EndSARS: Killing policemen evil, says El-Rufai

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State on Monday described the killing of policemen by protesters in some parts of the country as evil. El-Rufai, who spoke to newsmen in Kaduna after the meeting of the Northern Governors Forum and traditional rulers as well as other key stakeholders in the region, said that the police must be supported to discharge their duties. He said that the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had briefed the meeting on the #EndSARS protests and its aftermath. The governor said, “We support the police, we believe that there may be some bad eggs in the police

By |November 3rd, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Kaduna killings: We wont negotiate with bandits – El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor  Nasir El-Rufai  has    ruled out amnesty and negotiations with bandits who have killed many and destroyed property in the state. The governor confirmed the killing of over  50 people  by bandits in  Kerewa, Rago, Marina, Zariyawa, Hashimawa, Gidan Musa Saidu and Unguwar Barau villages  in the Igabi and Giwa  local government areas of the state on Sunday. A former lawmaker,  Shehu Sani, who is unhappy with the killings, attacked northern governors for “playing the ostrich, afraid  of confronting the Federal Government and taking  independent action to protect their people”. But El-Rufai,  who visited Kerewa, Rago, Marina,

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El-Rufai enrols son in public primary school

Gov. Nasir El-Rufa’i of Kaduna State on Monday enrolled his six-year-old child, Abubakar into primary one in Capital School Malali, Kaduna, a public school, in fulfillment of a promise he made in 2017. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that El-Rufa’i had in a state broadcast in December 2017, promised to enroll his child in a public school when he turns six years. The move is part of reforms to revamp public schools in the state to make them more competitive. “We are determined to fix public education and raise their standards so that private education will become only

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No One From The North Has Ever Been Convicted of 419, Says El-Rufai

Fani-Kayode Kicks, says Northerners have looted Nigeria for the past 59 years The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai has said northerners should be proud of their culture, tradition, and unity, adding that no one from the north has been convicted of 419 or being a Yahoo boy. El-rufai made this known at Northern Youth Summit in Kaduna, which was organised by Northern Hibiscus, an NGO. The outspoken governor further described Nigeria as a nation with two countries in one: a developing South and a backward, less educated and unhealthy north, with the highest number of poor people in the

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Nigeria is two countries in one: Backward north, developing south, says El-Rufai

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State on saturday, painted the picture of Nigeria as that of two countries in one: a developing South and a backward, less educated and unhealthy north, with the highest number of poor people in the world. He also drew similarities between the development indicators of the North and those of war-torn Afghanistan. The governor spoke at the Northern Youth Summit in Kaduna organised by Northern Hibiscus, an NGO. He said that for the problems to be tackled effectively, the governors of all the 19 northern states have to work together. His words: “Looking at the

By |July 7th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |0 Comments

El-Rufai’s Son Threatens Buhari Over Appointments

Against expectations, Buhari had approved the re-appointment of Boss Mustapha as Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Abba Kyari as Chief of Staff to the President. Bello, a son of Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has expressed concerns over recent appointment made by President Muhammadu Buhari, threatening to protest the re-appointment of some ministers and aides who served in his first term. The Kaduna State governor’s son said if Buhari re-appoints same set of ministers, he would lose the trust of Nigerians. “We trust you, Mr. President. It has nothing to do with partisanship. It has nothing to

By |July 7th, 2019|Categories: Politics|Tags: , |0 Comments

El-rufai Teaches Lagosians How To End Godfatherism In Lagos Politics

The Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, on Saturday said he defeated and retired four political godfathers in Kaduna State, saying the feat could be replicated anywhere, including Lagos State. El-Rufai, who argued that godfathers existed only on paper or in the minds of the people, said the key to defeating them was in going directly to the people. He, however, admitted that defeating godfathers required time and hard work. The Kaduna State Governor spoke in Ikoyi, Lagos, at an event organised by the Bridge Club tagged, “An evening with His Excellency Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State.”

By |May 6th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |1 Comment

You Don’t Have Monopoly of Violence, Nigerians Reply El-rufai

* Impose travel ban on El-Rufai, PDP tells international community * He’s already on travel ban over graft allegations since 2010, US official hints Sahara reporters Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai’s threat that foreign nations, whom he suspects of trying to interfere in the affairs of Nigeria, would leave in body bags has been generating reactions from Nigerians. Speaking on Tuesday Live, on a late-night programme on the NTA, El-Rufai warned the United States of America, the United Kingdom and the European Union, who have reacted to the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, to stop

By |February 6th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

El-rufai Issues Death Threat To Foreign Nationals Who Intervene In Nigeria Election

Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufai, on Tuesday threatened the murder of foreign nationals who might interfere in upcoming Nigerian general elections. His comments came over a week after the Nigerian government accused foreign powers including the United States, United Kingdom and the European Union of actions that could be deemed as interference, and warned of consequences. The three entities had condemned the suspension of Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen, warning the decision by President Muhammadu Buhari could affect the credibility of general elections weeks away. The February 16 presidential election is expected to be hotly contested, and there are fears of

By |February 6th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Muslim-Muslim Ticket: El-Rufai Replies Critics, Says Govt House Not A Place of Worship

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, has explained why he picked Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, a fellow Muslim, as his running mate for the 2019 election. The governor said she defeated 31 others to emerge as his choice, irrespective of her religious background. El-Rufai disclosed this at the Government House in Kaduna, on Tuesday, when he hosted people of Sanga Local Government, where Dr. Balarabe comes from. They paid him a ‘Thank You’ visit over her choice as his running mate in 2019. Her announcement as El-Rufai’s running mate has generated a lot of reactions across the state because it is a

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