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A plan to deliver electricity to about 25m Nigerians whose communities are off the grid has commenced in Jigawa State flagged off by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, who restated the determination of the Buhari administration to ensure that millions more will now have access to cheap and environmentally friendly renewable power.

VP Osinbajo: Time to provide more electricity for Nigerians is now

A plan to deliver electricity to about 25m Nigerians whose communities are off the grid has commenced in Jigawa State flagged off by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, who restated the determination of the Buhari administration to ensure that millions more will now have access to cheap and environmentally friendly renewable power.
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has donated N50 million to victims of Katsina Central Market fire incident and called for the reopening of the market to enable traders resume commercial activities.

Senator Tinubu donates N50 million to victims of Katsina market inferno

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has donated N50 million to victims of Katsina Central Market fire incident and called for the reopening of the market to enable traders resume commercial activities.

Jigawa governor: Hajj savings scheme will boost MSMEs, financial discipline

The newly introduced Hajj Savings Scheme by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) in collaboration with State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Boards and Jaiz Bank Plc will boost access to finance Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), the Jigawa State Governor, Muhammad Abubakar, has said.
State Governor Aminu Bello Masari urged security agencies and healthcare professionals to ensure compliance with the directive.

Banditry: Katsina commences census of victims, orphans

The Katsina State Government has commenced a census of victims and orphans of banditry attacks in the 8 Frontline local government areas of the state, with a 10 man executive committee.
Governor Aminu Masari has ordered all boarding schools shut in Katsina a day after bandits abducted some students of Kankara Government Science Secondary School, 97 Kms from the capital..

Katsina governor shuts all boarding schools after abduction of students

Governor Aminu Masari has ordered all boarding schools shut in Katsina a day after bandits abducted some students of Kankara Government Science Secondary School, 97 Kms from the capital..
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday arrived in Daura, Katsina State for a week-long private visit.

President in Daura for week-long private visit

A statement by presidential spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, said the aircraft conveying the president from Abuja landed at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua International Airport, Katsina at 4:45pm where he was received by Governor Aminu Bello Masari, his deputy, Mannir Yakubu, senior government officials and heads of security agencies in the state.
Aminu Bello Masari

Katsina governor approves automatic employment for first class graduates of state’s varsity

Governor Bello Masari of katsina State has approved automatic employment of first class graduates of the state University: Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, UMYU, into the civil service of the state.
Aminu Bello Masari

Katsina spends N1 billion on virus management – official

The Katsina State Government says it spent over N1 billion on the management of the coronavirus pandemic in the state.
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.
Aminu Bello Masari

Governor Masari: Coronavirus claims first victim in Katsina

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State, yesterday said the dreaded corona virus, COVID-19 pandemic had claimed its first victim in the state. The victim was private medical practitioner.
Aminu Masari

Katsina governor set to restructure ministries, appoints 14 special advisers

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina state has announced plans by his government to create new Ministries and restructure others to fast track his policies and programs in the remaining four years of his administration

Katsina government to immunise seven million residents against yellow fever

Katsina State Government says it is targeting seven million people in the ongoing vaccination against Yellow Fever holding across the state.
Aminu Masari

Katsina governor to meet bandits in hideout for dialogue

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has directed the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mustapha Inuwa, to arrange a meeting for him and security chiefs with suspected bandits at their hideouts for dialogue, to ensure peace returned in the state.

President Buhari, Guinean leader in Katsina for Sallah

President Muhammadu Buhari and visiting Guinean President, Alpha Conde, arrived Katsina Friday evening for the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations expected to hold between August 11 and 12.
President Buhari accompanied by his wife Aisha arrives New York ahead of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly on 23rd Sep 2018 3

President Buhari arrives Katsina for Eid-el-Kabir, official visit

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari on Friday arrived Daura, Katsina State, for a nine-day official visit, which includes celebrating the Eid-el-Kabir with family members, and commissioning of developmental projects.

Katsina IDPs rise to 33,130 in three weeks

The Katsina State Government Saturday disclosed that the number of internally displaced persons in the state had increased from 25, 988 to 33,130 under three weeks.
Kayode Fayemi

Governor Fayemi: NGF to make stand on state police known soon

Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has said state executives will make their stand on state police known soon.

