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I Won’t Pay Ransom Even If My Son Is Kidnapped – El-Rufai
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I Won’t Pay Ransom Even If My Son Is Kidnapped – El-Rufai

The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-rufai, has spoken against the payment of ransom to kidnappers, saying he won’t involve in such even if his son is kidnapped. El-rufai said this during a radio interview on Friday. “I mean it and I will say it again here. Even if my son is kidnapped, I will rather pray for him to make heaven instead, because I won’t pay any ransom,” he said. The Governor also said his administration is not considering paying ransom to secure the release of the students abducted by bandits from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Kaduna, in March. According to him, the government is “absolutely not paying ransom” but considering other means to ensure the students are returned to their parents. The PUNCH reported yesterday that El-rufai said...
El-Rufai Secretly Withdraws Son From Public School As Kidnapping Increases
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El-Rufai Secretly Withdraws Son From Public School As Kidnapping Increases

After visiting the school premises on Monday, established from pupils and teachers, who are presently in the first term, that young El-Rufai had not come to school since resumption, amidst the rising insecurity and threats to the lives of schoolchildren. Abubakar El-Rufai, the seven-year-old son of Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, who was enrolled in 2019 at the Kaduna Capital School, has been absent from school for several weeks till now, according to findings by SaharaReporters. SaharaReporters learnt that the boys absence from the school is strongly linked to the rising abduction of schoolchildren in northern Nigerian schools by ravaging bandits, of which Kaduna State has had an ugly share, and still has yet-to-be-released abducted pupils. SaharaReporters, after vis...
El-rufai Declares Almajiri School Operators As “Personae-Non-Gratae”
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El-rufai Declares Almajiri School Operators As “Personae-Non-Gratae”

Governor Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna State has said that the state government would not condone Almajiri schools in the state, urging them to relocate to other states. Mr El-Rufai gave the urge during the inauguration of the Kaduna State Child Protection and Welfare Committee on Tuesday in Kaduna. He said: “We are working on the Almajiri system and many people do not agree with what we are doing, but we are very confident and sure of the rightness of our actions. ”So, my message to all those that have Almajiris in Kaduna state, you have a choice to relocate otherwise sooner or later we will get you.” According to him, the government developed and approved the social protection policy so as to have clear legislation that would be targeted directly to support only the most vuln...
El-Rufai Appoints 28-Year-Old, Nur-Khalil As Director In Kaduna Investment Agency
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El-Rufai Appoints 28-Year-Old, Nur-Khalil As Director In Kaduna Investment Agency

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has approved the appointment of the 28-year-old Kalil Nur-Khalil as the Director, Investment Intelligence at the Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency, KADIPA. Until his appointment, Mr Nur-Khalil was the acting head of Investor Relations at the agency. He also doubled as a Technical Adviser to the Executive Secretary of the agency, Umma Yusuf-Aboki. Mr Nur-Khalil holds a First-Class bachelors’ degree in Economics and was the best graduating student with a 3.98/4.00 CGPA. Meanwhile, the state governor has also inaugurated the Board of the investment promotion agency with his deputy, Hadiza Balarabe as the Chairperson. Recall that on March 10, Mr El-Rufai had appointed the ex-Kano emir, Muhammadu Sanusi II, as the vice-chairman of the ...
How Old Men Like Me Can Be Chased Out Of Politics – El-Rufai
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How Old Men Like Me Can Be Chased Out Of Politics – El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has given young persons the clue they can use in chasing “old men like me out of politics”. Speaking at ‘Radio Now’s Urgent Conversation’ in Lagos on Friday, he called on youths, corporate professionals and religious leaders to join active politics to contribute their quota and make the country work. El-Rufai also said protests or activism will not take anybody anywhere until good people surrender themselves for public service and endure the humiliation associated with serving fatherland. He said, “Good people must offer themselves for public service and suffer the indignity that we all suffer every day, we get abused, we get insulted, we get accused but we must have our best people in public service, we must have our bet people in polit...
Give us state police, decentralize judiciary now and allow states to control resources – El-Rufai tells FG
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Give us state police, decentralize judiciary now and allow states to control resources – El-Rufai tells FG

