Monday, September 24, 2018

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    New Kaduna teachers ‘to start work in February’

New Kaduna teachers ‘to start work in February’

The first batch of teachers employed by the Kaduna state government will assume their new position in February.Officials of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) said this while giving Nasir el-Rufai, the governor, an update on the recruitment process.SUBEB officials confirmed that the marking of scripts for new recruits had been concluded, and assured the governor that the first [...]

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    Governors asking Buhari to seek re-election ‘are selfish’

Governors asking Buhari to seek re-election ‘are selfish’

Timi Frank, deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the seven governors nudging President Muhammadu Buhari to seek re-election "are selfish".Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna governor, speaking on behalf of his colleagues on Friday said they want Buhari to keep running the country "in the right direction".Reacting, Frank said the governors could have paid a condolence visit to Samuel Ortom, [...]

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    No amount of resistance will reverse teachers’ sack, el-Rufai insists

No amount of resistance will reverse teachers’ sack, el-Rufai insists

Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna governor, says there is no amount of resistance that will make the state government rescind its decision to sack 21,780 teachers.The government has received backlash from some Nigerians since its decision to fire the teachers said to have failed a competency test it organised.On Thursday, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) protested the decision in the state, days [...]

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    Kaduna teachers dare el-Rufai, begin indefinite strike

Kaduna teachers dare el-Rufai, begin indefinite strike

Some teachers in Kaduna state refused to return to work on Monday in compliance with the directive of the state chapter of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT).The union had asked its members to stay away from work in protest of the decision of the state government to sack over 21,000  teachers who failed a competency test last year.But Nasir [...]

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    El-Rufai threatens to sack teachers who embark on strike

El-Rufai threatens to sack teachers who embark on strike

The administration of Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, has threatened to fire any teacher who embarks on strike.This is as a result of the directive of the state chapter of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) that its members should stay off work from Monday.The union asked teachers to protest the sack of over 20,000 of their colleagues who failed a [...]

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    El-Rufai visits Bakare in church — a week after ‘presidential declaration’

El-Rufai visits Bakare in church — a week after ‘presidential declaration’

Nasir el-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna state, visited Tunde Bakare, serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, at the church auditorium in Lagos on Sunday.This visit is coming one week after the fiery preacher declared his intention to become the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, not stating when exactly he would run for office.El-Rufai, who was one of [...]

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    ‘My pageants produced first black Miss World’ — Bruce replies el-Rufai

‘My pageants produced first black Miss World’ — Bruce replies el-Rufai

The last is yet to be heard of the online confrontation between Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna state governor, and Ben Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east.In response to el-Rufai's comment that Bruce was organising beauty pageants when the disputed rail projects were being conceived, the senator has told the governor that there is “no need for insults”.Their confrontation had started when Bruce [...]

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    El-Rufai replies Bruce: Nothing to debate! You were organising beauty pageant when OBJ conceived rail projects

El-Rufai replies Bruce: Nothing to debate! You were organising beauty pageant when OBJ conceived rail projects

The war of words between Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna state governor, and Ben Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, is not yet over.Both men have been involved in arguments over some rail projects in Kaduna state.Bruce had asked President Muhammadu Buhari to thank former President Goodluck Jonathan for the train ride he took in Kaduna when he inaugurated Nigeria’s first Inland Dry Port [...]

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    Ben Bruce challenges el-Rufai to public debate

Ben Bruce challenges el-Rufai to public debate

Ben Murray Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, has challenged Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, to a public debate.The lawmaker did this in response to the governor’s salvo.El-Rufai had dismissed the statement of Bruce that ex-President Goodluck Jonathan should be given credit for the progress in the rail sector.Buhari inaugurated new rail vehicles for the Kaduna–Abuja train service at Rigasa [...]

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    El-Rufai to Ben Bruce: You are wrong! Obasanjo — NOT Jonathan — initiated Kaduna rail project

El-Rufai to Ben Bruce: You are wrong! Obasanjo — NOT Jonathan — initiated Kaduna rail project

Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna state governor, says Ben Murray Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, made a false statement on the rail system in Kaduna.Bruce had asked President Muhammadu Buhari to thank ex-President Goodluck Jonathan for a train ride in Kaduna.The president had taken the ride from Rigasa to Kakuri on the outskirts of Kaduna, to inaugurate Nigeria’s first Inland Dry Port.Bruce said the rail [...]

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    NLC: El-Rufai’s policies have made thousands of workers wretched

NLC: El-Rufai’s policies have made thousands of workers wretched

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) says the "draconian" leadership of Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, has made thousands of workers in the state wretched.The Kaduna government had sacked primary school teachers for failing to pass assessment tests.In a New Year message to Nigerians on Sunday, Ayuba Wabba, president of NLC, said workers would be mobilised to march for the reversal [...]

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    Six shot dead in yet another southern Kaduna attack

Six shot dead in yet another southern Kaduna attack

At least six people were killed in yet another attack by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen in Anguwan Mailafiya, Gwong Chiefdom, Jama'a local government area of Kaduna state.The latest attack happened barely 48 hours after gunmen invaded a Carol service at Nindem community in the same locality.Details of the latest attack are scanty but the gunmen were said to invaded [...]

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    Kaduna disengages 4,042 workers

Kaduna disengages 4,042 workers

The Kaduna state government has disengaged over 4,000 workers.Jafaru Sani, commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs, said the affected workers were from the state's local service commission.Sani said while 3,159 of the affected workers were retired, the others were laid off.He said the measure is part of efforts of the state government to renew public service in the state and [...]

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    ‘The earlier, the better’ — el-Rufai taunts Atiku

‘The earlier, the better’ — el-Rufai taunts Atiku

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says the exit of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar from the All Progressives Congress (APC) is good for the party.He also told Abubakar that contesting against President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election would be a waste of time.El-Rufai said this on Friday while addressing state house correspondents after the Jumat prayer at the presidential [...]

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    El-Rufai: 43,806 people applied for the jobs of incompetent teachers

El-Rufai: 43,806 people applied for the jobs of incompetent teachers

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says 43,806 applicants have indicated interest in replacing the teachers who failed examination questions meant for primary four pupils.Speaking when he visited the state assembly on Thursday, el-Rufai said the applicants would be thoroughly screened.He also promised that his administration would give severance package to those who would be dismissed.There are 21,780 persons to [...]

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    Save Nigeria: Build an app, start an NGO or go into politics?

Save Nigeria: Build an app, start an NGO or go into politics?

In 2019, young Nigerians who were born at the turn of the millenium (2000, 2001) will actually be able to vote. Those of us born within the 80s and 90s may be able to run for offices. It may yet be our time to stop being kingmakers and rise up to become kings, ourselves.For the better part of my adult [...]

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