Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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    Abuja airport ‘to reopen 24 hours ahead of schedule’

Abuja airport ‘to reopen 24 hours ahead of schedule’

The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport will be open for traffic from Tuesday and Ethiopian Airlines says it will land a brand new Airbus A350-900 to mark the official reopening of the airport.The facility was supposed to reopen on Wednesday, but Firiehiwot Mekonnen, Ethiopian Airlines' traffic and sales manager, told NAN that its aircraft would land in Abuja on its first [...]

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    Soldiers, policemen have failed us, says witness of fresh killings in southern Kaduna

Soldiers, policemen have failed us, says witness of fresh killings in southern Kaduna

A man who witnessed the fresh killings in southern Kaduna says security personnel deployed in the area have been unable to bring the violence in the region under control.In December, the federal government deployed troops to southern Kaduna to end the incessant attacks and killings, but the attackers have managed to strike on a number of occasions.But speaking with TheCable [...]

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    El-Rufai: I have no problem with Dogara, he is my kid brother

El-Rufai: I have no problem with Dogara, he is my kid brother

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says he has no problem with Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, whom he described as his kid brother.Both men have been in the news since last week when el-Rufai challenged the national assembly to make its budget public.Dogara had dared governors to publish their security votes and funds allocated to local [...]

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    El-Rufai: Some Jonathan appointees were replaced after my memo

El-Rufai: Some Jonathan appointees were replaced after my memo

Nasi el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says some of the appointees of former President Goodluck Jonathan who were running key federal agencies were dismissed after the memo he wrote to President Muhammadu Buahri."Since then the government has moved ahead to change some of the appointees of President Jonathan in parastatals," he said."This is something that we were worried about, many [...]

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    El-Rufai prays with Buhari at Aso Rock mosque

El-Rufai prays with Buhari at Aso Rock mosque

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, on Friday attended the juma'at prayer with President Muhammadu Buhari at the mosque in Aso Rock.Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, were also in attendance.After the prayers, el-Rufai and Buhari walked into the official residence of the president. This is the first [...]

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    Dogara, El-Rufai and security vote

Dogara, El-Rufai and security vote

Speaker Yakubu Dogara meant it as a joke. When he dared Kaduna state governor, Nasir el-Rufai, to remove the log in his own eye by publishing the state’s security vote and how local government funds were disbursed, Dogara was sure it would be over the governor’s dead body.The graveyard of Nigerian politics is littered with presidents and governors who [...]

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    El-Rufai to Dogara: Let me shock you — I don’t have security votes

El-Rufai to Dogara: Let me shock you — I don’t have security votes

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says there is no security vote appropriated to him.On Tuesday, Abdulrazak Namdas, spokesman of the house of representatives, said what el-Rufai published was the security budget of Kaduna and not his security votes.But in a statement on Thursday, Samuel Aruwan, spokesman of the governor, said the state's budget specified what was voted to security [...]

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    Jibrin: If Dogara’s pay slips are authentic, I earn more than him

Jibrin: If Dogara’s pay slips are authentic, I earn more than him

Abdulmumin Jibrin, a suspended member of the house of representatives, says he earns more than the speaker, Yakubu Dogara, if the pay slips released on Tuesday are authentic.In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Jibrin said he has requested his pay slips from the national assembly and would publish it.https://twitter.com/AbdulAbmJ/status/852065990368210945https://twitter.com/AbdulAbmJ/status/852066392132157442"If what I saw is the authentic pay slip of Mr Speaker, [...]

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    Reps spokesman: El-Rufai published Kaduna’s security budget — NOT security vote

Reps spokesman: El-Rufai published Kaduna’s security budget — NOT security vote

Abdulrazak Namdas, spokesperson of the house of representatives, says Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, only published the security budget of the state and not his security votes.The governor had released details of his state’s expenditure days after Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, challenged governors to release their expenditure.But speaking with journalists on Tuesday, Namdas advised el-Rufai to concentrate on governing [...]

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    El-Rufai dares Dogara, publishes security vote

El-Rufai dares Dogara, publishes security vote

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has made public details of  his state's expenditure, including security vote.The governor made this public less than four days after Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, publicly challenged governors to release their expenditure.The nation's number four citizen said this in response to el-Rufai's demand of accountability in the national assembly.He spoke at a [...]

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    Publish your security votes, Dogara dares governors

Publish your security votes, Dogara dares governors

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has challenged governors to make public their security votes.Speaking at a retreat organised by the national assembly in Kaduna on Friday, the nation’s number four citizen also challenged state executives to disclose the amount allocated to local governments.He was reacting to the demand of Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, who had earlier [...]

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    El-Rufai: North-west states as backward as Afghanistan

El-Rufai: North-west states as backward as Afghanistan

Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna state governor, on Thursday, said that some states in Nigeria's north-west region were as backward as Afghanistan.Speaking at the Kaduna Economic and Investment Summit, he said such states were backward in terms of education, health care and opportunities.El-Rufai said the northern region had major challenges which its leaders have to tackle.The governor noted that if the challenges [...]

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    APC chieftain kicks as Kaduna govt demolishes his house

APC chieftain kicks as Kaduna govt demolishes his house

Inuwa Abdulkadir, zonal chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the north-west, has accused Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, of demolishing his house for political reasons. The house located at Yakubu Avenue, Kaduna, was pulled down by officials of the Kaduna State Urban Planning and Development Agency (KASUPDA) on Thursday, while he was in Abuja for party meeting.Abdulkadir, [...]

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    El-Rufai: Kaduna is the only state in Nigeria to have started 2017 with an approved budget

El-Rufai: Kaduna is the only state in Nigeria to have started 2017 with an approved budget

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says his state is the only one in the entire federation to have started the year 2017 with an approved budget.Speaking at the second edition of the Kaduna Investment Forum (Kadinvest 2.0), el-Rufai said the state was ranked by African Finance Corporation (AFC) as the fastest growing state in Nigeria.He said the state's Ease [...]

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    El-Rufai: If anyone is upset about what I wrote, so be it

El-Rufai: If anyone is upset about what I wrote, so be it

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, is unapologetic about the memo he wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari, recommending that some reforms be made.In the 30-page document, which Sahara Reporters published last week, el-Rufai told Buhari that some of the people around him are not only selfish, but inexperienced.El-Rufai made reference to Abba Kyari, the chief of staff to the president, [...]

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    QUESTION: First el-Rufai’s letter, now Sanusi’s warning. Should Buhari rejig his inner circle?

QUESTION: First el-Rufai’s letter, now Sanusi’s warning. Should Buhari rejig his inner circle?

“Your worst enemy could be your best friend, and your best friend your worst enemy.”That is a line in the song ‘Who the Cap fits’ by music immortal, Bob Marley.The song accents the fickle, vacillating and treacherous nature of humans. Sometimes, we can tag our enemies by a drawn line of discord, but most times, we cannot pick them out [...]

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