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Nigeria’s Private Sector led Coalition Against COVID-19, CACOVID, yesterday formally announced the flag-off of a nationwide distribution of multi-billion naira food palliative and other relief items to vulnerable Nigerians.

CACOVID donates food items to 67,106 poor households in Katsina

The Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) has donated assorted food items to 67,106 vulnerable households in Katsina State.

Bandits attack Katsina community, kill one, kidnap two

Bandits on Wednesday morning attacked the Gidangizo village in the Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State and shot dead one Nasiru Alilu, 37.

Gunmen attack Katsina communities, kill man, abduct two sisters

Tragedy struck at Gidangizo village in Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State on Wednesday as gunmen killed one victim and abducted two sisters of the same father.
The Eze Igbo of Zamfara, Chief Egbuna Obijiaku, on Saturday commended Gov. Bello Matawalle for tackling the security challenges in the state.

Politicians exploit insecurity for personal gains – Zamfara governor

Zamfara State Governor, Mr. Bello Matawalle, has accused politicians of being responsible for the insecurity challenges bedeviling the country.
Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has directed the state’s Commodity, Marketing and Distribution Board to take charge of supplying foodstuff for the boarding secondary school feeding scheme to guarantee its quality.

Governor Matawalle: Politicians exploiting security challenges for political gains

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara said on Tuesday that it it has become evident that some politicians are exploiting the security challenges in the country for political gains.
Aminu Bello Masari

Katsina governor bans NGOs from IDP camps

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has warned non government organisations against going into any of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the state under any guise.

Bandits abduct 13-year-old girl in Katsina community

Bandits on Sunday night abducted a 13-year-old girl, Khadijat Mutaka, in the Kurfi Local Government Area of Katsina State.

JAMB considers new date for 2020 admissions

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), on Sunday, said that it is considering a new date, for the commencement of 2020 admission exercise.
The Police Command in Plateau has arrested 16 suspects over kidnapping, armed robbery, culpable homicide and unlawful possession of firearms.

Official: Ten killed as police battle armed bandits in Katsina

The Katsina State Police Command says it has killed eight suspected bandits in Batsari Local Government Area of the state.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police kill eight bandits in Katsina gun battle

No fewer than eight bandits and two villagers were killed when bandits attacked Zamfarawa village in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.
3. The truce-seeking trip of President Muhammadu Buhari to the Malian capital of Bamako on Thursday ended without a deal to soothe the country’s escalating political crisis.

President Buhari hailed over decision to overhaul security architecture

A two-time Katsina State governorship candidate of All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP), Engr. Nura Khalil, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the decision to overhaul Nigeria’s security apparatus.
Aminu Bello Masari

Katsina appreciates Nigerian Army on improved security

Katsina State Government has appreciated the military and other security agencies for the gradual restoration of peace and normalcy to the state. It was also noted that the general security situation in Katsina State was gradually returning to normalcy.

SOKAPU: Fulani militia killed 33 in fresh Southern Kaduna attack

The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union has said that contrary to the claim by the police, 33 persons were on Wednesday and Thursday killed by Fulani militia in some villages in Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Katsina youths protest insecurity, block highway

Some angry youths from Turare, Marke and Dogon Ruwa villages in Dutsin-ma Local Government Area of Katsina State early Thursday morning blocked Dutsin-ma – Kankara highway, in protest against banditry in their communities.

Villagers kill ‘bandit’ in Katsina

A suspected bandit has been killed in an encounter between his group and vigilantes in Garwa village, Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.
The Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, on Wednesday said heavy rainfall remained one of the challenges being faced by security agents who are battling bandits in the North-West and North Central.

Governor Masari: Rainfall poses challenge to fight against bandits

The Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, on Wednesday said heavy rainfall remained one of the challenges being faced by security agents who are battling bandits in the North-West and North Central.
Aminu Bello Masari

Katsina to reopen schools August 10

Katsina State Government has said graduating students would resume on August 10 for the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination which is scheduled to start August 17.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest two nurses for ‘stealing’ newborn baby in Katsina

The police in Katsina State, have arrested two nurses for allegedly stealing a newborn baby girl in Katsina.

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IPOB: We will form our own security outfit in North

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has threatened to form a security outfit in the Northern part of the country.
Yinka Egbeyemi, chairman of Lagos state environment and special offense taskforce, has ordered the release of vehicles impounded at the agency’s traffic yard in Ikorodu.

Lagos demolishes illegal structures around Agege mosque

The Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce) has demolished over 150 illegal shanties, kiosks and shop extensions at the Arewa Community Central Mosque, popularly called (Masalashi Alhaja), in the Agege area of Lagos.

Kano Shari’a Court sentences 70-year-old man to death by stoning for rape

An Upper Shari’a court in Kano, on Wednesday, sentenced a 70-year-old man to death by stoning.

My wife forced an illegitimate child on me – man tells court

An artisan, Abdullateef Babatunde, on Thursday told an Ile-Tuntun Customary Court in Ibadan to dissolve his marriage of eight years to estranged wife, Omotayo, because she forced an illegitimate child on him.
A veteran broadcaster, Jimi Disu, joins the Nigeria Info 99.3 FM stellar cast of presenters.

Veteran broadcaster Jimi Disu joins Nigeria Info 99.3 FM

He said: “radio is essential in communication and probably the most important. I also believe in the midst of serious talk, sometimes you need to lighten the burden of the listener; that has always been at the back of my mind. You are in for a whole load of fun, information and entertainment and you don’t want to touch the dial.”