2023 Presidency: Lawmaker Leke Abejide hails Tinubu, congratulates Faleke, Lalong on their Appointment as PCC Secretary and DG

August 15, 2022 Onaja Johnson 0

The lawmaker representing Yagba Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Elder Leke Abejide, who is seen as the ‘Asiwaju’ of Yagba land, has commended the appointment of the Plateau State Governor, Rt. Hon Simon Lalong, and Member Representing Ikeja Federal Constituency, Chief James Faleke, as Director-general and secretary, respectively, of the All Progressives Congress (APC) 2023 Presidential Campaign Council. Read More

Between intelligence production and uttilisation

August 4, 2022 Mfon Umana 0

The former Minister of Transport, Hon Rotimi Amaechi and the governor of Kaduna state, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, were both reported to have stated that, there were intelligence reports prior to the train attack of 28th March, 2022. The then minister even added that failure to act on the intelligence alert particularly the non-release of funds, to procure technical monitoring equipment Read More

Kaduna government declares 3-day public holiday for voter registration

July 26, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Kaduna state government has declared a three-day public holiday for residents to complete their voter registration. A statement signed by the special adviser to the governor on media and communication, Muyiwa Adekeye, Monday, stated that the public holiday commences from July 27 to July 29. “The Kaduna State Government has appealed to residents of the state to register to Read More

Stop using your children for hawking, el-Rufai’s wife tells mothers

June 7, 2022 Ahmid Lawal 0

Wife of the Kaduna state governor, Ummi el-Rufai has urged parents, especially mothers to restrict their children from hawking in order to reduce the high rate of-out-of school children. She made the appeal in an interview with newsmen shortly after celebrating the 2022 Children’s Day at Access Bank – Fifth Chukker Primary School in Maraban Jos, Kaduna, Saturday. Ummi stressed Read More

2023 elections: The vindication of El-Rufai

May 22, 2022 Emmanuel Ado 0

“Have patience awhile; slanders are not long-lives. Truth is the child of time, erelong she shall appear to vindicate thee”. – Immanuel Kant, German philosopher. Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state, in an earthshaking interview with the Vanguard newspaper on February 24, 2020, had unequivocally thrown his considerable weight behind a southern presidency, after eight years of President Muhammadu Buhari. Read More

Insecurity: El-Rufai proposes demolition, relocation of 3 communities along Kaduna- Abuja highway

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state has proposed the clearance and relocation of Katari, Rijana and Akilibu communities along the Kaduna-Abuja highway, saying that they harbour criminals and informants. Speaking after receiving the first quarter 2022 security report which said 360 persons were killed and 1,389 others kidnapped in the state between January and March 2022, the governor said Boko Read More

El-Rufai, Jekada and the enviable profile of APC in Kaduna state

May 17, 2022 James Jonah 0

The inauguration of state chairmen of the All Progressives Congress, APC, by the Mala Mai Buni led CECC on February 3, 2022, at the national secretariat of the party and the subsequent election of Senator Abdullahi Adamu as substantive national chairman might have come and gone but the fact remains that no fewer than 12 state chapters of APC are Read More

El-Rufai, Dangote, others condole with Shettima’s family

May 16, 2022 Ahmid Lawal 0

The Nigerian elite have turned Kaduna state into a Mecca in honour of late Bukar Shettima, a retired police chief, who died at the age of 94. Among the notable Nigerians who paid condolence visit to the family of the deceased include: Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state, former Vice President Namadi Sambo, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state, Read More

El-Rufai, G19 and the ‘Victory’ of Buni

March 22, 2022 Emmanuel Ado 0

Rather than castigate Mai Mala Buni, governor of the backwater Yobe state, who has shown more preference for the chairmanship of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (APC-CECPC), to providing leadership for the good people of Yobe state, and putting him in the dock for high crimes against the APC, a section of the media is Read More

El-Rufai cries out to Buhari: Give us North West Theatre Command to tackle terrorists

February 2, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state Governor Nasir el-Rufai has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to create a theatre command in the North West region to tackle banditry, noting that nine people were kidnapped daily in Kaduna state on the average. Following the pronouncement of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja declaring bandits, kidnappers and gunmen as terrorists, the federal government gazetted the order. With Read More

Re: El-Rufa’i vs ABU: How not to give back to alma mater

February 1, 2022 Prof. MK Othman 0

Since the year 2020 when this column debuted, none of my previous articles elicited a large number of reactions from readers than the piece of El-Rufa’i vs ABU Zaria published two weeks. At the time I am writing this rejoinder over the weekend, there were 151 shares of the online version of the article on the Facebook of Blueprint alone. Read More

El-rufai bags LEAA Man of The Year Award

December 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Kaduna state governor, Malam Nasir El-rufai, was Monday given Man of the Year Award by Gaze Production. The event titled: ‘League of Extraordinary Achievers’ Awards’ gave the award to the governor following his numerous achievements, the organiser, Adeyemi Adekunle, stated in Kaduna. “It is obvious that the governor is working towards making the state economically viable through the infrastructural Read More

Open grazing: Abdullahi Adamu slams El-Rufai, Masari, Ortom, advocates free movement of cattle

September 14, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

A former governor of Nasarawa state and serving federal lawmaker, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, has faulted northern governors planning to ban open grazing in their states. Senator Adamu who kicked against the move in its entirety, also said movement of herders with their cattle is constitutional while describing anti-open grazing law as unconstitutional. He also declared that contrary to yearnings in some parts of Read More