Katsina: Masari approves N1.9b for the rural electrification project of 34 communities

The Katsina state Executive Council fifth regular meeting presided over by HE Governor Aminu Bello Masari has approved the rural electrification of one community each in the 34 local governments of the state. KATSINA POST learnt that this was disclosed to newsmen after the meeting in Muhammadu Buhari House by the commissioner of Local Governments and chieftaincy affairs Alhaji Abdulkadir Ahmad Zakka. According to him: “One town from each of the thirty four Local Government Areas of the State will be connected with electricity at a total cost of N1.9b.”…






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Katsina gov’t resolved to sponsor 18 civil servants to obtain higher education

The Katsina state Executive Council fifth regular meeting has approved for 18 civil servants to obtain higher education . The Head of Service, Alhaji Garba Sanda Mani announced this at the end of the meeting which was presided over by Governor Aminu Bello Masari at Government House council chambers, Katsina. Alhaji Garba Sanda explained that the 18 civil servants would undergo higher degrees in both Nigeria and abroad, adding that some of them would attend studies in Uganda and India among others. The Head of Service said the decision was…






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Katsina: After sleeping for 2 days at airport, 7th flight departs with 510 pilgrims to Saudi

The 7th flight of Katsina state intending pilgrims have departed the Umaru Musa Yar’adua international airport with 510 pilgrims on Monday. This brings to 3,546 out of the state 4930 pilgrims expected to be airlifted for this year’s Hajj. The pilgrims who were mostly from Daura, Kankia, Funtua , Kafur and most of those who had earlier missed their flights. They left 8am Monday morning. According to Daily Trust, this last batch of the pilgrims slept for about 2 days at the airport before their eventual airlift.






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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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Group backs Katsina Emir’s stance on “Igbo Quit Notice”

The Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumuni Kabir Usman, has accused politicians and some prominent Nigerians as being behind the current hate speech by various youth groups which are further polarising the country along religious and ethnic divides. Daily trust reports Speaking when he received members of the Awareness for Good Leadership, Peace and Development in his palace yesterday, Usman advised such persons to desist from such acts for the overall well-being of the country. He assured that the emirate would continue to use its influence to protect all citizens of…






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JUST IN: Osinbajo confirms Dr. Suleiman Bello Mohammed as new Medical Director, FMC Katsina

Reports reaching us at KATSINA POST has it that Acting President of Nigeria Professor Yemi Osinbajo has approved the appointment of Dr. Sulaiman Bello as the substantive Medical Director of the Federal Medical Center, Katsina. Dr. Bello, a consultant Paediatrician and also an indegen of the state is now to manned the affairs of the institution. Before his appointment, Dr Bello served as the Head of Clinical Services of the Centre.  The appointment takes effect from 1st August 2017. Dr. Bello succeeded Dr. Abdulmajid – an indegen of Daura Local government…






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Katsina Police command arrest one Abdullahi Ibrahim – notorious armed robber disguising in police uniform to rob

Katsina State Police command has successifully arrest one Abdullahi Ibrahim – notorious armed robber disguising in police uniform to rob in Katsina State. This is made known to newsmen in the state by the Katsina State Police command during a press briefing yesterday Wednesday, 9th August, 2017. During the press briefing, the police commissioner stated that: “As clampdown on all forms of crime and criminality in Katsina state thrives on, criminal hideouts will continue to be raided with a view to liberating the state and keeping the hoodlums at bay.” “On…






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Wife of Governor Masari donates sikcle cell drugs to Daura General Hospital

The wife of Katsina state governor, Hajiya Zakiya Masari, has donated sickle-cells drugs to the Daura general Hospital. Zakiya, who, presented the drugs to the medical director of the hospital, Dr Muhammad Nafiu in Daura on Wednesday, said the drugs were mainly for patients suffering from the skill-cell anemia disease. She said the drugs were 50 catons which comprised of polic acid, paladrin, paracetamol syrup, vitamin c and Ibu profen tablets. He said the decision to donate the drugs was borne out of effort to support skill-cells patients with a…






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Opposition party instigated intending pilgrims to protest against us – Katsina Gov’t

The Executive Secretary of the Katsina State Pilgrims Welfare Board, Muhammad Abu Rimi, has blamed the opposition behind a protest over delay in the 4th flight of intending pilgrims from the state. But the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) distanced itself from the protest, saying that it was a clear sign of failure on the part of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Pilgrims on the 4th flight had alleged going through undue hardship of sleeping on the floor following the delay at the airport. Speaking on the matter, Rimi…






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Katsina United end 12-game losing away run with vital draw against Rivers United in Port Harcourt

Katsina United have ended a 12-game losing run of away games with a crucial point in a hard-fought encounter against Rivers United in an NPFL matchday 33 fixture at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt. Katsina United have thus moved a position off the relegation pack – 16th place with 43 points from 33 games. ‘The Chanji Boys’ will now welcome Wikki Tourists in their next NPFL game Rivers United have dropped to 17th on the table with 42 points from 33 games. ‘The Pride of Rivers’ will host already…






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