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NCJ appoints 3 Khadis for Katsina Shari’a Court of Appeal (List) 

The National Judicial Council has just released the statement below announcing the appointment of 60 judicial officers in 25 states of the federation. The statement was made available to PREMIUM TIMES by NJC’s Director of Information, Soji Oye. Read full statement below. PRESS RELEASE The under-listed are the names of the Sixty (60) successful Judicial […]

BREAKING: Meningitis hits Katsina again, killed 8 people 

Again, not fewer than eight persons were reportedly killed by an outbreak of meningitis in Bugaje ward in Jibia Local government area of Katsina state. The Information Officer in the area, Saadu Suleiman confirmed this development to Vanguard over the weekend. Suleiman said the outbreak leading tothe death of the Five males and three females […]

UPDATE: Abductors of ‘Shema Petroleum’ owner’s mother demands N100m as ransom 

Abductors of the mother of a major fuel marketer in Katsina State have demanded N100m ransom. The 82-year-old woman, Hajiya Diya, was reportedly abducted earlyon Friday in her Bayan community in Dutsin-ma, near Katsina. The spokesman for the Katsina State Police Command, Gambo Isah, confirmed the kidnap but offered no details. “It is true the […]

JUST IN: How mother of Katsina business tycoon, owner of ‘Shema Petroleum’ kidnapped in Dutsin-ma

Some unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers had on Friday early morning whisked away one Hajiya Diya, a 82-year-old, mother of Nagogo Mamman from her hometown, Bayan village of Dutsin-ma Local Government Area, Katsina state. However, no ransom was demanded as of press time, though the kidnappers said they will communicate with the family via […]

Terrible: 3 year-old girl reportedly died while being raped by 55 year-old man in Funtua

The police in Katsina State have arrested a 55-year-old house manager, Abdullahi Sani, and charged him before a Katsina Senior Magistrates’ Court for allegedly raping a three-year-old daughter of his neighbor to death. Sani, alias Maiaya, has thereafter been remanded in the prison custody pending when his case would come up for mention before the […]

INEC reveals actual number of voter cards yet to be collected in Katsina

No fewer than 62,066 Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) have been confirmed uncollected in Katsina State as a result of death, transfer or relocation of their owners, Leadership reports. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Jubril Ibrahim Zarewa, who made this known to newsmen yesterday in Katsina, said about 2,555 people had collected their […]

FG approves N11bn for the construction of Jare Dam, Bakori

Federal Executive Council ( FEC), has approved the variation of the Jare dam project cost from N3b to N11b with a mandate to complete the project within 36 months. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu stated this while briefing State House Correspondents after the weekly Federal Executive Council Meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi […]

Masari running inept, corrupt, reckless and anti-people government – Majigiri

The Katsina State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Salisu Yusuf Majigiri has on Sunday last week, blasted the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and other critics of PDP in the state, saying no campaign of hatred against the party could frustrate it from reclaiming power in the country in 2019. Majigiri’s statement was […]

IKCOE matriculates 172 second batch students into ABU degree affiliated programme 

The Vice Chancellor, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Professor Ibrahim Garba said of the over 12,400 candidates that applied for admission intoits 12 affiliated Colleges of Education only a little above 5,000 were admitted,  Daily Trust reports. About 172 of the admitted students are at the Isa Kaita College of Education, Dutsima, Katsina (IKCOE) undergoing various […]

Meet AIG M. M. Katsina – the police officer who may replace Ibrahim Idris as IG

Barring any last minute change, the Inspector-General of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Ibrahim Kpotum Idris might be forced out of the Force. This is because Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari is believed to have ordered discreet screening of top police officers for his possible replacement, Nigerian Independent reports. The report says President Buhari is worried […]