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has renewed calls for devolution of power between the Federal Government and 36 states in the country.   The Governor who was one of the speakers at a programme called ‘Radio Now’s Urgent Conversation’ which aired on Channels Television on Friday February 19, stated that centralised police for the country has not worked.   El-Rufai said; “I will dwell on three of the issues that I believe are critical to the immediate needs of the country to pull back from the brink. “The first, it is imperative for Federal, state, and community policing. We do not have enough police. One centralised police for the country just has not worked."   He also called for state control of resources and a less unitary judiciary. El-Rufa...
Only Ill-Informed Nigerians Assume Nothing Is being Done About Banditry – El-Rufai
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Only Ill-Informed Nigerians Assume Nothing Is being Done About Banditry – El-Rufai

The Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, while speaking at the meeting, said bandits had become bolder and audacious to the extent that they now attack military tanks and ambushed security agents on patrol. El-Rufai, whose state had suffered recurrent banditry attacks said only Nigerians who were ill-informed would assume that nothing was being done to stop the killings in the region. Also speaking, the Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Bello Masari said in the North West, governors had been trying to address the issue of cattle rustling, which later developed into banditry, kidnapping, arson and then rape. Masari said urged everyone to return to their communities and build community relations. Chairman, Northern States Governors Forum and Governor of Plateau Stat...
Fulani Eviction: Don’t Allow Anarchy In Your State – El-Rufai Warns Governors
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Fulani Eviction: Don’t Allow Anarchy In Your State – El-Rufai Warns Governors

The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has condemned in strong terms the eviction being issued to Fulani herdsmen in some parts of the country. El-Rufai called on his colleagues, other Governors in the country, to make statements condemning and disavowing attacks and massacres of other Nigerians living in their states. The Governor spoke on Wednesday at a State-wide broadcast saying that indigenes of Kaduna State and other states residing in other parts of the country had reached out to him to lament the hostilities of their host communities in recent times. El-Rufai further called on members of the National Assembly to fast-track action on the constitutional amendments that would usher in state and community policing. The Governor began by calling on all Nigerians liv...
Church Pavilion In Southern Kaduna Burnt By Hoodlums
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Church Pavilion In Southern Kaduna Burnt By Hoodlums

Governor Nasiru Ahmad El-Rufa’i of Kaduna state has urged for diligent investigation into the burning of pavilion in Zangon Kataf LGA of Kaduna state Malam El-Rufai condemned the burning of the pavilion arranged for a church conference near a local monarch’s palace. Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State, said on Friday that the Government of Kaduna state received security report detailing the incident, which stated that a pavilion erected by the leadership of the ECWA Church ahead of its conference was set ablaze by unknown persons at a location near the Palace of the Agwatyap. “The Governor who frowned at the incident, directed security agencies to carry out diligent investigation towards identifying and punishing the culpri...
El-Rufai Kicks Against Zoning Of Leadership Positions, Says ‘It’s Absurd’
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El-Rufai Kicks Against Zoning Of Leadership Positions, Says ‘It’s Absurd’

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has again kicked against zoning of political leaders, saying no country progresses with such an arrangement. Speaking at the Nigerian Economic Summit (#NES26) in Abuja, the governor said every qualified person should be given equal opportunity to contest for political positions. In Nigeria, political offices — especially the presidency — are rotated on the basis of geographical zones, from the time of Olusegun Obasanjo up till the administration of President Muhamadu Buhari who is from Katsina state. With the 2023 election roughly two years away, some Nigerians have started clamouring that the presidency should return to the south. But speaking at a plenary session at the summit on Tuesday, el-Rufai said Nigeria has failed to make s...
Tinubu May Lose Control Of APC In New Leadership Struggle
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Tinubu May Lose Control Of APC In New Leadership Struggle

