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Group Accuses APC-AKIDA Members of Plotting Political Crisis

By Francis Sardauna in Katsina A political group, Katsina State Progressive Movement, Thursday accused members of APC-AKIDA, a factional group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of plotting political crisis, saying the scenario if unchecked will truncate the March 9 governorship election in the state. Addressing journalists on Friday, the …

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Katsina voters seek agents’ help to identify parties

Olaide Oyelude Scores of voters in Katsina State on Saturday found it difficult to properly identify political parties of their choice from the list of parties on the ballot papers, which made them sought the assistance of party agents at various polling centres in identifying their political parties before they …

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Bandits kill one, sack 10 villages in Katsina

By Bashir Bello KATSINA – No fewer than ten villages in Batsari local government area of Katsina State were reportedly sacked by armed bandits. File: CHAOS A reliable source in the area, who confirmed the development to our correspondent on Thursday said one person was killed in Ruma Tsohowa area …

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Herdsman arraigned for killing Katsina farmer

Olaide Oyelude, Katsina A 35-year-old herdsman, Ibrahim Ilu, an indigene of Malami village in the Danmusa Local Government Area of Katsina State, is currently facing charges of culpable homicide and unlawful possession of a prohibited firearm. The police arrested Ilu on February 1, 2019, two years after he allegedly shot …

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Masari hails 2019 elections in the state as historic

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State on Saturday in Katsina described the ongoing 2019 General Elections in the state as historic having witnessed a massive turn out of voters and violent free campaigns and electioneering The Governor who made the declaration while receiving the visiting American Ambassador to Nigeria, …

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Buhari arrives in Katsina for Saturday’s elections

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday arrived in Katsina en route Daura, his hometown, to participate in the rescheduled presidential and National Assembly elections holding on Saturday. The presidential aircraft conveying the President, his wife, Aisha, and some of his aides landed at Umar Musa Yar’Adua International Airport, Katsina, about 3.25p.m. …

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2019 Polls And Voters’ Turnout In Katsina

With the last-minute shift of the Presidential and National Assembly elections from the initial February 16 date to Saturday 23, 2019, speculations were rife that many voters may not turn up again. ANDY ASEMOTA, in this piece, recounts a different scenario in Katsina State. As a large chunk of more …

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Almost One Million Votes The Difference As Buhari Thrashes Atiku In Katsina

President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has won the presidential elections in Katsina State. The APC polled 1,232,133 votes against the 308,056 votes of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Out of a total of 1,619,185 votes cast, Katsina had total valid votes of 1,555,473, and 63,712 rejected …

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Masari urges CBN to review guidelines on microfinance institutions

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has called on the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, to see the need to issue peculiar guidelines for the operation of microfinance institutions in the country. Aminu Bello Masari Polls: Gowon lauds Nigerians, INEC Masari made the call during the commissioning of the permanent …

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Katsina man allegedly rapes sister-in-law

Olaide Oyelude, Katsina A 35-year-old man, Abubakar Garba, of Dorayi village in the Musawa Local Government Area of Katsina State, has been accused of raping his sister-in-law. The husband of the victim, Lawal Usman, reported the incident at the Divisional Police Headquarters, Musawa, with opertatives arresting and charging Garba to …

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