Sunday, September 23, 2018

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    Otunba Bill Gates and the marriage of common sense

Otunba Bill Gates and the marriage of common sense

These days, when I read that Jeff Bezos is the world's richest man, my mind still says "its a lie; William Henry Gates III, better known as Bill Gates, is the world's richest man". Why? Because he has been the richest man in the world for the most of my adult life, from 1995 - 2017, with the exception of [...]

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    Kukah tackles el-Rufai: You’re ignorant of the causes of Kaduna crisis

Kukah tackles el-Rufai: You’re ignorant of the causes of Kaduna crisis

Matthew Kukah, Catholic bishop of Sokoto diocese, has tackled Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, over the crisis rocking the state.Speaking at the burial of Joseph Bagobiri, former Catholic bishop of Kafanchan diocese, Kukah accused the governor of betraying ignorance on the causes of the insecurity in the state.From kidnapping to sectarian crisis, Kaduna has recorded different acts of violence [...]

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    El-Rufai: Some of the new teachers we employed couldn’t write letter

El-Rufai: Some of the new teachers we employed couldn’t write letter

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says some teachers that were being recruited in the state could not write their acceptance letters.He said after the state sacked 21,780 teachers that “failed” a competency test it organised, some of the new ones were discovered to be unqualified.El-Rufai was speaking at a roundtable discussion on governance, organised in Abuja on Thursday.The decision [...]

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    Beware of fake tax officials, Adeosun warns

Beware of fake tax officials, Adeosun warns

Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, has advised taxpayers to be wary of fake tax officials alleging to be officials of the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS).In a statement released on Sunday, the minister said citizens should demand written notice when they receive phone calls from tax officials."My attention has been drawn to reports of some unidentified tax officials [...]

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    Shehu Sani: If el-Rufai is for war, we’re ready for a bigger war

Shehu Sani: If el-Rufai is for war, we’re ready for a bigger war

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says if Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, is for war, "we are also for war and a bigger war".He said this after meeting with the panel the All Progressives Congress (APC) set up to look into the crisis in the state.The senator and el-Rufai have disagreed on a number of issues. The faction [...]

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    Shehu Sani on N2bn suit: El-Rufai can’t intimidate me

Shehu Sani on N2bn suit: El-Rufai can’t intimidate me

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central district, says Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, cannot intimidate him.He said this in response to the defamation suit filed against him by the governor.In the suit he filed at the Kaduna state high court on Friday, el-Rufai sought N2 billion as relief for alleged injuries suffered as a result of “malicious statements” made [...]

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    El-Rufai files N2bn defamation suit against Shehu Sani

El-Rufai files N2bn defamation suit against Shehu Sani

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has filed a N2 billion suit against Shehu Sani, lawmaker representing Kaduna central senatorial district.The governor personally filed the suit at the Kaduna state high court on Friday.He sought reliefs for alleged injuries suffered as a result of "malicious statements" made by Sani.El-Rufai said defamed him by referring to him as a "drunk, loose [...]

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    EXTRA: Buhari calls el-Rufai ‘the bulldozer’

EXTRA: Buhari calls el-Rufai ‘the bulldozer’

After demolishing the head office of a faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna, governor Nasir el-Rufai has earned the title of 'bulldozer'.The appellation was given to him by none other than President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday during the national council of state meeting at the presidential villa.The Kaduna state government had on Tuesday brought down the house of Suleiman Hukunyi, [...]

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    Kaduna ‘threatens another property’ belonging to owner of demolished APC faction office

Kaduna ‘threatens another property’ belonging to owner of demolished APC faction office

Suleiman Hukunyi, owner of the building demolished at 11B Sambo close, GRA, Kaduna, has raised the alarm that the state government is threatening another of his property.Hukunyi, a serving senator, leads one of the factions of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.The demolished house was used as the secretariat of his own faction of the ruling party which [...]

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    Osinbajo, Omoboriowo, Dangote… meet the Nigerians who will give Buhari a chance at re-election

Osinbajo, Omoboriowo, Dangote… meet the Nigerians who will give Buhari a chance at re-election

It is no longer news that President Muhammadu Buhari will be standing for the February 2019 presidential election. And as much as many Nigerians may say the president has underperformed in the past three years, the president and his team believe another term will be an opportunity to do more.In the last two weeks, we carefully observed those members of [...]

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    Hukunyi: I’ve forgiven el-Rufai for demolishing my property

Hukunyi: I’ve forgiven el-Rufai for demolishing my property

Suleiman Hukunyi, senator representing Kaduna north, says he has forgiven Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, for allegedly pulling down his property.The property which housed a faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was demolished in the early hours of Tuesday.This happened less than two days after the faction led by the lawmaker suspended the governor.The Kaduna Geographic Information Service (KADGIS) had [...]

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    Kaduna demolishes head office of APC faction that suspended el-Rufai

Kaduna demolishes head office of APC faction that suspended el-Rufai

The head office of the All Progressives Congress (APC) faction which suspended Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has been demolished.TheCable learnt that the demolition was carried out under the supervision of armed security personnel and some suspected thugs.The team which pulled down the building located at 11B, Sambo road, GRA Kaduna, was said to have arrived at the place [...]

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    Kaduna APC crisis: Another faction annuls el-Rufai’s suspension

Kaduna APC crisis: Another faction annuls el-Rufai’s suspension

A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna state, led by Shuaibu Idris, has described as laughable, the suspension of Nasir el-Rufai, govenor of the state.El-Rufai was suspended on Sunday by the faction of Suleiman Hunkuyi, senator representing Kaduna north central, for alleged anti-party activities.His suspension followed his purported failure to respond to a query which was issued last [...]

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    ‘Attention-seeking gambits of desperate politicians’ — el-Rufai speaks on query

‘Attention-seeking gambits of desperate politicians’ — el-Rufai speaks on query

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has described as a “sham” the query which a faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state issued to him.Accusing the governor of “anti-people/anti-party activities and inhuman policies", Shuiabu Wada, chairman of the faction, gave el-Rufai 48 hours to respond to the query.The faction had also suspended Uba Sani, the governor’s political adviser; [...]

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    Group threatens to recall Shehu Sani for ‘working against’ Buhari, el-Rufai

Group threatens to recall Shehu Sani for ‘working against’ Buhari, el-Rufai

The Concerned Indigenes of Kaduna Central Senatorial District has threatened to recall Shehu Sani, senator representing the district, from the national assembly.Addressing a press conference in Kaduna on Monday, Aliyu Saidu, spokesman of the group, accused the senator of making disparaging remarks about President Muhammadu Buhari and Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna.Saidu said Sani’s “attacks” on Buhari and el-Rufai were unacceptable.He [...]

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    My wife will be Soyinka and Achebe of northern Nigeria, says el-Rufai

My wife will be Soyinka and Achebe of northern Nigeria, says el-Rufai

Hadiza Isma el-Rufai, wife of Kaduna state governor, will become the Wole Soyinka and Chinua Achebe of northern Nigeria -- so says her husband. Her book, "An abundance of scorpion", was launched on Thursday at the Yar'Adua Center in Abuja.It sheds light on the plight of women especially in the northern part of the country."I want to keep writing for the rest [...]

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