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Remembering Major General Shehu Musa Yar’adua, 20 years after (Full biography)

Shehu Musa Yar’adua Shehu Musa Yar’adua (March 5, 1943 – December 8, 1997) was a retired Nigerian Army major general who served as the Chief of Staff, Supreme Headquarters under General Olusegun Obasanjo’s 1977 – 1979 military government.   Early life and education Yar’Adua was born in Katsina into a titled Fulani family. His father, […]

Opinion: 2019 Elections And The Kano Crowd: Remembering The ‘Yauma Hunayn’ – By Abdullahi I. Mahuta

The President was in Kano, last Tuesday. His home; his political stronghold. The people of Kano are Hausa-Fulani; they are also muslims and so is the President. So the President was at home, to meet his people. Expectedly, the people of Kano came out in mass to meet their own. The crowd was tumultuous and […]

Meet Ibrahim Umar ‘Oro’ – notorious cattle rustler, specialist killer arrested by Katsina Police

Katsina State Police command has succeeded in the arrest of one Ibrahim Umar also known as ‘Oro’ suspected notorious armed robber, cattle rustler and specialist killer on the 30th of November, 2017 in Faskari Local government of Katsina state following a tip-off from a good samaritan. The State’s Commissioner of Police, CP Besen Gwana confirmed […]

Northern Derby: Kano Pillars defeats Katsina United 4 – 1 to qualify for pre-season cup final

Kano Pillars have qualified for Sunday’s Ahlan Pre-Season Tournament final after they defeated Katsina United 4-1 in the first semi-final today. They will face the winners of the other semi-final between Akwa United and El Kanemi Warriors, which will be played tomorrow. Fahad Usman’s superb free kick gave Pillars the opening goal after 21 minutes. […]

Katsina Police command arrests 3 notorious motorcycle thieves at UBA, First Bank premises

Katsina State Police command has succeeded in the arrest of three notorious syndicate that specialised in motorcycle theft in Katsina metropolis on the 30th of November, 2017 in the evening. The State’s Commissioner of Police, CP Besen Gwana confirmed this while briefing newsmen shortly before parading them before our correspondent alongside other suspects arrested for […]

Masari reacts harshly to Atiku’s defection to PDP

The Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari, has on Tuesday, described the defection of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar and others from the All Progressives Congress, APC, to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as “good riddance to bad rubbish.” Daily Post, reports. Masari said they should be allowed to go, adding that those defectors were […]

KEDCO pledges improved services in Katsina, Jigawa and Kano

One of the Nigeria’s Electricity Distribution company, Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) that is in charge of Katsina, Kano and Jigawa has promised its customers an improved services in order to boost commercial activities in the areas. This was made known to the press by the company’s Managing Director, Dr Jamilu Gwamna during the first […]

Katsina gov’t moves to establish additional family support school in Funtua

The Katsina state Governor, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari has announced that a new Family Support School is to be established in Funtua. Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari was speaking when he received the leadership of Parents Teachers Association of Katsina Family Support School led by the chairman, Alhaji Salisu Isyaku at Government House, Katsina. The Governor […]

Woman from Malumfashi arrested trying to sell her twins for N350,000

A Thirty years old woman named Salima Lawal has been arrested by the Katsina State Police Command in attempt to sell her own 30 days twins for the sum of N350,000. The State’s Commissioner of Police, CP Besen Gwana confirmed this while briefing newsmen shortly before parading the woman alongside other suspects arrested for criminal […]

FUDMA: Senate approves change of name of the permanent site

The Senate of the Federal University Dutsin-ma has at its 48th regular meeting deliberated extensively on the inadequacy of the term ‘Permanent Site’ used formally and informally to describe the principal Campus of the university sited at Turare Village. This was stated in a memo signed by the University Registrar, Aliyu Dalha Kankia and made […]