El-Rufai calls for immediate removal of fuel subsidy

November 15, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai has called on the federal government to remove fuel subsidy immediately. The governor spoke at the “State-of-the-State” session at the on-going NESG, on Monday in Abuja. When asked during the session that what should be the priority of the government, the governor said, “remove fuel subsidy immediately.” The governor said his colleagues across the federation had agreed that Read More

El-Rufa’i, Sanusi and NNPCL: Between fact and fallacy

October 19, 2022 Mide Dosu 0

It is not a co-incidence that Sanusi Lamido Sanusi and Nasir El-Rufai are not only childhood friends but also long-term allies who think alike and act alike. They seem to have too many things in common. They were contemporaries at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria where they both graduated. They were both extremely brilliant students who have over the Read More

2023: Trouble in Kaduna APC as 13,000 members join PDP

September 17, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Over 13,000 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Saturday, dumped the ruling party and joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Southern Kaduna. Treasurer of the opposition party, North-West, Hon. Rabiu Bakori, who formally received the new members on behalf of the North-West Zonal PDP Chairman, Sen. Hayyatu Gwarzo, in Zonkwa, said for the party to win election come Read More

Letter to Governor Nasir El-Rufai

August 24, 2022 Blueprint 0

Your Excellency Sir, Just of recent, you boastfully said that your administration granted N219 million scholarship to 1,251 students in the state owned tertiary institutions. You also claimed that you abolished the old scholarship scheme, were previous governments paid between N10,000 and N20,000 to students annually, and replaced it with a model that covers their entire tuition fees and upkeep Read More

Letter to Gov Nasir El-Rufai

August 16, 2022 Blueprint 0

Your Excellency Sir, Just of recent, you boastfully said that your administration granted N219 million scholarship to 1,251 students in the state owned tertiary institutions. You also claimed that you abolished the old scholarship scheme, were previous governments paid between N10,000 and N20,000 to students annually, and replaced it with a model that covers their entire tuition fees and upkeep Read More

In new video, terrorists torture abducted train passengers, threaten Buhari, El-Rufai

July 24, 2022 Editor 0

A fresh video circulating online has revealed where terrorists subjected those they attacked and abducted from a moving train some months ago in Kaduna state. The disturbing video clip showed the terrorists flogging their victims mercilessly after they earlier threatened to kill the remaining persons left in their custody. The viral video recorded in Hausa language and seen by Blueprint, Read More

El-Rufa’i has shown that govt can work – Akumazi

June 18, 2022 Chamba Simeh, Abuja 0

Mr. Martins Akumazi is the Special Adviser to Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna state on Project Implementation and Result Delivery. He was also Special Assistant to El-Rufai as the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Akumazi is a certified member of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS), and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in the United Read More

Breaking: Fresh crisis rocks APC-NWC over Adamu’s decisions on presidential primary, others

May 28, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Fresh crisis is currently brewing in National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) over alleged unilateral decisions being taking by the national chairman Senator Abdullahi Adamu. A leaked letter addressed to the national chairman by the North-west National Vice Chairman of the party, Mallam Salihu Moh Lukman, warned that “if care was no taken, Adamu-led NWC Read More

In Kaduna, El-Rufai bans religious protests, reveals what will happen to violators 

Kaduna state government on Saturday placed indefinite ban on religious protests across the state, while warning that violators will be prosecuted accordingly.  This follows the killing and burning of a lady in Sokoto state by irate youth for allegedly making a blasphemous statement against Prophet Muhammad (SAW).  According to a statement signed by the Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security Read More

Kaduna: Shabaan tackles El-rufai for annointing Uba Sani as successor

May 11, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Kaduna state governorship aspirant on the platform of the All progressive congress (APC), Alhaji Sani Mahmoud Shaaban has faulted the decision of governor Ahmad Nasir el-Rufai to anoint Senator representing Kaduna North, Uba Sani as his preferred successor and candidate of the party. This is as the Kano state governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and his anionted successor, Nasir Yusuf Read More

Kaduna: 17 children obtain APC governorship nomination forms for Shaaban

April 28, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The seventeen children of a former House of Representatives member from Zaria, Hon. Sani Mohammed Shaaban, have purchased a governorship nomination forms for their father to contest the ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The children believe that their father has what it takes to move Kaduna state forward from where governor Nasir El-rufai will stop in 2023. Read More

