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 […]

Katsina: Christian girl kidnapped for Moslem conversion, group petitions

Katsina: Christian girl kidnapped for Moslem conversion, group petitions   The Association of Hausa, Fulani and Kanuri Speaking Christians of Nigeria (TARAYYAR MASHIYAWAN NIJERIYA-TAMANI) has written a letter of complaint to the Nigeria Police Force, following the alleged abduction of 15 years-old Christian Miss Habiba Ishaku for the purpose of converting and marrying her out […]

In Katsina, hungry villagers steal poisonous grains meant for destruction

Members of Ladanawa village in Katsina State have allegedly stolen bags of poisonous grains meant for destruction. The state Commissioner for Local Government, Abdulkadir Ahmed Zakka, told journalists that a truck carrying 300 bags of grains from the state Agricultural and Rural Development Agency (KTARDA) main store to another location for destruction, broke down in […]

BREAKING: Family feeds dog with day-old baby

-Punch Olaide Oyelude, Katsina                                                                                            The Kastina State Police Command is […]

MTN’s Solar Electricity Service expanding across Katsina State

MTN’s Solar Electricity Service expanding across Katsina State Wednesday, May 11, 2016 KATSINA, NIGERIA – MTN and Lumos today announce their commitment to further expand their service across Katsina state, providing accessible electricity to thousands of homes and businesses across the state. Expansion to Katsina began earlier this year with hundreds of customers already enjoying 24/7 electricity. The announcement […]

Ex House speaker, Alhaji Aminu Masari, wins Katsina guber polls

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives and All Progressives Congress governorship candidate in Katsina State, Alhaji Aminu Masari, polled 943,085 votes to beat the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Musa Nashuni, in the state’s governorship election. Nashuni polled 476,768 to come second in the election. -Punch

Jonathan vs Buhari: How they stand in 36 States, FCT

State-by-state projection of their chances With the presidential election just around the corner, our correspondents write that the battle, which is a straight one between President Goodluck Jonathan and General Muhammadu Buhari, may spring some surprises As Nigerians, nay the world, wait for the March 28 presidential election and the 10 competing political parties putting […]

US condemns Shema’s inciting statement

The United States has condemned the statement credited to Governor Ibrahim Shema of Katsina State, in which he likened his political opponents to cockroaches that should be crushed. The governor’s rhetoric appeared in a two-minute video clip, which was posted on the Internet on November 12, 2014 and had gone viral. The US said it […]

Katsina community holds prayers over insecurity

Residents of Funtua and its environs in Katsina State are mobilising for prayers as they had increased community surveillance to avert the activities of suspected insurgents in the area. The District Head, Alhaji Sambo Idris, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Funtua that he had instructed religious, traditional and community leaders in […]

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