Governor Masari unveils eight-point agenda

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has unveiled eight-point agenda for security and development of the state.

NDLEA arrest 182 suspects for drug abuse, trafficking in Katsina

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Command in Katsina state says it arrested no fewer than 182 suspected drug dealers from January 2019 to date.

Bandits kill 23 in fresh attack on Katsina communities

No fewer than 23 people have been killed, while many shops, houses and vehicles were set ablaze as bandits, again, attacked Sabuwa Local Government and Garin-Magaji village in Batsari Local Government of Katsina State.
Wife of the President, Dr. Aisha Buhari, has claimed that two powerful personalities were frustrating President Muhammadu Buhari’s effort.-1

Aisha Buhari urges APC to consider card-carrying members for appointments

Wife of the President, Dr Mrs Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, has advised the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) to consider only card-carrying members for political appointments.
President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that he would not be cowed to abandon the corruption war as steps have already been taken to insulate already recovered assets from looters-19

President Buhari delivers dam project abandoned for 27 years

The Zobe Regional Water Supply Scheme in Katsina abandoned for 27 years has been revived, completed and delivered by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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A man sifts through cocoa, removing unwanted debris, at a cocoa cooperative in Gagnoa, Ivory Coast. Jacob Silberberg/Getty Images

Police rescue 68 children working on cocoa farms in Ivory Coast

Police in Ivory Coast have rescued 68 children working on cocoa farms, most of whom were trafficked from neighbouring Burkina Faso, authorities said.

General Abdulsalami denies link with bandits

Former Head of State, Retired Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, on Monday in Minna denied having any link with bandits or terrorist groups in Niger State.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Eid el-Fitr: Police ready to provide security in Niger

The Police Command in Niger has assured the residents of the state that the police will provide adequate security before, during and after the Eid el-Fitr in the state.
Palestinians react as Israeli police fire stun grenades at the compound that houses al-Aqsa Mosque [Ammar Awad-Reuters]

Hundreds injured in renewed fighting at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa Mosque

The Red Crescent organisation on Monday reported that 215 people were injured, four of them serious, with over 150 sent to hospital after the fight at al-Aqsa Mosque.
Ibrahim Attahiru, chief of army staff

COAS: Defeating emerging security threats requires attitude change

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, has stated that for the military to defeat the current and emerging threats, they need to have change of attitude.

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The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

House approves bill seeking to raise Appeal Court justices by 60

The House of Representatives has approved a bill seeking to make each division of the Court of Appeal have a minimum of six justices per time, for effective justice delivery.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has instructed the Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Ahmed Audi, to return Nigeria back to the olden days when people could travel freely on the roads.

NSCDC boss gets coronavirus vaccine, encourages personnel to receive jab

Dr Ahmed Audi, Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has encouraged personnel to get the COVID-19 vaccine as he received the AstraZeneca jab.

SAFA confirm Hugo Broos as Bafana Bafana coach

SAFA have finally confirmed the Bafana Bafana coach at a press conference held at their headquarters on Wednesday.
A woman from Mali has given birth to nine babies in hospital in Morocco, according to Mali’s health ministry. Photograph: Luis Cortes/Reuters

Malian woman gives birth to nine babies

Halima Cisse, 25, gave birth on Tuesday to five girls and four boys in a Moroccan hospital where she had been admitted, the Malian Health Minister Fanta Siby said in a statement.
The Ambassador of the Republic of Argentina to Nigeria, His Excellency, Alejandro Herrero, has advocated the streghtening of footballing ties between Argentina and Nigeria, insisting that there are compelling commonalities between the two countries in the realm of the ‘beautiful game’.

Argentina’s ambassador wants stronger footballing ties with Nigeria

The Ambassador of the Republic of Argentina to Nigeria, His Excellency Alejandro Herrero has advocated the streghtening of footballing ties between Argentina and Nigeria, insisting that there are compelling commonalities between the two countries in the realm of the ‘beautiful game’.