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

Cattle ranching: Katsina gets N6.2bn from FG

August 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

The governor of Katsina state, Aminu Masari has confirmed that the state has received N6.25 billion from the federal government for ‘ranch development projects.’ The project is intended to check clashes between farmers and herders which have snowballed into banditry in states across Nigeria’s North-west and North-central regions. Masari confirmed the reception of the fund while delivering a lecture on Read More

Insecurity: Groups call for Masari’s resignation

August 22, 2021 Hamidu Sabo 0

A non-governmental organisation, Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) Katsina state chapter, Saturday, said the patriotic statement of Governor Aminu Masari directing citizens to take up arms and defend themselves is a clear sign of failure of the APC administration to discharge its primary responsibility of protecting the lives and property of the people. Addressing newsmen in Katsina, the Northwest coordinator Read More

Climate change: JIBWIS flags off 30m tree planting campaign in Katsina

August 19, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Jama’at Izalatil Bid’ah Wa’iqamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS) has flagged off its 30 million national tree-planting campaigns in Katsina state to address the ravaging effect of climate change in the country. The group in a special bulletin dated 16th August 2021, made available to journalists in Abuja, Tuesday, noted that “the ravaging effect of climate Change Is visible all over the world. Read More

X-raying SUBEB award winner inside Katsina Pilgrims House

August 16, 2021 Saleh Abubakar 0

In the past, I had argued that there should be a periodic performance appraisal of public office holders in order to access their input and output. It is only through such review that we can put public servants in the spotlight. Since the appointment of Alh Nuhu Kuki as Executive Director of Katsina State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Hajj Operations Read More

‘Moshood Abiola Abuja Nat’l stadium wearing new look’

August 14, 2021 Editor 0

Football action will soon return at the main bowl of the newly renovated Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja as the pitch is now lush green and the scoreboard functional.  A statement by the media office of the Minister of Youth and Sports development Sunday Dare revealed that that the new look stadium was made possible after the Minister made spoke Read More

Buhari completes 12 dams, 3 hydropower projects, 7 irrigation projects – APC group

August 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC), has said out of 116 inherited projects for priority completion in 2016, a total of twelve dams, three hydropower projects and seven irrigation projects among many others have been completed by the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The APC think-tank group also disclosed that Buhari administration signed Executive Order 9 Read More

Gov Masari calls for optimum exploitation of mineral resources across the country

August 10, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Katsina state governor Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari has called for “directional” leadership to harness abundant mineral resources in every state of the federation. The governor who stated this when he paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of Mines and Steel Development Arc Olamilekan Adegbite in his office, Abuja, stressed that harnessing the minerals would end dependency on federal government. Read More

Insecurity: 10 Katsina LGs under daily attack – Masari

August 6, 2021 Hamidu Sabo 0

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina state has lamented that 10 out of the 34 local government areas in the state faced daily attacks by bandits and kidnappers. Masari stated this, Thursday, while receiving the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Faruq Yahaya, who paid him a courtesy visit in Katsina. He noted that even though incidents of insecurity have Read More

Masari to COAS Yahaya: 10 Katsina LGAs under severe daily attack

On a daily basis, 10 out of the 34 local government areas in Katsina state come under severe attack from bandits, Governor Aminu Bello Masari has declared. Governor Masari stated this Thursday while receiving in audience the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen Faruk Yahaya at the Government House Katsina. The governor told the visiting COAS that 10 local government areas had been under Read More

Education remains my top priority – Buhari

July 22, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Daura, Katsina State, said improving quality of education will continue to be his government’s priority. Speaking while receiving the proprietress, principal and students of a private school, Premier Pacesetters School, Daura, at his house, President Buhari gave assurances that more emphasis will be given to improvement of education.  “We will allocate an increasing share of Read More

Masari urges wealthy individuals to make orphans self-reliant

July 22, 2021 Hamidu Sabo 0

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina state Thursday called on wealthy individuals in the country to give maximum support to orphans, youth, women, and physically challenged persons to make them self-reliant and productive. Masari made the call at the launch of the Aminu Masari Youth Empowerment Foundation and the distribution of 200 wheel chairs to physically challenged persons across the Read More

The search for extra cash through tax

July 15, 2021 Victoria Ngozi Ikeano 0

Decision of the Katsina state government to impose a N2, 000 annual development levy on every adult and a N500 tax on each cattle underscores the desperate bid by many states to shore up their internal finances. Negative effect of over reliance by many states on the monthly handouts from Abuja through the Federation Account has been bitterly brought home Read More

Masari turns down bill seeking to elevate Katsina assembly clerk

July 13, 2021 Hamidu Sabo 0

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina state has turned down assent to the bill seeking elevation and adjust service of Katsina state House of Assembly Clerk. Deputy Speaker, Hon Dalhatu Shehu Tafoki revealed this on Tuesday at plenary. He said the governor refused to assent the bill sent to him by the House seeking to increase the status of the Read More

Will Nigeria break up from the North?

July 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

No, this may not happen for some years to come. Northern Nigeria has been nursing Nigeria’s oneness over the years. This was demonstrated during the mass murder of our political giants of the North. It is rather regrettable at this time to bring about such past matter to the fore. It is high time we forgave but not entirely forgot, Read More