Kaduna captures 2.1m poor, vulnerable in Social Register

The Kaduna State government says it has captured 2.1 million individuals from 524,424 Poor and Vulnerable Households (PVHHs) in its Social Register. The Coordinator of the State Operations Coordinating Unit (SOCU), Planning and Budget Commission, Nina Dawong, made this known at a one-day media roundtable on the state of the State Social Register. Dawong explained that SOCU was saddled with the responsibility of generating and maintaining the Social Register of the poor and vulnerable households in the State. She explained that the data was mined by the Federal Government in…

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“I was elected to develop Kaduna, not to pay salaries” – el-Rufa’i

Kaduna State governor, Nasir Ahmed el-Rufa’i, has said he was elected to develop the State, not just to pay salaries of civil servants. The governor disclosed this in a statement signed by Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye yesterday, in a reaction to the outrage of sacking over 4,000 workers in the State. He said the State’s public finances have been severely stretched by the higher wage bills at a time when revenues from the Federation Account Allocations Committee, (FAAC), have not increased. The governor said he “’was…

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“I’ll never pay ransom to bandits even if they kidnap my family members” – el-Rufa’i vows

Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufa’i, has said he will never pay ransom to bandits even if they kidnap his family members. The governor said this in a radio chat on Friday in Kaduna to corroborate his government’s policy of not negotiating with bandits. Mr El-Rufai had said bandits are at war with Nigeria and there is no other way to approach the current insurgency but for security forces to take the war to the bandits and recover forests where they are occupying. In his remarks yesterday, el-Rufa’i said he had…

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82 Kaduna LG workers receive letters of disengagement

Tears flowed freely yesterday at the Jema’a local government area Secretariat, in Kafanchan, Kaduna state, as about 82 staff of the council received letters of disengagement from the Kaduna State government. The disengagement follows weeks of speculations that the State government was planning to downsize its workforce across its 23 local government areas in the State. Some newsmen who visited the secretariat said some of the affected members of staff were seen holding their letters as they struggled to fight back tears. According to one of the letters, the move…

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Kaduna will not negotiate with bandits, el-Rufa’i insists

..As bandits kill 5, injure one in fresh attacks The Kaduna State government, under the leadership of Governor Nasir Ahmed el-Rufa’i, has denied appointing representatives to interface with bandits on its behalf. This was made known in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, yesterday, while debunking a report in the media suggesting that the government had appointed representatives to interface with the bandits on its behalf. The Kaduna State government, in a statement by Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs Samuel…

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Kaduna: el-Rufa’i denies appointing intermediaries to negotiate with bandits

Kaduna State governor, Nasir Ahmed el-Rufa’i, has said he did not appoint anybody to negotiate with bandits on his or the government’s behalf. This was made known in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, yesterday debunking a report in the media suggesting that the government had appointed representatives to interface with the bandits on its behalf. To this end, the State government said there was nothing like that, saying “the position of the Kaduna State government remains the same”, adding that anyone…

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Kaduna ‘masa’ seller receives award after paying N100,000 tax in 2020

A local Hausa delicacy, ‘masa‘ or ‘waina‘ seller, Zainab Mai-Masa, has received the Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service, (KADIRS) 2020 Micro-Business Tax Award. Mai-Masa, a 60-year-old widow, who sells the spongy rice cake delicacy at Signboard, Unguwan-Dosa Junction, Kaduna, had paid N100,000 as presumptive tax in 2020. The waina seller was among the 23 taxpayers, revenue-generating agencies, and other officials that were honoured by KADIRS at its 2020 Grand Dinner and Award Night on Friday, in Kaduna. The KADIRS Executive Chairman, Zaid Abubakar, explained that Mai-Masa’s business falls under the…

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Kaduna: State govt. directs Primary 1,2,3 students to resume Monday

The Kaduna State government yesterday directed pupils in public primary schools across the state to resume on March 22. The Director of Schools Management in the state Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Idris Aliyu, who disclosed this in a statement in Kaduna, however, said pupils in primary 1, 2, and 3 as well those in Early Child Care Development (ECCD) classes are expected to resume this Monday, March 22. The Director of Schools Management, Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board, (UBEB), Idris Aliyu, announced the resumption  date directive in a…

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Kaduna: “Bandits won’t dictate our children’s education”, says el-Rufa’i

Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufa’i has said his administration will not allow bandits and other criminal elements to dictate the education of children in the State.  El-Rufa’i stated this yesterday, when the Chief of the Air Staff, Air-Marshal Oladayo Amao, paid him a courtesy visit. The governor said he won’t pay any ransom to bandits despite threats of attacking and kidnapping school students, adding that schools in the State would remain open.  He said “for a long time, Nigerians have taken peace and security for granted until the current spate of insecurity…

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