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    PHOTOS: El-Rufai and his ‘female army’

PHOTOS: El-Rufai and his ‘female army’

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, swore in two more female commissioners on Monday, bringing the number of women in his cabinet to six.The governor, who is known for giving opportunity to women, appointed Hadiza Bala Usman, current managing director of the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), as his chief of staff, in his first tenure.El-Rufai is the only governor in [...]

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    El-Rufai signs N259bn budget for 2020 into law

El-Rufai signs N259bn budget for 2020 into law

Nasir el Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has signed the state’s 2020 budget of N259.25 billion into law.Hadiza Balarabe, deputy governor of the state, had submitted the draft budget of N257.9 billion to the state assembly on October 15 but it was later increased to N259.25 billion.El-Rufai said N184.1bn (71%) was earmarked for capital expenditure while N75.14 billion is for recurrent expenditure.Capital [...]

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    EFCC invites top LG officials in Kaduna for questioning

EFCC invites top LG officials in Kaduna for questioning

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has invited top officials of the 23 local government areas of Kaduna state for questioning.In a letter addressed to the secretary to the state government (SSG), the commission said the officials should be released for questioning at its zonal office in the state.The affected officials were listed as chairmen, directors of administration and [...]

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    El-Rufai appointed head of committee to review ownership of DisCos

El-Rufai appointed head of committee to review ownership of DisCos

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has been appointed as the head of the ad-hoc committee that will review the ownership of the electricity distribution companies (DisCos).The decision was reached on Thursday at the meeting of the national economic council (NEC).The committee will be reviewing the government's 40% stake in DisCos.Emeka Ihedioha, governor of Imo state, announced the committee's decision [...]

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    El-Rufai will never be president, says Anglican bishop

El-Rufai will never be president, says Anglican bishop

Abiodun Ogunyemi, bishop of Zaria diocese, Anglican communion, says Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna state governor, will never be president of Nigeria. He said the governor is being groomed to take over from President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.The bishop said this in a statement shared on the website of the diocese while reacting to the aborted demolition of St George Cathedral in Zaria and [...]

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    El-Rufai: I’m working hard for Yahaha Bello’s re-election

El-Rufai: I’m working hard for Yahaha Bello’s re-election

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says he remains committed to the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Kogi governorship election.He said this on Sunday while denying reports that he spoke ill of the ruling party.In a statement issued by Muyiwa Adekeye, his spokesman, el-Rufai, who is the chairman of the APC campaign council for the election, [...]

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    El-Rufai: How I got $350m World Bank loan — with pictures of rundown schools

El-Rufai: How I got $350m World Bank loan — with pictures of rundown schools

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, has explained how he secured a $350 million loan from the World Bank to fix education in his state -- with pictures of rundown schools.El-Rufai was speaking on Monday at a send forth for Rachid Ben Massaoud, outgoing country director of the World Bank.The event was organised by the Nigeria Governors’ Forum at the Transcorp [...]

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    Odinkalu challenges court jurisdiction in suit Kaduna filed against him

Odinkalu challenges court jurisdiction in suit Kaduna filed against him

Chidi Odinkalu, a former chairman National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), has challenged the jurisdiction of the Kaduna chief magistrate court hearing a suit filed against him by the government of Kaduna state.The state government had instituted the case of “injurious falsehood” against Odinkalu following some claims he made about killings in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna in February.The governor [...]

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    El-Rufai: Kidnappers, Boko Haram working together

El-Rufai: Kidnappers, Boko Haram working together

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says kidnappers are now collaborating with "some elements of Boko Haram" to hold people for ransom.He spoke 24 hours after gunmen abducted six schoolgirls and two staff members from a boarding school in Kaduna.A source had earlier told TheCable that the kidnappers are demanding a ransom of N50 million.While addressing state house correspondents on Friday, [...]

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    El-Rufai’s son, Tunde Bakare and Sowore

El-Rufai’s son, Tunde Bakare and Sowore

Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, set the social media alight on Monday when he published the photograph of his six-year-old son, Al-Siddique, as the boy was being enrolled in the state government-owned Kaduna Capital School.Al-Siddique’s attendance was news because in Nigeria, public schools have collapsed. Attendance is not just for the poor; it’s for the poorest of the hopelessly poor.Two [...]

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    Now that el-Rufai has sent his child to public school

Now that el-Rufai has sent his child to public school

Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai dominated the media space on Monday as he enrolled his six-year-old son, Abubakar, in the state’s 62-year-old Capital School, Malali. Capital School is one of the legacies of the late Premier, Sir Ahmadu Bello. The governor was the first to break the news on the state government’s Twitter handle @GovKaduna before one of his aides, [...]

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    El-Rufai enrols son in public primary school in Kaduna

El-Rufai enrols son in public primary school in Kaduna

Abubakar Al-Siddique, six-year-old son of Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has been enrolled as a pupil of Kaduna Capital school.Abubakar was enrolled as a primary one pupil of the public school.This was made known via the state governor's Twitter handle on Monday.According to a series of tweets, the governor had in 2017 promised to ensure that Abubakar attended a [...]

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    CAN kicks as Kaduna moves to evict 110-year-old church

CAN kicks as Kaduna moves to evict 110-year-old church

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has raised the alarm over a 7-day quit notice issued to St. Gregory’s Anglican Church (pictured), Sabon Gari, Zaria, by the Kaduna State Urban Planning Development Agency (KASUPDA).In the notice seen by TheCable, the agency said the failure to comply with the directive will lead to the forceful eviction of the church.“Reference to the [...]

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    ‘Why single out Oby?’ — how Twitter users reacted to Fayemi, el-Rufai’s trips to SA

‘Why single out Oby?’ — how Twitter users reacted to Fayemi, el-Rufai’s trips to SA

The recent trip of Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, and Kayode Fayemi, his Ekiti state counterpart, to South Africa is causing storm on Twitter.Both governors attended the "Africa in the World Festival of Ideas", a programme which held in Stellensbosch, South Africa.Pictures of the governors with Muhammadu Sanusi, emir of Kano, had generated reactions on social media.Many Twitter users mistook [...]

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    EXTRA: Protect yourself if el-Rufai kneels before you, says Shehu Sani

EXTRA: Protect yourself if el-Rufai kneels before you, says Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani, a former senator representing Kaduna central, has taunted Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, saying anyone he kneels before should protect his groins.The ex-lawmaker said this in reaction to a comment credited to el-Rufai.The governor had said he reduced Sani to a blogger and exiled Sulieman Hunkuyi, a former senator representing Kaduna north, to China.Sani and Hunkuyi have been [...]

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    EXTRA: Shehu Sani is now a blogger, says el-Rufai

EXTRA: Shehu Sani is now a blogger, says el-Rufai

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says Shehu Sani, former senator representing Kaduna central, has become a blogger.Speaking when Danladi Maude, a monarch, paid him a courtesy visit at government house, Kaduna, the governor said the people of the state ended the careers of Sani and Suleiman Hunkuyi, senator who represented Kaduna north because the duo failed to champion the World Bank [...]

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