OPINION: Unemployment in Nigeria: The Missing Road – By Dr. Ahmed Adamu

When we had Youth Round Table Discussion with the Nigerian Senate President in October 2017, I made some comments regarding unemployment, which I would like to expatiate below. As at last quarter of 2016, the Nigerian unemployment rate was 14.2%, which means in every 100 Nigerians at least 14 of them are unemployed, which means they are capable and willing to get a job, but they cannot get one. Policy makers and commentators usually rely on this misleading indicator, which is why most of unemployment policies do not work. The…

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Those that dragged Masari to court are just trying to distract him – Masur Ali Mashi

The purported legal action instituted against Katsina state government by some staff of Local government is nothing but a ploy to distract the state governor Aminu Bello Masari from aggressively pursuing the implementation of his restoration agenda. A member of the House of Representatives Mansur Ali Mashi in a chat with newsmen said these workers are mainly those that refused to avail themselves during a screening exercise conducted round the 34 local government areas and should have themselves to blame for their predicaments.   According to him, most of them…

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UMYUK Post UTME Screening Result 2017/2018 Released (See How To Check)

The Ummaru Musa Yaradua University Katsina (UMYU) has yesterday announced the release of 2017/2018 post UTME/Aptitude test results. The university made the announcement on its official website stating that, “All Candidates are to check their results through UMYU portal using their 3 username and password. The university however urged the candidates to click this URL to view your results http://portal.umyu.edu.ng/application/index.php  READ ALSO: FUDMA approves downward review of students school fees by over 50% Katsina Post had earlier reported over fifteen thousand applicants applied for the university as their first choice which…

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Child arrange fake kidnap with friends, dupe father of N500,000 in Jibiya

The Katsina Police Command said it captured three adolescents who organized a phony hijack of their companion to coerce a payment of N500, 000 from his dad, Alhaji Illayasu Jibiya. DSP Gambo Isah, the Katsina Command Police Relation’s Officer on Thursday in Katsina stated, “Those captured are Aminu Rahamawa, (19), Abdullahi Bature (23), and Kabiru Iliyasu, the child of a businessperson in Jibia town of the state.” Isah uncovered that the adolescents contrived and arrange dealt with the hijacking of their companion, Kabiru Iliyasu, and requested a payoff from the…

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Hospital offers free surgery to patients in Dutsin-ma

The management of Malam Mande Dutsin-ma hospital has announce 21st and 22nd October, 2017 date for the commencement of free surgery exercise to patients in Dutsinma local government area of Katsina state. This is contained in a statement signed by the hospital management and made available to public on 12th October, 2017. According to the statement, the exercise will cover 60 general surgeries (herniorrhaphy, Hydrocoelectomy, appendectomy and excision) and 40 eye surgeries. The statement added that, the screening process for the general surgeries start on Monday 16th October, 2017 while…

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Harvest crashes price of foodstuff in Katsina Market

Daily trust reports that the price of farm produce has significantly reduced as farmers are recording bumper harvests in Katsina State. Several factors, such as complementary and composite demands of the produce have seen prices dwindle in recent weeks. Sorghum for example was expensive last season with its price at between N16,000 and N18,000 by this time but this year, Daily Trust gathered that it costs as low as N9,000 due to the bumper harvest of maize and millet that are its direct substitutes. Alhaji Adamu Nalado, an agri-entrepreneur in…

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Katsina, Lagos to host National Badminton Championships in November

Lagos and Katsina are to host 2 National Badminton Championships in November, the Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN) declared in Lagos on Wednesday. The alliance settled Nov. 8 to Nov. 11 for the first Katsina Golden Star National Badminton Championship, while it planned Nov. 15 to Nov. 18 for the first Mutual Benefits Assurance National Badminton Championship in Lagos. The President of BFN, Francis Orbih, told our source that N2.7 million money prizes was in question for each of the competition. “The rivalries in Katsina has a prize of about…

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Katsina gov’t constructs pit latrines in 110 primary schools across the state

The Katsina State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA) has implied that it has developed pit restrooms and furthermore with hand washing offices in atleast 110 grade schools in the state to upgrade the understudies’ sanitation and individual cleanliness. The Executive Director of the organization  Alhaji Aminu Dayyabu,  revealed this on Tuesday in Katsina amid a press preparation as a component of the exercises to remember the 2017 United Nations Hand Washing Day. Katsina Post learnt that the subject of the 2017 UN Hand Washing Day is: ‘Our Hands,…

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Buhari approves N236m for Sabke dam irrigation project in Katsina

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved N236 million for the completion of Sabke Irrigation Dam in Katsina State. Addressing state house correspondents after the council’s weekly meeting in Abuja, Suleiman Adamu, minister of water resources, said the contract for the dam was initially awarded in 1997. He said it was then re-awarded in 2009 after it was abandoned, but would be completed by the current administration. Adamu said, “One Memo from my ministry was considered today as part of our efforts to improve the acreage for irrigation, we…

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Over 600 LG staff dragged Masari to court over non-payment of salaries

About 610 staff drawn from 34 local government areas of Katsina state have sued the state government to the National Industrial Court sitting in Kano over nonpayment of salaries for 19 months. Daily trust reports Joined as co-defendants in the case are the Katsina state’s Attorney General and commissioner for justice,  commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs, state’s chairman of local government service commission as well as the chairman, state’s civil service commission. The claimants maintained that their salaries have been withheld by the government since April last year…

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