Saturday, November 17, 2018

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    El-Rufai orders banks to close government accounts

El-Rufai orders banks to close government accounts

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of kaduna state, has directed banks with accounts of the state government to close them and remit the deposits to the Central bank of Nigeria (CBN).The governor explained that the decision was being taken ahead of the commencement of the implementation of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) framework by September 1."As part of the process of attaining [...]

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    El-Rufai retires 20 perm secs in Kaduna

El-Rufai retires 20 perm secs in Kaduna

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, on Wednesday relieved 20 permanent secretaries in the state of their positions.The governor based the action on his decision to cut the cost of running government.In a statement issued by Samuel Aruwan, his special assistant on media and publicity, el-Rufai said the decision has made him fulfill his promise of reducing ministries in the [...]

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    DSS ‘lays siege’ to NNPC, quizzes directors

DSS ‘lays siege’ to NNPC, quizzes directors

The Department of State Services (DSS) has laid siege to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), with several directors taken in for interrogation, a senior official of the corporation has said.Ian Udoh (pictured), group executive director for refining and petrochemicals at the NNPC, told Reuters he has been grilled 11 times since the end of May.He said there is a “siege mentality” [...]

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    El-Rufai: Let’s replace NNPC and give it a funeral

El-Rufai: Let’s replace NNPC and give it a funeral

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has called for the privatisation of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).Speaking on Monday at the 7th edition of the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism lecture series, el-Rufai said that the corporation had been used as a conduit pipe for draining the resources of the country."This country can no longer afford to maintain an NNPC that [...]

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    El-Rufai grants financial autonomy to Kaduna LGAs

El-Rufai grants financial autonomy to Kaduna LGAs

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has abolished 'joint account' and announced that his government will be remitting ten percent of internally generated revenue (IGR) to local government councils in the state.Samuel Aruwan, special assistant on media and publicity to the governor, disclosed this in a statement issued shortly after the governor swore-in chairmen of the interim management committees of [...]

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    Police arraign 115 ‘street gang members’ in Kaduna

Police arraign 115 ‘street gang members’ in Kaduna

The Kaduna state command of the Nigeria police force on Monday said it had arraigned 115 street gang members, locally known as “Yan Sara-Suka” for allegedly terrorising communities in the state.Zubairu Abubakar, spokesman of the command, told NAN that the arraignment followed massive raid of the gangs’ hideouts across the state.Nasiru el-Rufa’i, governor of Kaduna, recently directed the police to [...]

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    El-Rufai appoints Hadiza of BBOG as chief of staff

El-Rufai appoints Hadiza of BBOG as chief of staff

Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has appointed Hadiza Bala Usman as his chief of staff.Samuel Aruwan,‎ the governor's spokesman, made the announcement on Monday.Bala Usman is a notable figure in the All Progressives Congress (APC), where she served in a number of committees and capacities, key among, which are administrative secretary of the Buhari presidential campaign organisation, secretary [...]

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    El-Rufai suspends plan for new university in Kaduna

El-Rufai suspends plan for new university in Kaduna

Nasiru el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has suspended plans of the immediate past administration of Mukhtar Yero to establish a new university in Kafachan.He announced the suspension to officials of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) who paid him a courtesy visit on Tuesday.El-Rufai said the project was suspended because of inadequate funds.“The state government has no money to establish a [...]

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    Gunmen kill 13, injure 15 in Kaduna

Gunmen kill 13, injure 15 in Kaduna

Unknown gunmen have killed about 13 persons at Katsak village in Jema’a local government area and Ungwan Danborno in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state.The men also injured 15 persons who are currently receiving treatment at different hospitals in the state.A witness said the gunmen stormed Katsat village during an annual cultural festival, opening fire on those in [...]

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    El-Rufai slashes his salary by 50% to improve Kaduna

El-Rufai slashes his salary by 50% to improve Kaduna

Nasiru el-Rufai, the new governor of Kaduna state, has announced his intention to forfeit 50 percent of his salary until the financial situation of the state improves.He disclosed this during his inaugural address after being sworn in by Tanimu Zailani, chief judge of the state.He said that the pay cut would also affect Barnabas Bala, his deputy.El-Rufai also declared that the administration [...]

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    Angry youths disrupt el-Rufai’s inauguration

Angry youths disrupt el-Rufai’s inauguration

The inauguration of Nasir el-Rufai, the new governor of Kaduna state, ended abruptly on Friday,as some youths pelted dignitaries with water sachets, stones and other objects in the pavilion of Murtala Square, Kaduna, where the ceremony held.The incident occurred when the new governor concluded his address and was about to mount an open van to review the parade mounted by the [...]

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    Kaduna gov, Yero, concedes election to el-Rufai

Kaduna gov, Yero, concedes election to el-Rufai

Ramalan Yero, governor of Kaduna state, has congratulated Nasir el-Rufai, his opponent in Saturday's governorship election even though INEC is yet to officially announce the winner.The sitting governor made a call to the presumed governor-elect at 3pm on Sunday to congratulate him – a gesture el-Rufai commended when he posted a tweet from his account. Just received a phone call from Gov Mukhtar Ramalan [...]

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    APC Kaduna to discuss role of women in elections

APC Kaduna to discuss role of women in elections

The All Progressives Congress Campaign Council in Kaduna will on Wednesday hold a special women summit in Kaduna.The summit which will take place at Arewa House has its theme as “The Role of Women in Elections”.Women from all sections of Kaduna society, including representatives of professional women groups, women in business, rural women and market women associations are expected to [...]

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    Tambuwal, Emerhor, Al Makura, Peterside emerge APC governorship candidates

Tambuwal, Emerhor, Al Makura, Peterside emerge APC governorship candidates

The All Progressives Congress (APC) held its primaries for gubernatorial candidates in almost all the states of the federation on Thursday.Although the exercise commenced behind schedule in most of the states, there were hardly issues of violence.Delegates trooped out in their numbers to cast their votes amid tight security.While results of the election are already out in some states, voting is [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Ribadu has begged me, says Atiku

EXCLUSIVE: Ribadu has begged me, says Atiku

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says Nuhu Ribadu, former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has apologised to him for the allegations of corruption the anti-graft agency levelled against him in 2006.He said when Ribadu was running for president in 2011, he came and asked him for forgiveness over the episode which damaged the former VP politically."Nuhu (Ribadu) came [...]

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    El-Rufai using Oritsejafor as cover-up, says group

El-Rufai using Oritsejafor as cover-up, says group

A religious group, Christians United Against Boko Haram, has accused former minister of the federal capital territory, Nasir el-Rufai, of deliberately attacking Ayo Oristejafor, president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), in order to cover up some of his misdeeds.After the South African government discovered a huge amount of money meant for the illegal procurement of arms in an aircraft [...]

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