Monday, September 24, 2018

Tag "Samuel Aruwan"

    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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    Kaduna charges 65 to court over religious conflict

Kaduna charges 65 to court over religious conflict

The Kaduna state government has charged 65 people for the violence that broke out at Kasuwan Magani in Kajuru local government area.Twelve people reportedly died after a misunderstanding ensued between Christians and Muslims on February 26.Over 1,000 shops and houses were said to have been destroyed as a result of the violence.Speaking with journalists on Tuesday, Samuel Awuran, spokesman of [...]

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    Killing of suspected robber sparks violence in Kaduna

Killing of suspected robber sparks violence in Kaduna

There was an outbreak of violence in Kabala west area of Kaduna metropolis on Monday, following the killing of a suspected house burglar.Some angry residents reportedly killed the suspect on Sunday and abandoned his corpse. His relations and friends were said to have found the corpse on Monday morning.This resulted in a clash that lasted for hours. Traders were forced [...]

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    Top security personnel relocate to southern Kaduna to check violence

Top security personnel relocate to southern Kaduna to check violence

Ismaila Isa, garrison commander of the 1 division of the Nigerian army and Agyole Abeh, commissioner of police in the state have relocated to southern Kaduna.According to the Kaduna state government, they moved into the region to coordinate a determined response to renewed attacks by armed bandits on communities in Kaura and Jema’a local government areas.Twenty-one persons were killed in [...]

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    3 killed in fresh attack in southern Kaduna

3 killed in fresh attack in southern Kaduna

Three people have lost their lives in a fresh outbreak of violence in Samaru Kataf, Zangon Kataf local government area of Kaduna state. A witness told TheCable that gunmen invaded a market in Samaru Kataf and opened fire on the traders."Some weeks ago, the herdsmen wrote to the community that they were coming to attack. The community reported to the police; [...]

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    El-Rufai on Kaduna crisis: We’ll overcome these forces of darkness

El-Rufai on Kaduna crisis: We’ll overcome these forces of darkness

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has expressed confidence that normalcy will soon be restored in Southern Kaduna.The area is currently tensed as a result of religious crisis.On Monday, One Aliyu Muhammad, a driver, was murdered in Kafanchan. The convoy of el-Rufai was also attacked by aggrieved residents of the community, while the residence of Bege Katuka, chairman of Je’ma [...]

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    Kaduna bans processions, unlawful assembly

Kaduna bans processions, unlawful assembly

The Kaduna state government has announced a ban on processions and “unlawful assembly”.Samuel Aruwan, spokesman of Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday.Aruwan said the decision was arrived at during a stakeholders, explaining that it is a s a result of the security situation in the state.“No processions will be allowed for now [...]

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    El-Rufai excited over choice of Kaduna for Arewa security summit

El-Rufai excited over choice of Kaduna for Arewa security summit

Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says the summit of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) will help in finding solutions to the security challenges experienced in the region.According to Samuel Aruwan, spokesman of the governor, El-Rufai said this when a delegation from ACF paid him a courtesy call at the weekend.El-Rufai expressed satisfaction with ACF’s plan to organise the summit [...]

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    Kaduna declares Zakzaky’s sect illegal

Kaduna declares Zakzaky’s sect illegal

The Kaduna state government has issued an order declaring the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) led by Ibrahim Zakzaky, an unlawful society.Samuel Aruwan, spokesman of Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, disclosed this in a statement.The statement said the decision to outlaw the sect was arrived at during an executive council meeting which held on Thursday.“This action is taken in [...]

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    Africa Check to el-Rufai: No data shows Kaduna has more gold than South Africa

Africa Check to el-Rufai: No data shows Kaduna has more gold than South Africa

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, told potential investors in April that a single local government in his state has more gold than the entirety of South Africa.But a research carried out by Africa Check, a project of AFP Foundation, has punctured that claim, saying the governor has no data to substantiate his assertion.Opening the two-day Kadun Investment Summit last [...]

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    El-Rufai reshuffles cabinet

El-Rufai reshuffles cabinet

Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna state governor, has announced sweeping changes in the state executive council.Samuel Aruwan, the governor’s spokesman, disclosed this in a statement, which revealed that four ministries were affected.They are the ministries of health and human services, commerce and industry, environment and natural resources, and education, science and technology.Jonathan Andrew Nok, former commissioner of health and human services is [...]

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    El-Rufai orders hospitals to treat gunshot victims before police report

El-Rufai orders hospitals to treat gunshot victims before police report

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has directed all hospitals in the state to start treating persons with gunshot wounds and accident victims before demanding police report.Samuel Aruwan, the governor’s spokesman, disclosed this in a statement, saying the directive was part of the agreement reached during the 15th session of the state security council meeting.The statement noted that saving lives [...]

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    El-Rufai shuts government house clinic

El-Rufai shuts government house clinic

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has ordered the closure of the government house clinic in the state.The governor has also given the directive that medical personnel of the clinic be redeployed to general hospitals, asking government house staff to be using public hospitals "like other citizens of the state".Samuel Aruwan, spokesman of the governor, who confirmed the development to [...]

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    El-Rufai suspends monarch over ‘marijuana possession’

El-Rufai suspends monarch over ‘marijuana possession’

 Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has suspended Ibrahim Danladi, village head of Goma in the Gimi district of Sanga local government area of the state, over drug-related offence.According to Samuel Aruwan, the governor's spokesman, operatives of  the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arrested Danladi on 20 January for being in the possession of a 1.5kg of marijuana.Aruwan, who [...]

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    Kaduna gives panel 6 weeks to probe Shi’ites/army clash

Kaduna gives panel 6 weeks to probe Shi’ites/army clash

The Kaduna state government has announced the composition of the judicial commission of inquiry into the clashes between soldiers and members of the Islamic Movement in the Zaria area of the state.Samuel Aruwan, spokesman of Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, disclosed this in a statement issued on Saturday.Both sides suffered casualties in the clash which happened in December.“Malam Nasir [...]

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    El-Rufai dissolves LG councils

El-Rufai dissolves LG councils

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state has dissolved the interim management committees of the 23 local government areas in the state.Samuel Aruwan, special assistant to the governor on media and publicity, announced this in a statement issued on Wednesday.Aruwan explained that the decision was based on the expiration of their six-month term of office.“The interim management committees of the 23 [...]

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