Kaduna state, north central nigeria, is populated by about 57 to 63 different ethnic groups. The enrolment of her excellency, the deputy governor, dr hadiza balarabe signified the end of the design phase and the beginning of the rollout of the contributory health scheme in kaduna state. Violence in southern kaduna threatens to undermine nigerias. Biographies of governors of former northern nigeria and kaduna state, 19601990. The kaduna state governor, mukhtar ramalan yero, has commissioned several roads and schools projects completed by his administration in igabi and kaduna south local government areas of the state. Sani abacha on muhammadu buhari way by independence way. The population of kaduna was at 760,084 as of the 2006 nigerian census. The state shares boundaries with niger state to the west, zamfara, katsina and kano states to the north, bauchi and plateau states to the east and fct abuja and the nassarawa states to the south. Join facebook to connect with kaduna state and others you may know. Kaduna state governor, mallam nasir elrufai, has hailed the arrest of the policeman, who killed a commercial bus driver along kadunaabuja highway on friday which led to protest by drivers. Kaduna, city, capital of kaduna state, northcentral nigeria.
Kaduna state governor, mallam nasir elrufai recently scratched the subject of who might succeed him come 2023. Elrufai family daughter nasir elrufai has three wives. Be ready to fight daily if you refuse to negotiate with bandits shehu sani warns elrufai. History of kaduna state university, kaduna best school news. Deposed emir of kano, malam muhammadu sanusi ii former emir of kano, muhammadu sanusi ii, has been appointed into the board of kaduna investment promotion agency, kadipa, by kaduna state governor, nasir elrufai. Abdullahi sarki mukhtar replaced colonel dangiwa umar and ran the state from 1988 to 1990. Biographies of governors of former northern nigeria and. Kaduna state was created on 27 may 1967 as north central state and on 17 mar 1976 was renamed kaduna state. Kaduna state jumps from one violent conflict to another. His unwavering focus on economic development includes attracting businesses and investment to the state while helping homegrown businesses flourish. The governor leads the executive branch of the government.
Kaduna adopts measures to respond to looming economic crisis. Nigerias kaduna state has been embroiled in conflict for decades. The governor will subsequently forward the three more nominees to. Mar, 2016 kaduna state governor, mallam nasir ahmad elrufai, who, in january 20, allegedly insulted christianity in a tweet and received bashing from adherents has, again, stirred the hornets nest as. Mar 30, 2016 on the 9th of march, 1987 the then military governor of kaduna state, lt. Kaduna state governor, malam nasir elrufai, has signed the n157. Yet, people deliberately or ignorantly vilify him as part of the northern nigerian leaders denying their masses education. Sep 10, 20 the main brain behind the crisis, one alhaji mato, uncle to the then kaduna state governor, alhaji dabo lere and cousin to babangidas secretaty to the federal government alhaji ibrahim aliyu was shielded and accommodated in the kaduna state government guest house by the governor. Ethnic minorities and political turbulence in kaduna state. This is the official account of the governor of kaduna state, nigeria. He served from 1979 to 1981, when the kaduna state house of assembly controversially impeached him.
Umahi reacts to news of joint 2023 presidential ticket. The kaduna state governor, nasir elrufai, has revoked the certificate of occupancy c of o of the durbar hotel belonging to the late gen. Because these conflicts and tensions have deep roots in northern nigerian history, it is useful to examine this historical background before proceeding to discuss the complex facts and facets of ethnic minority political turbulence in kaduna state today. Governor nasir elrufai of kaduna state has confirmed that the state was divided and needed to be united and also blasted south south governors on. Historical background what is presently known as kaduna state. On the 9th of march, 1987 the then military governor of kaduna state, lt. The process and procedures that brought about this logo were faulty. Race for kaduna state governorship poll begins the guardian. The atyap people of southern kaduna, on thursday, launched a. The kaduna state university was established under the kaduna state law promulgated in may 2004. Kaduna state governor news latest breaking stories and top. Jameelah sanda writes that the kaduna state government under the leadership of governor nasir elrufai is trying to bring about a shift in the perception of the public regarding governance in the. In 1967 this was split up into six states, one of which was the northcentral state, whose name was changed to kaduna state in 1976. Kaduna is the state capital of kaduna state in northwestern nigeria, on the kaduna river.
