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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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    PHOTOS: Buhari hosts corp members, thanks Gowon for NYSC scheme

PHOTOS: Buhari hosts corp members, thanks Gowon for NYSC scheme

Members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Tuesday paid a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari in Daura, Katsina state.The excited corp members serving in Daura were excited o meet with Buhari who is in his hometown for the eid mubarak celebrations. [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari goes home for Sallah

PHOTOS: Buhari goes home for Sallah

President Muhammadu Buhari will celebrate eid-el-kabir in his hometown of Daura, Katsina state.Buhari, who arrived Katsina on Friday, was received by Aminu Bello Masari, Katsina state governor, Mannir Yakubu, deputy governor, Abdulmumini Kabir Usman, emir of Katsina and other eminent personalities. [...]

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    Troops kill cattle ‘rustler’, armed ‘bandits’ in Katsina

Troops kill cattle ‘rustler’, armed ‘bandits’ in Katsina

Troops of 35 Battalion, 1 brigade Nigerian army on Friday killed a suspected cattle rustler and armed bandits on Tsambe-Fafare road, Jibia local government area of Katsina state.Sani Usman, army spokesman, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday.He said the troop were in a joint patrol with Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Katsina State, under [...]

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    Katsina court remands 5 for ‘feeding dog with new born baby’

Katsina court remands 5 for ‘feeding dog with new born baby’

A chief magistrates’ court in Katsina state has ordered the remand of one Muhammad Bello, 45, a teenage girl, and three others for allegedly killing a newborn baby born out of wedlock.The suspects were said to have fed a dog with the corpse of the child.Altine Ragiji, police prosecutor, told the court that the incident occurred at Saika village in [...]

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    Katsina gov sets up panel to probe ‘missing N70bn’

Katsina gov sets up panel to probe ‘missing N70bn’

Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina state, has inaugurated an 11-man judicial commission of inquiry to investigate the alleged N70 billion unaccounted for by the administration of Ibrahim Shema, his predecessor.Inaugurating the commission in Katsina on Monday, Masari said it had become necessary to embark on such step because more than 90 per cent of the money was illegally taken by [...]

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    Fuel scarcity hits Katsina

Fuel scarcity hits Katsina

There is currently fuel scarcity in Katsina state with long queues found in many filling stations in the metropolis, according to NAN.Apart from NNPC mega station and Forte Oil, which were dispensing the product at N87 per litre, the few ones that had the commodity sold at N100 per litre and above and most of them stations dispensed the product [...]

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    Soldiers kill 11cattle rustlers in Katsina

Soldiers kill 11cattle rustlers in Katsina

Troops of Nigerian army operating in Faskari and Safana areas of Katsina state have killed 11 notorious cattle rustlers in action. The soldiers also arrested 39 armed bandits and handed them over to police.According to a press statement made available to reporters on Thursday in Katsina by Ikechukwu Stephen Eze, a captain and assistant director army public relations, many others escaped [...]

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Exchange Rates

Feb 24, 2017USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK315.25395.57333.84
LAGOS460600500
KANO470610510
PH480620520
ABUJA450600510
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