Sa’idu Barda heads Katsina’s 37-member committee on restructuring

The Katsina State government has inaugurated a 37-member technical  committee on restructuring under former governor Saidu Barda. Inaugurating the committee, Governor Aminu Masari listed the terms of reference of the committee to include collating and examining views and opinions of the people of the state on the clamour for restructuring of the country. Others were to come up with a working document expressing the position of the state on issues and to co-opt any individual who might assist in the successful conduct of its assignment. In another related development, the…

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Katsina assembly extends tenure of LG chairmen to 3 years

The Katsina State House of Assembly has amended the State Local  Government Law, 2012, by extending the tenure of local government chairmen by one year: from two to three years. Equally, the assembly has introduced qualification to the power of the governor on appointing a transition committee or sole administrators subject to the confirmation of the house. This was part of the report submitted to the house by its local government and chieftaincy committee that deliberated on the bill. Presenting the report on the floor of the house, Garba Dankanjiba…

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Katsina State spends N2bn on rural electrification in 2 years

Katsina State Government under the leadership of Governor Aminu Bello Masari stated that it has spent more than N2 billion in the last two years linking towns and villages to the national grid. Alhaji Abdulllahi Tanwa the General Manager, State Rural Electrification Board, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Katsina. Tanwa said that the amount was spent between 2015 to date, adding that the move was to boost economic activities in rural areas of the state. He listed some of the villages…

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Women leader in Batsari dumps PDP to APC over Masari’s exemplary leadership

Powerful politician  and women leader Hajiya Jari Bala Batsari has dumped Peoples Democratic Party (PDP  to All Peoples Congress (APC)  in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina state. Hajiya Jari has later received her membership card at the APC office in Basari Local Government area. In her address shortly after receiving the new membership card, Hajiya Jari Bala said “the decision of dumping PDP to APC was because of the APC’s good manifestos and governor Masari’s leadership style. She commended the effort of Governor Aminu Bello Masari for showing exemplary…

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Teachers recruitment: Scholar sends strong message to Governor Masari

Pay Teacher’s Salaries on Time To Ensure Quality Education; Scholar Urges Government In Katsina Government at all levels have been urged to ensure regular payment of teachers’ salaries and benefits as suitable way of boosting educational sector. The director of baitul Qur’an wal-arabiyya school Kobren Dorowa quarters Katsina MalamMuhammad Salisu made the call at the graduation ceremony in Katsina. Malam Muhammad Salaisu also call the Government to recruit professional teachers and ensure consistent provision of schools instructional materials for better education. In another related development, Like Kaduna, a group which…

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Governor Masari urged to ensure the completion of Funtua Dry Port

Alhaji Aliyu Bala-Daura who serves as the Chairman of Association of Katsina State Indigenes In Sokoto, has urged the Katsina State  Government under the leadership of Governor Aminu Bello Masari to look into the issue of Inland Dry Port sited in Funtua and ensure its implementation. The Chairman also state that the completion of the project would help in harnessing the abundant economic potential of the state. He also urged Gov enor Aminu Masari to create more jobs for the youth in agriculture and solid minerals sectors due to the vast…

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Girls Day Primary School Malumfashi emerges second best in Nigeria

As today is the United Nation’s World  Teachers’ Day, Nigeria celebrated her teachers in a ceremony organized to  mark the day in Abuja. The Katsina State  Commissioner of Education, Prof. Halimatu Saadiya Idris led the delegation of Katsina State teachers that attended the event. During the ceremony, Girls Day Primary School Malumfashi, Katsina State was presented with the Presidential Award of second best school in Nigeria. While expressing her delight on her Facebook Page, the Commissioner expressed thanked Governor Aminu Bello Masari for making education the top most  priority of…

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Senator Abu Ibrahim offers N5.7m scholarship to Katsina students

Senator Abu Ibrahim, representing Funtua senatorial zone in Katsina state, has supported final year students studying in various tertiary institutions in zone with N5.7million. The scholarship is a project allowance; to assist the students come out in flying colours. Coordinator of the programme, Alhaji Abu Badamasi, who made the disclosure during the distribution exercise, said those to benefit from the programme are final year degree, NCE and diploma students writing their final year projects. He disclosed that each of the 10 local governments in the area was allocated N.5 million…

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Katsina govt. invests over N7bn on road construction- Masari

The Katsina State Government on Thursday said that it had invested over N7.5 billion on the construction of 200 kilometers of roads across the state. Governor Aminu Masari disclosed this in Daura during an inspection of completed road projects in Daura senatorial zone of the state. He said that the roads construction was ongoing in all the three senatorial zones of the state to assist rural dwellers to transport their farm produce to markets. The governor revealed that works had been completed on the Fago, Sandamu, Baure, Zango and Babban…

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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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