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Kaduna governor-elect, El-Rufai, appoints SSG, others

Ahead of his inauguration as Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai on Wednesday announced the appointments of key officials in his incoming government. Mr. El-Rufai, in a statement he personally signed, named Balarabe Lawal as Secretary to the State Government. He also appointed Salisu Suleiman his Principal Private Secretary, while Abu…


Real Madrid sacks coach

Spanish football giant, Real Madrid, has sacked its coach, Carlos Ancelotti, for not winning a single trophy this season. Ancelotti led the club to victory in the Spanish Cup before claiming the club's 10th European Cup in the 2013/2014 football season. This season, Ancelotti’s Real was knocked out by Juventus…


Patience Jonathan’s “There is God” video Nigeria’s most viewed YouTube clip ever – Google

The First Lady’s video was widely viewed at a time the international community was fixed on Nigeria’s response to the Chibok abductions.

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El-Rufai Vows To Punish Theft Of N2.744b SURE-P Funds

Kaduna State Governor-Elect, Nasir El-Rufai,​ on Monday cautioned against the attempt by ​an​ ​alleged ​outgoing Kaduna state government to secure approval to spend N2.744 billion SURE-P funds. The government has put pressure on the Kaduna State House of Assembly for the spending approval, barely two weeks to the end of…


In Kannywood, ​Bosho, Naburaska, ​Sana’a likely replacement for Ibro​

Comic actor, Rabilu Musa (Ibro), was a sensation in the Kannywood movie industry. He is said to be the most featured in Kannymood movies​. ​ Ibro also starred alongside actors from Nollywood, Nkem Owoh and John Okafor, in the 2014 Kannywood/Nollywood crossover movies, Maja and Oga Abuja. His roles in…

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La Liga strike suspended, league to resume weekend

The feud between the Spanish ​F​ootball ​A​ssociation, La Liga, and the Spanish football union, AFE, over TV rights has been suspended. A Spanish court siting in Madrid, Thursday, suspended the planned strike by footballers in protest against a new TV rights law, which threatened to shut down the country's top…


Keeping It Real With Adeola – NNPC & The Missing $20 Billion

This week on Keeping It Real, President Jonathan orders the release of NNPC audit, but the report fails to explain the missing $20 billion.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

Obasanjo Foundation sacks trustee implicated in money laundering deal; reports her to London Police

The Olusegun Obasanjo Foundation on Friday said it has fired a member of its Board of Trustees, Anne Welsh, following shocking reports that she plotted to help some Lebanese businessmen to launder millions of dollars. A new video obtained by SaharaReporters and published Thursday suggested Mrs. Welsh “operated a well-oiled…

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Spanish La Liga suspended over TV rights

​T​he Spanish football federation says it is suspending indefinitely all end-of-season games as a result of disputes with the government, including ​a row ​over TV rights. A federation statement said it was also unhappy with receiving only 4.5 per cent of pools revenue, though it said it was still open…


Former State Assembly Speakers demand retirement benefits

Former speakers of states’ Houses of Assembly in the country on Wednesday called for the inclusion of retirement benefits for them in the ongoing amendment of the 1999 Constitution. The National Association of Former Speakers of States’ Houses of Assembly made the call at its meeting in Abuja. The Chairman…


Video: Why we met Buhari – APC Governors

The governors elected ​on​ the platform of the All Progressives Congress have stated that they met with President-elect Muhammadu Buhari to discuss the precarious state of the Nigerian economy.

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Kannywood Movie Review: Sarki Jatau

Director: Bashir Rijau Starring: Tijjani Faraga, Bashir Nayaya, Aisha Dan Kano, Rabiu Rikadawa, Fadila Adam, Sadisu Sawaba Genre: Drama/adventure Year: 2015 Duration: 105 minutes Sarki Jatau will remind viewers of the teleplay, Magana Jarice: the brutality of the waziri hellbent on being king by plotting to murder the son of…

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El-Rufai consoles families over Birnin Gwari killings  

Kaduna state governor-elect, Nasir El-Rufai, on Thursday condoled with the families of the 20 persons killed on Wednesday in Birnin Gwari local government area of the state.    The governor-elect condemned the killings and called for urgent action by the security forces to stem acts of banditry and terror in the area.…


Keeping It Real With Adeola ($20 Trillion Embezzled In Nigeria)

This week on Keeping It Real, Nigerian officials have stolen $20 trillion in 45 years!

