Katsina university suspends 6 students over school mate’s death

October 2, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Federal University Dutsin-Ma in Katsina State, has suspended six students of the institution over the murder of a 200-level student, Abubakar Nasir-Bard.  The institution’s spokesperson, Habib Aminu-Umar said in a statement on Sunday, that the university management has been up and doing since the occurrence of the unfortunate incident to ensure justice is served to all.   “The management of the Read More

Yes, Katsina is home of progressives politics

May 15, 2023 Bashir Dayyabu 0

Arguably, Katsina state is the melting point of progressives’ politics as the state and its people have continued to associate itself with the ideals of this time-tested brand of politics. From the dawn of the current democratic dispensation to date, and even before then, Katsina state has played a prominent role in consolidating democracy in Nigeria as it is privileged Read More

Sitting on a goldmine: Irrigation, a glorious future for Katsina state (2) 

May 9, 2023 Prof. M. K. Othman 0

Confessionally, Katsina is among the luckiest states to have acquired five multi-billion naira irrigation projects littered across the state. Conservatively, these projects – Zobe, Jare, Dallaji, Sabke, and Jibia dam – have gulped over N150 billion from the federal government in the last three decades. For instance, Zobe water supply project Phase I and II alone was appropriated N3.227 billion Read More

2023 polls, Tinubu and Katsina APC 

April 17, 2023 Bature Sani 0

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina state was speaker of the House of Representatives in 2006 when a former military head of state and presidential candidate of the opposition Congress for Progressives Change (CPC), retired Major General Muhammadu Buhari, wanted to address the National Assembly, which was dominated and controlled by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).  Retired General Olusegun Obasanjo Read More

Kastina Governor-elect, Dikko Radda rejects ‘His Excellency’ title

March 26, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Kastina state Governor-elect, Mallam Umaru Dikko Radda, has rejected the title of ‘His Excellency’ usually attach to serving governors’ names, saying he would prefer to be called Mr. Governor or by his name alone. Dikko Radda, who recently emerged the winner of the governorship election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said people will determine whether Read More

NFF loses top admin official

March 25, 2023 Admin III 0

The Nigeria Football Federation is in mourning following the death on Thursday night of its Head of Administration, Mallam Magaji Abdullahi. Abdullahi died after a brief illness at 54. A native of Bakori, Katsina State, Magaji Abdullahi joined the employee of the Nigeria Football Federation in May 2000, and rose to the position of Deputy Director in the Federal Civil Read More

Security: INEC to relocate 357 PUs in Katsina

December 9, 2022 Admin III 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that it would relocate 357 polling units (PUs) to safer areas due to security challenges in Katsina state. According to the Commission, the decision is to ensure that all Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in the state are allowed to cast their votes during the 2023 elections. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Read More

Katsina state at a glance

December 8, 2022 Admin III 0

When judged from media reports, there would be nothing hopeful about Katsina state, but in this report by HAMIDU SABO, it seems the story is different. It’s quite true that leadership everywhere in the world entails responding to the plight of the pẹople most especially under a democratic setting where leaders are elected by the pẹople and for the pẹople.The Read More

2023: We must vote wisely to end insecurity, poverty in the land – Kastina PRP governorship candidate 

November 29, 2022 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) in Katsina state, Hon Imran Ja’afar Jino, has lamented the level of insecurity and poverty bedeviling the state and Nigeria as a whole. Jino said this Monday while receiving a commendation award bestowed on him by  the management of Hausa Daily Post in Katsina. In a statement by the newspaper and made Read More

2 Killed, 18 rescued in Katsina terrorists attack, Bandits cripple international trade 

October 14, 2022 Hamidu Sabo, Katsina 0

 Two villagers have been killed with one other injured in a terrorists’ attack on Gidan Baushe, Gatakawa village in Kankara local government area of Katsina state. However, the Police have rescued 18 kidnap victims and recovered five motorcycles, as well as two rustled cows after the mission. The  Police Public Relations Officer, Katsina state command,  SP Gambo Isah, disclosed this in a Read More

Dikko Radda @ 53: Spotlight on next Katsina state governor

September 11, 2022 Ahmadu Dansardauna 0

Giants strides made by man are usually relived with pomp and pageantry. While some roll out the milestone amidst glass clinging, others play the breakthrough low but all in praises and in anticipation of better future. In this momentous instance, the success story always overshadows the nauseating hurdles and barricades accompanying such feats. Naturally, some people excel in various ways Read More

How Masari is tackling insecurity in Katsina

September 8, 2022 Admin III 0

Despite the huge financial burden coupled with the need to handle other areas of needs, Katsina state government is investing heavily on providing security for citizens of the state. This is aside other measures to bring banditry to an end in the state. HAMIDU SABO reports. Having several communities in your territory surrounded by a bandit-infested forest with dare-devil heavily Read More

