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    El-Rufai directs political appointees to resign by April 30

El-Rufai directs political appointees to resign by April 30

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has directed all political appointees to submit their letters of resignation on or before April 30, 2019.Samuel Aruwan, el-Rufai's spokesman, in a statement, said each notice of resignation must be submitted along with a handover note, signed by the political appointee on behalf of the ministries, departments and agencies or office to which he or [...]

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    Kajuru killings: el-Rufai warns communities to shun reprisal

Kajuru killings: el-Rufai warns communities to shun reprisal

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has cautioned all communities in the state to shun "an eye for an eye" stance in resolving their differences.The governor said this when he visited the internally displaced persons (IDPs) at their camp in Maraban Kajuru in Kajuru local government area of the state on Wednesday.He admonished communities with grievances over killings or attacks to [...]

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    CDD FACT CHECK: Did el-Rufai sign an anti-Christian law in Kaduna?

CDD FACT CHECK: Did el-Rufai sign an anti-Christian law in Kaduna?

A post alleging that in Kaduna, pastors will no longer be able to preach unless they possess a licence renewable every year. The post further claimed that any preacher who refuses to obtain this licence will be charged and if found guilty will be liable to 2 years imprisonment or pay a fine of N200,000:00It said the law stated that [...]

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    El-Rufai names running mate head of 38-man transition committee

El-Rufai names running mate head of 38-man transition committee

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has named Hadiza Balarabe, deputy governor-elect, as the head of a 38-member transition committee ahead of his inauguration on May 29.In a statement on Tuesday, Samuel Aruwan, the governor's spokesperson, said the duty of the transition committee is to prepare the ground work for the government.El-Rufai was re-elected in the March 9 election, having [...]

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    My joy is complete, says Kaduna senator-elect on el-Rufai’s victory

My joy is complete, says Kaduna senator-elect on el-Rufai’s victory

Uba Sani, senator-elect of Kaduna central district, says his victory at the February 23 election did not come easy.In a statement on Monday, Sani thanked residents of the state for re-electing Nasir el-rufai, governor of the state, for another term.He said with their victory at the general election, the people have endorsed the policies and programmes that will take [...]

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    PRP asks INEC to cancel election results in Kaduna central

PRP asks INEC to cancel election results in Kaduna central

The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) in Kaduna state has called for the cancellation of national assembly results election in the state's central senatorial district.Abdulrahman Danbirni, PRP state chairman, made the call during a press briefing at the PRP secretariat on Saturday.He  said the election was a “charade that ridiculed the democratic process”.At the February 23 election, Shehu Sani, senator [...]

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    CDD FACT CHECK: Were there attacks in Kaduna communities as claimed by el-Rufai?

CDD FACT CHECK: Were there attacks in Kaduna communities as claimed by el-Rufai?

THE CLAIM: On the eve of the now postponed presidential and national assembly elections, the Kaduna state government announced that 66 people had been killed in attacks on communities in Kajuru local government of the state.In an interview on Channels TV, Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, was heard saying 66 Fulani were killed in Maro, Kajuru local government area of [...]

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    Army, police: How 66 people were killed in Kaduna

Army, police: How 66 people were killed in Kaduna

The Nigerian army has confirmed the killing of 66 people in eight different communities in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state. Faruk Yahaya, general officer commanding (GOC) 1 division of the army and Ahmad Abdulrahman, the state police commissioner, confirmed the mass killing on Saturday when they accompanied Nasir el-Rufai, the state governor, on a tour of some of the [...]

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    Your threat can’t stop us, EU replies el-Rufai

Your threat can’t stop us, EU replies el-Rufai

The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) has replied Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, over a threat he issued to foreigners on the forthcoming elections.The governor had said foreigners who intervene in the election would leave in "body bags".Responding through a statement on Wednesday evening, EU EOM said its observers would not be deterred from doing their work.It [...]

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    El-Rufai issues death threat to foreigners ‘planning to intervene in elections’

El-Rufai issues death threat to foreigners ‘planning to intervene in elections’

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says any “foreign power” that intervenes in the general election would return to to their country in body bags.Speaking during an NTA Live programme on Tuesday evening, el-Rufai said as an independent and sovereign state, Nigeria would never bow to foreign powers.“Those that are calling for anyone to come and intervene in Nigeria, we [...]

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    El-Rufai: I don’t care if I lose the election

El-Rufai: I don’t care if I lose the election

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says he does not care if he loses the forthcoming governorship election so long the exercise is conducted under a transparent manner.El-Rufai said this on Wednesday while speaking at an event organised by the State Peace Commission, National Peace Commission and the UN.The governor said the most important job for his administration is to govern [...]

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    FG plotting to arrest Onnoghen, says CUPP

FG plotting to arrest Onnoghen, says CUPP

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) says it has uncovered a plot by the federal government to arrest Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).Ikenga Ugochinyere, spokesman of the group, made the allegation at a press conference in Abuja on Friday.He said there are plans that a bench warrant be issued by Danladi Usman, chairman of the the Code [...]

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    North would be the biggest beneficiary of restructuring, says el-Rufai

North would be the biggest beneficiary of restructuring, says el-Rufai

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says the north is ready for restructuring and the region would be its biggest beneficiary.The governor said this on Wednesday in Ibadan, capital of Oyo state, while delivering a keynote address at a colloquium organised to mark the 80th birthday anniversary of Bisi Akande, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC).El-Rufai said the northern [...]

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    El-Rufai: Ordinary citizens will reelect me… to break barrier of progress erected by Kaduna elite

El-Rufai: Ordinary citizens will reelect me… to break barrier of progress erected by Kaduna elite

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says he is confident the ordinary citizens in the state will support his bid for a second term in office.The governor said this on Saturday while speaking on a FRCN Radio Nigeria Kaduna programme.He said his nearly four years in office has been dedicated to the plight of the poor masses against the wishes of [...]

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    EXTRA: ‘I consider it hate speech’ — Shehu Sani wants el-Rufai’s wife to stop talking about his hair

EXTRA: ‘I consider it hate speech’ — Shehu Sani wants el-Rufai’s wife to stop talking about his hair

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has asked Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, to caution his wife over her comments on his hair.In a Facebook post on Saturday, the senator said Hadiza el-Rufai, the governor’s wife, always talks about his hair whenever she is out campaigning.Hadiza, who is a published author, has been actively involved in the re-election campaign [...]

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    Shehu Sani: Some govt officials condemn hate speech but sponsor attacks on their opponents

Shehu Sani: Some govt officials condemn hate speech but sponsor attacks on their opponents

Shehu Sani, lawmaker representing Kaduna central senatorial district, says some people in government are raising concerns about hate speech while they pay some media users to attack and defame others.In a Twitter post on Saturday, the senator, who did not mention names, said those people in government preach against hate speech and incitement yet keep an army of social media [...]

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