JUST IN : Kaduna Govt announces Nuhu Bamalli as 19th Emir of Zazzau

The Kaduna State Government has announced the appointment of Ahmed Bamalli as the new emir of Zazzau The long awaited appointment comes 17 days since the stool became vacant. Mr Bamalli succeeds Shehu Idris, the 17th Fulani emir of Zazzau who reigned for 45 years before his death on September 20. Princes from three of the four dynastic lines of the emirate jostled for the post with four of them believed to be the frontrunners. The three page report gave verdict on two-stage selection process followed on three princes. Those…

President Buhari mourns Emir of Zauzau,sends Senior officials to Zaria

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock and grief over the death of the Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris. In a condolence message to Governor Nasir El-Rufai, the government and people of Kaduna State, President Buhari said: “With the passing of Alhaji Shehu Idris, Nigeria has lost one of its longest reigning traditional monarchs whose contributions to the promotion of unity and peaceful coexistence among Nigerians cannot be forgotten for years to come.” According to the President, ”The Emir of Zazzau who ascended to the throne in 1975, had used…

AbdulRazaq commiserates with El-Rufai, Zazzau emirate over Emir’s death

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Sunday commiserated with his Kaduna State counterpart Mallam Nasir el-Rufai and the Zazzau Emirate over the death of its monarch, His Royal Highness Dr Shehu Idris (CFR). “I join our compatriots nationwide to commiserate with His Excellency the Governor of Kaduna State Mallam Nasir el-Rufai and the Zazzau emirate on the painful death of the revered monarch who served his people meritoriously and built bridges of friendship and goodwill across the country,” the Governor said in a statement. “The death of the monarch is…

Emir of Zazzau, Shehu Idris dies at 84

The Emir of Zauzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris is dead. The foremost Northern Monarch died at 84. Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, confirmed the Emir’s death. According to the governor, Idris died at the 44 Military Hospital Kaduna on Sunday. The governor tweeted, “It is with great sadness that I confirm the passing of the father of our state, His Highness Emir of Zazzau, Alh (Dr.) Shehu Idris CFR. “He died at the 44 Military Hospital Kaduna today after a brief illness. Janazah prayer in Zaria is scheduled for 5pm.”

FIGHT AGAINST BANDITRY/KIDNAPPING : Niger ,Kaduna states Governors commend Nigerian Army

The Governors of Niger and Kaduna States, Abubakar Sani Bello and Nasir El-Rufai have hailed the Nigerian Army for the successes recorded in dealing with banditry and kidnapping activities in the North-West and North-Central parts of the country. The Governors gave the commendation during an assessment tour to the Special Army Super Camp 4 in Faskari, Katsina State to ascertain the level of successes made so far by the operation “Sahel Sanity” recently launched to fight banditry, kidnapping and cattle rustling activities that have bedeviled the regions. On his part,…

I am still COVID-19 positive – El-Rufai ….Chairs state council meeting from isolation

Against the earlier speculations that Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufa’i of Kaduna State has been cured of Coronavirus Disease, the Governor on Wednesday said he is still positive of the virus. The Governor, who disclosed this on his Twitter handle Wednesday afternoon, also disclosed that he chaired the State Executive Council meeting through a video conference. Governor El-Rufa’i called on Nigerians and people of Kaduna State in particular to ignore fake news over his status, saying that he will personally make it public when he is cleared of the disease. According…

COVID -19 : Kaduna Govt announces more preventive measures

The Deputy Governor of Kaduna state, Dr. Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, in a broadcast on Wednesday, 25th March 2020 announced further emergency measures taken by the state government to protect residents from Covid-19. Read the full text : My dear people of Kaduna State, 1. I address you today as a follow up to the state broadcast made two days ago by our Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai. I wish to thank our people for the growing compliance with the measures that have been announced to protect residents of the state from…

Ganduje is a monster, but Sanusi not a victim, by Farooq A. Kperogi

Governor Abdullahi “Gandollar” Ganduje is no doubt a contemptibly philistine monster of avarice and debauchery who dethroned Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as Emir of Kano because he couldn’t stomach the former emir’s disapproval of the electoral fraud that brought him to power. There is also no doubt that Sanusi’s unrelenting public censures of the rotten, if time-honoured, cultural quiddities of the Muslim North discomfited many people who are invested in the status quo, and this became one of the convenient bases for his ouster. But Sanusi isn’t nearly the victim he…

BREAKING: El-Rufai, Sanusi Meet In Awe

Kaduna state Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai is currently in a meeting with the dethroned Emir of Kano, Lamino Sanusi who is taking asylum in Awe local government area of Nasarawa. The Kaduna Governor who is a close friend to the dethroned Emir had shortly after he was removed as emir appointed him into the board of the state Investment Promotion Agency, KADIPA. He also appointed the dethroned Emir as the chancellor of Kaduna state University. Already the state has witnessed an increased number of security check points in the last…