HONOUR AGREEMENT TO TRANSFER POWER TO THE SOUTH, EL RUFAI URGES APC LEADERS

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has urged the leadership of the All Progressives Congress to honour the ‘informal agreement’ of ensuring that power goes to the Southern region of Nigeria in 2023. El-Rufai spoke on Monday night while featuring on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme monitored by The PUNCH. There have been increased demands by leaders from the Southern part of the country that power be zoned to the region after the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd). Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State had recently defected from the Peoples…

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SELFISH NORTHERNERS ARE THE ONES OPPOSING RESTRUCTURING- EL RUFAI

Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai. …Discloses why APC stepped down restructuring bill in 2018 …Says APC still committed to restructuring  …Notes opposition elements don’t represent North …Advocates for state police, state judicial autonomy …It’s game to hoodwink the unwary—Afenifere …It’s all part of APC’s lies to Nigerians— Ohanaeze …APC govt not honest with Nigerians — PANDEF By Anayo Okoli, Regional Editor, South-East, Dapo Akinrefon, Emmanuel Elebeke & Chioma Onuegbu The Kaduna State Governor and Chairman, All Progressives Congress, APC, Restructuring Committee, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, yesterday took a swipe at…

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EL RUFAI SUES FORMER NHRC BOSS CHIDI ODINKALU, RENO OMOKRI AND OTHERS DEMANDING 1.5BIL NAIRA FOR LIBEL

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State Governor has filed libel suits against a former Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Chidi Odinkalu; a former aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan on new media, Reno Omokri; among others. Others named as defendants in the suits are Thisday newspaper, Daniel Elombah, Elombah Communications, Barrister Joseph Onu and Auta Nyada. The governor filed the three different suits before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory through his lawyer, Abdulhakeem Mustapha (SAN). He sought a total of N1.5bn as damages in the…

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FORMER NHRC BOSS LISTS EL RUFAI’S CRITICS FACING PROSECUTION IN COURT BECAUSE THEY CRITICISED THE KADUNA GOVERNOR

Former NHRC Chairman, Chidi Odinkalu lists Governor Nasir El-Rufai critics who are allegedly facing prosecution in court Former Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Chidi Odinkalu has compiled a list of Governor Nasir el-Rufai’s critics who are allegedly facing prosecution in court. Odinkalu shared the list on Twitter after the Attorney-General of Kaduna state, Aisha Dikko distanced the Governor from the trials, while insisting that the charges were filed by the Kaduna state government. Some of the critics of the Kaduna state Governor allegedly facing prosecution in court include lecturers, traditional rulers, a…

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KADUNA GOVT FINALLY SPEAKS ON CRITIC, DADIYATA WHO DISAPPEARED A YEAR AGO

The Kaduna State Government has denied complicity in the abduction of a government critic, Abubakar Idris, popularly known as Dadiyata. Dadiyata was abducted by yet to be identified assailants over a year ago. He was abducted from his residence in the Barnawa neighbourhood of the Kaduna metropolis. He was returning home at about 1 a.m. when some armed men breached his home security and whisked him away in his BMW car, the state police said at the time. It’s almost a year since that happened; neither he nor his car…

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IKEJA, PORT HARCOURT, KANO BRANCHES OF NBA DECIDES ON ATTENDING THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE AFTER BOYCOTT CALLS

Branches of the Nigerian Bar Association in Katsina, Ikeja, Abeokuta, Kano, Port Harcout and other major towns  on Sunday said they would attend the NBA annual general meeting starting on Wednesday. The groups, in separate interviews with our correspondents, faulted the call by the Kaduna State branch of the Muslim Lawyers Association of Nigeria for all Muslim lawyers to withdraw from the conference because of the NBA’s withdrawal of the invitation to the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, who was initially one of the speakers at the meeting. But the…

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KADUNA MUSLIM LAWYERS BOYCOTT NBA CONFERENCE OVER EL RUFAI

Nasir el-Rufai By Ibrahim HassanWuyo The Muslim Lawyers Association of Nigeria (MULAN) in Kaduna State has expressed disappointment over the decision of the NBA NEC in de-inviting Governor El-Rufai of Kaduna state. MULAN,Kaduna chapter said it was left with no option than to instruct it’s members to withdraw their participation in the forthcoming NBA AGC . The Kaduna lawyers  enjoined all Muslim Lawyers in Nigeria to join in the boycott. Abbas Masanawa,Chairman of MULAN in Kaduna state,in a statement on Saturday,asked was NBA mute in the face of genocide going…

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EL RUFAI LATEST: MUSLIM LAWYERS WANT OBASANJO, WIKE BARRED FROM NATIONAL CONFERENCE

The Muslim Lawyers’ Association of Nigeria has asked the Nigerian Bar Association to remove ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, from the list of speakers in the upcoming Annual General Conference of the NBA. Thousands of lawyers had signed a petition for the NBA to remove Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, from the list of speakers due to his government’s failure to stop the killings in Southern Kaduna, and his alleged human rights record. The summary of the petition against el-Rufai, which was started by Usani Odum,…

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NBA GIVES REAL REASONS WHY EL RUFAI’S INVITATION TO ITS NATIONAL CONFERENCE WAS WITHDRAWN

The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, has said that the withdrawal of Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s invitation was due to the fact that only three members of its National Executive Committee, NEC, supported the motion to retain him as a speaker at its 60th Annual General Conference (AGC). DAILY POST had reported that the Association had withdrawn its invitation to the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai, following protests from some lawyers. Following the development, the President of the Association, Paul Usoro in a statement released on Friday said of the three people who…

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EL RUFAI REACTS TO NBA’S DECISION TO WITHDRAW INVITATION TO HIM TO PRESENT A PAPER AT THEIR CONFERENCE

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has described the decision of the Nigerian Bar Association to withdraw the invitation extended to him as “an unfortunate embrace of injustice, unfairness, absence of fair hearing and total disregard for the rule of law.” The PUNCH had earlier reported that, following protests from some lawyers, the NBA withdrew its invitation to the governor who was supposed to speak at the 2020 Annual General Conference of the association. “The National Executive Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association at its ongoing meeting resolves that the invitation…

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