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El-Rufai: Ethnic, religious politics affecting Nigeria

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Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has condemned the manipulation of religion and ethnicity for political interests by the elite in the country. The governor, who is seeking reelection under the banner of the All Progressives Congress, said the choice of Dr Hadiza Balarabe as his running mate for the March 2 governorship poll …

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2019: We didn’t endorse Buhari – Fulani group

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Gan Allah Fulani Development Association of Nigeria has exonerated itself from what it described as ‘dangerously selfish and unilateral endorsement’ of President Muhammadu Buhari as its candidate in the forthcoming 2019 general elections. Reacting to the alleged endorsement of PMB in 2019 by some pastoralists, the National Secretary-General of the …

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There’s high threat of kidnap throughout Nigeria – UK


The United Kingdom has said there is a high threat of kidnap throughout Nigeria. It also warned its nationals against travelling to the North-East, saying that the security environment in the region deteriorated in 2018. Except it is really essential, the UK cautioned its citizens against travelling to Zamfara, Kaduna, …

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There is herder crisis in Kaduna, Shehu Sani replies El-Rufai


Senator Shehu Sani has countered Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s statement that,” there have never been any herders’ crisis in the state”. NEWSTIMES reports that the governor had said what has been happening are conflicts that resulted from ethno-religious intolerance. But reacting, Shehu Sani in a tweet on Sunday said, “There is …

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Atiku will defeat Buhari – Ex-Niger governor, Aliyu


A former Niger State Governor, Alhaji Babangida Aliyu, on Sunday said the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, stood a good chance of defeating President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress in the 2019 elections. He however said his prediction could only come to pass if security …

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Fake news peddlers allege I’m from Mali – Gov El-Rufai

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Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has urged the Federal Government to enact a law that would grant states the jurisdiction to prosecute cases of fake news and hate speech. He made the call when Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, visited him on the sidelines of the  47th …

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2019: PDP supporters throng Sokoto for Atiku mega rally


Thousands of Peoples Democratic Party supporters on Monday thronged Sokoto State and its environs in colourful attires and motorcades for the launching of the North-West zonal campaign of the presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar. NEWSTIMES reports that Abubakar was earlier scheduled to arrive Sokoto for the rally at …

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El-Rufai: My re-election a done deal


The Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, has said his re-election in 2019 is a done deal despite the risks he had taken to do the right thing in the past three and half years. Gov. El-Rufai, who stated this while speaking as the special guest of honour at the …

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Defection: We are discussing with six APC govs, lawmakers – PDP


The Peoples Democratic Party said it was almost concluding discussions with more state governors and members of the National Assembly elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress ahead of their defection to the PDP. The party said it had already concluded discussions with six APC governors and 27 …

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