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    ‘I’m not on Facebook’ — Katsina senator warns against impostor accounts

‘I’m not on Facebook’ — Katsina senator warns against impostor accounts

Bello Mandiya, senator representing Katsina south, says he does not operate any Facebook account.Mandiya said this when dissociating himself from a Facebook account purportedly created by him for official communication.In a statement on Saturday, he said the account in question is being used to disseminate false information and mislead the public to believe his office is conducting employment into an [...]

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    Tribunal upholds Masari’s election

Tribunal upholds Masari’s election

The Katsina state governorship election petition tribunal on Saturday validated the election of Aminu Masari, governor of the state.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Masari, who contested under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the March 9 election but Yakubu Lado of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) took Masari and the APC to the [...]

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    Repent or we’ll deal with you, Masari warns bandits

Repent or we’ll deal with you, Masari warns bandits

Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina, has warned criminal elements in the state to be prepared to face the wrath of the government if they do not repent.Masari said this while speaking at a security meeting with traditional rulers, herdsmen leaders and security agencies in the state, on Thursday.He said killings were unacceptable and called on parents and guardians to be [...]

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    Flood destroys 300 houses in Daura

Flood destroys 300 houses in Daura

Flood has destroyed more than 300 houses in Daura, hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina state.According to NAN, some of the houses were brought down while water submerged several others.The agency said some residents had since fled the town while some were seeing trying to rescue some domestic items.Some Daura residents, who spoke with NAN, said the flood followed [...]

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    Four killed as bandits attack Katsina community

Four killed as bandits attack Katsina community

Suspected bandits have been killed four people in a raid on Tsayau village in Jibia local government area of Katsina state.Anas Gezawa, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday.The attack comes less than 48 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the military to hunt and eliminate bandits wherever they are found.The attackers were [...]

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    Three NYSC members die in Katsina road crash

Three NYSC members die in Katsina road crash

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    ‘Women abducted, 22 killed’ as gunmen raid Katsina communities

‘Women abducted, 22 killed’ as gunmen raid Katsina communities

Twenty-two persons were reportedly killed while many women were abducted when suspected bandits attacked Zangon-Kankara and Makera in Kankara local government area of Katsina state.A resident of Zango-Kankara told TheCable that the attacks occurred on Thursday evening.He said while 18 people were killed in Zangon, four lost their lives in Makera where several women were abducted.The resident said the attackers [...]

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    10 killed as ‘bandits’ raid Katsina village

10 killed as ‘bandits’ raid Katsina village

At least 10 persons have been killed in an attack on Kirtawa village in Safana local government area of Katsina state.The attack which occurred on Saturday evening, left at least five persons injured.Gambo Isah, spokesman of the Katsina police command, made this known in a statement on Sunday.He said suspected bandits set ablaze five vehicles, four motorcycles and carted away an [...]

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    Bandit attacks: Katsina emirate cancels sallah celebration to mourn victims

Bandit attacks: Katsina emirate cancels sallah celebration to mourn victims

The Katsina emirate council says it would not hold the Sallah Durbar during the forthcoming Eid Fitr to mourn victims of recent bandit attacks in some communities in the state.Ibrahim Bindawa, information officer of the emirate, disclosed this in a statement, in Katsina, on Saturday.Suspected bandits recently attacked some communities in the state, killing over 30 people while some animals [...]

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    Over 30 killed as gunmen raid Katsina communities

Over 30 killed as gunmen raid Katsina communities

More than 30 persons were killed after suspected bandits attacked some communities in Katsina state between Monday and Tuesday.Some of the affected communities are Mara Zamfarawa village in Danmusa local government area (LGA); Sabon-Layin Galadima community of Faskari LGA; and Yar’Gamji village of Batsari LGA.The suspects were said to have also carted away some animals.Eleven persons were said to have been [...]

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    Masari’s chief of staff, Bello Mandiya, wins Katsina south senatorial seat

Masari’s chief of staff, Bello Mandiya, wins Katsina south senatorial seat

Bello Mandiya has won the Katsina south senatorial seat.The chief of staff to Aminu Masari, governor of Kastina state, polled 433,139 votes to defeat his closest rival Shehu Inuwa Imam, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who got 158,081 votes.In his reaction, Mandiya expressed gratitude to the people for the overwhelming support and the confidence reposed in him. “I [...]

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    Ex-LG chairman:  EFCC locked me up after I refused to indict ex-Katsina gov

Ex-LG chairman: EFCC locked me up after I refused to indict ex-Katsina gov

Lawal Ibrahim Dankaba, an ex-chairman of Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) made him an accomplice in a multi-billion fraud for failing to indict Shehu Shema, a former Katsina governor, for money laundering.Dankaba said this on Wednesday while testifying at a high court in Katsina.Shema, Sani Hamisu Makana, Lawal Ahmad Safana [...]

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    Traditional ruler kidnapped in Katsina

Traditional ruler kidnapped in Katsina

The ward head of Zandam in Jibia local government area of Katsina has been kidnapped.According to Daily Trust, the traditional ruler was seized alongside a businessman in the village.The kidnappers were said to have stormed the village Sunday night, and broke into their homes to abduct them.Some residents who, reportedly, tried to rescue the victims were injured in the process.So [...]

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    Masari: Katsina is under siege by armed robbers, kidnappers

Masari: Katsina is under siege by armed robbers, kidnappers

Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina, says the state is under siege by bandits, armed robbers and kidnappers.He said this during the opening ceremony of an extra-ordinary security meeting.Masari charged security operatives to step up the efforts in making the safe for residents.“The citizens are on daily basis being harassed by bandits and kidnappers that are on rampage in the [...]

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    Our opponents only exist on billboards, says Katsina APC chieftain

Our opponents only exist on billboards, says Katsina APC chieftain

Mustapha Inuwa, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Katsina state, says candidates of opposition parties in the state only exist on billboards.Inuwa, who is chairman of the campaign council of Aminu Masari re-election, governor of Katsina, said this during the flag-off of the campaign for the re-election of the governor in the Funtua area of the state [...]

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    Group counters Masari, says Hadiza Bala Usman has empowered Katsina people

Group counters Masari, says Hadiza Bala Usman has empowered Katsina people

The Katsina Youths for Sustainable Change (KYSC), a group based in the state, has dismissed claims by Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina, Hadiza Bala Usman, managing director of the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), has not empowered youth in the state.The group said this while reacting to the governor who said only the duo of Dikko Radda, director-general of Small and Medium [...]

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