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  • Rufai Abubakar, a 38-year-old tailor in a working class Lagos neighborhood spends $200 a month buying fuel for his generator so that he can sew and do intricate Senegalese-style embroidery work in his shop.

    Goodluck Jonathan sworn in as Nigeria's president

  • The great vizier (or prime minister) is Haj Beshir; but there are other viziers of more or less power: -- Shadeli; Ibrahim Wadai; Rufai (cousin of the Sheikh); Hamza, and Mala Ibrahim.

    Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 2 Under the Orders and at the Expense of Her Majesty's Government

  • EFCC Chairman said she was not under any form of instruction to give him (el-Rufai) any special treatment.


  • Despite the differences that clouded their relationship, el Rufai remembers Yar'Adua as a family man and a person of faith who deserves every respect.

    Thisday Online

  • The former minister had stated while on self exile that the country could consider Dr. Jonathan for president in 2011 if he succeeds in stabilizing the country. el-Rufai was also said to have scheduled some meetings with non-governmental organizations to fashion out ways of collaboration.

    Sunday Tribune

  • Giving an insight into the deliberations at the Saudi meetings, Mallam Nasir el - Rufai, former Minister of Federal Capital Territory, in a memo on the state of the nation at the weekend, noted that the group is plotting to file a law suit challenging the constitutionality of Jonathan's ascension to the position of Acting President.

    Thisday Online

  • El-Rufai had in his memo named a group consisting Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, Dr. Bello Haliru Mohammed, Senator Ibrahim Mantu, and Alhaji Hassan Adamu as having been put together to start a campaign indicating that the North has been excluded from national leadership again.

    Thisday Online

  • EFCC's spokesman, Mr. Femi Babafemi, said yesterday that el-Rufai would be made to face allegations of fraud.

    Thisday Online

  • Meanwhile, el-Rufai will appear in court today to defend himself against allegations of corrupton.

    Thisday Online

  • EFCC had on December 21, 2008 declared el-Rufai wanted for abuse of office and misappropriation of public funds to the tune of N32 billion.

    Thisday Online


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