panel of inquiry on Kaduna violence

The Middle Belt Forum (MBF) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to set up a commission of inquiry on the Kaduna violence.Last week, over 50 people were killed in a violence which erupted in parts of the state. Houses and shops were also destroyed.In a statement on Sunday, Bitrus Pogu, president of the MBF, asked the federal government to probe "the [...]

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    Senators: Why did el-Rufai travel out of Kaduna in the heat of this crisis?

Senators: Why did el-Rufai travel out of Kaduna in the heat of this crisis?

Two senators have accused Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, for being complicit in the violence that engulfed parts of the state.Danjuma Laah, senator representing Kaduna south, and Philip Gyunka, senator representing Nasarawa north, are wondering why el-Rufai travelled out of the state in the heat of the crisis.Over 50 people have been killed in the ongoing religious conflict in Kaduna.Despite [...]

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    Curfew relaxed in parts of Kaduna

Curfew relaxed in parts of Kaduna

The Kaduna state government has eased off the 24-hour curfew on Kaduna metropolis, giving residents between 1pm to 5pm “to restock on essentials”.Samuel Aruwan, spokesman to Nasir el-Rufai, the state governor, said the decision was as a result of improved security in the location.El-Rufai had on Sunday, declared a 24-hour curfew in Kaduna towns and its environs to ease the [...]

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    Shehu Sani resigns from APC in protest

Shehu Sani resigns from APC in protest

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has resigned his membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).The lawmaker took the decision following the controversies which trailed the party's primaries for the 2019 elections.Sani has sent his resignation letter to the chairman of the APC in ward 6, Tudun wada north, Kaduna."I  present to you my highest compliments and wish by [...]

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