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the APC had on June 25, 2020, dissolved its National Working Committee (NWC) where Tinubu and his associ­ates had a clear majority. They lost the battle as the management of the party structure is now in the hands of a caretaker committee and state governors who are bat­tling to reassert their control over the party’s machinery. Although the general view is that Tinubu will run for the presidency in 2023, but he has not announced any such inten­tions. Sources said the former Lagos State governor now ex­periences serious rivals in the party. The divisions in the party are said to be led by the camps of Nasir el Rufai, governor of Kaduna State and Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Trans­port on one side; and deposed chairman of the APC, Ada...
Nigeria Near Limit Of Capacity To Borrow – El-Rufai
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Nigeria Near Limit Of Capacity To Borrow – El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has revealed that the country is about reaching its maximum capacity to borrow, hence the need to improve on other channels of revenue generation in the country. He made these remarks during his keynotes address at the 22nd Annual Tax Conference, themed “Taxation and Competitiveness: Imperatives for National Development” on Thursday in Lagos. Governor El-Rufai, warning on Nigeria’s debt ratio, added that “the 2017 report from the Debt Management Office says that Nigeria recorded a tax remitting ratio of six percent, while total debt percentage of the GDP was placed at 18 percent as at 2019. “This indicates that Nigeria is almost reaching its maximum capacity to borrow.” He gave four key points as guiding principles for achieving devel...
2023: Amaechi & El-Rufai Campaign Posters Flood Abuja Streets
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2023: Amaechi & El-Rufai Campaign Posters Flood Abuja Streets

Campaign posters of the Minister of Transportation Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi for President have flooded Abuja streets. The posters also had the face of Mallam Nasir Elrufai, the Governor of Kaduna State as the running mate and Vice Presidential candidate. One of the posters was titled “the People’s choice” while another had the message “Today may not be the best, but tomorrow will be better”. All the posters show they are being sponsored by the National Consolidation Movement but they did not have the logo of any political parties. While speaking with our correspondent who went to town to interview a cross section of Nigerians on the emergence of the posters, Dr. Doyin Anifowose who is a political scientist said the messages on the posters wowed Nigerians by tactically attem...
Reno Omokri Speaks On El-Rufai’s Email Saying Southern Women Youth Corpers Are Seen As Whores
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Reno Omokri Speaks On El-Rufai’s Email Saying Southern Women Youth Corpers Are Seen As Whores

Ever since I revealed that the Governor of Kaduna state had sent me an email wherein he said that Southern women youth corpers were seen as “whores”, there have been multiple sophisticated attempts to hack my email account. I do not know why anyone will be stupid enough to think that a meticulous record keeper as myself would leave such a sensitive detail in my inbox. For the attention of those who are trying to hack my account, that email is with my lawyers. The email was sent to me on Wednesday the 27th of April, 2011. The reason I chose to expose its existence is that Nasir El-Rufai is scheming to become Nigeria’s President, and in my opinion, and I am sure in the opinion of every right-thinking person, Nigeria cannot afford another Buharesque autocrat who says that Southern w...
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Governor El-Rufai meets President Buhari at the State House

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, hosted the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai. The meeting took place at the State House in Abuja. The agenda of the meeting is still unknown but was confirmed by Buhari’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmaad, via his Twitter handle. Ahmaad wrote: “President @MBuhari receives the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir @elrufai this evening at the State House, Abuja.” The meeting comes hours after Buhari presided over the fourth weekly virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting. The meeting had the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN); the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha; National Security Adviser (NSA), General Mohammed Babagana Monguno (Rtd.); and the Ch...
Governor El-Rufai Sends Repatriated Almajirai Children To School
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Governor El-Rufai Sends Repatriated Almajirai Children To School

Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufa’i has stated that all the 218 Almajirai children who were repatraited to Kaduna and now tested free of COVID-19, would be compulsorily enrolled in primary school. He said, “Every child in Kaduna has equal opportunity and access to 12 years of Free and Compulsory Education in our public schools." Governor El-Rufa’i said on his Facebook that he was “pleased to see our Almajiri children the batch of 218 from Kano, Nassarawa, Plateau & Gombe States looking well & free of Covid 19.” “With the support of @UNICEF_Nigeria, AMA Foundation, other NGOs & philanthropists, they are being restored full human rights as children, dignity & hope! Every child in Kaduna has equal opportunity and access to 12 years of Free and Compulsory Edu...
Bello Yabo, Sokoto Islamic Scholar Who Called Governor El-Rufai ‘Small Bird’, Arrested
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Bello Yabo, Sokoto Islamic Scholar Who Called Governor El-Rufai ‘Small Bird’, Arrested

