• Governor Masari appoints new GM for Katsina State Radio

    Governor Masari appoints new GM for Katsina State Radio

    Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has approved the appointment of Alhaji Sani Bala Kabomo as the new General-Manager of the Katsina State Radio.

    This is contained in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Media, Mr Abdu Labaran, in Katsina on Saturday.

    Until his new appointment, Kabomo was a Director at the state radio.

    He is also the Chief Press Secretary to the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Lawal Abbas.

    It stated that the appointee succeeds Alhaji […]

  • One dead, scores injured as gunmen invade Katsina

    One dead, scores injured as gunmen invade Katsina

    Gunmen have killed at least one person and injured several others in Kasada Local Government Area of Katsina State.

    Eyewitnesses told newsmen that the armed bandits numbering about 12 invaded the town on motorcycles at about 3 a.m. on Wednesday.

    The witnesses who craved for anonymity, said the hoodlums searched many houses in Makera, Marina, Yara-gabas, Yara-arewa and Kofar-fada areas of the city.

    They said the bandits blocked roads linking to those areas and shot sporadically to pave way for their operation.

    According to […]

  • See Photos from President Buhari’s Daughter’s Wedding with Mallam Ya’u Gimba Kumo in Katsina

    See Photos from President Buhari’s Daughter’s Wedding with Mallam Ya’u Gimba Kumo in Katsina

    President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter has wedded her heartrob in an elaborate wedding held in Katsina.

    The wedding between President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, Hajiya Fatima Buhari and Mallam Ya’ u Gimba Kumo (OON) has taken place at the hometown of the president, Daura in Kastina State.

    The wedding was attended by well meaning Nigerians from all walks of

  • Katsina government bans rallies, processions

    Katsina government bans rallies, processions

    It was gathered that the Katsina State Government has announced an immediate suspension of all kinds of gatherings, processions and rallies until further notice.

    The step is a reaction to Wednesday’s violent religious clash in Funtua, which reportedly led to the death of no fewer than ten persons while many were injured.

    A statement by Labaran Malumfashi, the Special Assistant on Media to Governor Aminu Masari, said the suspension was with immediate effect.

    A copy of the statement on Friday said, “This action […]

  • Katsina Emirate denies alleged abduction, forceful marriage of 14-yrs-old Habiba

    Katsina Emirate denies alleged abduction, forceful marriage of 14-yrs-old Habiba

    According to reports, the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabiru Usman, has denied the alleged abduction and forceful marriage of 17-year-old Habiba Isyaku.

    Kabir made the denial during a meeting with the Katsina branch of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Thursday in Katsina.

    Kabir, represented by one of the king makers, Alhaji Nuhu Abdulkadir, the ‘Kauran-Katsina’, said that it was the Commissioner of Police who sent the matter to the palace for resolution.

    He said that the girl embraced Islam on […]

  • 57 victims of human trafficking rescued by NAPTIP in Katsina

    57 victims of human trafficking rescued by NAPTIP in Katsina

    The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and other Related Matters, NAPTIP, Kano Zonal Command, said it had rescued 57 victims of human trafficking in Katsina State.

    The NAPTIP Zonal Commander, Mr Shehu Umar said, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano on Tuesday, that the latest arrest raise the number of victims rescued to 263 this year.

    He said the 57 victims were intercepted on Saturday, Oct. 8.

    “The victims were intercepted in two separate […]

  • Katsina to grant special pardon to cattle rustlers — SSG

    Katsina to grant special pardon to cattle rustlers — SSG

    According to reports, the Katsina State Government, on Monday said it would grant “special pardon” to cattle rustlers who drop their arms and embrace peace.

    Dr Mustapha Inuwa, the Secretary to the State Government, said in Safana at the beginning of peace talks with leaders of the criminal rustling gangs operating in the state.

    “The government is ready to grant special pardon to cattle rustlers who hand over their weapons and release stolen cows in their possession,” he said during the meeting […]

  • EFCC seals off former Governor Shema’s houses in Katsina

    EFCC seals off former Governor Shema’s houses in Katsina

    It was gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), on Monday, sealed off 3 houses belonging to former governor of Katsina state, Ibrahim Shema.

    The houses are in three different written boldly on its walls,” EFCC Under Investigation”

    The first house is located at Makera estate along Daura road, while the second was inside Barhim estate and the last in the Government Reserved Area, all in Katsina.

    The Present governor of the state, Governor Aminu Bello Masari, was said to have […]

  • EFCC seals Shema’s 3 houses in Katsina

    EFCC seals Shema’s 3 houses in Katsina

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has sealed off three houses in Katsina, belonging to immediate past governor of the state, Ibrahim Shehu Shema.

    Newsmen visited the houses at Barhim Quarters, GRA and Makera Estate in the state capital and saw the inscription ‘EFCC, UNDER INVESTIGATION’ on the walls of the houses.

    The development followed ongoing investigation ofthe  former governor by the commission on charges of inflation of contracts and embezzlement of funds belonging to the state, to […]

  • NYSC Corps Members in Katsina All Smiles as They Visit President Buhari at His Daura Home (Photos)

    NYSC Corps Members in Katsina All Smiles as They Visit President Buhari at His Daura Home (Photos)

    President Buhari has received some members of National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) serving at his Daura, Katsina home for Eid el Kabir celebrations.

    As Muslims across the country celebrates 2-days holiday in commemoration of the Eid el Kabir, some of the members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) who are serving in Katsina State, paid a visit to President Buhari at his country home in Daura on Tuesday.

    President Buhari who was visibly delighted with the visit of the corps members […]

  • Protests rock Nasarawa, Katsina, Kwara, Kogi over workers’ killing

    Protests rock Nasarawa, Katsina, Kwara, Kogi over workers’ killing

    The National President of the Nigerian Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba, on Tuesday led workers in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital, to protest the killing of two workers allegedly killed by security agents attached to the Government House while on a protest a couple of weeks ago.

    This is as solidarity protests took place simultaneously in Kwara, Kogi and Katsina states on Tuesday.

    The Kwara protesters, led by the state’s NLC Chairman, Mr. Yekini Agunbiade, marched from the NLC secretariat along Lajorin Street, […]