PRESIDENTIAL VILLA STAFF SQUEAKS ON EL RUFAI’S ACTIVITIES IN THE SEAT OF GOVT, HOW HE PUTS PRESIDENCY STAFF ON SALARY

A STAFF OF ASO VILLA DESCRIBES GOVERNOR ELRUFAI “GOVERNOR ELRUFAI’s Political life revolves around PMB and the Villa. He places many staff working around the President on monthly salary even including security men, their job is to report to him all the President does and his movements,including leaking to him the President’s visitors and what was discussed. Elrufai visits the Villa almost every two weeks and he gets briefings almost everyday on what’s going on in the Villa. If he doesn’t like someone to see the President, he uses his…

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GODFATHER: AGAIN APC REPLIES EL RUFAI, TALK IS CHEAP, YOU ONLY WANT TO BE LIKE ASIWAJU

The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has berated the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, for insisting that political godfathers in Lagos State must be retired. El-Rufai, who recently said he overcame the carnage of godfatherism in his state, urged Lagos State to replicate same, a comment that drew mixed reactions from Nigerians, especially the political class. Despite the condemnations that greeted his comment, the governor yesterday insisted thathe owed nobody an apology for asking people of the state to disregard godfatherism.  But in a swift reaction last night,…

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GODFATHERISM: LAGOS IS NOT KADUNA, APC TELLS EL RUFAI

 Chijioke Jannah  The All Progressives Congress (APC) has told Governor Nasir El-Rufai that Kaduna State is not Lagos State where he retired four godfathers from politics El-Rufai, at the weekend, had taken a swipe at Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s dominance of the political structure in Lagos State, saying it was time to end godfatherism in the state just the way he ended it in Kaduna State. To free Lagos from Tinubu’s grip, El-Rufai said, one of the best ways is to start the campaign now by embarking on a study to…

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DON’T DISGRACE YOURSLEF, EL RUFAI WARNED

THE Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide has warned Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai to desist from acts that could earn him disgrace from the Yoruba nation Addressing reporters in Lagos, the council’s president, Aremo Oladotun Hassan, said the statement credited to el-Rufai saying he would teach Lagosians how to end Godfatherism was “abysmally insulting”. Hassan queried why the governor would leave his Kaduna State, which is under intense insecurity and fears. He said el-Rufai lacked the credibility to utter such seditious statement in a Yoruba land. The youth leader wondered how…

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HOW TO DEFEAT GODFATHERS IN LAGOS BY EL RUFAI

Oladimeji Ramon The Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, on Saturday said he defeated and retired four political godfathers in Kaduna State, saying the feat could be replicated anywhere, including Lagos State. El-Rufai, who argued that godfathers existed only on paper or in the minds of the people, said the key to defeating them was in going directly to the people. He, however, admitted that defeating godfathers required time and hard work. The Kaduna State Governor spoke in Ikoyi, Lagos, at an event organised by the Bridge Club tagged,…

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EL RUFAI MEETS IGP, SULTAN, DEFENCE MINISTER OVER SECURITY PROBLEMS

 Don Silas  Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State is currently meeting with the acting Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu and the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar over security issues in the state and other parts of the north. The meeting, which started around 11:30 am, is holding at the Arewa House in Kaduna. Others in attendance are; Mansur Muhammad Dan Ali, the Defence Minister, and Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF. President Muhammadu Buhari’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, made this…

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KADUNA GOVT DECLARES 24 HOURS CURFEW IN KAJURU

BREAKING: Kaduna Govt Imposes 24-hr Curfew On Kajuru Channels Television Updated April 26, 2019   The Kaduna state government has announced the imposition of a 24-hour curfew on Kajuru local government area of the state. The curfew comes on heels of a rumour that a fresh crisis is imminent in Kasuwan Magani community, one of the crisis-prone areas in the council. READ ALSO: Kajuru Attack: FG Sends Security Operatives After Killers Of Nigerian, Briton A short statement issued by the spokesman for the Kaduna state government, Samuel Aruwan quotes the state…

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IDENTITY OF BRITISH TOURIST KILLED IN KADUNA REVEALED, SEE PIX

The identity of the foreign female tourist killed by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers in Kaduna has been revealed. She has been identified as Miss Faye Mooney, a British national who worked with Mercy Corps Nigeria. Kaduna State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo, who gave the detail on the Police-Media WhatsApp platform however assured efforts were still on to rescue the other kidnapped victims and bring the perpetrators to book. According to the PPRO, “continued efforts are still on course to rescue the kidnapped victims and bring…

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EL RUFAI APPOINTS NEW FINANCE COMMISSION DAYS TO THE END OF TENURE

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has reshuffled his cabinet in order to meet up with the challenges of governance. It will be recalled that since the Commissioner of Finance, Suleiman Abdu Kwari, now Senator-elect resigned as Finance Commissioner on January 7. 2019, there hasn’t been a substantive commissioner in the ministry. The appointment came less than two months before the termination of the present government which ends on May 29, 2019. A government statement signed by the governor’s spokesman, Samuel Aruwan,  disclosed that Alhaji Muhammad Bashir Saidu has been…

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4410 SACKES WORKERS: COURT DISMISSES EL RUFAI’S OBJECTION

By Henry Ojelu KADUNA—National Industrial Court, NIC, sitting in Kaduna has dismissed a preliminary objection filed by Kaduna State Government seeking to stop the suit instituted by the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employee, NULGE over plan to declare some of its members in the state redundant. Kaduna state Governor, Nasir el-Rufai NULGE had dragged the state government before the court over an Executive Order, Kaduna State Local Government Council (Restructuring and staffing Order) enacted by Governor Nasir el-Rufai in 217 to limit the number of workers  local government in…

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