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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obtained for the arrest of members of the group which gave quit notice to Igbo in the north.The group had since withdrawn their threat.In an interview with The SUN,  Shettima Yerima, president [...]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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    El-Rufai: We opposed Buhari when he chose Alhassan

El-Rufai: We opposed Buhari when he chose Alhassan

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari were not in support of his choice of Aisha Alhassan as a minister.Speaking with state house correspondents after meeting with the president on Friday, the governor said Alhassan has never been a supporter of Buhari.He said he was not surprised that the minister openly endorsed former Vice-President Atiku [...]

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    El-Rufai orders reopening of schools in southern Kaduna

El-Rufai orders reopening of schools in southern Kaduna

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    Southern Kaduna students pass vote of no confidence in el-Rufai

Southern Kaduna students pass vote of no confidence in el-Rufai

The southern Kaduna youth and students forum (SKYSFOM) says a total of 3,753 students in the zone have passed a vote of no confidence in Nasir el-Rufai, the state governor.A statement issued on Monday by Galadima Jesse, SKYSFORM president, said the no confidence votes are as a result of the refusal of the government to reopen schools closed in the [...]

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    Nobody can remove Magu, says Osinbajo

Nobody can remove Magu, says Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo says nobody can remove Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).He said this in Kaduna on Thursday while commissioning a zonal office of the EFCC.Represented by Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna,  the acting president described Magu as a “nightmare for corrupt people”.El-Rufai also revealed the outcome of a conversation on Magu [...]

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    El-Rufai: Many of the politicians calling for restructuring are opportunists

El-Rufai: Many of the politicians calling for restructuring are opportunists

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says most of the politicians calling for restructuring are "opportunists".Speaking on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, on Thursday, el-Rufai said those who have presidential ambition were exploiting the restructuring call.The governor said majority of the people who are clamouring for restructuring do not have "concrete ideas about what it really means"."For many people, when [...]

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    We are going nowhere, Igbo tell Arewa youth

We are going nowhere, Igbo tell Arewa youth

The Igbo Delegate Assembly and Northern Igbo Chiefs, groups comprising stakeholders from the south-east, have told the coalition of Arewa youth that Igbo would remain in the north.The Arewa group has given those from the south-east up till October 1 to leave the region but the elders said they have found a home.They visited Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state on Tuesday."We are [...]

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    No Igbo attacked in Kaduna or relocating in fear, says el-Rufai

No Igbo attacked in Kaduna or relocating in fear, says el-Rufai

Nasir El-Rufai, Kaduna governor, has said that no Igbo was ambushed or attacked in the state.He denied insinuations that Igbo were relocating to the east because they were being killed in Kaduna.Samuel Aruwan, his senior special assistant on media and publicity, said no Igbo had suffered a backlash as a result of the quit notice order recently issued by a [...]

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    Northern youth coalition insists: We don’t want Igbo in Nigeria

Northern youth coalition insists: We don’t want Igbo in Nigeria

Despite the widespread condemnation that trailed their move to evict the Igbo out of the north, the northern youth coalition has insisted that those from the ethnic group must leave Nigeria.Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, had ordered their arrest, while Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno, said their position did not represent the view of the north.Different stakeholders also condemned [...]

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    Jonathan can’t take responsibility for anything, el-Rufai hits back at ex-president

Jonathan can’t take responsibility for anything, el-Rufai hits back at ex-president

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says the time is not ripe for ex-President Goodluck Jonathan to react to the allegations levelled against him on the disbursement of ecological fund.He accused the former president of being unable to take responsibility "for anything".El-Rufai, who is chairman of the national economic council (NEC) ad hoc committee on the fund, had accused Jonathan [...]

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