Friday, February 24, 2017

Tag "Nasir el-Rufai"

    El-Rufai reshuffles cabinet

El-Rufai reshuffles cabinet

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has reshuffled his cabinet.According to Samuel Aruwan, special assistant to the governor on media and publicity, el-Rufai announced the changes during the state executive council meeting held on Tuesday.Aruwan said some commissioners were swapped, while new commissioners were nominated, and new permanent secretaries.He quoted the governor as saying, “the commissioners swapping portfolios include; Amina [...]

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    Kaduna imposes 24-hour curfew in 2 LGAs

Kaduna imposes 24-hour curfew in 2 LGAs

The Kaduna state security council has imposed a 24-hour curfew in Jema’a and Kaura local government areas of the state.This comes one day after at least 21 people were killed in renewed attacks in four communities in the two local government areas.Many houses were also burnt in the attacks.In a statement on Tuesday, Samuel Aruwan, spokesman of Nasir el-Rufai, governor [...]

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    Top security personnel relocate to southern Kaduna to check violence

Top security personnel relocate to southern Kaduna to check violence

Ismaila Isa, garrison commander of the 1 division of the Nigerian army and Agyole Abeh, commissioner of police in the state have relocated to southern Kaduna.According to the Kaduna state government, they moved into the region to coordinate a determined response to renewed attacks by armed bandits on communities in Kaura and Jema’a local government areas.Twenty-one persons were killed in [...]

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    Audu Maikori released 24 hours after arrest

Audu Maikori released 24 hours after arrest

Audu Maikori, Chocolate City CEO, has been released from police detention, 24 hours after his arrest.Maikori was on Friday arrested by the police for making claims which allegedly exacerbated the Southern Kaduna crisis.Edward Ayide-Israel, the business development manager of Chocolate City, announced his release on Twitter.He wrote: "Thanks everyone for #FreeAudu He's been released. Thanks everyone for your advocacy to #FreeAudu He's [...]

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    El-Rufai has agreed to free Audu Maikori, says Ezekwesili

El-Rufai has agreed to free Audu Maikori, says Ezekwesili

Obiageli Ezekwesili, former minister of education, has said Chocolate City CEO, Audu Maikori, will be released Saturday.Maikori was on Friday arrested by the police for making claims which allegedly inflamed the Southern Kaduna crisis.The entrepreneur had in January tweeted that five students of College of Education, Gidan-Waya, were killed by Fulani herdsmen.Days later, he took to social media to say [...]

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    El-Rufai: No going back on establishment of barracks in southern Kaduna

El-Rufai: No going back on establishment of barracks in southern Kaduna

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says there is no going back on the establishment of a military barracks in southern Kaduna.On February 5, Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, laid the foundation for the establishment of battalion at Ungwan Yashi area of Zangon Kataf local government area, but less than five days after, some persons destroyed it.But speaking on [...]

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    El-Rufai kicks as foundation of proposed military base in southern Kaduna is vandalised

El-Rufai kicks as foundation of proposed military base in southern Kaduna is vandalised

Less than one week after Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, laid foundation for the establishment of a battalion at Ungwan Yashi area of Zangon Kataf local government area of Kaduna state, some persons have destroyed it.Speaking when the foundation was laid, Buratai had said the location was chosen as a response to the incessant killings occurring in southern Kaduna [...]

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    There’s a cabal in government but I’m not a member, says el-Rufai

There’s a cabal in government but I’m not a member, says el-Rufai

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, has said he's not a member of the cabal in the presidency because he's preoccupied with the affairs of his state.According to el-Rufai, there's bound to be a cabal in every government and/or institution.He said the key issue is "whether the cabal is positive or negative" in nature.The governor made this known on Thursday while [...]

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    We’re not here to take sides, Buratai says as army sets up base in southern Kaduna

We’re not here to take sides, Buratai says as army sets up base in southern Kaduna

The Nigerian army has laid the foundation for the establishment of a military base in Jema'a local government area of Kaduna state.The establishment of the base was in response to the recent escalation of killings in the southern part of Kaduna.Speaking at the ceremony, Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, said the army is committed to the peace in the [...]

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    Don’t give the impression that you are targeting Christians, Suleman tells FG

Don’t give the impression that you are targeting Christians, Suleman tells FG

Johnson Suleman, general overseer of Omega Fire Ministries, has advised the federal government not to give the impression that Christians were being victimised.In a statement by Phrank Shaibu, his communication adviser, Suleman said those who speak the truth have been vilified.Recently, the Department of State Services (DSS) made attempt to arrest him.After failing in the bid, the secret police then [...]

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    El-Rufai to cabinet: Buckle up, we have 851 days left

El-Rufai to cabinet: Buckle up, we have 851 days left

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration in the state has 851 days left to deliver on its promises.Speaking at a retreat held for government officials during the weekend, el-Rufai said the failure of ministries to implement capital projects would not be tolerated."The APC administration in Kaduna has 851 days to May 29th, 2019. We [...]

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    We’re tracking those involved in southern Kaduna killings, says el-Rufai

We’re tracking those involved in southern Kaduna killings, says el-Rufai

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has assured the people of southern Kaduna that all those culpable in the dastardly act of killing innocent people in the area would be tracked down and prosecuted.He described the incident in southern Kaduna as unfortunate and condemnable.El-Rufai said this when the council of traditional chiefs and emirs led by Shehu Idris, emir of [...]

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    Southern Kaduna union accuses el-Rufai of incitement

Southern Kaduna union accuses el-Rufai of incitement

The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) has accused Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna,  of incitement.Yakubu Kuzamani, national public relation officer of the union, said this in reaction to a comment credited to el-Rufai.While speaking on 'The Stream', a programme on Aljazeera, el-Rufai said 800 people were killed in southern Kaduna during the 2011 post-presidential election violence.Kuzamani said the governor gave [...]

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    Falana to el-Rufai: Why haven’t the murderers of 347 Shi’ites been prosecuted?

Falana to el-Rufai: Why haven’t the murderers of 347 Shi’ites been prosecuted?

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has called on Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, to prosecute those behind the killings of 347 members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), otherwise known as Shi’ites.In a statement issued on Thursday, the lawyer wondered why the Kaduna state government had not implemented the recommendation of the panel of inquiry that it mandated [...]

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    3 killed in fresh attack in southern Kaduna

3 killed in fresh attack in southern Kaduna

Three people have lost their lives in a fresh outbreak of violence in Samaru Kataf, Zangon Kataf local government area of Kaduna state. A witness told TheCable that gunmen invaded a market in Samaru Kataf and opened fire on the traders."Some weeks ago, the herdsmen wrote to the community that they were coming to attack. The community reported to the police; [...]

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    Kaduna crisis: You’ll be shocked by calibre of people we’ll arrest, says el-Rufai

Kaduna crisis: You’ll be shocked by calibre of people we’ll arrest, says el-Rufai

Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says people will be shocked by the calibre of "perpetrators" his government will arrest and prosecute for the violence in Southern Kaduna.Speaking on Tuesday when he received Abubakar Mahmoud, president of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), the governor said previous governments had failed to prosecute anyone for crises in Kaduna.El-Rufai said about 20,000 people had lost their [...]

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