A Sokoto based Islamic Scholar, Malam Bello Yabo has been arrested by the police for allegedly making disparaging remarks against the Governor of Kaduna state, Malam Nasir El-rufa’i. Yabo was arrested around 4pm on Friday and according to a reliable information he was transported to Kaduna where he would be charged. Malam Abdullahi Abubakar Yabo who claimed to be the nephew of the scholar told our reporter that some plain-clothed policemen came to his residence while they were saying their Asr prayer and immediately after the prayer, they called him aside and showed him a paper which turned out to be warrant of arrest issued by a Magistrate court in Kaduna. “After reading the paper, Malam did not utter a word, he just moved into his house, came back and entered their vehicle. It was ...
“I Will Personally Patrol The Kaduna-Kano Borders On Sallah Day” – Gov. Nasir El-Rufai Says
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“I Will Personally Patrol The Kaduna-Kano Borders On Sallah Day” – Gov. Nasir El-Rufai Says

  As Muslims in Nigeria await the celebration of the Eid-el-Fitr during the weekend to mark the end of Ramadan, the governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has stated that he would personally patrol the Kaduna -Kano borders on Sallah day to ensure that no one from Kano enters Kaduna state during the celebration in order to prevent a COVID-19 surge in Kaduna State. According to reports, the governor made this statement during a live chat with selected radio stations in the state on Tuesday. He said; “I will ensure that I personally visit and patrol the Kaduna-Kano borders on Sallah day and I will remain there from morning till night to see who will dare enter Kaduna State. I will not leave there until late at night. “We have tried everything but the security agents have n...
I Infected Four Persons With Coronavirus – El-Rufai
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I Infected Four Persons With Coronavirus – El-Rufai

Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai, has said that he infected four persons in the state with Coronavirus, all of whom have since recovered. El-Rufai, who doubles as the index case in the state, made the disclosure at the 24th edition of The Platform hosted by Pastor Poju Oyemade. The governor said Kaduna State had tested about 400 people and now has three testing centres. He said, “As I announced some days back, we received 169 almajiris from Kano and so far 21 of them have tested positive. We expect more to test positive; the spike in our numbers have largely been the almajiris and other people that have come in. “We have been successful in closing down our state, in reducing the traffic into our state, every case in the state has been imported. “I was the first case,...
Almajiris Deported From Kano Brought 21 COVID-19 Cases To Kaduna – El-Rufai
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Almajiris Deported From Kano Brought 21 COVID-19 Cases To Kaduna – El-Rufai

The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has stated that the Almajiris deported from Kano State last week brought 21 cases of COVID-19 to the state. Speaking on Arise Television, the broadcast arm of THISDAY Newspapers Wednesday, he said when the state took delivery of 148 Almajiris from Kano, it kept them in a holding facility where tests were conducted on eight of them with symptoms, adding that five tested positive to the disease. He said: “This morning, 16 more of the Almajiris tested positive to it and we have now kept them in an isolation centre where they are being managed. "We made sure stringent measures were put in place to either slow down the spread of the virus. I was the first to be infected in Kaduna. I got infected in Abuja, and I in turn infected four ...
‘From God We Came, To Him We Shall All Return’, El-Rufai Speaks On Kyari’s Death
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‘From God We Came, To Him We Shall All Return’, El-Rufai Speaks On Kyari’s Death

The governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai has expressed his sadness over the death of Abba Kyari, President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of staff. The Kaduna state governor, who is also a coronavirus (COVID-19) patient described Kyari’s passing as shocking. He said via his Twitter handle on Saturday that Kyari died in the service of President Buhari and Nigeria, while praying that his family have the fortitude to bear the loss. He said: “This is absolutely shocking but “From God we came, & to Him we shall all return.” May the soul of Abba rest in perfect peace. May Allah Accept his martyrdom as he died in the service of PMB & Nigeria. May Allah give Aisha, her siblings & family the fortitude to bear the loss. NAE.”
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I Am Still COVID-19 Positive, El-Rufai Speaks From Isolation

The Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, on Wednesday said he was still under isolation for testing positive to COVID-19 and is yet to be cleared of the disease El-Rufai, who also chaired a virtual meeting of the State Executive Council for the first time since he was diagnosed, said he will personally announce to the public as soon as he is cleared negative of the disease. He urged Nigerians to ignore any report insinuating that he was cleared of the disease and assured that he would personally announce the news when he is confirmed negative. The Governor stated via his tweeter account at 5:08 that; “earlier Wednesday 10am -2pm, I took a few hours during isolation to chair a virtual meeting of the State Executive Council. “I haven’t been cleared of COVID-19 yet and ...
Rape Threat: Bello El-Rufai To Sue Samuel Ogundipe
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Rape Threat: Bello El-Rufai To Sue Samuel Ogundipe

