Friday, January 18, 2019

Tag "Kaduna"

    Kaduna to crack down on ‘false’ blasphemy accusations

Kaduna to crack down on ‘false’ blasphemy accusations

The Kaduna state security council has warned residents to refrain from acts that could threaten the peace following a recent incident over alleged blasphemy.In a statement issued on Tuesday by Samuel Aruwan, spokesman of Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, the council said anyone found wanting would be prosecuted in accordance with the law.Citing an instance where an argument between [...]

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    El-Rufai to compensate ‘genuine landowners’ in Kaduna

El-Rufai to compensate ‘genuine landowners’ in Kaduna

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says the process of land recovery in the state has to take into consideration the need to conduct valuation on properties that have valid title.Fielding questions at a radio town hall meeting organised by BBC media action in Kaduna, the governor said he will restore Government College and Rimi College as boarding schools.According to [...]

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    El-Rufai suspends chairman of Kaduna north local govt

El-Rufai suspends chairman of Kaduna north local govt

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has suspended G.A. Kurfi, interim chairman of Kaduna north local government, for allegedly flouting the rules guiding land recovery in the state.According to Samuel Aruwan, the governor’s spokesman, the suspension, which took effect from Thursday, will remain until investigations are concluded.“The Kaduna state government has announced the suspension of the interim committee chairman of [...]

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    Northern govs raise panel to expose sponsors of B’Haram

Northern govs raise panel to expose sponsors of B’Haram

Governors of the 19 northern states have inaugurated a panel to identify sponsors of Boko Haram insurgents in order to check activities of the sect.Speaking at the inauguration of the committee in Kaduna on Friday, Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno state and chairman of the northern governors’ forum, said the days of the sect were numbered.He commended security forces for [...]

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    Kachikwu: Nigeria losing N2.2tr monthly to ‘inefficient refineries’

Kachikwu: Nigeria losing N2.2tr monthly to ‘inefficient refineries’

Ibe Kachikwu, group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says Nigeria has been losing N2.2 trillion monthly because of the poor state of the refineries.He said the corporation might sell refineries that fail to work optimally by the expiration of the 90-day ultimatum for their rehabilitation."By the end of December when the 90-day ultimatum will expire, any [...]

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    El-Rufai closes public parks ahead of Sallah

El-Rufai closes public parks ahead of Sallah

Nasir el-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna state, has ordered the closure of recreational centres and public parks in the state ahead of eid-el-Kabir celeberation.The governor said the decision was in line with boosting security, assuring residents of the state that enhanced security measures had been put in place across the state.El-Rufai said he had noted over time that insurgents take [...]

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APC floors PDP in Kaduna election tribunal

The national and state assembly election petition tribunal sitting in Kaduna, on Wednesday, nullified the election of Comfort Amwe of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) as member representing Sanga constituency in the Kaduna state house of assembly.The tribunal equally ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue certificate of return to Haliru Dangana of the All Progressives Congress (APC) [...]

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    Fair to boost local production of rice holds in Lagos

Fair to boost local production of rice holds in Lagos

Growth and Employment in States – Wholesale and Retail Sector (GEMS4), an organisation targeting the growth of small and medium enterprise, is set to hold a three-day fair for boosting rice production in Nigeria.According to the organisers, the fair with theme: ‘Growing business opportunities with Nigerian rice’, will provide a platform for the public to experience firsthand the quality of [...]

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    Kaduna closes Assemblies of God church ‘to avert crisis’

Kaduna closes Assemblies of God church ‘to avert crisis’

The Kaduna state government has ordered the immediate closure of the Assemblies of God Church in AGC Saminaka district in the Lere local government area of the state.According to Samuel Aruwan, special adviser to the governor of the state on media and publicity, the decision was taken to avert crisis as a result of the leadership crisis rocking the church.Aruwan [...]

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    The business of messing with pipelines is over, says Kachikwu

The business of messing with pipelines is over, says Kachikwu

Emmanuel Kachikwu, group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says the days of pipeline vandalisation in the country are over.Addressing journalists in Kaduna after a tour of the Kaduna Refining Petrochemical Company (KRPC) on Wednesday,  Kachikwu said the federal government was considering the establishment of new refineries for optimal performance of the oil sector.He said the NNPC [...]

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    Future Awards Africa goes to 10 cities

Future Awards Africa goes to 10 cities

The Future Awards Africa (TFAA), one of Africa’s biggest youth awards, will be touring 10 African cities to host town hall meetings as part of run up to the 10th edition of the awards.The town hall meetings, designed to gather leading young people within communities to host meaningful dialogue aimed at tackling important issues facing the continent with a [...]

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    El-Rufai orders banks to close government accounts

El-Rufai orders banks to close government accounts

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of kaduna state, has directed banks with accounts of the state government to close them and remit the deposits to the Central bank of Nigeria (CBN).The governor explained that the decision was being taken ahead of the commencement of the implementation of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) framework by September 1."As part of the process of attaining [...]

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    El-Rufai retires 20 perm secs in Kaduna

El-Rufai retires 20 perm secs in Kaduna

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, on Wednesday relieved 20 permanent secretaries in the state of their positions.The governor based the action on his decision to cut the cost of running government.In a statement issued by Samuel Aruwan, his special assistant on media and publicity, el-Rufai said the decision has made him fulfill his promise of reducing ministries in the [...]

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    El-Rufai: Let’s replace NNPC and give it a funeral

El-Rufai: Let’s replace NNPC and give it a funeral

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has called for the privatisation of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).Speaking on Monday at the 7th edition of the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism lecture series, el-Rufai said that the corporation had been used as a conduit pipe for draining the resources of the country."This country can no longer afford to maintain an NNPC that [...]

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    Suicide bombers kill 3 in Borno

Suicide bombers kill 3 in Borno

Two suspected female suicide bombers detonated explosives at Sabon Gari market in Damboa local government area of Borno state on Tuesday, killing three personsAderemi Opadokun, commissioner of police in the state, disclosed this in an interview with NAN in Maiduguri, capital of the state.Opadokun said that five other persons were also injured in the incident, which occurred at about 11amHe [...]

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    El-Rufai orders beggars off Kaduna streets after Zaria blast

El-Rufai orders beggars off Kaduna streets after Zaria blast

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has ordered beggars and hawkers off the streets of Kaduna as a means of enhancing security in the state.The governor said the development became necessary after the attack that killed 25 people in Zaria on Tuesday morning.He advised those affected to comply with the directive, saying failure to do so will lead to arrest.“The [...]

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