The kaduna state governor is the head of kaduna state government. Kaduna state has a land area of 46,053 square kilometers. Greenfield university is an exceptional university and is uniquely designed for learning and living. The senator representing kaduna central district at the national assembly, shehu sani, has described governor nasir elrufai, as most unpopular governor in the history of kaduna state. Waziri in a news item published by saharareporters on the 20th december, 2012 titled, factions in southern kaduna. Kaduna state was created on 27 may 1967 as north central state and on 17 mar 1976 was.
Gunmen launch another attack in southern kaduna community an attack has occurred in asso community, jemaa local government area of kaduna state. The state was created on the 27th of may 1967 from the former north central state. As governor of everyone who lives in kaduna state, he reiterates his call for all residents of the state to join hands in progressive endeavours for peace and development. Kadunas history reflects that of the north in particular and nigeria in general. Kaduna state is a state in central northern nigeria. The kaduna state government has named deposed emir of kano, muhammadu sanusi ii, as the chancellor of the kaduna state university kasu. Therefore, if, as promised by the governor, kadsiecom would conduct a free and fair elections into the local government councils in the state on may 12, 2018 using the evms, the governor would have succeeded in achieving something extraordinary, even if it were the only thing he would have done to the good people of kaduna state. History until the late eighties when kaduna state seemed to have slid into intermittent sectarian and ethnic violence, its capital city, kaduna, was one of the most peaceful, cosmopolitan and politically important cities in nigeria. The violence has its roots in ethnic tensions between the states muslim and nonmuslim populations.
Kaduna state governor nasir elrufai on monday enrolled his sixyearold son into a public primary school. Kaduna state governor, nasir elrufai related news the kaduna state government has adopted stringent measures to manage the unexpected economic consequences unleashed by the coronavirus pandemic. Nasir ahmad elrufai born 16 february 1960, addressed publicly as mallam nasir ahmad elrufai is a nigerian politician who is the governor of kaduna state, nigeria. The kaduna state government on thursday announced additional measures to contain the novel coronavirus ravaging the world. Kaduna state governor, mallam nasir ahmad elrufai, who, in january 20, allegedly insulted christianity in a tweet and received bashing from. The state shares boundaries with niger state to the west, zamfara, katsina and kano states to the north, bauchi and plateau states to the east and fct abuja and nassarawa state to the south. In a broadcast thursday, deputy governor hadiza balarabe announced a.
Kaduna state news today daily updates read on legit. In 2015, he successfully campaigned for the office of the governor of kaduna state and was elected in a landslide victory, beating incumbent governor and candidate of the peoples democratic party, mukhtar ramalan yero. Many prominent kataf people were fired from the kaduna state. Nasir elrufai and the state s house of assembly have been pushing for three years has finally been put to death as kaduna state high court declared it illegal saying it infringed the fundamental rights of pastors to propagate christianity in the state. Malam nasir elrufai has welcomed the affirmation of his reelection as governor of kaduna state by the election tribunal. The kaduna state governor, mallam nasir elrufai, on sunday, appealed to the people of the state not to politicise the killings in kajuru local government area, where he alleged that 66 people. The details of the attack are unclear, but the state governor, nasir elrufai, condemned the attack in a statement sent to our source by his spokesperson, samuel aruwan. Race for kaduna state governorship poll begins the.