Bello El-rufai, son of Nasir El-rufai, governor of Kaduna State has threatened to file a lawsuit against a journalist who published his misconduct on Twitter. The young El-rufai had at the weekend threatened to gang rape the mother of his rival on the micro-blogging site. TODAY POLITICS alongside other new medium reported the argument between the duo. Although his mother initially supported him, she has apologised for backing her son’s misconduct saying she reacted before understanding what led to the dispute. But on Monday, Mr El-rufai threatened to sue Samuel Ogundipe, a journalist with Premium Times, one of the mediums that published the story. He described Mr Ogundipe as a columnist of the opposition party. “Oh @SamuelOgundipe, our hired PDP columnist, you in particular w...
2023 Presidency: Buhari Has Agreed Power Should Return To South – Sagay
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2023 Presidency: Buhari Has Agreed Power Should Return To South – Sagay

President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly agreed that power should return to the Southern protectorate at the completion of his second term in 2023. The chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) Professor Itse Sagay, made this known in an interview with Sun Newspapers. Mr Sagay stated this while reacting to the resolution of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) led by Professor Ango Abdullahi, that the Northern protectorate will retain power at the expiration of the president’s tenure. The NEF is not the only group clamouring for power to remain in the North, Arewa Youths Consultative Forum (AYCF) has advised political parties to ensure they field candidates of Northern extraction in the next presidential election or regret not doing so after the 20...
El-rufai Wants To Be Vice President – Arewa Youths
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El-rufai Wants To Be Vice President – Arewa Youths

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, President-General, Yerima Shettima on Tuesday insisted that Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State was working towards becoming the Vice President in 2023. Shettima, who spoke exclusively with DAILY POST, made the remark while condemning the governor for saying the Southern part of Nigeria should be allowed to produce the country’s next president. El-Rufai had said the North had no justification to hold onto power at the end of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second tenure in 2023. The governor had stressed that the South should be allowed to produce the country’s next president in the interest of justice, equity and fairness. However, Shettima stressed that the governor was only pursuing his selfish interest. He maintained that E...
Why El-Rufai, Tinubu’s Ambitions Can’t Tear APC Apart In 2023 – Yobe State Governor
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Why El-Rufai, Tinubu’s Ambitions Can’t Tear APC Apart In 2023 – Yobe State Governor

Amid speculations that the ruling All Progressives Congress may collapse after the exit of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) in 2023, the Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, has said the much speculated presidential ambitions of Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State and that of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, cannot break the party. Speaking in an interview on the Hausa Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation, which was monitored by one of our correspondents in Kaduna on Saturday, the governor, who also rejected rotational presidency, said their ambitions would rather strengthen the party given the solid foundation, which he said the President had laid through his performance in office. There had been mou...
Nigerians React As El Rufai Constructed A Road That Looks Like A European Road
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Nigerians React As El Rufai Constructed A Road That Looks Like A European Road

Governor El Rufai of Kaduna State has embarked on urbanization agenda since his first tenure, many old roads are being reconstructed and Rehabilitated. This new road constructed by the governor is currently trending on social media because you will not believe it's a Nigerian road unless you are told. This is a newly constructed way called Sokoto Road in Kaduna and it is easy to mistake it for a European road. Many Nigerians have praised the governor for being a catalyst for change in Kaduna State. After seeing this road some have started drumming support for Governor El Rufai to contest for the presidency 2023. Do you also think Governor El Rufai is qualified to contest for the presidency in 2023? See pictures of the road below
‘So Long As I’m Kaduna Governor, No Amount Of Pressure Will Make Me Release El-Zakzaky’ – El-Rufai
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‘So Long As I’m Kaduna Governor, No Amount Of Pressure Will Make Me Release El-Zakzaky’ – El-Rufai

The governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, says he would not bow to pressure to release Shi’ite leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. The governor spoke on Friday night in a live radio interview monitored by DAILY NIGERIAN in Abuja. Mr El-Rufai said the state government went tough on the Shi’ite leader because the people of Kaduna state suffered under Mr El-Zakzaky’s excesses. “We agree [his fate is in our hands] but with a correction. The fate of El-Zakzaky is not in the hands of Kaduna State Government but the Kaduna State High Court. What the federal government means here is that it did not charge El-Zakzaky to court. The federal government detained him in Abuja after the [Zaria] crisis. “While El-Zakzaky was in detention in Abuja, we sat down and conducted investigations on th...
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Obasanjo Pays Surprise Visit To El-Rufai In Kaduna

