Windstorm kills 6, destroys 500 houses in Katsina


The Katsina State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) said on Friday that six persons were killed in Kastina metropolis and environs by a windstorm which occurred in the area. Dr Aminu Waziri, the Executive Secretary of the agency who disclosed this during a media briefing in Katsina, said 500 houses were also damaged by the disaster which occurred Thursday evening. Waziri said that five persons sustained various degrees of injury during the disaster while property worth over N100 million were also destroyed. “The areas affected were Shinkafi, Modoji, Ambassador, Makera, Kampany…

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Katsina govt approves asphalting of Musawa-Dangani-Danali-Mararrabar-Danali road

The Katsina State Executive Council has approved the asphalting of Musawa – Dangani -Danali -Mararrabar Danali Road The state commissioner of works, Housing and Transport, Engineer Tasi’u Dandagoro disclosed this shortly after the 3rd executive council meeting presided over by Governor Aminu Bello Masari at Government House, Katsina. Engineer Tasi’u Dandagoro announced that the road would be provided with shoulders to upgrade it to a standard road. The works and housing commissioner also revealed that a new dam would be constructed at Danja at the cost of over 7.billion naira…

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Katsina govt launches electronic certificate of occupancy

The Katsina State Government via it’s Ministry of Lands and Surveys has today launched the ELECTRONIC CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY According to the Commissioner of Lands and Surveys, Hon Abubakar Sadiq Sada, in his opening remarks, this is to ease the process of acquiring land across the state. He further added that the process is fully online The Katsina State Governor Rt Hon Aminu Bello Masari CFR while delivering his address stressed the need for the State Government to comply with Global best practices and to simplify the ease of acquiring…

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Gov Masari renovates general hospitals across Katsina

Even before his inauguration as governor, Rt. Hon Aminu Bello Masari after his victory at the polls in 2015, inaugurated committees to carry out an assessment of the situation the government met in ground in each sector, particularly, education, health, infrastructure, security and agriculture. On assumption of office, governor Masari hit the ground running by rolling out his restoration agenda, which set out to restore the state back to its glory days. In the health sector, the governor began the rehabilitation, upgrade and expansion of three selected general hospital in…

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N11bn fraud: Court to hear case against Shema, 3 others on April 10

Ibrahim Shema

A Katsina State High Court on Tuesday fixed April 10, 11 and 12, 2018, to hear the motion filed by the EFCC against ex-governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shema and three others on alleged financial impropriety. Other defendants in the case are former Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Sani Makana, and former Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Lawal Rufai as well as ex-ALGON Chairman, Lawal Dankaba. The Katsina State Government and EFCC filed the case before the court accusing Shema and the three others of misappropriating N11 billion state funds.…

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210 rape cases recorded in Katsina in 2017

The Katsina State Police Command says it recorded 210 cases of rape and unnatural acts in the state in 2017. The command’s spokesman, DSP Isa Gambo, said on Tuesday in Katsina that 275 persons allegedly involved in the various rape cases were arrested during the period. He said 207 of the cases were in court, with three still under investigation. Gambo also said that the command had arrested 320 persons suspected to be involved in 204 armed robberies across the state during the period. According to him, the police are…

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