Friday, December 8, 2017

Tag "Nasir el-Rufai"

    Kaduna disengages 4,042 workers

Kaduna disengages 4,042 workers

The Kaduna state government has disengaged over 4,000 workers.Jafaru Sani, commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs, said the affected workers were from the state's local service commission.Sani said while 3,159 of the affected workers were retired, the others were laid off.He said the measure is part of efforts of the state government to renew public service in the state and [...]

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    ‘The earlier, the better’ — el-Rufai taunts Atiku

‘The earlier, the better’ — el-Rufai taunts Atiku

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says the exit of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar from the All Progressives Congress (APC) is good for the party.He also told Abubakar that contesting against President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election would be a waste of time.El-Rufai said this on Friday while addressing state house correspondents after the Jumat prayer at the presidential [...]

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    El-Rufai: 43,806 people applied for the jobs of incompetent teachers

El-Rufai: 43,806 people applied for the jobs of incompetent teachers

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says 43,806 applicants have indicated interest in replacing the teachers who failed examination questions meant for primary four pupils.Speaking when he visited the state assembly on Thursday, el-Rufai said the applicants would be thoroughly screened.He also promised that his administration would give severance package to those who would be dismissed.There are 21,780 persons to [...]

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    Save Nigeria: Build an app, start an NGO or go into politics?

Save Nigeria: Build an app, start an NGO or go into politics?

In 2019, young Nigerians who were born at the turn of the millenium (2000, 2001) will actually be able to vote. Those of us born within the 80s and 90s may be able to run for offices. It may yet be our time to stop being kingmakers and rise up to become kings, ourselves.For the better part of my adult [...]

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    ‘He was a pillar’ — el-Rufai mourns Nok, former education commissioner

‘He was a pillar’ — el-Rufai mourns Nok, former education commissioner

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says Andrew Nok, late commissioner of education, science and technology, was a pillar in his cabinet.El-Rufai said this when he and members of the state executive council paid a condolence visit to Nok’s family.Nok, a renowned professor of Biochemistry, died in the early hours of Tuesday.El-Rufai described Nok as a dedicated compatriot who diligently [...]

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    Buhari endorses el-Rufai’s plan to sack 21,780 teachers

Buhari endorses el-Rufai’s plan to sack 21,780 teachers

President Muhammadu Buhari has thrown his weight behind the move of Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, to sack 21,780 teachers, who failed the competency test conducted by the state government.The plan of the state government had sparked controversy, with many calling on the governor to back down because of the economic implication on the affected civil servants.But speaking at [...]

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    Protesting pupils are victims of bad teachers, says el-Rufai

Protesting pupils are victims of bad teachers, says el-Rufai

Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says "unqualified teachers" are using pupils for "illegal protests".Recently, some pupils took to the streets to protest the state executive council's approval to sack the primary four teachers who failed competency test.A total of 21,780 primary school teachers in the state had reportedly failed the examination administered to test their competence in October.In a statement, [...]

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    $350m budget support loan and the enemy within

$350m budget support loan and the enemy within

BY MUKHTAR GARBA MAIGAMOThe recent hullabaloo that greeted the $350 million World Bank loan, granted to Kaduna state, has conspicuously unmasked senator Shehu Sani as the greatest enemy of Kaduna state and her people. The enemy of Kaduna’s progress, whose egocentric demeanor, as the chairman of senate committee on foreign and domestic debt, is putting the entire lives of Kaduna [...]

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    Court orders el-Rufai, police to pay Maikori N40m over ‘irregular arrest’

Court orders el-Rufai, police to pay Maikori N40m over ‘irregular arrest’

A court has ordered Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna; Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, Kaduna state attorney-general and Kaduna commissioner of police to pay N40 million to Audu Maikori.The sum is to be paid as compensation for the unlawful arrest and detention of the entertainment mogul between February 17 and 18 and again March 10 and 13. [...]

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    El-Rufai presents 2018 budget to state assembly

El-Rufai presents 2018 budget to state assembly

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, on Thursday presented a budget proposal of N216.55 billion to the state house of assembly.Speaking while making a presentation of the 2018 appropriation bill tagged: 'Budget of consolidation', el-Rufai said it is aimed at completing the various projects embarked by his administration.He said priority was given to capital projects and N131 billion voted for that, [...]

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    21,780 teachers fail primary four test in Kaduna

21,780 teachers fail primary four test in Kaduna

A total 21,780 teachers in Kaduna state have reportedly failed the primary four examination administered to test their competence.Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, said the teachers were required to pass at least 75% of the test but that two-third of the total number of the teachers failed.He said a new set of 25,000 primary school teachers would be employed " as parts of the [...]

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    El-Rufai: Buhari has endorsed me for 2019

El-Rufai: Buhari has endorsed me for 2019

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says President Muhammadu Buhari has endorsed his bid to seek re-election.In a live radio interview, the governor said after some party stakeholders in the state gave him the nod on September 16, he consulted with the president who also approved of it.He said with the endorsement, he would “definitely" seek re-election."It was after [...]

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    You are playing with fire, Arewa youth tell el-Rufai over arrest warrant

You are playing with fire, Arewa youth tell el-Rufai over arrest warrant

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) says Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna state governor, is "playing with fire".The group said this in response to the arrest warrant which the Kaduna state government obtained for the arrest of members of the group which gave quit notice to Igbo in the north.The group had since withdrawn their threat.In an interview with The SUN,  Shettima Yerima, president [...]

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    El-Rufai: Those who advocate abandonment of existing political structure are unrealistic

El-Rufai: Those who advocate abandonment of existing political structure are unrealistic

Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna says, says those seeking a "wholesale abandonment" of the existing political structure in the quest of restructuring the country are "probably unrealistic" in their expectations.Speaking at Chatham House in London on Thursday, el-Rufai said Nigerians appreciate their diversity but seek a fairer system that puts social justice above everything.The governor explained that this could be [...]

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    I wish oil would dry up so we could start using our brains, says el-Rufai

I wish oil would dry up so we could start using our brains, says el-Rufai

Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna state governor, says he desires for Nigeria's crude oil to get exhausted so the nation can start to seriously develop other revenue sources.Describing the revenue generated from oil as "easy money," the governor said when the oil dries up, Nigeria will regain its "thinking initiative".He made the statement on Saturday in Ibadan while speaking at the 2017 [...]

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    El-Rufai: Ministers, governors will ensure Buhari contests in 2019

El-Rufai: Ministers, governors will ensure Buhari contests in 2019

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says some governors and ministers are working to ensure that President Muhammadu Buhari contests the presidential election in 2019.El-Rufai said this on Friday when he paid a courtesy visit to the president in Aso Rock.He said all "Buharists" in the All Progressives Congress (APC) will support whatever decision the president takes about the election."We [...]

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