Senate confirms 45 Ministerial nominees as El-Rufai and two others await clearance

The Senate has concluded the screening of 45 of the 48 ministerial nominees of President Bola Tinubu. During it plenary today August 7, the Senate confirmed 45 of the nominees as cabinet members.   Senate President Godswill Akpabio put the nominations to a series of voice votes, of which three of them, former Governor of Kaduna State Nasir El-Rufai, Stella Okotete (Delta State), and Abubakar Danladi (Taraba State)are still undergoing security clearance.   The confirmation comes over a week after

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El-Rufai reveals why he may not accept Chief of Staff role to Bola Tinubu

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, has revealed the reason why he would not accept to be Chief of Staff to Bola Tinubu, Nigeria’s President-elect.   According to the outgoing governor, he would prefer to be involved in the private sector   Speaking during the commissioning of the Gombe Geographic Information Systems service centre, in Gombe State on Saturday, May 6, he said;   “I will be leaving in 22 days, but I will be available anytime you need a troublemaker.

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2023: I have no ambition, I will support any Southern candidate

As the 2023 presidential election draws near, the governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai, has said he has no personal ambition and will support any candidate who emerges from his party’s zoning structure, even if the candidate is from the South. While speaking during the weekly ministerial press briefing organized by the Presidential Communications Team at the presidential villa, Abuja, the governor said he just wanted to finish his job, get on with his private life, write another book, and make tons of money.

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Governor El-Rufai appoints 28-year-old as head of Kaduna investment agency

Governor Nasir el-Rufai has appointed 28-year-old Khalil Nur Khalil as executive secretary of Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency (KADIPA).    The graduate of the business and economics from the Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU), Cyprus, was the investment intelligence director at KADIPA (the youngest person to assume the role in the history of Kaduna) before his recent appointment.    Muyiwa Adekeye, special adviser to el-Rufai on media also announced other changes in the governor’s cabinet.   The Governor’s Chief of Staff, Muhammad Sani Abdullahi was redeployed to the planning

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We are working with Nasarawa government to rescue kidnapped monarch

Kaduna state government has said that it is working with Nasarawa State Government and security agencies to rescue the paramount Ruler of Jaba Jaba Chiefdom, Gyet Muade, who was kidnapped by gunmen in Nasarawa on Monday July 27.    LIB reported that the Monarch was abducted while on his farm located at Gitata community of Nasarawa state, which shares a boundary with Jaba in Kaduna state.   Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan who led some government and security officials to

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I expected unequivocal and unqualified support from Nigeria Governors’ Forum

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has accused the Nigeria Governors’ Forum of not giving him the support he needed during his face-off with leaders of the Nigerian Labour Congress over a warning strike which was carried out in Kaduna state he governs.  El-Rufai who spoke during a virtual meeting of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) on Wednesday May 19, also claimed that the strike was politically motivated.  He also insisted that Governors owe their people accountability and not the NLC. The Governor said; 

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