Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Tag "Nasir el-Rufai"

    Kaduna government sues Odinkalu, accuses him of ‘inciting disturbance’ 

Kaduna government sues Odinkalu, accuses him of ‘inciting disturbance’ 

The Kaduna state government has filed a suit against Chidi Odinkalu, a former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). In the suit dated March 18, 2019, the government accused the human rights lawyer of inciting disturbance and furnishing false information which is punishable under the state’s penal codes. In February, Odinkalu had accused Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, of lying [...]

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    El-Rufai threatens to sack non-performing commissioners

El-Rufai threatens to sack non-performing commissioners

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has vowed to sack any of the newly appointed commissioners who fails to deliver results.He gave the warning on Friday while swearing in 13 commissioners cleared by the state house of assembly.El-Rufai said the commissioners will sign a performance agreement with the top management of their ministries.He said the performance of each commissioner will [...]

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    Ojodu: El-Rufai may be humoring south-west for political advantage

Ojodu: El-Rufai may be humoring south-west for political advantage

Babafemi Ojodu, a former aide to President Muhammadu Buhari on political matters, says Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, may be "humouring the south-west for political advantage."El-Rufai had portrayed Nigeria as “two countries: a developing south and a backward, less educated and unhealthy north, with world’s highest number of poor people.”But in an article entitled "El-Rufai is Wrong", Ojodu said the [...]

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    El-Rufai nominates his spokesman as commissioner

El-Rufai nominates his spokesman as commissioner

Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna governor, has nominated Samuel Aruwan, his spokesman, as commissioner for the new ministry of internal security and home affairs in the state.Aruwan is among the 11 names submitted by the governor to the state house of assembly for confirmation as commissioners.In a statement, Aruwan said el-Rufai will subsequently forward three more nominees to make up the 14 commissioners [...]

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    CAN to el-Rufai: Devote your energy to insecurity — NOT regulation of preaching

CAN to el-Rufai: Devote your energy to insecurity — NOT regulation of preaching

The Kaduna state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked Nasir el-Rufai, the governor, to devote his energy to solving insecurity in the state rather than pursuing a law to regulate preaching.Addressing a press conference in the state on Monday, Joseph Hayab, CAN chairman in Kaduna, condemned the bill, which has now been ruled against by a [...]

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    You can’t issue licence to preachers, court tells Kaduna govt

You can’t issue licence to preachers, court tells Kaduna govt

A Kaduna state high court has ruled that it is unconstitutional for the government to screen and issue licence to preachers.In a ruling on Wednesday, Hajaratu Gwadah, the presiding judge, maintained that the government, however, has the right to regulate religious activities in the state.In 2016, the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) had approached the court to challenge the constitutionality [...]

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    Bill on preaching: Kaduna speaker risks jail sentence, says PFN

Bill on preaching: Kaduna speaker risks jail sentence, says PFN

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has initiated contempt proceedings against the Kaduna state house of assembly over the bill to regulate preaching in the state.Speaking on Monday in the state capital, Sunny Akanni, counsel to PFN, said Abdullahi Shangali, speaker of the house (pictured), could land in trouble.He said if the house is found guilty of disobeying the court order [...]

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    El-Rufai scraps three ministries, creates new ones

El-Rufai scraps three ministries, creates new ones

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has scrapped three ministries and created new ones, including the ministry for internal security.In a statement, Samuel Aruwan, media aide to the governor, said as part of el-Rufai's structure for second term, he has signed an executive order creating three new ministries.“In a major rejig of the governance structure, Malam Nasir El-Rufai has signed [...]

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    CAN kicks but JNI expresses support for bill to regulate preaching in Kaduna

CAN kicks but JNI expresses support for bill to regulate preaching in Kaduna

Religious bodies in Kaduna state have expressed divergent views on the passage of the bill to regulate preaching in the state.The state house of assembly had, on Friday, passed the executive bill which was introduced in 2016.Reacting to the development, Sunny Akanni, counsel to the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), threatened to sue the state assembly for disobeying a court order [...]

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    Kaduna assembly passes bill to regulate preaching

Kaduna assembly passes bill to regulate preaching

The Kaduna state house of assembly, on Friday, passed the religious preaching regulation bill.NAN reports that the executive bill, proposed by Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, in 2016, was passed, hours before the eighth assembly was dissolved on Friday.The bill had been with the assembly for three years and had been opposed by Muslim and Christian bodies as well [...]

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    El-Rufai reappoints Aruwan as spokesman

El-Rufai reappoints Aruwan as spokesman

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has reappointed Samuel Aruwan, his  senior special assistant on media and publicity.Salisu Suleiman, principal private secretary to the governor, disclosed this  in a statement on Saturday.Suleiman said Maryam Abubakar​​ was also reappointed as senior special assistant on new media.“Malam Nasir el-Rufai has began announcing personnel choices, beginning with some offices that do not [...]

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    El-Rufai announces 6-month maternity leave for female civil servants

El-Rufai announces 6-month maternity leave for female civil servants

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has announced that female civil servants in the state will get six months for maternity leave.Speaking after being sworn for a second term on Wednesday, the governor explained that the initiative is to ensure that children were adequately cared for, well-fed and receive all the nutrients they would need within the first six months [...]

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    PDP seeks recount of Kaduna guber votes

PDP seeks recount of Kaduna guber votes

Isah Ashiru, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna state, has requested for a recount of votes cast in the March 9 election in the state.This is contained in an application filed on Tuesday by Elisha Kurah, counsel to the PDP candidate, at the election petition tribunal in the state capital.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) [...]

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    El-Rufai: No regrets tackling godfather of Lagos politics

El-Rufai: No regrets tackling godfather of Lagos politics

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says he owes no one any apology over his comments on how to end godfatherism in Lagos state.El-Rufai, had said he knew how to end “godfatherism” in the politics of Lagos.The governor said having retired the four political godfathers in Kaduna, he was confident that the feat could be achieved anywhere else.But speaking with [...]

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    El-Rufai: I’ll tell Niger Republic to use Kaduna port instead of Lagos

El-Rufai: I’ll tell Niger Republic to use Kaduna port instead of Lagos

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says he intends to send a delegation to the Republic of Niger to tell it to start receiving goods at the Kaduna inland dry port instead of the seaports in Lagos.The governor was speaking on Tuesday on the sidelines of the ceremony for the commencement of cargo delivery by rail to the Kaduna inland [...]

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    ‘You lack the credibility to speak against godfatherism’– group tackles el-Rufai

‘You lack the credibility to speak against godfatherism’– group tackles el-Rufai

A group identified as The Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide says "godfatherism" has made Lagos state the most viable in Nigeria. The group was reacting to a statement by el-Rufai who had said he knows how to end "godfatherism" in Lagos politics.Addressing reporters in Lagos, Oladotun Hassan, the council's president, said el-Rufai's comments were “abysmally insulting”, adding that the governor lacked "the credibility [...]

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