• My disagreement with El-Rufai normal – Sen. Sani

    My disagreement with El-Rufai normal – Sen. Sani

    Embattled lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani of the All Progressives Congress APC, representing, Kaduna Central yesterday described his fight with Governor Nasir el-Rufai as normal in a democracy.

    Sani spoke to State House correspondents after he and Senate President Bukola Saraki met behind closed-doors with President Muhammadu Buhari.

    Sani said: “It’s a normal thing. You can be siamese twins and then you may engage in combat. You can also be twins and then you engage yourselves in disagreement and you can also be […]

  • Interesting Read: El-Rufai speaks on Southern Kaduna killings and banning Shi’ites in Kaduna

    Interesting Read: El-Rufai speaks on Southern Kaduna killings and banning Shi’ites in Kaduna

    Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, is a controversial figure in Nigerian politics, never afraid to implement policies that seem unpopular to the masses.

    He recently spoke with jounalists on various issues including the ban of Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky’s Islamic Movement of Nigeria(IMN) and Southern Kaduna killings.

    Southern Kaduna crisis and killings have become almost a regular occurrence, what is your administration doing to curtail this ugly trend?

    When we came to office, the two problems we face in the area of security […]

  • El-Rufai maintains position on Zakzaky, says IMN is a dangerous group

    El-Rufai maintains position on Zakzaky, says IMN is a dangerous group

    Only last Sunday, Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai of Kaduna State, reinforced the position that if the El-Zakzaky-led group was allowed to exist, it was capable of threatening the corporate existence of Nigeria, insisting that the group has an agenda to cause a religious conflict in Nigeria for political relevance.

    Explaining to journalists ate the Government House Kaduna on why the group was outlawed by the State government, El-Rufai, said “the IMN does not recognise the constitution of Nigeria, they do not […]

  • El-Rufai decries high rate of drug abuse among northern youths

    El-Rufai decries high rate of drug abuse among northern youths

    Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufai has raised the alarm over the disturbing rate of drug and substance abuse in the North, revealing that drug addiction is threatening a generation of women and youths.

    El-Rufai described the situation as a ‘sorry tale’ and saying it was time to seek realistic solutions to curb the destructive outcomes of substance abuse in the country.

    The governor, who spoke at a one-day seminar in Abuja, with the theme, Substance Abuse: An Impediment to Gainful Employment, organised […]

  • Partner with the church for development and peace, Catholic Bishop tells El-Rufai

    Partner with the church for development and peace, Catholic Bishop tells El-Rufai

    Bishop Matthew Man’oso Ndagos, the Catholic Bishop of Kaduna Archdiocese, has called on Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, to partner with the church in the state in order to achieve fast and greater development and peaceful co-existence among the citizenry of the state.

    However, the Bishop expressed gratitude to Governor El-Rufai for the part payment of N15.6 million owed by the state government for the treatment of 2011 post election crises and other accident victims in Kaduna.

    Ndagoso said the call […]

  • U.S denies having charges against Atiku

    U.S denies having charges against Atiku

    The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has said it does not have any criminal charges against former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.

    Kaduna State governor, Nasir El Rufai had in a recent statement dared Atiku to tell the world why he is avoiding the United States of America.

    El-Rufai said: “Can Alhaji Atiku explain the findings in the report of the United States Senate Permanent Sub-Committee on Investigations which detailed a pattern of wire transfers of more than USD 40m from offshore companies like Siemens […]

  • You are a perpetual betrayer, Timi Frank tells El-Rufai

    You are a perpetual betrayer, Timi Frank tells El-Rufai

    According to reports, the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has condemned the verbal attack on the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, by the governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Narsir El-rufai.

    He described him as an ingrate and a perpetual betrayer.

    The Kaduna state governor had, while reacting to an interview granted by the former Vice President, raised some issues linking him to acts of corruption.

    However, Frank, who is a known political foot-soldier of Atiku, […]

  • You are haunted by your corruption demons – El-Rufai replies Atiku

    You are haunted by your corruption demons – El-Rufai replies Atiku

    It was gathered that the relationship between former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai, may have gone sour again over Atiku’s claim that the governor offered him Transcorp shares.

    The former vice-president had, while responding to allegations written by the Governor el-Rufai in his book, Accidental Public Servant, said el-Rufai did not give any evidence or proof where “I was corrupt.”

    “This is the same el-Rufai and others who incorporated Transcorp during my time as vice […]

  • Atiku plots to destabilise Buhari’s government, says el-Rufai

    Atiku plots to destabilise Buhari’s government, says el-Rufai

    Kaduna State Governor, Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai has accused former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of a plot to destabilise President Muhammadu Buhari because of his 2019 presidential ambition.

    On Monday, Atiku, in an interview with Zero Tolerance, an in-house magazine of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), accused el-Rufai and former EFCC boss, Nuhu Ribadu, of betrayal, even though he took them into former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s government.

    But, el-Rufai, who was former Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises  (BPE) […]

  • Court cleared me of corruption charges cooked up by Obasanjo, El-Rufai, Ribadu, says Atiku

    Court cleared me of corruption charges cooked up by Obasanjo, El-Rufai, Ribadu, says Atiku

    Atiku Abubakar, the former Vice President,  has given himself a clean slate from corruption tag, saying that court has cleared him of the corruption allegations “cooked up” by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and gazetted by a government white paper during the Olusegun Obasanjo administration.

    Atiku stated this in the interview granted to the editorial team of the EFCC, which was published in the latest edition of their in-house Magazine, “Zero Tolerance”.

    He noted that he is one of the […]

  • President Buhari can’t afford to fail Nigerians, says El-Rufai

    President Buhari can’t afford to fail Nigerians, says El-Rufai

    Commenced a national prayer for God’s intervention in the President Muhammadu Buhari led government,  as a group of Kaduna based Nigerians, Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna State has said that, the All Progressives Congress (APC) cannot afford to fail Nigerians.

    Worried by the state of the nation, the group under the auspices of Abdullah Network Communication said the national prayer was aimed at seeking divine assistance for President Muhammadu Buhari led government in its quest to develop Nigeria.

    The spiritual exercise […]