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    15 die from gastroenteritis outbreak in Katsina

15 die from gastroenteritis outbreak in Katsina

An outbreak of gastroenteritis has claimed 15 lives in Charanchi local government area of Katsina state, an official said on Sunday.Gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the stomach and intestine that results in diarrhoea, cramps, nausea, vomiting and fever.Yusuf Radda, the transition committee chairman of the council, made the disclosure through his information officer, Mannir Idris.He said the areas affected by [...]

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    Death toll in Katsina flood rises to 52

Death toll in Katsina flood rises to 52

Aminu Waziri, executive director, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), on Tuesday said the number of lives lost in the Katsina flood has risen to 52.On Monday, Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina, said over 44 people had lost their lives while 20 others were still missing following the flood in Jibia local government area of the state.Masari said over 500 houses were [...]

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    APC congress: Election materials ‘were diverted’ in Katsina

APC congress: Election materials ‘were diverted’ in Katsina

The election monitoring committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ward and local government congresses in  Katsina state, has written a minority report on the conduct of the congresses in four local governments in the Funtua zone of the state.In a report dated May 15, and addressed to the national secretary of the APC, Sanusi Kunde, Innocent Anike and  Abdulrasheed [...]

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    Katsina Poly to kick off degree programmes

Katsina Poly to kick off degree programmes

The Katsina Polytechnic has revealed plans to launch four new degree programmes in collaboration with the Federal University of Technology (FUT) Minna.  [...]

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    Katsina south senatorial district stakeholders reject ‘jamboree’ congress

Katsina south senatorial district stakeholders reject ‘jamboree’ congress

Some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Katsina south senatorial district have described the ward congresses conducted on Saturday as a jamboree, calling for fresh elections.In a petition, the aggrieved members cutting across all the 11 local government areas of the zone, accused the committee responsible for the congress of flagrant violation of the constitution and the electoral act.The [...]

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    Katsina group: Buhari committed to internal democracy

Katsina group: Buhari committed to internal democracy

The Katsina Youths for Sustainable Change (KYSC) says President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to the internal democracy.The group which is of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Funtua, Katsina state, commended Buhari for rejecting the tenure extension of party executives at the federal and state levels.In a statement, Na’im Abdullahi, director of the KYSC, quoted members of the group as saying [...]

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    Katsina community endorses Masari for second term

Katsina community endorses Masari for second term

About a thousand residents of  Dutsi local government area of Katsina, on Friday,  paid a solidarity visit to Bello Masari, the state governor.The delegation, led by Mustapha Amasco, chairman of the privately owned Amasco oil, expressed their support for the programmes and policies of Masari's administration.Masari expressed joy over the visit and described the people of Dutsi as wonderful, discipline [...]

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    Police: 198 arms recovered from herdsmen, rustlers in Katsina

Police: 198 arms recovered from herdsmen, rustlers in Katsina

The Katsina police command says it has recovered at least 198 illegal arms from herdsmen and cattle rustlers in the state.Mohammed Wakili, state commissioner of police, disclosed this at a news conference on Wednesday.He said the recoveries were sequel to the directives given to the effect by the inspector-general of police (IGP) to the commissioners and their supervising assistant inspector-general [...]

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    Masari: Entrepreneurship is key to solving problem of unemployment

Masari: Entrepreneurship is key to solving problem of unemployment

Aminu Masari, Katsina state governor, says entrepreneurship is the key to solving the problem of unemployment.He said this while distributing business kit to 255 youth and women in the state.The beneficiaries underwent various entrepreneurship courses at the Katsina Youth Crafts Village.The governor said with the resettlement package, the youth can become employers of labour in their various local government areas.He also [...]

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    APC trumps PDP in Katsina supplementary rerun election

APC trumps PDP in Katsina supplementary rerun election

Mansur Mashi of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has won the supplementary election into the Mashi/Dutsi federal constituency of Katsina state.Hudu Ayuba, the returning officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), said Mashi scored 30,719 votes against 22,690 votes scored by Malam Nazifi Yusuf of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).He said in the supplementary election held in the six [...]

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    Policeman killed, teenager abducted as ‘robbers’ break loose in Katsina

Policeman killed, teenager abducted as ‘robbers’ break loose in Katsina

Suspected armed robbers on Wednesday killed a policeman attached to WAPA Shopping Mall in Katsina state.The suspects carted away an undisclosed amount of money after killing the officer.In another incident, unknown gunmen abducted a 14-year-old girl in Kankia local government area of Katsina state.Salisu Mai-Tiles, father of the victim, said the gunmen invaded his residence at Sabuwar-Abuja quarters in Kankia [...]

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    Tribunal sacks APC rep

Tribunal sacks APC rep

The election petition tribunal in Katsina has nullified the election of Mansur Ali Mashi, member representing Mashi/Dutsi federal constituency at the national assembly.The tribunal has also ordered for the conduct of fresh bye-election in 15 polling units in the constituency.Mashi is of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Delivering the judgment on Wednesday, L.M. Boufini said the tribunal was convinced that there [...]

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    Exam malpractice: Katsina varsity expels nine students, sacks three staff

Exam malpractice: Katsina varsity expels nine students, sacks three staff

The Federal University Dutsinma in Katsina state has dismissed three staff and expelled nine students for engaging in examination malpractices, said Armuyau Bichi, the acting vice chancellor.Bichi, who made the disclosure while briefing journalists on Monday in Dutsinma, said the students and staff were caught red-handed during the semester examinations. [...]

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    Katsina to establish black oil refinery

Katsina to establish black oil refinery

The Katsina state government says it will establish a black oil refinery in the state as part of its industrialisation agenda.Abubakar Yusuf, the state commissioner for commerce, industry and tourism, said this on Sunday during the inauguration of PVC and vinyl tube production lines at Kankia metal works in the state.He said the refinery, which will be located in Mashi [...]

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    Shema, ex-Katsina governor, accused of diverting N58.5bn from state coffers

Shema, ex-Katsina governor, accused of diverting N58.5bn from state coffers

The Katsina judicial commission of inquiry on missing funds and properties has said Ibrahim Shema, a former governor, allegedly diverted N58.5 billion from state coffers.Ado Ma’aji, chairman of the commission, said N58.5 billion was unaccounted for by the previous administration.He made this known while presenting the commission's report to Aminu Masari, the state governor, on Sunday.The amount is N3 billion higher [...]

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    APC candidate wins Katsina bye-election

APC candidate wins Katsina bye-election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Mansur Ali of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the bye-election conducted in Mashi/Dutsi federal constituency.Hudu Ayuba, the returning officer to the election, who announced the results in Mashi on Sunday, said APC won the election with 27,968 votes.He said Nazif Yusuf of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored [...]

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