The promulgation followed the need of boosting higher education in the northern and the southern parts of the state. Kaduna has a neverending cycle of violence stears business. Apr 24, 2018 the race for the 2019 governorship in kaduna state has begun, as aspirants in the various political parties are engaging in underground consultations and grassroots mobilization for support. The governors son, abubakar alsadiq elrufai was enrolled by his father into primary. This position places its holder in leadership of the state with command authority over the state affairs. Violence in southern kaduna threatens to undermine nigeria. The people democratic party in kaduna state has prayed for the quick recovery of the state governor, nasir elrufai, who tested positive for coronavirus. Kaduna governor sympathises with family of driver killed by police. Nasir ahmad elrufai is the current governor of kaduna state in nigeria where christians are being killed by fulani herdsmen. When alhaji ahmed mohammed makarfi was elected governor he followed the herd and declared sharia law in kaduna state in 2000, which led to the death of over 5,000 people in subsequent riots. Ordinary people of kaduna state have eagerly embraced the idea that.
Kaduna state is located at the north central region of nigeria. Kaduna state logo law must be amended, by sunday isuwa. He was the minister of the federal capital territory, abuja from 16 july 2003 to 29 may 2007. Hadiza, asia, and ummi, as is permitted by his faith. The north central state with kaduna as its capital kaduna had two military governors, abba kyari 1967 1975 and usman jibirin 1975 1977. Kaduna state governor, nasir elrufai is perhaps one of the most committed to getting school children educated in the north based on policy implementation approaches. Kaduna state, nigeria overview, history and summary. The state is the successor to the old northern region of nigeria, which had its capital at kaduna. Apr 19, 2017 being a proxy war they are fighting for their masters in america, israel and saudi arabia, it was easy for them to initiate the kaduna state governor nasir elrufai, an amateur politician looking for the slightest opportunities, into the project. The book uses archaeological evidence to trace the history of the atyap. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the world more open and connected. Politics in kaduna state, people of zaria and governor. Welcome to the official page of the governor of kaduna state, malam nasir ahmad elrufai.
The kaduna state government, led by governor mallam nasir elrufai, now faces enormous pressure to act. Kaduna restructures state water corporation, dissolves board. In 1967 this was split up into six states, one of which was the northcentral state, whose name was changed to kaduna state. Court stops elrufai from regulating pastors and preaching. Students will be developed to become experts in various fields as they will gain internationally recognized qualifications, skills, exposure and competences which broaden their horizon and set them on exciting paths to make the world a better place. Governance is on the upswing in kaduna thisdaylive. Mar 18, 2019 but the governor s solution would do little to address the underlying issues that cause division between the two main groups in kaduna state, neither would it necessarily stop the factors that fan the flames, like weapon smuggling. Kaduna state simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Sir frederick later lord lugard, the first british governor of northern nigeria, selected the present site along the lagoskano railway for a town, and building began in 19. This history dates back before 1912, the year lord lugard chose it to become the dual capital of the north and nigeria.
His deputy, abba musa rimi who completed the tenure till 1983, succeeded him. Together, lets build an open library for the world. This is the toughest time in nigerian history to be a state governor, particularly in states that have been ruled by the pdp for a long period. In 1983, lawal kaita was elected as the governor of kaduna on the platform of the national party of nigeria npn. Read, comment and share free subscription get the hottest stories from the largest news site in nigeria. The kaduna security situation, and what we are doing about. Kadppa kaduna state public procurement authority due.
The governor governor nasir elrufai has led kaduna s recovery from the great recession created by the previous administration to a position of national economic prominence. His governments sack of teachers in 2017 was greeted with criticism from. The governor is frequently described to be the number one citizen of the state. The historical evidence indicating the date and where gbagyi people migrated from into kaduna area is still shrouded in mystery. In fact, the governor spoke of how buhari had asked aliko dangote to put n5 billion to build the kaduna birnin road. Furthermore, since the inception of the state as kaduna in 1976, it has had 9 military governors and 7 civilian governors till date. He was the former director general of bureau of public enterprises, the head of privatisation agency in nigeria.
