Tuesday, June 15, 2021


Katsina State

Nigerian customs seizes 319 bales of second hand clothing, others in Katsina

The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Comptroller-General of Customs, CGS, Strike Force Team, Zone B, has seized 319 bales of second hand clothing and other items smuggled through Katsina State borders.

Troops dislodge bandits, kidnappers in Katsina, Sokoto

The Defence Headquarters says troops of Operation Accord have once again dislodged some suspected bandits and kidnappers in parts of Katsina and Sokoto States.

99% of bandits terrorizing Katsina are from Zamfara – Masari

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has declared that 99 percent of bandits terrorizing Katsina are based in Zamfara State.

2023: Katsina govt wants women to contest elective offices

The Katsina state Ministry for Women Affairs says it will embark on a campaign to sensitize women in the state on the need to come out en-mass and contest for elective political offices in 2023.

FEC approves N62.7bn for construction of Kano – Gwarzo – Dayi road

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, has approved N62 billion for the construction of Kano – Gwarzo – Dayi road linking Kano and Katsina States.

Matawalle secures unconditional release of 26 girls abducted in Katsina

Following a successful dialogue with bandits in Zamfara State, Governor Bello Matawalle has secured the release of 26 teenage girls abducted in Katsina State.

Police kill 5 suspected bandits in Katsina  

The Police Command in Katsina State said it had killed five suspected bandits in Safana Local Government Area of the state.

Nigerian Army kills 38 bandits, arrests 93 in Katsina

The Nigerian Army under Operation Sahel Sanity on Monday gave an account of its operations in Katsina and the North West region covering 4 September -25 October

Nigerian govt teams up with North-West govs to end banditry, other crimes

A Federal Government delegation on Thursday held a town hall meeting in Katsina where it engaged stakeholders on matters of internal security and conflict resolutions in the state.

Gunmen kill 8 in Katsina community — Police

Police in Katsina State have confirmed the killing of eight persons in an attack by gunmen on Shau village in the Ruwan-godiya community of Faskari Local Government Area of the state.

Nigerian farmers will reap benefits of our policies – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigerian farmers stand to reap the benefits of his government’s reforms as he continues to accord the highest priority to agriculture.

Masari expends N42.3bn on construction of 465km roads in Katsina – Commissioner

The Katsina State governor, Aminu Masari has spent the sum of N42.3 billion on the construction of 18 new roads across the state, covering 465 kilometers.

COVID-19 gulps N1bn in Katsina – Official

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

Shehu Sani slams Masari over plans to offer farmlands, houses to repentant bandits in Katsina

A former lawmaker who represented Kaduna Central in the 8th National Assembly, Senator Shehu Sani, has criticized Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State over his proposal to reward repentant bandits with farmlands and houses.

Gunmen kill SSS officer after receiving N5m ransom in Katsina

Gunmen have killed a 33-year-old operative of the State Security Service, SSS, Sadiq Bindawa, after abducting him on Saturday at his residence in Katsina State.

Nigerian troops rescue 31 kidnap victims, arrest 29 bandits in North-West – DHQ  

Troops of Operation Sahel Sanity have rescued 31 kidnapped victims, arrested 29 bandits and their collaborators and eliminated one in continued offensives against bandits in the North West region.

Police arrest 50 bandits, recover 220 cattle in Katsina

The Katsina State Police Command arrested no fewer than 50 bandits and rescued 220 cattle in the state.

Nigerian Army raids illegal mining site, arrests 150 suspects in Katsina

The Nigerian Army under “Operation SAHEL SANITY” on Tuesday raided an illegal mining site, arresting 150 suspects in Katsina State.

Wada Maida was a great journalist, administrator – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has described the late Wada Maida as “a great journalist, a good Administrator and a successful publisher who contributed immensely to the growth and development of the Nigerian media.

Funtua residents cry out over security, healthcare challenges

Residents of Funtua Local Government Area of Katsina State have cried out over the increasing spate of insecurity as well as infrastructural decadence in the state.

Katsina varsity shuts down Main Campus over banditry

The Vice Chancellor of the Federal University Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State, Prof. Armaya’u Bichi, has announced the shutting down of all activities of the institution on its Main Campus, following the increasing spate of bandit attacks in the local government area.

Funtua’s death, loss to Nigeria, business community – APC Govs

The Progressive Governors Forum, PGF, has described the death of the founder of the defunct Democrat Newspapers, Isa Funtua, as a loss to Nigeria and the business community.

Jibiya Flood: World Bank to commit N8.9bn in Katsina – Masari

The Katsina State Government has said that N8.9 billion will be spent on Jibiya township storm water and drainage management project.

Niger Republic repatriates 42 Nigerians over irregular migration

The Katsina State Command of Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, has received 42 Nigerians being repatriated for illegal entry into the Republic of Niger en route Europe. 

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