Insecurity: CAN counters El-Rufai on foreign mercenaries

April 2, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Kaduna state chapter has stated that contrary to Governor Nasir el-Rufai’s stance that Governors would invite foreign mercenaries to fight bandits, only the President and Commander-in-chief has that authority. CAN chairman in the state, Rev. John Joseph Hayab, said in a statement on Saturday that, “the attention of CAN Kaduna state has been drawn Read More

Beyond the Kaduna security report

February 17, 2022 Godwin Njoku 0

The Kaduna state government, under the leadership of Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has worked harder to curb insecurity than any other state of the federation. The governor himself has shown more commitment than any of his peers in the search for better ways to curtail the menace of terrorism and sundry criminalities across the nooks and crannies of Nigeria. Constitutionally, security Read More

Mr. President’s visit to Kaduna state – beyond roads

January 29, 2022 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari’s two-day working visit to Kaduna state, January 20 to 21, put Governor Nasir El-Rufai and his regime in the spotlight.  The scorecard looked impressive, at least, to all dispassionate observers, including Mr. President himself, who had the privilege of cutting several tapes to inaugurate legacy projects across Kaduna’s three senatorial districts. In other states visited, it was always restricted to the state capital.  Within Kaduna metropolis, the President formally commissioned seven transformational projects executed under the statewide Urban Renewal Programme. Read More

Kaduna APC women leader doles out aids

October 26, 2021 Correspondent 0

Barely two weeks of their inauguration, the newly elected All Progressives Congress, APC, women leader in Kaduna state, Hajiya Maryam Sulaiman, popularly known as Mai Rusau, has called on the citizens to exercise patience and tolerance on Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s implementation of urban renewal programme. She made the remark while distributing food items to hospital patients, orphans and prison inmates Read More

Expose people behind banditry in Nigeria, council tells FG

October 24, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Northern States Council Secretary of Ansar-ud-Deen Society, Alhaji Isiaq Sanni, has urged the federal government to expose the sponsors and people supporting banditry in Nigeria for an enduring solution to the security challenge. The call came just as Speakers of the 36 states Houses of Assembly rose from their forum’s meeting in Katsina to support the call by the National Read More

Searching for a suitable vepee candidate from the North

October 13, 2021 Salihu Isa Nataro 0

A consensus is steadily building among the progressive members of the political class who are fair, just, equitable and who continue to believe in one united and strong Nigeriain favour of Vice president YemiOsinbajo becoming the presidential candidate of the ruling APC in 2023 and he eventually becoming the president of the country itself. This is especially so among the Read More

In Kaduna, El-Rufai reshuffles cabinet, redeploys 8 commissioners

October 12, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state on Monday reshuffled the state cabinet, redeploying eight of the 14 commissioners, while assigning new portfolios to some senior officials of the state government. The governor said, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye that the reshuffle is designed to help harness fresh energy for the government’s Read More

Gains of joint efforts against insurgency

October 3, 2021 Barnabas Joshua 0

The tide has definitely turned in the protracted war of attrition against Boko Haram insurgents and their bandit offshoots. The insurgents have been dropping their weapons and surrendering in droves under awesome firepower and bandits abandon forests as they face a new normal of non-kinetic assaults that AK47s cannot counter. These turn-around events are results of strategic transformations in operational Read More

Ex-CBN governor reveals what will happen to Nigerian economy

September 25, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Khalifa Muhammad Sanusi has sounded the death knell for Nigerian economy, noting that crude oil on which the economy is anchored has no future and is no longer sought after globally.  Addressing the sixth Kaduna Investment Summit, after inaugurating the state development plan 2021 to 2023, to transform the state into a knowledge-based economy, the 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 – Kaduna LG polls: El-Rufai loses chairman, councillor elections in polling unit

September 4, 2021 Editor 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai has lost Saturday’s chairmanship and councillorship elections in his polling unit, as the main opposition party, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) won both elections.  El-Rufai had earlier voted at his Polling Unit 01 Ungwar Sarki, Kaduna North local government area of the state, where he said his target was not to win all the polls but to improve Read More