OSHIOMHOLE WANTS TO BE VEEPEE TO NORTHERN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE SAYS IDAHOSA

Chief Charles Idahosa, a former Commissioner for Information in Edo state on Friday said Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will disappoint Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the party on the issue of the 2023 presidency. Speaking in an interview with Daily Independent, Idahosa, a chieftain of the party said while Tinubu is supporting the embattled National chairman with the hope of assisting him to get the APC presidential ticket in 2023, Oshiomhole’s ambition is to become a running mate to a…

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WE ARE NOT FIGHTING YOU, ANGLICAN CHURCH TELLS EL RUFAI

The Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Most Rev Nicholas Okoh, has pledged   the Church of Nigeria’s  (Anglican Communion)  support  for  the Kaduna  State Government’s efforts to entrench peace, law and order in the state. According to him, the church is not fighting Governor Nasir El-Rufai. A statement  by Special Adviser to the Governor  on Media and Communication, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye, said   Okoh  stated this  when he visited  el-Rufai at Sir Kashim Ibrahim House on Wednesday. “The Church of Nigeria is not fighting with the governor and the government of…

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NO AMOUNT OF PRESSURE WILL MAKE ME RELEASE EL ZAKZAKY SAYS EL RUFAI

  So long as I’m Kaduna governor, no amount of pressure will make me release El-Zakzaky The governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, says he would not bow to pressure to release Shi’ite leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. The governor spoke on Friday night in a live radio interview monitored by DAILY NIGERIAN in Abuja. Mr El-Rufai said the state government went tough on the Shi’ite leader because the people of Kaduna state suffered under Mr El-Zakzaky’s excesses. “We agree [his fate is in our hands] but with a correction. The fate…

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NIGERIAN NEEDS SOMEONE LIKE EL RUFAI SAYS OBASANJO

Obasanjo addressing the Kaduna State Executive Council on Wednesday. Nigeria’s former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has said the nation needs a character like Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State. He commended El-Rufai for his pan-Nigeria character and his commitment to good governance. The former president who was a special guest at Kaduna State Executive Council meeting on Wednesday said he was happy with El-Rufai’s approach to governance especially in giving opportunities to women. According to Obasanjo, the governor’s cabinet reflects a mini-Nigeria and has been striving to restore the past glory…

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EL RUFAI SIGNS 2020 BUDGET, SWEARS IN 3 NEW COMMISSIONERS

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has signed the 2020 budget of N259.25 into law, with a promise to consolidate on ongoing projects across the state. The State deputy governor, Hadiza Balarabe had on October the 15, submitted the draft budget estimate of N257.9 billion to the House of Assembly for approval. However, after weeks of deliberation, the lawmakers increased the budget proposal to N259.25 billion. While signing the Appropriation Bill into law at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim Government House, Kaduna, the governor noted that N184.1 billion out of the…

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YOU CANNOT STOP EFCC FROM PROBING YOU, COURT TELLS NASIR EL RUFAI

The Federal High Court, Abuja, says Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, cannot stop the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from investigating him. Justice Binta Nyako said this while delivering the judgment, on Friday, in a suit no: FHC/ABJ/CS/60/09 filed by El-Rufai. The governor was seeking the court’s determination whether as the then minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), he had complied with the guidelines approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) for the sale of Federal Government houses between May 2005 and May 2007. News Agency of Nigeria…

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EL RUFAI KNEELS DOWN TO BEG KOGI PEOPLE: PLEASE FORGIVE YAHAYA BELLO

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State on Thursday knelt before the people of Kogi State, asking them to forgive Governor Yahaya Bello for any wrong he had done. The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, also knelt down next to el-Rufai. However, Bello did not join them in kneeling down. El-Rufai, while addressing a crowd at the All Progressives Congress rally in Lokoja, noted that Bello was young when he became governor and had made many mistakes. The Kaduna governor, however, said Bello had since retraced…

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WHY EL RUFAI WILL NEVER BE PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA BY BISHOP OF ZARIA

Governor El-Rufai: Bishop of Zaria predicts he will never be president of Nigeria The Bishop of Zaria, Rt Rev Abiodun Ogunyemi has denounced the Archbishop of Kaduna and the general secretary of the Anglican Consultative Council for paying a “humiliating visit” to Governor Nasir El-Rufai to apologise for criticising him over a plan to demolish the St George’s Cathedral in the university town. Ogunyemi said the apology was all an attempt to make the governor look good in preparation for a possible presidential ambition in 2023. But to Ogunyemi, the…

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KADUNA GUBER ELECTION: EL RUFAI DEFEATS PDP’S ISA ASHIRU AT APPEAL COURT

The Court of Appeal sitting in Kaduna State on Thursday affirmed Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State as the winner of the March 9 governorship election in the State. The appellate court upheld the judgement of the election tribunal which had earlier affirmed El-Rufai, the candidate of the All Progressive Congress as the winner of the election. The Independent National Electoral Commission had declared the governor the winner of the March 9 election in the state. Dissatisfied with INEC’s declaration, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Isa Ashiru approached…

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ASHIRU VS EL RUFAI: APPEAL COURT PICKS DATE FOR JUDGEMENT

The Court of Appeal sitting in Kaduna, yesterday, reserved judgment for November  7, on the appeal filled by Alhaji Isah Ashiru, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the March 9  election. Ashiru and the PDP had approached the Appeal Court to challenge the verdict of the Kaduna State Governorship Tribunal that upheld the return of Governor Nasiru El-Rufai of the All Progressive Congress (APC) as duly elected by majority and lawful votes. The Justice Ibrahim Bako-led Tribunal had dismissed the petition of the PDP and its candidate for lacking in…

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