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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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    Masari begins probe of Shema

Masari begins probe of Shema

Aminu Masari of Katsina state, has inaugurated four committees to investigate activities of some departments and agencies in the state during the administration of Ibrahim Shema.The agencies and departments under investigation are the state Road Maintenance Agency (KASROMA), Department of Girl-child Education, Millennium Development Goals (MDG/SURE-P) and Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).Inaugurating the committes on Monday, Masari directed them to [...]

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    N13bn missing from Katsina treasury, says Gov. Masari

N13bn missing from Katsina treasury, says Gov. Masari

Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina state, has alleged that N13 billion is missing from the account of the state’s ministry of finance.Masari made this known during his maiden news conference in the state on Thursday.“We are investigating the whereabouts of this staggering sum in the document handed over to the transition committee,” he said.“The ministry of finance has failed to [...]

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    Katsina federal legislator dies 5 days to inauguration

Katsina federal legislator dies 5 days to inauguration

Umar Abubakar, the house of representatives member-elect for Katsina federal constituency, has died exactly five days ahead of the inauguration of the eight assembly.Abubakar was a member of the national assembly and got re-elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for a second term.Aged 64, he died in his Katsina home in the early hours of Wednesday and [...]

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    Masari, Katsina gov, warns LG chairmen against graft

Masari, Katsina gov, warns LG chairmen against graft

Aminu Masari, the new governor of Katsina state, has directed the 34 local government council chairmen in the state to account for all the funds disbursed to them by Ibrahim Shema, his predecessor, after April 11 election.Masari gave the directive to the chairmen during a meeting he had with them on Tuesday.In May, Lawal Jari, the immediate-past commissioner of finance, [...]

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    Katsina gov, Shema, to hand over N4bn to successor

Katsina gov, Shema, to hand over N4bn to successor

Ibrahim Shema, outgoing governor of Katsina state, says he would leave N4 billion in the state treasury for the incoming administration.Shema made the disclosure when he received management staff of the Federal University, Dutsin-ma in Katsina on Thursday.He said before handing over, he would release N8.5 billion to the 34 local government councils in the state to continue with projects [...]

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    Buhari visits his Katsina farm

Buhari visits his Katsina farm

Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president-elect, visited his farm at Daura, his hometown in Katsina state, on Tuesday.Accompanied by a few aides, Buhari was spotted at the cow section, looking on with admiration.Prior to his election, little or nothing was known about his private investment. At a point, the directorate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) even taunted him that he could he not [...]

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    Katsina police commissioner dies on election eve

Katsina police commissioner dies on election eve

Muhammad Hurdi, the commissioner of police in Katsina state, lost the battle to a protracted ailment on the eve of the country's presidential election.Aminu Sadiq, state police public relations officer (PPRO), confirmed the development to reporters in Katsina, the capital of the state on Sunday.He said that the late commissioner joined the service in 1988 as ASP (assistant superintendent of police) [...]

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    Police deny murder of principal who released Buhari’s result

Police deny murder of principal who released Buhari’s result

The Katsina state police command has dispelled the rumour of the alleged murder of Ballo Isyaku, the principal of Government College, Katsina, who released the West African School Certificate (WASC) of Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Report that Isyaku was assassinated by unknown gunmen for releasing Buhari’s certificate went viral on social media.But Aminu Sadiq, the [...]

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    INEC to relocate polling units in Katsina

INEC to relocate polling units in Katsina

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it had concluded arrangements to remove polling units from private establishments and residential buildings in Katsina state.Abubakar Wara, the state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), disclosed this at a special stakeholders meeting.‘’The commission decided to take the decision in line with the best international practice that private buildings or residents should not be used [...]

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