Card readers must be use in the forth coming LGs elections – Katsina House of assembly

The bill to allow the use of Card reader in local government elections in Katsina State passes second reading. Katsina stae house of assembly has proposed the use of card readers in the forth coming local government elections in the state. The proposal is contained in the report submitted on the floor of the House by the House committee on administration by Honourable Murtala Ado Kaita who is the chairman of the committee. In the report, the total of six clauses were amended in the Katsina State electoral act 2000…






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Katsina: Masari to establish 3 FM radio stations

Katsina state government will establish three FM radio stations to boost information dissemination and media coverage of public and private activities, General Manager, Katsina State Radio Services, Alhaji Sani Bala, has said. Bala made the statement on Thursday when he led the management of the station on a condolence visit on the emir of Daura over the death of a senior council member, Alhaji Hamisu Haruna. Bala said that the stations would be sited in Daura, Funtua and Katsina. He said the establishment of the stations would generate additional employment…






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Lawmaker to establish Vocational Training College at Majigiri Town in Mashi L.G Area

In an effort to promote vocational training in Katsina state, a vocational training college is to be established at Majigiri town in Mashi local government area. The initiator of the college who is also a member at the house of the representatives representing Mashi/Dutsi constituency Honorable Mansur Ali Mashi said the college will be affiliated to Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic. According to the Lawmaker, the decision to establish the college at Majigiri was to give opportunity for the youths in Mashi, Dutsi, Daura, Kaita, Jibia, Mani and other local government…






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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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INEC establishes more CVR centers in Bindawa, 8 others

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has established nine new Continuous Voters’ Registration (CVR) centres across Katsina State, the INEC Administrative Secretary in Katsina, Alhaji Yunusa Jika Kaura, has said. Speaking in an interview with newsmen in Katsina, Kaura noted that the additional centres were located in Bindawa, Daura, Batagarwa, Funtua, Malumfashi, Kafur, Kankia, Dutsinma and Katsina. On the progress of the on-going Continuous Voters Registration, he said 51, 833 eligible voters have been so far registered in the 34 local government areas across the state. He further explained that…






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Katsina Govt equips science and technical schools

The Katsina state govt has spent over N72 Million in procuring equipments to 49 science and technical schools in the state. The state commissioner for education Prof. Halimatussadiyyya Ibrahim disclosed this at the distribution of the equipment to Dikko College Katsina. According to her, the measure is aimed at preparing the students to face the challenges faced by the advancement of the science and technology in 21st century. She also said the gesture will help the student to pursue science and engineering courses at tertiary institutions. Earlier, the Director science…






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Katsina: UNICEF, DFID moves to enroll 207,138 new female children in schools

A two day coordination meeting with relevant Girl Education Project GEP stakeholders aimed at attaining a set target of 207,138 new female child enrolment in school by year 2020 in Katsina has commenced. Speaking at the opening ceremony, A UNICEF desk officer at the state ministry of education, Binta Abdulmumin said the workshop intends to improve synergy and effective coordination towards achieving the GEP results. In addition, the workshop intends to discuss reasons why girls do not attend schools as well as brainstorm on ways forward with a view to…






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Katsina House of Assembly seek electrification of 8 rural communities (LIST)

The Katsina state house of Assembly has appealed to the state government seeking for the restoration of electricity covering eight communities in Zango Local government area. READ ALSO: Tata, PDP flags off “Mu yaki yunwa” feeding program in Dutsi for widows, less privileged The communities affected were Zango, Yardaji, Sara, Rogogo, Tanda, Madaka and kwayon kudi. The motion was adopted by the member representing Zango local government area Hon. Alhaji Tasiu Musa Maigari. According to Maigari, the communities were in darkness for over 3 years as many poles have been broken…






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Cows To Carry Micro-Chips In Katsina

Cattle breeders association, otherwise known as Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, Katsina State chapter, has approved micro-chip implants for their livestock to increase the security of their animals. Leadership reports The Katsina State chairman of the association, Mannir Atiku Lamido, made this known at the launch of the animals identification and management solution at Dayi in Malumfashi local government area. Lamido called on the Fulani herdsmen to take advantage of the arrangement, adding that the association is working to ensure that all herdsmen could protect their animals through the…






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Over 70 firms to explore available mineral resources in Katsina state

Over 70 companies have obtained licenses for the exploration and mining of mineral resources available in Katsina, Governor Aminu Masari has said. Daily trust report Speaking at the inauguration of board of the state exploration and mining company, Masari said the state was blessed with over 35 different types of mineral resources across its 34 LGAs. Masari said the dwindling oil revenue had forced governments all over the world to look inwards by diversifying its revenue base to address drop in revenue. He attributed the challenges in the sector to…






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