Sunday, September 16, 2018

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    Kaduna APC youth assure Buhari, el-Rufai of two million votes in 2019

Kaduna APC youth assure Buhari, el-Rufai of two million votes in 2019

The All Progressives Congress (APC) youth in Kaduna state have pledged two million votes to President Muhammadu Buhari and governor Nasir el-Rufai in the 2019 general election.The youth on Saturday made the pledge at the end of the 'Kaduna State APC Emerging Young Leaders Summit'.In a communiqué signed by Umar Yaro, APC youth head of mobilisation, they appealed for more [...]

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    El-Rufai soars despite the bitterness of political merchants

El-Rufai soars despite the bitterness of political merchants

BY SAMUEL ARUWAN Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has steadfastly refused to be distracted by the antics of politicians who think the goal of public policy should be to surrender public resources to their selfish interests. These venal politicians and their allies have created a demonise Malam El-Rufai industry that generates tons of fiction that may perplex the unwary but has been an [...]

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    I don’t have N20m in my account, says el-Rufai as groups donate nomination form to him

I don’t have N20m in my account, says el-Rufai as groups donate nomination form to him

Some groups in Kaduna state have purchased expression of interest and nomination forms of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna.While receiving the forms at government house, Kaduna on Monday, the governor said he does not have up to N20 million in his account.The forms cost N22.5 millionAmong the groups are the Association of Cattle Sellers, Independent Petroleum [...]

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    Bakare: I worked with Jonathan, Buhari in 2015… but Nigeria on a collision course again

Bakare: I worked with Jonathan, Buhari in 2015… but Nigeria on a collision course again

Tunde Bakare, the serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly (LRA), says he worked with former president Goodluck Jonathan and President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure Nigeria escaped disintegration in 2015.Speaking in Glasgow, UK, to the African forum Scotland and the Association of Nigerians in Scotland, the fiery preacher warned that Nigeria was on a collision course again as the 2019 elections [...]

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    El-Rufai presents 2019 budget — first governor to do so

El-Rufai presents 2019 budget — first governor to do so

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has presented the proposed 2019 budget to the state house of assembly.The N155.86 billion budget is broken into N62.3billion recurrent and 93.5billion capital expenditure.The education and health sectors are the most favoured with 27.5 percent and 15.02 percent respectively.Though the budget is 28% reduction from N216.65 billion budgeted last year, el-Rufai pledged that his [...]

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    Apologise to el-Rufai’s government or remain suspended, Kaduna APC tells Shehu Sani

Apologise to el-Rufai’s government or remain suspended, Kaduna APC tells Shehu Sani

The Kaduna state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has imposed an indefinite suspension on Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central.The party vowed not to lift the suspension until Sani tenders an apology to Nasir el-Rufai, the governor, and President Muhammadu Buhari.In a statement on Thursday, Ibrahim Togo, chairman of the party in Tudun Wada ward where Sani is from, [...]

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    No candidate can defeat el-Rufai in 2019, says aide

No candidate can defeat el-Rufai in 2019, says aide

Samuel Aruwan, media aide to Nasir dl-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says none of those interested in the number one position in the state can defeat his principal.Aruwan said this while speaking with reporters in Kaduna on Friday.The governor's aide said the other governorship candidates in Kaduna only want power but do not have vision for development."None of the [...]

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    Some people joined APC just to worship their ego, says el-Rufai

Some people joined APC just to worship their ego, says el-Rufai

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) joined the party to worship their egos.Speaking at the inauguration of the state executives of the party on Thursday, the governor said the APC would not derail from its vision because some its members are resolute."Some wayfarers, who see every political party only as [...]

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    ‘Nigeria beyond oil’ — Political, business leaders converge for FT Nigeria Summit

‘Nigeria beyond oil’ — Political, business leaders converge for FT Nigeria Summit

Business and political leaders will on Thursday discuss the way forward for Nigeria at the Financial Times Nigeria Summit.The event, which is scheduled to hold at the EKO Hotel and Suites, Lagos, will examine the various threads that make up the fabric called Nigeria.Topics to be discussed include art, technology, agriculture, banking and finance, currency policy, oil and gas, banking, [...]

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    Hunkuyi, Shehu Sani set to dump APC

Hunkuyi, Shehu Sani set to dump APC

The faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led by Suleiman Hunkuyi,  senator representing Kaduna north, and  Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, is considering defecting to another political party.In a statement in Kaduna on Friday, the group, known as APC Akida, said it has concluded a review of the state of the party and governance issues in the state and [...]

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    Kaduna senators ask banks to reject ‘loan request’ of el-Rufai’s government

Kaduna senators ask banks to reject ‘loan request’ of el-Rufai’s government

Senators from Kaduna state have accused Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, of using private companies to procure foreign loans.The Kaduna senator had blocked a $350 million loan from the World Bank requested by the state government.Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, said the loan would further erode the economic viability of the state.The governor had described the lawmakers as the [...]

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    El-Rufai: Many northern governors have told me they’ll fire teachers after 2019 election

El-Rufai: Many northern governors have told me they’ll fire teachers after 2019 election

Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says many teachers will be sacked across northern states after the 2019 elections.According to PUNCH, el-Rufai said this while speaking at the 4th distinguished guest lecture of the University of Medical Science, Ondo state.Earlier in the year, the governor embarked on reforms in the educational sector which led to over 21,000 teacher being displaced.El-Rufai said after [...]

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    EXTRA: Kaduna PDP chairman says Holy Ghost will protect senators from el-Rufai’s curse

EXTRA: Kaduna PDP chairman says Holy Ghost will protect senators from el-Rufai’s curse

Hassan Hyat, chairman, Kaduna state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says senators are protected by the power of the Holy Ghost.Hyat said this on Monday while responding to the caustic remarks made by Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, over the $350 million World Bank loan application rejected by the senate.Describing the the three senators representing the state as [...]

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    How does el-Rufai hope to fix over 30 comatose industries with KADInvest?

How does el-Rufai hope to fix over 30 comatose industries with KADInvest?

BY ERASMUS IKHIDEThe benign Ooni of Ile Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi squared up with the tempest Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, last week at the third edition (3.0) of Kaduna Economic and Investment Summit, christened KADInvest. The effervescent monarch charged the governor not to allow the frenzy associated with usual jamboree economic summits for which Nigeria is famous to [...]

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    El-Rufai: I didn’t attack Bill Gates but there’s nothing wrong in doing so

El-Rufai: I didn’t attack Bill Gates but there’s nothing wrong in doing so

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says he did not attack Bill Gates, co-chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.Gates had attended an expanded meeting of the national executive council (NEC) where he said the execution process of the economic and recovery growth plan (ERGP) did not reflect the needs of Nigerians.But el-Rufai who was at the meeting responded by saying it [...]

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    Shehu Sani on Kaduna loan: You are a slave if you borrow money and can’t pay

Shehu Sani on Kaduna loan: You are a slave if you borrow money and can’t pay

Shehu Sani, senator representing central district, says anyone who borrows money and cannot repay will end up a slave.Sani said this in response to criticisms that trailed the senate rejection of a N350 million loan request by the Kaduna government.“If you borrow money that you can pay, you are a businessman; If you borrow money that you can’t pay, you [...]

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