EL RUFAI’S UTTERANCES FUELING SOUTHERN KADUNA KILLINGS- FORMER SGF DECLARES

Temidayo Akinsuyi, Lagos A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal on Sunday said the actions and utterances of Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has further worsened the crisis in Southern Kaduna, adding that the governor is not sympathetic to the issues in the area. Speaking in an interview with Daily Independent, Lawal who condemned the marginalization of Christians in Kaduna and other parts of the North gave credit to a former governor of the state, Ahmed Makarfi whom according to him handled the crisis…

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ANGER, SUSPENSE AS FULANI CONTINUES KILLINGS IN SOUTHERN KADUNA DESPITE CURFEW AS 63 ARE KILLED IN ONE WEEK

CAN kicks, SOKAPU says 63 killed in one week ADELANI ADEPEGBA, FRIDAY OLOKOR, JESUSEGUN ALAGBE, OLALEYE ALUKO, TUNDE AJAJA, TOBI AWORINDE, ALEXANDER OKERE and GODWIN ISENYO Many Nigerians on Saturday expressed outrage as gunmen suspected to be Fulani militiamen launched fresh attacks on Southern Kaduna communities despite a 24-hour curfew imposed by the Kaduna State government. This was as the umbrella body of Southern Kaduna people, Southern Kaduna Peoples Union, on Saturday said 63 people had been killed in the past one week by the militiamen. The latest killings were reportedly carried…

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EL RUFAI THREATENS TO COMPLETELY SHUT DOWN KADUNA IF….

Moses Emorinken, Abuja The Kaduna State Government has hinted that should the state experience a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases, it may be forced to completely lock down in order to curtail the spread. It, however, expressed confidence in its capacity at the moment to test and treat cases, especially with the activation of a mobile van known as ‘Wellness on Wheel (WOW)’, which uses the revolutionary GeneXpert machine to test for both tuberculosis and COVID-19. Speaking during the inauguration of the initiative, the Governor of Kaduna State,…

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AGAIN, AUDU MAKORI FLOORS EL RUFAI AT APPEAL COURT, KADUNA GOVT TO PAY HIM 10.5MIL DAMAGES

Jayne Augoye / The Court of Appeal in Abuja, Friday, affirmed that the Kaduna State Government violated the rights of the Chief Executive Officer of Chocolate City, Audu Maikori, when it took him from Lagos to Kaduna in 2017. In its judgment, a three-person panel of the Court of Appeal unanimously upheld the ruling of the Federal High Court holding the actions of the Kaduna State Government as unlawful and unconstitutional. The court assessed damages at N10.5 million in favour of Mr Maikori. The appeal court reduced the damages awarded by the…

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TINUBU IS NOT MY MAN, I HAVE DIFFERENCES WITH HIM SAYS EL RUFAI

In a fresh twist to the silent row between the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, and the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the Kaduna governor has said Tinubu is not his man. Speaking at a webinar in commemoration of the 63rd birthday of the Minister of Interior and former Governor of Osun State, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, on Saturday, El-Rufai, noted that Aregbesola remained his man any day but that Tinubu was not his man. This, he said, was due to the differences between him…

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WORKERS STRIKE GROUNDS HOSPITAL SERVICES IN KADUNA

Healthcare services in Kaduna State, North-West Nigeria are grounded following the 7-day warning strike embarked upon by the workers to protest the deduction of their salaries by the State Government to fund the fight against Covid-19 pandemic. The hospitals are empty as the health workers have deserted their duty post. The patients who were at the state health facilities had to return to seek medical attention elsewhere due to the strike. Saleh Ilya is suffering from stomach ache, he came all the way from Kujama about 13 kilometers away to…

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GANDUJE REPLIES EL RUFAI: STOP NOISEMAKING, ALMAJIRIS SENT BACK TO KANO ALSO TESTED POSITIVE

COVID-19: Stop noise-making, almajirai evacuated to Kano also tested positive – Ganduje replies El-Rufai   Ganduje By Bashir Bello KANO – Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State on Sunday broke his silence and hit hard on his counterpart Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai to stop noise making and politicizing issue of almajirai evacuated to the state who have tested positive to novel coronavirus. This was as he said some of the almajirai also evacuated to Kano State during the exercise, were COVID-19 positive but the fact that it is,…

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EL RUFAI: I COULD HAVE DIED OF CORONAVIRUS IF…….

By Ibrahim Hassan Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna state, Wednesday, while narrating how he survived COVID-19, said he could have died if not for his doctors, wife and Deputy Governor, Dr Hadiza. El-Rufai revealed that he followed the instructions of the doctors strictly and took his medications. He spoke in a radio Hausa program monitored by journalists in Kaduna, warning that coronavirus is not a friend to anybody and could strike where it is least expected. Commenting on his traumatic experience while in isolation, he said “I could’ve died…

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I AM NOT IN ICU, ONLY IN ISOLATION SAYS EL RUFAI AS HE SHOWS HIS NEW LOOK

Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has debunked reports that he is now in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in Lagos, as his coronavirus case worsened. The governor in a post on his verified Facebook page on Monday, said he is currently undergoing treatment for the disease at government house in Kaduna. According to El-Rufai: “Earlier today, I took 2 hours out of isolation to attend the daily virtual meeting of State Standing Committee on Covid-19, chaired by Deputy Governor @DrHadiza Balarabe. “Since there is some fake news circulating that I am…

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EL RUFAI ON HIS WAY TO VISIT DETHRONED KANO EMIR, SANUSI IN AWE, NASARAWA STATE

The Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasiru El-Rufai is set to visit the dethroned emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II in Awe LGA of Nasarawa State. The governor confirmed his visit via the official Twitter handle of the Governor of Kaduna, @GovKaduna. The account tweeted the picture of the governor in a car at 9:09am, with the caption, ‘Malam Nasir  @elrufai is on his way to Awe to visit HH Muhammadu Sanusi II’ Daily Trust had reported on Thursday that the former FCT minister was making plans to visit Sanusi.…

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