2 Killed, 18 rescued in Katsina terrorists attack, Bandits cripple international trade 

October 14, 2022 Hamidu Sabo, Katsina 0

 Two villagers have been killed with one other injured in a terrorists’ attack on Gidan Baushe, Gatakawa village in Kankara local government area of Katsina state. However, the Police have rescued 18 kidnap victims and recovered five motorcycles, as well as two rustled cows after the mission. The  Police Public Relations Officer, Katsina state command,  SP Gambo Isah, disclosed this in a Read More

Dikko Radda @ 53: Spotlight on next Katsina state governor

September 11, 2022 Ahmadu Dansardauna 0

Giants strides made by man are usually relived with pomp and pageantry. While some roll out the milestone amidst glass clinging, others play the breakthrough low but all in praises and in anticipation of better future. In this momentous instance, the success story always overshadows the nauseating hurdles and barricades accompanying such feats. Naturally, some people excel in various ways Read More

How Masari is tackling insecurity in Katsina

September 8, 2022 Blueprint 0

Despite the huge financial burden coupled with the need to handle other areas of needs, Katsina state government is investing heavily on providing security for citizens of the state. This is aside other measures to bring banditry to an end in the state. HAMIDU SABO reports. Having several communities in your territory surrounded by a bandit-infested forest with dare-devil heavily Read More

Insecurity: FG begins ranching in 10 Katsina frontlines communities

August 31, 2022 Hamidu Sabo Katsina 0

Katsina state in collaboration with federal government has commenced ranch development in 10 frontline local government areas in the effort to prevent terrorism activities in the state. The federal government has already released the sum of N6.25 billion to the state government for the establishment of pasture development and construction of infrastructure in the affected areas of Ruma-Kujar-Jangarai grazing reserves Read More

Hajj 2022: Keystone Bank honours Katsina pilgrims’ boss Kuki on performance

August 25, 2022 Hamidu Sabo 0

Keystone Bank has honoured Alhaji Suleiman Nuhu Kuki, the executive director, Katsina State Pilgrims Welfare Board (KSPWB) with an award of excellentce for the successful completion of the 2022 hajj exercise. The award of ‘Certificate of Excellent Performance for 2022 Hajj Exercise’ was presented to the awardee by the Katsina branch manager, Alhaji Saidu Malabu, at a brief ceremony held Read More

Katsina: Pendung issues from APC primaries

June 20, 2022 Blueprint 0

Although the last APC primary held in Katsina state has been won by those officially recognised by the party, HAMIDU SABO in this report writes that all is still not well. There is no doubt politics is essentially about political mandate, just as election is the process where politicians preoccupy themselves with the issue of political authority, either to possess Read More

N4.3bn flyover project in Katsina a waste

June 6, 2022 Blueprint 0

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina state flagged off the construction of a N4.3 billion interchange flyover in Katsina metropolis on Wednesday. When I saw the report of the aforementioned project embarked upon by the Katsina state government under the leadership of our amiable Governor Masari, I was shocked and gave up about the needs of our rural communitie, which Read More

Katsina 2023: Lado and our support

June 5, 2022 Lawal Masa 0

Senator Garba Yakubu Lado has emerged winner of the Katsina PDP gubernatorial primaries conducted last Friday at the party’s state secretariat. Now the task is for Katsina people to rally round him tomake sure that he takes victory from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2023. And this is the wish of the majority of people in Katsina state Read More

Buhari mourns Borno, Katsina victims of terror

May 26, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday mourned the victims of terror attacks in Borno and Katsina states, saying that perpetrators of the killings would be brought to justice. The President said this in statement issued in Abuja by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Mr Garba Shehu. The statement reads: “Today, Nigeria is in mourning for the senseless loss of Read More

Breaking: Gunmen invade Kukah’s church, kidnap priests, others

May 25, 2022 Editor 0

From Katsina state comes a report that gunmen early Wednesday invaded a parish under the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Hassan-Kukah and kidnapped two priests and two others in the rectory of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Gidan Maikambo, in the Kafur Local Government Area of Katsina State. Kukah’s Sokoto Diocese covers Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto and Kebbi states. Read More

Terrorists kill 12 farmers in Katsina attack

May 24, 2022 Editor 0

Gunmen locally called bandits, Tuesday, killed 12 farmers in Gakurdi village of Jibia local government area of Katsina state Three people sustained injuries during the attack. Gakurdi is in Daddara ward and a few kilometres away from Daddara on the highway that links Katsina to Maradi in Niger Republic. A resident of Daddara, Bashir Salihu, said all the slain farmers Read More

FG to deliver two 330 kV substations in Kastina, Kano

May 23, 2022 Tope Sunday 0

The Federal Government is making effort to deliver two units of 330 kV power transmission substations in Katsina and Kano states along with the transmission lines to raise power supply in the states, the Managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Engr. Dr. Sule Abdulaziz, has said. A statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by the company’s General Read More

Katsina: Religion leaders, CSO, others back Radda, as Masari’s successor

May 13, 2022 Lekan Shehinde 0

Ahead of the Katsina state governorship election, religion leaders, Coalition of Civil Society Organizations in Nigeria (COCSON), Project 20 Million, Young Professionals in Politics have backed the Director General of Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), Umaro Radda, to succeed the incumbent governor, Aminu Masari. Others backing the DG to succeed Masari are; Nigerian Youth Congress, Nigerian Read More

FUDMA to establish 5 study centres in Katsina

April 27, 2022 Hamiodu Sabo 0

The Federal University Dutsin-Ma (FUDMA) Continuing Education Centre (CEC) is set to establish 5 study centres across Katsina state in to boost the varsity outreach and provide avenue for many to have access to university education. The centres are to be located at Malumfashi, Charanchi, Funtua, Daura and Katsina local government areas. This was contained in the press release signed Read More

APC wins all Katsina LG seats, PDP kicks

April 12, 2022 Hamidu Sabo 0

The ruling All Progressives congress (APC) has won all chairmanship and councillorship seats result announced in the just concluded Katsina state local government elections held Monday. The party defeated eleven other parties that contested in the elections. However, former governor of the state, Ibrahim Shehu Shema, has described the election as a monumental fraud, saying “the country is in a Read More

Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s historic visit to Katsina

March 16, 2022 Blueprint 0

Last week’s campaign advocacy visit by Arewa Organisation Movement for Asiwaju, a frontline coalition of 37 groups that have been working tirelessly to drum support for Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s presidential ambition in the northern part of the country, received a rousing welcome by key stakeholders within and beyond the APC family In Katsina state. HAMIDU SABO reports. On arrival Read More

Bandits release Katsina village head, 35 others after N26m ransom

March 8, 2022 Blueprint 0

Bandits have released the village head of Guga in Bakori local government area of Katsina, Alhaji Umar, and 35 other residents of the village after collecting N26 million as ransom. The victims spent 29 days in the kidnappers’ den before they were released late Sunday evening. Premium Times had reported how the bandits stormed the village on February 7, killed Read More

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