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Armed men kidnap nursing mother, 23 other travellers in Kaduna

The notorious armed bandits operating in the Birnin-Gwari axis of Kaduna State have kidnapped 23 travellers, including a nursing mother, on Friday morning.

2019: Governor Masari deserves a second term for Katsina’s growth

The Director-General of Katsina Media and Publicity, Malam Ibrahim Muazzam, says Governor Aminu Bello Masari deserves a second term as governor in order to continue the implementation of the sound policies and projects initiated by his administration.

Katsina government assists fire victims in Funtua with N2.5 million

Katsina State Government has donated N2.5 million to five traders who lost their GSM shops to a recent fire incident in Funtua town.

Ramadan: Senator donates N33 million rice, millet on constituents in Katsina

Sen. Abu Ibrahim (APC Katsina South) has distributed bags of rice, millet, sugar and other items valued at a total of about N33.5 million to party supporters from his constituency, across 11 local government areas in the Funtua zone of Katsina State.

APC Congress: 36 executives return unopposed in Katsina

All the 36 Executive Officers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Katsina State have retained their posts as they were elected unopposed during the state congress.

Katsina government screens 1,356 youths for teaching job

The Katsina State Government has commenced the screening of 1,356 unemployed youths to be engaged as teachers under its newly introduced `State-Power’ programme.

Group: President Buhari committed to internal democracy

The Katsina Youths for Sustainable Change (KYSC) says President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to the internal democracy.

Police arrest notorious armed robbery kingpin in Katsina

The Katsina State Police Command has apprehended a notorious armed robbery kingpin, Dabo Hassan, 60, and five other suspects who have been terrorizing residents of Funtua, Sabuwa and Dandume Local Government Areas of the state.

Police arrest bandits, fake doctor in Katsina

The Katsina State Police Command on Saturday said it had arrested a syndicate of armed robbers that specialised in kidnapping people for ransom.

Three men jailed for constituting public nuisance

Three men have been convicted by a Katsina State Senior Magistrates’ Court for ‘constituting themselves into public nuisance’ at a hotel in Funtua, Katsina State.

Armed bandits kill police officer, kidnap NURTW members in Kaduna

Armed bandits on Thursday evening killed a police officer and abducted some members of the Nigerian Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in the troubled Birnin Gwari town of Kaduna State.

Katsina government begins training of youth on digital marketing

The Katsina state government has commenced training g of hundreds of unemployed youths on digital businesses.

Nigerian Army to bury 11 soldiers killed by suspected bandits in Kaduna

The Nigerian Army said arrangement has been completed for the burial of 11 soldiers killed by suspected bandits at Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

NDLEA arrests trailer load of cough syrups containing codeine

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a trailer loaded with 24,000 bottles of cough syrups containing codeine in Funtua local government area of Katsina State.

RIFAN: 17,400 rice farmers to benefit from N4bn central bank loan for dry season...

Alhaji Shaibu Wakili, Chairman, Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria in Katsina State, has said that 17,400 rice farmers had been registered to benefit from the N4 billion loan package for dry season farming.

Governor Masari urged to facilitate Funtua dry port’s completion

Katsina State governor, Aminu Masari, has been urged to emulate his Kaduna State counterpart, Nasir El-Rufa’i’s role in the completion and commissioning of Kaduna Dry Port by providing all the necessary assistance for the completion and takeoff of the Funtua Inland Dry Port in Katsina State.

Federal govt spends N8.3 billion to rehabilitate Funtua–Gusuau road

The Federal Government has spent N8.3 billion to rehabilitate the Funtua to Gusua federal highway.

Nigerian Army inaugurates 17 Brigade in Katsina

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Thursday operationalised the newly established 17 Brigade, Nigerian Army, located in Katsina State, to address security challenges in the state and the North-West Zone.

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