Charly boy hits El-Rufai over comment against Peter Obi

August 15, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Veteran singer, Charly Boy, has slammed the governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai. El-Rufai earlier on Monday had mocked the supporters of the presidential candidate of Labour party, Peter Obi’s over plans to host a two-million-man march in the North-West state. El-Rufai in his tweet described Peter Obi’s supporters as “imports” who can’t open shops on Monday. He also mocked Read More

Terrorists setting up operational base, collecting taxes in Kaduna – El-Rufai writes Buhari

August 12, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Kaduna state Governor Nasir El-Rufai has said terrorists are consolidating their grip on communities in the state with a “parallel” government and “permanent operational base” in the North-western state near Nigeria’s capital Abuja. The governor said this in a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, exclusively obtained by Premium Times. El-Rufai warned the president of the terrorists’ consolidation in a late July Read More

I will never join PDP – El-Rufai

August 9, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has vowed never to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).  The governor while reacting to the claim by PDP’s 2023 presidential campaign spokesperson, David Bwala, who had said the former FCT minister is having plans to dump the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).  Bwala who until recently a member of the APC, had said he Read More

Strike: ASUU heaps accusations on El-Rufai

August 9, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Kano Zone, has said the Nasir El-Rufai-led administration has continued to intimidate and threaten it’s members at the Kaduna State University. The union made this known in a press statement signed by its Zonal Coordinator, Comrade Abdulkadir Muhammad, and issued to newsmen in Kaduna on Monday. The statement said the Kano Zone of Read More

ASUU strike: Kaduna university lecturers dare El-Rufai

August 4, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Kaduna State University (KASU) branch of the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) has failed to supervise the ongoing semester examination in the school over lingering industrial action. The lecturers have refused to resume classes despite threat by Governor Nasir El-Rufai to sack them. The Management of the school had asked students to resume classes for their examination after the governor’s Read More

Attack: Normalcy returns to Kaduna airport, El-Rufa’i hails security agents

Flight operations has returned to the Kaduna Airport after the aerodrome was temporarily disturbed on Friday following a terrorist attack on the Very High-Frequency (VHF) omnidirectional range (VOR) equipment site operated by the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) where they shot and killed a staff, Mallam Shehu Na’Allah, who was stationed at the perimeter fence and had raised alarm on Read More

Kaduna state gov election and El-Rufai

March 16, 2022 Emmanuel Ado 0

“A leader’s lasting value is measured by succession”. – John C. Maxwell. Without a doubt, succession is a major challenge in all political systems, including the hereditary ones, with its so called inimitable advantages. The difference is in how the political gladiators in different countries manage successions. In Nigeria, baffling shortsightedness and lack of enlightened self interest on the part Read More

Buhari, el-Rufai, KADCCIMA extol Dangote at Trade Fair

February 28, 2022 David Agba 0

Encouraged by his huge investments and philanthropic activities in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari and his host, the Governor of Kaduna State, have hailed the President of the Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote. The duo spoke at the 43rd Kaduna International Trade Fair which was officially declared open by the President at the weekend. The organizer of the Fair- Kaduna Read More

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

June 28, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

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 Administrator 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 Administrator 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 Administrator 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