DON’T PROTEST HERE, EL RUFAI WARNS SHIITES

Godwin Isenyo, Kaduna The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, on Monday warned the outlawed Islamic Movement in Nigeria, otherwise known as Shi’ites, against any form of procession in the state. The governor said any procession by the group would amount to violating the law of the state because the IMN had since been outlawed in the state. He said the government would not hesitate “to arrest and prosecute anyone that marches in the state in the name of the outlawed IMN.” El-Rufai, through his Senior Special Assistant on Media…

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KADUNA 2019: GROUP REJECTS EL RUFAI’S RETURN AS GOVERNOR

The Kaduna Restoration Group (KRG) has accused Governor Nasir el-Rufai of orchestrating his second term endorsement by a section of the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC). A statement jointly signed by Alhaji Ahmed Tijjani Ramalan and Prof. Yusuf Dankofa, chairman and secretary respectively, of the group, said that the governor’s self-acclaimed endorsement for a second term was done by some misguided and selected members of the Kaduna State APC stakeholders, saying that was not a clear representation of the party. “We are also aware of the desperation…

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TENSION IN KADUNA OVER REPRISAL ATTACKS

chub dress of Igbo traders in Kaduna metropolis momentarily closed shops Friday following rumour of a looming reprisal by youths after the Jumat service. The rumoured attack was said to be a response to reported killings of Hausa/Fulanis in Abia State by alleged Biafran agitators. But the tension fizzled out when there was no such attack anywhere in the state. Shops owned by Igbo traders  at the Sheikh Abubakar Gumi Central Market and the neighbouring markets were hurriedly locked before the Juma’at Prayer. While many didn’t open for business throughout the…

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ZARIA EMIR WARNS OVER RUMOURED PROTEST AGAINST EL RUFAI

The Zazzau Emirate Council, Zaria has urged youths not to protest against Kaduna state governor Nasiru el-Rufa’i, over his alleged involvement in the embarrassment of the emir, Alhaji Shehu Idris, at the commissioning of Olam Hatchery and Mill factory. Alhaji Idris was denied access to the venue of the commissioning ceremony by security operatives, the episode that led to the rumour going round in the social media that el-Rufa’i was behind the action of the operatives and therefore youths and other admirers of the emir were being called to converge…

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NASIR EL RUFAI GETS ENDORSEMENT FOR SECOND TERM

National, zonal and state women leaders of All Progressives Congress (APC) and other stakeholders yesterday met in Kaduna and supported Governor Nasir El-Rufai ahead of 2019 general election. The women, who met at Arewa House, Kaduna, were in the city to deliberate on how to put some of them into political space before 2019, in order to have a good representation. Leader of the stakeholders, Hajia Binta Mua’zu, said to achieve this they sought and secured the support of the governor for the meeting, hence the early preparation to see…

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50% KADUNA TEACHERS FAIL PRIMARY 4 EXAMS, GOVERNOR EL-RUFIA LAMENTS

50 per cent of teachers in Kaduna State penned down for re-appointment as teachers, failed primary 4 test set for them as pre-condition for re-absorption into the civil service, Governor Nasir El-Rufai has revealed. The governor also disclosed that students who were sent on overseas study were being withdrawn due to poor academic performance.El Rufai disclosed this when chiefs and traditional rulers from Southern Kaduna paid him a courtesy call on Tuesday. He expressed shocks over what he described as “shameful performance of the students because their academic performance in…

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COURT ORDERS REOPENING OF TERTIARY SCHOOLS IN SOUTHERN KADUNA

A High Court sitting in Kafanchan has ordered for the immediate reopening of tertiary institutions that were closed by the Kaduna State government in Southern part of the State. Elanza News report that the Kafanchan campus of Kaduna State University (KASU), College of Nursing, Kafanchan and the State College of Education with campuses in Gidan Waya and Kafanchan were closed by the el-Rufai’s led government over what it described as security concern. All the schools remain closed since last year. There have been series of protests by the students and…

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EL RUFAI’S AIDE JUSTIFIES ATTACK ON JOURNALISTS, SENATORS IN KADUNA

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai An aide to Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has justified a recent violent attack on federal lawmakers and journalists, who were targeted at the premises of the secretariat of Nigerian Union of Journalists in Kaduna. The aide, Uba Sani, who is the political adviser to Mr. El-Ruafai, spoke during an interview in Hausa language on Nagarta Radio in Kaduna on Friday. “The attack was appropriate,” said Mr. Sani. “It’s part of politics.” Last Sunday, hoodlums disrupted a press conference held by two senators, Shehu Sani…

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