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January 15, 2019 11:37 AM New Minimum Wage: You cannot impose a wage level on states – El-rufai tells NLC

Governor Nasir El-rufai of Kaduna state has said the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC cannot impose wage level on state governors. El-rufai said this in an interview on Channels Television’s Roadmap 2019 over the insistence of labour union on N30,000 minimum wage across all states. On his position of new N30,000 minimum wage, El-rufai said: “The purpose 660

December 19, 2018 6:03 PM VP Debate: Sowore sues NEDG over exclusion

The Presidential Candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Mr Omoyele Sowore, on Wednesday, dragged the Nigeria Election Debate Group (NEDG) to court. Sowore sued the NEDG over the exclusion of his party’s Vice-Presidential Candidate, Mr Rabiu Rufai in the debate, which held on Dec. 14. The suit, with No. CV/652/2018, was filed by the National 85

December 13, 2018 2:48 PM Kaduna contractors give El-Rufai ultimatum, threaten to occupy govt house with wives, children

Some contractors under the umbrella of Kaduna Drainage Contractors have given Governor Nasiru Ahmed El-Rufai of Kaduna State a five-day ultimatum to invite them for a round-table meeting for the payment of the amount owed them or face a sit-down protest at the entrance of the government house. The contractors decried the refusal of the Kaduna state government 92

December 4, 2018 4:52 PM 2019: Election is between thieves, trustworthy people – El-Rufai

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Tuesday said the 2019 election was between thieves who are out to loot and trustworthy people. He made the remark while delivering his keynote address at the launching of the 69 campaign council of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the Murtala Mohammed Square in Kaduna. El-Rufai stated that the Peoples 67

November 16, 2018 6:01 AM Shittes: Why El-Zakzaky can’t be released – Gov. El-Rufai

The Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El- Rufai has provided reasons detained leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, also known as Shittes, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, cannot be set free. El-Rufai said that El-Zakzaky was not being held illegally as widely reported. Recall that the Shittes leader was arrested in 2015, after a confrontation 79

November 11, 2018 1:49 PM Gov. El-Rufai under fire for attacking Peter Obi

The Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai has come under attack from a major supporter of the former governor of Anambra State, and vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Peter Obi. El-Rufai had in a tweet called Obi a religious bigot for seeking to restrict his movement in Anambra, during a governorship election 75

November 10, 2018 1:28 PM 2019 presidency: Okupe attacks El-Rufai over Peter Obi

Doyin Okupe, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has attacked the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai. Okupe was reacting to a tweet where Governor El-Rufai described Peter Obi, the running mate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar as a “religious bigot.” El-Rufai recalled that Obi supported 78

November 10, 2018 6:23 AM 2019 presidency: What Peter Obi did to me in 2014 – Gov. El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has described Peter Obi, the running mate of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, as a tribal bigot. El-Rufai recalled that Obi supported his (El-Rufai’s) arrest by the Department of State Services, DSS in 2014 on the ground that “El-Rufai has no business being in Anambra 61

November 5, 2018 3:36 PM Muslim-Muslim ticket: El-Rufai has displayed political, religious insensitivity in Kaduna – Rev. Para-Mallam

More reactions have continued to trail the choice of a Muslim running mate by Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, as the regional secretary of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES), Rev. Gideon Para-Mallam has said that with the choice of Dr. Hadiza, the Governor has displayed political and religious insensitivity of enormous 63

November 5, 2018 12:57 PM Gov. el-Rufai elevates Danjuma Barde to first-class chief

In a move aimed at rewarding diligent and hardworking traditional rulers, the Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai has approved the elevation of HRH Dr. Danjuma Barde, the Esu Chikun (previously known as Sa Gbagyi), to a first-class chief. He stated this in a statement issued and signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Samuel 62