Harvest crashes price of foodstuff in Katsina Market

Daily trust reports that the price of farm produce has significantly reduced as farmers are recording bumper harvests in Katsina State. Several factors, such as complementary and composite demands of the produce have seen prices dwindle in recent weeks. Sorghum for example was expensive last season with its price at between N16,000 and N18,000 by this time but this year, Daily Trust gathered that it costs as low as N9,000 due to the bumper harvest of maize and millet that are its direct substitutes. Alhaji Adamu Nalado, an agri-entrepreneur in…

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Katsina, Lagos to host National Badminton Championships in November

Lagos and Katsina are to host 2 National Badminton Championships in November, the Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN) declared in Lagos on Wednesday. The alliance settled Nov. 8 to Nov. 11 for the first Katsina Golden Star National Badminton Championship, while it planned Nov. 15 to Nov. 18 for the first Mutual Benefits Assurance National Badminton Championship in Lagos. The President of BFN, Francis Orbih, told our source that N2.7 million money prizes was in question for each of the competition. “The rivalries in Katsina has a prize of about…

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Katsina gov’t constructs pit latrines in 110 primary schools across the state

The Katsina State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA) has implied that it has developed pit restrooms and furthermore with hand washing offices in atleast 110 grade schools in the state to upgrade the understudies’ sanitation and individual cleanliness. The Executive Director of the organization  Alhaji Aminu Dayyabu,  revealed this on Tuesday in Katsina amid a press preparation as a component of the exercises to remember the 2017 United Nations Hand Washing Day. Katsina Post learnt that the subject of the 2017 UN Hand Washing Day is: ‘Our Hands,…

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Buhari approves N236m for Sabke dam irrigation project in Katsina

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved N236 million for the completion of Sabke Irrigation Dam in Katsina State. Addressing state house correspondents after the council’s weekly meeting in Abuja, Suleiman Adamu, minister of water resources, said the contract for the dam was initially awarded in 1997. He said it was then re-awarded in 2009 after it was abandoned, but would be completed by the current administration. Adamu said, “One Memo from my ministry was considered today as part of our efforts to improve the acreage for irrigation, we…

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Over 600 LG staff dragged Masari to court over non-payment of salaries

About 610 staff drawn from 34 local government areas of Katsina state have sued the state government to the National Industrial Court sitting in Kano over nonpayment of salaries for 19 months. Daily trust reports Joined as co-defendants in the case are the Katsina state’s Attorney General and commissioner for justice,  commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs, state’s chairman of local government service commission as well as the chairman, state’s civil service commission. The claimants maintained that their salaries have been withheld by the government since April last year…

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Police Arrests Kidnap Gang Leader in Malumfashi L.G area

Katsina State Police Command says it has arrested a 30-year-old man who specialized in kidnapping rich people for ransom. Mr Beson Gwama, the new Commissioner of Police in the state, told newsmen on Monday in Katsina that the suspect was a leader of a kidnap syndicate whose operations had created fears among the people in the area. According to the commisiner, the suspect was arrested while attempting to kidnap the manager of a filling station who is the son of a business man in the state. He said, “The ring…

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Jubilation as Katsina gov’t destroys 426 dangerous illegal weapons

The 426 arms recovered from illegal owners in Katsina State were destroyed publicly on Tuesday. The exercise was aimed at mopping up illegal arms in the state and establishing a sustainable check to the proliferation of small arms and light weapons. The state Governor, Aminu Masari representive the Secretary to the State Government, Inuwa Mohammed, said the programme had recorded huge success as seen in the voluntary surrender of illicit SALW by repentant miscreants and criminals across the state. He also added that the programme had been a strategy aimed…

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UMYUK student death: University management narrates how it all happened

The management of Umaru Musa Yar’adua University Katsina has finally respond to the death of spill over student from the Department of Economics, Miss Zainab Umar . According to the management Zainab Umar was bitten by a snake on Friday 13 October ,2017 around 08:00pm when she went out with two of her friends towards the area leading to university first gate which is closer to the girls hostel. Instantly, Miss Zainab was taken to the university clinic by security guards ,where she was administered an anti venom anti serum…

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Finally! NECO releases Katsina SSCE June/July 2017 results

Information reaching us at Katsina Post has it that the National Examination Council (NECO) has today released the much awaited SSCE for the June/July 2017 examination result for the teaming Katsina indigens. This is contained in a statement signed by the Katsina State’s Ministry of Education Public Relation Officer in person of Salisu Lawal Kerau and seen by our reporter. According to Alhaji Kerau, all candidates who sat for the examination are advised to check on the internet in order to access their result. It could be recalled that the…

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Dr Ahmad Adamu answers people calling him to contest in 2019

Dr Ahmad Adamu who is a lecturer in the department of economics Umaru Musa Yar’adua University Katsina, gave an answer to people who want him contest as the member representing Katsina central constituency at federal house of representatives in upcoming 2019 general election. Dr Adamu who expressed his gratitude to the development few days back while speaking in a reality TV show Labour Room in Abuja said “some people has started asking me to contest in 2019 of course. But I say I have a vision in my career, that…

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