El-Rufai

66 people Killed by gunmen in Kaduna, Gov El-rufai Confirms [READ MORE]

  Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el -Rufai, on Friday confirmed the death of 66 people in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that among the victims were 22 children and 12 women, while four wounded persons were rescued alive, the government stated in a public statement. The time of the massacres and the incident leading to them were, however , not explained in the release. The governor, in the statement, regretted the development and vowed that those responsible for the massacres will be brought to justice. The Kaduna State Governor had, through his verified Twitter handle @elrufai, tweeted: The Tweet leads to a Facebook statement [Read]

Body Bag Comment: El-Rufai Spoke in National Interest – Presidency [READ MORE]

  Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, has defended Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, who came under heavy criticism on Wednesday over his comment on an NTA programme. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that El-Rufai had said foreigners planning to intervene in the elections will leave in “body bags”. The comment prompted the reaction of the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) which vowed that its observers would not be deterred in carrying out their duties. In a statement, Shehu said having made a clarification on the comments he earlier made on the role of other countries and bodies in elections, there was no need dragging the issue further. “We have [Read]

2019 Polls: PDP Condemns El-Rufai for issuing death threat to foreigners [READ MORE]

  The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai for allegedly threatening foreigners in the forthcoming 2019 general elections. Governor El – Rufai has slammed the United States, United Kingdom and European Union’s reactions to President Muhammadu Buhari’s suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, as “most irresponsible”. According to him, they cannot dictate to the Federal Government. Onnoghen was suspended over alleged false asset declaration . The US , UK and EU had questioned the legality of Onnoghen ’s suspension by Buhari without the input of the National Assembly. They also faulted the timing of the CJN ’s suspension against [Read]

Kaduna state residents wash their streets with soap and water shortly after Gov El-rufai’s visit [SEE PHOTOS]

  Angry Kaduna residents reportedly washed their streets with soap and water, shortly after Governor El-Rufai’s visited for his 2019 governorship campaign. Residents of Birnin Gwari LGA, the local government badly affected by activities of bandits and kidnappers also burned APC flags and brooms, as a sign of rejection of the party in the coming general election. The Kaduna residents who washed their streets with soap and water shortly after Governor El-Rufai’s visit, had previously been promised a faculty of Kaduna State University and the Governor had also allegedly promised them that he will relocate his office to the area pending when bandits ravaging the area are flushed out. However [Read]

PDP Imported Supporters From Niger Republic For Sokoto Rally – Gov El-Rufai [READ MORE]

  The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Tuesday said the majority of the persons who participated at the Peoples Democratic Party presidential rally which held in Sokoto were from neighbouring Niger Republic. The governor, a member of the ruling party, APC, disclosed this during an inauguration of his campaign commitee in Kaduna. The PDP launched its zonal presidential rally in Sokoto on Monday for the North-west. Thousands of people attended the rally which was addressed by the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar; the Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal; and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara. However, according to Mr El-Rufai, many of those that attended the [Read]

Kaduna commercial sex workers hail El-Rufai for lifting curfew

  The Association of Commercial sex workers, Kaduna State, have hailed Governor Nasir El-rufai of Kaduna State for lifting the curfew imposed on Kaduna following the crisis that rocked the town and environs. Kaduna and environs recently witnessed security challenges that started in Kasuwan Magani in October this year and spread to other parts to the state capital resulting to loss of lives and property that made the state government imposed 24 hour curfew in the affected areas. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Chairman of the Association, Justina Emmanuel, made the commendation in company of the Treasurer of the Association while briefing newsmen, saying the imposition of the curfew [Read]

KADUNA KILLINGS: El-Rufai Imposes 24-hour Curfew – READ MORE

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Kaduna State Government has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Kaduna town and environs with immediate effect. The Senior Special Assistant to the state governor on Media and Publicity, Mr Samuel Aruwan stated this on Sunday in Kaduna. Newsclic The curfew was announced three days after sectarian crises in Kasuwan Magani caused the death of over 5o people, while several properties were also destroyed. The curfew was informed by fears of reprisal attacks following the Kasuwan Magani crisis last Thursday. BREAKING: “Party’s decision on Dapo Abiodun final”, Buhari tells Ogun Monarchs – READ MORE There have been rumours in town of fighting and crisis [Read]

2019: Cattle Sellers, IPMAN, Others Buy Election Forms For El-Rufai

Five groups, led by the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Kaduna Branch have bought a nomination form for Governor Nasir El-rufai to recontest for election in 2019. Governor El Rufai who expressed surprise at the development said the gesture came at the right time because he could not have afforded the nomination fees set by the party. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that other groups that jointly financed the nomination forms were Petroleum Tanker Drivers, National association of Road Transport Owners, Traders of Sheikh Mahmud Gummi Market and The Katsina and Daura People’s Association living in Kaduna. Receiving the head of the delegation at at the Sir Kashim [Read]

SHOCKING >>>2019: I don’t have N20m in my account, El-Rufai reveals

…as groups buy nomination form for him The governor of Kaduna state, Nasir el-Rufai, Monday said that he does not have N20m to buy an expression of interest and nomination forms for himself. Speaking at the state’s government house, El-rufai commended the Association of Cattle Sellers, Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), NATO, and Sheikh Gumi Market Association who bought the forms for him. Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, the Executive Governor of Kaduna State Quoting El-rufai as cited by thecable, “When the party fixed the money for the form, I could remember that during the meeting, the President was the first person to rise his hands and said he does [Read]

PHOTO NEWS: Buhari attends Graduation of Armed Forces Staff College, Kaduna SEE MORE PHOTOS HERE >>>

The President of Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari was today at the graduation ceremony of Senior Course 40 at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji, Kaduna State. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that the President Muhammadu Buhari was also accompanied by Commandant Armed Forces Command and Staff College, AVM Lawal Shittu, while Kaduna governor,  Mallam Nasir El-Rufai played host to the many dignitaries at the event. See more photos of the event below:   [Read]