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has paid a surprise visit to the governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai. The former president was welcomed to the Sir Kashim Ibrahim House by the Kaduna governor, his deputy, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe and other top government officials.
Governor El-Rufai Spotted Controlling Traffic On Kaduna-Zaria Road
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Governor El-Rufai Spotted Controlling Traffic On Kaduna-Zaria Road

Governor Nasir El Rufa’i of Kaduna State has been spotted controlling traffic on Kaduna-Zaria Road yesterday. There was traffic gridlock and the Governor was passing through and had to direct motorists himself, while admirers followed and videoed him via their phones. Recall that he has also done this earlier this year at Kaduna-Abuja Road. Watch:
El-Rufai Kneels Down, Begs Kogi People To Forgive Yahaya Bello
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El-Rufai Kneels Down, Begs Kogi People To Forgive Yahaya Bello

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State went all out on Thursday, going down on his knees to canvass support for Governor Yahaya Bello’s re-election bid. El-Rufai who is also the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress Gubernatorial Campaign in Kogi State made the gesture at a mega rally held for the governor in the state capital Lokoja. “Many people say Yahaya Bello is young and that he has fought many people. For every one that the governor has offended, I am asking all of you to forgive him. He is young, he is supposed to make mistakes. When you are young, you make mistakes, but you are supposed to learn from him. On his behalf, I am kneeling down to beg all of you to forgive Yahaya Bello if he has offended you,” the governor said. Beyond seeking forgiveness for whatever mist...
2023: Yoruba Elders Send Message To Buhari Over “El-Rufai’s Presidential Ambition”
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2023: Yoruba Elders Send Message To Buhari Over “El-Rufai’s Presidential Ambition”

The Yoruba Council of Elders, YCE, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to, without further delay, call the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai to order. The Yoruba elders pointed out that the campaign by the north to contest the 2023 presidency with the South will plunge the country into a major crisis. It said there should be no controversy over 2023, adding that it is the South’s turn in 2023 to takeover power. YCE, scribe, Dr Kunle Olajide warned that Northern politicians must not make careless statements or remarks that can plunge Nigeria into crisis since Nigeria is a fragile country, and presently tottering and bleeding. “Buhari should call APC members to order over 2023. He should call his party members to order. Buhari should call Governor el-Rufai to orde...
My Child Will Remain In Public School Despite Kidnapping Threat – El-Rufai
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My Child Will Remain In Public School Despite Kidnapping Threat – El-Rufai

Gov. Nasiru el-Rufa’i of Kaduna State says his child will remain in public school in spite the reported invasion of the state by kidnappers and Boko Haram elements. El-Rufa’i stated this while reacting to the abduction of six students and two teachers at the Engrave’s College in Kakau Daji area of Kaduna State on Wednesday. The governor, who spoke to State House correspondents in Abuja on Friday, said his child should not be safer or more protected than any other child in the state. “My child should not be safer or more protected than any other child in Kaduna State. I took an oath of office to protect everyone and my child is just only one of the two million children we have in Kaduna state primary schools and I have no intention of reviewing that. “For me taking my child ...
I Didn’t Approve 2023 Presidential Campaign Posters In Circulation – Oshiomhole
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I Didn’t Approve 2023 Presidential Campaign Posters In Circulation – Oshiomhole

Denying having knowledge of the posters, Oshiomhole said those circulating them were looking for ways to set members of the APC against one another. Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, has denied 2023 presidential election posters showing him as the flag bearer of the party, attributing it to the handiwork of mischief-makers. SaharaReporters had sighted campaign posters of Oshiomhole, an ex-governor of Edo State, and Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna State, in Surulere, Lagos State. This is just as campaign poster of Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the party, as the presidential candidate of the party was seen at Ikeja in the state. Denying having knowledge of the posters, Oshiomhole said those circulating them were looking for ways to s...
Nobody In Nigeria Lies Like El-rufai – Reno Omokri
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Nobody In Nigeria Lies Like El-rufai – Reno Omokri

