Thursday, September 20, 2018

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    Kukah tackles el-Rufai: You’re ignorant of the causes of Kaduna crisis

Kukah tackles el-Rufai: You’re ignorant of the causes of Kaduna crisis

Matthew Kukah, Catholic bishop of Sokoto diocese, has tackled Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, over the crisis rocking the state.Speaking at the burial of Joseph Bagobiri, former Catholic bishop of Kafanchan diocese, Kukah accused the governor of betraying ignorance on the causes of the insecurity in the state.From kidnapping to sectarian crisis, Kaduna has recorded different acts of violence [...]

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    El-Rufai: Some of the new teachers we employed couldn’t write letter

El-Rufai: Some of the new teachers we employed couldn’t write letter

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says some teachers that were being recruited in the state could not write their acceptance letters.He said after the state sacked 21,780 teachers that “failed” a competency test it organised, some of the new ones were discovered to be unqualified.El-Rufai was speaking at a roundtable discussion on governance, organised in Abuja on Thursday.The decision [...]

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    REVEALED: Each senator gets N13.5m every month — aside salaries

REVEALED: Each senator gets N13.5m every month — aside salaries

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central senatorial district, has revealed he and his colleagues receive N13.5 million monthly as running cost.Sani said this in an interview he granted THENEWS magazine but was made available online by Sahara Reporters.Sani said the running cost was in addition to over N700,000 monthly consolidated salary and allowances of each senator.“I think what we can [...]

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    Kaduna charges 65 to court over religious conflict

Kaduna charges 65 to court over religious conflict

The Kaduna state government has charged 65 people for the violence that broke out at Kasuwan Magani in Kajuru local government area.Twelve people reportedly died after a misunderstanding ensued between Christians and Muslims on February 26.Over 1,000 shops and houses were said to have been destroyed as a result of the violence.Speaking with journalists on Tuesday, Samuel Awuran, spokesman of [...]

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    Shehu Sani: If el-Rufai is for war, we’re ready for a bigger war

Shehu Sani: If el-Rufai is for war, we’re ready for a bigger war

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says if Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, is for war, "we are also for war and a bigger war".He said this after meeting with the panel the All Progressives Congress (APC) set up to look into the crisis in the state.The senator and el-Rufai have disagreed on a number of issues. The faction [...]

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    Shehu Sani on N2bn suit: El-Rufai can’t intimidate me

Shehu Sani on N2bn suit: El-Rufai can’t intimidate me

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central district, says Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, cannot intimidate him.He said this in response to the defamation suit filed against him by the governor.In the suit he filed at the Kaduna state high court on Friday, el-Rufai sought N2 billion as relief for alleged injuries suffered as a result of “malicious statements” made [...]

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    EXTRA: Buhari calls el-Rufai ‘the bulldozer’

EXTRA: Buhari calls el-Rufai ‘the bulldozer’

After demolishing the head office of a faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna, governor Nasir el-Rufai has earned the title of 'bulldozer'.The appellation was given to him by none other than President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday during the national council of state meeting at the presidential villa.The Kaduna state government had on Tuesday brought down the house of Suleiman Hukunyi, [...]

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    Kaduna ‘threatens another property’ belonging to owner of demolished APC faction office

Kaduna ‘threatens another property’ belonging to owner of demolished APC faction office

Suleiman Hukunyi, owner of the building demolished at 11B Sambo close, GRA, Kaduna, has raised the alarm that the state government is threatening another of his property.Hukunyi, a serving senator, leads one of the factions of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.The demolished house was used as the secretariat of his own faction of the ruling party which [...]

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    Hukunyi: I’ve forgiven el-Rufai for demolishing my property

Hukunyi: I’ve forgiven el-Rufai for demolishing my property

Suleiman Hukunyi, senator representing Kaduna north, says he has forgiven Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, for allegedly pulling down his property.The property which housed a faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was demolished in the early hours of Tuesday.This happened less than two days after the faction led by the lawmaker suspended the governor.The Kaduna Geographic Information Service (KADGIS) had [...]

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    VIDEO: The demolished factional APC head office in Kaduna

VIDEO: The demolished factional APC head office in Kaduna

Residents of GRA Kaduna were still in bed on Tuesday morning when a demolition team escorted by armed security operatives stormed 11B Sambo road.Just last week did Suleiman Hukunyi, lawmaker representing Kaduna north central senatorial district, convert the building - a duplex - to the head office of the faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) which he leads.The building [...]

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    Kaduna demolishes head office of APC faction that suspended el-Rufai

Kaduna demolishes head office of APC faction that suspended el-Rufai

The head office of the All Progressives Congress (APC) faction which suspended Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has been demolished.TheCable learnt that the demolition was carried out under the supervision of armed security personnel and some suspected thugs.The team which pulled down the building located at 11B, Sambo road, GRA Kaduna, was said to have arrived at the place [...]

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    Kaduna APC crisis: Another faction annuls el-Rufai’s suspension

Kaduna APC crisis: Another faction annuls el-Rufai’s suspension

A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna state, led by Shuaibu Idris, has described as laughable, the suspension of Nasir el-Rufai, govenor of the state.El-Rufai was suspended on Sunday by the faction of Suleiman Hunkuyi, senator representing Kaduna north central, for alleged anti-party activities.His suspension followed his purported failure to respond to a query which was issued last [...]

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    APC faction suspends el-Rufai for six months

APC faction suspends el-Rufai for six months

A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna state has suspended Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, for six months.El-Rufai's suspension is coming three days after the faction, known as Kaduna Restoration Group, issued him a query and suspended three of his aides.The faction led by Suleiman Hunkuyi, senator representing Kaduna north central, had accused el-Rufai of  "anti- party [...]

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    ‘Thugs’ break into Kaduna APC secretariat, attack lawmakers

‘Thugs’ break into Kaduna APC secretariat, attack lawmakers

Suspected thugs disrupted a meeting at the secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna on Friday.The incident happened around 7pm when stakeholders of the faction of the APC loyal to Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, were holding a meeting at the secretariat located along Akilu Road, Kaduna.Among those targeted were Yusuf Zailani, chief whip of the Kaduna state house [...]

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    ‘Herdsmen’ hit Kaduna village, kill four

‘Herdsmen’ hit Kaduna village, kill four

Suspected herdsmen have killed four people in Bakin Kogi, a village in Jama'a local government area of Kaduna state.A witness told TheCable that the incident happened around 10am on Sunday.The witness said the victims were ambushed while returning home from palm wine tapping.A lady, who sustained serious injuries from gunshots, has been taken to a hospital in Kafanchan."The attack took place [...]

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    Seven killed as ‘herders’ attack village in Kaduna

Seven killed as ‘herders’ attack village in Kaduna

Not less than seven people have been killed by gunmen suspected be herdsmen in an attack on Kaguru village, in Chukun local government area of Kaduna state.Several villagers are believed to have sustained injuries while several fled into the bush.According to a resident of the area who chose to remain anonymous, the attack took place at about 7pm on Wednesday.He [...]

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