Katsina state government to train 8,000 farmers on tomato modern farming

Katsina state government has concluded plans to train 8,000 farmers across the 34 local government areas of the state on the production of tomatoes. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that training, to be undertaken under the state Himma Project Agricultural Programme is in partnership with a private company called Agro Alala. The chairman of the company, Mr Victor Bazugbe, made the disclosure on Sunday in Daura in an interview with NAN. He said that the 10-year-programme, would involve the establishment of cottage industries in the 34 local government…






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JUST IN: Katsina Institute of Technology ranked best in Nigeria

Katsina state institute of technology and management was ranked the best among the 167 innovative enterprises institutions offering national innovative diploma in Nigeria. The chairman National Board of Technical Education (NBTE) Dr. Mas’ud Adamu Kazaure disclosed this at the national round table discussion on innovative enterprises institution held at the institute premises in Katsina. He said “The board have selected one innovative enterprises institute each in the geopolitical zones in the country in which Katsina institute was choose to host the event considering the priority the state government accorded to…






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World Bank promotes girl-child education with N31.6m in Zango LG in Katsina

The World Bank has released about N31.6 million as school improvement and scholarship grant to the Zango Local Education Authority of Katsina to encourage education in the area. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that N14.8 million is for school improvement, while N16.8 million will be for scholarships. The fund is released under the World Bank/UNICEF Global Partnership in Education Programme (GPE) in collaboration with the Katsina State Government. Malam Sabiu Ibrahim-Zango, the Secretary, Zango Local Education Authority (LEA) made the disclosure during the disbursement of scholarship allowances on Wednesday.…






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Katsina to revive Danja Sugar Factory, 7 Others

Katsina state government is to revive all the dilapidated industries in the state to boost revenue and provide employment opportunities to its teeming youths, Governor Masari has said. the governor listed the industries to include; the Kankara Kaolin Factory, Daura Leather works, Mani Flour mills, Funtua Burnt Bricks, Danja Sugar factory and other various fertiliser-blending plants. Speaking at the commissioning of PVC pipes and Tubes production line at Kankiya metal works, Masari said Public Private Partnership PPP option shall be deployed to see they become up and running. According to…






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NIRSAL to guarantee N1.6bn financing for mechanized farming in Katsina state

The Nigeria Incentive Based Risk Sharing for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) has announced a partnership with Katsina State Government to expand agricultural mechanization financing program and boost food production in the country. Under the terms of the partnership, NIRSAL is to provide 75 percent bank guarantee for N1.6billion to be provided by Access Bank for the purchase of 225 tractors for lease to farmers at affordable rates. The mechanization project is expected to increase the tractor density in Katsina state by 1,000 addition tractors in the nearest future. The target is…






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Katsina dry season CBN anchor-borrower programme begins yielding result

Some rice farmers under the Dry-season CBN anchor-borrower scheme has began bumper harvest in Katsina State. This was gathered by KATSINA POST when the Katsina State Agricultural and Rural Development Agency (KATARDA) officials visited some farmers in some local governments in southern part of the State. Some of the LGA visited by the officials include Sabuwa, Funtua, Charanchi and Kankia. READ ALSO: Katsina: Gov’t to establish rice, wheat mills – Masari The main aim of the visit according to Companion FM Katsina reporter is to ascertain success or otherwise of the…






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Katsina gov’t adopts 60% women, 40% men empowerment formula

Katsina stae government says it formula for rendering 60% to female and 40% to male in terms of empowerment is still in existence. The Secretary to the state government of the state Dr. Mustapha Inuwa stated this when he received the official of the women right development initiatives Katsina in his office. The SGS pointed out that such organisations must be assisted by government considering their initiatives toward complimenting government effort in making life easier to the people. The SGS expressed hope that the initiatives will strive hard to affiliate…






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Masari buys 225 Mahindra 60hptwo-wheel tractors for Katsina farmers

With the acquisition of 225 Mahindra 60hptwo-wheel tractors, the Katsina State Government, on Thursday, launched its N2billion agriculture technology scheme tagged “Farm to Folk Prosperity Initiative,” for farmers in the area. Launching the programme on behalf of Governor Aminu Bello Masari, the deputy governor, Mannir Yakubu, explained that the agricultural scheme was conceived in 2014 as part of the five key sectors that need government attention. He listed the other sectors as education, health, water supply and security, describing them as the catalyst needed forsustainable economic development, socialreforms, peace and…






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Katsina indegine Abdurrahim Ma’aji bags service to humanity ambassadorship award

The Nigeria goodwill ambassador has awarded Abdurrahim Muhammad Ma’aji, the president Turath Nigeria, co founder Humanitarian Medical Mission in Nigeria  and founder/ CEO Humanitarian Aid Across Nigeria with a service to humanity ambassadorship award. He’s a former senate president, NAKATSS Sudan- chapter and vice chairman for its consultative council, he co chaired Hummin international scientific  conference and many key positions. He’s a recipient of many awards which include: Honorary award from the Nigerian Embassy in Sudan, award of appreciation from Medical Association of Nigerian Students in Sudan, award of merit…






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14 money mistakes we shouldn’t make in our entire life [Part Two]

#Money Mistake 8:  Avoid keeping money you don’t intend to use in the short-term within easy reach. For instance, don’t walk with #100K in your pocket when all you plan to do in a day costs #20K. Like I mentioned in Money Mistake 3, there are always expenses available to gobble any money that is within reach, so if you don’t want to lose it, put it away in a safe place. #Money Mistake 9:  Avoid keeping money in inappropriate places e.g. in socks, under the pillow, in a pit,…






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