Recently, Nasir El-Rufai, a man I know quite well as one of the most destructive and vindictive liars in existence, came out publicly to caution people against lying. When I read his words, I was appalled! Here was a man who had told the most harrowing lies. El-Rufai has not just told lies, but his lies have probably led to the deaths of people. Lies which set Nigeria back years. And this man now presents himself as a champion of truth. Really? Are Nigerians that gullible? I am afraid we are. El-Rufai’s grandstanding was so brazen that it reminded me of Scripture which says in 2 Corinthians 11:14 as follows: “And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.” At a book launch on September 11, 2019, Mr. El-Rufai, who is currently the Governor of Kaduna State ...
El-rufai Spent 3 Days In Abuja Lobbying To Accompany Buhari To Japan – Shehu Sani
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El-rufai Spent 3 Days In Abuja Lobbying To Accompany Buhari To Japan – Shehu Sani

A former senator, Shehu Sani has reacted to a comment credited to the governor of Kaduna State, who on Thursday said Mr Sani had been reduced to a mere “blogger” since his defeat in the last general elections. In his reaction on Thursday, Mr Sani mocked Mr El-Rufai saying the Kaduna State governor was busy focusing on his presidential ambition while kidnappers had taken over his state. Mr Sani, who recently lost senatorial election, said Mr El-Rufai has been reduced from “dwarf” to a leper after being abandoned by President Muhammad Buhari and his men. He said; “I’m pleased to have reduced the height of El-Rufai from a dwarf to a leper who was rejected by the Governors forum. “Mr El-Rufai, I’m not responsible for removing your name from the entourage of those who traveled t...
Tinubu Set To Be Used And Crushed By Some People – Obadiah Mailafia
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Tinubu Set To Be Used And Crushed By Some People – Obadiah Mailafia

Obadiah Mailafia, a former deputy governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), says there are some unidentified people who want to use Bola Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos state, and “crush him.” In an interview with PUNCH , Mailafia said though, Tinubu could discern talents and mentor them to leadership roles, he has been “abjectly naive.” The former deputy governor of CBN said this when he was asked to comment on a statement credited to Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, on zoning arrangements for the office of president. Mailafia described the governor of Kaduna as “a man of ambition who is susceptible to grand self delusions of the order of Bonaparte.” “The 1999 constitution does not require ‘zoning’ as such. However, I believe that evolving constitutional conve...
2023: No End To Zoning Until South/North East Produce President – Orji Kalu
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2023: No End To Zoning Until South/North East Produce President – Orji Kalu

The Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu, has cautioned the northern political elite against canvassing an end to rotational presidency as from 2023. Kalu, a two-term governor of Abia State, stated this in an interview with our correspondent in Abuja following the call by the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai, for an end to power shift in the country. He maintained that nobody should canvass an end to power shift until the South-East and the North-East geopolitical zones had produced the President of Nigeria. The principal officer of the senate noted that the agreement at the end of the 1978 national conference was that all the major ethnic groups in Nigeria must produce the President on a rotational basis. He said, “Calling for an end to the zoning arrangement n...
Abacha Biggest Thief In World History’ – Omokri Replies El-rufai
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Abacha Biggest Thief In World History’ – Omokri Replies El-rufai

Reno Omokri, former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has identified the late former military Head of State, Sani Abacha, as the biggest thief in world history, stating that 21-years after, more loots linked to the former dictator were still being uncovered. Omokri was responding to the claim by Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State, that Northerners are rarely arrested for advance fee fraud, popularly known in local parlance as Yahoo Yahoo. Speaking at the Northern Youth summit organised by Northern Hibiscus Initiative in Kaduna on Saturday, El-Rufai said although the North was the most backward and uneducated region in Nigeria, it was a thing of pride that Northerners were rarely arrested for Yahoo Yahoo and other financial crimes. El-Rufai had said: “Nigeria consis...
Don’t Grant El-rufai Access To Your Groin Again, Shehu Sani Warns Tinubu
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Don’t Grant El-rufai Access To Your Groin Again, Shehu Sani Warns Tinubu

