Saturday, February 16, 2019

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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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    FG plotting to arrest Onnoghen, says CUPP

FG plotting to arrest Onnoghen, says CUPP

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) says it has uncovered a plot by the federal government to arrest Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).Ikenga Ugochinyere, spokesman of the group, made the allegation at a press conference in Abuja on Friday.He said there are plans that a bench warrant be issued by Danladi Usman, chairman of the the Code [...]

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    North would be the biggest beneficiary of restructuring, says el-Rufai

North would be the biggest beneficiary of restructuring, says el-Rufai

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says the north is ready for restructuring and the region would be its biggest beneficiary.The governor said this on Wednesday in Ibadan, capital of Oyo state, while delivering a keynote address at a colloquium organised to mark the 80th birthday anniversary of Bisi Akande, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC).El-Rufai said the northern [...]

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    El-Rufai: Ordinary citizens will reelect me… to break barrier of progress erected by Kaduna elite

El-Rufai: Ordinary citizens will reelect me… to break barrier of progress erected by Kaduna elite

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says he is confident the ordinary citizens in the state will support his bid for a second term in office.The governor said this on Saturday while speaking on a FRCN Radio Nigeria Kaduna programme.He said his nearly four years in office has been dedicated to the plight of the poor masses against the wishes of [...]

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    EXTRA: ‘I consider it hate speech’ — Shehu Sani wants el-Rufai’s wife to stop talking about his hair

EXTRA: ‘I consider it hate speech’ — Shehu Sani wants el-Rufai’s wife to stop talking about his hair

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has asked Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, to caution his wife over her comments on his hair.In a Facebook post on Saturday, the senator said Hadiza el-Rufai, the governor’s wife, always talks about his hair whenever she is out campaigning.Hadiza, who is a published author, has been actively involved in the re-election campaign [...]

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    Shehu Sani: Some govt officials condemn hate speech but sponsor attacks on their opponents

Shehu Sani: Some govt officials condemn hate speech but sponsor attacks on their opponents

Shehu Sani, lawmaker representing Kaduna central senatorial district, says some people in government are raising concerns about hate speech while they pay some media users to attack and defame others.In a Twitter post on Saturday, the senator, who did not mention names, said those people in government preach against hate speech and incitement yet keep an army of social media [...]

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    El-Rufai accuses Dunamis pastor of incitement, vows to sue him

El-Rufai accuses Dunamis pastor of incitement, vows to sue him

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says he will sue Paul Enenche (pictured), senior pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), over an alleged incitement.El-Rufai said this on Thursday when Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, paid him a visit in Kaduna.Over 50 people including a traditional ruler were killed in a religious conflict in Kaduna in October.Reacting to the [...]

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    Olonishakin to receive award of excellence

Olonishakin to receive award of excellence

The League of Policy Analysts on Security have nominated Abayomi Olonishakin, chief of defence staff, (CDS) with the "2018 Legacy Achievers Award".Festus Akintola, executive secretary, of the group made this known at a press conference held on Monday in Lagos.The press conference was on the state of the nation and the role of the armed forces as guardian of democracy.He [...]

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    El-Rufai: Being a governor is not an easy job… I feel like running away

El-Rufai: Being a governor is not an easy job… I feel like running away

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says it is not easy to preside over the affairs of many people.Speaking at an election summit organised by the Kaduna State Peace Commission, the governor said at times he feels like running away.He said he would accept defeat if he loses the 2019 governorship election, adding that he would be in a hurry [...]

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    Shehu Sani: Critics of PDP rally can rent their crowd from Sudan

Shehu Sani: Critics of PDP rally can rent their crowd from Sudan

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has asked those criticising the rally of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Sokoto state to rent a crowd for their campaign in Sudan.He said this after Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, alleged that the PDP rented supporters from Niger Republic for the launch of its campaign in Sokoto on Monday.Sani said if the [...]

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    El-Rufai: PDP rented crowd from Niger Republic for Sokoto rally

El-Rufai: PDP rented crowd from Niger Republic for Sokoto rally

Nair el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says the crowd at the launch of the campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Sokoto state on Monday were "rented supporters from Niger Republic". El-Rufai said this while delivering a keynote address at the launch of the campaign council of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at Murtala Mohammed Square, Kaduna on Tuesday.He said [...]

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    Religion, ethnicity don’t influence my policies, says el-Rufai

Religion, ethnicity don’t influence my policies, says el-Rufai

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says he does not allow ethnicity and religion to influence his policies.El-Rufai said this at the 2018 Kaduna Igbo Cultural Day held at the Prison Staff Training College.The governor regretted the recent violence that rocked the state, saying "every responsible resident of this state can now see that the relentless obsession with ethnicity and [...]

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    Buhari, Osinbajo ‘are friends of the church’

Buhari, Osinbajo ‘are friends of the church’

The United Young Christians Forum (UYCF) has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for second term.The Christian group described the duo of Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo as friends of the church, saying they deserve every support to push the nation forward.In a statement signed by Andrew Enenche, a leader of the group, UYCF  said the reason for adopting Buhari was further informed [...]

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    ‘May God seize power from el-Rufai’ — the prayer behind the arrest of sacked civil servants (video)

‘May God seize power from el-Rufai’ — the prayer behind the arrest of sacked civil servants (video)

Some civil servants sacked by the Kaduna state government got more than they bargained for when they were arrested by the police for allegedly praying against the administration of Nasir el-Rufai, the governor.The dismissed workers, who accused the government of failing to pay their entitlements after disengaging them, had organised prayer sessions where they poured out their hearts.In one of [...]

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