Insecurity: Stop tagging terrorism as banditry, Akeredolu warns

October 25, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has warned that the various criminal activities of kidnapping, bombing and assault on the people in some parts of the country which are being referred to as banditry must be appropriately addressed as terrorism. Governor Akeredolu said that infiltration of the country’s borders and burning down of railway are activities that must be Read More

How KASU spent N10bn on permanent site, graduated 9,665 students – VC

September 25, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Kaduna State University (KASU) has so far spent over N10 billion on the development of its permanent site in Rigachikun, Igabi local government, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mohammed​​ Tanko has said.  Addressing the 4th Combined Convocation of the University and installation of ex-Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi as Chancellor of KASU on Saturday, Prof. Tanko said KASU also received N3 Read More

Breaking: Police confirm student shot dead during Kaduna protest as NANS threatens massive action

The Kaduna state Police Command has confirmed the killing of a student of College of Education Gidan Waya, Kafanchan by security operatives during a protest by the students over the hike in tuition fees by the state government. This is just as the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) gave Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state 21 days to pacify Read More

The lesson from Sabon Gari bye election

June 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

The bye-election conducted by Independent National Electorate Commission (INEC) on Saturday, June 19, to fill the vacuum created by the removal of former speaker of Kaduna State House of Assembly, Abdullahi Shagali, on the ground of being absent from house sittings in contravention of the house rules has come and gone. What surprised many political spectators or pundits is how Read More

El-Rufai, governor with a difference

June 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

Really, one must thank the people that introduced the word democracy. Thanking the initiators of democracy of over 200 years is necessary, considering how the poor individuals came to being the leaders of the peasant-farmers, and the poor labourers that occupied the largest areas of human habitation. The history of the centre and theatres of the world attractions could be Read More

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2023: Why Nigeria needs El-Rufa’i as president by Shehu Yunusa

January 29, 2020 Blueprint 0

The 2023 general election is still far away. Notwithstanding, there are calls from various angles for President Muhammadu Buhari to groom his successor. For instance, Pastor Tunde Bakare was the first to ask Mr President to pick his successor. While his call has continued to generate mixed reactions, in honesty there is nothing wrong with it. The good two-tenure of Read More

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El-Rufai raids another illegal rehab centre in Kaduna

October 19, 2019 Editor 0

Kaduna state Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, on Saturday led a raid on another illegal rehabilitation centre in Rigasa community, Igabi local government area of Kaduna state. The raid is coming barely three weeks after a similar centre was discovered in the same Rigasa community. During the raid at the rehabilitation centre called Malam Nigga Rehabilitation Centre, 147 inmates including 22 Read More

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Breaking: Amidst speculation of ill-health, El-rufai returns to Nigeria

March 20, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Kaduna state Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai has surprisingly returned to the country against the speculation that he was flown abroad for medical attention. The governor was sighted on Wednesday while returning from an abroad trip at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja. His spokesman, Samuel Aruwan, later shared two pictures of the governor, dressed in black caftan, smiling broadly. Read More

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10 killed, houses razed as unknown gunmen invade Southern Kaduna community

March 16, 2019 Editor 0

An early money attack by unknown gunmen on Nandu Gbok in Sanga local government area of Kaduna state on Saturday left 10 people including children dead and dozens of houses burnt. Member representing Jema’a and Sanga federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Shehu Nicholas Garba, said 10 people were killed by the gunmen, while 30 houses were burnt Read More

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Breaking – #2019 Governorship, state assembly polls: Orthom, El-Rufai, Okowa vote in Benue, Kaduna, Delta

March 9, 2019 Editor 0

Reports from the various states indicate that Benue state governor Samuel Orhom, his Kaduna state counterpart Nasir El-Rufai and that of Delta state Ifeanyi Okowa have just cast their votes at their various polling units. Earlier, Okowa took to twitter personally to announce; “Polling Unit at Omi Primary School, Owa-Alero, Agbor.” El-Rufai who spoke shortly after voting said: “I’m not Read More

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Buhari commissions N1.24bn worth surveillance system in Kaduna

March 8, 2019 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday commissioned Command and Control Centre of the Kaduna State Surveillance and Monitoring System. He said security challenges in Nigeria required cooperation between state and federal governments. At the ceremony, the President commended Governor Nasir el-Rufai government’s decision for infusing technology into the security architecture. Buhari then lauded the vision and determination of the APC administration Read More

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PDP to el-Rufai: Channel your ‘frustration’ towards Buhari

