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 […]

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

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