Gov Masari’s aide’s daughter dies in fire outbreak

An inferno, Tuesday night, has claimed the life of a teenage girl, Aisha Jigama, daughter of the state Director of Protocol, Babangida in Katsina State. READ ALSO: Read Governor Masari’s important sallah message to the people of Katsina Aisha, 17, was said to have died in the inferno, which allegedly resulted from an electrical fault. Eyewitnesses said the fire started at 7p.m. and lasted till past 8p.m. It took the intervention of the state fire service to put it off. Two others, who were also said to have suffered injuries from…

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Trouble in FUNTUA as wife allegedly poisoned husband over a new bride

Residents of BCJ area of Funtua town in Katsina State have been thrown into confusion over circumstances surrounding the death of a man, Musa Dogon-Kwali alleged to have been poisoned by his wife over a new bride. The incident happened on Sallah day. Sources alleged that Dogon Kwali was poisoned by one of his wives, while others said he died of a heart attack. Eyewitnesses said Dogon Kwalli was rushed to the hospital after eating a meal purportedly presented to him by the wife, who is currently on the run.…

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Katsina: Suitor dies in Fulani Marriage Flogging Game in Kafur

A young man, Yari Inusa, has died while competing with another suitor for a lady’s hand in marriage. The incident happened at Durmin Biri village, in the Kafur Local Government Area of Katsina State. Police sources said the man died following injuries he sustained on the head when he engaged in a Fulani traditional game of Sharo with another man, Ahmed Saidu, to determine who would marry the lady. Sharo game entails two male suitors flogging each other for a woman’s hand in marriage. Whoever wins between them will marry…

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Finally! Masari reacts angrily to GRA mosque’s eid pre-sermon (Read)

I cannot be intimidated or coerced by anyone or group of people to do their bidding to the detriment of the people of Katsina, Governor Aminu Masari has said. Masari, who appeared to be reacting to a sermon by a religious sect during the Eid prayers, noted that God destined him to be governor at this time and that he is a leader for all, Dailytrust reports. “Nobody, I repeat, nobody can intimidate or coerce me in my efforts at pushing the state forward. Remember, I am an orphan and…

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Hajj: Katsina Government gives ‘sallah gift’ of N30,000 to its pilgrims

The Katsina State Government has announced donation of N147.9 million equivalent to SRA1.5 million (Saudi Riyals) to its 4,930 pilgrims as ‘Sallah gift’ during the 2017 hajj. Alhaji Mannir Yakubu, the Amirul-Hajj and leader of the state government delegation to Saudi Arabia for hajj, disclosed this on Saturday while addressing the pilgrims. He said that each pilgrim would be given SRA 300. READ ALSO: Trouble in Mecca as 300 Katsina pilgrims rejects ‘bad’ hotel accommodation KATSINA POST checks revealed that each pilgrim got an equivalent of N30,000 in Nigerian money –…

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Hajj: Katsina gov’t gives free food to its 4,930 pilgrims at Arafat, Minna

The Katsina State government has prepared food for its 4,930 pilgrims both at Mina and the Arafat, to enable them to observe their religious obligation today. This good gesture was disclosed to newsmen in Minna by the state’s Amirul Hajj Alhaji Mannir Yakubu while answering questions from them. The  Amirul-Hajj, Alhaji Mannir Yakubu who also doubles as the state deputy Governor also urged pilgrims to utilise the Arafat Day to pray for peace and stability of the country and its leaders. READ ALSO: Trouble in Mecca as 300 Katsina pilgrims rejects…

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Trouble in Mecca as 300 Katsina pilgrims rejects ‘bad’ hotel accommodation

About 300 Katsina State pilgrims have rejected the accommodation secured for them by the state Pilgrims Welfare Board in Makka, Saudi Arabia. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the pilgrims, who were on the ninth flight from the state arrived Makkah at about 4p.m. on Monday. The pilgrims said the hotel lacked basic facilities for human habitation. NAN reports that some of the pilgrims refused to go into the rooms allotted to them at the Dar al Sa’adatu wal Khair hotel, and instead camped at the Katsina state…

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BREAKING: Senator Kanti Bello died in early hours of today

On a sad note, KATSINA POST learnt about the death of Senator Kanti Bello. The Senator according to our sources died in the early hours of today 29th of August, 2017 in his residence in Abuja after an undisclosed ailment. The body of the late Senator will be brought to Katsina later today for all the islamic rights at Filin Samji Juma’at mosque and subsequently be buried accordingly in the state capital. The Late Senator Kanti Bello hailed from Ingawa Local government of Katsina State and was a two-time Senator…

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Katsina Airlift 4,920 Pilgrims To Saudi Arabia- Official

The Katsina Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board on Saturday said that it has successfully transported all its 4,920 pilgrims for 2017 to Saudi Arabia. Alhaji Badaru Mohammed, the Board’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), disclosed this during an interview in Katsina. He said: “The last batch of 250 intending pilgrims was evacuated to the Holy Land on Saturday at about 12:00 noon. “The last flight took the State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Mannir Yakubu, the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Alhaji Yahaya Kusada and other dignitaries to Saudi Arabia. “The deputy governor…

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A-Z: How Facebook reunites Hon. Binta Abba and her missing son after 3 years

“I’ve passed through hell,” said a teary-eyed Hajiya Binta Abba Umar. “I’ve even prayed to God, to even show me the corpse of my son, so I can have closure,” she told Daily Trust. The shaken-yet-happy mother of seven said Suleiman, now 15, is her fourth. He was whisked away by unidentified persons on Tuesday, 6th January 2014, after closing from school in Abuja. He was in Primary Four then, at a school in Kado. Binta narrated: “On that day, I just got home when my daughter told me the…

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