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has been warned to be cautious of Nasir El-rufai, the governor of Kaduna State. This advise is coming from Senator Shehu Sani, lawmaker representing Kaduna Central at the red chamber. Messrs Sani and El-rufai are not political allies during the lawmaker’s days in the APC. The governor had played a vital role in ensuring the outspoken Senator failed in his bid to return to the upper legislative chamber. As the tenure of Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara State, as the chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) is winding down, El-rufai is reported to have indicated interest to succeed his colleague. His ambition to succeed Mr Yari has pitched him against Mr Tinubu who is reportedly warming up to ensure...
Governor El-Rufai’s Wife, Kid, Face Deportation From Indonesia
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Governor El-Rufai’s Wife, Kid, Face Deportation From Indonesia

Asia El-rufai, one of the three wives of the governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-rufai and her kid is currently facing deportation from Indonesia. Asia is the sister of popular journalist and activist, Kadaria Ahmed. A source who spoke to SaharaReporters said, "although she had a valid visa, she is currently having issues about and additional document". "The Nigerian government has intervened to resolve the issue. "At the moment, they are trying to resolve the issue with the Indonesian government" the source added.  
How To End Godfatherism In Lagos Politics – El-Rufai
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How To End Godfatherism In Lagos Politics – El-Rufai

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.” In his main speech, El-Rufai had encouraged the club members, who are businessmen, not to shy away from politics, saying it was more important than making money as...
El-rufai Joins Kizz Daniel’s F*ck You Challenge (Watch Video)
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El-rufai Joins Kizz Daniel’s F*ck You Challenge (Watch Video)

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has joined the viral fvck you challenge, kicked off by popular Nigerian artist Kizz Daniel. The governor, who was in the company of a traditional ruler, and other dignitaries, jumped on the Young Jon beat to the delight of many at the event. The master of ceremony initiated the move by rapping to the viral beat, before handing over the microphone to el-Rufai. The former minister of FCT was quick to jump on the beat with lyrics from the Nigerian national anthem. The governor, definitely, did not say ‘fvck you’ at any point in the lyrical stunt. Many Nigerian artistes have seized the challenge in addressing some social issues, including the END SARS movement. Ruggedman made a stinging cover of the Kizz Daniel’s “Fvck You”, calli...
Super Cop, Abba Kyari And Team Storm Abuja-Kaduna Expressway To Hunt Kidnappers
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Super Cop, Abba Kyari And Team Storm Abuja-Kaduna Expressway To Hunt Kidnappers

Days after Governor of Kaduna, El-Rufai's convoy foils kidnapping along Abuja-Kaduna expressway, Super Cop, Abba Kyari and his team storms the area to hunt the kidnappers, bandits and other criminals hiding in the bushes. Photos shared by President aide, Bashir Ahmed, he wrote: One of the Nigeria’s most brilliants Police officers, Abba Kyari and his team storm bushes along Abuja-Kaduna expressway to hunt kidnappers, bandits and other criminals hiding in the bushes. On the other hands, Nigerian Army continues with their Ops Harbin Kunama III in Zamfara.
El-Rufai Reacts As Beautiful Hausa Lady Shows Support For His Re-Election
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El-Rufai Reacts As Beautiful Hausa Lady Shows Support For His Re-Election

Now that the presidential election is over, focus will now be on Governorship Elections across Nigeria. Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai shared this video of a beautiful Hausa lady supporting him, singing while diving. The lady wants Kaduna people to vote in Governor El-Rufai for 2nd term. Watch the video here I doubt if there's any undecided voter left on twitter by now. So rock with this beautiful lady ? #PuttingPeopleFirst #Murus pic.twitter.com/0WVinUzckf — el-Rufai 2019™ (@AHayatu) February 28, 2019
‘El-Rufai Lied, He Cooked Up The Story Of 66 People Killed’ – Prof. Chidi Odinkalu
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‘El-Rufai Lied, He Cooked Up The Story Of 66 People Killed’ – Prof. Chidi Odinkalu

Governor El Rufai of Kaduna have been accused of cooking up the story of the 66 people killed last night in Kajuru L.G.A of Kaduna Prof Chidi Odinkalu, a Channels TV election consultant during a media chat on "The Verdict" accused El-Rufai of fabricating the "66 FULANI KILLED" Story and equally noted some poinfs such as, where are the bodies and why didnt any arm of the security agency join him in the press conference. Recall that Kaduna state government, on Friday evening, disclosed that 66 persons were killed by unknown gunmen in Kajuru local government of Kaduna state, according to a statement issued by the spokesman to the governor of Kaduna state, Samuel Aruwan. The statement however did not provide details about where or how the incidence happened but said among the victim...

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