Zaria is one of the major towns in kaduna state and is very rich in history. The main brain behind the crisis, one alhaji mato, uncle to the then kaduna state governor, alhaji dabo lere and cousin to babangidas secretaty to the federal government alhaji ibrahim aliyu was shielded and accommodated in the kaduna state government guest house by the governor. The edict provided among other things, for the mandatory licensing of preachers. Insensitive people recklessly dismissing kaduna deaths. It lies along the kaduna river, which is a major tributary of the niger river. Governor nasir elrufai has sent the names of 11 nominees for appointment as commissioners to the kaduna state house of assembly. The law ensures that all procurementcontracts openness, transparency, accountability, competition, cost effectiveness and value for money vfm. The governor governor nasir elrufai has led kadunas recovery from the great recession created by the previous administration to a position of national economic prominence. Kaduna state governor news latest breaking stories and. The former lawmaker representing kaduna central in the upper chamber of the national assembly, senator shehu sani, has reacted to the statement of the kaduna state. On monday, in an update of the raging feud between kaduna state governor, mallam nasir elrufai, and the nigeria union of teachers, the union handed down a twoweek ultimatum to the governor to reverse the planned sack of close to twothirds of primary school teachers in the state. The race for the 2019 governorship in kaduna state has begun, as aspirants in the various political parties are engaging in underground consultations and grassroots mobilization for support. The 1984 edict was promulgated by the then military governor of kaduna state, aircommodore usman muazu, on 17th july, 1984 following the maitatsine riots in some parts of northern nigeria at the time. Nigerias kaduna state removing school fees voice of.
Let us make our kaduna state a place of peace text of state broadcast by malam nasir elrufai, governor of kaduna state, on monday, 22nd october 2018 dear people of kaduna state. One major city under the governance of kaduna is the ancient city of zaria. Dec 27, 2012 politics in kaduna state, people of zaria and governor mukhtar yero by ibraheem a. Meeting with the kaduna state governor on efforts to control the spread of hivaids in the state.
The new appointment was announced in a statement elrufais special adviser on media and publicity, muyiwa adekeye on tuesday. Kaduna state governor nasirelrufai the religious preaching bill kaduna gov. This is a list of administrators and governors of kaduna state. Mallam nasir ahmad elrufai born 16 february 1960 is a nigerian politician who is the governor of kaduna state since 2015. Malam nasir ahmad elrufai born 16 february 1960 is a nigerian politician who is the governor of kaduna state, nigeria. Kaduna teachers and dilemmas of reform nigeriana news. Why icc must prosecute kaduna governor nasir elrufai. Abubakar umar, amended the 1984 edict and expunged the option of fine and extended the term of imprisonment upon. The last military governor appointed by general ibrahim babangida regime was abubakar tanko ayuba. It is a trade centre and a major transportation hub for the surrounding agricultural areas, with its rail and road junction. He ran kaduna from 1990 to 1992 and handed over power to a civilian elected governor in the illfated and shortlived third republic. In office since 2015, his administration, and that of the federal government, have been accused of a conspiracy of silence, and are facing mounting popular criticism on the ground and on social media.
It will be incumbent on the good members of kaduna state house of assembly and other members of the society to ensure that this logo is taken back to the house of assembly for amendment if the governor signs it into law. Kadunas atyap people document groups history in new book. Wife of kaduna state governor, hadiza isma elrufai is presenting her new novel, an abun dance of scorpion, today. Jan 30, 2019 the kaduna state government says it has restructured the leadership of the kaduna state water corporation, in its bid to accelerate its reform of the water sector in the state. Executive governor of kaduna state nasir elrufai speaks during an. Learn about kaduna state, nigeria people, local government. Religious leaders in the state have been more cutting in their views of how to put an end to sectarian violence. Why chaos, violence continues in nigerias kaduna state. Buhari is committed to security governor elrufai january 10, 2018 in a recent statement, the governor of kaduna, nasir elrufai revealed that president buhari is committed to security in kaduna state. Governor elrufai appoints former emir sanusi chancellor. The governor also noted that the mindset of the people of the state has also changed in the last four years, stating that.253 727 135 925 793 1159 1337 93 928 1021 1317 1392 1271 1482 1399 784 444 1480 718 1204 817 1360 1287 947 1413 889 1031 519 448 698 274 611 1279 1009 1352 894 8 100