February 8, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has told Kaduna state governor Nasir el-Rufai to channel his frustration to President Muhammadu Buhari, not Nigerians and international observers. PDP also recalled that, el- Rufai had “aptly described President Buhari as an incompetent, old fashioned, corrupt, insensitive, parochial and tyrannical leader, who should not be voted into office, instead of seeking to incite violence Read More

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Kaduna now a failed State, says Hunkuyi

October 24, 2018 Editorial III 0

Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi representing Kaduna North Senatorial district has stated that Kaduna State has become a failed State as a result of crisis that started a few days ago. It would be recalled that scores of person have confirmed killed by the state government following the crises that erupted weekend and led to imposition of curfew for four days now. Read More

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APC convention: NSCDC, VIO deploy 2,400 personnel

June 23, 2018 Blueprint 0

APC convention: NSCDC, VIO deploy 2,400 personnel Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the FCT Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO) has said that 2,400 personnel had been deployed to provide security during the All Progressives Congress (APC) convention today within the FCT. NSCDC, FCT Command, Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr. David Akinbinu, disclosed that the corps had deployed 2,000 Read More

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El-Rufai endorses political adviser for Senate

May 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

Kaduna state Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has endorsed his political adviser, Uba Sani, to contest for the senatorial seat of Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the 2019 elections. Shehu Sani is the current senator representing the zone. El-Rufai is currently having a running battle with the current three senators from Kaduna and is expected to try to replace them. The governor Read More

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APC spent N60bn on 1,293 projects in Kaduna – El-Rufai

May 5, 2018 Blueprint 0

  The All Progressive Congress (APC) deserves to sweep next Saturday ‘s local government elections in Kaduna state, having spent over N60 billion on 1,293 projects since 2015 in the state, Governor Nasir el-Rufai has said. Addressing supporters at the flag-off of APC’s campaign for the local government elections at the Kaduna Township Stadium, which had in attendance APC National Read More

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5 corps members die during service in Kaduna

April 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

Five members of the 2017 batch ‘A’ National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members serving in Kaduna state died in service in the state, state coordinator, Mohammed Dahunsi, has said. Thousands of youth corps members across the country wound up their one year mandatory service to their motherland yesterday with a ceremonial passing out parade five years after it was last Read More

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El-Rufai slams N2bn defamation suit on Shehu Sani

February 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

  The crisis rocking Kaduna state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) took another dimension yesterday when Governor Nasir el-Rufai slammed a N2 billion defamation suit against Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District. El-Rufai in a suit filed before a Kaduna High Court, demands N500 million damages on each of the four charges preferred against Sani over Read More

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  2019: Call El-Rufai, Bello to order, ADP tells Buhari

February 22, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to caution the Kaduna state governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai and his counterpart in Kogi state Yahaya Bello over what it called “intolerance” of the two chief executives towards oppositions. ADP was reacting to the alleged destruction of its bill boards in Kogi state and the demolition of APC factional Read More

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APC Secretariat demolition: El-Rufai capable of destroying democracy – Timi Frank

February 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

  …Says Kaduna gov doesn’t respect Buhari, Tinubu Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank has asked all Nigerians, especially political leaders across board not to keep quiet over what he described as “anti-democratic tendency” exhibited by the Kaduna state governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, in the demolition of the secretariat belonging to a Read More

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El-Rufai on the threshold of history

February 17, 2018 Blueprint 0

El-Rufai on the threshold of history Greatness is not about achieving everything. It is about achieving something extraordinary, even if it is a single thing. During his campaigns, Governor Nasir El-Rufai promised the people of Kaduna State that he would conduct free and fair elections into the 23 Local Government Councils of the State within three months of being sworn Read More

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APC queries El-Rufai, suspends aide, others

February 16, 2018 Blueprint 0

They are attention-seeking political traders – Governor As the Bola Ahmed Tinubuled team forges ahead in its reconciliation of warring parties within the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), a faction of the party in Kaduna state, yesterday, queried Governor Nasir El-Rufai over alleged antipeople and anti-party activities, among others. Besides, the faction, led by Shuaibu Inuwa Wada, also slammed an Read More

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APC Vice Chairman counters El-Rufai’s report on onshore/offshore oil dichotomy               

February 6, 2018 Blueprint 0

National Vice Chairman, South South Zone of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Ntufam Hilliard Eta has said that the federal government will not resuscitate the rested issue of onshore /offshore oil dichotomy in the ongoing scrutiny and consideration of the report on Restructuring as submitted by the Mallam Nasir El – Rufai led committee recently. Eta in a statement Read More