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Katsina government grants groups, individuals over N2 billion SME loans

The Katsina State Economic Empowerment Directorate (KASEED) has so far disbursed over N2.1 billion to groups and individuals to expand their Small and Medium Enterprises (SMES) businesses across the state.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) wave flags and chant slogans as they take part in a demonstration to protest against the imprisonnement of a Shiite, in Abuja, on October 29, 2018. - The army and police confronted members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), the group's spokesman Ibrahim Musa told AFP, amid reports of casualties. Rights groups have accused Nigeria's military of killing more than 300 IMN supporters and burying them in mass graves during the 2015 confrontation, a charge the military strongly denies. (Photo by Sodiq ADELAKUN / AFP)

Shiites release 34 names of protesters allegedly killed by Nigerian soldiers

The Islamic Movement of Nigeria has released names of 34 bodies so far identified amongst the over 40 Shiite protesters allegedly killed by Nigerian soldiers within four days.

Floods: NEMA restrategizes for effective disaster management

Following the recent flooding in parts of Katsina State, during which more than 50 people lost their lives and several communities washed away, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for the North-West says it has taken steps to restrategise for better management of disasters.

Governor Masari appoints new SEMA boss

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State has approved the appointment of Alhaji Haruna Musa as the new Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA).

Katsina government drills 1,000 boreholes, repairs 700

The Katsina State Government says it has drilled over 1,000 boreholes across the state to enhance access to potable water and prevent spread of water borne diseases in rural areas of the state.

Four teenagers killed as boat capsizes in Katsina

No fewer than four teenage girls have been reportedly killed when a boat capsized in Malumfashi Local Government Area of Katsina State on Sunday.

Governor Aminu Masari loses cousin

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has lost his cousin, Isyaku Sulaiman. He was aged 84.

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.

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.

Katsina govt approves N15.6 billion for roads construction

Katsina State Government has approved road contracts worth N15.6 billion to transform socio-economic activities across the state.

Katsina govt spends N2 billion on drainage constructions

The Katsina State Government says it has spent N2 billion on the construction standard drainage systems in 10 towns across the state in 2017.

Woman jailed over attempt to sell own twin babies

A Katsina State magistrate court has sentenced a 30-year-old housewife who negotiated to sell her month-old twin baby girls, to 10 months in prison.

Petrol hits N220 per litre in Katsina – Survey

The scarcity of petroleum products is biting harder in Katsina State as most independent marketers increase price of petrol to over N220 per litre, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Court remands mother charged with attempted sale of twins

A 30-year-old woman, Salima Lawal, who was arraigned for allegedly attempting to sell her one-month-old twins for N350,000, has been remanded in the prison custody.

Mother allegedly offers her twins for N.35m

A 30-year-old woman, Salima Lawal, of Marabar Kankara town in Malumfashi Local Government Area of Katsina State has been arrested by the state Police Command for allegedly attempting to sell her twins for N350,000.

Police arrest three undergraduates for murder

The Katsina State Police Command has arrested three undergraduates of the Umaru Musa Yar’adua University suspected to have murdered one Abdulmalik Kabir in Malumfashi Local Government Area of the state.

Hospital opens charity account for motherless quadruplets

The Chief Medical Director, General Hospital, Malumfashi, Katsina, Dr. AbdulHamed Abdullahi, says the hospital management has opened a bank account to collect monetary donations for a set of quadruplets whose mother died four days after childbirth.

Woman dies after birth of quadruplets in Katsina

A 38-year-old woman, Gaje Zubairu, who was delivered of quadruplets at the General Hospital, Malumfashi, Katsina State, last Wednesday through caesarian operation, died Sunday morning.

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