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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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    Eight killed in fresh outbreak of meningitis in Katsina

Eight killed in fresh outbreak of meningitis in Katsina

At least eight people have died in an outbreak of Meningitis in Tsabu village, Mai’adua local government area of Katsina state.Nasiru Mani, director of primary health care of the council, confirmed this to NAN on Thursday.Mani said the outbreak of the deadly disease was discovered in the last two days following a report from the community.He said 16 cases were [...]

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    How angry youths stoned governor, federal lawmakers in Katsina

How angry youths stoned governor, federal lawmakers in Katsina

Stones and shoes were used in attacking the dignitaries, including Bello Masari, governor of Katsina state; Abu Ibrahim, senator representing Katsina south, and Amiru Tukur, member representing Bakori/Danja in the house of representatives on Saturday.According to NAN, the politicians were mobbed at a political event organised by the state chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Funtua.It took combined teams [...]

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    Two MMM agents remanded in prison

Two MMM agents remanded in prison

A Malumfashi chief magistrates’ court in Katsina state has ordered the remand of Debora Fojo and Musa Garba, two agents of the ponzi scheme, Mavrodi Mundial Movement (MMM), in custody over alleged breach of trust and cheating.The two were accused of collecting N429,000 to invest in the scheme.Fojo and Garba are residents of Government Girls Secondary School Malumfashi quarters and [...]

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    Katsina govt: We pumped N700m into health sector to reduce medical tourism abroad

Katsina govt: We pumped N700m into health sector to reduce medical tourism abroad

The Katsina state government says it used N700 million to procure some medical equipment in order to reduce the rate of people seeking medical attention abroad.Mariatu Usman, commissioner for health, disclosed this during a recent a media summit in the state.Usman said the equipment would be installed at laboratories, theaters, dental units, x-ray units, special baby care units, intensive care [...]

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    Katsina traditional ruler suspended for alleged rape of minor

Katsina traditional ruler suspended for alleged rape of minor

A traditional ruler, Bishir Bala Kofar-bai, has been suspended by the Katsina emirate council for allegedly defiling a 15-year-old girl.Bello Ifo, secretary of the council, in a statement on Thursday, said that the suspension was with immediate effect.Kofar-bai was stripped of his post of ‘Magatakarda’ pending the determination of a criminal litigation against him.He is standing trial for an alleged [...]

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    65,000 Christians declare 7-day fasting for Buhari, prayer begins at MFM

65,000 Christians declare 7-day fasting for Buhari, prayer begins at MFM

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says about 65,000 of its members in Katsina state, have begun seven-day fasting and prayers for the quick recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari.Nelson Chukwu, chairman of CAN in the state, who disclosed this to journalists on Monday, said the prayers would be offered at Mountain of Fire & Miracles Ministries (MFM) at Kofar-Kaura, Katsina [...]

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    Katsina assembly removes speaker

Katsina assembly removes speaker

Aliyu Muduru, speaker of the Katsina state house of assembly, has been removed.Members of the assembly replaced Muduru at plenary on Wednesday.Hanbali Faruk,  majority leader, who represents Katsina constituency, moved the motion for Muduru's removal, and was seconded by Abubakar Total, member representing Funtua constituency.Twenty-four of the 34 members voted in favour of the impeachment and removal of the speaker.The lawmakers [...]

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    My life is in danger, says Shema, ex-Katsina gov

My life is in danger, says Shema, ex-Katsina gov

Ibrahim Shema, former governor of Katsina state, who is standing trial for alleged N11 billion fraud, says his life is in danger.Alleging that Bello Masari, his successor was behind the plot to arrest him at the premises of the state high court on Tuesday, Shema said there is a sinister move to harm him.Shema broke down in tears after a [...]

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    Shema, ex-Katsina gov, weeps as EFCC rearrests him

Shema, ex-Katsina gov, weeps as EFCC rearrests him

Ibrahim Shema, former governor of Katsina state, broke down in tears after operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) rearrested him on Tuesday.Shema initially resisted the attempt to arrest him at a Katsina high court where he was arraigned.He is standing a 22-count charge bordering on alleged criminal breach of trust and misappropriation of public funds.There was a [...]

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    18 abandoned babies recovered in Katsina LG

18 abandoned babies recovered in Katsina LG

Eighteen babies, abandoned by their mothers, have been recovered in  Funtua town in Katsina state, in the last four months.Ibrahim Nasir, director of education and social services (ESSD), Funtua local government council, told NAN that some babies were found in dustbins.“Some of the babies were also thrown into toilets, while some were left in markets, public places and uncompleted buildings [...]

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    Katsina university will recognise ‘only one Islamic body’ on campus

Katsina university will recognise ‘only one Islamic body’ on campus

The management of the Umar Musa Yar'Adua university, Katsina, has announced that the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN) would be the only recognised Islamic body on campus.It was earlier reported that the management of the university had proscribed tribal and religious associations on the campus excluding the MSSN after an internal memorandum signed by Sulaiman Sani Kankara, the acting dean of student [...]

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    EFCC asks court to remand Shema, ex-Katsina gov, in prison

EFCC asks court to remand Shema, ex-Katsina gov, in prison

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday arraigned Ibrahim Shema, former governor of Katsina state, alongside three others before Ibrahim Bako, a justice of Katsina high court.He was arraigned on a 22-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust and misappropriation of public funds.Jibrin Samuel, the agency's counsel, urged the court to revoke an administrative bail earlier given [...]

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    2 Shi’ia members ‘slaughtered’ in Kaduna, 9 in Katsina during Ashura procession

2 Shi’ia members ‘slaughtered’ in Kaduna, 9 in Katsina during Ashura procession

Two people were slaughtered in kaduna state while another nine were killed in Katsina as security agencies prevented Shi'ites from performing the Ashura festival, the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has said.According to the commission, security agencies are hellbent on preventing members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) from taking part in annual processions.The processions mark the martyrdom of a grandson of [...]

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    Police ban religious processions in Katsina

Police ban religious processions in Katsina

The Katsina state police command has banned all forms of processions, rallies and “unlawful” assemblies by religious groups or any group of people in the state.Salisu Agaisa, the command’s public relations officer (PRO), disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday.“Any person(s) caught violating this order will be arrested and prosecuted,” the statement read.“The command wishes to inform the general [...]

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