Katsina to conduct LG elections April 11

January 12, 2022 Hamidu Sabo 0

The Katsina State Independent Electoral Commission (KTSIEC), has expressed its readiness to conduct the local government elections on Monday 11th April, 2022. The state chairman of the commission, Alhaji Ibrahim Bako, disclosed this at a press briefing held in Katsina on Tuesday. According to him, with this notice, all stakeholders particularly the political parties should note that only candidate(s) sponsored Read More

Ahmed Musa Dangiwa a good omen for Katsinawa

January 5, 2022 Blueprint 0

Gentlemen are easily recognised by their actions or, in certain instances, by their inactions. And because of the belief that in some societies, the inaction of gentlemen leads to undesirable consequences resulting to further degradation of the common values of such a society, it is necessary to let the society know some of those gentlemen in their midst. It is Read More

Banditry: Lawmakers seek more security presence in Katsina

December 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Katsina State House of Assembly has called on security agencies to beef up efforts at safeguarding lives and property in areas that are troubled by armed bandits particularly in Faskari local government area, which has been witnessing series of attacks in the last two weeks. The call followed a Matter of Urgent Public Importance moved by the member representing Read More

Gunmen attack Katsina villages, kill 7, kidnap others

December 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

Armed persons Tuesday night attacked two villages in Faskari local government area of Katsina state. Residents said at least seven people were killed in the attacks while some residents were kidnapped. Lawal Mamman, a native of the area, who lives in Katsina town, told Premium Times that the attacks commenced at about 9 p.m. He said the attacks occurred at Read More

‘400 mentally deranged treated

December 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

No fewer than four hundred people with mentally related illnesses have received free medical treatment in Katsina state. The state Commissioner of Sports and Social Development, Alhaji Sani Aliyu Danlami, stated this during the mentally deranged treatment exercise held at Dutsinma local council secretariat Tuesday. Danlami, represented by Alhaji Jibrin Mukhtar, said the assistant director, social welfare in the ministry, Read More

Bandits’ attacks: Buhari dispatches security chiefs to Sokoto, Katsina

December 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has dispatched a high-level security delegation to Sokoto and Katsina states in response to the recent spike in the activities of bandits. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, MalamGarba Shehu, confirmed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, saying the delegation is made up of the heads of the nation’s intelligence Read More

Breaking: Katsina commissioner found dead inside residence

December 9, 2021 Editor 0

Katsina State Commissioner for Science and Technology, Dr Rabe Nasir, was on Wednesday night found dead at his residence. He was said to have killed by gunmen. Neither the state government, nor the Police has confirmed the latest development. Details loading…

Bandits kidnap another village head in Katsina

December 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

Armed bandits have abducted the village head of Fankama, Ahmed Saidu, his wife and many other villagers following an attack Monday night on the community in Faskari local g overnment area of Katsina State. Sources said no life was lost during the attack which lasted for two hours. Bahisulhaq Alhassan, a cousin of the monarch, said in Katsina Tuesday that Read More

Volleyball Nat’l Division 1 League: Katsina’s ABM fight back to record first win

November 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

ABM of Kastina fought back to edge Oluyole Spikers of Oyo state in five set thriller to record their first victory at the ongoing 2021 Volleyball National Division 1 League in Abuja. ABM with an impressive performance defeated Oluyole Spikers 3-2 (26-28, 28-26, 24-26, 25-21, 15-2)a  highly entertaining match decided at the indoor sports hall of Moshood Abiola Stadium, Package Read More

Katsina dep gov’s wife joins Tinubu support team

November 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

The wife of Katsina state deputy governor; Hajiya Mariya Buhari, has been appointed as national woman leader, Tinubu Support Organization (TSO). This was contained in a appointment letter dated 14 November 2021 and signed by the director general of the organisation, Aminu Suleiman. “I am pleased to inform you that your appointment is confirmed as National Women Leader of Tinubu Read More

Katsina lawmakers to Masari: Telecom shut down worsening insecurity

November 17, 2021 Hamidu Sabo 0

The leadership of Katsina state House of Assembly Tuesday said the order put in place by Governor Aminu Bello Masari on shut down of telecommunication network is worsening security situation in the state. The deputy speaker, Dalhatu Shehu Tafoki, stated at the plenary sitting that banditry and kidnapping across the state is becoming worse, hence the need to put it Read More

Respect constitution, shun mediocrity, PDP chieftain urges Ayu

November 8, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Katsina state, Alhaji Zaharadeen Mazoji, has called on the newly elected National Chairman of the party, Dr. Iyiocha Ayu, to strive to uphold and respect the sanctity of the nation’s constitution and the manifesto of the party for good governance and purposeful leadership to thrive. In a press statement Monday, Mazoji Read More

