Bandits Parallel Govt. In Kaduna: ‘Ungovernable space about size of Abia’ – SOKAPU

…Nigeria’s sovereignty under threat, Northern leaders warn The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), has described the alarm raised by Kaduna State Governor, Nasir Ahmed el-Rufa’i, that the activities of terrorists now running a parallel government in the State as “belated and an unfortunate admission”. This is as the people of Southern Kaduna revealed the area that has now become ungovernable space in the State is about the size of Abia State. Speaking under the aegis of SOKAPU, yesterday, its Acting President, Awemi Dio Maisamari, noted that indeed, the terrorists have…

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Worsening Insecurity: El-Rufa’i writes Buhari, says terrorists creating ‘parallel’ govt. in Kaduna

Kaduna State governor, Nasir Ahmed el-Rufa’i, has said terrorists are consolidating their grip on communities in the state with a “parallel” government and “permanent operational base”. The Governor, who reportedly disclosed this in a memo to President Muhammadu Buhari, warned the president of the terrorists’ consolidation. The report said terrorists belonging to Ansaru ‘al-Musulmina fi Bilad al-Sudan‘, or Ansaru in local parlance, are believed to have moved to Birnin-Gwari in the State in 2012, when they broke away from Boko Haram. According to sources, the terrorists that formed Ansaru were…

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Kaduna 2023: ‘NNPP will reverse el-Rufa’i’s policies if elected’ – Hunkuyi

The 2023 governorship candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) in Kaduna State, Suleiman Othman Hunkuyi, has said he will reinstate traditional rulers sacked by the current government if he wins. Recall that the Nasir el-Rufa’i’s administration sacked 313 district heads and 4,453 village heads in June 2017, as part of the restructuring of traditional chiefdoms in the State. Part of the restructuring, according to the State government, was to reduce the burden of a bloated payroll imposed on local government councils by the continued engagement of the district…

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Insecurity: Terrorists threaten to kidnap Buhari, el’Rufai, kill Abuja-Kaduna train victims in fresh video

The terrorist group who abducted over 60 passengers of the Abuja-Kaduna-bound train on March 28 have threatened to kidnap President Muhammadu Buhari. The terrorists made this revelation via a fresh video. In the video, the terrorists could be seen flogging some of their captives. This threat is coming a few weeks after the convoy of President Muhammadu Buhari was attacked in Katsina State. Recall that the convoy of an advance team of the number one citizen was attacked on its way to the president’s hometown of Daura ahead of Sallah.…

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2023: Northern Youths group rejects el-Rufa’i endorsement by TSO as Tinubu’s running mate

Northern Youths, under the umbrella of the North-East Stakeholders Forum of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have kicked against the open endorsement of Kaduna State Governor, Nasir Ahmed el-Rufa’i, by the Tinubu Support Organisation (TSO) as the ideal candidate for the vice-presidential slot. The TSO had described el-Rufa’i as the best among the contenders being proposed as running mate to the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. The TSO Director-General, Aminu Suleiman, while briefing newsmen in Kaduna on Monday, said that they had decided after a consultative meeting with critical…

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Kaduna Guber ticket: How Uba Sani use Islamic Clerics to outsmart el-rufai

Facts are emerging on how Senator Uba Sani used Islamic clerics in Kaduna to outsmart Governor Nasir Ahmad el-rufai to secure the ticket of the All Progressive Congres APC for the 2023 gubernatorial elections in the state.  Senator Uba Sani representing Kaduna Central, according insiders in his camp, was said to have approached some Islamic Scholars in the state, requested for a meeting to discuss important issues pertaining to the the security of the state. At the meeting, Voice of Liberty’s source said Sani convinced the Islamic scholars that the…

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ASUU raises eyebrow over threats, intimidation by KASU management

The Kano Zone of ASUU has expressed concern over alleged intimidation and threats against some of its officials by the management of the Kaduna State University (KASU). The Coordinator, Abdulkadir Muhammad, expressed the consternation in a statement issued on Tuesday in Kaduna. Muhammad stated that the zone had received a disturbing report on the issuance of queries to the KASU Branch Chairman and Acting Secretary, Dr Peter Adamu, and Dr Akos Ibrahim, respectively. He added that the queries were vindictive and were issued to the two officials for communicating the…

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2023: El-Rufa’i’s Super Adviser joins PDP

…Declares for Ogun governorship race The Special Adviser to the Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufa’i, on Investment Promotion, Jimi Lawal, has officially joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State. Lawal, who visited the PDP secretariat in Abeokuta on Saturday, also declared his intention to contest the governorship seat in the next year’s election. Recall that the London-trained banker had vied for the same seat in 2019 under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), but lost the ticket to Governor Dapo Abiodun. Aside from Lawal, three other…

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2023 Presidency: “APC has not zoned its ticket to South-West”, Says el-Rufa’i

…Says “I’ll go with president’s choice of candidate” Indications emerged yesterday that the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential ticket is still open to all contestants in the South-West, South-East and South-South. Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufa’i dropped this hint yesterday, while briefing newsmen during a media briefing organised by the Presidential Media Team, at the Aso Villa, Abuja. The governor, while responding to questions on the zoning of the party approved by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, revealed, however, that the zoning arrangements was to send signals about the party’s…

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El-Rufa’i suggests carpet-bombing of forests in North to end banditry

Kaduna State governor, Nasir Ahmed el-Rufa’i, has suggested that forests in northern Nigeria should be carpet-bombed, in order to end banditry in the region. “I’ve always believed that you know, we should carpet-bomb the forests; we can replant the trees after. Let’s carpet-bomb the forests and bomb all of them,” El-Rufa’i said, in an interview during a television programme. Carpet-bombing will damage wildlife and forests in targeted areas. However, the governor said the possible damages can be rectified. According to him, “There will be collateral damage, but it’s better to…

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