Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Tag "Nasir el-Rufai"

    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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    I don’t have N20m in my account, says el-Rufai as groups donate nomination form to him

I don’t have N20m in my account, says el-Rufai as groups donate nomination form to him

Some groups in Kaduna state have purchased expression of interest and nomination forms of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna.While receiving the forms at government house, Kaduna on Monday, the governor said he does not have up to N20 million in his account.The forms cost N22.5 millionAmong the groups are the Association of Cattle Sellers, Independent Petroleum [...]

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    Bakare: I worked with Jonathan, Buhari in 2015… but Nigeria on a collision course again

Bakare: I worked with Jonathan, Buhari in 2015… but Nigeria on a collision course again

Tunde Bakare, the serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly (LRA), says he worked with former president Goodluck Jonathan and President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure Nigeria escaped disintegration in 2015.Speaking in Glasgow, UK, to the African forum Scotland and the Association of Nigerians in Scotland, the fiery preacher warned that Nigeria was on a collision course again as the 2019 elections [...]

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    El-Rufai presents 2019 budget — first governor to do so

El-Rufai presents 2019 budget — first governor to do so

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has presented the proposed 2019 budget to the state house of assembly.The N155.86 billion budget is broken into N62.3billion recurrent and 93.5billion capital expenditure.The education and health sectors are the most favoured with 27.5 percent and 15.02 percent respectively.Though the budget is 28% reduction from N216.65 billion budgeted last year, el-Rufai pledged that his [...]

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    Apologise to el-Rufai’s government or remain suspended, Kaduna APC tells Shehu Sani

Apologise to el-Rufai’s government or remain suspended, Kaduna APC tells Shehu Sani

The Kaduna state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has imposed an indefinite suspension on Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central.The party vowed not to lift the suspension until Sani tenders an apology to Nasir el-Rufai, the governor, and President Muhammadu Buhari.In a statement on Thursday, Ibrahim Togo, chairman of the party in Tudun Wada ward where Sani is from, [...]

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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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