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    El-Rufai: No more bail for rapists… we’re considering castration as punishment

El-Rufai: No more bail for rapists… we’re considering castration as punishment

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says the justice system of the state will no longer grant bail to rapists. El-Rufai disclosed this when a group of women, advocating for justice for rape victims, staged a peaceful rally at the government house in Kaduna, on Monday. The governor, who noted that the state already has strong legislation against rape, added that his government [...]

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    Ikpeazu, el-Rufai, Akeredolu… all the governors who have tested positive for COVID-19

Ikpeazu, el-Rufai, Akeredolu… all the governors who have tested positive for COVID-19

At least seven of the 36 governors in Nigeria have tested positive for coronavirus. Confirmed cases in the country have been rising on a daily basis. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), 27,564 COVID-19 cases had been recorded as of Friday evening. The disease has spread across social ladders as top politicians, clerics, businessmen, medical personnel and people from [...]

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    ‘My then boyfriend and I’ — el-Rufai’s wife shares throwback photo

‘My then boyfriend and I’ — el-Rufai’s wife shares throwback photo

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    El-Rufai: Making Kaduna people matter

El-Rufai: Making Kaduna people matter

Like a ritual, politicians celebrate milestones at every opportunity and on in our clime, these landmarks abound at every turn. Usually, it is either they are celebrating the first 100 days in office, the anniversary of their election or May 29th, when most of them were sworn into office. On such occasions, their media units, Public Relations consultants and political [...]

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    Kaduna orders removal of roadblocks at state boundaries

Kaduna orders removal of roadblocks at state boundaries

The Kaduna state government has directed the removal of roadblocks at various boundaries of the state. This development is coming a week after the state government lifted the 75 days lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19. Roadblocks had earlier been stationed at the boundaries of the state to implement the lockdown and interstate travel ban as directed by the federal government. In a [...]

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    Kaduna lifts lockdown after 75 days

Kaduna lifts lockdown after 75 days

The Kaduna government has lifted the lockdown imposed on the state to curb the spread of COVID-19. The state had been on partial lockdown since March 26. In a state broadcast on Tuesday, Nasir el-Rufai, the governor, said as from Wednesday, the quarantine order will be amended to permit a significant reopening of the state, especially for businesses and places of worship. Schools [...]

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    El-Rufai: We copied Aregbesola’s programmes — I’m shameless about it

El-Rufai: We copied Aregbesola’s programmes — I’m shameless about it

Nasir el-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna state, says he replicated the social programmes implemented by Rauf Aregbesola as the Osun helmsman. Aregbesola was governor of Osun state from 2010-2018. Speaking on Saturday during a virtual colloquium to mark Aregbesola's 63rd birthday anniversary, the Kaduna governor said the programmes struck him and helped him connect with Aregbesola. Commending the impact of Aregbesola's programmes in [...]

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    Don’t allow bandits dislodged from Zamfara move to Kaduna, el-Rufai begs military

Don’t allow bandits dislodged from Zamfara move to Kaduna, el-Rufai begs military

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has called on the military to intensify its fight against banditry in the state. Over the weeks, the military has coordinated different offensives against suspected bandits in the north-west, especially Zamfara and Sokoto states. During a visit to Ibrahim Gambari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, el-Rufai expressed concerns over dislodged bandits who [...]

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    I’m not part of el-Rufai’s government, says wife

I’m not part of el-Rufai’s government, says wife

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    Kaduna health workers dare el-Rufai, begin warning strike

Kaduna health workers dare el-Rufai, begin warning strike

Health workers in Kaduna state have commenced a seven-day warning strike. The strike began after Nasir el-Rufai, the governor, threatened health workers that anyone who goes on strike will forfeit his or her job. The striking workers accused the governor of not honouring an agreement on salary adjustments, among other matters. The doctors also want a refund of 25 percent of their salaries [...]

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    El-Rufai scraps RoW charges as more states announce reduction

El-Rufai scraps RoW charges as more states announce reduction

Kaduna state is the latest to join its peers in taking action on right of way charges for telecommunications companies. Adopting a different approach, Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, completely eliminated RoW charges for telcos. In January, TheCable had reported that 14 states hiked their RoW charges, contrary to the rate agreed by the national economic council. The RoW charge is the [...]

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    ‘You’ll lose your jobs’ — el-Rufai warns doctors threatening to go on strike

‘You’ll lose your jobs’ — el-Rufai warns doctors threatening to go on strike

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says the doctors threatening to go on strike in the state are at risk of losing their jobs. The doctors say the state government has not honoured an agreement on salary adjustments among other matters. In a statement on Thursday, Muyiwa Adekeye, special adviser on media to the governor, quoted el-Rufai as saying every health worker willing [...]

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    EXTRA: Osinbajo is chairman of ‘Short People Association of Nigeria’, says el-Rufai

EXTRA: Osinbajo is chairman of ‘Short People Association of Nigeria’, says el-Rufai

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is the current chairman of the "Short People Association of Nigeria". In a tweet on Monday, el-Rufai jocularly said short people are represented in the "highest echelons of governance." "Yes.....I remember this @Tejubabyfacetv interview in 2010.....how time flies....HE VP Osinbajo is the current chairman of the Nigerian Association of Short People....so [...]

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    El-Rufai inaugurates new board for Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship

El-Rufai inaugurates new board for Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, has inaugurated a new governing board for the Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship, a capacity-building programme established by the state in 2018. Muyiwa Adekeye, the governor's spokesperson, said in a statement on Thursday the new board held a virtual meeting immediately after their inauguration. The board, which comprises 16 members, will be chaired by Dele Olojede, award-winning journalist. Members of the board [...]

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    El-Rufai, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi and ‘opportunism’

El-Rufai, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi and ‘opportunism’

BY EMMANUEL ADO Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, the Governor of Kaduna State, first burst into limelight during the Abubakar Abdusalam regime, but due to the short tenure of the “hand over” administration he didn’t quite register in the consciousness of Nigerians. But all that drastically changed during the President Olusegun Obasanjo administration when as the Director-General Bureau for Public Enterprises(BPE), he was [...]

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    El-Rufai: My phones were seized while I was in isolation

El-Rufai: My phones were seized while I was in isolation

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says his phones were seized during the time he was receiving treatment for COVID-19. El-Rufai recovered from COVID-19 nearly four weeks after he tested positive for the disease. In an interview on Wednesday, the governor recounted his experience, saying he could have died from complications. "I could have died, if not for my doctors. I followed their instructions strictly [...]

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