EL RUFAI REACTS TO REJECTION OF COMMISSIONER NOMINEE FOR CRITICISING HIM ON SOCIAL MEDIA

 Amos Tauna  Governor Nasiru Ahmed El-Rufai of Kaduna State has said the State House of Assembly was right in rejecting the nominee for the portfolio of commissioner for agriculture. The state House of Assembly presided over by its Speaker, Aminu Shagali had on Thursday rejected Alhaji Aliyu Jaafar, who was nominated by the governor El-Rufai to serve as the Commissioner for Agriculture. Governor Nasir El-Rufai, while swearing the new commissioners on Friday in Kaduna, expressed support for the House of Assembly over the rejection of one of the commissioner-nominee. Shagali,…

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EL RUFAI APPOINTS 39-YR OLD AS HIS CHIEF OF STAFF

Kaduna state governor, Mallam Nasir el-rufai, has announced the appointment of Mr Muhammad Sani Abdullahi as his new chief of staff. 39-year old Abdullahi is the immediate past commissioner of planning and budget and was also the director of strategy for the governor’s 2019 re-election campaign. Mr Abdullahi is an international development expert. Before moving to Kaduna state, he served as a policy adviser at the executive office of the United Nations Secretary General under the leadership of Ban Ki Moon in New York. He was also a member of the…

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EL RUFAI APPOINTS MEDIA AIDE COMMISSIONER FOR INTERNAL SECURITY

Photo: Twitter Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has appointed his spokesman, Samuel Aruwan as commissioner of the newly created Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs. Aruwan’s name is among the first batch of 11 Commissioner nominees that were sent to the State House of Assembly for confirmation. A statement released by the governor’s office on Wednesday, says three more nominees will be subsequently forwarded to the Assembly for screening and, thereby bringing the number of commissioners that will constitute the Kaduna State Executive Council to 14. The statement…

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EL RUFAI APPOINTS FEMALE YORUBA ARCHITECT AS COMMISSIONER

Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai has broken ethnic and gender barriers once again by nominating Fausat Adebola Ibikunle, a Yoruba woman, but Kaduna born architect as a commissioner. The governor had broken convention in the run up to his re-election in March by running with a muslim woman, a medical doctor. Fausat Ibikunle is proposed in the governor’s letter to the House of Assembly, as commissioner Ministry of Housing & Urban Development. She was nominated along with 10 others, including spokesman Samuel Aruwan, who El-Rufai has upgraded as commissioner…

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EL RUFAI VISITS KADUNA ATTACKED CHURCH, READ WHAT HE SAIS

Kaduna state governor,Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has on Monday, visited St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, Tudun-Wada, where the church altar was burnt last Friday night, saying investigation into the incident ongoing. The governor who led other government officials to the church commended Kaduna Polytechnic students for putting off the fire which averted burning down the church. Speaking with journalists after the assessment of the church, el-Rufai, said those behind the incident want to cause another round of crisis in the state, applauding Kaduna residents for living in peace with one another:” We…

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POPULAR ISLAMIC CLERIC WARNS EL RUFAI OVER RELIGIOUS BILL

 Amos Tauna  A Kaduna State-based Islamic scholar, Sheikh Haliru Abdullahi Maraya, has advised the state government not to appeal the judgment of the State High Court that prohibited issuance of licence to religious preachers in the state. He said appealing the judgment would amount to embarking on an exercise in futility. Speaking to DAILY POST on the recent judgment of the State High Court on an aspect of the religious bill, Sheikh Maraya, who is also a former Special Adviser to late Governors Patrick Yakowa and Mukhtar Yero on Islamic…

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EL RUFAI SPEAKS ON OPPOSITION TO STATE POLICE

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has denied a newspaper’s report claiming he was against the creation of state police, as he said his position on the matter was misrepresented. Reacting through a release issued and signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, on Friday, Governor el-Rufai described the report as false and misleading. According to him, the attention of Malam Nasir El-Rufai has been drawn to the blatant misrepresentation of his position on state police in a false report published in a national…

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CATHOLIC PRIESTS CONDEMN EL RUFSI’S DIVISIVENESS, ATTITUDE TO RULE OF LAW

Nigeria Catholic Diocesan Priests Association, NCDPA, has observed that over the years, Kaduna State under the leadership of Governor Nasiru Ahmed El-Rufai witnessed nothing other than divisiveness, exclusionism, and blatant disregard for the rule of law. In a remark at the closing ceremony Mass the Annual General Meeting of the Nigeria Catholic Diocesan Priests Association, the provincial chairman, NCDPA, Kaduna province, Father Williams Abba, said Kaduna State is blessed to have the most brilliant politician as a governor. He said, “This is a fact very many in the country and…

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KADUNA GUBER RACE: PDP PRESENTS 17 WITNESSES AT TRIBUNAL AGAINST EL RUFAI

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday presented 17 witnesses out of the 685 it lined up as it opened its case against the declaration of Governor Nasir El-Rufai as winner of the March 9, 2019 Governorship election in Kaduna State. The PDP and its governorship candidate in the poll, Isah Ashiru, are asking the state Governorship Election Petition Tribunal to nullify the election of Mr El-Rufai and declare its candidate the winner having scored the majority of valid votes cast during the election. The petitioners who joined INEC, APC…

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EL RUFAI NAMES 8 SPECIAL ADVISERS, 3 OF THEM YORUBAS, SEE LIST

El Rufai has named his Special Advisers, again Yoruba’s feature prominently in the new list, with some of them reappointed. This was confirmed in a series of post on his official Twitter page. El-Rufai noted that some of the Special Advisers were reappointed to the roles they played in the first term of the governor, while one is joining the team afresh. The post reads: “The appointees are as follows: • Aisha Dikko – Legal Matters • Muyiwa Adekeye – Media & Communication • Dr.Salamatu Isah – Economic Matters •…

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