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    Millions of dollars, health risks…7 things nickel find poses for Kaduna, Nigeria

Millions of dollars, health risks…7 things nickel find poses for Kaduna, Nigeria

Nickel, a silvery-white lustrous metal, has been discovered in Dangoma village, Kaduna state, in Nigeria. So what? So thousands of jobs and millions of dollars for the country – depending on the proven reserves.Virtually all mineral elements discovered in Nigeria come in abundant proven reserves, and according to Hugh Morgan, an Australian mining expert, the high-grade nickel discovered in Nigeria [...]

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    El-Rufai fires chairman of Kaduna south LG

El-Rufai fires chairman of Kaduna south LG

The government of Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has sacked Yahaya Shinko, chairman of interim management committee of Kaduna south local government.Samuel Aruwan, special assistant to el-Rufai on media and publicity, disclosed this on Tuesday, saying the sack was with immediate effect.“The Kaduna state government has announced the interdiction of the chairman interim management committee of Kaduna south local [...]

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    El-Rufai meets Kaduna security council to end killings

El-Rufai meets Kaduna security council to end killings

In a bid to end the recent killings in southern Kaduna, Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, on Tuesday chaired a meeting of the state security council in Kafanchan, headquarters of Jema’a local government area.According to a statement released on Wednesday by Samuel Aruwan, media aide of the governor, the meeting followed an assessment tour of the affected locations in [...]

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    I’ve never eaten from PDP but el-Rufai did for 14 years, says Shehu Sani

I’ve never eaten from PDP but el-Rufai did for 14 years, says Shehu Sani

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, cannot claim to be free of stain after spending 14 years in a party he claims "destroyed Nigeria in 16 years", Shehu Sani, the All Progressives Congress (APC) senator representing Kaduna central, has said. According to Sani, it is hypocritical of the governor to throw stones at a glass house he dwelled in for a long period [...]

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    GOOD NEWS: Nine years of scholarship for ALL female pupils in Kaduna

GOOD NEWS: Nine years of scholarship for ALL female pupils in Kaduna

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has promised girls in the state education setup nine years of free education.El-Rufai said this at the council chambers of the government house when he attended the screening of the documentary, He named me Malala.The screening was jointly organised by Youthhubafrica, a non-governmental initiative, the Centre for Girls Education and the Kaduna state government.El-Rufai said [...]

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    Shi’ites: Judicial panel executed a pre-determined mandate

Shi’ites: Judicial panel executed a pre-determined mandate

The Islamic Movement of Nigeria(IMN), comprising members of the Shi’ia sect in Nigeria, has rejected the report of the judicial commission of inquiry set up by the Kaduna state government.Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, had set up the panel to investigate the December clash between soldiers and members of the sect.The sect claimed that over 1,000 of its members [...]

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    Amnesty International begs el-Rufai not to make 5000 people homeless

Amnesty International begs el-Rufai not to make 5000 people homeless

Amnesty International (AI) has appealed to Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, to halt the plans to demolish over 1,000 houses at Gbagyi Villa in Kaduna state.The group said should the Kaduna state government go ahead with the plan, an estimated number of 5,000 people would be left homeless.The human rights body said information at its disposal shows that the [...]

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    Don’t let killers divide you, El-Rufai tells Kaduna residents

Don’t let killers divide you, El-Rufai tells Kaduna residents

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has condemned the killings in Gida Biyu,Akwa’a and Angwan Anjo communities in Jema’a local government area of the state, urging the people not to allow the assailants achieve their aim of “triggering division”.Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen killed 11 persons in attacks that took place between Monday and Tuesday.Samuel Aruwan, spokesman of the [...]

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    El-Rufai: We must ensure that forces of confusion fail

El-Rufai: We must ensure that forces of confusion fail

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says his government will work hard to ensure that those who have the intention of causing disunity and confusion do not achieve their aim.Speaking at a meeting with the Kaduna state council of chiefs and emirs, the governor said efforts must be made to stop people from using religion and ethnicity for political interests.He [...]

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    El-Rufai: Previous administrations failed woefully in their power sector reforms

El-Rufai: Previous administrations failed woefully in their power sector reforms

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has called for the restructuring of the National Electricity Regulatory commission (NERC), saying the power sector has failed “woefully”, despite reforms by successive governments.Speaking at the second edition of the national council on power meeting held in Kaduna, el-Rufai said the sector is in a shambles as a result of incompetent people at the [...]

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    Shehu Sani raises the alarm, says his life is under threat

Shehu Sani raises the alarm, says his life is under threat

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says his life is currently under threat.In a statement issued on his behalf by Suleiman Ahmed, his special adviser, political and ideology, the lawmaker said he decided to speak up to avoid sharing a similar fate with members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria who had a clash with the military in December.Sani accused [...]

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    Africa Check to el-Rufai: No data shows Kaduna has more gold than South Africa

Africa Check to el-Rufai: No data shows Kaduna has more gold than South Africa

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, told potential investors in April that a single local government in his state has more gold than the entirety of South Africa.But a research carried out by Africa Check, a project of AFP Foundation, has punctured that claim, saying the governor has no data to substantiate his assertion.Opening the two-day Kadun Investment Summit last [...]

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    Governors run to World Bank for $3.25bn grant

Governors run to World Bank for $3.25bn grant

The Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) is turning to the World Bank for a $3.25 billion grant to sail through the current economic crisis in the country.The governors met with World Bank officials in Abuja on Wednesday and Thursday to understand how the funds could be accessed.This was after Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, informed them that they had $4.25 [...]

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    EXTRA: Like Ooni, el-Rufai ‘kneels’ for Obasanjo

EXTRA: Like Ooni, el-Rufai ‘kneels’ for Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is no doubt one of the most influential figures in Nigeria.Last week, Adeyeye Ogunwunsi, the ooni of Ife, described Obasanjo as one of the most prominent black men on earth, disclosing that he knelt before the elder statesman for prayers during his journey to the palace.However, a picture where Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna state governor, knelt beside [...]

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    Don’t reject corps members, el-Rufai tells Kaduna companies

Don’t reject corps members, el-Rufai tells Kaduna companies

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, on Friday urged employers not to reject corps members posted to serve in their organisations.He said one of the challenges faced by corps members, who are alien to their places of primary assignment, was outright rejection by their intended employers, including government establishments.El-Rufai, who was represented by Jonah Gandu, director, NGO/NYSC, ministry of youth and [...]

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    El-Rufai signs bill banning hawking, begging in Kaduna

El-Rufai signs bill banning hawking, begging in Kaduna

Nasiru el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, has signed into law the bill prohibiting hawking and begging in Kaduna state.The bill, passed by the state assembly, has attracted criticisms from residents. It would take effect from September 2016.El-Rufai told a delegation from UNESCO, UNICEF and USAID, during the signing of a partnership agreement to boost the education sector that every child in [...]

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