Saturday, November 17, 2018

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    No candidate can defeat el-Rufai in 2019, says aide

No candidate can defeat el-Rufai in 2019, says aide

Samuel Aruwan, media aide to Nasir dl-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says none of those interested in the number one position in the state can defeat his principal.Aruwan said this while speaking with reporters in Kaduna on Friday.The governor's aide said the other governorship candidates in Kaduna only want power but do not have vision for development."None of the [...]

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    Some people joined APC just to worship their ego, says el-Rufai

Some people joined APC just to worship their ego, says el-Rufai

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) joined the party to worship their egos.Speaking at the inauguration of the state executives of the party on Thursday, the governor said the APC would not derail from its vision because some its members are resolute."Some wayfarers, who see every political party only as [...]

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    ‘Nigeria beyond oil’ — Political, business leaders converge for FT Nigeria Summit

‘Nigeria beyond oil’ — Political, business leaders converge for FT Nigeria Summit

Business and political leaders will on Thursday discuss the way forward for Nigeria at the Financial Times Nigeria Summit.The event, which is scheduled to hold at the EKO Hotel and Suites, Lagos, will examine the various threads that make up the fabric called Nigeria.Topics to be discussed include art, technology, agriculture, banking and finance, currency policy, oil and gas, banking, [...]

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    Hunkuyi, Shehu Sani set to dump APC

Hunkuyi, Shehu Sani set to dump APC

The faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led by Suleiman Hunkuyi,  senator representing Kaduna north, and  Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, is considering defecting to another political party.In a statement in Kaduna on Friday, the group, known as APC Akida, said it has concluded a review of the state of the party and governance issues in the state and [...]

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    Kaduna senators ask banks to reject ‘loan request’ of el-Rufai’s government

Kaduna senators ask banks to reject ‘loan request’ of el-Rufai’s government

Senators from Kaduna state have accused Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, of using private companies to procure foreign loans.The Kaduna senator had blocked a $350 million loan from the World Bank requested by the state government.Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, said the loan would further erode the economic viability of the state.The governor had described the lawmakers as the [...]

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    El-Rufai: Many northern governors have told me they’ll fire teachers after 2019 election

El-Rufai: Many northern governors have told me they’ll fire teachers after 2019 election

Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says many teachers will be sacked across northern states after the 2019 elections.According to PUNCH, el-Rufai said this while speaking at the 4th distinguished guest lecture of the University of Medical Science, Ondo state.Earlier in the year, the governor embarked on reforms in the educational sector which led to over 21,000 teacher being displaced.El-Rufai said after [...]

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    EXTRA: Kaduna PDP chairman says Holy Ghost will protect senators from el-Rufai’s curse

EXTRA: Kaduna PDP chairman says Holy Ghost will protect senators from el-Rufai’s curse

Hassan Hyat, chairman, Kaduna state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says senators are protected by the power of the Holy Ghost.Hyat said this on Monday while responding to the caustic remarks made by Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, over the $350 million World Bank loan application rejected by the senate.Describing the the three senators representing the state as [...]

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    How does el-Rufai hope to fix over 30 comatose industries with KADInvest?

How does el-Rufai hope to fix over 30 comatose industries with KADInvest?

BY ERASMUS IKHIDEThe benign Ooni of Ile Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi squared up with the tempest Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, last week at the third edition (3.0) of Kaduna Economic and Investment Summit, christened KADInvest. The effervescent monarch charged the governor not to allow the frenzy associated with usual jamboree economic summits for which Nigeria is famous to [...]

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    El-Rufai: I didn’t attack Bill Gates but there’s nothing wrong in doing so

El-Rufai: I didn’t attack Bill Gates but there’s nothing wrong in doing so

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says he did not attack Bill Gates, co-chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.Gates had attended an expanded meeting of the national executive council (NEC) where he said the execution process of the economic and recovery growth plan (ERGP) did not reflect the needs of Nigerians.But el-Rufai who was at the meeting responded by saying it [...]

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    Shehu Sani on Kaduna loan: You are a slave if you borrow money and can’t pay

Shehu Sani on Kaduna loan: You are a slave if you borrow money and can’t pay

Shehu Sani, senator representing central district, says anyone who borrows money and cannot repay will end up a slave.Sani said this in response to criticisms that trailed the senate rejection of a N350 million loan request by the Kaduna government.“If you borrow money that you can pay, you are a businessman; If you borrow money that you can’t pay, you [...]

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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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