Monday, June 26, 2017

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    We are going nowhere, Igbo tell Arewa youth

We are going nowhere, Igbo tell Arewa youth

The Igbo Delegate Assembly and Northern Igbo Chiefs, groups comprising stakeholders from the south-east, have told the coalition of Arewa youth that Igbo would remain in the north.The Arewa group has given those from the south-east up till October 1 to leave the region but the elders said they have found a home.They visited Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state on Tuesday."We are [...]

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    No Igbo attacked in Kaduna or relocating in fear, says el-Rufai

No Igbo attacked in Kaduna or relocating in fear, says el-Rufai

Nasir El-Rufai, Kaduna governor, has said that no Igbo was ambushed or attacked in the state.He denied insinuations that Igbo were relocating to the east because they were being killed in Kaduna.Samuel Aruwan, his senior special assistant on media and publicity, said no Igbo had suffered a backlash as a result of the quit notice order recently issued by a [...]

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    Northern youth coalition insists: We don’t want Igbo in Nigeria

Northern youth coalition insists: We don’t want Igbo in Nigeria

Despite the widespread condemnation that trailed their move to evict the Igbo out of the north, the northern youth coalition has insisted that those from the ethnic group must leave Nigeria.Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, had ordered their arrest, while Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno, said their position did not represent the view of the north.Different stakeholders also condemned [...]

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    Jonathan can’t take responsibility for anything, el-Rufai hits back at ex-president

Jonathan can’t take responsibility for anything, el-Rufai hits back at ex-president

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says the time is not ripe for ex-President Goodluck Jonathan to react to the allegations levelled against him on the disbursement of ecological fund.He accused the former president of being unable to take responsibility "for anything".El-Rufai, who is chairman of the national economic council (NEC) ad hoc committee on the fund, had accused Jonathan [...]

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    Jonathan: I wonder the false accusation el-Rufai will come up with tomorrow

Jonathan: I wonder the false accusation el-Rufai will come up with tomorrow

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says he wonders the false accusation that Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna state governor, "will come up with tomorrow".The former president, who spoke through Ikechukwu Eze, his media aide, was reacting to el-Rufai’s claim that he gave N2bn each from the ecological fund to only states under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2013.Speaking with state house correspondents [...]

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    El-Rufai: Jonathan gave N2bn ecological fund to each PDP state but ACN states got nothing

El-Rufai: Jonathan gave N2bn ecological fund to each PDP state but ACN states got nothing

Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna state governor, has alleged that the administration of Goodluck Jonathan gave N2bn ecological fund to each state under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) but did not extend the largesse to states under the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in 2013.The ACN, the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) merged to become the [...]

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    Audu Maikori sues el-Rufai for N10bn

Audu Maikori sues el-Rufai for N10bn

Audu Maikori, entertainment mogul, has filed a suit against Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna state governor, for alleged gross violation of his rights.In the suit filed by his lawyers, Ballason’s Chambers, at the federal high court, Abuja, Maikori, is seeking damages against the governor to the tune of N10 billion.According to details of the suit, which came up for hearing before the [...]

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    El-Rufai fined N10,000 in libel suit against Metuh

El-Rufai fined N10,000 in libel suit against Metuh

Abubakar Talba, justice of the federal capital territory (FCT) high court, Abuja, has fined Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, N10, 000 for failing to produce his witness in a libel case against Olisa Metuh, former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) spokesman.El-Rufai had filed a N1.5bn suit against Metuh for linking him to Boko Haram in 2014.He had for four times [...]

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    Abuja airport ‘to reopen 24 hours ahead of schedule’

Abuja airport ‘to reopen 24 hours ahead of schedule’

The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport will be open for traffic from Tuesday and Ethiopian Airlines says it will land a brand new Airbus A350-900 to mark the official reopening of the airport.The facility was supposed to reopen on Wednesday, but Firiehiwot Mekonnen, Ethiopian Airlines' traffic and sales manager, told NAN that its aircraft would land in Abuja on its first [...]

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    Soldiers, policemen have failed us, says witness of fresh killings in southern Kaduna

Soldiers, policemen have failed us, says witness of fresh killings in southern Kaduna

A man who witnessed the fresh killings in southern Kaduna says security personnel deployed in the area have been unable to bring the violence in the region under control.In December, the federal government deployed troops to southern Kaduna to end the incessant attacks and killings, but the attackers have managed to strike on a number of occasions.But speaking with TheCable [...]

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    El-Rufai: I have no problem with Dogara, he is my kid brother

El-Rufai: I have no problem with Dogara, he is my kid brother

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says he has no problem with Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, whom he described as his kid brother.Both men have been in the news since last week when el-Rufai challenged the national assembly to make its budget public.Dogara had dared governors to publish their security votes and funds allocated to local [...]

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    El-Rufai: Some Jonathan appointees were replaced after my memo

El-Rufai: Some Jonathan appointees were replaced after my memo

Nasi el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says some of the appointees of former President Goodluck Jonathan who were running key federal agencies were dismissed after the memo he wrote to President Muhammadu Buahri."Since then the government has moved ahead to change some of the appointees of President Jonathan in parastatals," he said."This is something that we were worried about, many [...]

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    El-Rufai prays with Buhari at Aso Rock mosque

El-Rufai prays with Buhari at Aso Rock mosque

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, on Friday attended the juma'at prayer with President Muhammadu Buhari at the mosque in Aso Rock.Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, were also in attendance.After the prayers, el-Rufai and Buhari walked into the official residence of the president. This is the first [...]

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    Dogara, El-Rufai and security vote

Dogara, El-Rufai and security vote

Speaker Yakubu Dogara meant it as a joke. When he dared Kaduna state governor, Nasir el-Rufai, to remove the log in his own eye by publishing the state’s security vote and how local government funds were disbursed, Dogara was sure it would be over the governor’s dead body.The graveyard of Nigerian politics is littered with presidents and governors who [...]

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    El-Rufai to Dogara: Let me shock you — I don’t have security votes

El-Rufai to Dogara: Let me shock you — I don’t have security votes

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says there is no security vote appropriated to him.On Tuesday, Abdulrazak Namdas, spokesman of the house of representatives, said what el-Rufai published was the security budget of Kaduna and not his security votes.But in a statement on Thursday, Samuel Aruwan, spokesman of the governor, said the state's budget specified what was voted to security [...]

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    Jibrin: If Dogara’s pay slips are authentic, I earn more than him

Jibrin: If Dogara’s pay slips are authentic, I earn more than him

Abdulmumin Jibrin, a suspended member of the house of representatives, says he earns more than the speaker, Yakubu Dogara, if the pay slips released on Tuesday are authentic.In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Jibrin said he has requested his pay slips from the national assembly and would publish it.https://twitter.com/AbdulAbmJ/status/852065990368210945https://twitter.com/AbdulAbmJ/status/852066392132157442"If what I saw is the authentic pay slip of Mr Speaker, [...]

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