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2018 Hajj: Katsina govt. approves N300,000 as minimum deposit

The Katsina State Government has reported N300,000 as least Hajj deposit by intending pilgrims in the state for the 2018 Hajj. The Executive Director of the Katsina Pilgrims Welfare Board, Muhammad Abu-Rimi, made the declaration at a news meeting on Wednesday in Katsina. He said that the compelling date for the beginning of the underlying […]


Alqalam Imam speaks on IPOB crisis, warn Muslims

The Chief Imam of Alqalam University Katsina, has warned Muslims against engaging in reprisal attacks on non-Muslims. In a Friday sermon delivered at the mosque, the Imam cautioned Muslims against taking the law into their hands. The cleric was apparently referring to rising tension in the South-east where the army is presently conducting a military […]

Again, Masari assures all non-indegenes living in Katsina maximum security

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has called on  non-indigenes in the state to focus on their legitimate endeavours, assuring them that they have no cause to fear for their safety. The governor, who spoke in reaction to the heightened tension between the Nigerian military and the IPOB in the South Eastern part of the […]

JUST IN: 2 pilgrims from Katsina died in Mecca

Two pilgrims from Katsina State have lost their lives during this year’s Hajj exercise in Saudi Arabia, according to Alhaji Salisu Ado Shinkafi, the Chairman of the State’s Pilgrims Welfare Agency (PWA). Bashir Rabe Mani in Makkah reports that, Alhaji Shinkafi, who is also the Bunun Shinkafi,disclosed this when he addressed newsmen in Makkah on […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]