Insecurity: FG begins ranching in 10 Katsina frontlines communities

August 31, 2022 Hamidu Sabo Katsina 0

Katsina state in collaboration with federal government has commenced ranch development in 10 frontline local government areas in the effort to prevent terrorism activities in the state. The federal government has already released the sum of N6.25 billion to the state government for the establishment of pasture development and construction of infrastructure in the affected areas of Ruma-Kujar-Jangarai grazing reserves Read More

Hajj 2022: Keystone Bank honours Katsina pilgrims’ boss Kuki on performance

August 25, 2022 Hamidu Sabo 0

Keystone Bank has honoured Alhaji Suleiman Nuhu Kuki, the executive director, Katsina State Pilgrims Welfare Board (KSPWB) with an award of excellentce for the successful completion of the 2022 hajj exercise. The award of ‘Certificate of Excellent Performance for 2022 Hajj Exercise’ was presented to the awardee by the Katsina branch manager, Alhaji Saidu Malabu, at a brief ceremony held Read More

Katsina: Pendung issues from APC primaries

June 20, 2022 Admin III 0

Although the last APC primary held in Katsina state has been won by those officially recognised by the party, HAMIDU SABO in this report writes that all is still not well. There is no doubt politics is essentially about political mandate, just as election is the process where politicians preoccupy themselves with the issue of political authority, either to possess Read More

N4.3bn flyover project in Katsina a waste

June 6, 2022 Admin III 0

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina state flagged off the construction of a N4.3 billion interchange flyover in Katsina metropolis on Wednesday. When I saw the report of the aforementioned project embarked upon by the Katsina state government under the leadership of our amiable Governor Masari, I was shocked and gave up about the needs of our rural communitie, which Read More

Katsina 2023: Lado and our support

June 5, 2022 Lawal Masa 0

Senator Garba Yakubu Lado has emerged winner of the Katsina PDP gubernatorial primaries conducted last Friday at the party’s state secretariat. Now the task is for Katsina people to rally round him tomake sure that he takes victory from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2023. And this is the wish of the majority of people in Katsina state Read More

Buhari mourns Borno, Katsina victims of terror

May 26, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday mourned the victims of terror attacks in Borno and Katsina states, saying that perpetrators of the killings would be brought to justice. The President said this in statement issued in Abuja by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Mr Garba Shehu. The statement reads: “Today, Nigeria is in mourning for the senseless loss of Read More

Breaking: Gunmen invade Kukah’s church, kidnap priests, others

May 25, 2022 Admin III 0

From Katsina state comes a report that gunmen early Wednesday invaded a parish under the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Hassan-Kukah and kidnapped two priests and two others in the rectory of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Gidan Maikambo, in the Kafur Local Government Area of Katsina State. Kukah’s Sokoto Diocese covers Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto and Kebbi states. Read More

Terrorists kill 12 farmers in Katsina attack

May 24, 2022 Admin III 0

Gunmen locally called bandits, Tuesday, killed 12 farmers in Gakurdi village of Jibia local government area of Katsina state Three people sustained injuries during the attack. Gakurdi is in Daddara ward and a few kilometres away from Daddara on the highway that links Katsina to Maradi in Niger Republic. A resident of Daddara, Bashir Salihu, said all the slain farmers Read More

FG to deliver two 330 kV substations in Kastina, Kano

May 23, 2022 Tope Sunday 0

The Federal Government is making effort to deliver two units of 330 kV power transmission substations in Katsina and Kano states along with the transmission lines to raise power supply in the states, the Managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Engr. Dr. Sule Abdulaziz, has said. A statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by the company’s General Read More

Katsina: Religion leaders, CSO, others back Radda, as Masari’s successor

May 13, 2022 Lekan Shehinde 0

Ahead of the Katsina state governorship election, religion leaders, Coalition of Civil Society Organizations in Nigeria (COCSON), Project 20 Million, Young Professionals in Politics have backed the Director General of Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), Umaro Radda, to succeed the incumbent governor, Aminu Masari. Others backing the DG to succeed Masari are; Nigerian Youth Congress, Nigerian Read More

FUDMA to establish 5 study centres in Katsina

April 27, 2022 Hamiodu Sabo 0

The Federal University Dutsin-Ma (FUDMA) Continuing Education Centre (CEC) is set to establish 5 study centres across Katsina state in to boost the varsity outreach and provide avenue for many to have access to university education. The centres are to be located at Malumfashi, Charanchi, Funtua, Daura and Katsina local government areas. This was contained in the press release signed Read More

APC wins all Katsina LG seats, PDP kicks

April 12, 2022 Hamidu Sabo 0

The ruling All Progressives congress (APC) has won all chairmanship and councillorship seats result announced in the just concluded Katsina state local government elections held Monday. The party defeated eleven other parties that contested in the elections. However, former governor of the state, Ibrahim Shehu Shema, has described the election as a monumental fraud, saying “the country is in a Read More