Thursday, November 15, 2018

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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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    El-Rufai grants financial autonomy to Kaduna LGAs

El-Rufai grants financial autonomy to Kaduna LGAs

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has abolished 'joint account' and announced that his government will be remitting ten percent of internally generated revenue (IGR) to local government councils in the state.Samuel Aruwan, special assistant on media and publicity to the governor, disclosed this in a statement issued shortly after the governor swore-in chairmen of the interim management committees of [...]

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    Police arraign 115 ‘street gang members’ in Kaduna

Police arraign 115 ‘street gang members’ in Kaduna

The Kaduna state command of the Nigeria police force on Monday said it had arraigned 115 street gang members, locally known as “Yan Sara-Suka” for allegedly terrorising communities in the state.Zubairu Abubakar, spokesman of the command, told NAN that the arraignment followed massive raid of the gangs’ hideouts across the state.Nasiru el-Rufa’i, governor of Kaduna, recently directed the police to [...]

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    El-Rufai suspends plan for new university in Kaduna

El-Rufai suspends plan for new university in Kaduna

Nasiru el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has suspended plans of the immediate past administration of Mukhtar Yero to establish a new university in Kafachan.He announced the suspension to officials of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) who paid him a courtesy visit on Tuesday.El-Rufai said the project was suspended because of inadequate funds.“The state government has no money to establish a [...]

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    Gunmen kill 13, injure 15 in Kaduna

Gunmen kill 13, injure 15 in Kaduna

Unknown gunmen have killed about 13 persons at Katsak village in Jema’a local government area and Ungwan Danborno in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state.The men also injured 15 persons who are currently receiving treatment at different hospitals in the state.A witness said the gunmen stormed Katsat village during an annual cultural festival, opening fire on those in [...]

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    Enyeama ‘doesn’t like’ choice of Kaduna for Chad encounter

Enyeama ‘doesn’t like’ choice of Kaduna for Chad encounter

Super Eagles goalkeeper and captain, Vincent Enyeama, is not pleased with the choice of the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna as venue for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Nigeria and Chad.The Super Eagles begin their campaign to qualify for their first AFCON in four years against Chad on Saturday, but their first choice in goal already has [...]

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    Soldier ‘dies’ during shootout with Boko Haram in Kaduna

Soldier ‘dies’ during shootout with Boko Haram in Kaduna

A soldier lost his life at Ungwan Keke, a village in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state, during an exchange of gunfire between suspected Boko Haram insurgents and security operatives on Sunday.A witness told Channels Television that the security personnel stormed the village around 1 am and headed straight to the residence of the insurgents, where there was a [...]

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    El-Rufai slashes his salary by 50% to improve Kaduna

El-Rufai slashes his salary by 50% to improve Kaduna

Nasiru el-Rufai, the new governor of Kaduna state, has announced his intention to forfeit 50 percent of his salary until the financial situation of the state improves.He disclosed this during his inaugural address after being sworn in by Tanimu Zailani, chief judge of the state.He said that the pay cut would also affect Barnabas Bala, his deputy.El-Rufai also declared that the administration [...]

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    Angry youths disrupt el-Rufai’s inauguration

Angry youths disrupt el-Rufai’s inauguration

The inauguration of Nasir el-Rufai, the new governor of Kaduna state, ended abruptly on Friday,as some youths pelted dignitaries with water sachets, stones and other objects in the pavilion of Murtala Square, Kaduna, where the ceremony held.The incident occurred when the new governor concluded his address and was about to mount an open van to review the parade mounted by the [...]

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    Nigerian army pulls 34 generals out of service

Nigerian army pulls 34 generals out of service

Exactly a week to the inauguration of a new federal government, the Nigerian army has withdrawn 34 infantry generals from service.The officers comprise 20 majors-general and 14 brigadiers-general, who retired between 2005 and 2015.In a valedictory service at the Jaji military cantonment in Kaduna state on Friday, Joseph Shoboiki, former director of training at the Nigerian army, expressed appreciation for the [...]

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    NFF confirms Kaduna for Nigeria, Chad AFCON qualifier

NFF confirms Kaduna for Nigeria, Chad AFCON qualifier

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed Kaduna as the venue for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier between Nigeria and Chad.The Super Eagles will begin their AFCON 2017 campaign on June 13 when they host Chad at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna.Mohammed Sanusi, general secretary of the NFF, said that logistics will be put in place [...]

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