Friday, February 22, 2019

Tag "Nasir el-Rufai"

    El-Rufai: I don’t slap people, I fight with my mouth

El-Rufai: I don’t slap people, I fight with my mouth

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has denied the rumour making rounds that he slapped Barnabas Bala, his deputy, saying he uses his mouth to fight people.Speaking with reporters in Kaduna, the governor, who said he had never been involved in an argument with Bala, traced their relationship to 1976.El-Rufai, said those behind the reports do not have evidence to [...]

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    El-Rufa’i warns labour against inciting Kaduna workers

El-Rufa’i warns labour against inciting Kaduna workers

The Kaduna state government has chided the organised labour on threats to proceed on strike if the government failed to stop ongoing verification of workers.Speaking through Samuel Aruwan, his media aide, Nasiru el-Rufai, governor of the state, warned that any worker who failed to participate in the verification exercise would be removed from payroll.He said the verification was compulsory, as [...]

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    Dangote to ‘acquire’ Peugeot Nigeria

Dangote to ‘acquire’ Peugeot Nigeria

Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man, is teaming up with the Bank of Industry (BoI) and the Kaduna and Kebbi state governments to acquire majority stake in Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN) Limited.This disclosure was made by Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, at the launch of the Bank of Industry youth empowerment scheme (YES).“We have submitted bids for the car maker [...]

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    Sani only pretending to love Buhari, says APC

Sani only pretending to love Buhari, says APC

The Kaduna state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, of attempting to “rubbish” President Muhammadu Buhari in the past, saying he is only pretending to love the president.The party dismissed the allegation of Sani that Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, was eyeing Buhari’s seat, saying the governor is “loyal to [...]

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Sani warns el-Rufai to stop ‘eyeing’ Buhari’s seat

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, is "thinking of removing President Muhammadu Buhari" from office in 2019.In a chat in the March edition of The Interview magazine, Sani advised el-Rufai to “face his job and stop putting eyes on the presidency”.He accused El-Rufai of ruling like an emperor, promising to give him war [...]

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    ’13bn inflation’ and 4 other ‘infractions’ with the Obasanjo-el-Rufai Abuja rail project

’13bn inflation’ and 4 other ‘infractions’ with the Obasanjo-el-Rufai Abuja rail project

Olusegun Obasanjo, former president, and Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, have been accused of inflating and illegally approving the Abuja rail project.The senate oversight committee said on Monday that the former president and his minister of Federal Capital territories (FCT) signed the project with over $195 million inflation.Here are five infractions suffered by the committee. CONTRACT AWARDED WITHOUT DESIGN During a visit [...]

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    El-Rufa’i: 42% of Kaduna teachers are unqualified

El-Rufa’i: 42% of Kaduna teachers are unqualified

Nasiru El-Rufa'i of Kaduna state on Thursday said over 42 per cent of teachers in Kaduna were unqualified.El-Rufa'i said this at the commissioning ceremony of a 1,500-seater capacity hall named after him at the Federal College of Education (FCE), Zaria, Kaduna state.The edifice was constructed by the college through the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TEDFUND)."We do not intend to sack [...]

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    El-Rufai suspends monarch over ‘marijuana possession’

El-Rufai suspends monarch over ‘marijuana possession’

 Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has suspended Ibrahim Danladi, village head of Goma in the Gimi district of Sanga local government area of the state, over drug-related offence.According to Samuel Aruwan, the governor's spokesman, operatives of  the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arrested Danladi on 20 January for being in the possession of a 1.5kg of marijuana.Aruwan, who [...]

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    Kaduna hoteliers want tax holiday

Kaduna hoteliers want tax holiday

Jijiwon Akpovwovwo, secretary of the Kaduna State Hoteliers Association, has urged the state government to grant tax holiday for hotels in the state.Akpovwovwo made the appeal when he spoke with NAN on Wednesday.He said if the request was granted, the tourism sector in the state would thrive, thereby boosting employment opportunities for the youth.According to him, if one year tax [...]

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    Kaduna gives panel 6 weeks to probe Shi’ites/army clash

Kaduna gives panel 6 weeks to probe Shi’ites/army clash

The Kaduna state government has announced the composition of the judicial commission of inquiry into the clashes between soldiers and members of the Islamic Movement in the Zaria area of the state.Samuel Aruwan, spokesman of Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, disclosed this in a statement issued on Saturday.Both sides suffered casualties in the clash which happened in December.“Malam Nasir [...]

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    El-Rufai dissolves LG councils

El-Rufai dissolves LG councils

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state has dissolved the interim management committees of the 23 local government areas in the state.Samuel Aruwan, special assistant to the governor on media and publicity, announced this in a statement issued on Wednesday.Aruwan explained that the decision was based on the expiration of their six-month term of office.“The interim management committees of the 23 [...]

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    Shehu Sani’s 2019 ambition rocks Kaduna APC

Shehu Sani’s 2019 ambition rocks Kaduna APC

Senator Shehu Sani's rumoured ambition to be governor of Kaduna state in 2019 is rocking the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), leading to his suspension from the party on Monday.Sani, the senator representing Kaduna central senatorial district, was suspended for opposing the “enduring legacies” of Nasir el-Rufai, the state governor.The suspension, which is for 11 months, was handed [...]

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    Police release 83 Zakzaky followers, detain 199

Police release 83 Zakzaky followers, detain 199

The Kaduna state police command has released 83 followers of Ibrahim Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, and arraigned 191 of them for various offences, according to Samuel Aruwan, spokesman of Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna state governor.In a statement issued at the end of the security council on Wednesday, Aruwan explained that juveniles and women were among those released.It added [...]

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    El-Rufai sacks Kaduna state VIO ‘for corruption’

El-Rufai sacks Kaduna state VIO ‘for corruption’

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, on Tuesday signed an executive order dissolving the Vehicle Identification Office (VIO) in the state.In a statement, by Samuel Aruwan, spokesperson to the governor, the government disclosed that the closure of the VIO was due to the corruption, indiscipline and their lack of respect for the public.“The Kaduna state government has dissolved the Vehicle [...]

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    I don’t have shares in Etisalat, says el-Rufai

I don’t have shares in Etisalat, says el-Rufai

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has refuted the reports making rounds that he owns interest in Etisalat Nigeria Plc.In a statement issued by Muyiwa Adekeye, his special adviser on media and communications, the governor warned those behind the rumor to stop peddling falsehood against him.The statement gave clarity on what transpired at the Nigerian governors’ forum, where the issue [...]

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    Kaduna reinstates suspended chairman

Kaduna reinstates suspended chairman

G.A. Kurfi, chairman of the interim management committee of Kaduna north local government council, has been recalled from suspension.Samuel Aruwan, spokesman of Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, announced the recall on Tuesday, quoting Balarabe Lawal, secretary to the state government, as ordering Kurfi’s reinstatement in a letter dated November 13.Kurfi was suspended on October 8 for allegedly flouting the rules [...]

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