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Buhari drags to court over Ahmad Rufa’i, DG NIA appointment

A civil society group, “Concerned Nigerians” has dragged President Muhammadu Buhari to the Federal High Court in Abuja over the appointment of his former French translator, Ahmed Rufa’i Abubakar as the substantial Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA). Sahara reporters reports. President Buhari had on January 11th, 2018 appointed Abubakar to head the […]

How tomato farmers struggle to tackle glut, scarcity in Katsina

Tomato farmers in Katsina State have devised a way of tackling glut as well as scarcity of the produce by staggering its cultivation within the period of dry season farming. Daily trust reports Some years back, the farmers suffered chronic glut of the produce as the various farming communities harvested the produce at the same […]

UMYUK donates N500,000 to Halima Shehu Musawa

The Management of Umaru Musa Yar’adua University has donated the sum of 500,000 naira to Halima Shehu Musawa which is 12 percent of the total cost of her surgery. The vice Chancellor prof Idris Isa Funtua responded to the latter of solicitation forwarded to him by the Student’s representative council of the university. Cheque of […]

Presidency trying to manipulate INEC to rig Mashi/Dutsi rerun – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) were mounting pressure on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to rig the forthcoming Katsina State House of Representatives bye-election. Daily trust reports. The PDP in a statement on Tuesday by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, claimed that […]

Katsina residents laments increase in car battery thievery 

Car battery theft at the Katsina State Secretariat is increasing, causing uncertainty amongst civil servants and development partners, Daily Trust reports. Our reporter gathered that hardly a day goes by without a battery theft report which is making motorists apprehensive after parking their vehicles. Most affected are cars of civil servants, government vehicles and those […]

2019 Elections: Daura Zone forum endorses Murtala Yar’adua as Katsina Governor

The Daura Senatorial Development Forum has called on elder statesmen in Katsina State to join hands in pressurising a former Minister of Defence, Murtala Shehu Yar’adua, to vie for the governorship of the state in 2019. Daily trust reports. The forum, in a statement issued by its leaders, Bashir Abdullahi Buhari (Daura), Sani Saminu (Sandamu) […]

Masari released N56m for the payment of scholarship to 306 medical students

Katsina State government has released the sum of over 56 million Naira for the payment of allowances to the medical students of the state, being second payment of 2017. This is contained in a press release signed by PRO of Hospital Service Management Board Muhammad Kabir Ahmad. According to the statement, the information disclosed by […]

NDE trains over 4500 Katsina youths

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Katsina State has commenced the training of 4570 youths on small scale businesses. Daily trust reports. Daily trust correspondent reports that the youths are taking training in cosmology, auto mechanics, welding, phone and computer repairs and carpentry. Speaking at the flag-off of the exercise, the state coordinator of […]

Protests trails the appointment of the New DG, NIA Ahmad Rufa’i Abubakar by Buhari 

Facts have emerged as to why President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Ahmed Rufai Abubakar as the substantive Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, NIA, despite concerns over his alleged incompetence, Chadian citizenship issue and negation of federal character. Daily Nigerian reports.  On April 12, 2017, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, discovered […]

UMYUK students’ body donates N50,000 to Halima Shehu Musawa

Student’s Representative Council of Umaru Musa Yar’adua University Katsina has donated sum of 50,000 naira to Halima Shehu Musawa who studied political science in the university. This is contained in a press release signed by the President of the association Muhammad Ibrahim Lamis. The association urged general public to assist financially and spiritually in easing […]