N423bn Probe: Kaduna Assembly asks court to dismiss el-Rufai’s suit

KD on el Rufai’s suit

…el-Rufa’i reports judge to CJN, alleges bias The Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna State has reserved judgement in the suit filed by the immediate-past Governor of the state, Nasir el-Rufa’i, seeking the nullification of the report of the Ad-Hoc Committee of the State House of Assembly, which indicted him and his administration in an alleged N423 billion fraud. At the court sitting yesterday, the counsel for the respondents adopted their respective processes and prayed the court to dismiss the suit. Counsel for the Kaduna State House of Assembly, the…

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Police ban unlawful gatherings in Kaduna

Police KD

…Warn against illegal protest The Police Command in Kaduna State said it has banned all forms of unlawful gathering by the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria, (IMN), including its planned Ashura procession. The Command’s spokesperson, ASP Mansir Hassan, announced the ban in a statement issued at the weekend in Kaduna. Hassan said, “The Command has banned every manner of illegal protest in the State. This is coming on the heels of intelligence received indicating that the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria, also known as Shi’ites, is planning a procession to…

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Kaduna: Gov. Sani approves downward review of land processing fees state-wide

Gov. Sani approves

…Extends re-certification deadline Kaduna State Government is currently undergoing pro-active land reforms in a bid to sanitise the system and ensure due process. In line with these objectives, Kaduna State governor, Senator Uba Sani, in accordance with the Land Use Act 1978, has approved the downward review of processing fees for the Recertification Programme by the Kaduna State Geographic Information Service, (KADGIS), among other notable interventions. The current reviewed fee is now set at N20,000.00 for those without assignment and N40,000.00 for those with assignment. Similarly, in a public service…

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N423bn probe: “Prepare your defence”, Kaduna Assembly tells el-Rufa’i’s aides

Kaduna Assembly to el Rufa'i

Kaduna State House of Assembly yesterday requested aides to the immediate-past governor of the State, Nasir el-Rufa’i to prepare towards defending themselves before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Commission, (ICPC), or court. The State Assembly expressed concern over the former political appointees’ futile attempt to ‘rubbish’ the probe report which indicted the former administration’s alleged mismanagement of N423bn State funds. Recall that el-Rufai’s former aides said that Sani’s administration has been drawing from the various foreign loans facilitated by the…

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Kaduna: el-Rufa’i Vs H’Assembly: Court adjourns to July 17 for hearing of respondents’ applications

el Rufa'i Vs H'Assembly

A Federal High Court, sitting in Kaduna, has adjourned to July 17th to hear the case filed by the former governor of the state, Nasir el-Rufa’i, against the State House of Assembly and the Attorney-General of the State. El-Rufa’i is challenging the House committee’s report which accused him of corruption. ​Recall that el-Rufa’i had on June 26th, filed a case at the Federal High Court Kaduna to challenge the probe report of the Kaduna State House of Assembly that indicted him for corruption during his eight years of administration. Among…

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Kaduna: Panic, as bandits kidnap 2 journalists, family members and 78yr-old ex-NLC President

Kaduna bandits

Gunmen, suspected to be bandits, have abducted two Nigerian journalists and their family members in Kaduna State. The armed men stormed Danhonu community in Millennium city of Chikun local government area of Kaduna and raided houses of the reporters of The Nation newspaper, AbdulGafar Alabelewe, and that of Blueprint newspaper, AbdulRaheem Aodu, their wives and children . Alabelewe is also the current chairman of the correspondents chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kaduna State Council. One of the victims’ family members, Taofeeq Olayemi, who confirmed the incident, said…

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Kaduna: Gov. Sani reinstates monarch sacked by el-Rufa’i

Uba Sani reinstates

Kaduna State governor, Uba Sani, has reinstated the paramount ruler of Piriga in Lere local government area of the State, Chief Jonathan Zamuna, describing the traditional institution as a stabilising force in the State and the country in general. Recall that Chief Jonathan Zamuna, was dethroned by the immediate-past Governor of the State, Nasir el-Rufa’i on May 22, 2023, a few days before the expiration of the Governor’s second term tenure. Annoying the reinstatement of the traditional ruler yesterday, during a meeting with the State Council of Chiefs, Governor Sani…

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Kaduna: NMA honors Gov. Sani with award of excellence

NMA honors Gov. Sani

…Appoints him as Grand Patron Kaduna State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association, (NMA), is set to bestow on the State Governor, Uba Sani, the award of “Excellence in Healthcare and Grand Patron of the NMA’, for his commitment to the healthcare sector. The honour was announced through a letter sent to Governor Sani, signed by the NMA Chairman, Kaduna State chapter, Madaki David Sheyin. Sheyin explained that the award is also a recognition of Governor Sani’s commitment to the welfare and progress of all medical professionals even “in the…

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Insecurity: Military establishes new Commands in Kaduna

Uba Sani & CDS

The military high command has established new commands in Kaduna State to address insecurity. The three new commands are located in Samaru Zango-Kataf, Giwa, and Birnin-Gwari. Additionally, the Air Force will establish a base in Millennium City, in Chikun local government area. The Southern Kaduna Journalists’ Forum (SKJF) has praised the collaboration between the State governor, Uba Sani and the Chief of Defense Staff, General Christopher Musa, for their efforts in addressing insecurity in the State. In a statement issued by SKJF chairman, Ango Bally and Secretary, Lilian Silas, the…

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Kaduna: ​El-Rufa’i sues State Assembly to court over ₦432bn probe report

Nasir el Rufa'i

Former Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufa’i has taken legal action against the Kaduna State House of Assembly, disputing their claim that his eight-year tenure embezzled ₦432 billion and left the State with significant debt.​​Yesterday, el-Rufa’i filed a fundamental rights lawsuit at the Federal High Court in Kaduna. The case, presented by his lawyer Abdulhakeem Mustapha (SAN), contests the findings of the Kaduna Assembly Committee that accused el-Rufa’i of corruption. el-Rufa’i’s suit is seeking a court declaration that the Assembly’s report is invalid. He argues that he was not given a…

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