Katsina School girls moves to address rape against children in the state

Daily trust report that Schoolgirls on Wednesday in Katsina staged a peaceful rally demanding for the passage of the state child protection bill to address rape and other social vices against children in the state. Khadijat Aliyu who spoke on behalf of the girls stated the need for State to launch campaigns towards ending all forms of violence against children as obtained in other states. According to her, government should support the creation of Child Protection clubs in all schools across the state saying, ‘ we have seen the importance…

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Sandamu Indegene Represents Katsina at the National Quranic Competition

Aminu Abubakar of Sandamu Local Government emerges as the winner at the local government category who will represent Katsina state at the forthcoming national qur’anic recitation to be held in the state. The acting head of administration Sandamu Local Government Sada Isa Rawayau expresses happiness over the development were he urged youths to pay more attention on studies than chatting on social media. The head of the local government made the call when he received the winner of the qur’anic recitation competition in his office at the local government secretariat.…

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Katsina Govt. Earmarks N350m For Treatment Of Malnourished Children

The Katsina State Government has released N350 million as its contribution to UNICEF for the purchase of Ready-to-Use-Therapeutic-Food (RUTF) for treatment of malnourished children in the state. The Special Adviser to the governor on Budget and Planning, Alhaji Abdullahi Imam, disclosed on Tuesday in Katsina, while signing the agreement on behalf of the State Government. Imam said that was part of the state government commitment toward improving the living condition of the malnourished children. “The government is committed to the plight of malnourished children, it will continue to provide its…

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One Auwalu Idi in Katsina prison for allegedly stealing 22 cows, 1 sheep

For allegedly stealing 22 cows and one sheep entrusted to his care, a Katsina senior magistrates’ court has ordered that a cattle rearer, Auwalu Idi, be remanded in prison, Punch reports. The animals were allegedly stolen from a Zamfara grazing camp, during an armed robbery attack in which the 20-year-old son of the cattle owner, Lawal Sani, was wounded. NAIJ.com gathers that Sani was the only one with the livestock when the robbers invaded the property. According to the police, Idi became a prime suspect, due to his absence and…

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Katsina among states with ‘prompt’ payment of workers salary- Official

Katsina state government has excelled among other state of the federation in prompt payment of salaries, pensions and gratuities among other welfare packages for civil service in the state. The head of local government administration of Rimi local government Alhaji Hussaini Rafindadi made the revelation while addressing some of the reinstated local government staff in the area. He said, “Those 40 reinstated staff in the local government area will receive their 3 months arrears tomorrow Tuesday. He charged the benefiting staff and other staff of the local government to intensify…

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Army to Establish Military Camp in Safana Local Government

Governor Aminu Bello Masari says arrangement are in top gear to establish Military camp in Safana by the military as part of the measures to secure the Rugu forest. The governor disclosed this when he received Batsari Local Council community led by the member representing the area in the state house of assembly Umar Gambo Batsari on a solidarity visit. Masari said the move is to enhance security of lives and properties of people residing the area for socio-economic development of the society. He further revealed a plan to upgrade…

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Prof. Idris Bugaje Emerges As The New Rector of Kaduna Polytechnic

Professor Idris M. Bugaje on Wednesday assumed office as the new Rector of Kaduna Polytechnic. Bugaje took over from Dr. Catherine Eveh Uloko who has been in acting capacity since August 27, 2016. A letter dated September 27, 2017 addressed to Bugaje and signed by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu said the appointment is for a term of four years in the first instance with effect from September 14, 2017. Professor Bugaje who hails from Jibia local government area of Katsina state is a fellow of the Nigeria Society…

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Erisco, Asian firms plans to build tomato factory in Katsina

Punch reports the management of Erisco Foods has announced that it will collaborate with some Asian firms to build a tomato factory to be used as a base for exportation of tomato paste to all African countries. The Chief Executive Officer, Erisco Foods, Chief Eric Umeofia, stated this in Lagos on Wednesday at a press briefing. He attributed the feat to the ban on tomato paste by the Federal Government, adding that the ban had achieved two things: it caused his sales to increase by 20 per cent; and made…

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Katsina govt. not working, has not delivered anything to the masses- APC AKIDA Laments

The factional group of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Katsina State, otherwise known as APC AKIDA, said yesterday that moneybags have hijacked the party in the state, saying it will soon reveal the names of the persons who hijacked the party. The group’s Vice Chairman, Publicity Committee, Baba Dahe Kurfi, stated this in an exclusive interview with Vanguard. Kurfi said the same persons, who are of the business community in the state and with Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, were now seemingly the elders or stakeholders of APC. He said the…

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35 days after, Ibrahim Bature Suffers in Katsina Prison

Daily Trust reports that the police arrested Bature on August 28 on the claim that he criticized the governor. He was charged to court for allegedly trying to cause disaffection to the government of Katsina as well as defamation of character. The report said Mani Mamman, a police inspector attached to the state Intelligence Bureau had arrested Bature and brought him to the agency before the suspect was arraigned. He was thereafter remanded in prison custody. According to the police First Information Report (FIR), Bature, sometime in July 2017, published…

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