Read what Masari said about attack on Ibrahim Coommasie’s residence

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has issued a statement condemning the attack on a former Inspector General of Police (IG) and Sardauna Katsina, Alhaji Ibrahim Commassie’s residence at Katsina GRA Saturday night by unidentified gunmen, which led to the death of a police officer with another one seriously injured. This is contained in a statement signed by the governor’s media aide, Abdu Labaran Malumfashi, in Katsina on Sunday. Governor Masari described the attack as dastardly, callous and cowardly, vowing that all those behind the targeted attack would be…

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OPINION: Masari and the politics of 2019 – By Muhammad Galadanchi

The very fragile relationship between President Muhammadu Buhari and Aminu Masari, the Governor of his home state, Katsina, is about to be further fractured. The relationship between both men has been held together more by political expediency, than any shared world vision and values. Both men are strange bedfellows, and have remained so apart, despite great efforts to mask those obvious differences, that are like day and night. While Masari has politically been associated with the defunct conservative National Republican Convention (NRC), and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Buhari has…

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Sabuwa Local Government: An area sidelined in Masari’s Administration By Comr. Shamsu Ibrahim And Comr. Jabir Abubakar

Sabuwa Local Government: An area sidelined in Masari’s Administration By Comr. Shamsu Ibrahim Sabuwa 08144743363 Shamsuibrahimsba@gmail.com And Comr. Jabir Abubakar Sabuwa 08104580001, 08146203121 Jabeersmart4real@gmail.com Sabuwa or (Sabua) is a Local Government Area in Katsina State, Nigeria. It Headquarters are in the town of Sabuwa. It shares a border with Kaduna State at 11 0 10`00“N 7 0 07`00“E/11.16667 0 N 7.11667 0 E Sabuwa Local Government Area maintained the highest unskilled labour employer in Katsina state, due to its huge agricultural investments. This lead to immigration of peoples from various…

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OPINION: Shema, defection and Katsina PDP – By Umar Tata 

Anybody who is conversant with the obsessive antics of the Katsina led APC government of Aminu Bello Masari will undoubtedly be confused as to why the only singular commitment of the the government is claiming to have PDP ‘bigwigs’ moving over to APC. One wonders if there are no people of mean and personality in the APC that it has to openly display this crass desperation to want to have PDP members in its fold when it has no record of managing its men and women. So far, anybody that…

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OPINION: The phantom idea of a quixotic Masari/Mangal coup against Buhari – By Maiwada Dammalam

THE PHANTOM IDEA OF A QUIXOTIC MASARI/MANGAL COUP AGAINST BUHARI – Maiwada Dammallam Much as I find it reasonable to expect and ignore absurdities or even outright nonsensicalness, it’s important to address a rather outlandish article making rounds on the internet. Titled “The Aminu Masari, Dahiru Mangal Political Coup Against Buhari”, the article, written by a pseudo-Muhammad Galadanchi was the highest display of insensitivity to logic and common sense on one hand and the worst display of political desperation on the other. From the first paragraph of the lengthy albeit,…

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OPINION: Malam Ibrahim Bature: Katsina state Government and the rest of us – By Sadiq Tijjani Inuwa

As Nigeria celebrates her 57th Independence Anniversary, Malam Ibrahim Bature; a politician, philanthropist and activist is still in custody. His crime was the release of a video clip on his Facebook wall  in which he criticises the Proposed loan of $110m from Islamic Development Bank for the renovation and construction of Health care centres across the state by the Masari led administration. Although, Bature later removed the video and apologised, the activist has been in detention for about six weeks now. He spent the Eid-el-kabir festives and the 30th anniversary…

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OPINION: An Independent Day Recollection of the Arrest of Ibrahim Bature – By Dikko Muhammad

How Freedoms Are Suppressed in Nigeria’s Democracies: An Independent Day Recollection of the Arrest of Ibrahim Bature. Today, we, the people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, celebrate a historic moment of 1st October 1960. It is a moment of celebration and indeed a moment to ponder on what is gained and what we expect to get in the near future. This piece will look at how power suppresses dissent and the negative implications of such suppression in the attainment of the very creeds entrenched in a democracy- the freedom…

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OPINION: Unethical Politics and 2019 – By Dikko Muhammad  

It is now clear that people with the ambitions of occupying the highest office in Abuja have started making moves for the eventual realisation of that dream. Politics is often like soccer. Every player has own unique style of playing. That’s the skill that player got to sell to the clubs. Nigerian politicians also use unique brands to sell their popularity to the voters. A former Governor once said that he will have the Women’s votes because he was handsome and the women in the state would love to have…

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OPINION: Katsina State 30th Anniversary and challenges on Youths of the State – By Gaddafi Umar Mahuta 

I have been following the events happening in Katsina State though not closely with regards to the state’s celebration of 30 years’ anniversary and there have been interesting developments which should be addressed at all levels. I wish to start by congratulating my dear state for a successful existence and one of the most developed states since creation. Despite some political and social challenges, the state’s atmosphere has relatively been peaceful and has an outstanding record of hospitality, successes and an average infrastructural development. It is not a new revelation…

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Katsina@30: What Gov. Udom Emmanuel said about Masari

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has on Friday canvassed for tenure elongation of the present crop of Governors at the helm of affairs in the states of the federation. Gov Emmanuel Udom This was as he said if the country can be blessed with the crop of Governors who are at the helm of affairs and beyond 10 to 15 years, the country will be developed. Emmanuel stated this when he visited Katsina State as part of activities to mark the 30th anniversary of the creation of both states…

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