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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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    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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