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El-Rufai on the threshold of history

February 17, 2018 Blueprint Newspaper 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

El rufai - APC queries El-Rufai, suspends aide, others

APC queries El-Rufai, suspends aide, others

February 16, 2018 AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna 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

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

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

February 6, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 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

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Adopting the El’ Rufai report using Dickson’s pattern? 

February 4, 2018 Blueprint-Nats Odaudu 0

EMEKA NZE writes that the week before last, governor Seriake Henry Dickson of Bayelsa state gave further direction on the way to restructuring the country as recommended by the APC committee led by the Kaduna state governor, Malam Nasir El’Rufai Penultimate week, Governor Henry Dickson of Bayelsa state deviated from his onerous task of reconciling his recalcitrant Peoples Democratic Party Read More

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Kaduna rolls out the drums to celebrate its 100th anniversary

December 23, 2017 AbdulRaheem Aodu 1

Dignitaries from within and outside Nigeria, residents of Kaduna from all walks of life and guests across the country were in Kaduna last week to celebrate the city’s 100 year anniversary. As ABDULRAHEEM AOUDU reports, 15,000 spectators witnessed the ceremony which featured 3,500 horses and 11 emirates displaying the rich mosaic of the north, where sonorous music, dexterous dance steps Read More

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How El-rufai ‘lied’ on Atiku’s contribution to APC, party chieftain reveals

December 21, 2017 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 1

..Says governor acting like a jilted lover A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has described as a pathological liar, the Kaduna state governor, Mallam Nasir El-rufai, over his claim that the former vice president Atiku Abubakar did not make tangible contribution to the 2015 presidential campaign of the ruling party. El-rufai, who spoke on a Read More

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El-Rufa’i and Atiku’s exit from APC

December 2, 2017 Usman Santuraki 0

Ordinarily, I could not have chipped in anything concerning the exit of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar from the APC as I am not a politician. More so, I’m not his spokesperson. However, I have some reservations on what Governor Nasir El-Rufai, of Kaduna state said in this regard. First and foremost, El-Rufai was Atiku’s boy based on his confession Read More

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Kaduna community where girls fear marriage

November 18, 2017 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Having lost several pregnant women to death during childbirth, Gwauro community in Igabi local government of Kaduna state has embarked on construction of a maternity hospital, in order to reduce the high maternal and child mortalities which are scaring teenage girls from marriage. For this reason, Gwauro community is seeking the support of Kaduna state government and philanthropists to complete Read More

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Breaking: Buhari backs planned sack of Kaduna teachers

November 13, 2017 Abdullahi M. Gulloma, Abuja 0

The planned sack of about 22,000 teachers who failed to pass competency test by Governor Nasir El-rufai of Kaduna state was a right decision to sanitise the education system, President Muhammadu Buhari, said on Monday. The President said this in Abuja when he declared open a Special Retreat of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on the Challenges Facing the Education Sector Read More

El Rufai - El Rufai/teachers: Who blinks first?

El Rufai/teachers: Who blinks first?

November 11, 2017 Eleojo Idachaba 0

Kaduna state government is adamant that it will sack teachers who failed the competency test. The National Union of Teachers (NUT) is kicking against it. Pupils have come out to protest against the planned sack. Last Wednesday, the Nigerian Labour Congress(NLC) joined the fray. Will Governor Nasir El Rufai cave in to the pressure? ELEOJO IDACHABA examines the issues in Read More

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Govt secrets leaked by officials?

By Ibraheem Musa, Eleojo Idachaba and Benjamin Samson   The era of Cabals Since 1999, every civilian administration has had a coterie of inner circle members, be they ministers, aides or private citizens, who wield enormous influence on the president. Specifically, during the Olusegun Obasanjo administration, the Federal Capital Territory Minister, Malam Nasir El Rufai, Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Minister Read More

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El-Rufai spends N4bn on postponed Kaduna LG poll 

October 12, 2017 Bode Olagoke, Abuja  0

Kaduna state governor, Malam Nasir El-rufai, has said that his administration has so far spent up to N4 billion in preparation for the conduct of Local Government election in the state. El-rufai, who lamented the high cost of election said that his government was preparing to conduct the cleanest election in Nigeria’s history. Speaking at the town hall meeting organised Read More

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Nigerians can’t be treated equally, El-Rufai insists as people shun APC True Federalism conference

October 11, 2017 Bode Olagoke, Abuja  0

Kaduna State governor and chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) Committee on True Federalism, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has declared that it is an injustice to agitate for equal unequal, adding that in population and resources each region also differs. He, however, said that because the representatives of the agitators are few in number, “the majority must always win.” Speaking Wednesday Read More

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2019: Nigerians may stone us, defunct CPC accuses El-Rufai, Ameachi of sabotaging Buhari

September 10, 2017 Bode Olagoke, Abuja  0

A group of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and members of the defunct Congress for Progressives Change (CPC) have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to quickly address the challenge of hunger and poverty in the land to avoid being stoned during campaign in 2019 general elections. The group under the aegis of Southern Mandate of Nigeria (SMN) said the situation in Read More

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2019: Beware of El-rufai, APC chieftain cautions Buhari

September 9, 2017 Bode Olagoke, Abuja  0

…Says limiting Buhari to a cabal deservice to Nigerians A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has cautioned the Presidency not to fall to the antics of Governor Nasir El-rufai of Kaduna state, saying the later has record of betraying all his benefactors. Frank also warned that the claim by the governor of a “Buharist’s Read More

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APC governors, ministers unite behind Buhari 2019

September 8, 2017 Abdullahi M. Gulloma  Abuja 0

…El-Rufai reveals Alhassan never a ‘Buharist’ Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i of Kaduna state has said that governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and many ministers want President Muhammadu Buhari to seek reelection in 2019. Speaking to State House correspondents after a close-door meeting with the President in Abuja on Friday, El-Rufa’i said the governors and ministers Read More

Nasir El Rufai - Restructuring: El-Rufai lacks credibility to lead FG — Forum

Restructuring: El-Rufai lacks credibility to lead FG — Forum

July 25, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

By Muhammad Tanko Shittu Jos Th e Middle Belt Patriotic Front (MB-PF), has kicked against the appointment of Kaduna state Governor, Nasir El-rufai, as chairman, Restructuring Committee by the federal government. Th e group in a press conference yesterday in Jos, Plateau State, condemned the appointment of El-rufai, saying has no heart of repentance, when he was a minister. cer, Read More

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Kaduna SIEC needs 6,000 electronic voting machines for LG polls

July 12, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

By AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna Kaduna state Independent Electoral Commission (KADSIECOM) said it needed 6,000 electronic voting machines for the conduct of Kaduna state local government elections. KADSIECON, which said it had concluded arrangements for the local government polls, said it would become the fi rst in Nigeria and the second country in Africa to use electronic voting after Namibia. Other Read More