Kaduna Tribunal: Gov. Sani seeks extension of time

. . . As INEC closes case without witness At the resumed hearing of a petition by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has closed its case against the petitioners, Hon. Isa Ashiru and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) without presenting any witness. Though, through its counsel, Abdullahi M. Aliyu (SAN) yesterday, INEC presented before the tribunal documents titled: ‘Manual for election officials 2023, Regulations guidelines for conducts of elections 2022, and receipt payment for certification’. The said documents were all admitted by the tribunal as exhibits, as the Commission…

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Strike: Resident Doctors in Kaduna have poorest renumeration

By; Abdull-Azeez Ahmed Kadir, Kaduna. As the strike declared by the National Association of Resident Doctors NARD enters the second day, their members from Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital, Kaduna said they are among the poorest in renumeration among their peers in Nigeria. This was contained in a communique issued after an emergency meeting held in Kaduna on friday 28th July by the associations to deliberate on the state of their affairs The communique signed by Dr. Godwin Abrak; Chairman, Dr. Hassan Shuaibu Saliu; Secretary, and Dr. Maryam Lawal Makarfi RRO1…

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Kaduna State: What Government is spending on each resident

By; Yusuf Ishaku Goje.  The Kaduna State total 2023 approved budget is N376 billion, using the 2020 population estimate of 9.4 million, the per capita; what will be spent on each resident, is N39,710. While per capita for the total capital expenditure of N240 billion is N25,419. Below are the breakdown of the per capita expenditure for some key sub-sectors.  Ministry of Education, budget: N105.4 billion, per capita is N11,120; while the sector capital expenditure; N76.4 billion, is N8,061. Ministry of Health; budget: N59.1 billion, per capita is N6,233; while…

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Kaduna State: Subsidy Removal and the Conundrum of Palliative Measures

By; Yusuf Ishaku Goje. The Governor of Kaduna State, Senator Uba Sani, in response to the subsidy removal of premium motor spirit (PMS) towards ameliorating the accompanying hardship, held a meeting on the 5th of June, 2023, with the leadership of the labor unions and set up an Ad-Hoc Committee on Palliatives.  Since then not much has been heard, up until the recent interview the Governor granted to Arise TV on the resolution of the National Economic Council (NEC) chaired by the Vice President, Senator Kashim Shattima.  Some of the…

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Gov. Sani of Kaduna to engage traditional rulers, citizens in policy formulation.

Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna State has reiterated his administration’s commitment in engaging traditional institutions in policy making and implementation. The governor made the statement when he received a delegation of the state traditional council, led by its Chairman, Ambaador Ahmad Nuhu Bamalli, the Emir of Zazzau, on a courtesy visit. He said that the government would effectively engage the traditional institutions and involved it in policy making and implementation. According to him, one of the key plans of his administration’s 7 point agenda is nurturing citizens’ engagement. “We will ensure inclusion…

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Uba Sani bags ‘Best Nigerian Senator’ award

Less than two years after emerging as the overall best in the Senate’s Top Ten Bills Productivity Index, Senator Uba Sani has just been named “overall best Senator” by Order Paper, in Abuja. The lawmaker, who is now the APC Governor-elect of Kaduna State was first declared among the “Top Performers on Bills Sponsorship for North-West Geopolitical Zone” under “Most Valuable Parliamentarians Hall of Fame Awards organised by OrderPaper Nigeria” in July 2022. It would be recalled that OrderPaper Nigeria, an independent organisation, is focused on monitoring the legislative activities…

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“I’ll challenge PDP’s results” – Kaduna Gov-Elect, Sani

The Kaduna State Governor-elect, Senator Uba Sani, has said he will challenge some election results where the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won with unimaginable margins. The Governor-elect, who spoke with the Hausa Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation, (BBC), expressed surprise that the PDP won some local government areas (LGAs) with “bogus figures”. Sani, who contested under the All Progressives Congress (APC), said he would go to the Elections Petition Tribunal to contest the PDP’s victory in those areas, adding that after the verdict, the margin of victory between…

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Appeal court affirms Uba Sani as Kaduna APC governorship candidate

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has affirmed the election of Uba Sani as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2023 election. Sani, who is the senator representing Kaduna-Central, was selected as the party’s consensus candidate during the primary elections in May. Not satisfied with the process, Sani Sha’aban, one of the governorship aspirants, in June, filed a suit in court seeking to invalidate the process that produced Sani as the APC candidate for the 2023 polls. According to him, the election was conducted without…

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‘El-Rufa’i has only one house in Kaduna’, Says Senator Sani

Senator representing Kaduna-Central, who doubles as the 2023 Kaduna State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said that the incumbent Governor, Nasir el-Rufa’i, had only one house before he became the governor. He made this known while featuring in the ongoing political engagement with members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, (NUJ), Kaduna State Council at the weekend. He said, “I want to make it clear, he is still the owner of that house. He is the most prudent public servant that I have come across. This…

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Full resignation statement of Sani Shaban from All Progressive Congress

LETTER OF RESIGNATION FROM THE ALL. PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS (APC) As you may be aware, my entire Political career has been devoted to the Progressive opposition ideology, which seeks to provide good governance at all levels to the citizenry of Nigeria. I was a founding member of the All People’s Party (APP) at the advent of this 4h Republic in Nigeria. In fact, I was one of the Four (4) persons who brought to, and built up the APP in Kaduna State from inception. As you may also recall, the APP…

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