Insecurity: “Our biggest fear is that Boko Haram is relocating to North-West” – El-Rufa’i 

Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufa’i, says the North-West region is worried over the possibility of Boko Haram insurgents relocating from the North-East. He said this yesterday, during the inaugural edition of the ‘Fountain Summit’, an event organised by the Ekiti State government. Recall that in May, the leader of the Boko Haram group, Abubakar Shekau, had been reported killed by the Islamic State in West Africa Province, (ISWAP), a breakaway faction of Boko Haram. Although there had been previous announcements of the death of Shekau, since May, there haven’t been…

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KDSG announces cabinet reshuffle, new appointments

Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufa’i, has assigned new portfolios to some commissioners and senior officials of the State Government. According to a press statement issued by the Special Adviser to the Governor (Media & Communication),Muyiwa Adekeye, the governor said that the reshuffle is designed to help harness fresh energy for the government’s final lap, bring new insights and enable the commissioners to have more rounded experience of the government. A statement from Sir Kashim Ibrahim House disclosed that eight of the 14 commissioners swapped portfolios. It however said there were…

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2023: Northern Govs not opposed to power shift – El-Rufa’i

Kaduna State governor, Nasir Ahmed el-Rufa’i, has clarified that the Northern States Governors’ Forum did not oppose the presidency going to the South in 2023, rather it is against the language used in the resolution of the Southern Governors on the issue of power shift. According to the governor, northern governors were alarmed that their southern counterparts will use the word ‘must’ in their agitation for power-shift to the South after President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure in 2023. El-Rufa’i stated that the word ‘’must’’ is at variance with democracy which is…

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2023: “It’s foolish to sit in Lagos or Port Harcourt and demand power shift” – El-Rufa’i

Kaduna State governor, Nasir Ahmed el-Rufazi has lashed out at his colleagues from the southern region of the country for the manner they are going about their demand for a 2023 southern presidency. The governor, who reiterated that any power shift or rotation for the presidency can’t come automatically, said negotiations should have preceded public demands by the southern governors. In a chat with newsmen yesterday, el-Rufa’i said no one should assume that they can sit in Lagos or Port Harcourt and decide what the North should do or who…

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Kaduna: Bandits attack kill 34 persons in Kaura LG community

Kaduna State governor, Nasir Ahmed el-Rufa’i, yesterday, condemned an attack on Madamai community in Kaura local government area, which claimed 34 lives. In an issued statement through his Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the governor promised that government would bear the cost of treatment of those injured. El-Rufa’i directed the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency, (KADSEMA), to assess the situation with a view to assisting affected households. He consoled with the families of the victims and prayed for the repose of the souls of those that…

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Northern governors hold emergency meeting over VAT, others

Governors of the 19 northern States are holding an emergency meeting in Kaduna on Monday over the sharing of Value-Added Tax (VAT) and other issues. According to the British Broadcasting Corporation, (BBC) Hausa service, Kaduna State governor, Nasiru Ahmed el-Rufa’i, will host the meeting, which will be chaired by the Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, (NGF) and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong. Recall that some southern States and the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) have been at loggerheads over the collection of VAT, with Lagos and Rivers state…

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Kaduna: Bandits attack Sunday worshippers
..El-Rufa’i condoles ECWA Church, Igabi community

Kaduna State governor, Malam Nasir Ahmed el-Rufa’i, has condemned in the strongest terms an attack against worshippers yesterday morning by gunmen. This was contained in a statement issued by the commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, on Sunday. Security agencies reported to the State government that the attack occurred at ECWA Church, Gabaciwa in Kachia local government area. The statement noted that “according to the report, a life was lost and some worshippers were seriously injured, who have been rushed to a medical facility. “The security agencies…

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‘No cause for alarm’- Kaduna NUJ speaks on demolition notice

Kaduna State Council of Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) has debunked rumours of Governor Nasir el-Rufa’i issuing it a quit notice and planning to demolish its Secretariat noting that the story is mischievous and misleading. According to an issued press statement by theChairman NUJ Kaduna State Council, Adamu Yusuf and Secretary, John Femi Adi, ”Before today’s notice, the Council was served the first letter dated 2nd August, 2021 and its exco responded immediately with a physical visit and subsequent meetings with KASUPDA and Kaduna State Market Development Company, (KSMDC), the…

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Osinbajo has provided excellent leadership, Says el-Rufa’i

Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufa’i, of Kaduna State, has lauded Nigeria’s Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, affirming that he has provided excellent leadership as chairman of the National Economic Council, (NEC). El-Rufa’i, who appeared on a television programme yesterday, said even governors from opposition parties commend him for his leadership. The television programme, themed: ‘KadInvest 6.0‘, was designed to showcase Kaduna State as a major investment destination hub in Nigeria and Africa. Asked how the Kaduna State Government is collaborating with the Federal Government and what role NEC plays, Governor el-Rufa’i replied,…

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Anti-open grazing: “el-Rufa’i’s attack on Southern govs devious” ― Akeredolu

…Says it’s a hysteric ploy to externalise banditry  The Chairman of the South West Governors Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu, has lambasted the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufa’i, on his position that the anti-open grazing law promulgated by some southern governors is not implementable. Akeredolu described el-Rufai’s attack on Southern governors as devious and a hysteric ploy to externalise banditry, saying the statement credited to Kaduna State governor showed that el-Rufa’i belongs to a class of an unenviable ilk masquerading as leaders. Akeredolu, in a statement signed by his Commissioner for Information…

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