Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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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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    El-Rufai speaks on how to end godfatherism in Lagos

El-Rufai speaks on how to end godfatherism in Lagos

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says he knows how to end "godfatherism" in the politics of Lagos state.According to PUNCH, el-Rufai spoke at an event organised by the Bridge Club in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Saturday.The governor said the issue of godfatherism can be defeated by connecting to the people and winning them over.He said there were about three or [...]

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    El-Rufai directs political appointees to resign by April 30

El-Rufai directs political appointees to resign by April 30

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has directed all political appointees to submit their letters of resignation on or before April 30, 2019.Samuel Aruwan, el-Rufai's spokesman, in a statement, said each notice of resignation must be submitted along with a handover note, signed by the political appointee on behalf of the ministries, departments and agencies or office to which he or [...]

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    Kajuru killings: el-Rufai warns communities to shun reprisal

Kajuru killings: el-Rufai warns communities to shun reprisal

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has cautioned all communities in the state to shun "an eye for an eye" stance in resolving their differences.The governor said this when he visited the internally displaced persons (IDPs) at their camp in Maraban Kajuru in Kajuru local government area of the state on Wednesday.He admonished communities with grievances over killings or attacks to [...]

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    CDD FACT CHECK: Did el-Rufai sign an anti-Christian law in Kaduna?

CDD FACT CHECK: Did el-Rufai sign an anti-Christian law in Kaduna?

A post alleging that in Kaduna, pastors will no longer be able to preach unless they possess a licence renewable every year. The post further claimed that any preacher who refuses to obtain this licence will be charged and if found guilty will be liable to 2 years imprisonment or pay a fine of N200,000:00It said the law stated that [...]

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    El-Rufai names running mate head of 38-man transition committee

El-Rufai names running mate head of 38-man transition committee

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has named Hadiza Balarabe, deputy governor-elect, as the head of a 38-member transition committee ahead of his inauguration on May 29.In a statement on Tuesday, Samuel Aruwan, the governor's spokesperson, said the duty of the transition committee is to prepare the ground work for the government.El-Rufai was re-elected in the March 9 election, having [...]

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    My joy is complete, says Kaduna senator-elect on el-Rufai’s victory

My joy is complete, says Kaduna senator-elect on el-Rufai’s victory

Uba Sani, senator-elect of Kaduna central district, says his victory at the February 23 election did not come easy.In a statement on Monday, Sani thanked residents of the state for re-electing Nasir el-rufai, governor of the state, for another term.He said with their victory at the general election, the people have endorsed the policies and programmes that will take [...]

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    PRP asks INEC to cancel election results in Kaduna central

PRP asks INEC to cancel election results in Kaduna central

The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) in Kaduna state has called for the cancellation of national assembly results election in the state's central senatorial district.Abdulrahman Danbirni, PRP state chairman, made the call during a press briefing at the PRP secretariat on Saturday.He  said the election was a “charade that ridiculed the democratic process”.At the February 23 election, Shehu Sani, senator [...]

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    CDD FACT CHECK: Were there attacks in Kaduna communities as claimed by el-Rufai?

CDD FACT CHECK: Were there attacks in Kaduna communities as claimed by el-Rufai?

THE CLAIM: On the eve of the now postponed presidential and national assembly elections, the Kaduna state government announced that 66 people had been killed in attacks on communities in Kajuru local government of the state.In an interview on Channels TV, Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, was heard saying 66 Fulani were killed in Maro, Kajuru local government area of [...]

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    Army, police: How 66 people were killed in Kaduna

Army, police: How 66 people were killed in Kaduna

The Nigerian army has confirmed the killing of 66 people in eight different communities in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state. Faruk Yahaya, general officer commanding (GOC) 1 division of the army and Ahmad Abdulrahman, the state police commissioner, confirmed the mass killing on Saturday when they accompanied Nasir el-Rufai, the state governor, on a tour of some of the [...]

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    Your threat can’t stop us, EU replies el-Rufai

Your threat can’t stop us, EU replies el-Rufai

The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) has replied Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, over a threat he issued to foreigners on the forthcoming elections.The governor had said foreigners who intervene in the election would leave in "body bags".Responding through a statement on Wednesday evening, EU EOM said its observers would not be deterred from doing their work.It [...]

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    El-Rufai issues death threat to foreigners ‘planning to intervene in elections’

El-Rufai issues death threat to foreigners ‘planning to intervene in elections’

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says any “foreign power” that intervenes in the general election would return to to their country in body bags.Speaking during an NTA Live programme on Tuesday evening, el-Rufai said as an independent and sovereign state, Nigeria would never bow to foreign powers.“Those that are calling for anyone to come and intervene in Nigeria, we [...]

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    El-Rufai: I don’t care if I lose the election

El-Rufai: I don’t care if I lose the election

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says he does not care if he loses the forthcoming governorship election so long the exercise is conducted under a transparent manner.El-Rufai said this on Wednesday while speaking at an event organised by the State Peace Commission, National Peace Commission and the UN.The governor said the most important job for his administration is to govern [...]

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