FG selects 6 states for pilot Open Schooling Programme

By Philomina Attah The Federal Government has selected six northern states for the pilot phase of its Open Schooling Programme (OSP). OSP which was launched in early 2019 is an open learning programme aimed at reducing the high number of out-of-school children in the country. The beneficiaries, Kaduna, Katsina, Kebbi, Kano, Adamawa and Niger, are […]

Insecurity: Katsina govt. bans use of motorcycles

By Zubairu Idris Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State has signed an Executive Order restricting the use of  motorcycles and tricycles between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. across the state with effect from Jan. 20. The state Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Alhaji Ahmed El-Marzuq announced this on Wednesday in Katsina. “Section 5, sub […]

Osinbajo loyal to Buhari in impressive manner – Daura Emir

The Emir of Daura, Alhaji Farouk Umar has commended the loyalty of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN to President Muhammadu Buhari and their commitment to the transformation of Nigeria, describing their relationship as unequalled in the history of the country. Alhaji Farouk who stated this on Saturday in Daura at the turbanning ceremony of Alhaji […]

INEC to conduct Katsina Assembly bye-election on Nov. 30

By Shehu Danjuma The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has slated by-election for Sabuwan constituency in Katsina state House of Assembly for Nov. 30, 2019. INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Alhaji Ibrahim Zarewa, disclosed this on Wednesday in Katsina during a news conference. “The by-election will be conducted following the death of Alhaji […]

We only have 24 hours light when you are around – Daura leaders tell Buhari

By Nwafor Sunday Irked with the poor power supply they get, leaders from five communities in Daura, Kastina state, yesterday told President Muhammadu Buhari that the communities hardly have 24 hours light except if he (Buhari) is around. Mohammed Saleh, one of the leaders disclosed this when Buhari hosted the leaders for Sallah celebration. Saleh, […]

Kidnapping, cattle rustling now attract death sentence in Katsina

Agaju Madugba, Katsina   Katsina Stage governor, Aminu Bello Masari, has signed an amended Act of the Penal Code law prescribing the death penalty for the offences of kidnapping and cattle rustling. Henceforth, also, any person convicted of the offence of rape will be sentenced to life imprisonment, apart from paying relevant fines and compensation to […]

Soldiers kill 21 bandits, capture 17 others

Tunde Omolehin, Sokoto Troops of Operation Sharan Daji have killed 21 bandits, captured 17 and rescued 89 persons taken hostage by the hoodlums in Zamfara and Katsina states. Giving an update on the operation in a statement, Major Clement Abiade, the acting Force Information Officer, Operation Sharan Daji, said the incident happened between January 22 […]

Kano, Katsina account for 30% of malnourished children in Nigeria, says UNICEF

  Fred Ezeh, Abuja United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), on Thursday, confirmed that Kano and Katsina states account for over 30 percent of children affected with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) in Nigeria. Both states are among the states in Nigeria with high population. Katsina has produced twin Nigerian presidents and Kano prides itself as Nigeria’s […]

Picture: I bought AK47 for N470,000, says cattle rustler

Olaide Oyelude,Katsina A 25-year-old suspected armed robber and cattle rustler, Ibrahim Umar, says he acquired an AK47 rifle for N470,000 to aid his cattle rustling operations. Umar, described as dangerous by the police, was among 17 suspects paraded for various crimes at the Katsina police command headquarters on Wednesday. Umar, who is better known as […]

Masari demotes principal, head teacher

Masari demotes principal, head teacher — 17th May 2017 From: Agaju Madugba, Katsina Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State, has ordered the immediate demotion of Principal, Unity Junior Secondary School, Malumfashi, Malam Nuradeen Abubakar, and Head Teacher, Rimaye Model Primary School, Kankia, Malam Yakub Ibrahim. A Katsina State Government House statement, on Wednesday, also noted […]

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