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Katsina State’s governor’s mother-in-law kidnapped

Suspected kidnappers were reported to have abducted Hajiya Hauwa Yusuf, mother-in-law of Katsina State Governor Aminu Bello Masari. Hajiya Hauwa, 80, is mother of Binta Masari, one of the governor’s three wives. Before her kidnap, she was reported to be living at Dandume Crescent in Katsina Layout in the state …

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Eight Days After, Abductors Free 80-Year-Old Mother-In-Law Of Katsina Governor Masari

Eight days after her kidnapping, 80-year-old Hajiya Maistiyari, mother of Binta, the wife of Katsina State Governor Aminu Masari, has been released by her abductors on Thursday.  Hajiya Maistiyari was kidnapped last Friday morning at her residence, No 13, Dandume Crescent, Sabon Gari area of Katsina State. Spokesman for the …

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Abductors free kidnapped Katsina gov’s mother-in-law

Olaide Oyelude, Katsina The Katsina State Police Command on Friday confirmed that 80-year-old Hajiya Maistiyari, the mother-in-law of the state Governor, Aminu Masari, has been released by her abductors The octogenarian was said to have been released on Thursday. It was however not known whether any ransom was paid for …

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APC’s Masari clears 15 LGs in Katsina Gov polls so far

John Ameh Olaide Oyelude, Katsina Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, has won in all 15 local government area election results announced so far by the Independent National Electoral Commission. The governor, who is seeking re-election for another term of four years, is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress. In …

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Just in: Armed bandits abduct renowned Islamic cleric, 5 others in Katsina – Police

A renowned Kano-based Quranic reciter, Sheikh Ahmad Sulaiman and five other persons have been kidnapped in Katsina state. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Katsina state Police Command, SP Gambo Isa, confirmed the abduction to newsmen on Friday in Katsina. READ ALSO: APC removes giant broom at Abuja City Gate …

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Presidential election: INEC materials, officials safe, ready – Katsina CP

John Ameh, Katsina Commissioner of Police, Katsina State Command, Mr Buba Sanusi, said on Friday that adequate security had been provided for Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly polls. Sanusi, in an interview with The PUNCH, stated that policemen and enough equipment had been deployed in all 34 local government areas …

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Katsina Donates N500,000 to Parents of Deceased Corps Member

Aminu Bello Masari Francis Sardauna in Katsina The Katsina State government has donated the sum of N500,000 to the parents of a corps member, Ibrahim Shehu Zango, who died recently in a ghastly motor accident. The corps member, who was said to have travelled to his home town in Niger …

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Nigeria women are penetrating enclaves to reach children and vulnerable populations

“In Northern Nigeria where I work as a nurse and polio vaccinator, only women are allowed to enter houses because most women in this part of the country are in purdah (practice of seclusion)”, says Ramatu Garba of Dala Local Government in Kano State. Not only that, many times, mothers …

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Alleged fraud: Counsel’s absence stalls Shema’s trial

Olaide Oyelude, Katsina The trial of a former governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shema, at the state high court for alleged fraud while in office was on Thursday stalled by the absence of his counsel. The defence counsel, led by a former President of Nigerian Bar Association, Joseph Daudu, were …

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Nigeria: Expose Criminals’ Hideouts, Katsina Emirate Tells Residents

By Francis Sardauna Katsina — As kidnapping and banditry intensified in Katsina State, the state Emirate Council has urged residents of the state to expose criminals’ hideouts and activities with a view to curbing criminal activities in the state. This was even as the council said it has constituted development …

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