Friday, February 22, 2019

Tag "Nasir el-Rufai"

    Buhari, Osinbajo ‘are friends of the church’

Buhari, Osinbajo ‘are friends of the church’

The United Young Christians Forum (UYCF) has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for second term.The Christian group described the duo of Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo as friends of the church, saying they deserve every support to push the nation forward.In a statement signed by Andrew Enenche, a leader of the group, UYCF  said the reason for adopting Buhari was further informed [...]

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    ‘May God seize power from el-Rufai’ — the prayer behind the arrest of sacked civil servants (video)

‘May God seize power from el-Rufai’ — the prayer behind the arrest of sacked civil servants (video)

Some civil servants sacked by the Kaduna state government got more than they bargained for when they were arrested by the police for allegedly praying against the administration of Nasir el-Rufai, the governor.The dismissed workers, who accused the government of failing to pay their entitlements after disengaging them, had organised prayer sessions where they poured out their hearts.In one of [...]

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    Retired workers arrested for ‘plotting against el-Rufai’

Retired workers arrested for ‘plotting against el-Rufai’

Eight retired workers in Kaduna have been arrested for allegedly organising prayers against Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state.The workers claimed there were not paid their entitlements after they were disengaged by the Kaduna government.Known as "Alqunuci", the Islamic prayer is said to be powerful and is invoked by those seeking justice.Emmanuel Dogo, leader of Kaduna state Retired Workers Forum, [...]

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    The story of an accidental spokesperson

The story of an accidental spokesperson

BY SAMUEL ARUWANI am grateful to the Kaduna State chapter of the NIPR for the invitation to speak at this occasion. I really don’t know what to say or share with you in view of your status as seasoned PR professionals, I am wondering how my story will shape our discourse, but I am optimistic, you will find my story [...]

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    El-Rufai: N3.5m NOT only for Zakzaky’s food

El-Rufai: N3.5m NOT only for Zakzaky’s food

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says the N3.5 million the federal government spends every month to feed Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also covers the security around him.Last week, Lai Mohammed, minister of information, had said the federal government spends N3.5 million every month to feed El-Zakzaky.The statement had generated a controversy, with many [...]

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    ‘I pray for people like you’ — Peter Obi replies el-Rufai over ‘bigot’ comment

‘I pray for people like you’ — Peter Obi replies el-Rufai over ‘bigot’ comment

Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra state, has accused Nasir el-Rufai of "recklessness" after the Kaduna governor described him as a "tribal bigot".Obi, the vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), told the governor he is praying for "people like him" over the outburst.Writing via his Twitter handle, el-Rufai had said: "Peter Obi is a tribal bigot. He was widely [...]

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    El-Rufai and the choice of his running mate

El-Rufai and the choice of his running mate

BY AMIRU HALILU"Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves." - George Gordon ByronA vigorous discourse about the nomination of Dr. Hadiza Balarabe by Governor Nasiru el-Rufai as his running mate has totally and completely dominated public sphere; aroused all sorts of extraneous debate about her faith by [...]

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    El-Rufai’s running mate handed new role ‘at the heart of Kaduna govt’

El-Rufai’s running mate handed new role ‘at the heart of Kaduna govt’

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has offered Hadiza Balarabe, his running mate in the 2019 governorship election, a new appointment.The governor on Thursday appointed Balarabe as his senior adviser-counsel, according to a statement from Samuel Aruwan, his spokesman.The statement said the appointment, which is with immediate effect, will put her at "the heart of the (state) government".Balarabe is the [...]

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    Buhari has succumbed to the firepower of governors, says Shehu Sani on APC crisis

Buhari has succumbed to the firepower of governors, says Shehu Sani on APC crisis

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says governors under the All Progressives Congress (APC) have no respect for President Muhammadu Buhari and do not share his philosophy.In an interview with The Nation, Sani said the president is unable to curtail the powers of the governors and have succumbed to them.Commenting on the crisis rocking the ruling party, the senator said [...]

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    El-Rufai picks female running mate, settles for Muslim-Muslim ticket

El-Rufai picks female running mate, settles for Muslim-Muslim ticket

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has picked Hadiza Balarabe as his running mate for the 2019 election.Balarabe, a Muslim from Sanga local government area of the state, is currently the executive secretary of the state primary health care development agency.In a statement on Friday, Samuel Aruwan, spokesman of the governor, said the choice of Balarabe as el-Rufai's running mate [...]

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    Shehu Sani: El-Rufai wants to preserve my senate seat for when he leaves office

Shehu Sani: El-Rufai wants to preserve my senate seat for when he leaves office

Shehu Sani, a senator representing Kaduna central, says Nasir el-Rufai is scheming to preserve his senate seat for when he leaves office as governor of Kaduna "so he can take it".Sani left the APC after he lost the party's ticket to Uba Sani, el-Rufai's candidate, despite having the backing of the national working committee.The senator, who recently joined Peoples Redemption Party [...]

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    El-Rufai: Shehu Sani’s fate lies with APC delegates

El-Rufai: Shehu Sani’s fate lies with APC delegates

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says the fate of Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, lies in hands of delegates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.Speaking after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday, the governor described the president as a democrat, who would not support imposition.The national working committee [...]

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    Uba Sani, el-Rufai’s candidate, finally cleared for APC senatorial primary

Uba Sani, el-Rufai’s candidate, finally cleared for APC senatorial primary

Uba Sani, preferred candidate of Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has been cleared for the the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election in Kaduna central senatorial district.Sani's name was included on a list signed by Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the ruling party.The list had names of other aspirants from the north-west geo-political zone.Among the names are Suleiman Kwari, [...]

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    El-Rufai, Akeredolu meet Buhari after disqualification of preferred senatorial candidates

El-Rufai, Akeredolu meet Buhari after disqualification of preferred senatorial candidates

President Muhammadu Buhari met with Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, and Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of  Ondo state, at the presidential villa in Abuja on Wednesday.El-Rufai and Akeredolu arrived at Aso Rock around 3.15pm and walked straight into the office of the president.The purpose of the meeting was unknown as of the time of filing this report.The meeting happened a day after [...]

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    Kaduna APC youth assure Buhari, el-Rufai of two million votes in 2019

Kaduna APC youth assure Buhari, el-Rufai of two million votes in 2019

The All Progressives Congress (APC) youth in Kaduna state have pledged two million votes to President Muhammadu Buhari and governor Nasir el-Rufai in the 2019 general election.The youth on Saturday made the pledge at the end of the 'Kaduna State APC Emerging Young Leaders Summit'.In a communiqué signed by Umar Yaro, APC youth head of mobilisation, they appealed for more [...]

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    El-Rufai soars despite the bitterness of political merchants

El-Rufai soars despite the bitterness of political merchants

BY SAMUEL ARUWAN Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has steadfastly refused to be distracted by the antics of politicians who think the goal of public policy should be to surrender public resources to their selfish interests. These venal politicians and their allies have created a demonise Malam El-Rufai industry that generates tons of fiction that may perplex the unwary but has been an [...]

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