Blueprint publisher extols late ex-minister Ruma’s virtues

November 1, 2021 Hamidu Sabo 0

The body of former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Abba Sayyadi Ruma, was Sunday laid to rest at Dan-marna cemetery in Katsina. The burial was preceded by a prayer at the G.R.A Mosque, Katsina, and attended by members of the deceased’s family, friends, associates and hundreds of well wishers from different parts of the country. At the funeral Read More

Katsina pilgrim’s board set to commence lesser hajj operation

October 20, 2021 Hamidu Sabo 0

Katsina State Pilgrims Welfare Board (KSPWB) management Tuesday said it will soon commence lesser hajj (UMRAH) operation to Saudi Arabia for the first time in the state following the approval of Governor Aminu Bello Masari. The executive director, KSPWB, Alhaji Suleiman Nuhu Kuki, said the board has already held an interface meeting with the chairman and team of Al-Rufaqa Travels Read More

2023: Apologists of power shift to South myopic – PDP chieftain

October 20, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

A Chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Katsina state, Honorable Zaharaddeen Mazoji, has described the apologists of power rotation to the southern part of the country as myopic and short sighted, adding that the issue of rotational presidency has not been encapsulated in the nation’s constitution. Speaking to news men in Kano Tuesday, Mazoji wondered why credence should be Read More

Elected Katsina APC executives sworn in

October 19, 2021 Hamidu Sabo 0

The Katsina state chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has successfully sworn in 36 executive members elected through a rancour-free consensus, Saturday. Alhaji Sani Ahmed was sworn-in as chairman, Bala Abu Musawa as deputy chairman, Shitu Shitu, the former state party chairman as secretary and Babangida Aliyu as treasurer. The party executives were sworn-in by the state Attorney-General and Commissioner Read More

Why I treat bandits, by Katsina health worker

September 28, 2021 Hamidu Sabo 0

A health worker in Katsina, Katsina state, Murtala Umar, Monday evening, said he had been providing treatment and drugs to bandits with gunshot wounds even though he knew they were criminals. Speaking to journalists at the state Police Command headquarters in Katsina where the police paraded him, Murtala, said the bandits gave him no choice but to cooperate with them. Read More

Hajj refunds: CSO lauds Katsina, Kano for ‘adopting transparent model

September 17, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

The Independent Hajj Reporters (IHR), a civil society orgainsation that reports Hajj activities, has commended policies adopted by Katsina and Kano states Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Boards for the payment of refunds for Hajj 2020/2021 to intending pilgrims. The commendation was contained in a statement issued by its national coordinator, Malam Ibrahim Muhammed, on Friday in Abuja. The statement read in Read More

On the appointment of agric minister

September 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

Whoever has insight on how powerful an “Executive” seat is, especially the office of the president, one will not doubt what President Muhammadu Buhari did recently by transferring former environment minister to the agriculture ministry. No one can question the legality of the action or the terms and conditions that warrant such transfer. In fact, one may even overlook it, Read More

FG readies National Frieght offices for take off

September 13, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

The federal government has said works on the completion of the pilot scheme of the National Freight Offices in Jibiya, Katsina state and Idiroko in Ogun state are ongoing while that of Illela in Sokoto state have been completed and ready for take off. Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi made the disclosure at the Executive session of the 16th Read More

Masari mulls ban on open grazing

September 8, 2021 Paul Okah 0

Piqued by the lingering banditry and insecurity in the state, Katsina state Governor Aminu Masari has stated his readiness to effect ban on open grazing across the state. The governor made the assertion, Monday, during a guest appearance on Politics Today on Channels TV while commenting on the movement of herders from one part of the country to another. Katsina Read More

2023: Pro-Osinbajo group takes lobby to Masari, Daura, others in Kastina

August 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A major phase in the race towards the All Progressives Congress’ presidential ticket has begun with the weekend’s visit to Kastina state by a lobby group loyal to Vice President  Yemi Osinbajo, ahead of the 2023 presidential primaries of the ruling party. Addressing newsmen Sunday in Abuja, members of the Progressive Consolidation Group (PCG) declared that their weekend mobilization and Read More

Waiting for repentant bandits

August 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

The end of the war against Boko Haram is near, as the cheering news has continued to emerge that many members of the deadly group are surrendering. Although, mixed reactions have continued to trail their repentence, since the emergence of the group in 2007, waging a war against the Nigerian state, Boko Haram is reported to have killed over 100,000 Read More