Hajj: Katsina gov’t gives free food to its 4,930 pilgrims at Arafat, Minna

The Katsina State government has prepared food for its 4,930 pilgrims both at Mina and the Arafat, to enable them to observe their religious obligation today. This good gesture was disclosed to newsmen in Minna by the state’s Amirul Hajj Alhaji Mannir Yakubu while answering questions from them. The  Amirul-Hajj, Alhaji Mannir Yakubu who also doubles as the state deputy Governor also urged pilgrims to utilise the Arafat Day to pray for peace and stability of the country and its leaders. READ ALSO: Trouble in Mecca as 300 Katsina pilgrims rejects…

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UMYUK agrees 170 Cut-Off mark, fixed Post UTME date

The management of Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina (UMYUK) at its 85th regular meeting deliberated and approved 170 JAMB score cut-off marks as requirement for entry into 2017/2018 academic session. The statement signed by the public relation officer Fatima Sanda Kaita seen by KATSINA POST said “The decision was informed by number of applicants seeking admission into the university” The statement also stated that “So far fifteen thousand two hundred and twenty four (15, 224) applicants applied for the university as their first choice.” But, “the approved quotaprovided by the…

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BREAKING: Katsina teachers recruitment to be completed next week

The Executive Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board, Alhaji Lawal Buhari Daura has given the assurance that the recruitment of teachers earlier on started would be completed immediately after the Eid- el- kabir celebrations. The Chairman of the Board made this known to newsmen while he was conducting the State Governor Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari round the board stores of Tsangaya Model School along Jibia road to inspectinstructional materials for Senior and Junior Primary Schools worth over 660 Million Naira provided by the Katsina State Government. READ ALSO: Governor Masari…

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Governor Masari to deploy directors as classroom teachers

Katsina State government is to look into the possibility of redeploying redundant directors in the state ministry of education to classrooms to address shortages of teachers. Daily Trust reports Governor Aminu Bello Masari said this yesterday when he received the midterm report of the Restoration Committee on Education. READ ALSO:  Trouble in Mecca as 300 Katsina pilgrims rejects ‘bad’ hotel accommodation Daily Trust reports that there are about 600 directors in the state ministry of education with most of them not having any schedule of duties. Masari said it was…

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SAD! The Biography of Late Senator Kanti Bello

Mahmud Kanti Bello (14 January 1945 – 29 August 2017) was a former Nigerian senator who represented the People’s Democratic Party in the Katsina North Senatorial District of Katsina State, and was the Senate majority whip. He became a senator in 2003 and was reelected in 2007. A two-time senator from Katsina State, Kanti Bello, died in the early hours of Tuesday, 29th Day of August, 2017 in Abuja. Associates said he was 72. Mr. Bello, who represented Daura Senatorial Zone between 2003–2007 and 2007–2011, was the pioneer Managing Director…

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EXCLUSIVE: 6 important facts we all should know about the Late Senator Kanti Bello (A must read)

Today, the 29th of August, 2017 Katsina State was thrown into mourning as the death was announced of former Senate Majority Whip, Sen. Mahmud Kanti Bello at the age of 72. Bello, who represented Katsina North Senatorial District, died in Abuja Tuesday morning and will be buried in Katsina by 4pm. A family member, Mohammed Ingawa told our sources that the two-time senator from Katsina State, Kanti Bello, died in the early hours of Tuesday, 29th Day of August, 2017 in Abuja. KATSINA POST gathered some important fact about the Late…

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Trouble in Mecca as 300 Katsina pilgrims rejects ‘bad’ hotel accommodation

About 300 Katsina State pilgrims have rejected the accommodation secured for them by the state Pilgrims Welfare Board in Makka, Saudi Arabia. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the pilgrims, who were on the ninth flight from the state arrived Makkah at about 4p.m. on Monday. The pilgrims said the hotel lacked basic facilities for human habitation. NAN reports that some of the pilgrims refused to go into the rooms allotted to them at the Dar al Sa’adatu wal Khair hotel, and instead camped at the Katsina state…

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BREAKING: Senator Kanti Bello died in early hours of today

On a sad note, KATSINA POST learnt about the death of Senator Kanti Bello. The Senator according to our sources died in the early hours of today 29th of August, 2017 in his residence in Abuja after an undisclosed ailment. The body of the late Senator will be brought to Katsina later today for all the islamic rights at Filin Samji Juma’at mosque and subsequently be buried accordingly in the state capital. The Late Senator Kanti Bello hailed from Ingawa Local government of Katsina State and was a two-time Senator…

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Kidnapped Katsina business daughter regained freedom after undisclosed ransom

The 11-year-old girl, who was kidnapped last week by armed gunmen in Katsina State, has regained freedom after payment of an undisclosed ransom, sources told Daily Trust. Nana Usman is the daughter of a businessman Mansur Abubakar based in Malumfashi. A close family associate who confided in our reporter said the abductors had earlier called the businessman thrice asking for N100m as condition for his daughter’s release. The source said an uncle of the girl negotiated the payment but the family was keeping it close to their heart. Nana was…

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Gunmen attack NNPC fuel station along Jibia road, dispense fuel to motorist free

Daredevil gunmen at the weekend stormed a Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) mega filling station along Jibia road in Katsina and dispensed fuel to motorists for free. A witness told Daily Trust that the robbers, who disguised as security agents, had earlier asked for the manager purportedly to kidnap him. However, when they realised the manager wasn’t around, they gathered the attendants and collected all the money they made for the day. The robbers, rather than fleeing the scene, our correspondent learnt, took over the running of the station and…

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