Tuesday, October 22, 2019

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    Masari: APC forces in Abuja undermining me

Masari: APC forces in Abuja undermining me

Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina state, says some members of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja are using federal government resources to undermine the party and his administration.At a stakeholders’ meeting attended by all the 34 local government chairmen and executives of the party in the state, the governor said lack of discipline within the party may lead to [...]

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    Masari frees six bandits in exchange for 20 kidnap victims

Masari frees six bandits in exchange for 20 kidnap victims

The Kastina state government has released six suspected bandits detained by security agencies in exchange for 20 kidnap victims.This is said to be part of a peace deal between bandits and the state government.Eight local government areas in the state comprising Dandume, Sabuwa, Faskari, Kankara, Safana, Danmusa, Batsari and Jibiya have come under frequent attacks by bandits.The situation was said [...]

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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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    Buhari: We’ve given security agencies the necessary support to tackle banditry

Buhari: We’ve given security agencies the necessary support to tackle banditry

President Muhammadu Buhari says security agencies have been given all necessary support to win the fight against insecurity.Buhari spoke on Wednesday when he visited the camps of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in eight local government areas in Katsina state.The president was at the camps to sympathise with victims who were displaced by banditry in Batsari, Safana, Danmusa, Kankara, Jibiya, Sabuwa, [...]

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    Masari signs law approving death penalty for kidnappers, cattle rustlers

Masari signs law approving death penalty for kidnappers, cattle rustlers

Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina state, has signed a law that prescribes death sentence for anyone convicted of kidnapping or cattle rustling in Katsina.Under the law, anyone convicted of rape is a liable to a mandatory life sentence in addition to a fine and compensation to victim.Speaking during a brief ceremony where he assented to the law, Masari said the [...]

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    Masari’s mother-in-law regains freedom — after one week in kidnapper’s den

Masari’s mother-in-law regains freedom — after one week in kidnapper’s den

The 80-year-old mother-in-law of Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina state, has regained freedom after one week in custody of her abductors.The governor's mother-in-law was abducted last Friday at her home in the Sabon Gari area of the state.In a statement on Friday, Gambo Isah, spokesman of the Kaduna police command, said Maistiyari, mother of Binta, the governor's wife, was released [...]

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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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    Masari: 65% of APC’s political appointments allocated to the youth

Masari: 65% of APC’s political appointments allocated to the youth

Aminu Masari, Katsina state governor, says 65 percent of the political appointments made by the All Progressives Congress (APC) "were allocated to the youth".Masari made the statement in an interview with NAN on Monday.He said the APC aims to reposition Nigeria by creating leaders that would champion the positive cause of the nation."About 65 percent of our political appointments were [...]

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    We must not ignore IPOB like we did with Boko Haram, says Masari

We must not ignore IPOB like we did with Boko Haram, says Masari

Aminu Masari, Katsina state governor, has warned against ignoring the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).He gave the warning while reacting to pockets of crises that have occurred in various parts of the country following clashes between IPOB members and soldiers of the Nigerian army in Abia state.Speaking with state house correspondents in Abuja on Friday, Masari said [...]

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    Re: On Masari, Shema and judicial commission

Re: On Masari, Shema and judicial commission

BY ABDU LABARAN MALUMFASHI"The innocent fear nothing, only the guilty are afraid".At the risk of sounding trite, let me start this reaction with the cliche', 'facts are sacred, but opinions are free' to understand why some people rush to commit pen on paper without the benefit of deep reflection on the subject matter of their discourse, and the eventual consequences. [...]

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    Referendum on Biafra will fail, says Masari

Referendum on Biafra will fail, says Masari

Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina state, says a referendum on Biafra will fail.In an interview with Vanguard, Masari said referendum may be successful in the south-east but the region has only five out of 36 states in the country.The governor said agitation in the country would significantly reduce if government could provide basic amenities for its citizens.He said instead of [...]

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    Katsina senator blames opponents for mob attack

Katsina senator blames opponents for mob attack

Abu Ibrahim, senator representing Katsina south, has blamed his political opponents for the disruption of Saturday’s All Progressives Congress (APC) rally in Funtua.Ibrahim, Amiru Tukur, member representing Bakori/Danja federal constituency in the house of representatives and Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina, escaped the mob action at the rally in Funtua.It took a combined team of security personnel to rescue notable [...]

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    Masari asks Jonathan: What did Niger Delta benefit from you in 6 years?

Masari asks Jonathan: What did Niger Delta benefit from you in 6 years?

Aminu Bello Masari, governor of Katsina state and former speaker of the house of representatives, has lamented that for six years, a Niger Delta president failed to develop the region despite huge revenues from oil.Although he did not name anyone, the reference to a Niger Delta president was apparently made to Goodluck Jonathan, the immediate past president, under whose presidency oil [...]

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    Obaseki clinches APC ticket in Edo

Obaseki clinches APC ticket in Edo

Godwin Obaseki, chairman of the Edo State Economic and Strategy Team, has emerged candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the September 10 governorship election.Obaseki defeated 11 other candidates, including Pius Odubu, deputy governor of the state.According to Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina state and leader of the party's national delegation that conducted the election, the exercise was peaceful [...]

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    Buhari begins 4 days visit to Katsina

Buhari begins 4 days visit to Katsina

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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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