Nigeria's Minister of Petroleum Diezani Allison-Madueke

NNPC wants fuel subsidy scrapped; says it’s not sustainable

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Thursday made a strong case for the complete removal of subsidy from the petroleum products pricing template by the incoming government. Group Coordinator, Corporate Strategy and Planning, NNPC, Tim Okon, said fuel subsidy was not sustainable in view of the fact that government…

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El-Rufai sets up transition committee, replies Gov. Yero

Kaduna State Governor-elect, Nasir El-Rufai​,​ on Wednesday inaugurated the All Progressives Congress transition committee ahead of his May 29, 2015 assumption of office. The committee ​is​ chaired by Mr. El-Rufai’s Chief of Staff when he was Minister of the Federal Capital Territory from 2003 to 2007, Balarabe Lawal. Mr. El-Rufai’s…

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Only 7 Kaduna lawmakers re-elected

Only seven of the 34 lawmakers in the Kaduna State House of Assembly were re-elected, results released by the electoral commission, INEC, show. The Speaker of the Assembly, Shehu Tahir; Majority Leader, Muhammad Yunusa; and Minority Leader, Muhammad Ali, were among the lawmakers who lost their re-election bids. The returnees…

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Video: I predicted South Africa’s xenophobic attacks – TB Joshua

“In the nation, South Africa, we should help them in prayer because I am seeing youth revolt,” the clip quotes Mr. Joshua as saying. “It will be very serious. A situation where youth will come out and… you learn that there is a protest. Some people were killed – certain…

Kannywood icons recently visited Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari pledges to stop piracy in Kannywood

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari has said that his government will look into ways ​of​ stopping piracy in the Hausa film industry, Kannywood. Mr. Buhari made this known during a courtesy visit by the Arewa Film Makers Association in his home at Daura, Katsina, Tuesday. Mr. Buhari also thanked Kannywood for its…


Movie editing in Kannywood needs to improve – Abduljabbar Ahmed

Nigeria's Hausa (Kannywood) movie industry has to improve on editing and packaging to make it more competitive, a director in the industry, Abduljabbar Ahmed, has said. “Kannywood have really improved in the area of picture and directing, but the final product often diminishes all efforts done on the movie,” Mr.…

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Kaduna: Governor Yero concedes defeat, calls El-Rufai, APC says

The Kaduna State Governor and gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ramalan Yero, has conceded defeat to his rival, Nasir El-Rufai of the All Progressives Congress, an official has said. The spokesperson of Kaduna State APC Campaign Council, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this in a statement. According to Mr. Aruwan,…

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KadunaDecides: El-Rufai leads Governor Yero with wide margin

The All Progressive Congress governorship candidate in Kaduna, Nasir El-Rufai, is in the lead after INEC announced the results of 14 local government areas of the state. According to the result as announced by returning officers at the INEC headquarters in Kaduna, Mr. El-Rufai leads with a wide margin in…

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​Nine Kaduna governorship candidates step down for El-Rufai

Barely 24 hours to the governorship elections, in Kaduna, nine candidates have stepped down for Nasir El-Rufai of the All Progressives Congress. The candidates, who spoke at a press conference in Kaduna Thursday, said their decision to step down for Mr. El-Rufai was informed by the former minister’s fortitude to…

President-Elect,  Muhammadu Buhari

SERAP asks Buhari to implement 5-point programme to end corruption

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has challenged the president-elect General Muhammadu Buhari to “implement a 5-point programme against corruption if he is to send a strong signal of change and ensure improved governance throughout the country.” In a statement today signed by SERAP executive director Adetokunbo Mumuni, the organization…

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Buhari to unfold APC’s job creation master plan May 29, says Gov. Wamakko

Governor Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State has said that the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, will unfold the All Progressives Congress, APC, master plan on job creation and social security related issues on May 29. Mr. Wamakko disclosed this on Wednesday while addressing supporters of the APCP during a thank you visit…