“Northerners who oppose re-structuring don’t speak for the region” – el-Rufa’i

The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufa’i has stated that some northerners kicking against restructuring do not represent the interest of the region.  This statement was made by the Kaduna governor, El-Rufa’i on Tuesday, during a panel session at the 26th Nigerian Economic Summit (#NES 26) in Abuja.  The governor, who is the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) committee on restructuring, had earlier stated northern Nigeria will be the biggest beneficiary if the country is restructured, adding that all the governors in the region agree to restructuring, and…

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Kaduna attack: Kidnappers confirm railway road victim with them

Gunmen who Friday 20 November attacked motorists along airport – railway station road have confirmed one of the victims is with them with bullet lodged in his body. The victim, Sani Khalil was one of the three in a car when the gunmen attacked them. One of them, Rabiu Auwal died at 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna while another one, Umar Khaddab is still on admission. A source close to the family said the kidnappers called Saturday 21 November confirming Khalil is with them. The victim was said to…

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Just in: Gunmen attack in Rigasa leaves 1 dead, 1 missing 1 in critical condition

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers last night Friday 20th November shot at three youngmen along the Kaduna airport and Rigasa train station in Igabi Local Government Area killing one, injuring another and the third person missing. The three youngmen were said to be returning from Rigachukwu where they met with the Speaker of Kaduna State House of Assembly . The three youngmen are identified as Rabiu Auwal who died of gunshot wounds in the hospital, El-Khaddab Arewa still in critical condition and battling for his life and Sani Khalil Rigasa…

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Economy: Nigeria reaching maximum borrowing capacity – el-Rufa’i

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufa’i, has warned that Nigeria is almost reaching its maximum capacity to borrow and must be pro-active in ramping up tax revenue collection. El-Rufa’i stated this while delivering his keynote address at the 22nd Annual Tax Conference of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria on Thursday. The governor lamented the low rate of tax collection in the country, saying: “Only a minority of Nigerians pay income tax, and the majority of this tiny minority are persons whose taxes are deducted at source, formal sector employees,…

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Zazzau Emirate Tussle: Court Approves Bamali’s Monday Inauguration

Kaduna State High Court sitting in Dogarawa in Sabon Gari Local Government Area in Zaria on Friday ruled in favour of Emir Ahmad Nuhu Bamali. Justice Kabir Dabo in his ruling, stated that Bamali can be inaugurated as Emir on Monday, November 9th by Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna State. Recall that Governor El-Rufai appointed Bamalli as the 19th Emir of Zazzau following the demise of Emir Shehu Idris who died on 22 September, 2020 at 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital Kaduna. This is coming after Iyan Zazzau, Bashar Aminu filed a suit challenging…

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Zazzau Emirate: El-Rufai, others dragged to court over appointment of new emir

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai and nine others have been dragged to the state’s High Court over the appointment of a new Emir of Zazzau, Ahmed Bamali. In a suit filed before the Kaduna State High Court on Monday, October 12, Bashir Aminu, who holds the title of Iyan Zazzau and one of the contestants for the Zazzau Emirate stool, asked the court to remove the new Emir Bamalli, who was appointed following the death of the 18th emir, Alhaji Shehu Idris, last month after a 45-year reign. The Iyan…

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Emir of Zazzau: El-Rufai jettisoned kingmakers’ report, orders fresh round of selection process

Kaduna State Government has directed the five kingmakers of the Zazzau emirate to begin a fresh selection of candidates for the 19th emir of Zazzau after it jettisoned the earlier list submitted to it. The state government on Wednesday stated that the earlier processes had excluded two untreated applicants including the Bunu Zazzau and the Sarkin Dajin Zazzau who it claimed had protested their exclusion in the selection processes. The kingmakers of Zazzau had met with representatives of government and security agencies in Zaria on September 24, where they submitted…

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Ex-CDS Agwai challenges El-Rufai on S/Kaduna crisis

As CAN, SOKAPU leaders boycott peace summit What I told Trump over alleged killing of Christians in Nigeria – Buhari Former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), retired Gen. Martin Luther Agwai, has challenged Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, to take proactive measures towards ensuring that the persistent crises in the southern part of the state are resolve during his tenure. The former CDS, who acknowledged that the crises in Southern Kaduna predated the administration of El-Rufai, noted it is possible that God would want to use him to end the…

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Reactions over El-Rufai’s claim of spending N400,000 to treat each COVID-19 patient

Reactions by Nigerians have trailed the statement made by Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, that his government spends at least N400,000 to treat each COVID-19 patient in the state. El-Rufai said the amount was as a result of the increasing cost of drugs, feeding and personal protective equipment for doctors. He disclosed this during an executive committee meeting with traditional rulers in Kaduna, chaired by Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto. The governor noted that telling patients to take responsibility of the medical bills would lead to widespread of the…

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Buratai presents apartment to 85-year-old retired soldier evicted by El-Rufai

Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has donated a three-nedroom flat to an 85-year-old retired staff sergeant of the Nigerian Army, Paul Ojo, who was forcefully evicted from his residence by the police and officials of the Kaduna State Government. General Officer Commanding 1 Division, U.S Mohammed, who made the donation on behalf Buratai on Tuesday in Kaduna, said the Chief of Army Staff got the informationn about the circumstances that led to the eviction of Ojo as reported by SaharaReporters. Buratai, who was said to have been touched…

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