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Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

PDP has never won an election in Kaduna – El-Rufai

The Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, says the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has never fairly won a governorship election in the state since 1999. PDP produced four governors in the state between 1999 and 2015 when Mr El-Rufai was elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).…

Man defecating in an open drainage

VIDEO: Open Defecation: The ugly side of Nigeria’s glittering capital city


Ali Nuhu at the AMVCA 2018 [photo:]

Ali Nuhu celebrates 20 years in Kannywood

Popularly called, the 'King of Kannywood,' Ali Nuhu on Saturday celebrated his 20 years in the film industry. Ali Nuhu started acting in Kannywood in 1999. He also marked attaining 900,000 followers on Instagram. In the course of his career, he has acted in Nollywood films becoming the first northern…

Atiku campaign releases secret tapes quoting Minister Amaechi as abusing Buhari

The campaign team of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has released audio tapes which it described as that of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi. Mr Amaechi is a key political ally of President Muhammadu Buhari and the director-general of the Buhari/Osinbajo Campaign Organisation. But…

Nasir El-Eufai [Photo Credit: The Whistler]

Why Kaduna elites are angry with my stewardship – El-Rufai

Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has said the elites in Kaduna are not happy with his style of stewardship because he channelled Kaduna’s resources to improve healthcare and education for the poor and making the state great again, instead of sharing it with them. The governor, who featured in a…

Adam Zango and Ali Nuhu

12 major events that shaped Kannywood in 2018

The year 2018 has been an interesting one for Kannywood and its stars. From landmark achievements to some level of government interventions, the stakeholders have a lot to be thankful for. As we draw the curtains on a memorable cinematic year, PREMIUM TIMES brings you a quick rundown of key…

Kannywood Buhari and Atiku

2019: How support for Buhari, Atiku is dividing Kannywood

The Kannywood movie industry is currently divided into factions over support for the two main contenders in the 2019 presidential polls, checks by PREMIUM TIMES has revealed. The two main contestants are incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling All Progressive Congress and Atiku Abubakar of the People's Democratic Party.…

VIDEO: Why ASUP strike will continue – Dutse

Buhari at 76

VIDEO: Give me more time, Buhari tells Nigerians on 76th birthday


VIDEO: Unlike Buhari, I am not a converted democrat – Atiku

We disagree with Northern Elders Forum on Buhari – ACF

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has distanced itself from the comment of the chairman of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Ango Abdullahi, on President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid. Mr Abdullahi on Sunday called on northerners not to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019. The former Ahmadu Bello University…

Cletus Ukpong, an assistant editor with PREMIUM TIMES

Premium Times journalist wins NUJ award

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Akwa Ibom State Council, on Friday held an award night in Uyo where prizes were given out to journalists for their professional works for the year 2018. Cletus Ukpong, an assistant editor with PREMIUM TIMES, was among the journalists who received prizes. Mr Ukpong,…

Ahmed Aruwa

Ex-senator Ahmed Aruwa buried

Ahmed Aruwa, who died early Sunday morning, has been buried at Turaki Aliyu Cemetry, Unguwar Sarki, Kaduna after funeral prayers held at Sultan Bello Mosque. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a cleric, Ahmad Gumi, led the funeral prayer at about 1:00 PM. The funeral prayer was attended…

L-R: Executive Director, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC), Mr Yury Fedoyov, Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hammad al Thani, Malaysian Prime Minister, Dr Mahathir Mohamad and EFCC Chairman of EFCC, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, after Ribadu was conferred with lifetime/outstanding anticorruption award by the Rule of Law and Anticorruption Centre (ROLACC), in Malaysia, on Friday.

VIDEO: Ribadu receives Global Anti Corruption Award

Rahama Sadau

Rahama Sadau celebrates one million followers on Instagram

Kannywood actress, Rahama Sadau, has announced attaining one million followers on her Instagram page. Celebrating the feat, Rahama displayed pictures of herself in a joyous mood, thanking her fans and colleagues for making her get to 1 million fan base on Instagram. "Love and gratitude to one million of you.…

President Muhammadu Buhari in Kakrow, Poland

VIDEO: What Buhari told Nigerians living in Poland

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

Kaduna APC names campaign council, directorates (FULL LIST)

The Kaduna State All Progressives Congress (APC) has released the list of members of its Campaign Council and Directorates. Ben Kure, who was Director-General of the campaign in 2015, returns to the role as the head of the 1,342 persons who constitute the 14 Directorates of the campaign. On the…

Ahmed Lawan

WATCH: PDP can’t force Buhari to sign electoral Bill, says Ahmed Lawan

Nasir El-Eufai [Photo Credit: The Whistler]

El-Rufai condoles with family of late Abba Kyari

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has condoled with the family of the late governor of the defunct North Central State, Abba Kyari. Mr Kyari, a retired brigadier-general, died on Sunday in Abuja after a brief illness. He was 80. His eldest son, Abubakar Kyari, who is a senator, confirmed…

Nasir El-Eufai [Photo Credit: The Whistler]

Kaduna govt lifts curfew in Kachia

The Kaduna State government on Thursday announced that the curfew in Kachia town and its environs have been fully lifted. In a statement signed by the governor, Nasir El-Rufai's spokesperson, Samuel Aruwan, the night-time curfew in Kasuwan Magani and Kujama continues from 5pm to 6am daily. “The Kaduna State Security…

Isa Ashiru Kudan

INTERVIEW: My academic credentials authentic, I’ll win Kaduna governorship – PDP candidate Isa Ashiru

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Kaduna State in this interview denies he submitted fake credentials to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as alleged by his critics, including members of his party. He also denies he signed any political 'agreement' with other PDP aspirants during the…

INTERVIEW: Why Indian-Hausa dubbed films can’t displace Kannywood – Teema Yola

Popularly known as Teema Yola, Kannywood's Fatima Isa is a new face in the film Industry compared to other known actresses; but she is gradually carving a niche for herself. Intelligent, smart, the robust actress has since become an attraction for many producers and directors in Kannywood who need a…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

Kaduna govt lifts curfew in metropolis

The Kaduna State Government has lifted the curfew it imposed on Kaduna metropolis and its environs on October 31. A statement by Governor Nasir El-Rufai's spokesperson, Samuel Aruwan, on Tuesday said residents were free to go about their legitimate businesses at anytime of the day. "However, a security review has…

Hadiza Balarabe

2019: El-Rufai gives running mate new appointment

Hadiza Balarabe, the running mate to Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai in the forthcoming 2019 elections, has been given a fresh appointment. A statement signed by Samuel Aruwan, governor's spokesperson disclosed that Mr El-Rufai has appointed her as 'Senior Adviser-Counsellor', with immediate effect. She is currently the Executive Secretary of…

Gov. El Rufai [Photo credit: Information Nigeria]

El-Rufai chooses female running mate

Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai has announced the selection of Hadiza Balarabe as his running mate for the 2019 election. In a statement signed by his spokesperson, Samuel Aruwan, the governor said the choice of Mrs Hadiza was deliberately done to encourage women participation in government. The incumbent deputy governor,…