Friday, April 5, 2019

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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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    PHOTOS: Buhari pulls massive crowd in Adamawa — and Atiku ‘fights back’ in Katsina

PHOTOS: Buhari pulls massive crowd in Adamawa — and Atiku ‘fights back’ in Katsina

Exactly nine days to the presidential poll, the two leading candidates of chose to test their popularity in each other's stronghold.While President Muhammadu Buhari led the All Progressives Congress (APC) members to Yola, Adamawa state, on Thursday, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) took the battle to Buhari's doorstep in Katsina.Atiku hails from Adamawa while Buhari is from [...]

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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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    Saraki swears in two APC senators

Saraki swears in two APC senators

Ahmad Babba Kaita and Lawal Yahaya Gumau have been sworn in as senators representing Katsina north and Bauchi south respectively.Both senators are of the All Progressives Congress (APC).They were sworn in by Senate President Bukola Saraki at the upper legislative chamber on Wednesday.Ahmad and Gumau had won the bye-elections conducted in August by a landslide.Ahmad polled 224,607 votes ahead of [...]

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    Ex-FERMA MD beats serving senator to APC ticket in Katsina

Ex-FERMA MD beats serving senator to APC ticket in Katsina

Umar Kurfi, senator representing Katsina central, on Thursday lost his re-election ticket at the All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial primary in the state.Kurfi, who polled 141 votes, lost the election to Kabir Barkiya, former managing director of Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA).Barkiya polled 1466 votes to beat  Abdulaziz Musa Yar’Adua, younger brother to late former President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua and Ibrahim Idah, [...]

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    15 die from gastroenteritis outbreak in Katsina

15 die from gastroenteritis outbreak in Katsina

An outbreak of gastroenteritis has claimed 15 lives in Charanchi local government area of Katsina state, an official said on Sunday.Gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the stomach and intestine that results in diarrhoea, cramps, nausea, vomiting and fever.Yusuf Radda, the transition committee chairman of the council, made the disclosure through his information officer, Mannir Idris.He said the areas affected by [...]

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    We’re solidly behind you, emir of Daura tells Osinbajo

We’re solidly behind you, emir of Daura tells Osinbajo

 Umar Faruk, emir of Daura, hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina state, has expressed appreciation to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo for supporting "our son".According to Laolu Akande, media aide of the vice-president, Faruk made the remark when Osinbajo paid him a courtesy visit in his Palace on Thursday.The statement was made available in Abuja on Friday.The emir reportedly described Osinbajo [...]

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    Seven tips on staying safe during a flood

Seven tips on staying safe during a flood

Given the recent escalation of flood incidents in parts of the country, it is imperative to know how to stay safe.Here are a few tips:Never walk through moving water. This is the first rule of caution, don't be tempted. If you must walk through water, wherever possible, walk where the water is not moving. You can use a stick [...]

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    Death toll in Katsina flood rises to 52

Death toll in Katsina flood rises to 52

Aminu Waziri, executive director, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), on Tuesday said the number of lives lost in the Katsina flood has risen to 52.On Monday, Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina, said over 44 people had lost their lives while 20 others were still missing following the flood in Jibia local government area of the state.Masari said over 500 houses were [...]

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    APC congress: Election materials ‘were diverted’ in Katsina

APC congress: Election materials ‘were diverted’ in Katsina

The election monitoring committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ward and local government congresses in  Katsina state, has written a minority report on the conduct of the congresses in four local governments in the Funtua zone of the state.In a report dated May 15, and addressed to the national secretary of the APC, Sanusi Kunde, Innocent Anike and  Abdulrasheed [...]

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    Katsina group: Buhari committed to internal democracy

Katsina group: Buhari committed to internal democracy

The Katsina Youths for Sustainable Change (KYSC) says President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to the internal democracy.The group which is of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Funtua, Katsina state, commended Buhari for rejecting the tenure extension of party executives at the federal and state levels.In a statement, Na’im Abdullahi, director of the KYSC, quoted members of the group as saying [...]

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    ‘Thugs’ invade Atiku’s campaign office in Katsina, destroy vehicles

‘Thugs’ invade Atiku’s campaign office in Katsina, destroy vehicles

Suspected thugs broke into the Atiku Abubakar's Presidential Campaign office along Dandagoro road, Batagarawa local government area of Katsina state, during the weekend, destroying vehicles parked inside the premises.The suspects reportedly attacked supporters of the former vice-president whom they met in the office.Jacob Dickson, spokesman of Atiku's campaign in the north-west geopolitical zone, said items worth hundreds of millions of naira were [...]

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    PHOTOS: The mammoth crowd that thronged PDP Katsina rally — while Buhari was in Daura

PHOTOS: The mammoth crowd that thronged PDP Katsina rally — while Buhari was in Daura

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) north-west rally which held on Saturday in Katsina, President Muhammadu Buhari's state, witnessed an unprecedented turnout.In attendance were four PDP governors, Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state, Darius Ishaku of Taraba, Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom and Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe.Also present at the rally were past governors of Niger state and Jigawa, Babangida Aliyu and Sule Lamido.Interestingly, [...]

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    Katsina community endorses Masari for second term

Katsina community endorses Masari for second term

About a thousand residents of  Dutsi local government area of Katsina, on Friday,  paid a solidarity visit to Bello Masari, the state governor.The delegation, led by Mustapha Amasco, chairman of the privately owned Amasco oil, expressed their support for the programmes and policies of Masari's administration.Masari expressed joy over the visit and described the people of Dutsi as wonderful, discipline [...]

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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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